We were delighted to receive a cheque for £540 from Waitrose as part of their “Community Matters” programme. We would like to thank everyone who used their tokens to vote for us. The money is very welcome as our funds were getting a bit low. Equally important is the recognition that we are a valued group within the town and the extra exposure to the work that we are doing to improve Wilmslow.
5 volunteers met at The Kings Arms on Wednesday 7th October. We collected 6 bags in the surrounding roads – e.g. Bedells lane, Chapel Lane, Albert Road, Victoria Roads and Alderley Road. The picture shows some fly tipping in the wooded area by Sainsbury’s car park – this has been reported to the council.
A much nicer day on Saturday 10th saw 9 volunteers meet at the Boddington Arms. Some of us headed of down Altrincham road to Waters and just beyond whilst others tackled Racecourse Road, Lindow Common, the areas around Kings Road and Broad Walk, Altrincham Road up to Little Lindow and some of the surrounding side streets. 3 bags were collected by the council during the morning. We left 10 more bags at the Boddington Arms. A few more bags were left at other locations around the town – the council were informed and they will collect them. So – we probably collected about 14 bags altogether.
We are experimenting with a new strategy of sifting through the bags at the end of the day and removeing all the recyclable items.