Category Archives: Litter Picking Events

Litter Picking Summary 6th December 2017

Wilmslow Clean Team Chapel Lane Litter Pick 6th Dec 2017Eight volunteers met at the Farmers Arms on Wednesday 6th December.  The areas covered included Chapel Lane, the area around Bedells Lane from Albert Rd to the Kings Arms roundabout, Lindfield Estate North and South, Oak Lane, South Oak Lane (including the children’s play area), Buckingham Road, Gravel Lane, and the Farmers Arms car park.


A total of 11 bags of litter were collected.

It was good to meet up with Julie Dawn Potts from the Chapel Lane Business Group – thanks for taking an interest in our activities.

Wilmslow Clean Team Free Gloves From GlobusWe were also sporting some of the 50 new pairs of gloves that were kindly donated by Globus. They are a company based in Trafford Park, but their director Mike lives locally and wanted to support us. We really appreciate this support.



The snow and icy conditions meant that we had to cancel the planned Summerfields litter pick on Saturday 9th December.


Litter Picking Summary 1st + 4th November 2017

Wilmslow Clean Team Altrincham Road November 20174 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 1st November. We covered most of the roads in and around the town centre including  Church Street, Water Lane, Kennerleys Lane, Hawthorn Lane, Chapel Lane, the Leisure Centre and Sainsbury’s car park. We collected 9 bags and some recyclables. We spoke to an employee of The Emerson Group who keeps their properties litter-free. He told us that ‘Halloween vandals’ (presumably), had thrown eggs at the company’s retail office at the foot of Grove Street and had dug up and thrown around all of the plants in the planter outside the Emerson ‘shop’. We noticed a few plants had also been taken out of the large planter on Bank Square.

On Saturday 4th November 7 volunteers met at the Honey Bee. We collected 15 bags of litter plus various car parts. We also took several carrier bags home for recycling in the domestic grey bins. We covered Altrincham Road from Davehall to Waters and from Nansmoss Lane down to the airport tunnels.  We picked up a lot of rubbish in the usual hotspot in the lanes around the Britannia Hotel.

So – 24 bags altogether in November. Well done everyone.

Litter Picking Summary 4th + 7th October 2017

Vicikie Picture Lindow Common7 volunteers met at The King’s Arms on Wednesday 4th October.  We collected 12 bags on Alderley Road and the surrounding area. Thanks to Helen for standing in as a leader on this event.




Wilmslow Clean Team Lindow Common October 2017

Despite the rainy conditions we had a very good turn out of 11 volunteers on Saturday 7th. We met at Lindow Common and focussed on the Common and surrounding roads – e.g. Altrincham Road,  Some of our volunteers headed into Wilmslow and tidied up Little Lindow and the surrounding roads including, Hawthorn Street The Lindfield Estate and Chapel Lane.  We collected 16 bags and 2 hub caps.


So 28 bags altogether in October – well done everyone

Finally we would like to thank the Boddington Arms for providing some of our volunteers with a free coffee – an unexpected and welcome surprise.




Litter Picking Summary 6th + 9th September 2017

We hit some really horrible weather for this month’s litter picks – but still managed a reasonable haul of litter.

3 volunteers met at Wilmslow Leisure Centre on Wednesday 6th September and we collected 6 bags in the surrounding area.

7 volunteers met at Summerfields on Saturday 9th – a very good turnout considering the heavy rainfall. We focussed on the surrounding area including Colshaw Drive and the path down to the bypass. We collected 10 bags altogether.

So – 16 bags in total.

Let’s hope for some kinder weather in October.

Litter Picking Summary 1st->5th August 2017

Wilmslow Fire Brigade have started are running a new initiative to talk to shop keepers (and landlords) in Wilmlow to discuss a recent increase in arson and anti social fire incidents. They asked for the Clean Team to become involved too.

One area that is particularly bad is Grove Way. Much of the problem lies with private property at the back of premises. We have reported this to Ansa as well as it needs a proper clean up to stop it becoming an even greater fire risk. The Clean Team collected 2 bags around this area on Tuesday 1st August.

18 bags and 3 hubcaps were collected by 10 of our volunteers on Wedesday 2nd August. We covered whole of Altrincham Road between the Waters Roundabout and the mouths of the Airport tunnel, also part of Morley Green Road, and the roads behind the Airport Inn. Many thanks to Gary and Jane from The Yorkshire Building Society – we are grateful for their continuing support.

Wilmlsow Clean Team Parish Hall August 201710 volunteers met at The Parish Hall on Saturday 5th August.  2 of the volunteers drove over to cover Prestbury Road (between Leaside Way and Hough Lane) and Hough Lane (between Prestbury Road and Macclesfied Road). The other 8 covered the area around The Parish Hall including Kings Rd, The Carrs, Broadway, the Railway Station, the Leisure Centre and Cliff Road. A total of 15 bags of litter and 2 hub caps were collected.



So – at least 35 bags of litter (and 5 hub caps !) have been collected so far this month. Well done everyone!




Litter Picking Summary 5th->17th June 2017

Only time for a brief summary this month …

7 volunteers met at The Leisure Centre On Wednesday 5th July. We collected 12 bags altogether in and around The Leisure Centre, the station forecourt, Hooper’s car park, the area around the library and Chapel Lane.

3 volunteers turned out on Saturday 8th July. We met in Lacey Green and collected 7 bags altogether.

On 10th July some of our volunteers collected 7 bags in the Carnival Field.  This was an organised clean up after The Wilmslow Show.

On Monday 17th July we had an extra litter pick to help prepare the town for the annual “Britain In Bloom” judging. 6 volunteers turned up and 11 bags were collected. We covered Sainsbury`s car park and the surrounding bushes, the Leisure Centre pond area and the walk between the two, Grove street, Bank square, some of Alderley road, Chapel lane, Albert road. Over the previous weekend some of our volunteers did solo picks  on Lindow Common and around Fulshaw.

So – at least 37 bags collected in July.  Well done everyone.

Litter Picking Summary 7th->10th June 2017

wilmslow clean team summerfields june 2017On Wednesday 7th June we met at Summerfields.  There were 8 Clean Team volunteers and 3 employees from Riverside.

The areas covered include the walkway and cycle path from the roundabout at Summerfields to the roundabout at the Polar Ford garage, the Summerfields slip road down to the A34 by-pass roundabout, Dean Row Road from Summerfields to Manchester Road, plus sections of Colshaw Drive and Pinewood Road.  We also covered Fulshaw South Rd to the roundabout at the Alderley Edge end of the dual carriageway.

A total of 22 bags of litter were collected.

On Saturday 10th June, we met at The Farmer’s Arms and spread out covering the Chapel Lane, Altrincham Road and Knutsford Road areas. Despite the miserable weather we had a total of 7 volunteers who collected 7 bags of litter

So – a good haul of 29 bags altogether,  Thanks to everyone who attended the picks.


Litter Picking Summary 3rd->6th May 2017

6 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 3rd May. We covered Altrincham Road from Waters down to the airport tunnels, the area around The Airport Hotel and the closed off road nearby. We collected 9 bags, a bucket, 3 full tins of paint and a dead squirrel !   The fly tipped material on the land belonging to Manchester Airport is still there despite us reporting it to them some months ago. Thanks to Leanne from Holiday Inn Express for her ongoing support. Many thanks to John and James at The Honey Bee for the free coffee afterwards.

Another volunteer, Viv, went out on her own and collected 2 bags from Priory Road, Gorsey Road, outside Gorsey Bank School, Broad Walk, Hawthorn and Alton Road.

Wilmslow Clean Team May 2017 SainburysA fantastic turn out on Saturday 6th May.  12 volunteers met at The Leisure Centre. We spread out in all directions and covered most of the town centre including Alderley Road, Grove Street, Manchester Road, Sainsbury’s Car Park, Parkway, the area around the railway station, Macclesfield Road (up to Daveylands) and part of Daveylands. We collected at least 17 bags plus a few recyclables. We left 6 bags in Sainsbury’s car park for the council to collect – along with 2 fly tipped shower doors, a suitcase, some metal spikes and a sewing machine.  The other bags were left at the Leisure Centre and in Bank Square.

Tesco Express Wilmslow Mess This photo shows how bad the stairwell area is at Tesco Express. Let’s hope they clean this up soon.




Thanks to everyone who helped with the May litter picks. We collected 28 bags altogether in May along with other bits and pieces.

Litter Picking Summary 5th->8th April 2017

Hot on the heals of the Spring Clean Week came our 2 scheduled April litter picks.

11 members met at Lindow Common. We collected 23 bags of litter (plus 2 bags for recycling), a carpet (dumped by the lake!), a handbag, a sweater, a car battery, a car floor mat, a car hub cap, various cardboard boxes, and an AA road sign. We covered The Common itself, Racecourse Road (including the unadopted section behind the Premier Inn), the grounds of the Premier Inn & Harvester/Boddington Arms and the woodland behind, and both sides of Altrincham Road between the ‘town end’ junction of Racecourse Road and the Jim Evison playing fields (including the first sections of Mobberley Road and Kings Road). We also covered the section of Altrincham Road between the junction of Nansmoss Lane and the junction of Morley Green Road (opposite The Honey Bee). We reported to National Grid that the doors on their Gas ‘sub-station’, on the land belonging to Harvester/Premier Inn, were broken and swung wide open, and they promised to send an inspector within 4 hours to investigate. We also reported a forgotten ‘For Sale’ board, lying on its side in the bushes, to its owners, Bridgfords, who said they would recover it.

Many thanks to Lauren, the Duty Manager at Harvester, who kindly offered us all a free coffee – 6 of us took up the offer.

One of our volunteers, Viv, had also been out litter picking individually the previous Monday and collected a bag in Priory Rd, Gorsey Rd and Altrincham Road outside Gorsey Bank School.

By the time Saturday arrived, a lot of the team were “littered out” after an intensive 2 week period of organised litter picks. We still had 4 volunteers out and about though. We met at The King’s Arms and covered Knutsford Road (as far down as Davenport Green), Alderley Road (down to the A34 roundabout), Fulshaw Park Road South, the footpath leading to and including Greenway, Parkway up to the Sainsbury car park cut through, Sainsbury’s car park down to the Coach & Four, Bedell’s Lane, Hawthorne Street as a far as the Police Station, Chapel Lane, Lindfield Estate South, Albert Road and Victoria Road.  These areas were reasonably clean and it seems that much of the ingrained & deep seated litter has been removed. 6 more bags of litter were collected altogether.

Many thanks to The Coach & Four for offering us tea and coffee.

So – 30 more bags of litter and some recyclables altogether in the April picks.

Hope to see everyone in May.

Litter Picking Summary 1st->4th March 2017

wilmslow clean team summerfields colshaw litter pick march 2017On Wednesday 1st March, 14 Clean Team volunteers met up at Summerfields for the first of our 2 scheduled March litter picks. We also invited “Riverside/Your Place” who kindly sent along a team of 3 to join us.

The riverside team came in two trucks and concentrated on the Colshaw Farm estate.  The Clean Team ventured far and wide – eastwards along Dean Row Road as far as the roundabout with Handforth Road, all around the Summerfields housing estate, down the slip road to the A34 bypass, down the footpath towards Wilmslow town centre, along Manchester Road, between Blue Bell crossroads and Styal Road junction, and along Stanneylands Road as far as the hotel.

A massive haul of 59 bags which we could not have acheived without the help of Riverside.

wilmslow clean team town centre litter pick march 201711 volunteers met at the Leisure Centre, on a bright and sunny morning, on Saturday 4th March, as part of our support for the Keep Britain Tidy’s  “The Great British Spring Clean”.

We covered the town centre including the Leisure Centre area, the path from the station to the High School, Water Lane, part of Altrincham Road, Alderley Road (and some of the side streets), Macclesfield Road, Sainsbury’s car park, the gardens behind Hoopers, and Broadway,

We collected 20 bags altogether.

As always, it was lovely to welcome some new faces to our litter picks.

An impressive total of 79 bags collected over the 2 scheduled March picks.

We will carry on the good work in the annual Wilmslow Spring Clean which runs from 27th March -> 2nd April