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Litter Picking Event Summary – Thursday 16th October 2014

Wilmslow Clean Team Leisure Centre Pick 16 Oct 2014A good turn out on a lovely autumn day in support of the Keep Britain Tidy  “The Big Tidy Up” Campaign that is being held nationwide throughout October.

7 volunteers met at the Leisure Centre.  Most of our efforts were in the Leisure Centre grounds.  Some of the hedgerows were particularly bad although this may be because we haven’t tackled them before and were dealing with a build up of litter over a long period.  We also did some work on Station Road.

Some of the volunteers collected litter on their walk to and from the Leisure Centre.  This included Water Lane, Altrincham Road, Bourne Street and Alderley Road.

We even managed to get together for a mid morning break and enjoyed a coffee outside the Pickle Jar cafe (part of Wilmslow Leisure Centre). The problems we are up against as a team were typified by the behaviour of one of the employees from the Leisure Centre.  She came out of the cafe for a smoke and then threw her cigarette end on the floor just outside the cafe door – right in front of 6 gob-smacked litter pickers!

We collected about 12 bags of rubbish altogether.

Well done everyone!


Litter Picking Event Summary – 6th August 2014

Wilmslow Rubbish Collected On 6th August 20146 volunteers turned up for the first of our 3 litter picks scheduled for August 2014.

The focus was on Grove Street, Grove Avenue, St Anne’s Parade, Parsonage Green, Alderley Road, Albert Road and Chapel Lane.

A large number of cigarette ends were patiently picked up along Grove Street which seem to be left behind by the official street cleaning machinery.

We have noticed a lot of weeds along pavement edges and around public benches and planters.
Talks about this weed problem are in progress with the Town Council.

About 7 bags of rubbish were collected altogether.

Well done everyone !