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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!




Summary Of Spring Clean 2016

Our annual Spring Clean was organised slightly earlier than usual so that we could align some of the litter picks with the national “Clean For The Queen” campaign.

Sunday 28th Feb

Rubbish On Private Land Old Post OfficeOn Sunday 28th of February, 2 of our volunteers collected 5 bags of rubbish from the passageway near the old Post Office.  There is a lot more rubbish in the area but it is on private land and so outside of our jurisdiction.



Monday 29th Feb

Spring Clean 2016 29th Feb Lindow Common 214 volunteers met at Lindow Common On Monday 29th Feb. The focus was on Altrincham Road from Lindow Common to Waters. We collected about 20 bags of rubbish along with various bits of metal.

We were delighted that 6 of the volunteers were new – and we would be pleased to welcome them back at future litter picks.

We would like to thank the Yorkshire Building Society, and Gary in particular, for their support on this litter pick.

We would also like to thank the Co-op at the Texaco Petrol station for providing hot drinks to our volunteers.

Wednesday 2nd March

Spring Clean 2016 2nd March Bank SquareDespite the cold, windy weather (rain + hail & snow) eight hardy individuals met at Bank Square on Wednesday 2nd March. We focussed on the surrounding area and the Leisure Centre.  22 bags were collected altogether and left in Bank Square and at the Leisure Centre for the council to collect.

It was good to see 2 new volunteers.

Spring Clean 2016 Leisure Centre 2nd MarchWe would like to thank the Yorkshire Building Society, and Jane in particular, for their support on this litter pick.

Many thanks to Delta Watch from the Wilmslow Fire Brigade who also came along to support us.   See the wilmslow.co.uk article about firefighters helping clean for the queen or Wilmslow Guardian Firefighters Article articles for more details.

We would also like to thank the Slug and Lettuce on Water Lane for offering to provide hot drinks to our volunteers.

Spring Clean 2016 2nd March Lindow Explorers Spring Street Car ParkOn Wednesday evening a large group of voluneers from Lindow Explorers collected several several bags of rubbish in the Spring Street Car Park and the surrounding area.  A fantastic effort – well done.



Friday 4th March

Heavy snow caused the cancellation of our planned litter pick in Lacey Green on Friday 4th March.

Saturday 5th March

Despite the weather, our litter pick on Saturday 5th March went ahead. 8 intrepid volunteers turned out along with another welcome appearance from the firefighters.

Thanks to Dean Row Community Centre, and Derek in particular, for allowing us to use their facilities for our make hot drinks and biscuits.  We collected 20 bags plus a bicycle wheel and part of a sweeping brush.

We are going to be talking to the Riversie Group to find out if we can get any more support for the Colshaw Farm estate (e.g. local resident’s groups) because the amount of rubbish is quite daunting.

Sunday 6th March

The final litter pick was on Sunday 6th March.  7 volunteers turned out on a nice sunny afternoon and collected 12 bags of rubbish.  We covered the Sainsbury’s / Hoopers car parks, the raised flower beds near BP, the shop fronts on Alderley Road and Gorsey Road.

Thanks to Costa Coffee for offering to provide drinks to our volunteers.  We didn’t take up the offer this time as it was Mother’s Day.


Spring Clean 2016 29th Feb Lindow CommonThe weather tried its best to disrupt us – but it was still a very successful week.  We collected about 85 bags of rubbish during the Spring Clean week.  As well as the regular volunteer base we also had help and support from some newbies,  some local comminity groups and some local businesses (either helping pick litter or profiding refreshments).  We also did our bit for the national “Clean For The Queen” campaign.  Well done everyone and thanks for your hard work.

Wilmslow Spring Clean Week 2014 Launch Info

We will be working with Wilmslow Town Council on the annual “Spring Clean Wilmslow” event.   Two of our litter picking events are scheduled during this week – see the Events page for more details.  Flyers will be distributed to homes in the run up to this event.   There is more information about the event on the Wilmslow Town Council website :



Some other organisations including the Fire Brigade and some local scout and guide groups are planning to do their own litter picks during Spring Clean Week.  It’s great that the local community is pulling together.