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Litter Picking Summary 4th + 7th July 2018

Wilmslow Clean Team Bank Square 4th July 20187 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 4th July. It was a clear, dry and hot day without a cloud in the sky and some might say perfect conditions for a litter pick.

We focused on the town centre from Chapel Lane to Station Road including Sainbury’s car park, the Leisure Centre, Church Street, Swan Street, Mill Street, Manchester Road, Albert Road, Water Lane, Hawthorne Lane and part of Alderley Road.

A section of domestic metal railing was found dumped in the undergrowth surrounding Bank Square. It must have been removed with considerable force from wherever it was anchored.

We collected a total of 8 bags of litter.

Wilmslow Clean Team Lacey Green 7th August 20188 volunteers met at Lacey Green Park on Saturday 7th July. It was another very hot morning .  We covered a lot of the surrounding area and collected a further 8 bags.

 

 

So – 16 bags altogether in the July picks along with some recyclables.

 

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 5th->8th October 2016

7 volunteers met at the King’s Arms on Wednesday 5th October. We covered the full length of Alderley Road (from the A34 roundabout to the Leisure Centre), the ‘town’ end of Knutsford Road, Chapel Lane, Victoria Road, Albert Road, Holly Road South, Bedells Lane, Hawthorn Road and part of Altrincham Road by Little Lindow. We collected 13 bags of litter and an old tyre. A further bag of cans were recycled. We were very pleased to have a new volunteer with us.

Wilmslow Clean Team Litter Pick Lindow Common October 20167 volunteers met at Lindow Common on Saturday 8th October.  We covered Lindow Common, Racecourse Road, Altrincham Road (down as far as Waters) parts of Mobberley Road etc.  We collected 10 bags of litter and a wheel hub.  We took home 3 smaller bags of cans and bottles for re-cycling.  We also reported 2 tyres that have been fly tipped near Lindow Common to the council.

 

Some of our volunteers have also been out and about on their own.  Viv collected 3 bags around Gorsey Road, Broadwalk etc.  Ann collected 2 bags in Stoney Lane, South Oak playground, South Oak Lane and Nursery Lane.

So, we have collected at least 28 bags of litter and some recyclables.

We are now planning the November litter picks.  New volunteers are very welcome. We are delighted that “Q Hotels” are planning to send 4 of their team to help out in November.

 

Litter Picking Summary 7th->10th September 2016

wilmslow clean team litter pick leisure centre 10-SEP-165 Clean Team members met in Summerfields carpark on Wednesday 7th September. We were joined by 6 staff from the Riverside Housing Your Place project.  We focussed on the area around Summerfields, Colshaw Drive etc.

In total we collected a massive haul of 24 bags of litter plus various items such as part of a kitchen worksurface, a curtain rail, a bicycle wheel, a hubcap.

8 volunteers met at the Leisure Centre on Saturday 10th September.  We focussed on the Leisure Centre – including the pond area which is currently being rejuvenated to attract wildlife. We also tackled parts of the town centre including Sainsbury’s car park, Broadway, Parkway, Alderley Road, Knutsford Road etc.

We collected 15 bags of rubbish altogether and some recyclables.  We also discovered some kitchen units that had been fly-tipped in the trees separating the two parts of Sainsbury’s car park – we have informed the council.

So – an impressive 39 bags of rubbish altogether this month (plus the recyclables)

Thanks everyone.