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Litter Picking Summary 1st->4th February 2017

Our volunteers met at The Parish Hall on Wednesday 1st February. We focussed on the Carrs and the surrounding roads including Cliff Road, parts of Styal Road, parts of Lacey Green, River Street, Church Street and Hawthorne Lane.

In addition, one of our volunteers, Chris, headed over to the Prestbury Link Road.

We collected 17 bags altogether.

Many thanks to Helen for standing in and leading the pick.

7 volunteers met at the Honey Bee on Saturday 4th February.  We covered Altrincham Road between the Jim Evison playing fields and the Airport tunnels, the road from The Honey Bee to Morley Green, Eccups Lane, the first part of Burleyhurst Lane, the old road in front of Airport Inn and the connecting road (old Styal Road) back to the A538 roundabout.

The Honey Bee have very kindly offered to provide us with a free coffee when we base future litter picks there – much appreciated.

13 more bags were collected making a total of 30 altogether over the 2 scheduled February picks.

Thanks to everyone who helped out.


Litter Picking Summary 3rd->6th August 2016

Wilmslow Clean Team Honey Bee August 201610 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 3rd August.  We focussed on Altrincham Road from the Jim Evison playing fields to the airport tunnels, the whole length of Morley Green Road, the green at Morley Green and the old road near the Britannia Airport Inn.  We collected 13 bags of litter along with some polystyrene, a lorry mud flap and 2 lengths of industrial plastic.

Our environmental efforts continue to impove as a whole bag of plastic bottles and cans was taken home for recycling.

8 volunteers met at The Parish Hall on Saturday 6th August.  We focussed on the Carrs and surrounding roads (e.g. Styal Road, Cliff Road).

Wilmslow Clean Team St Olafs Chapel August 2016A member of the public had contacted us about the litter probelm at St Olaf’s Chapel.  3 of our volunteers (Ade, Sally and Chris) headed to the chapel which is a ruin in the woods above the Carrs. We cleaned the litter along the path and around the ruin itself.  There was some litter – but not as much as we were expecting.  It was interesting to discover the old ruin though.

We collected 13 bags of litter and also took home some cans and bottles for recycling.

A health total of 26 bags of litter and some recylcables – well done everybody!

Litter Picking Summary – 1st -> 4th April 2015

6 volunteers met at the Parish Hall on Weds 1st April.  We spread out in all directions and collected 10 bags of rubbish.  The locations that we tidied up included the steps from the Parish Hall up to Bollin Hill, the Carrs play area, Cliff Road, Styal Road, Manchester Road, Swan Street, Hawthorn Lane, the Memorial Gardens, Mill Street, the road from the King William down to Polar Ford, and the Leisure Centre.

We collected a lot of broken glass in the skateboard area in The Carrs. We also found over 50 laughing gas canisters near the river near to Polar Ford.  The hedgerow between the entrance to the Broadway car park (near the Leisure Centre) and Broadway itself was filthy.

wilmslow clean team prestbury road april 20156 volunteers met at The Kings Arms on Sat 4th April.  Again we spread out in various directions and collected 11 bags of rubbish. 2 volunteers drove off to Prestbury Road. This stretch of road is always full of litter and we collected 4 bags there.  Other areas covered included Alderley Road (although the discarded duvet near Royal London was a bit too big for us to deal with), the roundabout where Alderley Road meets the A34 bypass and the Spring Street Car Park.

We also ventured into Alderley Edge a bit and tidied up Brook Lane (including the path to the Alderley ByPass) and the public footpatch heading into the fields from the roundabout where Wilmslow Road meets the A34 bypass.

So 21 bags of litter altogether.

Well done everyone.


Litter Picking Events Summary – 1st->4th October 2014

We are supporting Keep Britain Tidy in a month long, nationwide clean up exercise called “The Big Tidy Up”.

Litter in The Carrs Wilmslow October 2014On Wednesday 1st October, 3 of our volunteers turned out to tidy up the town centre.  They met in Bank square and focussed on the surrounding area.  About 4 bags of litter were collected in the nearby streets. We also did some sweeping to improve the appearance of Bank Square itself.  Another volunteer went out in the evening and collected 3 bags of litter within a 20m distance of the Carrs car park. The photo shows some of this litter before it was collected and bagged up.

Another of our volunteers collected 2 bags of litter on Friday 3rd October on Prestbury Road.

Wilmslow Clean Team volunteers in Pinewood Road on 4th October 2014On Saturday 4th October 5 of our volunteers braved some shocking weather and headed to Pinewood Road.  The streets in the area were generally very clean.  We ended up focussing mainly on Brown’s Lane and on a public footpath off Pinewood Road.  We collected quite a haul of litter considering we called it a day after an hour. The photo shows the rubbish ready for collection by the council.  We collected 8 bags of rubbish and some bigger items. There were lots of drinks bottles (e.g vodka),  dozens of discarded dog poo bags (some of which proudly hung by their irrisponsible owners on tree branches), the usual crisps, cigarette and fizzy drink bottles, car tyres, a garden umbrella, a garden planter, part of a child’s slide etc.

So – a good start to the “Big Tidy Up” month with 17 bags of rubbish collected so far.