Monthly Archives: July 2014

Litter Picking Event Summary – 9th July 2014

We got together for an extra litter pick today.  This was to clean the town in preparatation for the judging of the Britain In Bloom 2014 competition (the judges are in Wilmslow on 10th July).

Only 5 volunteers were available but we did a good job and covered a large area – most of the focus was on the route that the judges will take.

The areas covered were :

We met at the Boddington Arms and then concentrated on the route that the judges will be taking. So – the focus was on the following areas :

  • Lindow Common + Car Park
  • Racecourse Road
  • Altrincham Road
  • Water Lane
  • Hawthorn Street
  • Bedells Lane
  • Alderley Road
  • Sainsbury’s Car Park
  • Grove Street
  • Church Street
  • Manchester Road
  • Memorial Gardens
  • The Carrs
  • Leisure Centre
  • Station

We collected about 7 bags of rubbish.

It looked as though the town had undergone more cleaning work than we have come to expect because the town centre seemed cleaner than normal.  This could well be down to some of the recent scheduled litter picking events by the Clean Team though.

We did spot a council road sweeping vehicle cleaning the gutters in Racecourse Road this morning.  This activity has become almost non existent in Wilmslow.  It makes a massive difference in terms of the appearance of the roads and in the prevention of problems with the storm drains.  It is a shame that it takes an annual competition for a limited amount of this activity to be performed in our town.

Thanks and well done to all today’s volunteers.   Hope to see you all in the Coach & Four later tonight for our social night.

Litter Picking Event Summary – 5th July 2014

6 volunteers met at the Coach & four and spread out in different directions.  We focussed on Alderley Road, Bedells Lane, part of Chapel Lane, Albert Road, Hawthorn Street, Water Lane, Altrincham Road, Holly Road, Greenway, Broadway, Parkway and the roundabout on the A34 near the footbridge.

We collected about 10 bags of rubbish altogether.

The general feeling is that we are making an impact.

Well done everyone !

Litter Picking Event Summary – 2nd July 2014

Another good litter pick on a beautiful sunny morning.

8 volunteers met at the Parish Hall. We tidied up the car park, the play area, the skateboard park, The Carrs, Twinnies Bridge, Styal Road and Croft Road.  One volunteer wandered into town and tidied up the walkway between Sainsbury’s and Parkway.

We collected about 7 bags of rubbish altogether.

Well done everyone!

7th Wilmslow Guides Litter Picking Event Summary – 1st July 2014

The CleanTeam assisted the 7th Wilmslow Guides with a litter picking event organised by their leader Angela Ross.

We provided the equipment plus a couple of volunteers.  Around 12 guides and several leaders did most of the litter picking.

The guides focussed on Lindow Common whilst the CleanTeam volunteers focussed on the surrounding area (Racecourse Road, Altrincham Road etc).

We were impressed by the enthusiasm of the guides.  7 bags of rubbish were collected and bagged.

Thanks to Angela and the guides for a tremendous effort.   Hopefully we can arrange some similar events together in the future.