5 volunteers turned up for the third of our litter picks scheduled for September 2014.
We met at the King’s Arms and the focus was on the surrounding area.
We tackled the King’s Arms roundabout, and some of the surrounding roads.
One of our volunteers headed off to tidy Prestbury Road.
Another volunteer tackled the roundabout where the A34 meets Alderley Road. There was a massive amount of litter in the public footpath that heads off into the fields, from the traffic lights on the A34, just north of this roundabout. The photos show some before/after shots. Some videos of this litter pick, on our YouTube channel, give a better illustration of our work.
We collected 10 bags of rubbish altogether.
Well done everyone.
Two of our volunteers, Chris and Delia, have been out litter picking this morning on Carnival Fields. They collected 2 large bags of litter, two shopping trolleys and a platform container, all of which has been collected by the Council this lunch time.
Chris and Delia have made this area of Wilmslow their litter picking domain and in the past have filled ten’s of bags of litter on each task. A circus is due to arrive in a few weeks time, so we will shall no doubt need lots of help to clear up the aftermath and get it looking spin and span again.
Well done Chris and Delia and thank you to Streetscene for their prompt collection
7 volunteers turned up for our extra September event in support of the letsdoituk “UK Clean Up Campaign”. Clean up events were staged nationwaide today and it was good to play our part.
We met at Bank Square and spread out in various directions. Areas covered include : Knutsford Road, Alderley Road, Sainsbury’s car park, Parkway, the Railway Station, the Leisure Centre, Grove Street, the Memorial Gardens and Green Lane.
We collected about 12 bags of rubbish – some of which is shown in the photo ready for collection by the council.
We were concerned by the state of station around the bus stop and taxi rank. A suggestion was made to the taxi drivers that they might like to keep it clean – but this idea didn’t go down well. It was pointed out by the taxi drivers that there are no bins – this is something that we need to investigate and campaign for.
The bushes inbetween the Sainsbury’s car park and Parkway (near the back of the library) were in a really bad state. It took 3 volunteers about 30 minutes to clear one of the bushes. It’s clear that most of the litter originated from Sainsbury’s. We need to find out how we can get Sainsbury’s more involved with the work we are doing.
Well done everyone – especially Paul who was a first time volunteer today.
5 volunteers turned up for the second of our litter picks scheduled for September 2014.
We met at the Farmer’s Arms and the focus was on the surrounding area.
The following were amongst the streets that we cleaned up : Chapel Lane, Moor Lane, Bourne Street, Nursery Lane, South Oak Lane, Hawthorn Street, Beddels Lane, Albert Road, Racecourse Road and Victoria Road.
We collected about 7 bags of rubbish – some of which is shown in the photo ready for collection by the council.
Well done everyone.
5 volunteers turned up for the first of our 3 litter picks scheduled for September 2014. We were also grateful for some assistance from a member of “Friends Of Lacey Green Park“.
The focus was on Lacey Green.
We managed a sizable haul of about 12 bags of rubbish – some of which is shown in the photo ready for collection by the council (who have been notified).
In addition to the Lacey Green event, some of our other volunteers worked along Altrincham Road from the scout hut on Carnival Field down to the Boddington Arms, across Lindow Common and back. They managed to collect 5 heavy sacks of rubbish.
Another volunteer collected a sack on Knutsford Road – only to find fresh drinks cans and wrappers already littering the area later on in the day.
Thanks for a good effort today everyone.