Category Archives: Britain In Bloom

Litter Picking Summary 1st + 4th August 2018

Before summarising our August picks, it is worth mentioning a couple of extra litter picks that we did in July :

1) 5 volunteers helped clean up after the Wilmslow show on Monday 9th July. We collected 5 bags altogether.

2) Several volunteers performed a litter pick on the evening of Monday 23rd July in preparation for the annual “Britain In Bloom” judging the next morning.  This is an event which we have been involved with for the past few years. We collected 15 bags altogether.

9 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 1st August for the first of our 2 scheduled monthly picks. We cleaned from the junction with Nansmoss Road to the tunnel mouths. We also covered the pieces of old road behind the Airport Inn, and the unnamed road leading off Altrincham Road towards the barrier for Manchester Airport Fire Station. The verges here were particularly bad – it is known that truck drivers pull in here to have a break. We also did part of Altrincham Road by the Jim Edison playing fields.  We checked Nansmoss Road, Mobberley Road, and Morley Green Road which were all clean – thanks to the ongoing efforts of one of our volunteers (Liz). We collected 14 bags plus pieces of cardboard. Many thanks to The Honey Bee for allowing us to use the car park.

8 volunteers met at the Parish Hall on Saturday 4th August. We covered the Carrs, The Memorial Gardens and the surrounding area – spreading out as far as Grove Street and Water Lane. One volunteer headed off by car to cover Prestbury Road. We collected 11 bags altogether along with some recyclables.

So – 25 bags in our 2 scheduled August picks, 20 more in our 2 “one off” picks in July plus lots more by our volunteers who go out on their own in-between the scheduled picks

Thanks and well done everyone.


Britain In Bloom Judging

The Britain In Bloom judges were in Wilmslow on Friday 29th July 2016.  Wilmslow is aiming for a 3rd gold award in a row.

The Clean Team volunteers help to tidy up the town in the run up to the judging.  This year we organised 2 litter picks on Thursday 28th July.

On Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th July, 3 of our volunteers collected litter in and around Lindow Common.

At 10:00 on Thursday, 9 volunteers met at the Farmer’s Arms. We spread out in all directions covering a large area.  The roads covered include Buckingham Road, Oak Lane, South Oak Lane, the Children’s playground off South Oak Lane, Gravel Lane, Newlands Drive, New Street, Moor Lane and the surrounding side streets, Chapel Lane, Hawthorn Street, Little Lindow including the children’s play area, Altrincham Road, Bedells Lane, Racecourse Road, and Alderley Road.

At 18:30, 8 volunteers met at Sainsbury’s car park. We covered the town centre including Alderley Road, Water Lane, Grove Street, Manchester Road, the Memorial Gardens and the Leisure Centre.

Some of our volunteers were also out and about on ad-hoc litter picks of their own in the run up to the judging – e.g. around Fulshaw Park and Alderley Road.

We collected around 21 bags of litter altogether plus some recyclables.

Well done everyone – fingers crossed for the results in October.

See this article for more details.