Category Archives: Newsletter

News Update : 01-JUN-24

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks (which formed part of our “Spring Clean” 2024 week) :

There was a small turn out on Wednesday 1st May despite the nice weather.  We met at The Parish Hall and collected 4 bags.

Once again there was only a small turn out on Saturday 4th May.  We met at The Honey Bee and collected 6 bags.

b) Held an extra “Spring Clean” pick.  We met in Sainsbury’s car park on Monday 29th April.  We collected at least 15 bags.  We then went to the Coach and Four for some drinks and a chat.

c) Continued with our solo picks.

d) Reported some fly tipping (at the rear of Broadway Meadow car park) to Cheshire East

e) Continued support for a local student, Joe, who is doing a fantastic job as part of the volunteering section of his Duke of Edinburgh award.

f) Stuart attended the annual town meeting and represented the clean team – presenting information about our activities.

g) Received notification about the “Wilmslow In Bloom” judging day – which will be on 02-JUL-24.  We normally try to clean up the town and the judging route in advance.  We will send out a request for help nearer the time.

h) Received some poster designs from Wilmslow High School pupils.  We will be reviewing these and potentially using them in some signage around the town.

i) Received information from Terry Burgess at CETRA (Colshaw Estate Tenants and Residents Association).  They have re-arranged their big clean up weekend in early June.  We have a schedule pick in the Summerfields area on Wednesday 05-JUN-24 but Terry has asked if we could also help out on Sunday 09-JUN-24 – even if it is just for an hour or so.

j) Had confirmation from our web hosting company that the website will be migrated sometime before 05-JUN-24.  There may be some disruption as part of this exercise – and it is possible that we may struggle to send/receive emails whilst any issues are resolved.  Fingers crossed that the website carries on working !

News Update : 28-APR-24

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

We met at Lacey Green on Wednesday 3rd April and collected 6 bags.

10 volunteers met at Bank Square on Saturday 6th April. We covered the town centre, the station, the Leisure Centre, the car park behind BP, the Bollin Link and the Carrs playground. We collected at least 12 bags and some recyclables.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Continued support for a local student, Joe, who is doing a fantastic job as part of the volunteering section of his Duke of Edinburgh award.

d) Reviewed the information from the company that hosts our website. The website will be migrated at some point. We initially thought this was going to be on Thursday 11th April but that was the date that they are starting the migration work – so it could be any time over the coming months.  There may be some disruption as part of this exercise.

e) Started to plan the next committee meeting.

f) Started to consider applying for the Tesco blue token scheme again.

 

News Update : 29-MAR-24

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

A nice morning saw 12 volunteers meet up on Wednesday 6th March at The Farmer’s Arms.  We were pleased to welcome 2 new volunteers. We collected at least 10 bags.

4 volunteers met at Summerfields on Saturday 9th March. We collected 6 bags of rubbish and 2 bags of recyclables.  It was noted that Colshaw Drive seemed surprisingly clean compared to previous events. We reported some fly tipped rubbish and some CEC highways equipment.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Received a further update from the chairman of Colshaw Estate Tenants and Residents Association (CETRA) to say that they are postponing their big clean up exercise of the valley area on Colshaw Farm estate.  This was originally going to be on Saturday 13th April and Sunday 14th April but will now be later in the year.

d) Provided guidance and equipment to a pupil who is litter picking for the volunteering section of their Duke of Edinburgh award.

e) Renewed our website hosting and domain registration.

f) Liaised with the fire station regarding the impact on our equipment bunker during works.

g) Heard from ANSA regarding the date for the clean-up of the A34 bypass.  This is now scheduled for the week commencing April 15th.

h) Started to discuss the possibility of taking up a free stall at the Wilmslow Show.

i) Responded to Alderley Edge In Bloom. They are doing a big clean of Melrose Way on Sunday 21st April at 11:00.   They would welcome some help from Wilmslow Clean Team.  If you can help, then they are meeting at Chelford Road bridge.

j) Thanks to Elaine who has contacted Deputy head teacher Mr Mark Vincent at Wilmslow High School regarding a poster campaign to help our group and promote less littering   He has passed the request onto the art department apparently and hopefully something will be forthcoming soon.

i) Heard from the company that hosts our website that they will be performing a migration exercise on Thursday 11th April.  Fingers crossed that the website continues to function normally but there will be a small outage on that day.

j) Planned our Spring Clean events

News Update : 03-MAR-24

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

7 volunteers met on Wednesday 7th February at Bank Square.  It was great to see 2 employees of Pets at Home who had worked with us before as part of their firm’s community service. We collected 10 bags in the town centre.

8 volunteers met at the Honey Bee on a dry and sunny morning on Saturday 10th February. We covered Altrincham Road from Waters down to the airport tunnels and the old road from the Airport Hotel to the Styal entrances .  We were delighted to welcome 2 new volunteers who helped us collect a big haul of 18 bags and some recyclables.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Made an initial response to the chairman of Colshaw Estate Tenants and Residents Association (CETRA) about potentially assisting with a big clean up exercise of the valley area on Colshaw Farm estate on Saturday 13th April and Sunday 14th April.

d) Asked ANSA if they could litter pick the verges of the A34 whilst they were cordoned off for a separate exercise.  Unfortunately this was not possible at that time – although it looks like it might happen in April.

e) Started to plan the renewal of our website hosting and domain registration.

News Update : 30-DEC-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

Unfortunately, the weather was against us on Wednesday 6th December as it was very cold and frosty.  Only our chairman Chris braved the conditions and turned up at Bank Square.  He picked the Bollin Link and collected 1 bag and a hub cap.

Despite heavy rain, 3 volunteers met at Summerfields on Saturday 9th December. We collected 6 very full bags in the surrounding area.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Booked the venue for our 10th anniversary celebration

d) Started to plan a committee meeting to discuss some anti-littering signage.

e) Held further discussions with one of our sponsors : A-Plan Insurance (now a $9 billion US company called Howden). The upshot is that they have agreed to donate £200 to buy a new trolley.

News Update : 02-DEC-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

6 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 01-NOV-23. We covered Altrincham Road and the area near the airport tunnels. We collected at least 9 bags.  We were pleased to welcome 3 ladies from “Carefound Home Care” to this pick.

8 volunteers met at The Parish Hall on Saturday 04-NOV-23. We covered the Carrs, the surrounding area and the town centre. We collected 9 bags.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Completed the move of our bank account from Barclays

d) Started to plan a get together for our 10th anniversary. We are currently considering meeting up in The Kings Arms one evening in January – probably a Monday or a Tuesday. More details will be sent out once the plans are confirmed.

e) Started to investigate a possible poster campaign (following up on a recent suggestion by Elaine)

f) Renewed our annual insurance.

News Update : 29-OCT-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

We met at Bank Square on Wednesday 04-OCT-23 and collected 9 bags in the town centre.

5 volunteers met at Lacey Green Park on Saturday 07-OCT-23. We covered the park and surrounding area and collected 7 bags.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

News Update : 30-SEP-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

5 volunteers met at Summerfields on Wednesday 6th September.
At least 5 bags were collected. We also reported some fly tipping to ANSA

5 volunteers met at The Farmers Arms on Saturday 9th September and dispersed to litter pick the surrounding area.
At least 5 bags were collected along with a shredded tyre.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks

c) Held an AGM at the Quaker’s Meeting House.  We were pleasantly surprised that 14 people attended – which led to some interesting discussion.  We had a report from the chairman (Chris), a summary of our finances from the treasurer (Stuart), a demonstration of one of our new trolleys and various other discussions (e.g. whether we can become more active in schools, whether we can pick during 10k road closures etc.)

d) Responded to a request from the Round Table to litter pick during the annual fireworks event.  We are against picking amongst the crowds in the dark but have offered to assist the next morning – although the scouts and guides are already lined up.

e) Made an initial response to a request to assist some “Junior Park Run” volunteers to procure some equipment.

f) Responded to a request to support another high school student who wants to litter pick as part of their Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

News Update : 02-SEP-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

7 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 2nd August. We collected 9 bags and some recyclables.

We did have a pick scheduled in for Saturday 5th August, at Bank Square, but the weather was horrendous and (understandably) only a couple of volunteers turned up – so a decision was made to cancel the pick.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks

c) Reserved a room at Hickory’s Smokehouse for our AGM. This will be at 19:30 on Wednesday 27th September.  All welcome.  Many thanks to Hickory’s for  the complementary use of a function room and their ongoing support.

d) Responded to 10th Wilmslow (St Anne’s) Brownies who are planning a pick.

News Update : 31-JUL-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

7 volunteers met at Lindow Common on Wednesday 5th July. We collected 6 bags were collected, plus a few larger debris items. We were pleased to welcome a new volunteer.

5 volunteers met at The King’s Arms on Saturday 8th July. We covered Knutsford Road (and some of its side roads), the area around Kenmore Medical Centre, Sainsbury’s car park and Alderley Rd from Kings Arms to the main traffic lights, and Water Lane.  4 very full bags were collected.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Litter picked the Carnival Field after the Wilmslow Show. A good turn out but not a huge amount of litter. We will receive a donation to our funds for helping out though.

c) Continued with our solo picks

d) Responded to a request to do some extra litter picking on the “Wilmslow In Bloom” judging route.

e) Liaised with Richard who is hopefully joining the committee soon.

f) Completed an exercise to tidy up our email distribution list. A few new members have been added and some inactive members have been removed.  Please let us know if you don’t think you should be getting this email.

g) Started to organise our AGM. This will be in September – more details soon – all welcome.