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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.

News Update : 01-JUL-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

We met at Summerfields on Wednesday 7th June.
We collected at least 10 bags from the surrounding area.

8 volunteers met at Bank Square on Saturday 10th June.
We were very happy to welcome 2 new volunteers.
We collected at least 9 bags from the surrounding area.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Held a committee meeting :
1 – Finances are healthy – boosted by a £200 donation from “The Round Table” and a £500 donation from “Wilmslow Way Better Business Improvement District Bid”
2 – Agreed to move our bank account due to the closure of the Barclays branch.
3 – Pencilled in a date for an AGM
4 – Agreed to purchase more equipment, including more trolleys – some of which has already been ordered.

d) Started an exercise to remove non-active members from our distribution list.

e) Demonstrated a litter picking trolley to one of our members

f) Responded to an enquiry about litter/fly tipping on the A34.

g) Reported some fly tipping of builder’s rubble in Bank Square

News Update : 02-JUN-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

8 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 3rd May.
We concentrated on the A538 from the Waters roundabout to the airport tunnels as well as venturing into Morley Green & Eccups Rd.
We collected at least 15 bags.
We also contacted ANSA to arrange the removal of a dead animal.

Wilmslow Clean Team Big Help Out 8th May 2023At least 21 (possibly a record turnout), plus a few small children, met at The Parish Hall, on Monday 8th May, for our “Big Help Out” litter pick.
We were very happy to see so many volunteers on a wet day and it was lovely to see some new faces.
We collected at least 29 bags all over the surrounding area.
We also got had a summary published on wilmslow.co.uk

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Did some tidying up after the Coronation celebrations in the town centre – special thanks to Stuart for all his hard work.

c) Continued with our solo picks.

d) Lent some equipment to the 4th Wilmslow Scout group. They did a fantastic job around the High School and collected a massive haul.
4th Wilmslow Scouts Litter Pick 26th May 2023

 

 

 

 

e) Scheduled a committee meeting for 13th June.

News Update : 01-APR-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

6 volunteers met at The Farmers Arms on Wednesday 1st March.  We covered the surrounding area including South Oak Lane,

Oak Lane, Gravel Lane, Moor Lane, The Temp, Lindow Common, Chapel Lane and the streets around Kenmore Medical Centre.

We also covered the front area of the parade of shops from Sainsbury’s to Hoopers.

We collected at least 7 bags and some recyclables.

10 volunteers met in Summerfields car park on Saturday 4th March.  2 other volunteers solo litter picked Sainsbury’s car park.

We collected at least 20 bags and some recyclables. We focussed on the surrounding area including Colshaw Drive.

Thanks to Elliot who once again came along with his father – he has been doing a great job as part of his Duke Of Edinburgh award.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Reported various bits of fly tipping to ANSA including a  lot which we spotted from the pedestrian bridge over the A34 during the Summerfields pick.

d) Responded to a request from “Wilmslow Prep School” whose children are keen to get involved with some litter picking after being shocked by the amount of litter they saw on a trip to The Carrs.

e) Responded to a request from “5th Wilmslow Brownies” who want to clean the play area at The Carrs in May

f) Asked ANSA when they were next planning to litter pick the verges on the A34 – and received this response:
All being well we have TM planned for the 25th and 26th April to do the lane ones of the A34 dual carriageway  and then the 23rd and 24th May to do the central reservations.

g) Updated the bag count on the website.  The year to date total is now 129.

News Update : 27-FEB-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

8 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 1st February.  We covered the surrounding area including the station, the leisure centre, Sainsbury’s car park and the Bollin Link Road. We collected at least 14 bags and some recyclables. Many thanks to the 2 “Pets At Home” staff who came along.

An even higher turnout of 12 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Saturday 5th March.  We collected at least 21 bags and some recyclables. We focussed on Altrincham Road and the area near the airport tunnels.  One volunteer went over to the Prestbury Road and did the verges on the roundabout at the back of the high school. Thanks to Elliot who came along with his father – he has been doing a great job as part of his Duke Of Edinburgh award.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Continued trials with the new trolley – and received interest from a volunteer who is keen to use it in future.

c) Liaised with Wilmslow Town Council about the degree of involvement in the coronation related activities being planned in the town. We have decided to re-jig our May picks. We have swapped the locations and we have moved the Saturday pick to the following Monday. This is so that we aren’t clashing with the coronation.  It also means we can be in the town centre and therefore more visible for “The Big Help Out” on the Monday :

In tribute to His Majesty The King’s public service, The Big Help Out will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas. The aim of The Big Help Out is to use volunteering to bring communities together and create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation Weekend.”