Since the last news update we have:
- Continued with our solo picks. Thanks to everyone who has reported their bag counts to us. Keep up the good work.
- Been liaising with the “Wilmslow In Bloom” team to feed information into this year’s judging – which is happening on 8th July
- Heard from Cllr Julie Potts about a new bin that has been installed on Strawberry Lane
- Had interest from some new volunteers
- Planned a committee meeting for 21st July
- Taken a stock check – and started to progress an order for more equipment.
Thank you to all our members for your ongoing understanding of the restrictions that we imposed during lockdown and since easing began.
The committee has agreed that we will resume some limited litter picking activity in September.
This will be limited to existing members who have their own equipment.
See the events page for details of how you can get hold of extra bags/stickers.
With the summer holidays almost over, 11 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 4th September. We covered all of the town centre, down as far as Sainsbury’s car park, the Leisure Centre, the Station, the Carrs, and the town end of Chapel Lane. We collected at least 9 bags along with some recyclabes.
One of our volunteers discovered that one of the benches from inside Sainsburys was lying behind the cycle rack. She asked a supervisor why this was and was told, ‘Not our bench’. She checked the bench again that it was theirs – it had a plaque dedicated to a former employee, Harold Jupp. This time, a manager agreed and said it would be brought back inside!
We were pleased to welcome a new volunteer at Wednesday’s pick.
9 volunteers met in Summerfields car park on Saturday 7th September. We focused on the surrounding area including Dean Row Road, the slip road and footpath alongside the A34, Colshaw Drive (starting at both ends but not quite reaching the middle) and Oakenclough Close. We collected 14 bags of litter, a tyre and some recyclables.
There seemed to be less litter than normal on Colshaw Drive. Some of our volunteers were told that the local residents association have been doing their own litter picks and have had equipment donated by CEC so that they can make this a regular event. We are going to try to make contact with them again so that we can liaise and co-ordinate future litter picks.
We found a mattress that had been fly-tipped on the service road by rear entrance to the cemetery. We will be reporting this to ANSA. A few months ago we made contact with Network Rail to report the litter on the embankments where Dean Row Road crosses over the railway. We checked progress today and unfortunately they have only cleared the easy bit where there are steps down. So – we will report back to them and see if the other 3 embankments can be dealt with.
We collected at least 23 bags of litter at our 2 scheduled September picks along with some more bags collected by our voluneers on solo picks.
Well done everyone – hope to see you in October.
7 volunteers met at Summerfields on Wednesday 2nd and collected 14 bags of litter and 2 car wheel trims in the surrounding area. A big thank you to Leanne Harrad from Holiday Inn Express who came along again to help us – we really do appreciate any help from the business sector.
Only 3 volunteers were available on Saturday 5th. We met in Bank Square and focussed Grove Street, Church Street, Alderley Road, the Leisure Centre area, Parkway, Holly Road North, FulshawCross and Knutsford Road. We collected a total of 5 bags which were left for collection at the Leisure Centre and on Knutsford Road.
So – a total of 19 bags altogether.
Hopefully a few more volunteers will be available for the October picks.
Well done everyone.
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 !