“letsdoituk UK Clean Up Day” Litter Picking Event Summary – Saturday 13th September 2014

Litter collectted by Wilmslow Clean Team on "UK Clean Up Day" organised by letsdoituk7 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.