We are supporting Keep Britain Tidy in a month long, nationwide clean up exercise called “The Big Tidy Up”.
On Wednesday 1st October, 3 of our volunteers turned out to tidy up the town centre. They met in Bank square and focussed on the surrounding area. About 4 bags of litter were collected in the nearby streets. We also did some sweeping to improve the appearance of Bank Square itself. Another volunteer went out in the evening and collected 3 bags of litter within a 20m distance of the Carrs car park. The photo shows some of this litter before it was collected and bagged up.
Another of our volunteers collected 2 bags of litter on Friday 3rd October on Prestbury Road.
On Saturday 4th October 5 of our volunteers braved some shocking weather and headed to Pinewood Road. The streets in the area were generally very clean. We ended up focussing mainly on Brown’s Lane and on a public footpath off Pinewood Road. We collected quite a haul of litter considering we called it a day after an hour. The photo shows the rubbish ready for collection by the council. We collected 8 bags of rubbish and some bigger items. There were lots of drinks bottles (e.g vodka), dozens of discarded dog poo bags (some of which proudly hung by their irrisponsible owners on tree branches), the usual crisps, cigarette and fizzy drink bottles, car tyres, a garden umbrella, a garden planter, part of a child’s slide etc.
So – a good start to the “Big Tidy Up” month with 17 bags of rubbish collected so far.