Litter Picking Summary – 22nd July 2015 “Britain In Bloom Judging”

Our volunteers were out in force on Wednesday 22nd July helping to get the town ready for the Britain In Bloom 2015 judging (on Thursday 23rd).

11 volunteers met at Bank Square in the morning and spread out around the town centre, focussing on the route that the judges will be taking – e.g. Alderley Road, The Memorial Gardens, The Parish Hall area and Water Lane. 15 bags of litter were collected altogether.

There were 2 events in the evening.  5 volunteers met in Sainsbury’s car park at 18:00.  We collected a total of 7 bags which were left near the library for collection by the council.

4 other volunteers met at Lindow Common at 19:00.  We focussed on the common itself (already very clean so maybe someone had beaten us to it) and Altrincham Road (we went as far as Waters in one direction and to Hawthorn Street in the other direction) and Little Lindow. 5 bags were collected altogether.

Altogether we collected a massive haul of 27 bags of litter during the day and have hopefully left the town looking nice and clean for the arrival of the judges on Thursday 23rd.

2 of our volunteers, Chris and Colin, took questions about Clean Team from the two judges on Thursday morning. We were also represented at the lunch in the Memorial Gardens along with  the other volunteer groups who were involved with Britain In Bloom.

We are proud to have been involved in this great team effort and hope that the judges were impressed,