A really good turn out of 8 volunteers met at The Farmers Arms in Chaple Lane on Wednesday 2nd December.
We covered the surrounding area including Chapel Lane, Buckingham Road, Bourne Street, Lindfield Estate South, Nursery Lane, Bedells Lane, the Kings Arms roundabout, Albert Rd, Victoria road, part of Alderley Road, Grove Avenue, Water Lane, Oak Lane, Racecourse Road and Altrincham Road.
Afterwards we went to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel for free tea and coffee along with some lovely cakes. We would like to thank Holiday Inn, and especially Leanne Harrad, for their help on our litter picks and their general support for our work.
We collected 14 bags on the Wednesday pick.
On Saturday 5th December, 6 intrepid volunteers turned out in very windy weather and met at Summerfields. The area around the shops was impressive now that the shops have hired contractors to keep the area clean. The area around the Colshaw housing estate was very bad though. We focussed on parts of the Colshaw estate, each end of Colshaw Drive, the whole of the footpath from Summerfields to the Polar Ford roundabout, the area around Energi gym and Dean Row Road towards Manchester Road.
We collected 15 bags on the Saturday pick.
So – a total of 29 bags in the 2 formal December litter picks – with more collected by individuals on ad-hoc litter picks.
Many thanks to everyone who has helped and supported us throughout the year – we hope to see you all again, and hopefully some new faces too, in our January picks.
Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.