For the first scheduled litter pick of 2017, 4 volunteers met in Lacey Green on Wednesday 4th January and collected 9 bags of litter, 1 bag of sand, and assorted bits and pieces. The Park was covered along with parts of Barlow Road, Twinnies Road, Egerton Road and Cliff Road by the Parish Hall.
In addition, one of our volunteers, Ann, collected 2 bags on Knutsford Road.
We focussed on the town centre including the Leisure Centre car park and pond areas, Alderley Road, Manchester Road, Mill Street, Church Lane, Parkway and Sainsbury’s car park.
Parkway was very dirty and so was Sainsbury’s car park. We will need to find out who is responsible for maintaining the car park and surrounding bushes. We may need a further blitz there in the Spring Clearn which we are planning for March. There was one car park spot where a dozen half filled bottles of water had been thrown into the bushes – presumably someone likes to go there every day and throw their bottle away.
We were really pleased to welcome 2 new volunteers – newcomers are always welcome – there never seems to be a shortage of litter!
We collected a total of 24 bags, some recyclables, a broken traffic cone and a shopping basket.
So – a great start to 2017 with 35 bags collected.