Litter Picking Summary 6th->9th January 2016

After an enjoyable social evening at the Coach & Four on Monday evening, 4 volunteers met at Lacey Green Park on Wednesday for our first litter pick of the year. We covered the Lacey Green area including Twinnies Road, Barlow Road, Edgerton Road, and Mount Pleasant. 9 bags of litter were collected altogether.

7 volunteers were out in showery weather on Saturday 9th. We met at Bank Square and focussed on the surrounding area including the Leisure Centre and the Railway Station.    Parts of Knutsford Road, Alderley Road, Parkway were also covered.  One of our volunteers collected 2 bags at the entance to Carnival Fields and on the roadside near Lindow Common. We collected about 17 bags.

The station forecourt wasn’t too bad thanks to the efforts of the Northern Rail staff who clean it most days.

We were particulary disappointed by the state of the pond near the Leisure Centre, the surrounding woodland and the paths that run inbetween the cricket pitch and the Broadway Car Park. There was so much litter. It is clear that people are drinking on the benches around the pond and then throwing their cans and bottles into the pond.  The area immediately outside the Leisure Centre is really bad too – littered with cigarette ends – surely this area at least should be maintained by the company running the centre?

Anyway – a good start to the year with 26 bags collected altogether this month so far.