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News Update : 30-SEP-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

5 volunteers met at Summerfields on Wednesday 6th September.
At least 5 bags were collected. We also reported some fly tipping to ANSA

5 volunteers met at The Farmers Arms on Saturday 9th September and dispersed to litter pick the surrounding area.
At least 5 bags were collected along with a shredded tyre.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks

c) Held an AGM at the Quaker’s Meeting House.  We were pleasantly surprised that 14 people attended – which led to some interesting discussion.  We had a report from the chairman (Chris), a summary of our finances from the treasurer (Stuart), a demonstration of one of our new trolleys and various other discussions (e.g. whether we can become more active in schools, whether we can pick during 10k road closures etc.)

d) Responded to a request from the Round Table to litter pick during the annual fireworks event.  We are against picking amongst the crowds in the dark but have offered to assist the next morning – although the scouts and guides are already lined up.

e) Made an initial response to a request to assist some “Junior Park Run” volunteers to procure some equipment.

f) Responded to a request to support another high school student who wants to litter pick as part of their Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

News Update : 01-APR-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

6 volunteers met at The Farmers Arms on Wednesday 1st March.  We covered the surrounding area including South Oak Lane,

Oak Lane, Gravel Lane, Moor Lane, The Temp, Lindow Common, Chapel Lane and the streets around Kenmore Medical Centre.

We also covered the front area of the parade of shops from Sainsbury’s to Hoopers.

We collected at least 7 bags and some recyclables.

10 volunteers met in Summerfields car park on Saturday 4th March.  2 other volunteers solo litter picked Sainsbury’s car park.

We collected at least 20 bags and some recyclables. We focussed on the surrounding area including Colshaw Drive.

Thanks to Elliot who once again came along with his father – he has been doing a great job as part of his Duke Of Edinburgh award.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Reported various bits of fly tipping to ANSA including a  lot which we spotted from the pedestrian bridge over the A34 during the Summerfields pick.

d) Responded to a request from “Wilmslow Prep School” whose children are keen to get involved with some litter picking after being shocked by the amount of litter they saw on a trip to The Carrs.

e) Responded to a request from “5th Wilmslow Brownies” who want to clean the play area at The Carrs in May

f) Asked ANSA when they were next planning to litter pick the verges on the A34 – and received this response:
All being well we have TM planned for the 25th and 26th April to do the lane ones of the A34 dual carriageway  and then the 23rd and 24th May to do the central reservations.

g) Updated the bag count on the website.  The year to date total is now 129.

News Update : 31-DEC-22

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

5 volunteers met at Bank Square, on Wednesday 7th December, on a cold but sunny morning. We covered Bollin Link, the Station,  the Leisure Centre, the rail side path, the town centre, Hawthorn Lane and Prestbury Road – collecting at least 11 bags

Unfortunately, the snow meant that there was no litter pick on Saturday 10th December.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Emailed our members with details of the “soft plastic” facilities available in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op

d) Emailed ANSA to explore whether their budget would stretch to the installation of CEC litter bin at the most easterly pedestrian entrance to Lindow Common

e) Collected a cheque for £300 from the Skipton Building Society office in Grove Street to help us with the funding of litter pick trolleys (more info below). These trolleys cost nearly £200 and so we really welcome this financial support from Skipton.

f) Sent thank you emails to our co-sponsors whose donations have also helped us purchase the first (of hopefully many) litter picking trolleys. The trolleys will allow us to collect more litter, divide recyclable items from the rubbish and leave us less tired after a litter pick as full bags with even a few bottles and cans get very heavy.

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g) Updated the bag count totals on our Website.  The annual total for 2022 was 381 – bringing our total to date to 3994.  This is a fantastic achievement – well done everyone

Hope to see you at the January  picks.

News Update : 29-OCT-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

4 volunteers met at Bank Square on a very wet Wednesday 5th October. We covered the town centre, collecting 8 bags and some other debris including 2 stainless steel platters and 3 frying pans!

10 volunteers met outside at Lacey Green Park on Saturday 8th October. We covered the surrounding area. It was lovely to see some new volunteers and 2 children.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b)Continued with our solo picks.

c) Altogether this month we have collected at least 23 bags.

d) Liaised with a Wilmslow High School student who is keen to do litter picking as the “volunteering” section of their Duke of Edinburgh award.

e) Contacted ANSA about the removal of a satellite dish on Altrincham Road

Hope to see you at the November picks.

News Update : 01-OCT-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

4 volunteers met at Summerfields on Wednesday 7th September. We covered the surrounding area and collected 6 bags. We also asked ANSA to remove some debris.

7 volunteers met at The Farmers Arms on Saturday 10th September. We covered the surrounding area.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Altogether this month we have collected at least 25 bags.

d) Responded to a contact made by Skipton Building Society who want to support us in their community initiative.  It looks like we will receive between £200 and £500 (depending on member votes). We are suggesting that this funds some trolleys to lighten the load of the heavy bags when we are litter picking.

e) Started planning for a committee meeting where we can discuss the results of some research into alternative options for our insurance.  The proposal is that we stay with the current provider.

f) Contacted ANSA about the removal of a broken pushchair on Broadway

g) Held discussions with another potential sponsor.

i) Lent some equipment to 7th Wilmslow guides – we really appreciate their ongoing efforts to help keep Wilmslow tidy.

j) Responded to enquiries from some potential new volunteers

k) Asked ANSA for more information about “mixed recycling” litter bins  (as spotted in Macclesfield)

Hope to see you at the October picks.

News Update : 29-AUG-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

7 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 3th August. We covered Altrincham Road and the area around the airport tunnels We collected at least 10 bags and found 2 gas cylinders.

10 volunteers met at Bank Square on Saturday 6th August. We collected 12 bags from the town centre, the railway station and the Bollin Link footpath. Some debris was taken from A538 in front of Hickory’s. Most of us got together afterwards for a nice coffee and chat at Konak on a warm sunny morning.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Held discussions with another potential co-sponsor

d) Contacted ANSA about the state of the bin in the Little Lindow play area.

Hope to see you at the September picks.

News Update : 27-JUN-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

10 volunteers met on Summerfields on Wednesday 1st June. We collected 14 bags. The usual areas were covered from our base at Summerfields, with Colshaw Drive, and the roads off it, providing the greatest amount to be picked.

6 participants met at Banks Square on Saturday 4th June. We focussed on the town centre including the station, the Leisure Centre, Church St, Cliff Road, Grove Ave., Water Lane, Sainsburys/library and the Bollin Link.  We collected 7 bags.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Reported a fly tipping incident to ANSA : a large fridge-freezer abandoned near the A34 footbridge.

d) Continued attempts to contact the relevant body in order to get a sunken shopping trolley removed from the river Bollin.

e) Reported a burnt out bin (at the corner of Leaside Way and the Prestbury Link Rd) to ANSAWilmslow Clean Team Burnt Out Litter Bin

 

 

 

 

f) Discussion with the “Wilmslow In Bloom” team about the annual judging on Monday 4th July.

g) Updated the bag count on the website : 265 bags so far this year.

h) Between January and May 2022, we have been supporting two female WHS students complete their community volunteering section of the DofE Bronze Award Scheme.  The girls each carried out 13 one hour litter picking sessions around the Sainsbury’s Car Park and the public for path that runs along the railway tracks behind the high school.  In total they collected 26 bags of litter. These locations were chosen to demonstrate to the girls how litter is repeatedly being dropped in the same locations, and that most of it is being dropped by their peers. They said that his has ‘opened their eyes’ and shocked them. It has given them an increased awareness that they intend to use to try and change the attitudes of their peers wherever they can. A Fantastic effort – and hopefully there will be other similar initiatives in the future.

Hope to see you at the July picks.

News Update : 01-MAY-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

7 volunteers met outside Lacey Green Park on Wednesday 6th April.  We covered Lacey Green and collected around 9 bags

5 volunteers met at Bank Square  on Saturday 9th April. We covered the town centre and collected 7 bags altogether

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Continued to discuss design of litter picking trolleys

d) Obtained a refund for our AGM meeting room booking at Wilmslow library. The meeting was cancelled due to Covid and we now have the option of a free meeting room at Hickory’s

e) Chased ANSA regarding the process for procuring new litter bins.

Hope to see you at the May picks.

News Update : 29-DEC-21

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

7 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 1st December.  We covered the surrounding area including Bank Square, Green Lane, Church Street including the children’s playground on the Carrs, Bollin Link, Hawthorn Lane, Hawthorn Avenue and Parkway.  We collected at least 8 bags

5 volunteers met in Summerfields car park on a miserable morning on Saturday 4th December.  We covered the surrounding area including Colshsaw Drive and collected 11 bags and some recyclables (which were taken home and put in the grey bins)

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Reported several incidents of fly tipping to ANSA.  One of them, on Colshaw Drive, was not on council owned land and so ANSA informed the housing association.

d) Held a meeting to review the roles on the committee

e) After some further committee discussion about levels of insurance cover, we cancelled the recently purchased policy with Zurich and renewed with our original provider.

f) Started discussions about how we can support some year 9 pupils at the high school who want to do litter picking for the volunteering section of their Duke of Edinburgh award.

Wishing you all the best for 2022 and hope to see you at the January picks.

News Update : 26-SEP-21

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

9 volunteers met in Summerfields Car Park on Wednesday 1st September and picked in the  vicinity of Dean Row Rd. We collected 9 bags altogether plus a wooden board.

Wilmslow Clean Team Chapel Lane September 2021At  least 14 volunteers met at The Farmer’s Arms on Saturday 4th September.  We covered the surrounding area as well as venturing further afield and picking at the back of the row of shops from Sainsburys to Hoopers, Sainsbury’s car park, the area around Gorsey Bank school, Mobberley Road, Adlington Road, Hawthorn Street, Little Lindow etc. We estimate that 16 bags were collected altogether.  We would like to thank Chelsea Flowers for providing hot drinks to our volunteers after the pick.

We were delighted to see some new faces.  Well done everyone.

b) Continued with our solo picks.
c) Informed ANSA of fly tipping incidents – e.g. a mattress on the A34
d) Continued to liaise a local business about a potential big sponsorship deal
e) Responded to a contact made by the manager of Hickory’s who is interested in offering support to the Clean Team.
f) Started a project to encourage local businesses to sponsor us by donating £50 to our funds.  In return they will receive a window sticker and a mention on our website.  Thanks to our business co-ordinator Peter for his efforts on this.
g) Designed 2 separate prototypes for a trolley which could support 2 bags.  This would not only assist those members who struggle with the weight of the litter but would also allow us to more easily recycle cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles.  Recycling is something we ought to be encouraging more of.  Some of us take a smaller carrier sized bag with us – and collect cans and plastic bottles (which are very light) which we can take home and put in our grey bins.  The huge energy required to extract aluminium is really bad for the environment – so it will be great if we can help make sure that this kind of waste is not “single use”.
h) Started to consider how we might re-work a banner which could be used to advertise our activities
i) Battled with bureaucracy to try and change the committee members who can sign off cheques – due to recent changes to the committee.

Hope to see you at our October picks – new volunteers welcome.