The 2014 Britain In Bloom judges will inspecting Wilmslow along a pre-defined route.
If anyone is available then they could do either or both of the following :
a) Tidy up along the route (times / locations are in the email sent out this week). The town is pretty tidy – so visibility to the judges is the important factor here.
b) Meet up with the “Wilmslow In Bloom” team and the judges at the Memorial Gardens at 12:00. A light lunch will be provided. The organisers are keen for the CleanTeam to attend this lunch so that we can explain the work we have been doing this year to the judges. Litter and community care are important factors in the judging.
See the blog post for more information about the competition.
We got together for an extra litter pick today. This was to clean the town in preparatation for the judging of the Britain In Bloom 2014 competition (the judges are in Wilmslow on 10th July).
Only 5 volunteers were available but we did a good job and covered a large area – most of the focus was on the route that the judges will take.
The areas covered were :
We met at the Boddington Arms and then concentrated on the route that the judges will be taking. So – the focus was on the following areas :
- Lindow Common + Car Park
- Racecourse Road
- Altrincham Road
- Water Lane
- Hawthorn Street
- Bedells Lane
- Alderley Road
- Sainsbury’s Car Park
- Grove Street
- Church Street
- Manchester Road
- Memorial Gardens
- The Carrs
- Leisure Centre
We collected about 7 bags of rubbish.
It looked as though the town had undergone more cleaning work than we have come to expect because the town centre seemed cleaner than normal. This could well be down to some of the recent scheduled litter picking events by the Clean Team though.
We did spot a council road sweeping vehicle cleaning the gutters in Racecourse Road this morning. This activity has become almost non existent in Wilmslow. It makes a massive difference in terms of the appearance of the roads and in the prevention of problems with the storm drains. It is a shame that it takes an annual competition for a limited amount of this activity to be performed in our town.
Thanks and well done to all today’s volunteers. Hope to see you all in the Coach & Four later tonight for our social night.
Wilmslow is aiming to do well in the 2014 Britain In Bloom competition. The judges will be in the town on Thursday 10th July. The judges will be interested in the quality of planting but the cleanliness of the town will also be taken into consideration.
Various organisations are involved in this competition – e.g. Wilmslow Town Council, Incredible Edible Wilmslow, Wilmslow Business Group.
Incredible Edible Wilmslow have asked the Clean Team to get involved. We are planning to do 2 litter picks along the judging route : one the day before and a final clean up on the judging day itself.
More information about the competition can be found on the Incredible Edible Wilmslow website and on wilmslow.co.uk.