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.
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.