Since the last news update we have:
a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :
6 volunteers met at The Farmer’s Arms on Wednesday 2nd March. We covered Chapel Lane and the surrounding area including the side roads near Kenmore Medical Centre. We also covered the areas around Bollin Link, Buckingham Road and Lindow Common. We were pleased to welcome a new volunteer (Dorothy). We collected 8 bags altogether.
6 volunteers met at Summerfields on Saturday 5th March. We covered the surrounding area including Colshaw Drive and Kingsbury Drive. This area is a litter hot spot and we collected a big haul of 13 bags.
b) Continued with our solo picks.
c) Held a committee meeting. Highlights include :
i) Reviewed our accounts.
ii) Discussed the annual “Spring Clean” this year – and voted against organising one this year. Hopefully we will be back on track in 2023.
iii) Agreed to apply for a grant to help fund some trolleys – to help make litter picking accessible to more people.
iv) Reviewed our “co-sponsor” initiative which is going very well – you may have seen our window stickers appearing in the town.
v) Agreed to set up a working party to review the best options for our annual insurance.
vi) Reviewed membership activity. 38 out of our 78 members have been actively involved in litter picking over the past 6 months. We have had 9 new members. Well done to everyone – but especially our chairman, Chris Evans, who leads the field with 12 picks.
vii) Discussed our annual involvement in helping clean up after the Wilmslow Show. We will probably man a stand at this year’s event too – on 3rd July
d) Corresponded with a group of Wilmslow High School pupils who are competing in a national competition called “Young Enterprise”. Their aim is connect the community through cooking and baking – and they are doing a 10 minute litter pick for every recipe they receive.
Hope to see you at the April picks.