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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.

7th Wilmslow Guides Litter Picking Event Summary – 1st July 2014

The CleanTeam assisted the 7th Wilmslow Guides with a litter picking event organised by their leader Angela Ross.

We provided the equipment plus a couple of volunteers.  Around 12 guides and several leaders did most of the litter picking.

The guides focussed on Lindow Common whilst the CleanTeam volunteers focussed on the surrounding area (Racecourse Road, Altrincham Road etc).

We were impressed by the enthusiasm of the guides.  7 bags of rubbish were collected and bagged.

Thanks to Angela and the guides for a tremendous effort.   Hopefully we can arrange some similar events together in the future.

Wilmslow Spring Clean Week 2014 Launch Info

We will be working with Wilmslow Town Council on the annual “Spring Clean Wilmslow” event.   Two of our litter picking events are scheduled during this week – see the Events page for more details.  Flyers will be distributed to homes in the run up to this event.   There is more information about the event on the Wilmslow Town Council website :



Some other organisations including the Fire Brigade and some local scout and guide groups are planning to do their own litter picks during Spring Clean Week.  It’s great that the local community is pulling together.