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October 2019 Litter Pick Summary And Other News

10 volunteers met at The Kings Arms on Wednesday 2nd October. We spread out in all directions including the area around the High School.  We collected 12 bags.  We also collected some recyclables that were taken home and put in the silver bins.  We would like to thank The Kings Arms for allowing us to use their car park.

9 volunteers met at Lindow Common on Saturday 5th October. We collected a further 10 bags. We were very pleased to welcome 2 new members. We spread out covering the local area including Racecourse Road, Altrincham Road, Kings Road, the Jim Evison playing fields and Greaves Road.

A few volunteers also went out on solo picks so our total over the last month was 26 bags and our year to date total is 380.

We were happy to arrange a loan of our litter picking equipment to the local cub group on Tuesday 1st October. They went out with 6 hoops and collected 2 bags of litter on the Carnival Fields and the around the neighbouring scout hut. Well done to everyone involved.

We are continuing our efforts to make contact with the Colshaw Farm volunteers who have recently started some good community work to litter pick in that area.

Our committee continues to work on refinements to our constitution with a further meeting planned for the end of October.

Network Rail reacted to our recent request to clean up the embankments at the “Dean Row Road” railway bridge – but they only cleaned one of the four corners.  They have re-opened the incident we logged and are going to chase their contractor to find out why they didn’t do a full clean up properly.

 

 

Summary Of Spring Clean 2018

Four formal litter picks were organised by the the Wilmslow Clean Team during our Spring Clean week which ran from 2nd April to the 8th April 2018. Some of our volunteers also contributed by going out on their own (e.g. on Alderley Road, Knutsford Road Morley Green Road and Mobberley Road).

wilmslow spring clean 2018 wednesday lindow common11 volunteers met at Lindow Common on Wednesday 4th April. We focused on the surrounding area including Altrincham Road. We collected a huge total of around 30 bags. We are very grateful to the Boddington Arms (Harvester) for providing us with complementary hot drinks afterwards.  Many thanks to Leanne and Holiday Inn Hotels for their ongoing support with the litter picking and for supplying us with some labels for our rubbish bags.

Around 10 volunteers met at the junction of Moor Lane and Cumber Lane – for an evening litter pick.  This was an area we had not really tackled before.  We spread out in various directions and covered Rotherwood Rd, Moor Lane, Cumber Lane, Chapel Lane, the area around Lindow School, Morley Lane bridle path (Rotherwood Lane), the paths leading to the top of Strawberry Lane, Arlington Way and Knutsford Road. We also sent a car over to tackle Sainsbury’s car park. We collected around 17 bags in the hour or so that we were out and about.  We then retreated to The Horse & Jockey for a well earned drink and a chat. We would like to thank our MP, Esther McVey, for helping us with this litter pick and for the publicity she gave to our Spring Clean on Twitter.

wilmslow spring clean 2018 saturday sainsburys10 volunteers met at The King’s Arms on a damp Saturday morning. We covered Alderley Road, Holly Road South, Holly Road North, Parkway, Broadway, The Leisure Centre, Knutsford Road amd the town centre. We collected about 13 bags of litter and a fly tipped car seat. Many thanks to The King’s Arms for letting us use their car park and for the offer of a hot drink.

 

wilmslow spring clean 2018 sunday summerfields10 volunteers met at Wilmslow Garden Centre on Sunday 8th April.  It was great to welcome 2 new volunteers to this event. We also had a 3rd new volunteer who picked up some equipment so that he can do some litter picking in his local area (Macclesfield Road , Wilmslow Park / Bollin Valley).  We covered Manchester Road, the children’s park off Dean Drive and the wooded valley behind, the wooded area to the north of the Garden Centre car park, Staneylands Road and Colshaw Drive. We collected about 16 bags altogether plus some recyclables. Many thanks to Wilmslow Garden Centre for allowing us to use their car park.

The total bag haul so far in April is 90 – which is a stunning effort – well done everyone! It’s quite hard pulling all the information together from dozens of emails – so many apologies if we have missed anyone out in the report.