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Litter Picking Summary 4th->7th November 2015

wilmslow_clean_team_drawing_nov_15_litter_pickOnly 3 volunteers were available for the first of our 2 scheduled November litter picks on Wednesday 4th.  We met in Bank Square and covered various roads in the area including, Grove Street, Altrincham Road, Parkway, Sainsbury’s Car Park, Alderley Road, Albert Road, Victoria Road, Kennerley’s Lane and Hawthorn Avenue.  We collected 4 bags altogether.


Wilmslow Clean Team Nov 2015 Young Helper4 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Saturday 7th along with our youngest ever volunteer (who not only helped pick litter but also drew a brilliant picture of the Clean Team in action).  We focussed on Altrincham Road from the edge of Wilmslow down to the airport tunnels. We also did a short section down Morley Green Road.  Altrincham Road is the litter picker’s gift that keeps on giving – it is always really dirty down there despite it being scheduled in for a Clean Team pick 4 times a year.  We think that most of the litter must be being discarded from vehicles.

wilmslow clean team november 2014 litter picking haulDespite the relatively low turn out we still managed to collect 10 bags of rubbish which were left at the bus stop by the Airport Inn (the council have been informed and will collect).


Party In The Park 2015

Wilmslow Clean Team had a stall at “The Party In The Park” in the Carrs on Sunday 21st June 2015. Our volunteers were around all afternoon mannning the stall and picking litter.  We spoke to a lots of people including a few who are interested in getting involved with our litter picks.  New volunteers are always welcome – we don’t expect people to turn up to every event – it’s on an “as and when you are free” basis.  We also enjoyed talking to the children about the impact of dropping litter.

We had a competition to win a teddy – which has been handed over to the lucky owner of ticket number 4 (picked out by a Rotary member).

Thanks to everyone who came to see us – and help us raise £23 towards our bags and equipment.

A few of our volunteers returned to the Carrs this morning and cleared up some of the remaining litter.  We collected 5 bags over the 2 days.

Litter Picking Event Summary – Saturday 20th December 2014

6 volunteers met in Bank Square on a wet morning for our last litter picking event of the year.  As well as being a busy morning for Christmas shoppers it was also Artisan Market day – so hopefully our presence in the town centre was noticed and we might attract some new volunteers.  We decided to do an hour’s pick today (rather than the usual 2 hours) but we still managed to collect 9 bags of rubbish and the odd hub cap. This has been left in Bank Square for the council to collect.

We covered various roads in and around the town centre including Bank Square, Grove Street, Station Road, Alderley Road and Water Lane.

We all then retired to Hawthorns Deli for a nice warm drink, some cake and good chat.

Well done everyone and hope to see you all in the Coach & Four on Monday night for our Christmas drinks.

Litter Picking Event Summary – 3rd -> 6th December 2014

The first 2 of our December litter picking events have gone well – with at least 20 bags of litter collected.

7 volunteers met at the Kings Arms on Wednesday 3rd December.  2 volunteers concentrated on the grounds of the disused Remenham council offices (owned by Cheshire East Council until March next year) – particularly the boundary fence bordering Alderley Road where large quantities of litter had been dumped over the fence.  Various home made advertising boards that had also been thrown over the fence were also collected up.  The other 5 volunteers covered the surrounding roads including Albert Road, Victoria Road, Sainsbury’s car park and the hedge opposite the BP garage.

5 volunteers met at the Honey Bee, on a bright and frosty morning. on Saturday 5th December.  We covered Altrincham Road (between the airport tunnels and Nansmoss Lane) as well as Morley Green Road.  We collected a staggering amount of rubbish, over about a mile of road, considering we have done this area before.  A total of 15 bags of rubbish were collected. This has to be down to people throwing litter out of their vehicles.  In addition to the litter we also collected old road signs and vehicle parts.  It was interesting litter picking with a hard frost – a lot of the litter was frozen to the ground!  It was nice to welcome a new volunteer too.

Our next pick is on Saturday 20th December.

Litter Picking Event Summary – Thursday 16th October 2014

Wilmslow Clean Team Leisure Centre Pick 16 Oct 2014A good turn out on a lovely autumn day in support of the Keep Britain Tidy  “The Big Tidy Up” Campaign that is being held nationwide throughout October.

7 volunteers met at the Leisure Centre.  Most of our efforts were in the Leisure Centre grounds.  Some of the hedgerows were particularly bad although this may be because we haven’t tackled them before and were dealing with a build up of litter over a long period.  We also did some work on Station Road.

Some of the volunteers collected litter on their walk to and from the Leisure Centre.  This included Water Lane, Altrincham Road, Bourne Street and Alderley Road.

We even managed to get together for a mid morning break and enjoyed a coffee outside the Pickle Jar cafe (part of Wilmslow Leisure Centre). The problems we are up against as a team were typified by the behaviour of one of the employees from the Leisure Centre.  She came out of the cafe for a smoke and then threw her cigarette end on the floor just outside the cafe door – right in front of 6 gob-smacked litter pickers!

We collected about 12 bags of rubbish altogether.

Well done everyone!


“Keep Britain Tidy – The Big Tidy Up” Litter Picking – Saturday 4th October 2014

Litter picking event in support of the Keep Britain Tidy “The Big Tidy Up” campaign – this is a nationwide event running throughout October.

Meet on Pinewood Road (next to Hazelmere House Nursing Home).

Focus will be the grassed/pond area opposite the nursing home and the Wilmslow Park residential area in general.

New volunteers are most welcome to come along.