11 volunteers met at Summerfields on Wednesday 6th March and covered most roads and verges in this area and the Colshaw Farm Estate.
We collected 13 bags, some recyclables and miscellaneous items including a shopping trolley, a children’s cycle, a contractors yellow flashing light a TV and a mattress. We have informed ANSA as usual and asked them to collect everything.
We were pleased to welcome a new volunteer (Janet) to this litter pick.
We were also delighted to welcome back Jane and Michelle from Yorkshire Building Society. They used to be regulars on our picks as part of their commitment to community activities. They will be coming occasionally on Wednesdays from now on which is brilliant news.
5 volunteers met at Bank Square on Saturday 9th March. We covered the Leisure Centre, Green Lane, Church St, Mill St, Bollin Link and the town centre towards Sainbury’s.
We collected 8 bags bringing the total over our 2 scheduled picks to 21.
Various volunteers have been out picking individually. This includes a pick by Chris, Colin, Sally, and Liz who collected 8 bags on Burleyhurst Lane, on 21st February, from Morley Green to the Mobberley parish boundary. They took some recyclables home including a large amount of gin bottles !
Our total for the calendar year is now 105
Thanks and well done everyone.
8 volunteers met at the Parish Hall Car Park on Wednesday 6th February. We covered The Carrs, Cliff Road, Church Street, Old Road, the area around Polar Ford Garage, the Station and the Leisure Centre.
We collected 12 bags and some car parts. We then all enjoyed a hot drink to celebrate Colin’s birthday.
8 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Saturday 9th February. We covered the A538 (Altrincham Road) from Morley Nurseries & Tearoom to the airport tunnels.
A total of 20 bags were collected (2 or which were recyclable items) as well as assorted wheel trims and other vehicular debris. The recyclable items will be placed in a domestic silver bin. After the event we went to Morley Nurseries & Tearoom the cafe for coffee and a chat.
So – 32 bags altogether at our scheduled February picks – plus some extras from our solo pickers.
Thanks and well done everyone.
The total bag count for 2018 was 529 – an amazing effort.
Our 2019 picks started off on Saturday 6th January. 10 volunteers met at Bank Square. Most roads in and around the town centre were covered as far out as Altrincham Road, Kennerleys Lane, Chapel Lane, Albert Road, Parkway, the link road to A34 Bypass, the Railway station forecourt, the Leisure Centre, Broadway Meadows car park, Parish Hall car park and Sainsbury’s car park. At least 17 bags were collected, plus some recyclables.
The town centre seemed worse then normal – the committee will try and find out whether the council has cut down the scheduled cleans – and whether they suspend cleaning over Christmas. Cigarette butts were everywhere – in all the doorways, gutters, storm drains and even in the planters that the town council have installed.
These blue plastic “takeaway” forks are particularly troublesome – as they have often disintegrated into lots of very small pieces – making them difficult to pick up.
One of our volunteers asked the committee to request that a new bin be installed in the Broadway Meadows car park as the litter there was bad. A request was sent to Ansa – but there is no budget remaining this financial year for new bins – and it is not clear if there will be budget come April.
Our second pick of the year was on Wednesday 9th January. 6 volunteers met at Lacey Green Park. We focused on the surrounding area and collected 10 bags and a traffic cone.
So – 27 bags at our scheduled picks plus at least 2 more by our “solo” volunteers.
Thanks and well done to all our volunteers – new volunteers are always welcome.
8 volunteers met at Wilmslow Garden Centre on Wednesday 5th December. It was a horrible rainy day. The conditions meant that we decided to finish early at 11am for a well earned hot drink. We collected 11 bags which, under the circumstances, was a brilliant effort.
Another 8 volunteers met at Summerfields on Saturday 8th December. We covered the surrounding area including Colshaw Drive. We collected 26 bags of litter plus some recyclables and a lot of debris including 2 clothes airers and several supermarket baskets.
So – 34 bags in total at our 2 scheduled picks plus some further bags collected on solo picks by our volunteers over the past month. We have collected well over 500 bags during 2018.
Thanks and well done everyone.
Merry Christmas and see you all in the new year.
5 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 7th November. We spread out covering the town centre, Wilmslow Station and the area around the Leisure Centre. We collected 6 bags.
We have identified a major litter ‘grot spot’ : the private area to the right hand side of the Co-op shop on Water Lane. We think that this is an area where office workers are sitting on the wall to eat their lunch and/or have a smoke. We are going to progress this issue further.
5 people met at The Honey Bee on Saturday 10th November. We covered both sides of Altrincham Road between the Honey Bee and the Airport tunnels as well as part of Morley Green Road. We also covered the lanes between the tunnels and the Holiday Inn. This is another major “grot spot” where take away wrappers and drinks bottles/cans are thrown into the bushes (making it hard to collect). We picked a total of 10 bags and one large sheet of metal.
Some of our volunteers have also been out on solo picks recently. At least 7 more bags were collected on Knutsford Road, the town centre, Morley Green Road, Altrincham Road and the side streets near Gorsey Bank School.
So – at least 23 bags collected since the October picks. Thanks and well done everyone.
8 volunteers met at The King’s Arms on Wednesday 3rd September. We covered Alderley Road from Kenmore Medical Centre to the the A34 bypass, Knutsford Road as far as Lindow Cricket Club, Chapel Lane (and the surrounding streets), Parkway and the bushes in Sainsbury’s Car Park (near Parkway). We collected 10 bags.
6 volunteers met at Lindow Common on Saturday 6th September. We covered Lindow Common, Altrincham Road from Hawthorn Street to Waters, Buckingham Road and Little Lindow. The play area in Little Lindow was particularly bad – even though there is a bin in that area – right next to the bench ! Is this really the kind of environment we want our little ones to be playing in? And what kind of a message is it sending to them at an impressionable age ? We collected at least 9 bags of litter and a few recyclables.
So – a total of at least 19 bags in our 2 scheduled October picks.
Well done everyone and hope to see you in November.
7 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 5th September. We focused on the town centre. One volunteer found a lot of rubbish hidden by bushes in Sainsbury’s car park – including a particularly bad area around a bench near the walkway to Parkway (the bench gas clearly been moved there illegally). 10 bags plus sundry some hub caps were collected altogether.
We had 7 volunteers out and about at our Summerfields pick on Saturday 8th September. Despite the miserable weather we managed to collect 12 bags altogether. We covered the surrounding area including Dean Row Road, Colshaw Drive and the roads near the bypass. 3 volunteers spent an hour doing the hedgerow on one side of Howty Close alone – there is so much litter in this area.
So – 22 bags, plus some recyclables on our 2 scheduled September picks plus some extra bags collected by some of our other volunteers on solo picks.
Thanks and well done everyone.
7 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 4th July. It was a clear, dry and hot day without a cloud in the sky and some might say perfect conditions for a litter pick.
We focused on the town centre from Chapel Lane to Station Road including Sainbury’s car park, the Leisure Centre, Church Street, Swan Street, Mill Street, Manchester Road, Albert Road, Water Lane, Hawthorne Lane and part of Alderley Road.
A section of domestic metal railing was found dumped in the undergrowth surrounding Bank Square. It must have been removed with considerable force from wherever it was anchored.
We collected a total of 8 bags of litter.
8 volunteers met at Lacey Green Park on Saturday 7th July. It was another very hot morning . We covered a lot of the surrounding area and collected a further 8 bags.
So – 16 bags altogether in the July picks along with some recyclables.
5 volunteers met at Summerfields on Wednesday 6th June. We covered the surrounding area including Colshaw Drive. We collected at least 8 bags and took home some recyclables. We also reported some fly tipping in the area, including a few council silver bins, to ANSA.
6 volunteers met at The Unicorn on Saturday 9th June. We covered the surrounding area including Woodford Road (as far as The Deanwater), Dean Row Road as far as Turing Drive, and Adlington Road (as far as Wilmslow Park North). We collected 11 bags, an advertising placard, 2 wheel hubs and some plastic piping. Many thanks to The Unicorn for allowing us to use their car park.
So – a total of 19 bags in the scheduled June litter picks – well done everyone.
Fortunately it stopped raining at 10:00 on Wednesday 2nd May – just as our litter pick began. 4 volunteers met at The Honey Bee and covered Altrincham Road, from Nansmoss Lane down to the roundabout near the airport tunnels, plus the old road by the Airport Inn. We collected 9 bags, a bucket, 2 wheel trims, a traffic cone, 2 sandbags, a poster, and a metal box.
Much better weather on Saturday 5th May saw 10 volunteers meet at Anthology. We spread out in all directions covering a lot of the town centre including The Lesiure Centre, Sainsbury’s car park, Alderley Road, Knutsford Road, Grove Street, Hawthorne Lane, Altrincham Road and the area down towards the railway viaduct. We collected at least 14 bags plus some recyclables.
So – approximately 23 bags in our scheduled picks this month.
Volunteers have also been out on their own this month. Areas covered include Morley Green Road, Strawberry Lane, Chapel Lane, Lindfield Estate South and Clifford Road.
We would like to thank Anthology for the use of their car park.
Thanks and well done to all our volunteers.