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News Update : 28-JAN-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

3 volunteers met at The Kings Arms on Wednesday 4th January.  We covered the surrounding area and collected at least 6 bags.

We emailed our members to cancel the pick on Saturday 7th Jan due to heavy rain. However, 5 hardy volunteers turned up at Lindow Common just as the rain was easing off.  We collected at least 9 bags.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Performed a successful initial trial of our new trolley – which allows for easy separation of recyclable and non-recyclable items

d) Held initial talks with the local Round Table who made contact via Facebook.  It looks like they will be kindly donating £200 so that we can purchase another trolley. We also confirmed that we would consider assisting with the clean-up exercise after the annual fireworks display at Carnival Fields (for a further donation).

e) Continued supporting a student at WHS who is litter picking for their Duke of Edinburgh award

Hope to see you at the February picks.

News Update : 04-DEC-22

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

4 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 1st November. We covered Altrincham Road and the surrounding area ,collecting 7 bags and a large plastic cover. We also found two weighty blue canisters of ‘Miami Infusions’, which was labelled as nitrous oxide on the reverse!

5 volunteers met, at the Parish Hall, on a drizzly morning, on Saturday 5th November. We covered the surrounding area including The Carrs, Chancel Lane, Church Street, Manchester Road, Cliff Lane, Styal Road and Lacey Green. We collected at least 7 bags.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Reported the fly tipping of a large sofa, on Park Road, to ANSA.

d) Renewed our annual insurance.

e) Held a committee meeting.

f) Submitted an order for a litter picking trolley:
Litter Picking Trolley Oderd




g) Updated the list of our co-sponsors on the Website

h) Thanked ANSA for responding to our request to replace the burnt out litter bin at the corner of Leaside Way and the (A538) Prestbury Link Road.

i) Collated some photos (thanks Stuart) of some food packaging recycling facilities in Wilmslow:
Food Packaging Recycling Facilities Wilmslow

Litter Picking Summary 4th -> 7th May 2016

A good turn out on Wednesday 4th May saw 9 volunteers meet at the Honey Bee.  We focussed on Altdincham Road and collected 15 bags of litter altogether along with a few hub caps.

Wilmslow Clean Team Aluminium Recycling Concept bag and hoopOnly 3 volunteers could make the pick on Saturday 7th. We met at Bank Square.  We focussed on the surrounding area and the town centre. Some of the roads we covered include Alderley Road, Knutsford Road and Parkway.  We collected 4 bags of litter altogether/

One of our volunteers (Ade) trialled the concept of collecting alumninum drink cans, and a few plastic bottles, separately from Wilmslow Clean Team Aluminium Recycling Conceptthe main litter bags.  A small “Wilmslow Clean Team” bag was tied to the hoop and this worked really well. He collected 14 cans and 4 bottles. The weight of the cans is negligible and the cans especially can be squashed down into a very small size.  These items have been put into his grey bin for re-cycling.  The committee will look into providing bags for any other volunteers who would like to help with this recycling initiaitve.

19 bags were collected altogether during the May litter picks.   We also know of at least 2 other bags that have been collected by our volunteers at other times.