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News Update : 02-JUN-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

8 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 3rd May.
We concentrated on the A538 from the Waters roundabout to the airport tunnels as well as venturing into Morley Green & Eccups Rd.
We collected at least 15 bags.
We also contacted ANSA to arrange the removal of a dead animal.

Wilmslow Clean Team Big Help Out 8th May 2023At least 21 (possibly a record turnout), plus a few small children, met at The Parish Hall, on Monday 8th May, for our “Big Help Out” litter pick.
We were very happy to see so many volunteers on a wet day and it was lovely to see some new faces.
We collected at least 29 bags all over the surrounding area.
We also got had a summary published on wilmslow.co.uk

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Did some tidying up after the Coronation celebrations in the town centre – special thanks to Stuart for all his hard work.

c) Continued with our solo picks.

d) Lent some equipment to the 4th Wilmslow Scout group. They did a fantastic job around the High School and collected a massive haul.
4th Wilmslow Scouts Litter Pick 26th May 2023





e) Scheduled a committee meeting for 13th June.

News Update : 30-APR-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

3 volunteers met at Lacey Green Park on a wet morning on Wednesday 5th April.

The pick was very local to the meeting point on Barlow Rd – including Lacey Green (Road), Lacey Green Park and the litter strewn

area by the front Twinnies Road shops.  There is still a lot of uncollected litter at the side of the shops which remains uncollected. 4 very full bags were collected,

8 volunteers were litter picking on Saturday 8th April – either as part of the planned Bank Square event or on a solo pick.

We focussed on the town centre and collected 12 bags and some recyclables.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Liaised with 1st Wilmslow Scouts who are looking to include litter picking as a volunteering experience for the cubs in May

d) Liaised with at 4th Wilmslow Scouts who want to do a litter pick around the High school and the passageway at the back (known as  (scaly alley).

Spring Clean Week 2015 Summary

Wilmslow High School Girls Litter Picking Spring Clean Week 2015Wilmslow Clean Team organised the annual Spring Clean week.  ItWilmslow High School Boys Litter Picking Spring Clean Week 2015 ran from Monday 16th March until Sunday 23rd March.

Wilmslow High School participated during the week.  A group of students went out litter picking 3 times during the week and collected a total of 6 bags.

On Monday 16th March, 7 Clean Team volunteers met at Lindow Common.  One volunteer cleaned Racecourse Road whilst some tackled Altrincham Road.  Some volunteers headed off towards the Honey Bee.  We tackled part of a litter hot spot reported by a member of the public near at the Mobberley Road junction but some of it was too difficult to get at. Other volunteers went down to the Britannia Hotel.  There are some really bad litter problem areas near the hotel – some of which were so bad that we had to call in the council to clear them up. Others are on private land and it’s not clear who we would report it to.  The total haul was around 24 bags of rubbish, TV parts, car parts etc.

On Tuesday evening 5 volunteers met at the Parish Hall and litter picked in the Carrs and the play area. 7 bags and 2 traffic cones were collected altogether.

On Wednesday morning a volunteer finished off some litter picking on Altrincham Road between Racecourse Road and Gorsey Road.  In the afternoon 4 volunteers met at Summerfields and collected 11 bags of rubbish plus various advertising posters, hub caps etc.

On Thursday a volunteer collected a bag of rubbish on Lindow Common including lots of historical litter from the undergrowth. There were lots of drinks cans discarded near the paths and lots of dog poo bags.  The benches in the common attract a lot of littering.  There also seem to be strange goings on with washing powder!

On Friday morning a volunteer went back and finished a stretch of Altrincham Road. Having cleaned this stretch on Monday, it is disappointing at how much new litter has already been thrown from car windows. 4 bags were collected in total.

wilmslow clean team spring clean 2015 sainsburys car parkOn Friday afternoon 3 volunteers met at Sainsbury’s car park and collected 2 bags. Another volunteer went back to the litter hot spot at Mobberley Road. He collected 1 bag on Altrincham Road and another in the triangle of land at the junction.



wilmslow clean team spring clean week 2015 town centreOn Friday evening 6th Wilmslow Scouts met at the Leisure Centre and collected 10 bags of rubbish around the pond area. The Clean Team also collected some litter.  This area is a hotspot for laughing gas bottles – well over 60 were picked up during the evening.



wilmslow clean team spring clean week 2015 town centreOn Saturday morning 3 volunteers met at the Coach & Four and litter picked in and around the town centre – e.g. Alderley Road, Sainsbury’s car park, The Library, Parkway etc. We collected 7 bags of rubbish.

In the afternoon a member of the Clean Team commenced a clean up of the Spring Street Multi-storey Car Park (off Water Lane) .  Of the 8 levels , they cleaned the top 3 levels and collected 6 bags of rubbish.  They plan to complete the clean up of this site during week commencing  Monday 23rd March

On Saturday evening a few of us met up at The Coach & Four for a few well earned drinks.

Our last event of the week was a free screening of the film “Trashed” at The Old Dancer. This is a hard hitting documentary, presented by Jeremy Irons, about the problems of waste on a global scale.

ilmslow clean team spring clean 2015 romany societyDuring the week the members of the Romany Society did a litter pick in the Romany Memorial Garden off South Drive opposite the Library




Well done to everyone involved.  We worked extremely hard and the town is looking a lot better as a result.

Litter Picking Event Summary – 11th April 2014

The CleanTeam assisted the 6th Wilmslow scouts with a litter picking event organised by their leader Ian Ross.

We provided the equipment plus a couple of CRB checked volunteers.  The scouts provided most of the man power – at least 12 scouts and 2 leaders.

The main focus was the pond near the leisure centre and the surrounding area.

The CleanTeam volunteers were impressed by the enthusiasm of the scouts and a large amount of rubbish was collected and bagged.

Thanks to Ian and the scouts 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.