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News Update : 31-DEC-22

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

5 volunteers met at Bank Square, on Wednesday 7th December, on a cold but sunny morning. We covered Bollin Link, the Station,  the Leisure Centre, the rail side path, the town centre, Hawthorn Lane and Prestbury Road – collecting at least 11 bags

Unfortunately, the snow meant that there was no litter pick on Saturday 10th December.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Emailed our members with details of the “soft plastic” facilities available in Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op

d) Emailed ANSA to explore whether their budget would stretch to the installation of CEC litter bin at the most easterly pedestrian entrance to Lindow Common

e) Collected a cheque for £300 from the Skipton Building Society office in Grove Street to help us with the funding of litter pick trolleys (more info below). These trolleys cost nearly £200 and so we really welcome this financial support from Skipton.

f) Sent thank you emails to our co-sponsors whose donations have also helped us purchase the first (of hopefully many) litter picking trolleys. The trolleys will allow us to collect more litter, divide recyclable items from the rubbish and leave us less tired after a litter pick as full bags with even a few bottles and cans get very heavy.

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g) Updated the bag count totals on our Website.  The annual total for 2022 was 381 – bringing our total to date to 3994.  This is a fantastic achievement – well done everyone

Hope to see you at the January  picks.

News Update : 01-OCT-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

4 volunteers met at Summerfields on Wednesday 7th September. We covered the surrounding area and collected 6 bags. We also asked ANSA to remove some debris.

7 volunteers met at The Farmers Arms on Saturday 10th September. We covered the surrounding area.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Altogether this month we have collected at least 25 bags.

d) Responded to a contact made by Skipton Building Society who want to support us in their community initiative.  It looks like we will receive between £200 and £500 (depending on member votes). We are suggesting that this funds some trolleys to lighten the load of the heavy bags when we are litter picking.

e) Started planning for a committee meeting where we can discuss the results of some research into alternative options for our insurance.  The proposal is that we stay with the current provider.

f) Contacted ANSA about the removal of a broken pushchair on Broadway

g) Held discussions with another potential sponsor.

i) Lent some equipment to 7th Wilmslow guides – we really appreciate their ongoing efforts to help keep Wilmslow tidy.

j) Responded to enquiries from some potential new volunteers

k) Asked ANSA for more information about “mixed recycling” litter bins  (as spotted in Macclesfield)

Hope to see you at the October picks.