Tag Archives: The Big Help Out

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 : 27-FEB-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

8 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 1st February.  We covered the surrounding area including the station, the leisure centre, Sainsbury’s car park and the Bollin Link Road. We collected at least 14 bags and some recyclables. Many thanks to the 2 “Pets At Home” staff who came along.

An even higher turnout of 12 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Saturday 5th March.  We collected at least 21 bags and some recyclables. We focussed on Altrincham Road and the area near the airport tunnels.  One volunteer went over to the Prestbury Road and did the verges on the roundabout at the back of the high school. Thanks to Elliot who came along with his father – he has been doing a great job as part of his Duke Of Edinburgh award.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Continued trials with the new trolley – and received interest from a volunteer who is keen to use it in future.

c) Liaised with Wilmslow Town Council about the degree of involvement in the coronation related activities being planned in the town. We have decided to re-jig our May picks. We have swapped the locations and we have moved the Saturday pick to the following Monday. This is so that we aren’t clashing with the coronation.  It also means we can be in the town centre and therefore more visible for “The Big Help Out” on the Monday :

In tribute to His Majesty The King’s public service, The Big Help Out will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas. The aim of The Big Help Out is to use volunteering to bring communities together and create a lasting volunteering legacy from the Coronation Weekend.”