Tag Archives: The Honey Bee

News Update : 02-DEC-23

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

6 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 01-NOV-23. We covered Altrincham Road and the area near the airport tunnels. We collected at least 9 bags.  We were pleased to welcome 3 ladies from “Carefound Home Care” to this pick.

8 volunteers met at The Parish Hall on Saturday 04-NOV-23. We covered the Carrs, the surrounding area and the town centre. We collected 9 bags.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Completed the move of our bank account from Barclays

d) Started to plan a get together for our 10th anniversary. We are currently considering meeting up in The Kings Arms one evening in January – probably a Monday or a Tuesday. More details will be sent out once the plans are confirmed.

e) Started to investigate a possible poster campaign (following up on a recent suggestion by Elaine)

f) Renewed our annual insurance.

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

News Update : 29-AUG-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

7 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 3th August. We covered Altrincham Road and the area around the airport tunnels We collected at least 10 bags and found 2 gas cylinders.

10 volunteers met at Bank Square on Saturday 6th August. We collected 12 bags from the town centre, the railway station and the Bollin Link footpath. Some debris was taken from A538 in front of Hickory’s. Most of us got together afterwards for a nice coffee and chat at Konak on a warm sunny morning.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Held discussions with another potential co-sponsor

d) Contacted ANSA about the state of the bin in the Little Lindow play area.

Hope to see you at the September picks.

News Update : 29-MAY-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

5 volunteers met at The Parish Hall on a very wet morning on Wednesday 4th May.  We covered the surrounding area including The Carrs, Cliff Road, The Bollin Link and Lacey Green.  We collected 4 bags. We were delighted to welcome a new volunteer (Judith)

Wilmslow Clean Team Altrincham Road May 20225 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Saturday 7th May. We covered Altrincham Road and the area around the airport tunnels. We collected around 6 bags and some debris

 

 

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Held a joint litter picking exercise with Hickory’s (one of our leading co-sponsors) on Tuesday 24th May. Despite the poor weather 5 of our volunteers spent an hour focussing on the area from Hickory’s to Waters and collected 6 bags.  We then handed the reins over to a group of 12 from Hickory’s who focussed on the Lindow Common area. They had a great time collecting a further 6 bags, a burst tyre and a number plate. This was a very successfully joint exercise. Many thanks to Hickory’s for their ongoing support and for the courtesy coffees.

d) Liaised with the Halifax whose staff are planning on attending our scheduled pick on Saturday 4th June.  Really encouraging to have another business getting involved.

e) Began an exercise to review our current insurance provider and explore alternatives

f) Updated the bag count on the website. We collected over 50 bags in both March and April. This includes a contribution by some high school pupils who are doing their Duke of Edinburgh award.

Hope to see you at the June picks.

News Update : 27-FEB-22

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

9 volunteers met at Bank Square on Wednesday 2nd February and went for a post pick coffee in Konak Cafe.  We covered the surrounding area including Broadway, the High School entrance, the Station, the Leisure centre, Sainsbury Car Parks, Grove St, Grove Ave, Grove Way, the areas around the viaduct and the Ford Garage, Church Road,  the playground and car park by the Parish Hall and the Remembrance Gardens . We collected at least 15 bags and some recyclables.

12 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Saturday 5th February. We spread out around the area as usual, with cars re-locating to near Eccups Lane,  Morley Green Garden Centre & near the Airport Hotel. We collected 15 bags plus a few large items. It was another damp morning but 7 of us enjoyed a coffee afterwards.

Thanks to everyone who participated and to Liz for leading her first pick.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Reported some fly tipping (including a litter bin !) to ANSA

d) Welcomed another co-sponsor – many thanks to Konak Café.  We now have 6 co-sponsors who have all contributed at least £50 to our funds :

e) Welcomed some new volunteers

f) Heard from Cllr Julie Dawn Potts that she has worked with ANSA to get 4 new litter bins installed : one on the path off Upcast Lane (opposite Lindow Cricket Club), one outside the wooden gates at Newgate Nature Reserve, one at the crossroads at the bottom of Newgate and one outside Peter Herd’s bakery on Chapel Lane .  Great news.

g) Responded to an enquiry from someone interested in setting up a litter picking team in Macclesfield

h) Reviewed our email distribution list – and removed some old members

i) Started to consider whether to re-introduce the annual Spring Clean

Hope to see you at the March picks.

News Update : 28-NOV-21

Since the last news update we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks :

7 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 3rd November.  We covered the surrounding area including Altrincham Road and collected 9 bags.

11  volunteers met at the Parish Hall on Saturday 6th November including some children who came along with their parents. We covered the Parish Hall Car Park, The Carrs down to Twinies Bridge, Cliff Road, Old Road, Styal Road, Manchester Road and the footpath along the Bollin near The King William roundabout. 12 bags were collected.

As always, we were pleased to welcome some new faces.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

b) Continued with our solo picks.

c) Gratefully welcomed “The Big Fish” and “Mark Rogers” to our new “co-sponsor” scheme
https://wilmslowcleanteam.org.uk/get-involved/sponsors/

d) Planned in a meeting to better define the roles on the committee

e) Renewed our annual insurance – switching to Zurich who provided a more competitive quite

f) Provided equipment to David, an employee at “Pets At Home, so that he could litter pick for a day as part of their “Our World Better Pledge” initiative.  Great work David.

Hope to see you at our December picks – new volunteers welcome.