Wilmslow Clean Team organised the annual Spring Clean week. It 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.
On 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.
On 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.
On 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.
During 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.