Tag Archives: wilmslow town council

News Update : 01-JUN-24

Since the last news update, we have:

a) Continued with our twice monthly litter picks (which formed part of our “Spring Clean” 2024 week) :

There was a small turn out on Wednesday 1st May despite the nice weather.  We met at The Parish Hall and collected 4 bags.

Once again there was only a small turn out on Saturday 4th May.  We met at The Honey Bee and collected 6 bags.

b) Held an extra “Spring Clean” pick.  We met in Sainsbury’s car park on Monday 29th April.  We collected at least 15 bags.  We then went to the Coach and Four for some drinks and a chat.

c) Continued with our solo picks.

d) Reported some fly tipping (at the rear of Broadway Meadow car park) to Cheshire East

e) Continued support for a local student, Joe, who is doing a fantastic job as part of the volunteering section of his Duke of Edinburgh award.

f) Stuart attended the annual town meeting and represented the clean team – presenting information about our activities.

g) Received notification about the “Wilmslow In Bloom” judging day – which will be on 02-JUL-24.  We normally try to clean up the town and the judging route in advance.  We will send out a request for help nearer the time.

h) Received some poster designs from Wilmslow High School pupils.  We will be reviewing these and potentially using them in some signage around the town.

i) Received information from Terry Burgess at CETRA (Colshaw Estate Tenants and Residents Association).  They have re-arranged their big clean up weekend in early June.  We have a schedule pick in the Summerfields area on Wednesday 05-JUN-24 but Terry has asked if we could also help out on Sunday 09-JUN-24 – even if it is just for an hour or so.

j) Had confirmation from our web hosting company that the website will be migrated sometime before 05-JUN-24.  There may be some disruption as part of this exercise – and it is possible that we may struggle to send/receive emails whilst any issues are resolved.  Fingers crossed that the website carries on working !

Wilmslow Improvements Walkabout – Thursday 11th December 2014

Sally, one of our volunteers, represented Wilmslow Clean Team on a walk around the town to identify problem areas and creating a wish list of suggestions that will make the town look better.  Ansa, Cheshire East Council and Wilmslow Town Council and Incredible Edible were also represented.
Here are a couple of litter related suggestions :
  • Pulling out scrubby, prickly bushes in certain areas where litter collects, and replacing with grass  (e.g. the hedge between the bp petrol station and Alderley Road)
  • Installing new bins near the station.
It was good to hear everyone passing on their thanks for the work that the Clean Team are doing

Litter Picking Event Summary – 6th August 2014

Wilmslow Rubbish Collected On 6th August 20146 volunteers turned up for the first of our 3 litter picks scheduled for August 2014.

The focus was on Grove Street, Grove Avenue, St Anne’s Parade, Parsonage Green, Alderley Road, Albert Road and Chapel Lane.

A large number of cigarette ends were patiently picked up along Grove Street which seem to be left behind by the official street cleaning machinery.

We have noticed a lot of weeds along pavement edges and around public benches and planters.
Talks about this weed problem are in progress with the Town Council.

About 7 bags of rubbish were collected altogether.

Well done everyone !

Britain In Bloom 2014

Wilmslow is aiming to do well in the 2014 Britain In Bloom competition.  The judges will be in the town on Thursday 10th July.  The judges will be interested in the quality of planting but the cleanliness of the town will also be taken into consideration.

Various organisations are involved in this competition – e.g. Wilmslow Town Council, Incredible Edible Wilmslow, Wilmslow Business Group.

Incredible Edible Wilmslow have asked the Clean Team to get involved.  We are planning to do 2 litter picks along the judging route : one the day before and a final clean up on the judging day itself.

More information about the competition can be found on the Incredible Edible Wilmslow website and on wilmslow.co.uk.


Litter Picking Event Summary – 2nd April 2014

Wilmslow CleanTeam and Wilmslow Town Council volunteers preparing for the litter picking event on 2nd April 2014

Wilmslow CleanTeam and Wilmslow Town Council volunteers preparing for the litter picking event on 2nd April 2014

The first of Wilmslow CleanTeam’s “Spring Clean Week 2014” events was a great success.

We had a good turn out from both the CleanTeam and the Town Council.

Most volunteers started at the Boddington Arms and picked up litter on Altrincham Road, Racecourse Road and Mobberley Road.

Some of the volunteers started at the Honey Bee and focussed on Altrincham Road.

Thanks to everyone who turned up.  Well done to everyone who managed to make it through both events this week !

Another good collaborative effort.

Litter Picking Event Summary – 1st April 2014

Some Wilmslow CleanTeam volunteers assisted with the Town Council’s “Spring Clean Week” litter picking event this morning.

The event was a success with a large amount of litter collected.

We focussed on Sainsbury’s car park, Alderley Road and Chapel Lane.

We worked with some volunteers from the Town Council and from the Wilmslow TSB branch.   TSB encourage their staff to help out in the local community.  It sounds like they will be able to provide a volunteer on the regular Wednesday litter picking events which would be fantastic.

Overall a good team effort – so well done everyone.   Hopefully we can continue the Spring Clean efforts and have another good turn out on Wednesday 2nd April.


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.