Volunteers from the Wilmslow Clean team were out last week on mission to clean up two areas of the town.
Three volunteers met at the Parish Hall on Wednesday 4th February. Two of whom collected litter in the surrounding area whilst the third person tidied up the car park and swept up some leaves. Six bags of litter were collected altogether.
Then on Saturday 7th February, six volunteers met at Summerfields where they tidied up the car park and surrounding roads.
Stuart Redgard, Operations & Membership Co-ordinator, said "Some of the hedgerows in the area, especially on Dean Row Road near Colshaw Drive and bordering the offices and Kids Unlimited nursery are in a disgusting state. The Clean Team did their best but the trees and plants make it almost impossible to get at some of the litter. We were surprised at how bad the litter problem was and collected 17 bags which is higher than average. We may well have to organise another litter pick in this area."
Wilmslow Clean Team have an arrangement with Cheshire East Council's Street Cleaning Services, operated by Ansa, that they leave the rubbish in specific locations or next to a CEC rubbish bin, and they then collect it the next working day.
The group of volunteers help keep Wilmslow tidy by organising litter picking events twice a month, which they have been doing this since December 2013.
They are in the early stages of organising a series of events in Wilmslow to coincide with National Spring Clean Week which will run from 16th to 23rd March, during which the group is planning additional litter picks, having a stall at the Artisan Market and looking to hold some film and talk evenings in local bars and pubs.
Wilmslow Clean Team is always on the lookout for new volunteers. They provide all the equipment, insurance and training. If you can spare some time to help you can get in touch via their website.