Local residents and volunteers are calling for action to be taken to clear the significant amount of rubbish which has been dumped in the River Bollin, between The Carrs and the start of Styal Woods.
A Wilmslow resident reported the rubbish to Wilmslow Clean Team saying "The rubbish is densely packed and extends about 5m x 3m, including lots and lots of balls of different sizes and a hoop. It is in the River Bollin trapped in a raft of natural debris under fallen trees and is in the river itself."
Adding "It really needs professional environmental experts to get into the river with specialist equipment as there is so much of it. A flood could release all towards the Mill race which would be very detrimental."
Wilmslow Clean Team then contacted Ansa Environmental Services regarding the problem, who referred the matter on to the Bollin Valley Partnership, based at Cheshire East Council.
Emma Houghton of Bollin Valley Partnership said "We have already been made aware of this build-up of rubbish by the Friends of the Carrs and have asked Colin Gorner from NT Styal to have a look at it. The NT are the landowners in that area and do quite a bit of rubbish removal in the river."