So far this month volunteers from Wilmslow Clean Team have removed 35 bags of litter, along with 5 hits cabs from the town.
On Wednesday, 2nd August, 18 bags and 3 hubcaps were collected by 10 volunteers who covered the whole of Altrincham Road between the Waters roundabout and the entrance to the Airport tunnels. They also litter picked part of Morley Green Road and the roads behind the Airport Inn.
Then on Saturday, 5th August, 10 volunteers met at the Parish Hall, two of whom then drove over to cover Prestbury Road (between Leaside Way and Hough Lane) and Hough Lane (between Prestbury Road and Macclesfied Road). The other 8 covered the area around the Parish Hall including Kings Road, the Carrs, Broadway, the railway station, the Leisure Centre and Cliff Road. A total of 15 bags of litter and 2 hub caps were collected.
A spokesperson for Wilmslow Clean Team said "Wilmslow Fire Brigade have started are running a new initiative to talk to shop keepers (and landlords) in Wilmslow to discuss a recent increase in arson and anti-social fire incidents. They asked for the Clean Team to become involved too.
"One area that is particularly bad is Grove Way. Much of the problem lies with private property at the back of premises. We have reported this to Ansa as well as it needs a proper clean up to stop it becoming an even greater fire risk. The Clean Team collected 2 bags around this area on Tuesday 1st August."
Wilmslow Clean Team were set up in October 2013 and started their litter picking events in the December. Since then they have collected 1943 bags of litter.