A group of volunteers who help keep Wilmslow tidy by organising litter picking events twice a month have removed 529 bags of litter off the streets of Wilmslow during 2018.
Eight volunteers met at Wilmslow Garden Centre on Wednesday 5th December, which was a horrible rainy day so the conditions meant that they decided to finish early at 11am for a well earned hot drink. They collected 11 bags which, under the circumstances, was a great effort.
Another eight volunteers met at Summerfields on Saturday 8th December and covered the surrounding area including Colshaw Drive. They collected 26 bags of litter plus some recyclables and a lot of debris including 2 clothes airers and several supermarket baskets.
Since they started their litter picking events in December 2013 they have collected a total of 2050 bags of rubbish in Wilmslow.
A spokesperson for Wilmslow Clean Team said "I am torn between pride for all the amazing hard work by our volunteers and disappointment that the whole issue of littering is not being dealt with."
Wilmslow Clean Team are always on the lookout for new volunteers. They provide all the equipment, insurance and training. Please check their Volunteer page if you can spare some time to help us. They don't expect volunteers to attend every litter picking event – you can just come along when you can or use their equipment to pick up litter at a more convenient time.