Volunteers spring clean town's grot spots

Volunteers from Wilmslow Clean Team organised four litter picks during their recent Spring Clean week, collecting a massive haul of 54 bags of rubbish. Additionally some of the volunteers also contributed by going out on their own.

The week of activities kicked off on Monday, 1st April, when 10 volunteers met at The Unicorn in Dean Row and spent an hour picking litter from the surrounding area.

A spokesperson for Wilmslow Clean Team said "Some volunteers headed off to Summerfields. Another drove further afield and picked from Prestbury Road, down to the Bollin and up as far as Wilmslow Park North – an area we haven't covered much before and which was particularly bad.

"We collected 15 bags altogether and some hub caps. Some of us enjoyed a well earned drink in The Unicorn afterwards. We were very pleased to welcome 4 new volunteers."

On Wednesday 3rd April 11 volunteers met at Lindow Common and collected 16 bags in the surrounding area. Again, they were delighted to welcome a new volunteer.

Nine volunteers then met at The Kings Arms on Saturday, 6th April, and covered the surrounding area including Alderley Road, Knutsford Road and Chapel Lane. Two volunteers drove further afield and picked Prestbury Road and 10 bags were collected altogether.

Their final Spring Clean pick was on Sunday 7th April when 7 volunteers met at Wilmslow Garden Centre and covered the surrounding roads and woods.

A spokesperson for Wilmslow Clean Team said "Two volunteers drove down Stanneylands Road and covered the area from the hotel, down to the river and up the other side. This area was one of the worst we have seen. It's not an area we cover very often but we very quickly filled 4 bags of litter and a whole bag of recyclables. The litter was just everywhere in what is a really picturesque part of the town. It's possible that the huge house building exercise is contributing to the problem – we will have to monitor this situation. We collected 14 bags altogether along with a few hub caps."

The total bag count in the last month is 60 and Wilmslow Clean Team's total so far in 2019 is 165 bags of rubbish removed from the streets of Wilmslow.

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Chris Neill
Sunday 14th April 2019 at 9:24 am
A very big thank you to each of you for this magnanimous effort. We have a precious and fragile town which is constantly under attack from something, overdevelopment, manic traffic, and the scourge of litter throwers. We are indebted to these hard working volunteers who restore the faith and pride into the neighbourhood.
Julian Barlow
Monday 15th April 2019 at 7:48 am
What a fantastic job these people do. Proof if proof were needed that it’s the Residents not the bureaucrats who have the best interests of our town at heart.
Mark Jackson
Monday 15th April 2019 at 2:57 pm
Thank You, it is appreciated !
Julian Barlow
Monday 15th April 2019 at 9:55 pm
What a fantastic job these people do. Proof if proof were needed that it’s the Residents not the bureaucrats who have the best interests of our town at heart.
Christine McClory
Wednesday 17th April 2019 at 5:06 pm
What a fantastic job you’ve all done. Many thanks.
Peter Davenport
Wednesday 17th April 2019 at 8:32 pm
My Wife and I have picked up rubbish along half of Adlington Road, Dene Row up to Cross lane and Browns Lane and back into Adlington Road, for at least 9 years every weekend. It should be that if every householder in Wilmslow should pick up what is outside their property, it would make Wilmslow cleaner.
Also, with all this building work going on, Ches East should hammer the builders to pick their rubbish up. Some wishful thinking, as it seems the builders do what they want
Robert Farr
Thursday 18th April 2019 at 9:00 am
Thank you to these volunteers. With local authority litter pickers along the A34, the place begins to look civilised again. When, if ever, the eyesore of parked cars is tackled Wilmslow will again deserve its reputation as a desirable place to live rather than a junk and litter yard.

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