Clean Team awarded community grant

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Wilmslow Clean Team has been awarded a community grant to help cover the cost of advertising materials and to enable them to purchase additional litter picking equipment.

They also wanted to use the money for their public liability insurance but unfortunately insurance cannot be covered by Cheshire East Council's scheme.

The Clean Team applied for £910 but Cheshire East Council awarded them £500 and recommended that they seek support from other sources for the remaining project costs.

Wilmslow Clean Team is a group of volunteers who help keep Wilmslow tidy by organising litter picking events twice a month. They were set up in October 2013 and started their litter picking events in December 2013. Since then they have collected 1200 bags of rubbish in the town.

The next Litter Picking Event will take place on Saturday 6th February from 10am to 12 noon. Volunteers will meet at The Honey Bee car park on Altrincham Road and the focus will be Altrincham Road and the airport tunnels. 

They are always on the lookout for new volunteers and provide all the equipment, insurance and training. Visit their Volunteer page if you can spare some time to help.

The fourth and final round of grants for 2015-16 were considered on Monday, 1st February, and recommendations were made totalling £58,513.

Community Grants, Wilmslow Clean Team


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Jon Williams
Friday 5th February 2016 at 12:52 pm
Thank you for doing our job for us, here's £500, cheeper than we can do it for - Cheshire East
Saturday 6th February 2016 at 12:39 pm
Spot on Jon. Volunteers who wanted a moderate sum of money for the public good. At the same time Cheshire East is offering paid internships for young people who want to make a career in drama, dance etc. I know where I would rather have them spend money.