Wilmslow firefighters join volunteers to Clean for The Queen

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A campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities saw Wilmslow firefighters picking litter in the town.

The crew joined Wilmslow Clean Team and picked litter for Clean for The Queen, collecting several bags of rubbish.

The Clean for The Queen initiative aimed to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen's 90th birthday in April, to be widely celebrated in June 2016.

Wilmslow Clean Team organised the Wilmslow Spring Clean Week, which is now in its third year, to coincide with the nation's 'Clean for the Queen' campaign to help clear up the litter that blights streets, parks, hedgerows and grass verges in the town.

Watch Manager Kev Grace said: "We were only too happy to support this campaign and join Wilmslow Clean Team to help pick litter. Despite the snow and rain we managed to make a real impression on the town and you can certainly tell the difference this worthwhile campaign has made to the area."

The team of about 30 volunteers at Wilmslow Clean Team put together a series of community litter picking events which took place throughout the week in different parts of the town. Additionally, Lindow Explorers are holding their own litter pick event on Wednesday 2nd March focusing on town centre car parks.

Wilmslow Clean Team, Wilmslow Spring Clean


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John Clegg
Wednesday 9th March 2016 at 3:05 pm
I do what I can on a regular basis, while out running.
On one of my routes - Turnberry Drive, Wilmslow Park, Adlington Rd, Dean Row Rd, west side of A34 by-pass next to The Villas - I try to pick up as much as I can: plastic bottles, glass bottles, drinks cans (all recyclable). Maybe our lovely council can install recycle bins instead of the usual bins - then we'd see that we're really serious about recycling.
There will always be those think that some rules don't apply to them and are socking it to the Man by being rebels - and, worse, leaving their dog-poo around, either bagged up or just where it was deposited.
John Clegg
Wednesday 9th March 2016 at 4:18 pm
I'm a right hero, me.