A team of volunteers have taken to the streets of Wilmslow during the past week in an effort to keep the town clean.
Thirteen volunteers met at Summerfields on Wednesday, 7th March, when they focused on the surrounding area.
A spokesperson for Wilmslow Clean team said "The litter on the banks down to the railway tracks from the bridge on Dean Row Road is really bad. We have reported this to Network Rail and received a very positive response– they are aiming to clean all this up in the 2nd week of April.
"We also reported an area of land near the railway bridge to Cheshire East (ANSA) because 2 whole bags were filled up with empty beer and wine bottles. ANSA confirmed that this is the back entrance to Wilmslow Cemetery and have flagged it up as an area where anti-social behaviour taking place. We also found lots of empty nitrous oxide canisters.
"We found some really disgusting areas where dozens of bagged up dog poo bags had been left in hedgerows and hanging on trees. This is unfortunately a common experience. Dog owners need to take more responsibility for disposing of their dog poo bags."
In total 19 bags of litter and other debris were collected.
Nine volunteers met on Saturday, 10th March, and spread out to cover various parts of the town centre. The areas around the railway station and Sainsbury's were particularly badly littered and around 20 bags of litter were collected. We collected around 20 bags.
The spokesperson added "We collected 39 bags in our scheduled picks, but there has been a lot of activity recently including a blitz on Burleyhurst Lane in Mobberley and some solo picking by our volunteers. We have collected 72 bags, since the last month's report, which is amazing."