Wilmslow litter pickers bag a bumper haul

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Volunteers from Wilmslow Clean Team have been very busy this past month with five organised litter picks, rather than the usual two, along with some great solo efforts.

Nine volunteers met at The Carnival Fields on Monday 8th July to help with the clean up operation after the Wilmslow Show and with two "In Bloom" judging events this year they carried out an extra litter pick on Monday 22nd July so that the town was looking at its best for the regional round of judging.

Ten volunteers turned up for an evening pick and collected 12 bags of litter altogether in and around the town centre, whilst six additional bags were collected on solo picks.

Then 11 volunteers met at The Honey Bee on Wednesday 7th August, including two very welcome new volunteers. They focused on Altrincham Road down to the airport tunnel, traditionally one of the worst areas for litter in Wilmslow, where they collected 15 bags plus several hub caps.

The 2nd of their "In Bloom" events was on the same evening, this time in preparation for the National judging, when about 8 volunteers met up in the evening collecting a bag each.

Finally, despite the blustery weather, 8 volunteers met at The Parish Hall, on Saturday 10th August. The park was reasonably litter free due to recent activity for the Bloom judging, so they spread out covering the Carr's (to Twinnies Bridge), Stanneylands Road, Prestbury Road, The Memorial Gardens and the footpaths near Trust Ford. They collected at least 9 bags along with hub caps and some recyclables.

In total they amassed a monthly litter haul of 60 bags.

Wilmslow Clean Team


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

Chris Neill
Monday 12th August 2019 at 8:32 pm
Every one of these people are heroes for giving their precious time, not only to do something to help reduce the carbon footprint, but also to make our small and embattled town, a more pleasant place to live in. Thankyou to all of you who genuinely care, and a curse on all the scroats who throw waste on our streets...zero respect.
Nick Jones
Tuesday 13th August 2019 at 1:08 pm
Wow, That's incredible.. I concur with Chris... Giving such time is much appreciated Thank you.