Clean Team kicks off the year with large turnout of volunteers

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Wilmslow Clean Team kicked off their efforts to remove litter from the town centre by welcoming possibly their largest group for their first pick of 2020.

Sixteen volunteers turned up at Bank Square on Saturday 4th January and spread out in all directions to cover most of the town centre.

A spokesperson for the Clean Team said "We were concerned by the amount of litter in and around Broadway Meadows car park – and the lack of bins. We have tried and failed in the past to get a new bin installed (due to a lack of funding) but we have asked ANSA (Cheshire East's contractor) once again.

"ANSA confirmed that the request is still on their list for consideration. We have also asked ANSA to clean up the far end of the car park where the recycling bins used to be – and they have agreed to see to this. We have also asked them to remove a fly tipped tyre and paint from the bottom end of the car park."

The group collected 29 bags of litter, a tyre and a bag of recyclables at the Saturday pick.

Then on Wednesday 8th January, 8 volunteers met outside the gates of the park in Lacey Green on Barlow Moor Road for their second litter pick of the new year.

They covered the whole of the park area, Barlow Moor Road, Lacey Green, halfway down Egerton Road, Cranford Road and Mount Pleasant – collected 12 bags of litter.

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

Wilmslow Clean Team


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

Gillian Slater
Monday 13th January 2020 at 7:21 pm
Grateful thanks to the clean team for all their efforts and dedication. Unfortunately, and this is no reflection whatsoever on them, BUT I wish to draw attention to and the community of the terrible amount of fly tipping taking place behind/side of the library where the charity yellow bins are. This is totally inappropriate to what it is meant for and currently there are several old duvets, a microwave oven and other litter and bric a brac on the site. After seeing someone at the place recently whilst on my way from the shops, dumping, I asked him why. His response was to say it would take him 20mins to travel to the Knutsford tip and back whereas this only takes him 2 mins as he lives in Wilmslow. This has been reported to the Council who are currently removing the unlicensed stuff every week and it has been reported 'upstairs'. The words 'extra Council Tax potential ' spring to mind.

PLEASE could everyone who is doing this dumping to take care not to dump your old rubbish in our much loved town ESPECIALLY as the Highly respected CLEAN TEAM are giving their best effort to keep the place clean?