Colshaw Valley tidy up rescheduled for this weekend


The postponed 'Big Spring Clean-up' of Wilmslow's Colshaw Valley has been rescheduled.

The tidy-up - which is being organised by Colshaw's Tenants and Residents Association (CETRA) should have taken place in mid-April but had to be deferred due to logistical problems involved in clearing tonnes of fly tipped waste from the bottom and estate-side of the valley.

With the time-intensive challenge now 90 per cent completed, CETRA is switching the focus back to the tidying up and cutting back of shrubbery and undergrowth from the path that runs the length of the valley.

"For that, we need as many green-fingered volunteers as possible," emphasises CETRA chairman Terry Burgess

The valley - which now has its own logo - runs from the Dean Row end of Blackden Walk on the Colshaw estate down to the railway viaduct that bridges the River Dean and footpath leading through to Manchester Road and Wilmslow Garden Centre.

With spring giving way to summer, the project has now been renamed 'The Big Valley Tidy Up' and will take place between 9am and 6pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.

CETRA partners that have already pledged their support for the project include Residents of Wilmslow, Wilmslow Community Market Garden, Colshaw Farm Hope Centre and Colshaw's Bitesize Church.

Toilet facilities, refreshments and equipment will be available on each of the days - albeit volunteers can bring their own tools if they wish, along with gloves and safety glasses.

Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Terry via WhatsApp, or email him at [email protected]


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