Every picture tells a story…


One of our readers, Kelvin Briggs, sent us this photo after an hour-long session of litter-picking along Wilmslow Road in Alderley Edge.

Kelvin, who is a volunteer with the Alderley Edge in Bloom group, explained: “I do a weekly pick from Brook Lane down to the Whitehall Brook roundabout by the bypass.

“This is a typical weeks’ pick – with bottles, drinks cans, glasses,  coffee cups, snack packets, tissues and gas canisters.”

He added: “Each week Alderley Edge in Bloom volunteers fill up at least eight bags as a valuable ‘Clean Team’ support for Ansa services and Cheshire East Council.

“With the Alderley Edge Parish Council engaging with the Police and Crime Commissioner about inconsiderate behaviour please let’s not forget littering is not only inconsiderate but also an offence with penalties.”

If you have some spare time and would like to help keep the village and its surrounds litter free, volunteers meet every Monday morning at 10am at the station car park.

“You’re welcome to come along,” enthused Kelvin, adding: “Alternatively, great if you can pick in your own time. Every little helps!”

Alderley Edge in Bloom volunteers hope to litter-pick along the bypass again and do major clean ups ahead of Remembrance Sunday and the village’s Christmas lights switch on event.

The ‘Bloomers’ have enjoyed a super summer with amazing new planters kindly donated by a local business which help them beautify the village with elegant floral displays.

With the changing of the seasons, their attention is now switching to winter displays.

Kelvin said: “Whilst we are growing many of our own plants we have started fundraising to purchase more plants.”

If you would like to make a contribution, you can get in touch with one of the group directly or via its dedicated crowdfunding page.