Alderley Edge in Bloom is inviting locals to join them for two litter picking events in April.
The volunteer group, which was presented with a gold award by North West In Bloom judges in 2018, is calling upon residents and businesses in Alderley Edge to join the national campaign to reduce litter.
Alderley Edge in Bloom has registered two events under the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Great British Spring Clean 2019’ initiative.
The first event will take place on Saturday 6th April, meeting by the village park bandstand at 10am.
Adults and accompanied children are welcome; there will be some litter picking games (including litter picking bingo!) as well as a chance to talk to the Alderley Edge in Bloom group about their work.
The second event will take place a week later, on Saturday 13th April, meeting at the Ryleys School playing field / hockey pitch car park on Wilmslow Road (SK9 7QN) starting at 10am.
The areas to be covered at this event include the grass banks on the side of Melrose Way (A34 Alderley Edge bypass) between the Merlin roundabout and Chelford Road.
Due to safety concerns relating to the volume of fast-moving on this road, this will be an adults-only litter pick.
If you would like to take part, please register in advance on the ‘Great British Spring Clean 2019’ website (details below). Equipment will be supplied.
Alderley Edge in Bloom coordinates regular litter picks around the village as well as planning hanging baskets and troughs to enhance the village.
The group also has a community allotment and is working on plans for the summer planting and various other improvement projects around Alderley Edge.
Alderley Edge in Bloom chair Leslie Cox commented: “I strongly believe that growing pride in our village is something most local residents would sign up for, improving the environment on our doorstep.
“Why not become a ‘Litter Hero’ and join us to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets , the Park and the Bypass, recycling as much as possible?
“Working together we can create a greener, cleaner more beautiful village.”
If you have any queries about the litter picks or other Alderley Edge in Bloom volunteering opportunities, please contact Leslie Cox on 07774 488 458 or email [email protected]
To sign up for the litter-pick events, please follow the relevant link here:
Saturday 6th April – www.keepbritaintidy.org/node/11332
Saturday 13th April – www.keepbritaintidy.org/node/12515