Join effort to Spring Clean the village

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Our Gold award winning volunteer group 'Alderley Edge in Bloom' is inviting local residents and businesses to join them for two litter picking events being held in the village next month. in April.

The Bloom group has registered two events under the national Great British Spring Clean 2019 initiative to reduce the amount of litter nationwide.

The first event will take place on Saturday 6th April meeting at the bandstand in the park at 10am.

Adults and accompanied children are welcome and in addition to litter picking there will be some litter picking bingo games for the youngsters and a chance to talk to the Alderley Edge in Bloom group about their regular litter picking work, community allotment as well as plans for the summer planting and improvement projects in the village.

The second event will take place on Saturday 13th April, meeting at the Ryleys School playing field an hockey pitch car park on Wilmslow Road at 10am.

Volunteers will focus on clearing the grass banks on the side of Melrose Way (A34 Alderley Edge bypass) between the Merlin roundabout and Chelford Road. Due to concerns about safety issues on this road this will be an adult only litter pick.

If you would like to take part, please register in advance on the 'Great British Spring Clean 2019' website and sign up to one or both events via the links above.

Alderley Edge in Bloom will then send you full details of the event you have selected, a week beforehand - confirming where to meet, what to wear and what equipment can be supplied, such as Hi-Vis jackets.

Alderley Edge in Bloom Chair , Leslie Cox is greatly looking forward to the two Litter Picks "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 Bloom group volunteering opportunities. please email Leslie Cox or call 07774 488458.

Alderley Edge In Bloom


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

Tony Haluradivth
Friday 5th April 2019 at 5:37 am
Thanks to these wonderful folk for their hard work and dedication . Craig Browne uf you are reading this..have you had any reply yet re the road sweeping of gutters on Heyes Lane? Thanks :)
Craig Browne
Friday 5th April 2019 at 11:42 am
Hi Tony,

Thanks for your comment.

The section I was contacted about, approximately between the old library/police station and Belmont Hall, was swept about 10 days ago.

Kind regards,
Kelvin Briggs
Friday 5th April 2019 at 12:52 pm
The first of the Alderley Edge village ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ Great British Spring Clean Litter picks takes place Saturday 6th April , starting 10:00am by the bandstand in the park . Great to see lots of folk there!
Tony Haluradivth
Sunday 7th April 2019 at 7:11 pm
Hi thanks Craig. I have been away just noticed it Saturday so very much appreciated. On an entirely separate note I notice since the clocks went forward the dulcet tones of the ice cream vans are back. All very well but last year he was dealing/selling well after 9.00pm. And tonight he has been on the go well after 7.45pm. The law states that 7.00pm is the cut off time. I am suspicious therefore of this character (my nephew a GP in Havant tells me that there is an epidemic if fake ice cream vans in their area selling a lot more unhealthy fare than "soft scoop" and adding to the high drug dependancy in thst area). This guy is already breaking the law so I do not feel bad about being very suspicious ...can the Council do anything about this?