Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Award for bench in memory of Katy

Stephen Dent, assistant town clerk, Clean Team member Maxine Wrench, Clean Team founder Janet Chisholm and Town Mayor Mike Parsons with the certificate.

A Memorial bench and garden dedicated to a Clean Team member who died in a road accident has won a community accolade. Middlewich won a Little Gem award at the Community Pride competition at Nantwich Civic Hall for 'Katy's Wall'.

Katy Lee died in a road accident in 2004 and members of Middlewich Clean Team wanted to pay tribute to her. So a wall between Middlewich Library, in Lewin Street, and Jennie Edwards Curtain Specialist, in Hightown, was transformed into a garden and bench. Janet Chisholm, founder of the Clean Team, said: "I feel so proud for this recognition and would like to thank Di and Chris for looking after the memorial garden so well."

The Little Gem award is a new category at the Community Pride competition. "It recognises the work of volunteers who look after their environment."

Friday, 10 September 2010

Your Town Needs Litter Pickers

The Clean team knows the importance of it's members working together. Photo: Middlewich Guardian

Middlewich Clean Team has put up posters around town to protect its "most important asset" - its members. The A4 notices have been posted on bins and are an adaption of a wartime advertising campaign to fit in with the forthcoming Second World War festival.

Maxine Wrench, one of the founding members of the Clean Team, said; "We would like to thank all our members for their continued support to help keep Middlewich litter free. The committee is very aware that our members are our most important asset. We are in our eighth year and are as committed as in the beginning".
Article reproduced by kind permission of the Middlewich Guardian.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Tesco Grant

Middlewich Clean Team have received £100 grant from Tescos as part of their Community Champions project.

The cheque was presented to Stephen Dent at their Middlewich store on 20th June 2010. We would like to thank Tesco for their support.

Tesco is hosting a Community Day on 12th September 2010 from 11:00 am to 4:00pm

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Fiona Bruce MP Joins Middlewich Clean Team

In no time Fiona Bruce is picking litter
On Saturday 12the June the Middlewich Clean Team was joined by our newest member. Chairperson, Janet Chisholm commented, 'Firstly can I welcome our newest Clean Team Member Fiona Bruce (our local Member of Parliament) who joined the litter pick which was held on Saturday. Fiona is very encouraging and it was a fantastic opportunity to discuss the aims and objectives of our dedicated group, which is now in its eighth year. We collected six bags of rubbish which I believe have already been removed by our Streetscape Team. Please pass on our thanks Charlie [at Streetscape]'.

Fiona Bruce MP follows up with a visit to parliament and a press release.

Middlewich Clean Team Chairperson, Janet Chisholm commented, ' As you can see Fiona, good as her word, took the litter picker and tabard + the Go Local advert to the House of Commons'. 

The full press release is in this document 'Fiona Bruce MP becomes member of Middlewich Clean Team' which requires Adobe Reader to be installed on your computer.
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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Holmes Kids Show The Way and the Round Table Donates A Bench

A Busy Time In Late Spring 2010!

Children set an example to follow:
On Saturday 1st May 3 children, Georgia, Pete & Chris Holmes, had walked along Warmingham Lane and later told their parents there was litter that needing picking up so on the following Sunday that's what they did. Father Marc was on hand to keep an eye on things and capture their work on camera. Click here to see the resulting images displayed in Facebook. Asked if there were any sepcial circumstances Marc commented "Not really, it's just what the kids like doing." Well, well done kids, Middlewich will be cleaner as a result. Wouldn't it be good if more children and adults follow this good example? If you would like to help too then you can register your interest in volunteering by clicking here.

New Round Table Bench:

Photo & Article: Middlewich Guardian

A new bench will be placed in the grounds of St Michael's Church to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Middlewich Round Table. Middlewich Clean Team succeeded in securing the bench with the help of the Round Table and Cheshire East Streetscape. Janet Chisholm, Clean Team member leading the project, said: "Both Round Table and Cheshire East have been fantastic. "This new bench is in the heart of our town and is already well used by our community." Stuart Eustace, chairman of the Middlewich Round Table, said: "When Middlewich Clean Team approached us, we were only too happy to financially support the project. " It's a nice tribute to all of the present and past members of Middlewich and District Round Table, who have done so much excellent community and charity work within the town."

Monday, 12 April 2010

Spring 2010 Is Blooming

Photo courtesy of the Middlewich Guardian.

The bulbs planted in the grounds of St Michael and All Angels Church last October (see "Autumn 2009" below) came up in full bloom at the beginning of April 2010 and were captured at their best by the Middlewich Guardian.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Play group children pick up tips from Clean Team

Carol Eccles and Hilary Jones with children at Cledford School Nursery.

Middlewich Clean Team visited hundreds of youngsters to teach them the merits of keeping their town tidy. MCT members Hilary Jones & Carol Eccles spent four hours attending Playbox play group,Peter Pan play group, Tommy Thumbs pre-school, Cledford School Nursery, Rainbow day nursery and Leaps and Bounds day nursery.

They taught the children the work of the Clean Team before letting them try the litter pickers for themselves. Hilary said, "Everyone was pleased to see us. We had a good response from the children. We sang a song with actions, which the children enjoyed copying."

This article is repoduced by kind permission of the Middlewich Guardian.