Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Clean Team litter pick Saturday 21st January

The Clean Team litter pick is Saturday 21st January meet at 2pm TOTAL PEOPLE MANAGEMENT car park.

litter picking for one hour along Centurian Way.

We look forward to seeing you.



Friday, 6 January 2017

Clean Team Supporter Scheme

Earlier this month Middlewich Clean Team launched the Clean Team Supporter Scheme. The scheme is intended to keep the town centre clean with the help of the businesses in and around Wheelock Street and encourages business owners to keep the areas around their premises tidy, while receiving help from the litter-picking volunteers.

Our Chairperson Janet Chisholm, said: "One of our committee members thought it might be a good idea to encourage local businesses to become supporters of the Middlewich Clean Team. There are a lot of businesses around Wheelock Street and Hightown but we have made a start and we have had such a positive response. It's unbelievable. We have signed 19 businesses already, and no one has said they don't want to be part of it. It's now a matter of us visiting each business and explaining to them face to face. We will be visiting each premises in Middlewich. The idea is that when we have got this up and running smoothly to contact all the drinking establishments and ask them to come on board."

In a letter to businesses, Vice Chairman Stephen Dent wrote: "We have recently become concerned about the amount of litter around town, most notably in Wheelock Street and the Bull Ring area. In order to improve this situation, we are asking if you would consider joining our Clean Team Supporter Scheme. This would involve agreeing to keep your business property fronts and outside areas litter, weed and cigarette butt free. The Clean Team hope that if you are seen to be actively doing this it will encourage others, of all ages to do the same and keep Middlewich looking beautiful. We would also like you to report to us, any problems you may have regarding litter so that we can help."

Among those signed up to the scheme are:
  • CafĂ© Bon Bon,
  • A.J. Devaney butchers,
  • Chisholm's Nerwsagents,
  • CATS Optometrist,
  • Booze Centre off licence,
  • Willowbell,
  • Farrell Cleaners,
  • Gallery Finance Ltd,
  • Temptations,
  • St Luke's hospice shop,
  • Cancer research U.K. Shop,
  • Booze centre,
  • Charlotte Rose,
  • Coral,
  • Jane Barker opticians,
  • Harry John,
  • Middlewich DIY,
  • Razor Sharp,
  • Peter Forshaw funeral services,
  • Townbridge estate agents, 
  • Colorz hairdressers,
  • Cheshire lasers,
  • Cafe Bon Bon
Photo: Dave Gillespie, Middlewich Guardian
Each of them has received a laminated sign to display and we were pleased to have some of our early particpants turn out for the photograph shown here with the permission of the Middlewich Guardian. It shows (L-R)  Hilary Jones an MCT committee member, Claire Ardern from Harry John hairdressers, Chris Hughes from Aspect One Hair Design, Stephen Dent - our Vice Chairman and Polly Chalk - our secretary.

Interested businesses should contact the Middlewich Clean Team for more information.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Litter Pick Monday 9th January 2017

Middlewich Clean Team are gathering for the first community litter pick of the new year on Monday 9th January meeting at Tesco car park at 2.00pm.  Tesco has kindly offered tea and coffee on our return.  We litter pick for a maximum of one hour and it would be lovely to see you.
Our Clean Team Winter Newsletter will appear on out "Latest Newsletter" page shortly.

The dates for future litter picks are as follows:

Monday 9th January.        .........Tesco CARPARK 
Saturday 21st January.      ........ Total People (near traffic lights over the bridge on King St.)

Monday 6th February.       ........ Town Bridge CARPARK 
Saturday 18th February.    ........  Warmingham Lane/ Long Lane little CARPARK 

Monday 6th March.            .......  Morrisons CARPARK 
Saturday 25th March.        ....... Kings Lock CARPARK 

Monday 3rd April.               .......  Big Lock  CARPARK 
Saturday 22nd April.           ......   Turnpike  CARPARK 

All picks are for one hour only - starting at 2.00pm.

We are still increasing our membership and we are intending to do our annual visit all our local nurseries to instil our message to the very young members of our community.  
In a recent post I mentioned that dog waste was a problem again, especially on the Wardle Canal so it's worth noting that all bins can be used for dog waste.

Kind regards
Janet Chisholm
Chairperson Middlewich Clean Team