Monday, 23 December 2019

Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year

The Committee would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone involved with Middlewich Clean Team and all those who support us in various ways 😍

We are looking forward to continuing our work in 2020
Best wishes to you all for the New Year 💕

Our president Janet Chisholm and her husband Ken with be attending the 
Christmas Eve sing-a-long and she will be wearing her 
Middlewich Clean Team jacket. 
Janet would like to request if any of our members are also attending
please join her by wearing your jacket 💚

Wednesday, 11 December 2019




Monday, 2 December 2019

Litter Pick Reminders and Dates for 2020

Hi Team

Just reminding you all it is our last two litter picks of 2019
 coming up over the next few weeks. 
This Saturday the 7th Dec we are meeting on the Leisure Centre Car Park
 at 2pm then afterwards we are heading to The White Bear 
for some Christmassy drinks 🌲😍🍷🍺🍵

Then on Monday the 16th Dec we are meeting on Townbridge Car Park 
at 2pm followed by more Christmassy drinks in The Kinderton ☕🌲🍸

Also here are some dates ready for your 2020 diaries!

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Litter Pick Reminder

On Saturday 9th November it's Team Litter picking once again.

Meeting point is in the car park of The Turnpike Public House
 on Warmingham Lane just before 2pm.

All equipment is provided and new people are always welcome!
We look forward to seeing everyone 😍

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Litter Pick Reminder and AGM reminder

Don't forget we are meeting on Monday 28th 
2pm on Morrisons car park followed
by refreshments 😇

Also, members are invited to join us at our AGM
on Monday 4th November
Upstairs in The White Bear Pub
7:30pm 😁

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Litter pick reminder ------> Saturday 12th Oct

Join us this Saturday meeting at the 
Kings Lock Pub Car Park
just before 2pm 😆

All equipment is provided and new volunteers are always welcome 😁

Drinks in the pub afterwards 😇

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Litter Pick Reminder

Don't forget to meet in the Leisure Centre Car Park 
just before 2pm on Saturday (7th) 🚮

Afterwards we will be heading to Chimichangos Mexican restaurant on Wheelock street for some Nachos and Sangria kindly provided to us by the owner 😋
We can't wait!! 😆

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Summer round up

What a busy few months we've had since my last news update!

Since April we've had litter picks at the following places and they have generously supported us with refreshments 👍 💚
  • Starbucks
  • Harvester
  • The Kinderton 
  • The Big Lock
  • The White Bear
  • Turnpike
  • Morrisons
We've also been involved with Middlewich 5k Run, Rose Fete, FAB festival and had litter picks with 1st Cledford Brownies and Middlewich Cubs 👍 💚

Overall a great few months of cleaning activity.
Thank you so much to all our volunteers
 (quite a few new ones this year too!) and supporters! We
couldn't keep Middlewich as nice as it is without you all  😇🙏

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Litter Pick reminder Monday 22nd July

Please come along and join us on Monday ☀

Meeting at Morrisons car park 2pm followed by refreshments 
kindly provided by Morrisons 😇

This will be the last litter pick until we start back again in September.
Dates info will be posted in all the usual places soon.

Thank you everyone for giving up your time to litter pick 
with us so far this year.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Litter pick reminder for 6th July

Join us this Saturday meeting in The Turnpike pub car park
at just before 2pm. It's the usual 1 hour of litter picking then we are going into the pub for refreshments. All welcome - new people - families - solo pickers
Equipment provided

Monday, 1 July 2019

A FAB thank you

Thank you to all our members who gave up their free time to 
litter pick over FAB weekend 🙌😇🚮🌈

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

FAB Festival and litter pick reminder

We'd love all our volunteers to get involved with helping litter pick the 
FAB festival over this coming weekend.

If not, please meet us on Monday instead just before 2pm on 
Townbridge car park followed by refreshments in
The White Bear Pub on Wheelock Street.

Enjoy the festival everyone!

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Litter pick reminder

Hi Team 😇
Join us at The Big Lock Pub just before 2pm
Saturday 1st June 🚮🥾🌻🌈🌞
See you all there 🥳

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Litter Pick Reminder Monday 20th May

Hello Team 😇
Hope you are well!

Don't forget we are meeting on Monday at the car park on Townbridge near The Kinderton Hotel - just before 2pm.

Followed by drinks in The Kinderton after 3pm.

Have a good afternoon all 💚🌞🚮

Monday, 13 May 2019

Volunteers Wanted - Middlewich Rose Fete

Middlewich Rose Fete organisers have asked us if anyone is available to litter pick during and after the event this Saturday they would be most grateful 😇

Just turn up and litter pick 😃

Thank you Team 💚

Wednesday, 8 May 2019



This Saturday we are meeting and/or finishing at The Harvester Salt Cellar Pub in the car park just before 2pm, ending at 3pm.

Please can a few members head off picking along Centurion Way to Total People as this Harvester meeting point replaces the Total People meet so that we can have refreshments afterwards 😎

It is also Middlewich 5k run event on Sunday.
Here is a map of the route

If anyone is available to litter pick any or part of this route before and/or after the event Run Middlewich would be really grateful 💚

Thank you 😆

Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Dear Team Members
Please be reminded that nobody should be taking risks to remove litter.
We must insist you do not litter pick on grass verges to busy roads, central reservations and traffic islands etc. Please notify Cheshire East Council or a Clean Team committee member if you want to report a problem of litter on a busy road.

Here is a reminder of our safety guidelines - Thank You 😇

Middlewich Clean Team Guidelines for volunteer litter pickers

Thank you for volunteering to help make Middlewich a cleaner, more attractive place to live for everyone.  Below are some points which you might not be aware of.  This guide is for your safety, please read it carefully.

1.       It is recommended that a picking stick be used to pick up litter and that strong thick gloves be worn to protect hands from cuts, infection and penetration by broken glass and discarded hypodermic needles. Litter carries potentially harmful bacteria; for example Toxocariasis from dog faeces which can cause blindness, and Leptospirosis (Weil’s disease) transmitted in river and canal water from rat urine; discarded needles can be a source of HIV and/or sexually transmitted diseases

2.       If you take other people with you on litter picks you must make them aware of possible hazards.  People under 18 must have the permission of their parent or guardian and be supervised at all times by an adult, and in some cases it may be wise to exclude them from the operation.

3.       Under no circumstances touch or remove hypodermic needles.  They should be covered up if possible, and the position marked.  For safe removal call the Community Wardens on 0300 123 5021.

4.       Footwear – strong footwear is recommended to protect feet from the hazards mentioned in point 1.  Lightweight, canvas or open toed footwear is not recommended.

5.       Please be aware of road safety and consider the location you plan to pick very carefully.  Locations such as grass verges to busy roads, central reservations, traffic islands etc. should not be tackled by volunteers without consultation with the police and highways authority.  For these areas traffic control and experienced personnel would be needed and suitable high visibility jackets worn.

6.       Take great care near canals and rivers. Do not reach into water or down slippery banks. There should always be a minimum of two people working near water.

7.       Do not overfill bags so that they become heavy.  To prevent injury when lifting, keep the back straight, do not twist and use your leg muscles rather than your arms or back.  Be aware that bags of litter may contain sharp hazardous items as highlighted above.

8.       Volunteers should ideally pick in groups of two or more.  Be sensible about such things as time of day; e.g. litter pick in daylight and leave plenty of time to dispose of rubbish before nightfall.

9.       Volunteers should not spend more than one or two hours at each litter pick.  With groups of six or eight people even very bad areas can be cleaned in about an hour.

10.   Private land should not be picked without the permission of the owner of the land as you would be trespassing.  On no account enter derelict or dangerous buildings to retrieve litter.

11.   If you find large items such as household furniture on public land make note of where it is and ring Cheshire East Council on 0300 123 5021. You must not remove such items from private land.

12.   Be pleasant at all times to passers-by who may make adverse comments about litter picking.  Do not get into verbal arguments with them as you be putting yourself in danger and it could reflect poorly on the Clean Team.

13.   After litter picking, wash hands thoroughly.  Store litter picking equipment in a shed or garage if at all possible, rather than in your home, for health reasons.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Litter Pick Reminder Monday 29th April & Spring round up

Back in March, Morrisons hosted us and 10 volunteers filled at least a bag each -
Thanks to all those who attended and for our wonderful refreshments in Morrisons 💚

Next up we had our Great British Spring Clean Event and we had a whopping 24 litter heroes turn out collecting over 24 bags! It was a great afternoon in the sunshine at The Kings Lock who kindly provided us with refreshments too. Big thanks to Kings Lock 💚

Coming up the next litter pick is meeting at Starbucks on Monday 29th April 2pm. They are providing drinks afterwards so please go inside and see the staff on your return from litter picking 😎

A few other dates for you
12th of May is the Middlewich 5k run event. If anyone wants to litter pick around the route please feel free. More info here

14th May we are litter picking with 1st Cledford Brownies. If anyone wants to lend a hand you are more than welcome. Contact us through our Facebook page please

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

KEEP BRITAIN TIDY Great British Spring Clean Event

See you all this Saturday 6th April from 1:45pm meeting in The Kings Lock Inn Car Park Booth Lane Middlewich 💚
All equipment provided.
Tea and Coffee available to our members for a discounted £1 in The Kings Lock

Friday, 22 March 2019

We Have A New Gallery

Our website Gallery stopped working because Google closed the feature that provided it. Not to be defeated we've found ourselves a new way of displaying our Photo Gallery which goes right back to the days of our formation in 2004.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Litter pick reminder

Monday 18th March please meet in Morrisons car park just before 2pm 👣🌈🚮😁

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

A brilliant poem by our team member Anne Russell

Nice and sunny what a beautiful day
As I go walking on my way
Oh what do I see what have I found
But mess and litter on the ground

I walk my dog upon this field
My eyes are always peeled
Lots of broken glass about
A smashed up bottle from a lout

I swept up all the glass with care
And picked up all the rubbish there
It's in the bin where it belongs
Don’t the litter bugs know its wrong

I would not mind but there is a bin
With which to put your rubbish in
Why do they have to smash the glass
It gets embedded in the grass

I have to watch my poor dogs paws
In case she gets some cuts and sores
There’s lots of doggies go on this ground
To sniff and play and chase around

There is also lots of dirty poop
That people did not care to scoop
Not very nice when it’s trod in
It should be bagged and in the bin

I am a member of the clean team
We strive to keep this lovely town clean
It is ongoing there’s no reprieve
All this litter we have to retrieve

So have respect and love this space
It is a rather lovely place
So make it smart and not rundown
For Middlewich is a lovely town


Anne Russell  March 2019 


Monday, 11 March 2019

We've been busy so far this spring!

A few pictures from our group litter picks in Feb and March.
Thank you all for your continued hard work and commitment 💚

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

***Litter Pick Reminder***

Don't forget we are meeting this Saturday at 2pm on TownBridge Car Park (Sea Bank) which is at the main traffic lights in the centre of town.

Followed by refreshments in The White Bear Pub on Wheelock Street.

See you all Saturday 😊

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

**Litter pick reminder**

Join us on Monday 25th Feb meeting in the car park of The Harvester Salt Cellar Pub

 (Holmes Chapel Road, Poachin Way, Middlewich,Cheshire, CW10 0JB).

2pm -3pm

We look forward to seeing everyone 😍

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

***Litter Pick Reminder***

Please come and join us this coming Saturday meeting at the Turnpike pub car park from just before 2pm 😍

All welcome and new members please feel free to come along and see what we are about 😇

We usually stay for a social drink after the hour of litter picking.
Due to increased numbers the pubs may not be able to offer complimentary drinks so please bear this in mind if you plan on staying for a drink with us afterwards. 
Thank you 👀😎

Monday, 28 January 2019

Wow what a January!!!

We've had two team litter picks so far this year.

The first meeting was at the Big Lock Pub which attracted 25 adults and 4 children 😍 and our second meeting starting at Town Bridge Car park had 16 adults 😁

These are fantastic numbers and we can't thank you all enough for your dedication and hard work 💕

We would also like to thank the pubs who provide our refreshments! 😄

See you all soon at the next team litter pick which will be on Saturday 9th Feb at The Turnpike Pub on Warmingham Lane 😎

Saturday, 26 January 2019

***Litter Pick Reminder for Monday 28th Jan***

Hello Team 💓

Don't forget to join us on Monday meeting up on TownBridge Car Park at 2pm.
We will do an hour of litter picking around town then we have hot drinks in The Boars Head (not The Kinderton as previously advertised as it's closed for refurb).
We are looking forward to seeing you all 💚😍

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

*Litter Pick Reminder* This Saturday The Big Lock Pub

We are meeting in The Big Lock Pub car park at 2pm this Saturday followed by refreshments in the pub after 3pm 😍

We look forward to seeing you there 💚