Local people from Congleton came together to clean up the town on Saturday 6th May. Residents spent two hours litter picking, weeding, putting up and stencilling no-dog fouling signs and generally making the local area at New Life Church and surrounding streets look better.
A total of 15 bags of litter were collected from a number of streets including: West Road, West Street, Clayton By Pass, Westholme Close, Obelisk Way and surrounding streets, Newcastle Road, Sandbach Road, Holmes Chapel Road, Back Lane, Antrobus Street, West End Cottages, Ruskin Road, St James Avenue, Crescent Road and surrounding streets, West Street Car Park and Antrobus Street Car Park. With the help of Congleton Town Mayor Cllr Charles Booth and Tidy Town Champion Glen Williams, no-dog fouling stencils were sprayed by two young children on West Road and West End Cottages- over 20 no-dog fouling posters were also put up on West Road and West Street.
The “Local Heroes” Clean was organised by Congleton In Bloom team member Cllr Glen Williams who said “I would like to thank the residents that volunteered their time to come and join in the clean-up. It was really good to see some familiar faces as well as welcoming the new volunteers, it is great that the volunteer list is blooming!”
Congleton Town Mayor Cllr Charles Booth said “The local heroes clean-up was my first event as Mayor and I really enjoyed it! The town always looks great, but the extra work that the volunteers put in definitely makes a difference to the town.”
The next clean-up will be on Saturday 3rd June at Bromley Farm Community Centre from 10am-12noon. All equipment will be provided, please dress appropriately for the weather.
Anyone wishing to join in with a clean-up with the In Bloom team, or organise their own and need to borrow equipment, please contact Ruth Burgess- Streetscape Development Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01260 270350 ext 2 for more details.