Monday, 19 December 2016

Best wishes for Christmas

Greetings Clean Team Members

Over the past twelve months Middlewich Clean Team has worked tirelessly on behalf of our town.

We have welcomed new members and their commitment in attending organised litter picks, making sure that their own area is cared for is amazing.

The membership is in the region of two hundred and it is quite staggering that our desire to make a difference to our town is still as keenly felt as it was in our first faltering steps almost fourteen years ago.

So on that very postive note , i would like to wish you a very 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' and best wishes for 2017.

From myself & my fellow ' Clean Team Committee'

Janet
Janet Chishom B.E.M
Chairperson MCT

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Last 2016 Litter Pick

Twelve of us Litter picked yesterday, we have left the bags for collection by ANSA in the usual spots. 

Unfortunately some really irresponsible dog walkers are using the area opposite Wardle Cottage as a toilet facility for their dogs and not clearing up after them. I counted forty dumps of dog poo. If it could be arranged for the Warden to visit the area that might help.

We did have a lovely afternoon and the Kings Lock provided us with hot drinks on our return. 

Many Thanks
Janet
Janet Chishom B.E.M
Chairperson MCT

Monday, 5 December 2016

Litter Pick And Shop Keeper Initiative

Ten people attended the litter pick. The weather was kind and we started the shop keeper initiative. We have already signed quite a number of premises up and I am sure that Stephen will forward the list onto committee members shortly. Everyone who we spoke to were very positive.

It was so encouraging after. The bins along Southway have been removed to the rear and the difference is a amazing. Darren cleared all the leaves from the area, it now looks cared for and clean.

I am quite cheery about what has been achieved.

Many thanks

Janet

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Another Good Turnout

19th November, equipped with pickers, bag holders and bags,
it's action time for the MIddlewich Clean Team.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Our next litter pick

Good morning

Just a quick reminder that our next group litter pick will be this Saturday, 19th November, meeting at 2pm at the Turnpike car park.

We will pick for just the usual hour and I look forward to seeing some of you there,

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair, Middlewich Clean Team

Monday, 7 November 2016

Litter pick today

Hello All

We had a brilliant litter pick today, nine members came along for an hour in the bright sunshine. Everyone was in such good spirits we had loads of laughs and we cleared Centurion Way to its pristine best. We have left the bags for collections by ANSA in the usual spots.

Many thanks

Janet

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Litter pick and AGM

Hello everyone

Just a quick reminder that our next litter pick will be on Monday 7th November – meet at 2pm at the Total People car park, Centurion Way.

 

Also, don’t forget that next week we will be holding our AGM. It’s at the White Bear on Wheelock Street at 7.30pm. There will be refreshments afterward and everyone is welcome.

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair, Middlewich Clean Team

 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Our next litter pick

Good morning All

Our next group litter pick will be on Saturday 22nd October and will meet at Morrisons Car Park at 2pm.

Please do try to come along – we will pick around the local area for just an hour and it is always a very friendly event.

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair, Middlewich Clean Team

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Town Bridge Plant Containers

As you can see the containers at Town Bridge have been planted up thanks to Middlewich Clean Team. As usual Chris came along and assisted with planting the heathers and pansies.

I pushed the boat out and spent 6.99 each on the heathers from Minshulls, the pansies made the total cost £21.00.  I thought that Middlewich is worth it and we had the permission, so why not. I decided to spend £7.00 more than we agreed so that we were also able to plant Bernice's bench/planter with some of the pansies.

The work hasn't gone unnoticed. Hilary and Ian cycled past later on and Hilary commented, "The containers look lovely, the heather is a lovely colour". Polly was impressed too and said, "Well Done Chris and Janet! That's a lovely sight Thank you both".

It is always good to have encouraging feed back.

Many Thanks especially to Chris.

Janet
    

Friday, 7 October 2016

Litter pick on Monday

Hello everyone

 

Just a quick reminder that our next litter pick will be this Monday (10th October) – meet at 2pm at The Big Lock car park. Here’s hoping that this mild weather will continue so that we can litter pick in the sunshine.

 

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

A Little Gardening

Hello All

Middlewich Clean Team undertook some gardening work this morning at the Town Bridge Carpark following your being granted your permission. Six members plus some passing High School pupils spent an hour weeding and tidying the overgrown area. We were fortunate to have some shrubs donated by two of our members which has made tremendous difference as you can see from the attached photographs. One of our team is a qualified horticulture person and his help was invaluable. Apparently the area will need to have some more extra attention in approximately fourteen days time. This is to ensure that the new growth is removed quickly to keep on top of the problem.

We have left green waste for collection beside the bin on the carpark which is also included in the photographs. We had a coffee afterwards which was kindly provided by the White Bear.


Friday, 30 September 2016

Our next litter pick is tomorrow

Good morning all

Tomorrow morning, in the town centre, we will be weeding and planting some shrubs that have kindly been donated by a member.  We will be gathering to plant and weed the bed which is at the far end of Town Bridge car park at 11.00am. 

Many hands make light work as they say, so I hope to see you there.

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Group litter pick

Hello everyone

 

Just a quick reminder that our next litter pick will be this Saturday (17th) – meet at 2pm at Tesco Car Park.

Hope to see some of you there,

 

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

New Newsletter

We hope you've been enjoying the Summer. Our Autumn Newsletter with news of what we have been getting up to over the Summer months is now available from the menu on the right or by clicking here.


We have an important event on 6th September when the Tour of Britain cycle race comes to Middlewich and we always like our town to look its best, so do try to join us for the litter pick on Monday 5th September, meeting at 2pm at Townbridge.


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

2nd Cledford Brownies Annual Litter Pick



2nd Cledford Brownies joined MCT for their annual litter pick and had a very productive evening. The Brownies were very enthusiastic and are full of regret that people still drop litter. They promised to spread the message that it is unacceptable to drop litter and that it is also in all our hands to look after our town to keep it clean and tidy by using the bins or by taking litter home. Karen, the unit leader commented, "Thank you for giving up your time to take the Brownies on 11th July, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves".

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Our next litter pick

Hello everyone,

Just a quick reminder that our next litter pick will be this Saturday (23rd July) – meet at 2pm at Kings Lock Car Park. Here’s hoping that this lovely weather will continue so that we can litter pick for an hour in the sunshine.

Very best wishes,
Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Friday, 8 July 2016

Next litter pick

Hello everyone,

Just a quick reminder that our next litter pick will be this Monday (11th July) – meet at 2pm at Morrisons Car Park.

Hope to see some of you there.


Very best wishes,
Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Monday, 27 June 2016

Happy Birthday Your Majesty


A wet morning gave way just in time for a warm, bright afternoon and though this had affected the attendance it was still successful event.

Middlewich Clean Team members organised the venue and Morrisons supermarket gave a generous discount on the catering. Members contributed to the food supply and there was plenty for all. Sunshine and food, what else could be needed, well music and dancing. So, Stoke on Trent duo 'Rain Acoustic Duo' provided the music and the ladies danced away. Partners seemed somewhat more reserved!

Thanks also go to Cafe Bon Bon for the white chocolate party cake and cup cakes, Middlewich Town Council for lending a gazebo, Alison Roylance White/Good Neighbours for finding a supply of flags and bunting and Cheshire East Council helped with a grant towards the costs.

A toast to her Majesty and then the party was on:













Thursday, 23 June 2016

It's nearly time to party!

Hi everybody

Don’t forget our party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday – you’re all invited!

We will be partying from 2p until 4pm at the junction of Warmingham Lane and Long Lane this Saturday 25th June. There will be live music, food and lots of fun. Bring something to sit on, your favourite tipple and a small plate of food to share.

Fingers crossed for the weather and I hope to see you there.

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Party, Party!

Hi Everyone

Not long to go now – preparations are well underway for Middlewich Clean Team’s Party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

It will be held at the corner of Warmingham Lane/Long Lane from 2pm until 4pm on Saturday 25th June. There will be plenty of fun, food and live music.

Please do come and join us and bring along a small plate of food to share, a chair, and your favourite tipple.

Looking forward to it already!

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

 

 

Friday, 10 June 2016

Next letter pick

Hello everyone

Just a quick reminder that our next litter pick will be this Monday (13th June) – meet at 2pm at Town Bridge. Here’s hoping that this lovely weather will continue so that we can litter pick in the sunshine.

And please don’t forget that the Clean Team will be holding a celebration party for the Queen's 90th birthday on June 25th on the corner of Warmingham Lane / Long Lane at 2.00pm. It will be great fun so please join us if you can.

Very best wishes
Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Friday, 27 May 2016

We're having a party!

Hello everyone
You are invited to join Middlewich Clean Team at a celebration party for the Queen's 90th birthday on June 25th on the corner of Warmingham Lane / Long Lane at 2.00pm
We are hoping that as many of our members as possible will join in the festivities.  There will be music, laughter, fun and some food.   You will need to bring a chair to sit on and your own tipple to drink whatever it might be.   It would be lovely also if you could bring a small plate of food to share.  
We are hoping for sunshine, good company, and a real opportunity to have a thoroughly lovely time together.
Very best wishes
Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Next litter pick

Hello everyone

Just a quick reminder that our next Litter Pick will be this Saturday 28th May, meeting 2pm in the Big Lock car park.

Hope to see some of you there,

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Next litter pick

Hello everyone

Our next litter pick will be on Monday 16th May, meeting at 2pm at the main Tesco Car Park. I hope this lovely weather stays fine for our litter pick.

I've also attached a message below about a petition about littering, the damage it can do to animals and what we would like the Government to do to help – please take a look.

Have a lovely weekend and see you soon,

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

 

Littering is a big problem in the UK today. It damages ecosystems and results in thousands of animals being hurt and killed every year.

The RSPCA has dealt with many litter-related calls including a fox cub with its head stuck in a wheel hub, a badger cub with a plastic can holder embedded in its neck, and a cat that lacerated its paw on some broken glass. Cigarette butts have been found in the stomachs of many fish and birds. These are just some examples รข€" the RSPCA receives over 7,000 litter-related calls per year.

Take action and sign Jennifer's petition now!

The UK is a litter-ridden country compared to most of Europe. And it is getting worse. Litter costs the taxpayer £850,000,000 a year to clear up. Change is needed.

Care2 petition author Jennifer is demanding that the Government:

  • Invest more in behaviour change campaigns to prevent littering
  • Increase fines for littering
  • Require businesses to keep the perimeters of their premises free from litter
  • Allocate a portion of tobacco levies to help pay for the cost of street cleaning

Sign now to tell DEFRA, the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to create a national litter strategy for the UK, with a clear framework for action.

 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Invitation to Mayor Making

Good morning

Members of Middlewich Clean Team have been invited to attend the Mayor Making next week – please see the attached invitation, and if you would like to attend please let Nicci at the Council Offices know.

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair, Middlewich Clean Team

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Our next litter pick and SAVE THE DAY

Hello everyone

This is just a quick reminder that our next litter pick will be this Saturday 30th April, meeting 2pm at the Salt Cellar Car Park. Let’s hope the weather is Spring-like and that we can enjoy an hour’s litter picking in sunshine.

Could I also ask you to SAVE THE DAY for our Birthday Party for the Queen. We will be holding a very special party on Saturday 25th June – so keep the date free and more details will follow very soon. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing some of you on Saturday.

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Missing Litter Pick Dates


Hi All,

I added the latest newsletter as soon as I had it, so that included taking the pick dates from it and placing them in the diary for upcoming events. Unfortunately I didn't notice the overlap in the pick dates when I deleted the old entry.

No problem. From now on the diary will include pick dates from the two most recent newsletters (click here to see).

Regards, Ian

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Newsletter

Good morning all
Here’s the latest Newsletter from Middlewich Clean Team. As always, it contains details of our litter pick dates and meeting points for the next few months, plus news about what the Team have been up to recently.
Do put the pick dates in your diary and I hope to see some of you out and about very soon,
Very best wishes
Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Friday, 8 April 2016

Our next litter pick

Good morning all

Spring is here at last so I’m hoping for some good weather for litter picking! Our next scheduled litter pick is on Monday 11th April, meeting at 2pm in Kings Lock car park.

We will, as always, just pick for an hour. It’s a very sociable way to ‘do your bit’ and don’t forget that friends and family will be made very welcome if they come along with you.

Hoping to see you there,

Very best wishes

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Our next litter pick

Hello everyone

Just a quick reminder that our next litter pick will be on Easter Saturday 26th March – meet 2pm at the junction of Warmingham Lane and Long Lane South.

Don’t forget, if you can bring any friends or family they will be made very welcome.

Very best wishes
Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair of Middlewich Clean Team

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Clean For The Queen - Video Report

On 5th March 2016 we were joined by members of the Middle-Wyches WI and the Middlewich U3A to help to make Middlewich a tidier place that we can all be proud of. Over 30 people met up at Town Bridge car park where they split into groups for an hour's picking at a variety of previously identified areas around Middlewich.


The aim of the "Clean For The Queen" is to clean up Britain in time for the Queen's 90th Birthday on 21st April and to this end other nearby areas were also covered by clean team members such as Croxton  Lane. Out and about nearby were Moston Litter Pickers and the Canal and River Trust too.

If you would like to join in and help the Middlewich Clean Team the please contact us, details are on ourContact Us page. 

You can register receive updates to this website by just entering your email address in the Follow Us By Email box also displayed on this page.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Clean For The Queen, An Hour That Made A Difference

Last weekend we were joined by members of the Middle-Wyches WI and the Middlewich U3A to help to make Middlewich a tidier place that we can all be proud of.

Over 30 people met up at Town Bridge car park where they split into groups for an hour's picking at a variety of previously identified areas around Middlewich. This was part of the nationwide "Clean For The Queen" for which we were pleased to have the company of Fiona Bruce MP.



Everyone cheerfully worked hard to improve the appearance of the areas they covered, one example being the garage area near to Cledford Primary School. Incidentaly a number of discarded soda syphon charging capsules were found at this location.






Many areas around town had been identified as being in need of similar attention and we covered most but not all the them so there is plenty more work to do. Some of the teams were caught in action at the following locations:

Town Wharf



Saturday, 5 March 2016

A Refreshing End

Live from TESCO !
An excellent turnout for Clean for the Queen was rewarded by refreshments provided by Tesco.

A full report will be posted soon.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Clean For The Queen - It's This Saturday

There will be an extra-special litter pick this Saturday 5th March. We are taking part in the national event organised as a birthday gift for Her Majesty the Queen. Clean Team members will be joined by members of the Women's Institute and the U3A to help to make Middlewich a tidier place that we can all be proud of. We are expecting lots of extra helpers on Saturday and will split up into teams to cover as much of the town as possible.

All equipment will be supplied and there will be an experienced person guiding each team around the town. Meet at 2pm at Townbridge Car Park. We will litter pick for an hour before making our way to the main Tesco Store where Tesco have very kindly offered to put on light refreshments for us all.

Everyone will be made very welcome and it promises to be a very sociable event, so please come along and help to make the event a success.

If you can't make Saturday (or even if you can, but want to pick some more), then don't forget we have our usual litter pick on Monday 7th March, meeting at Morrisons Car Park.
 

Very best wishes,
Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Spotted A Site Needing A Clean-Up?

As mention in our previous post "Clean for the Queen - we are all in it together" we are getting set for a good clean-up on 5th March 2016 with a good number of spots identified as needing attention but are they areas you would choose? Only way to find out is to let us know about any area in Middlewich that you have spotted and we'll let you know if we are covering it or if we can add in to the sites for the day.

So to nominate a site needing a Clean for the Queen (or any other time when it come to that) please email us at enqs@middlewichcleanteam.co.uk . You can also contact us via our Facebook page.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Our next Litter Pick

Good morning everyone.

Middlewich Clean Team's next Litter Pick will take place on Monday 8th February – meeting at 2pm at Townbridge.

Don't forget that we will be having an extra Litter Pick next month. We will be taking part in an extra-special 'Clean for the Queen' event on Saturday 5th March. Please save the date in your diaries,
for more details click here .

Very best wishes,
Janet
Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

Nurseries and Playgroups

On Monday 3rd February Janet and I went as planned to the nurseries and playgroups in Middlewich, this is our eighth year of visiting the nurseries and playgroups!


Playbox children "keep it clean".   Photo: Hilary Jones
Our visiting programme was:
  1. 9.30am Playbox, Community Centre 
  2. 10am Peter Pan
  3. 10.45am Rainbow
  4. Lunch
  5. 1.15pm Early Learners Nursery
  6. 2pm Tommy Thumbs




We went to each nursery and playgroup and we talked to the children about the importance of putting litter in the bin and the role of Middlewich Clean Team. We let them have a go with our junior crocodile litter pickers placing litter into our bin. Then we sang our song which they all love to do, complete with actions. (To the tune of Frere Jacques)

"See some litter, see some litter,
pick it up, pick it up,
put it in the bin, put it in the bin,
keep it clean, keep it clean"

Then the children were awarded a MCT sticker. The idea is to teach the children that litter belongs in the bin and not on the ground.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Clean For The Queen - we are all in it together


We are joining forces with Middle Wyches WI and Middlewich U3A on 5th March to litter pick in the town to start off the Clean For The Queen initiative. The aim of the initiative is to clean up Britain in time for the Queen's 90th Birthday on 21st April which will be a national event taking place over the weekend 4-6th March.
The volunteer groups are ready.     Photo: Hilary Jones

The preparations for the joining up of our Middlewich volunteer workforce have been made and all are thrilled to work together and help present a clean and sparkling Middlewich. All local organisations and residents are invited to join us and there will refreshments when we have finished.

The litter pick on 5th March will start from Seabank Car Park, Town Bridge at 2pm.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Our next litter pick

Good morning everyone,

Just a little reminder that we have a litter pick this Saturday 23rd
January. We will be meeting at 2pm on the Turnpike car park.

The weather is forecast to turn a bit milder at the weekend so I hope to
see some of you there,

Very best wishes

Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair of Middlewich Clean Team

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Litter campaign news

Hello everyone

I just thought you might like to know what is going on in the world of 'anti-litter'. There is a move to increase the fines levied on people who are caught dropping litter. See this link:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/12066598/New-150-fines-for-litter-louts-who-think-it-is-their-human-right-to-drop-rubbish.html

Of course, this will only work if people are caught and fined.

Another move in the campaign against litter nationally is 'Clean for the Queen'. Middlewich Clean Team will be joining in this – we have arranged a special litter pick on Saturday 5th March, meeting at 2pm at Townbridge car park and I hope as many people as possible will join us in our efforts.
 

We are not alone in the fight against litter!

Very best wishes

Janet
Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair of Middlewich Clean Team

Friday, 1 January 2016

First 2016 Litter Pick Reminder

Happy New Year everyone!

Our first litter pick of 2016 will be on Monday 4th January, meeting at
the Big Lock car park at 2pm. The landlord, Ken, has offered a hot drink
afterwards to all members who join the litter pick so I look forward to
seeing some of you there.

Very best wishes

Janet

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair of Middlewich Clean Team