Sandbach Clean Team

The latest monthly litter-pick was on Saturday 17th Feb. This was an early Spring Clean and Tidy Up in lieu of the Christmas Special Litter Pick last December, which had to be cancelled due to icy conditions underfoot. There was a great turn-out: the usual members monthly litter pick was supplemented by local Youth Organizations including representatives from the Fire Cadets, Police Cadets and members of the Scouting and Guiding movements.  Local members of A Rocha (a network of environmental organizations with a Christian ethos) also took part. The event was kindly hosted by Sandbach Fire Station, whose premises were used as a base for the event. Police Community Support Officer Spike Elliott helped to liaise with the Youth Groups and after the liter collection, committee member Jenny Haines provided all volunteers with a welcome cup of hot chocolate and cake.

Sandbach Town Council Mayor Cllr. Martin Forster awarded the young volunteers signed certificates in recognition of their contribution of service to the community, and Martin gave an inspiring speech warmly thanking everyone for their participation in what was a very successful morning’s work, with over thirty bags of rubbish collected.

Sandbach Clean Team is an organisation set up by local people for local people to allow them to accept and take responsibility for the cleanliness of their local area.

In July 2015 the team won the national Community Award from the Chartered Institute of Waste Management, praising in particular our focus on involving wide sections of the community including youth groups.

Our aims are to:

  • Make Sandbach and the adjacent Parishes as litter free as possible
  • Encourage people to take responsibility for their environment
  • Inform the local residents of the work of Sandbach Clean Team
  • Support the setting up of other Local Clean Teams
  • Work with young people to develop their awareness of litter and its problems
  • Develop links to other Clean Teams and environmental projects
  • Liaise closely with local government and other agencies

If you have any questions click here for possible answers.

In a recent video posted on YouTube Dick Macaulay and Jackie Foden talk about Sandbach Clean Team.  Click here to view the video performance.

2014 Novb

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