The last Town Tidy day of the year was held recently, when Congleton in Bloom members were joined by Dane Valley Beavers, town councillors, Trees for Congleton volunteers and residents, to remove litter from areas of Mossley.
Volunteers collected a dozen bags of litter from Leek Road, Boundary Lane, Reades Lane, Southlands Road, Cross Lane and the streets on Henshall Hall estate – including Marshall Grove play area, where there was “too much litter”, the organiser said.
Ten litter bins and dog waste bins were cleaned with soapy water to ensure residents did not get dirty when putting their litter in the bin.
Volunteers also visited the community orchard off Lamberts Lane by the water tower, to give the area some added attention.
Glen Williams, who organised the day, said: “It was great to see the level of turnout to our last tidy day of the year. Even on a drab autumn day, the support from residents and groups such as Dane Valley Beavers to remove litter from the streets of Mossley helped to brighten the area.”
The three neighbourhood-focussed tidy days in autumn had proved “popular and worthwhile,” said Mr Williams, and will be repeated during 2023.
He said: “Congleton in Bloom is not just about pretty flowers. A key part is the community involvement and improving the environment. These tidy days fully support these aspects and I thank everyone who gave up their Saturday morning to participate.”