A GROUP of residents who help keep their town clean by picking up litter are scheduled to re-start it’s monthly meets again soon. The Cheadle Moorlands Litter Pickers is set to meet on Sunday (February 2) at 10am for the first time this year after taking a short break over winter and the group of volunteers is inviting residents down to assist in the deed. The initiative started in August 2018 with still current members meeting on the first Sunday of every month outside Bargain Booze, located on High Street, before travelling around town to pick up items of waste left in public spaces.
Nicola Cooper, who established the group with mum Christine Broad, said partakers will be provided with bags and littler pickers and asks, if possible, that residents take their own gloves due to low stock.
“We want to keep the town looking tidy,” Nicola told the Times and Echo.
“Numbers went up last year before they dropped slightly because of the cold.
“However, we usually have a lot of people when it gets a bit warmer and get towards summer.
“The more we have the better.”
A spokesperson for the group wrote on it’s Facebook page: “We welcome anyone who wishes to join us in our mission.
“While de-littering Cheadle collectively we need to consider the effects of litter pollution on the town and rural environment.
“Those who drop litter in Cheadle or who throw it from their cars in the town or in surrounding countryside are the problem but collectively and with a conscience, we are the solution.
“It is now time for all of us to go out of our way to pick up trash littering the town of Cheadle.
“We must all work towards making Cheadle and the local countryside a cleaner, tidier and litter free place.”
To learn more, visit the ‘Cheadle Moorland Litter Pickers’ page on Facebook.
We are the only family run, independent newspaper and magazine business in Staffordshire, established 1896. We are home to three weekly newspapers – The Cheadle and Tean Times (aka The Stunner), The Uttoxeter Echo and The Blythe and Forsbrook Times.
We also produce Peeps into the Past, a bi-monthly nostalgic glimpse into our photographic archives, and three bi-monthly glossy lifestyle magazines – Stone and Eccleshall Life, Leek Life and Newcastle Life.
T. 01538 752214 or 753162
18 Tape Street, Cheadle, Staffs ST10 1BD
T. 01889 562479
5 Church Street, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 8AG (Uttoxeter Office is a postal address only)