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Litter Pickers

Times Echo and Life / Litter Pickers

March 19, 2020

“Help keep our village clean”

A VILLAGER, who is part of a group that helps keep her area clean, is encouraging residents to join in with the tidy-up as the community aims to achieve a Best Kept Village award. Alison Pooler, of Kingsley, is part of a group of residents that meet on one Sunday a month to go around the village and spruce it up. Stemming from an initial idea a few years ago, the initiative now attracts around seven members per meet-up and now, starting in mid-April, the group will be coming together on Wednesday evenings too in order to both keep the place in good nick and also strive for a Best Kept Village award.

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February 20, 2020

“The effects of inhaling NOS gas can be sudden death”

MEMBERS of the community have aired their concerns over the evidential use of a legal high after numerous canisters have been found in a Moorlands town. Community group Cheadle Moorland Litter Pickers discovered several of these metal canisters, which were thought to have contained nitrous oxide (also known as ‘NOS’), behind the currently vacant Alton Castle public house in Tape Street, during one of its waste-collecting Sundays. Member Dean Powell told the Times and Echo about the discovery of these canisters.

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January 30, 2020

Litter pickers set to kick off 2020 programme

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.

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August 8, 2019

Litter pickers movement celebrates anniversary

A GROUP of volunteers who meet monthly to clean the streets of their town celebrated their one-year anniversary on Monday. The Cheadle Moorlands Litter Pickers have been keeping the streets of their town clean for the last 12 months after members were “fed up of seeing a mess on the streets.” Started by Nicola Cooper with mum Christine Broad, the group meets on the first Sunday of every month to collect litter that has been discarded in public spaces such as the high street and town centre.

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