MP joins Wilmslow Clean Team | Knutsford Times

MP joins Wilmslow Clean Team

By on April 16, 2018

Tatton MP Esther McVey joined the Wilmslow Clean Team for their annual Spring Clean and donned her hi-vis jacket and rubber gloves as she set to work in the Moor Lane and Gravel Lane area of the town.

Ms McVey said: “I was invited along by Sally Hoare and had the chance to meet some of the team members including Chris Manley who was leading the clean that day and Chris Evans, the Clean Team Chairman. It was a great time and lovely to see so many people out working together to keep our towns clean.

“There are many opportunities for people to volunteer and if we all play our part and do a small amount it makes a huge difference. I love being out in the constituency meeting different people and events like these are great as I can do that but also play my part in keeping our area tidy. I got stuck in and chatted to volunteers as we picked up lots of beer cans, plastic bottles, and dog poo in bags, whatever was on the floor we picked up.”

The group organise several cleans each month but during Easter Week each year a full five days is dedicated to cleaning up the area. The Clean Team are looking for new volunteers as the more people on board the more they can do. All equipment, insurance and training needed to get involved is provided as volunteers can choose the sessions they attend and are not expected to attend all cleaning events.

Ms McVey added: “We have wonderful people who want to keep our community clean. As well as those who join the twice monthly organised cleans, there are a number of residents who do ad-hoc cleans in their own street or look after specific areas of the town. We live in a wonderful community in a beautiful part of the country and it is lovely to see residents of all ages along with local businesses attend these events.”

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