WILMSLOW Clean Team bagged a huge haul of rubbish during their Spring Clean week.

Four formal litter picks were organised by the team from April 1 to 7, and some volunteers also contributed by going out on their own.

Ten volunteers met at The Unicorn in Dean Row for an hour-long evening pick, focusing on the surrounding area.

Some volunteers headed off to Summerfields. Another drove further afield and picked from Prestbury Road, down to the River Bollin and up as far as Wilmslow Park North – an area which was particularly bad. The group collected 15 bags and some hub caps.

Eleven volunteers met at Lindow Common, and collected 16 bags in the surrounding area.

Nine volunteers met at The Kings Arms, and covered the surrounding area, including Alderley Road, Knutsford Road and Chapel Lane.

Two volunteers drove further afield and picked Prestbury Road. Ten bags were collected altogether, and flytipping on Prestbury Road was reported to ANSA.

The final Spring Clean pick saw seven volunteers meet at Wilmslow Garden Centre. They covered the surrounding roads and woods.

Two volunteers drove down Stanneylands Road and covered the area from the hotel, down to the river and up the other side.

This area was one of the worst seen by the volunteers, who very quickly filled four bags of litter and a bag of recyclables.

A team spokesman said: “The litter was everywhere in what is a really picturesque part of the town.

“It’s possible the huge house building exercise is contributing to the problem – we will have to monitor this situation. We collected 14 bags along with hub caps.

“We collected a massive haul of 54 bags at our formal Spring Clean picks. The total bag count in the last month is 60 and our total so far in 2019 is 165.

“Thanks to everyone who came to the litter picks or supported us in other ways in what was a very successful Spring Clean.

“As well as running our own litter picks we have also been pushing ANSA to litter pick the A34 bypass.”