A BIG WOMBLE WELCOME TO OUR NEW SALE TEAM LEADER
- ANTONIO SERGIO CARBONNELLE BORGES DA CUNHA!
Litter pick group pulls out of Sale Water Park and for good reason
Water park Wombles activities cease over Park bin dispute. The 250 Water park womble volunteers have collected over 600 sacks of litter from Sale Water park since starting litter picking in May 2016. Unfortunately due to a dispute with Trafford Council over a bin in the Water park they have had to suspend their 2018 activities in the interests of safety and consideration for the volunteers. The dispute centres around a bin that was at the top of the lake which has been removed, meaning that volunteers now have to carry loaded litter sacks over half a mile to the nearest bin.
Trafford Council have so far been unhelpful with this situation, which the litter pick group makes clear, we have contacted the council for comments.
Geoff Densham representing the Water park Wombles said: “We hope that common sense will prevail and Trafford Council can resolve the issue so that the Water park Wombles can continue our successful activities in 2018. “Until a solution is found our activities will remain suspended. It is unfair to expect volunteers to move collected sacks of litter over half a mile to other bins.” The litter pick group also want it to be made clear that Peak Pursuits the owners of the water park have nothing to do with the dispute.
SALE WOMBLES - May 27
BRIDGEWATER WOMBLES - July 26
Meet at Old Packet House Pub, Navigation Road, next to Bridgewater Canal, Broadheath.
TIMPERLEY TIDIERS - April 8: 10am and 2pm (Marathon)
Meet at car park by Timperley Methodist Church, nr. town centre shops on Stockport Road
BRIDGEWATER WOMBLES - July 26 PM, Oct 27.
SALE WOMBLES - May 27, Jul 29, Sept 30, Dec 16.
TIMPERLEY TIDIERS - Apr 8, May 27, Jul 7, Sept 8, Oct 13, Dec 23.
FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE PUBLISHED PRIOR TO EACH EVENT.
Sale's Big Tidy Up campaign started in October 2011 with the campaign becoming the SALE WOMBLES in October 2012. The Chairman is Will Jones. Helen Bayliss has responsibilities of Treasurer, Sale Wombles litter pick events organiser, co-ordinator of Nursery and Outreach Programmes. Geoff Densham is Leader of the SALE WATER PARK WOMBLES and BRIDGEWATER WOMBLES. . Our TIMPERLEY TIDIERS team is managed by David Waddell.
The Sale Wombles conduct litterpicks monthly from March to October, and the Sale Water Park Wombles monthly year round. Timperley has a varied timetable which is published on this website.
SALE WOMBLES is a well known name throughout Sale and other Trafford areas, both through our litter pick events and assistance provided to help establish other groups. We have worked with organisers in Urmston, Timperley and Stretford to assist them in setting up local groups.
Join us - rediscover your community spirit, volunteer and make friends along the way because together we can make a visible difference which benefits us all. Giving a little of your time is easy and volunteers go away feeling proud of their achievements, and are often thanked by passers-by as they work. Recent new volunteers said they really enjoyed it and didn't want to stop. Warning - it seems litter picking can be addictive!
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