CETRA representatives with Wilmslow Town Council Chair and grant cheque

Colshaw Estate Tenants and Residents Association (CETRA) has been awarded a grant of £600 to fund the hire of skips for residents of Colshaw Farm, to try to alleviate the serious issue of fly-tipping in the area.

CETRA is a community group that protects, works and campaigns for the right of tenants within the Colshaw Estate. CETRA also provide tenants with information, advice and assistance to encourage a community spirit in the area and work to the elimination of discrimination.

The hire of community skips is a trial by CETRA to see if fly tipping can be reduced. Colshaw residents will be able to use the skips – all placed within Riverside car parks and supervised by CETRA volunteers – to dispose of large items of household waste.

The trial will consist of two skips after Christmas and two skips at a later date. The Wilmslow Town Council grant will fund two of the skips, with Riverside funding the other two. If the scheme is successful, CETRA will fund a further two skips in the Spring.

Town Mayor, Councillor Jon Newell, said, “The trial of community skips with the aim of reducing fly tipping is a great initiative. We commend CETRA volunteers for thinking of and overseeing the scheme and hope it is a great success.”

More information about grants available from Wilmslow Town Council can be found at:

Planned skip dates will be shared by CETRA on their Facebook page. Alternatively, they can be contacted at [email protected]

Photographed: Ellie Jackson from CETRA with Wilmslow Town Council Chair, Councillor Jon Newell.