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08/06/2024 - 09/06/2024

‘Big Spring Clean-up’ of Wilmslow’s Colshaw Valley

Volunteers needed to help restore the much-neglected community asset

 The tidy-up – which is being organised by CETRA, the Colshaw estate’s Tenants and Residents Association, with support from United Utilities – should have taken place in mid-April but had to be deferred due to logistical problems involved in clearing tonnes of fly tipped waste from the bottom and estate-side of the valley.

With the time-intensive challenge now 90 per cent completed, CETRA is switching the focus back to the tidying up and cutting back of shrubbery and undergrowth from the picturesque path that runs the length of the valley.

“For that, we need as many green-fingered volunteers as possible,” emphasizes CETRA chairman Terry Burgess

Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Terry via WhatsApp, or email him at [email protected]

The valley – which now has its own logo – runs from the Dean Row end of Blackden Walk on the Colshaw estate down to the railway viaduct that bridges the River Dean and footpath leading through to Manchester Road and Wilmslow Garden Centre.

With spring giving way to summer, the project has now been renamed ‘The Big Valley Tidy Up’ and will take place between 9am and 6pm on each of the days.

Toilet facilities, refreshments and equipment will be available on each of the days – albeit volunteers can bring their own tools if they wish, along with gloves and safety glasses.

CETRA partners that have already pledged their support for the project include Residents of Wilmslow, Wilmslow Community Market Garden, Colshaw Farm Hope Centre, and Colshaw’s Bitesize Church.

The second longer term phase of the five-year project aims to restore the tranquil habitat to its original condition while improving accessibility and biodiversity in parallel.

The first step will be the setting up of a Friends of Colshaw Valley group to schedule and undertake regular maintenance as well as fundraising and planning for longer term improvements.

 For further information please contact:

Terry Burgess
M: 0754 308 8252
E: [email protected]
FB: www.facebook.com/groups/1510454315757488/
W: www.cetra/org.uk