The Middlewich Clean Team held their annual flower planting at St. Michael’s and All Angels church yard in the evening of Tuesday 4th June . It is a real community event now well fixed into the annual Clean Team calendar.

Over sixty volunteers enjoyed the sunny evening to plant bedding plants in the borders and flower beds of the churchyard. Middlewich Clean Team volunteers had organised more than sunshine though and members of the Cubs, Brownies, Sea Cadets and the Boys Brigade were all kept busy planning and made an excellent job of it.

Middlewich Town Mayor and Clean Team Committee member Bernice Walmsley, attended the proceedings and commented that, “It was great to see the community coming together on a beautiful evening to help the town. The churchyard looks beautiful and all these young people from the community groups have played their parts.”

Middlewich Clean Team took the opportunity to present awards to Cubs who had designed posters for the Clean Team’s 10th anniversary. Ollie Egerton and Rebecca Davies of the Middlewich Tuesday Cubs and Oliver Jones and Antonia Gilmore from the Middlewich Thursday Cubs received awards which were presented by the Mayor, she said, “The posters designed by the Cubs were very well done – there’s some real talent in our youth groups in Middlewich and it was a privilege for me to be asked to present the awards”.

The plants were sponsored by Middlewich Town Council, Middlewich Southway Tesco and Cheshire East Council and Refreshments were served by the Mother’s Union.

Janet Chisholm, our Chairperson and founder of the Middlewich Clean Team, says a big thank you to all of the volunteers and organisations who turned out for the ‘brilliant’ evening and said that it was the best organised planting the team have had yet.

There are additional photographs from the community planting evening in our 2013 photo archive.