Urmston in Bloom is pleased to confirm that the Big Clean-Up campaign was hugely successfully, with a team of over 40 volunteers from Sainsbury’s in Urmston out and about in the town centre collecting approximately 200 bags of rubbish in one day.

The Big Clean-Up is a new campaign in Urmston, following the receipt of a grant from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government for the clean-up of Urmston town centre.


Urmston in Bloom will manage the on-going project, getting the town centre looking really clean and tidy, and working closely with Trafford Council to keep it that way on a long-term sustainable basis, including a pledge scheme for local businesses to keep their own shop fronts clean and a zero tolerance of Fly-Tipping and Fly-Posting.


To support the campaign, and as part of Sainsbury’s nationwide ‘150 Days of Community’, a scheme that centres on bringing people together as the retailers celebrates 150 years of trading, Chris Mort, the manager at Sainsbury’s in Urmston, recruited more than 40 volunteers.


The team of helpers spent the day cleaning the town centre, picking up litter, sweeping pavements and tidying.


Also supporting the project were Trafford Council’s Environmental Improvement Team, who were at work in Eden Square, as well as JP Muldoon and Danny Zammit who were handing out littler picking up kits to local shoppers, encouraging them to help out too.


David Mackereth from Urmston in Bloom, says: “We are very grateful to Sainsbury’s for their fantastic support of this project.  We are very proud of our town centre and remain committed to its upkeep.  With around 200 bags of rubbish collected, the Big Clean-Up campaign highlights just how important it is to have an ongoing improvement project in place.”


For further information, please contact David Mackereth on 0161 748 7296 or email davidmackereth01@gmail.com.