Plastic Free Wilmslow launches

Plastic Free Wilmslow

It’s official!


Plastic Free Wilmslow held their inaugural meeting on Tuesday 27 February 2018.  There was a great turn-out despite the awful weather.

A steering group has been formed to move the initiative forward with the goal of being accredited as a ‘Plastic Free Town’.

You can now be in touch with Plastic Free Wilmslow at

Follow them on Twitter @PlasticFreeWilm

Look out for them at Wilmslow’s Artisan Market Saturday 21st April 2018.  Visit their stall and pick up lots of ideas.  Pledge your commitment to ditch single-use plastics

More about plastic free accreditaion here

Don’t think disposable – think re-useable!        


Make Wilmslow ‘Plastic-Free’!

Good News!

Many groups in Wilmslow are agreeing that we have to do SOMETHING to reduce the amount of single-use plastics.

We all know it is bad for the environment, bad for our wildlife – in fact


 to throw away plastic items used just once.


Worthing Pier wrapped in plastic: courtesy of


Transition Wilmslow is leading the campaign locally and have many voluntary groups on board as well as Wilmslow Town Council.

Come to the meeting on Tuesday 27 February 2018, 7:15pm, at Wilmslow United Reformed Church and you will meet up with other like-minded residents wanting to achieve full accreditation as a ‘plastic-free’ town.  We would like to form a ‘Plastic-free Wilmslow Steering Group’ and also make plans for our stall at the Artisan Market on 21st April 2018 to publicise the adverse impact of plastics in our environment.

We are sure people will have lots of ideas!

Many campaign groups are now enjoying greater publicity since the BBC series ‘Blue Planet’ highlighted the amount of plastic waste in our oceans.  You can find out more at:

Surfers Against Sewage If this doesn’t convince you – nothing will!

Less Plastic  – plenty information here with an on-line shop to buy water bottles, sandwich bags etc.

Transition Wilmslow have raised the plastics issue in the past

Can you live plastic free?

Save our Oceans anyone?

Don’t think disposable – think re-useable!

Earth Hour

Thanks to all those who came to our ‘Earth Hour’ celebration – and to the ‘Old Dancer’ for hosting our candle lit sing-song.

Our belated event was a great success.  Doug once again led us at the piano and John gave his now obligatory rendition of the ‘Manchester Rambler’.

'The Manchester Rambler'

See you next year, 25 March 2017?

News Updates

Transition Wilmslow Transport Group at the Artisan Market 20th April.

The Transport Group will be hosting the Artisan market stall (Grove Avenue) in April from which we will continue to run the 20’s Plenty petition, to reduce speed limits to 20 mph and enhance the quality of life for everyone on our roads.  There will be a family bike ride led by Cycle Wilmslow; registration can be done at any time in the morning at the stall; departure will be at 1:30 pm.

Transition Wilmslow Community Garden event at “The Temp” Gravel Lane, Wilmslow.  Vegetable Seed and Seedling swap,  2 pm Saturday April 27th.

Having raised the money and built the raised beds in the Autumn the time has now come to start planting the veg in the community garden. Please come along and take part, share your gardening knowledge as well as surplus seeds and seedlings. New to vegetable growing? Come along and learn!

Transition Wilmslow ‘Skill Sharing Coffee Morning’ Saturday May 11th, 10am ‘til 12noon at St Chads Church next to the Library in Handforth.

In this throwaway society we are losing the skills of past generations to make and mend. Come and join us for coffee and a chance to learn some new skills.

Green Infrastructure Plan for Wilmslow

Manchester University Students are seeking public consultation for their audit of Wilmslow’s green spaces.  Take part in their survey which can be found on

Read more about these and other events in the April 2013 Newsletter

TW Film Night Wednesday 3rd April

Transition Wilmslow welcomes you once again to a film night.  The venue is Wilmslow Library, Wednesday 3rd April 7.30pm.

This time we are showing two thought-provoking short films; ‘The Story of Stuff’ and ‘The Story of Change’.  Please join us for these viewings – it may just change forever the way you look at all the stuff in your life!  Discussion afterwards with tea/coffee and biscuits provided. Click here for more information Story of Stuff

News Updates

 Open Space Meeting

This was a really positive and productive morning at the Quaker Meeting House Saturday 2nd March, with a number of new faces bringing fresh ways of looking at sustainability in Wilmslow. We had a number of groups looking at Green Spaces, the Town Centre plans, Transport issues and how to involve children and the wider community in our work. We’ll be looking to bring some of the suggested ideas to life over the coming months so watch this space!

The showing of the film “The Economics of Happiness”

This took place at Wilmslow Library, Wednesday evening 6th March, and drew a really good crowd covering a wide age range. It demonstrated how consumerism and globalisation has damaged the lives of not only the people of the village of Ladakh in Tibet featured in the film, but also people world-wide, making all less happy and affecting livelihoods. It was followed by a lively and constructive discussion about how we can turn a three-decade policy of globalization into mobilizing flourishing local economies in order to bring prosperity not only to our own communities, but to every community on earth.

More news in March 2013 Newsletter 2

Response to Cheshire East Local & Strategic Plan

Transition Wilmslow has given full and considered responses to both the Cheshire East Local Plan and Development Strategy.

These can be viewed in detail together with the explanatory covering letter.

Click on the links below

CE Local Plan letter

Response CE Development Strategy

Response CE Local Plan