About Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns' work in Cardiff

Hi, my name is Chris Partridge and I am Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns Project Officer for Cardiff. Activities we undertake are often in partnership with Cardiff Council's Parks Department (both waste services and Community Park Rangers) and Street Cleansing. We have organised events for several businesses across Cardiff and is happy to accommodate future requests. For more information you can contact Chris on 07717 412 270 or by Email: chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org You can also follow me on Twitter for upcoming events @CardiffKWT

Thursday, 11 November 2010

10.11.10 Grangemoor Park trial for Cardiff Friday Mornings Project

Location: Grangemoor Park Opposite Starbucks
Date: 10.11.10
Time: 10-12
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This event was with Community Ranger Alec and a team from Ludlow Street Healthcare supervised by Barrie.
This part of the main mound has lots of stones which are excellent habitats for slow worms and excellent snail breaking areas for thrushes. In between the stones are plenty of goat willow and buddleia. These needed coppicing to help to contain their presence on this open space. Alec gave the team from LS Healthcare a talk on the site and Chris from Keep Wales Tidy gave them a tool safety talk and demonstrated what we were doing today. Some of the stumps were quite large, so we decided to prune them with loppers and saws, leaving easily manageble stumps to be cut later by the Ranger's chainsaws. We cleared a decent area in our 1.5 hours and the wood was stakced in 2 large piles, which would be later reduced with chainsaws making a better habitat pile. Alec told us, that although it was build on an old spoil tip, the area of grassland adjacent to where we were working has a stable colony of breeding skylarks (birds). These are classified as a priority species under the Local Biodiversity Action Plan. As such, he will be looking for a team of volunteers next September to help with the grassland management in an attempt to further increase and support this important and magnificent species.
We also collected one bag of rubbish and found another site for a litterpick on another day.

For more information contact Chris on 07717 412 270 or chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org