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

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

03.12.10 Taff Embankment and the Marl, Grangetown

Location: Taff Embankment and the Marl, Grangetown
Date: 03.12.10
Time: 10- 15.00
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Worked today with LS Healthcare and Cardiff Rivers Group's Dave King in Grangetown. We met in Channel View Leisure Centre Car Park and walked over to the Marl collecting and sorting litter into recyclables and non-recyclables as we went.  We split into two groups, one tackling the bonfire area and the other nearer to the water. The group next to the water found and pulled out loads of rubbish including an old really smelly mattress and an old wooden chair frame. Here we collected 4 large recycling bags and 10 large green bags. On the bonfire area, we litter picked around the field and stacked everything near the bonfire for later recovery by Parks Services. Here we collected about half a tonne of rubbish.
After about an hour and a half we returned to the cars and said goodbye to LS Healthcare.
Dave King and Chris Partridge (KWT) then litterpicked on foot all the way from Channel View up to the Taff Embankment to a reported flytip. This was really bad where someone had a new kitchen fitted and just dumped it there. Moreover, there was a load of cardboard containers for children’s safety equipment and a dog partition for a car. The evidence has been handed to the local authority who will hopefully deal with this shocking behaviour.
Along the way to this we came across several other flytips including one fresh one containing heavy garden paving slabs, soil an another old mattress and other waste. There is no standard vehicle access here so it may not have travelled very far from its original home. There was even a missing top rail to make the flytiping easier for the perpetrators. Dave and I moved the manageable material and bagged most of it for disposal by Parks Services.
We picked back over the path all the way back to channel view.

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

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