Despite the cold weather, staff from Keep Wales Tidy’s Tidy Towns initiative wrapped up warmly and joined volunteers for a clean-up of the Taff Trail. Volunteers from Ludlow Street Healthcare, local resident Matt and Chris Partridge from Keep Wales Tidy in partnership with Cardiff Council’s Street Cleansing, rolled up their sleeves to tackle overgrown and fly-tipped green spaces near Canton Court.
Seven volunteers and Chris collected two tipper loads of green waste and approximately 15 bags of rubbish including metal scaffold posts, a wooden chair, a shopping trolley which had been left and moved around the car park for weeks, concrete bollards, building rubble and a pig’s head in a bag. All waste was taken away by Street Cleansing which was organised by Lucy Prisk, Cardiff Council’s Tidy Towns Officer.
Chris Partridge said, “The project is going from strength to strength. This week we helped clear a potential greening up site for a small community garden site. These sites were overgrown with buddleia and brambles and collected litter which had blown in and large amounts of flytipping. The coppicing of the buddleia will allow to shrub to flourish next year in a much better state, while allowing us access to all the rubbish which had accumulated there for years. There was still more general litterpicking around the car park to be done which can be tackled on another visit.”
Sessions are organised by Keep Wales Tidy who welcome any volunteers who are available to help out on Friday mornings. Events will be listed on the Keep Wales Tidy website
(http://www.keepwalestidy.org/events), but those interested can be added to the mailing list by contacting Chris using the information below. Existing groups working in the area are welcome to join in.
If you would like to join in or want more information contact Chris Partridge on 07717 412 270 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org