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

14.01.11 Pontprennau Pond Work

Location: Greenacre Drive just off Heol Pontprennau
Date: 14.01.11
Time: 10- 12
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In partnership with Cardiff Council's Parks Department we helped to rejuvinate this threatened pond habitat.

Overtime, willow trees have grown up in and around this pond which is causing serious harm to its status. This is due to overshading, eutrophication due to excessive leaf litter and drying out. To address these problems, earlier in the week we coppiced some of the pre-marked willow trees, dragged them out of the pond and stacked them for chipping and recycling for compost. In total, five tipperloads of willow was taken away for composting and 2-bags of litter were collected from in and around the pond.

Today's work continued on from the work performed by volunteers on the Tuesday. The rain that fell on Thursday 13th was so fierce, the water levels in the pond rose by almost a foot. This meant the easy access part was tricky, the island was submerged and the trees on the bank were now in the pond.

Today, we had Rhian from KWT (who is also a local resident), John (a Cardiff River's Group volunteer) and 5-vols from LS Healthcare. By the end of play, we had cleared all of the marked up trees ready for chipping and collected another bag of litter.

For more information contact Chris Partridge by Email: chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org
or telephone: 07717 412 270

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