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

Monday, 14 March 2011

09.03.11 Fast food giants get tidying

Ten representatives from McDonald’s restaurants across the city put down their tongs and burgers and helped lay a new footpath in Grangemoor Park, just outside of Grangetown. They were supervised by Chris Partridge from Keep Wales Tidy and Community Park Rangers Alec and Raj who manage this beautiful open space.

The volunteers were greeted by a large pile of spent slag stone, several wheelbarrows, shovels, spades and mattocks. Following a short safety briefing the volunteers went to work on flattening out the line of the footpath. While this was occurring, a conveyor belt of activity shoveled the path material into barrows which was transported to the end of the new path which was dropped off, then raked by the next group of workers.

All involved were very tired when they finished the path 3-hours later. In the near future, the Rangers aim to incorporate this path into an interpretation trail for the benefit of visitors and school children who will learn about this young, but very striking and increasingly important site.

James, one of the store managers said, “It is an excellent feeling for large organizations to help to give back to the community.”

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

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