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

11.03.11 Volunteers Tackle a litterstrewn Cath Cobb Woods in St. Mellons

Four Volunteers braved a shocking volume of litter in one of Cardiff's most beautiful woodlands. In a few hours we collected 34 bags of litter including 18 bags of recycling, a scaffolding pole, a pram, two scooters, and hundreds of Tescos carrier bags. Its probably a good thing that they will cost 7p soon and hopefully people will swap to bags for life. However, there was also masses of food wrappers, VHS tapes(?) and at least 40 dog poo bags (full) which were just thrown into these woods from the adjacent path.

We picked a decent area, but there is still plenty more to do and we plan to tackle the same area again this Friday, hoping to finish this area in support of the Cath Cobb Environmental Group who have done so many good things over the years in these woods.

Moreover, we hope to kickstart a wider plan to perform litterpicks on a more regular basis with the various groups and volunteers around St. Mellons.

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