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, 11 April 2011

09.03.11 Radyr Cardiff Rivers Group Clean Up

Saturday saw a return to the land downstream of Radyr Cricket Club which we last visited as part of the Great Taff Tidy. Following this event we were unable to return until the ground was suitably hard, the river low and more people available to move the tonnes of rubbish on this long bank.

28 volunteers in 4 hours removed over 2 tonnes of waste was removed in boat 12 trips. Waste included bikes, tyres, traffic cones, 750cc motorbike, a wheelchair, large metal wheelie bin, 2 lifejackets and of course, about 10 trollies. Cardiff Council will dispose of all collected waste.

The most remarkable part of the day, were the distances involved in removing this rubbish, where the longest distance was 500m! - No wonder I spent all day Sunday eating.

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The following video shows how we moved some of the rubbish from it position to the docking area:

The other option was to drag items across which can be quite tricky:

On the event there some massive items including a large frame of a motorbike. This was way to heavy to carry over to the docking site so we improvised using my wheelbarrow, with some of the weight taken away from it using my iron bar to lift it like a perpendicular Sedan Chair.

Once the rubbish was transported to the docking area, the waste was loaded onto the Council's Park Department and then dragged from the far bank and pushed and lifted by four CRG'ers in Waders.

Here is a slideshow of the pictures throughout the day:

Photos taken by Cardiff rivers Group can be viewed here.

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