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

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

19.04.11 Whitchurch Brook Clean Up

Today we responded to a request from a local resident to help clear the brook running behind the 3 Elms pub in Whitchurch and upstream along to the shops.
Map of event:

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Three volunteers, John, Ron and Sue, gave up their time on a glorious Sunny day in a beautiful stream to remove 2 flatbed loads of house bricks and rubbish including guttering, various pieces of wood and metal, 2 bags of litter and 2 bags of recycling. While we were there we also gave a quick street clean to College Road.

Sue, one of the volunteers used a wheelbarrow for the first time and was thrown in the deep end loading up the barrow with bricks followed by moving them to the collection point. Sue said "the hardest part was getting the balance point right". John Wilkinson, who requested the tidy up added "the tyre could have done with a bit more air really". John then thanked everyone for giving up their time to improve this watercourse.

The materials were stacked carefully along the footpath and were removed by a Parks Waste Services Team about 1 hour after we had all finished the clearance work.

Slideshow of the event:

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