After a full day regional Keep Wales Tidy Community Project Officers Meeting, I was rewarded with a return to Waterhall Youth Centre in Fairwater to make more dormouse boxes. This is one of the Wild Weekend for Wales Events supported by B&Q. This particular event's materials were kindly paid for by John Lewis.
Louise Bassett from Communities First rallied together star carpenter from last time Ben (grey top) and a new recruit Lucas (blue top).
With a bit of practice already behind him, Ben turned his attention to the job with great gusto and helped his friend and cousin to put together 3 complete boxes, while still having the time to impart useful information like "a ruler is someone who governs a country, a rule is used to measure lengths Chris". - Cheeky!!
We ploughed on with the boxes and we all agreed that the hardest part was nailing the 1mm thick panel pins into the plywood without bending them.
All of the boxes that we made are going to go up in Fairwater under the expert supervision of Community Park Ranger Gareth Stamp next Wednesday (1st June) at 12, meeting outside Fairwater Leisure Centre. He will be monitoring these boxes over the coming years to see if these rare and protected mice are found in Fairwater.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also follow me on Twitter for upcoming events @CardiffKWT