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

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sofa removal from the Taff in Hailey Park

A sofa was recently spotted and reported to us by several members of the public, which had beached itself near the banks in Hailey Park.
We responded to this and called up Penny from Friends of Hailey Park and we organised an impromptu clean up.

Penny, Matt, Sue with her 2 children Sam and Megan and I donned our wellies waders, gloves, litterpickers, grappel hooks and rope and headed down the steep slope to the Taff.

The Sofa was stinking, literally, had a mass of water in it which meant we had to use the grappel hook to pull pieces of the sofa apart.

We then physically pulled, tore, sawed, axed and knifed the sofa into pieces so we could take it away. Some of this was bagged up and others were dragged up the hill after being attached to our rope or grappel hooks.
We repeated this with the large metal piping and finally, we dragged everything and everyone upto the top of the bank.

The 7 bags, loose bits of flat packed sofa and the metal posts were taken away by Cardiff Councils' Parks Waste Services.

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