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.