About Cardiff Friday Mornings Project

Cardiff Friday Mornings Project was set up in November by Chris Partridge, Cardiff's Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns Project Officer. The aim is to give groups and individuals a chance to perform regular practical environmental activities throughout Cardiff in line with the aims of Keep Wales Tidy.

Anyone is welcome to attend, but we like to know in advance so we can provide sufficient tools and PPE. There will be a short talk at the beginning of each event which will describe the activity, why it is important followed by a short piece on tool and general safety.

Activities are often in partnership with Cardiff Council's Parks Department and Street Cleansing.

Events are listed on this blog in calendar form on the right hand side which contains the locations (as a tinyurl.com link) date and time. There is also a link to the map for the next upcoming event and a direct link to a slideshow for the previous event.

For more information you can contact Chris on 07717 412 270 or by Email: chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org

Thursday, 11 November 2010

10.11.10 Grangemoor Park trial for Cardiff Friday Mornings Project

Location: Grangemoor Park Opposite Starbucks
Date: 10.11.10
Time: 10-12
Flickr Slideshow
This event was with Community Ranger Alec and a team from Ludlow Street Healthcare supervised by Barrie.
This part of the main mound has lots of stones which are excellent habitats for slow worms and excellent snail breaking areas for thrushes. In between the stones are plenty of goat willow and buddleia. These needed coppicing to help to contain their presence on this open space. Alec gave the team from LS Healthcare a talk on the site and Chris from Keep Wales Tidy gave them a tool safety talk and demonstrated what we were doing today. Some of the stumps were quite large, so we decided to prune them with loppers and saws, leaving easily manageble stumps to be cut later by the Ranger's chainsaws. We cleared a decent area in our 1.5 hours and the wood was stakced in 2 large piles, which would be later reduced with chainsaws making a better habitat pile. Alec told us, that although it was build on an old spoil tip, the area of grassland adjacent to where we were working has a stable colony of breeding skylarks (birds). These are classified as a priority species under the Local Biodiversity Action Plan. As such, he will be looking for a team of volunteers next September to help with the grassland management in an attempt to further increase and support this important and magnificent species.
We also collected one bag of rubbish and found another site for a litterpick on another day.

For more information contact Chris on 07717 412 270 or chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org