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

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

03.12.10 Taff Embankment and the Marl, Grangetown

Location: Taff Embankment and the Marl, Grangetown
Date: 03.12.10
Time: 10- 15.00
Flickr Slideshow
Worked today with LS Healthcare and Cardiff Rivers Group's Dave King in Grangetown. We met in Channel View Leisure Centre Car Park and walked over to the Marl collecting and sorting litter into recyclables and non-recyclables as we went.  We split into two groups, one tackling the bonfire area and the other nearer to the water. The group next to the water found and pulled out loads of rubbish including an old really smelly mattress and an old wooden chair frame. Here we collected 4 large recycling bags and 10 large green bags. On the bonfire area, we litter picked around the field and stacked everything near the bonfire for later recovery by Parks Services. Here we collected about half a tonne of rubbish.
After about an hour and a half we returned to the cars and said goodbye to LS Healthcare.
Dave King and Chris Partridge (KWT) then litterpicked on foot all the way from Channel View up to the Taff Embankment to a reported flytip. This was really bad where someone had a new kitchen fitted and just dumped it there. Moreover, there was a load of cardboard containers for children’s safety equipment and a dog partition for a car. The evidence has been handed to the local authority who will hopefully deal with this shocking behaviour.
Along the way to this we came across several other flytips including one fresh one containing heavy garden paving slabs, soil an another old mattress and other waste. There is no standard vehicle access here so it may not have travelled very far from its original home. There was even a missing top rail to make the flytiping easier for the perpetrators. Dave and I moved the manageable material and bagged most of it for disposal by Parks Services.
We picked back over the path all the way back to channel view.

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

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