Posted: Sun 25th Sep 2016

Love Where You Live Campaign Clears 1.6 Tonnes Of Extra Waste In Splott Blitz /
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Sep 25th, 2016

The Love Where You Live Campaign is moving into Butetown on Monday, September 26, having cleared 1.6 tonnes of extra waste in last week’s Splott Blitz. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Starting early on Monday morning – street cleansing, highways, parks and enforcement officers will be working together to deep clean parts of the ward. The Blitzes – which are on top of additional cleansing – are working their way around the eight inner wards of the city, on a weekly rotational basis. The outer wards are also receiving additional cleansing in areas of high footfall such as shop fronts. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Last week (Sept 19th-23rd) the Blitz visited the Splott area cleaning up 41 streets and 3 parks removing 1.6 tonnes of waste on top of normal collections. The deep cleans involve weeding areas, trimming vegetation in parks and gullies/lanes, and extra street cleansing. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Enforcement team carried out nine waste enquiries which could lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 or £100 for each, carried out two educational visits to residential properties and removed three separate incidents of fly tipping including a fridge, baths, tiles and large amounts of plasterboard. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The week-long Splott blitz will culminated in a litter pick held by volunteer group InkSplott/Keep Splott Tidy, which will took place on Saturday, September 24, between 10am and 11 30am. Council officers joined volunteers in Cumnoch Street to help with the litterpick. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Bob Derbyshire, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “With the new neighbourhood blitz campaign now starting to become established, the next part of the city we will be focusing on is Butetown. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Some of the unsung heroes – our volunteer groups – have had their pictures put up on giant billboards across the city and on bus sides and bus stops, so we could thank them publically for all their hard work. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We want to encourage more residents to Love Where they Live and we are keen to continue to promote and support existing groups and any new groups which want to set up. Also, if you know anyone who you think deserves to go up on a billboard for loving their neighbourhood and helping to keep it tidy, then please let us know through the Keep Cardiff Tidy website. Just get in touch and tell us why they deserve our thanks. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This coming week council officers will begin blitzing the streets of Butetown early on Monday morning for the entire week and a volunteer event will take place in Canal Park at 10am on Thursday. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Any resident that would like to join the group in Butetown, or indeed set up their own group in any part of the city, should visit the following link – ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers that are working with us to keep their neighbourhoods clean and tidy. It is very encouraging to see the high level of community spirit that exists in neighbourhoods across the city and we are very keen to continue to work in partnership with them all to keep Cardiff Tidy.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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