Posted: Tue 4th Oct 2016

Love Where You Live Campaign Moves Into Grangetown Again This Week /
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2016

The Love Where You Live Campaign is moving into Grangetown having cleared 7.4 tonnes of extra waste in last week’s Butetown Blitz. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Starting early on Monday morning – street cleansing, highways, parks and enforcement officers will be working together again 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 (September 26 – September 30) the Blitz visited Butetown cleaning up 30 streets and one park removing 7.4 tonnes of waste on top of normal collections. The deep clean involved, cutting back the shrubbery in the children’s playground in Butetown Open Space, cleaning 270 gullies, ensuring fly tipping was removed from private land in Curran Embankment, cleaning Butetown Open Space and fixing 15 defects on the pavements. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Enforcement Team issued six notices for waste being stored in front gardens, carried out six waste enquiries which could lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 or £100 for each, and is monitoring a number of streets due to residents putting out side waste which isn’t allowed. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Next week, the community clean-up will take place in Grange Gardens on Thursday October 6 between 10am and 12 Noon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Bob Derbyshire, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “With the new neighbourhood blitz campaign now starting to become established, we will be visiting Grangetown for the second time next week. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“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. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Any resident that would like to join the group in Grangetown, 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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