Posted: Wed 22nd Mar 2017

Love Where You Live Cleans Up In Plasnewydd And Moves To Outer Wards

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 22nd, 2017

Last week 23 streets were deep cleansed and almost one tonne of extra litter and debris was removed in the Plasnewydd area of Cardiff. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The clear-up was organised as part of the ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign which has removed over 90 tonnes of extra rubbish from Cardiff’s streets – on top of normal cleansing operations – since the scheme began last autumn. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The City of Cardiff Council works with community groups and Keep Wales Tidy in order to run this initiative which is designed to encourage a sense of pride in local areas. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of the week-long clean up in Plasnewydd, 295 gullies out of the 339 in the area were cleansed; 37 pavement defects were fixed and 32 enforcement actions were taken. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire, said: “We really appreciate the effort that goes into the ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign and from what I hear from residents, so does the wider community. It’s a shame there are still people out there who think it’s ok to litter. We have to keep hammering home the message that irresponsible disposal of waste is simply not acceptable.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This week the campaign moves to the outer wards starting with Pentyrch, Radyr, Creigiau and St Fagans which will each receive two-day deep clean blitzes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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