Posted: Fri 14th Oct 2016

Over 14 Tonnes Of Additional Waste Cleared Since The Love Where You Live Campaign Began

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Oct 14th, 2016

14.12 tonnes of waste has been removed from Cathays, Butetown and Grangetown since the Love Where You Live Campaign was launched on September 19. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Last week, the neighbourhood blitz team hit the streets of Grangetown removing over five tonnes of waste. From Monday morning, the team will move to Canton for the first time to carry out additional cleansing, as part of the neighbourhood blitz regime. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This involves street cleansing, highways, parks and enforcement officers 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. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The work in Grangetown involved 38 streets and lanes being deep cleaned, as well as 404 gullies and extensive enforcement action being taken. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Enforcement Team issued eight notices for various waste offences, 11 properties are being monitored, 37 enquiries are ongoing which could lead to a Fixed Penalty Notice of £80 or £100 for each and 65 properties were investigated but no evidence was found. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The community clean up took place in Grange Gardens last week and 24 volunteers attended, including pupils from Grangetown Nursery. Next week, the community clean-up will take place in the Sanatorium Road Play Area on Thursday October 13 between 10am and 12 Noon. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Bob Derbyshire, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I am pleased with the way this campaign is progressing and I would like to thank all the volunteers that have assisted us in the wards we have visited so far. We want people to take pride in the communities that they live and the feedback from residents so far has been very encouraging. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“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, and 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 community clean up in Canton this week, or indeed set up their own group in any part of the city, are asked to visit the following link – http://www.keepcardifftidy.com/volunteering/” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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