Chance to wade in to help clean up Grangemoor Park

17 November 2016

Grangetown residents have been invited to join in a clean-up of Grangemoor Park off Ferry Road – in a litter-pick event organised by the Cardiff Rivers Group this weekend.

It is an added event to the usual monthly litter-picks organised by Keep Grangetown Tidy. This one will involve the usual waste clearance but for those more hard-core there is a chance to get involved with some pond clearance too.

Nigel Barry, of CRG, said: “It’s been a year since our last visit, and since it’s close to several take-aways and superstores, we’re expecting the area around Grangemoor Park to be in its usual filthy state.

“We will also tackle the reeds in the pond to try and keep the habitat under control.

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The park, created on the site of the old Ferry Road waste tip and skirting the River Ely, is now a popular trail for dog-walkers and cyclists, as well as becoming an important local wildlife habitat.

Those interested are asked to meet nearby at the B&M carpark on the Cardiff Bay Retail Park at 9.45am on Saturday 19th November. Given the unpredictable nature of the weather, it is advised to bring waterproof and warm clothing, as well as wellies, boots or strong shoes. The waders team are advised to bring a change of clothes and a towel.

All tools and equipment — gloves, litter-pickers, bags and hoops — will be provided. 

Last week’s regular Keep Grangetown Tidy litter-pick attracted 18 volunteers who collected 28 bags of rubbish, including 12 for recycling, in the streets around Avondale Crescent, Channel View and Holmesdale Street.

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