Grangetown rubbish blitz collects five tonnes

11 October 2016

More than five extra tonnes of rubbish was removed from Grangetown in a week-long blitz on litter – with teams of waste officers and volunteers focusing on problem streets.

As well as tackling litter blackspots, the week also looked at graffiti and issues with waste left at properties.

The #LoveWhereYouLive campaign was run with Cardiff Council, Keep Cardiff Tidy and the Tidy Grangetown group.

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Other problems identified included:

* Trees along Taff Embankment needing tidying up as they are covering parts of the path.

  • Rubbish collecting at the flats at junction Ferry Road and Clive Street.
  • Graffiti on the old Grangetown Library building (pictured above) in Clive Street has already been removed.
  • A large collection of waste on land off Avondale Gardens – this is being looked at.
  • Accumulated waste at the back of Earl Street lane – enforcement officers are visiting the property.
  • Looking at a drug/drinking den on the Taff Embankment.

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The results of the week have come in and they include figures showing 38 streets and lanes were deep-cleaned and 80% of gullies were cleansed.

On the enforcement side:

  • One property was issued with a notice about waste in a frontage
  • Three were given notices for incorrect waste display
  • Two were investigated for front/rear gardens
  • Four were given notices to prevent pests
  • Eleven properties face being monitored over next few weeks for waste control

Volunteers, including local nursery school children, joined a community clean-up around Grange Gardens on Thursday October 6th.

The litter blitz has already taken place in Splott and Butetown – where last week it removed 7.4 tonnes of extra waste – and is moving to different areas in the city.

See also the Love Where You Live website

Cabinet member for the environment Councillor Bob Derbyshire said:  “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.”

The next Tidy Grangetown litter-pick is on Sunday 16th October – meeting at Merches Gardens at 9.45am and spreading out into surrounding streets.

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