Second litter blitz for Grangetown

30 November 2016

A follow-up litter “blitz” will get under way in Grangetown next week, after the first week-long operation in October netted an extra five tonnes of rubbish.

The list of streets intended for the deep-clean treatment are around the Taff Mead and embankmnent area and are due to be:

Merches Gardens, Hafod Street, Mardy Street, Merches Place, Universal Street, Dinas Street, Pentre Gardens, Pentre Place, Ferndale Street, Coedcae Street, Cymmer Street, Llanbradach Street, Clydach Street and Bargoed Street.

The previous areas tackled included Corporation Road, Clive Street, Stockland Street, Earl Street and a community and schools litter pick in Grange Gardens.

Gullies and lanes were also cleaned in the last blitz.

But for a second time, no streets in the Saltmead and North Grangetown area are included with litter and tipping particularly noticeable in the area backing onto the railway and in streets off Cornwall Street and Court Road.

A second blitz in Butetown last week collected 2.76 tonnes of additional waste including, leaves and litter. The first blitz in the area cleared 7.4 tonnes.

Councillor Bob Derbyshire, cabinet member for the environment, said: “This scheme is making a difference and it is great to see so many people organising their own events and contacting us to help and assist with the waste they have collected.

“Communities are coming together and taking pride in the areas where they live, which is what this campaign is all about. We ask all those that are organising clean-ups in their area, to contact us in advance so we can ensure that we can support in every way we can.”

The week will end with the scheduled Tidy Grangetown monthly litter pick, which will tackle the area around Windsor Quay and Ferry Road (meeting at Campbell Drive, 9.45am on Sunday December 11th).

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