Cardiff Rivers Group volunteers delighted by response from locals
- Tuesday, 15 May 2012
On 13 May, sixteen volunteers from Cardiff Rivers Group cleaned the Taff Embankment in Grangetown and were delighted by the support they received from locals.
As the volunteers worked hard to litter-pick the riverbank, passing dog-walkers, joggers and cyclists all stopped to offer their thanks and delight at the work taking place. One local resident was so grateful she brought out drinks for all the volunteers and another gentleman offered the use of his tipper truck and strimmer on future projects! Three passers-by also joined the group, to help out on future projects.
Group member Louise Tambini said, “It really is very uplifting when local people are so supportive and grateful for our efforts and makes it all worthwhile. I am really pleased that we have gained some new members today.”
Together the group collected 35 bags of rubbish, 12 bags of recycling, a carpet, bike, pram and duvets which will be removed by Cardiff Council.
The group is now busy gathering items for their next project. They have secured a large container for all their equipment, but desperately need to construct shelving and a ‘wader-drying’ area inside. So, members are scouring Cardiff for any unwanted wooden pallets that can be utilised for shelving. If anyone has any unwanted pieces of timber, nails, tools, ropes or pulleys that they would like to donate to the group, please contact Louise Tambini (see below for contact details).
Cardiff Rivers Group formed in 2009 as part of the ‘Tidy Towns’ project: a partnership between Keep Wales Tidy and Welsh local authorities. Funded by the Welsh Government, it supports the people of Wales to improve the quality of their local environment.
More information on Cardiff Rivers Group and their activities can be found on http://www.cardiffriversgroup.blogspot.com/