Keeping Grangetown tidy

The Marl Park. Picture: Kaleem Ahmed

The Marl Park. Picture: Kaleem Ahmed

Residents in Grangetown braved bad weather at the weekend to pick litter in Channel View Drive and the Marl Park – marking the first anniversary of Keep Grangetown Tidy (KGT).

The organization is aiming to improve the local  environment by picking up litter. It is supported by Cardiff Rivers Group, Keep Wales Tidy and Cardiff Council.

Last Saturday, KGT organised a picking-litter event from 9.45-12.00 a.m with roughly 15 volunteers. Regardless of heavy rain outside, volunteers all deemed litter-picking as a worthy activity to take part in. Ashley Lister, a secretary and treasurer of Grangetown Community Action, says more than 420 volunteers hours of litter-picking were spent over the past year. The intention of litter-picking is not only to focus on environment protection, but can also provide local people an opportunity to react with neighbours positively and make a contribution to the area.

KGT have done many jobs across the Grangetown in one year, 15 litter-pick events have been held, involving more than 200 volunteers in total. Brian Radmore and Kenneth Walter, litter pickers from Cardiff Council both insist on picking litter everyday. ‘It’s like a normal job,’ says  Mr Walter.

picture: Fiona Mcalister

picture: Fiona Mcalister

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