Today I met with fellow members of Keep Splot Tidy to help launch Cardiff Council’s city-wide #lovewhereyoulive campaign. Along with members of Keep Grangetown Tidy and Keep Roath Tidy, we gathered under the big screen in the Hayes to see our billboard revealed, and it did not disappoint!
The Welsh and English version features some of our dedicated volunteers who attended the first KST litter pick and thanks us all for helping to clean up our community. Keep Splott Tidy is listed on the new Keep Cardiff Tidy website and links to the Inksplott Facebook, which lists the litterpicks and dates. All good publicity!
In addition to having our piccie taken, we got to chat with members of the Council and Wales Online and put our story across. I was delighted to join Splott residents Louise Clarke, Peter Durrant and Jim Tulloh in sharing what made us want to take part in community action. Ruth Mosalsky from Wales Online spent quite a while interviewing us and has published an article quoting two of our members (yay!)
In a surprising twist, a reporter from local TV station, Made in Cardiff, was at the launch and wanted an interview. Being the chopsiest of our group (sorry Louise to take your crown), I was nominated. You can see the results here
Very chuffed to have squeezed in a mention of our next pick this Saturday!
Love Where You Live is a Cardiff Council initiative to tackle litter in our city and as part of the programme, they are launching a blitz on litter and sending teams out to ‘deep clean’ areas of Cardiff, which started in Cathays last week (Keep Cathays Tidy is launching on the 22nd of October and has a Twitter feed up and running for those interested in lending a hand). This week, our very own Splott is taking center stage and reports have already come in of mightily improved cleanliness in streets along the railway line.
The timing couldn’t be better, with the second Keep Splott Tidy litter pick planned for this Saturday, 10-12 noon starting at Cumnock Place (end of Sanquhar Street by the footbridge over into Adamsdown).
If you would like to take part, all you need to do is come along in appropriate clothing and we’ll provide the rest. Keep Wales Tidy and Cardiff Council Waste Enforcement teams are a huge support on the day and bring all the equipment needed to conduct a safe litter pick.
As always, we will decamp to a local venue afterwards to have a chat about the next month’s location and get to know each other better. This month we’re thinking of The Cottage pub on Sanquhar Street. They are a big supporter of local events and have just launched a new food menu, so should be good!
For more info, see the Facebook page