Community clean-ups taking place across the city

Residents from across the city are taking to the streets to keep their communities clean and tidy as part of the Love Where You Live Campaign.

The latest events took place at the weekend (August 19-20) with community clean-ups in Roath, Cyncoed and Whitchurch.

Last week, volunteers in Caerau, Cathays, Roath and Llanishen carried out their own litter picks, with the council on hand to remove the rubbish they collected.

On August 11th, 67 people carried out a clean-up in the Sports Village in Cardiff Bay which was organised by Keep Wales Tidy in conjunction with eXXpedition Round Britain 2017.

At this event, 96 bags of litter were collected and rubbish from 24 of the bags was able to be recycled.

Meanwhile, Cardiff Council's blitz team were in Caerau last week carrying out additional cleansing operations targeting Heol Trelai, Ctry-yr-ala Road, Penally Road and the surrounding area.

This week, the blitz team will move into Fairwater, targeting Pwllmelin Road, Plasmawr Road and the surrounding area.

Cllr Michael Michael, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets and Recycling, has commended the community spirt of the volunteers who are helping the council keep Cardiff clean and tidy.

Cllr Michael said: "The Council is doing everything we can with the resources available to keep Cardiff clean but we cannot do this alone.

"Often after we have cleaned an area of the city, when we return the following day, there is new litter and rubbish that has appeared on the streets.

"The idea of the blitz operations is to get the various service areas in the council to work more closely together to blitz all council land in a certain area.

"So our highways team, street cleansing, waste enforcement and parks department are working together in different areas on a rotational basis to give extra services to the areas of the city that most need them."

He added: "Then by building up community groups in various areas, and working with volunteers, it is hoped these areas remain clean and tidy for as long as possible.

"It has to be realised that our officers cannot be on every street, every day of the week to clean up after people who have a blatant disregard for the communities that we all live in.

"The waste enforcement team are in place to target the small number of people who think it is alright to drop litter and dump rubbish on the streets when they feel like it.

"The campaign is progressing well and will continue and I would like to thank all those who are helping the council to keep Cardiff tidy."