Forty streets were given a deep clean and more than ten tonnes of extra litter and debris were removed from three parts of Cardiff.
The clean-up in Llandaff, Llandaff North and Gabalfa was part of the City of Cardiff Council’s Love Where You Live campaign which has seen more than 123 tonnes of extra rubbish removed from Cardiff’s streets – on top of normal cleansing operations – since the scheme began last autumn.
Cardiff Council works with community groups and Keep Wales Tidy in order to run this initiative which is designed to encourage a sense of pride in local areas.
As part of the latest litter blitz, 374 of the 455 gullies in Llandaff, Llandaff North and Gabalfa were also cleansed, three pavement defects were fixed and 10 enforcement actions were taken.
Matt Wakelam, Operational Manager for Infrastructure and Operations at the City of Cardiff Council, said:
“We are very grateful indeed to all the community groups who put in a tremendous amount of work as part of our Love Where You Live campaign.
“But it’s a shame that such work is necessary in the first place and that there are still people out there who think it’s OK to litter.
“We have to keep hammering home the message that irresponsible disposal of waste is simply not acceptable.”
This week, the campaign has moved to Heath, Cyncoed and Penylan which will each receive two-day deep clean blitzes. Next week, the teams are in Rumney, Llanrumney and Trowbridge.