Volunteer group unhappy about Llandaff dog mess

March 9, 2011 1 Comment »
Volunteer group unhappy about Llandaff dog mess

rivers group in llandaff

Volunteers cleaning up the River Taff in Llandaff were disgusted with the amount of dog mess they found in one of Cardiff’s most affluent areas.

The good weekend weather saw 28 volunteers spend over two hours collecting rubbish for the Cardiff Rivers Group, but group member Cath Leggett was upset by what she found.

She said: “Today, not only did we clean the river and its banks, but also the riverside footpaths and areas around Llandaff Cathedral.

“What was quite upsetting was the amount of dog waste we found, and particularly the waste that had been bagged and then discarded. I am amazed that people go to the trouble to bag waste and then dump it.

“I would like to make a plea to dog walkers who enjoy this path to bag their dog waste and then dispose of it responsibly in future.”

View photos of the Cardiff Rivers Group in action

The volunteer team collected 56 bags of rubbish, traffic cones, pallets, trolleys, road signs and even two motorbikes.

Louise Tambini who leads the group, said: “It was great to see so many volunteers here today and I am particularly pleased that we continue to have so many new recruits. Together we made a vast difference to this popular route.”

The next event is due to take place on Sunday 27th March and if you want to volunteer contact Louise on 07824504790 or email louise.tambini@keepwalstidy.org

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  1. Andy March 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Maybe they should call it one of the most effluent areas? Why aren't the council doing this? why do we pay our council tax if members of the public are cleaning up. Also… people do collect their dogs mess but there is nowhere to place it, in most civilised countries they have disposal points, you seriously expect people to carry it around in a bag uuntil they get home? Always the dog owner that gets the flack, you tried to trace the persons responsible for dumping the motorcycles? there will be frame and engine numbers on them… reported it to the police? thought not….

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