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Keeping Roath Tidy – Cardiff Soroptimists clean up Roath Park

Volunteers from Soroptimist International Cardiff & District rolled up their sleeves as part of Keep Wales Tidy’s Tidy Wales Week as they tackled the brook in Roath Park in a bid to restore its appearance.

Last year over 10,000 people of all ages did their bit to clean up their neighbourhoods and as a result many long standing litter blots on the landscape were removed.

For Tidy Wales Week 2013, Soroptimist International Cardiff & District took up the challenge and volunteers gave up their free time to assist on Sunday 22 September. In total, the group removed a massive 23 bags of rubbish, plus a shopping trolley, from the brook in Roath Park.

Joan Payne, President of Soroptimist International Cardiff & District said:

“It was great to see so many volunteers get involved in this project. By taking part in Tidy Wales Week, we have made a huge improvement to the brook in Roath Park and shown local residents just how much we can achieve if we all pull together.

“Clean ups like this show others how we care about the future of our environment and we are not prepared to live, work and play in an area that is blighted by rubbish. Tidy Wales Week has created a sense of community and we look forward to getting even more local people involved in the future.”

Please see the website for more information: http://sigbi.org/cardiff-and-district/