The stream at Fairwater Park

Event 141: Fairwater Park

Saturday (21/01/17) saw really good turnout of around 35 people, who enjoyed a bright & sunny, if rather chilly, morning.

We collected two “tipper” truckloads of filth and Dave is very happy with the scrap he collected, including 3 bikes, a battery and a record player, half a shopping trolley and a road sign.

Other finds included an 8ft palette, a mattress, a network router and a boxing glove (singular).

A lot of work was done unblocking the streams and removing fallen trees.

There were numerous things that made this event a good ‘un:

  • Cardiff Parks support
  • At least 10,000 steps for those with ‘Fitbits’
  • Ice breaking. The lake at the top of  the park was completely frozen over.
  • Mud to wallow in.
  • Blockages to remove.
  • Sawing-up of fallen trees.
  • Bushes to trim.
  • Scrap to sell.
  • A local councillor — Lisa Ford — who ran a mobile surgery during the event if you could catch her.
  • Help from the local ‘Friends of The Dell’ group
  • A sniffer dog!
  • A new recruit — Hywel — who thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
  • 9 people in the pub afterwards!

More photos of this event on Flickr.

Photo credit:  John Carter and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.


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