Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Great Taff Tidy

The charity Keep Wales Tidy is calling on people to do their bit by helping to remove unsightly litter black spots along the River Taff in a mammoth clean up effort as part of ‘The Great Taff Tidy’.

The River Taff in one of 10 major rivers in the UK and a national icon, it stretches 52 miles from its source in the Brecon Beacons to Cardiff Bay.

As part of the Tidy Towns project, the ‘Great Taff Tidy’ will take place from 3rd to 5th September. The search is now on for community groups, businesses, local residents, fishing clubs, canoe enthusiasts, and individuals who walk, cycle, fish, canoe or just enjoy the aesthetics of the river to come forward and ‘adopt’ a stretch of river to clean-up on the weekend of action.

Keep Wales Tidy’s Projects Director, Louise Tambini said, “The Great Taff Tidy is a fantastic opportunity to improve the appearance of the River Taff in one big hit. Now that the water quality is good, it is the litter hanging from the bankside vegetation that detracts from the River’s beauty. It would be great if we could have groups along the River’s entire length all working together - the difference we could make would be astounding! Keep Wales Tidy is making a plea to anyone who enjoys walking or cycling along the Taff, or those who fish or canoe on its waters to come forward and join in this mammoth effort”.

Keep Wales Tidy officers will be available to advise and assist groups and individuals. Anyone wishing to help, in any shape or form, are asked to contact Louise Tambini on 02920 726976 or email

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