My name is Lorna. I joined the Council 4 weeks ago as the new Community Development Coordinator for Neighbourhood Services. What’s that? I hear you ask. Well my role is around working with local people to improve the look of the streets, whether it be through community litter picks, adopting street planters or encouraging people to report fly tipping.
My first 4 weeks have been busy. I’ve been out and about meeting some of the fantastic existing groups. This has included Canna Collective who hosted a litter pick on the 24th June cleaning the streets of Pontcanna, and Keep Splott Tidy who are one of the latest groups to take on a street planter, and have already filled it with lots of lovely edible plants for the neighbours to harvest.
I have so far helped deliver 6 planters across Adamsdown, Splott and Riverside and we have sites lined up for more in Grangetown, Radyr, Ely and Llanederyn. All of which will be looked after by local people wanting to make a difference to their local community. All the people I have meet have been lovely and I have heard some great stories and been to parts of Cardiff I never knew existed (Grange Farm and Radyr Woods to name a couple). There is so much amazing stuff going on around the city and it’s really exciting to be a part of.
More information about how you can get involved will be launching shortly but if you would like to find out more or get involved you can contact me on email@example.com