Monday, 23 November 2015

Peter O'Brien

The two engineers killed in the explosion at Celsa’s rod and bar mill last week have been named as Peter O’Brien of Llanishen and Mark Sim from Caldicot.  Peter was a former RAG member and lived in Solva Avenue.  He was a well known and popular member of the local community in Llanishen. We would like to express our sincere condolences to Peter’s wife Marie, and their family.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Explosion at Celsa's Steelworks

Many people will have heard about the tragic accident that happened at 10.30 am this morning at Celsa's rod and bar mill in Cardiff Bay.  Two workers were killed, and five injured.  On behalf of RAG, we would like to send our condolences to all the relatives and friends of those involved.  We are aware that this will be a very distressing incident for all those at the Celsa works, which is a close knit community, and which members of the RAG committee have visited on a number of occasions for discussions about the future of the reservoirs.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Minister for the Environment Visits Reservoirs

Carl and Julie at the reservoirs
Carl Sargeant A.M., the Minister for the Environment in the Welsh Government visited Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs on Thursday 1st October.  He was shown around by Julie Morgan A.M. and met with members of the Reservoir Action Group along with Local Councillors, Council Officers and representatives from Natural Resources Wales.  Richard Cowie, Chairman of RAG, thanked him for the decision he made to turn down Western Power's Planning Application in 2013 when he was minister for Planning and Regeneration, and stressed the desire of the local Community to see the reservoirs re-opened for public access, as soon as possible.  Carl said he was due to meet with Celsa in the next couple of weeks and promised to raise the issue of the reservoirs with them.