Thursday, 7 May 2020

Drainage work in Lisvane meadows and woods

We were upset to learn at the end of last week that Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water are currently putting a new drainage ditch through three Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) on the north side of Lisvane reservoir.  It is claimed that this work is being done on the grounds of reservoir safety, but it is hard to understand why this has not been considered essential for the past 30 years and has to be carried out now at the height of the breeding season for birds and many other animals.  Trees in Llanishen Reservoir wood and Coed Ty Llwyd are being felled and removed by heavy machinery.  No advance information was provided to the local community about the plans to undertake this work, and many people are concerned about the damage being caused to the local environment and wildlife.

Monday, 16 March 2020

RAG AGM Cancelled

As a result of the rapidly developing Coronavirus epidemic, we have decided to exercise caution and to cancel the forthcoming RAG Annual General Meeting.  This had been due to take place on March 25th 2020.  When the situation allows, we will re-schedule the AGM and will let members know the revised arrangements.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Welsh Government Funding for Reservoirs

We are pleased to be able to announce that RAG is part of a consortium, led by Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water, which has obtained £930,000 of Welsh Government funding to establish leisure and recreational facilities at Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs.  Other members of the consortium are Cardiff Council and the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.  A press release about the award is available by clicking here.