Thursday, 3 April 2014

A Statement on Public Access for The Reservoirs - Natural Resources Wales

Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoir Embankments Argloddiau Cronfeydd Dwr Llanisien a Llys-faen and Lisvane Reservoir are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and are of national importance for nature conservation. The features of special interest are grassland fungi, including 25 species of wax-cap found on the embankments of both reservoirs, and over-wintering birds at Lisvane Reservoir.

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and the site’s new landowner Celsa are working together to manage both these SSSIs...........................

For the full original statement, click here

Monday, 24 March 2014

AGM - 7pm at Rhyd-y-Penau School on 25th of March

Hello all.

Please be aware of our Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Tuesday the 25th of March at Rhyd-y-Penau School.

Many thanks,

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Newsletter 33, January 2014

Western Power Distribution Finally Defeated! 

Wow! We finally did it! After a long battle of 12 years, we finally saw off Western Power Distribution  (WPD) and their plans to build 324 houses and flats on the site of Llanishen Reservoir. Here’s what happened over the last twelve months. Click here to find out more!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Sponsored Walk Raises £304

Many thanks to Chris Lewis for his organisation and efforts, together with others, in raising valuable funds for RAG.

Above, Chris (on the left) hands over a cheque to Dr Richard Cowie, chair of RAG, bringing the total amount raised this time to £304.

Many thanks to those of you who took part, it is thoroughly appreciated!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Llanishen Reservoir Refill not Imminent

In response to a question from Cllr. Kate Lloyd, the Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr. Heather Joyce, made the following statement at yesterday's Council meeting (24th October).

"I can confirm that I met with Celsa management representatives on 15th October.  Celsa confirmed its acquisition of the two reservoirs in North Cardiff for strategic purposes in order to protect the water supply for the company's plant in Cardiff, which currently comes from the Lisvane reservoir.  Llanishen reservoir was also acquired in order to meet the long-term expansion plans of the company and future needs for additional water supplies.  Until such time as trading conditions in the U.K. improve considerably, Celsa will not, in the short-term, be able to give commercial consideration to undertaking any non-operational work such as refilling Llanishen reservoir, as their limited financial resources are focused on supporting day-to-day business operations.  However, the company has indicated that it does hope to expand its operations in the future once this position improves in the medium to long-term.  I am scheduled to meet on a regular basis with Celsa management representatives and will continue to raise this matter with them, in order to obtain a progress report on their future plans here in Cardiff."

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Celsa Update

We can confirm that Celsa bought the whole of the Llanishen / Lisvane Reservoir site from Western Power at the end of August 2013. This includes Gwern-y-Bendy wood in the western corner of the site. It is still difficult to believe that after 12 long years we have finally seen off Western Power Distribution!

We have contacted Celsa to assure them of our goodwill and our hope that Llanishen reservoir can be refilled and public access restored. They re-iterated that they purchased the reservoirs to secure the water supply for their steelworks, and that they have no plans to start building houses there. Celsa are currently evaluating the site and discussing their statutory obligations with organisations such as Natural Resources Wales. As yet they have made no decision about their future plans for the reservoirs.

We will post information here as and when there are any developments.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Western Power Sells Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs!

Breaking News: We understand that Western Power Distribution has sold Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs to Celsa Steel UK.  This is the company that owns the steelworks in Cardiff Bay and that uses the water from Lisvane Reservoir.  We have no further information at present, but will post further details as and when they become available.