Monday, 18 January 2016

Reservoirs Saved!!!!

We are delighted to be able to tell you that at the end of last week, Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water signed a 999 year lease on Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs.  This means it now effectively owns the site and has bought it from Celsa.  Welsh Water has stated that pending necessary structural inspections and repair work, it plans to refill Llanishen Reservoir and for it to become an active part of the water supply system for Cardiff.  It also intends to re-establish public access at the site, although both of these outcomes may take some time to achieve.  As you will remember RAG was originally formed with two aims: to prevent a housing development on Llanishen reservoir, and to protect the future of the area as part of the Nant Fawr Green Corridor for future generations to enjoy.  We achieved the first of these, and it now looks as though the second has been pretty much achieved as well.  Welsh Water owned the site before Western Power appeared on the scene, so there is a nice symmetry in being able to welcome the company back.

We would also like to thank Celsa for listening to our concerns and passing on control of the reservoirs to a party who are sympathetic to our own aspirations for the site.  At all times they dealt with us in a straight-forward and open manner, and were concerned to come up with a solution that benefited the local community.  We wish them well for the future.

The press release from Welsh Water can be viewed here:

Monday, 11 January 2016

RAG Survey

It has taken us a while to analyse the RAG Survey.  We received 452 responses, 160 of which were completed online, 180 delivered to local shops and 112 returned by post.  As well as answering the questions we asked, 193 people made their own comments, and it has taken us a while to type these up as some were rather lengthy and some rather difficult to read.  The full report can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

Thank you to everyone who participated, such feedback is very helpful.  We are due to meet with Celsa again on 19th January, and will raise some of the points made in the survey at this meeting.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

RAG Survey

Over the last few weeks we have been conducting a survey to find out what sort of facilities and activities people would like to see at the reservoirs, when the area is eventually re-opened to the public.  We have had a good response with over 400 completed questionnaires returned.  We are currently analysing these responses and will publish the results here as soon as they are available.