Saturday, 16 August 2014

Clearance of Reservoir Vegetation

Contractors are today clearing some of the vegetation that has grown up in the basin of the drained Llanishen reservoir.  The material is being shredded and deposited on the old sailing school boat storage area.  The embankments of Lisvane reservoir have already been cleared of the extensive growth of small trees (mainly willow) that had established in the stone pitching around the reservoir.  It is good to see that the current owners, Celsa Steel UK, are dealing with this issue, as concerns had been expressed about the possible damage that such plant growth might do to the reservoir embankments.

Equipment being used to clear the vegetation in the reservoir basin.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Lisvane Reservoir - to be opened again shortly

Today (20th June 2014) Natural Resources Wales issued the following information update on Lisvane Reservoir, suggesting that it will shortly be re-opened to allow the public to walk around the reservoir. The update can be read by clicking here.

Friday, 2 May 2014

RAG Chairman visits 10 Downing Street

Richard Cowie, RAG Chairman, explaining the steps
needed to refill Llanishen reservoir to the Prime Minister.

Councillor Craig Williams and RAG Chairman, Dr. Richard Cowie, visited Downing Street on 23rd April to meet the Prime Minister and to discuss the local campaign to get Llanishen reservoir refilled.  After the meeting David Cameron issued the following statement:

"I was delighted to meet Craig and Richard Cowie, Chairman of the Reservoir Action Group, at 10 Downing Street to hear about the campaign to refill and reopen Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs in Cardiff North.  We owe this community campaign a huge debt of gratitude for their work to date, safeguarding these important reservoirs for future generations.  I will continue to work with Jonathan, Cardiff North's current MP, and his successor Craig to ensure the community's voice is heard loud and clear on this important issue."