Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Latest Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water Newsletter

 Welsh Water have just published an update newsletter which has been delivered to households around the reservoir.  An online version is available by clicking here.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Planning Permission Granted

Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water had their planning application for the development at Llanishen and Lisvane reservoirs finally approved last week.  Although the application was considered by the Council's Planning Committee at their meeting in mid-June, there were a number of outstanding issues that had to be resolved before formal approval could be given.  Details of the planned development are still available on Dŵr Cymru's website at: www.dwrcymru.com/lisvaneandllanishen.  Work to start putting in footpaths and build the new visitor centre should start later this summer, and it is anticipated that it will take about 15 months for the work to be completed.  Until then, the site will remain closed, but it is hoped the reservoirs will be open to the public again early in 2023.

Friends of Cardiff Reservoirs hold their Inaugural Meeting

A group of about 45 members congregated at the reservoirs yesterday evening (July 20th) for the inaugural meeting of the Friends of Cardiff Reservoirs.  The main business of the meeting was to adopt a constitution and to elect an Executive Committee.   This was done and the following people were elected :

Chair                 Paul Davies
Deputy Chair    Peter Fullerton
Secretary          Anne Wesson
Treasurer          Julie Lawrence
Member            Amit Jain
Member            Sally Shand
Member            Sandra Vesey

The new committee will be meeting shortly to plan the subsequent development of the Friends Group.  The group is open to anyone who wants to be involved in supporting the development of the reservoir site as a public amenity by Welsh Water and their website https://www.friendsofcardiffreservoirs.org/ contains details of how to join the group.