Friday, 1 July 2016

Work Begins!

Today Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water issued a letter to residents who live near the reservoir, which outlined the work that will be starting in early July 2016.  This will involve constructing a work compound area on the old car park by the entrance to the reservoir from Rhyd-y-penau Road.  The full text of the letter and a map can be accessed by clicking here.  The work will involve constructing a perimeter fence around the site, but will also include the eventual removal of the unsightly 'inner' fence around the top of the reservoir banks.  Access to the site will not be possible, for Health and Safety reasons, while this work is undertaken, and we ask all RAG supporters to respect this policy.  Dŵr Cymru / Welsh Water have reiterated their commitment to re-open the site for public access as soon as possible.

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.