Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Councillor Phil Bale Will Be Taking Part Again

Phil On Top of Mount Kilimanjaro
Phil took part in last year’s Save Our Cardiff Reservoirs Walk and will be taking part again this year.
Last summer Councillor Phil Bale succeeded in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, where he raised a Reservoir Action Group poster at the summit (for a brief few moments at least!). Phil’s climb raised hundreds of pounds in sponsorship for our campaign to protect another area of outstanding beauty on this planet.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Search & Rescue Dogs Association Will Be Marshalling the Garth Checkpoint

The Reservoir Action Group would like to thank the Search and Rescue Dogs Association (South Wales) for marshalling the Garth Mountain Checkpoint on this year's event.

SARDA (South Wales) Mountain Rescue Search Dogs are a fantastic charity who specialise in searching for lost, injured or missing people in hostile terrain and extreme weather conditions.

Working with the Police, Mountain Rescue teams, and other emergency services, their search-dog teams cover large areas quicker and more effectively than human-only search teams. Missing people are found sooner and lives are saved.

Their handlers are all volunteers, who come from a variety of different backgrounds. All have day jobs, searching and training with SARDA South Wales is done in their spare time. Handlers and dogs are always ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to calls in urban, rural or mountainous areas across South Wales and further afield.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Jonathan Evans, MP for Cardiff North, Will Again Be Walking the Copper Route

Jonathan Evans, Member of Parliament for Cardiff North (Conservative), has taken part in the two previous 'Save Our Cardiff Reservoirs Walk's and will again be walking the Copper Route with his wife Margaret. Jonathan Evans continues to campaign in Parliament for the reservoir.

Baroness Randerson, Member of the House of Lords, Will Be Taking Part

Baroness Jenny Randerson, member of the House of Lords, has supported the previous two SOCRW events and again plans to take part this year. Baroness Randerson continues to campaign for the reservoirs in the Houe of Lords.

Appeal Period Now Lapsed

The period for WPD to lodge an appeal to the decision by the Welsh Government not to allow them to build on Llanishen Reservoir has now lapsed. It appears thet WPD now accept this decision which is good news! For the Echo story Click Here 

Having stopped the development, the Reservoir Action Group's next task in the process is to look into ways of taking this area back into public ownership and protecting it. This will allow future generations to once more enjoy sailing, fishing, bird watching and walking.  And by taking part in the third 'Save Our Cardiff Reservoirs Walk' you will help in a big way towards that goal.