Teams from Trivallis, RCT Council and South Wales Police have supported tenants of Maes y Deri in Aberdare to ‘clean up for Christmas’.
Maes Y Deri, which has 111 homes owned and managed by Trivallis, was identified by the landlord as a priority, due to high levels of fly tipping and environmental issues being reported in the area.
Trivallis’ Great Estate Days bring members of the community together with teams from across the business and partner organisation, with the aim of improving its estates across RCT and Cardiff.
On Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd of December, teams were on hand to remove rubbish from Maes Y Deri, with a total of around 14 tonnes cleared over the two days.
Debra Bayliss, estates and communities manager at Trivallis, said: “Together, we create great places to live and work, so we have developed an action plan for the estate involving a number of partner organisations, including the local Councillors and AM. We hold weekly meetings to discuss any issues and agree how we are going to tackle them.
“It’s been an awesome two days in Maes Y Deri, with so many partner organisations kindly supporting the clean up. As well as removing rubbish, teams have blown all paths and steps leading to the homes. It all looks so much better now and we hope tenants and residents in the area will think twice about fly tipping again.”
Trivallis’ neighbourhood manager for the area, Steven, was joined by community safety officer Clare, and members of South Wales Police to carry out an estate walkabout and educate tenants about the consequences of fly tipping and anti-social behaviour, as well as offering support and advice on other housing and safety related issues.
Fly Tipping is against the law and anyone found to be doing it risks a criminal record, with fines of up to £50,000 or 12 months imprisonment. More serious or repeated offences can attract an unlimited fine and up to 5 years imprisonment if convicted in Crown Court. For more information on how to get rid of unwanted household waste responsibly, visit: Householder (flytippingactionwales.org)
For more information on Trivallis and its estates across RCT and Cardiff, visit: www.trivallis.co.uk and follow @wearetrivallis on Facebook and Twitter.