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Grangemoor Park to remain closed until the end of the year

Grangemoor Park

Works on Grangemoor Park are set to continue until the end of the Year.

The park has been closed to the public whilst essential maintenance work – involving heavy machinery and the renewal of leachate and methane gas equipment – are carried out on the landfill site which is underneath the surface of the park. Once completed the works will ensure the landfill site is secure and the park will be reopened to the public.

As the park is currently defined as a construction site under Health and Safety laws, unfortunately we are unable to allow public access at this time. However, footways around the park remain open to the public and give access to the river walk.

The council has considered fencing off areas of the construction site to enable some public access, but due to the nature of the work – which requires an ability to move across the park to deal with issues when they arise and with ease – makes this extremely difficult to manage.

A Cardiff Council spokesperson said:

“We recognise the inconvenience to the public and are working as quickly as we can to carry out the necessary maintenance work to ensure the park is safe to use when it re-opens. Significant progress has already been made with half the work already completed, but there has been a delay on some planned works due to the nesting season. The source of the leachate spillage into Cardiff Bay has been identified and resolved in accordance with the requirements set by Natural Resources Wales.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their patience while this work takes place and further updates will be given when they are available.”