Plaid Cymru councillors praise community spirit following flood clear-up

EQ-INfFXYAA3tm4.jpgThe community spirit after the flooding in Pontypridd has been described as amazing by Plaid Cymru Councillors Heledd Fychan and Eleri Griffiths.

The councillors have been working non-stop with their communities to clean-up following the devastating flooding caused by Storm Dennis.

County Councillor for Pontypridd Town Ward Heledd Fychan said:

“Everybody has been working long days in the flood clean-up operation. Until you’ve seen it with your own eyes, it is impossible to comprehend the scale of the damage to so many homes, businesses, parks and structures. It is utterly devastating.

“It will take many more months until things are back to as close to normal as possible, and so many individuals and families still don’t know where they are going to live for the next few months whilst their homes are repaired.

“While it will be a long journey, it is amazing what’s already been achieved through the sheer hard work and dedication of so many volunteers from our community and beyond, as well as through so many generous donations. It is an honour to be part of the support hub at Trallwn Community Centre, and see the difference that we’re all able to make when we work together.

“The food parcels have been gratefully received and we had quite the production line with meals going out to all nearby areas affected.”

Neighbouring County Councillor for the Rhondda ward, Eleri Griffiths added:

“In my ward the community of Trehafod has been hit very hard by the floods, what has been outstanding has been the community spirit. Many people have not got insurance to help them replace their belongings and mend their homes so the community is stepping up to make a difference. Plaid Cymru is calling on the Westminster Government to ensure that there is affordable property insurance cover for everyone throughout Wales. No one should be at risk of losing everything because of where they live.”

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