Heledd Fychan Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central released the following statement in response to the recent flooding in areas across Rhondda Cynon Taf today.
“I’m extremely concerned about homes and businesses across South Wales Central and beyond. People can’t continue to live in fear every time we have heavy rain.
“This harsh weather is inevitable, but flooding doesn’t have to be.
“The Welsh Government must do more to plan for the heavy rain, and urge our Councils, like RCT, to better understand how to avoid flooding and support communities.
“Time and time again, Welsh Government refused to hold an independent inquiry into the devastating flooding of 2020. Plaid Cymru has secured a review, and I will be submitting evidence from communities across South Wales Central later this year, but this work should have taken place immediately after February 2020. Lessons must be learnt, and urgently.
“I will continue to closely monitor the situation and will work tirelessly to ensure that our community receives the support and assistance it needs during this difficult time. I urge all residents affected by the floods to contact my office for assistance and support. Residents can contact me at 01443 853214”