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Section 19 Statement

We would like to thank Rhondda Cynon Taf Council for their thorough investigations and robust action following the flooding events of February 2020. The much anticipated section 19 report, conducted to ascertain the cause of the flooding, confirms what we have believed from the very beginning, that the blockage to the culvert inlet was the primary cause of flooding and woody debris was a significant factor in blocking the culvert inlet leading to the floods of February 2020. Given the topography of the land above Pentre, saturated land on steep mountainside, and with the knowledge of watercourses and culverts in close proximity, the action taken by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to discard timber from felled trees on the mountainside was short sighted and ultimately left 159 homes and 10 businesses flooded. We will be seeking urgent meetings with NRW to discuss the findings of the section 19 report, and exhausting all available avenues to best represent residents in Pentre.

Getting There

Getting There

Most of us have to travel to get to work. For years the Treherbert service has been terrible. Two carriages instead of four. No seats. Filthy toilets. Delays and cancellations. Thanks to Chris’s campaigning, from 2022 brand-new trains will run every 15 minutes,...

Universal Credit

Universal Credit

When the Tories introduced Universal Credit they insisted that nobody would get any money for the first five weeks unless they applied for a loan. Chris has called on the government time and again to abolish this five week window. “People in the Rhondda aren’t looking...

Rhondda Arts Festival

Rhondda Arts Festival

At the last election Chris promised to help set up a Rhondda Arts Festival with Treorchy Comprehensive. True to his word the first Festival was in 2018 and this June thousands came along to the open-air cinema in Treorchy, saw the British Museum’s Japanese dragon,...