Two Senedd Members have returned to a street plagued by flooding for the second time in six months.
Peredur Owen Griffiths MS and Delyth Jewell MS visited Brookside Close in Caerffili after part of the banking next to the road collapsed close to where a stream runs.
The heavy rain of recent weeks caused a torrent to run past the street, causing some of the land to fall into the water. Emergency remedial work has been undertaken to prevent the street losing more ground.
Peredur and Delyth – who represent the South Wales East region – visited the street in the summer due to the concerns of local residents about frequent flooding. On both occasions, they were accompanied by Plaid Cymru councillor Steve Skivens who represents the ward.
Peredur said: “It is unfortunate that residents of Brookside Close have endured yet more disruption due to major erosion of the stream banking.
“We need all agencies to be working together to prevent these kind of incidents happening time and time again.
“There is a real need to undertake more preventative action because these incidents are happening with greater frequency.”
Delyth said: “The climate crisis means that we are going to be seeing more and more extreme weather. What was once abnormal in terms of levels of rainfall or regularity of storms, is now becoming typical.
“We must prepare better for what is coming and there needs to be more investment in our resilience to cope with greater levels of water flowing in our rivers, our streams and our drainage network.”
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