Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, has called on the UK Government to honour the promises they made to provide additional funding to the Welsh communities who suffered terrible flooding during storms back in February.
Areas across the South Wales valleys saw houses flooded with many homes becoming uninhabitable for many months and families having to live in partially destroyed homes.
Necessary repair work includes the former coal tips that are maintained and managed by the UK National Coal Authority and as such, under the responsibility of the UK Government. Concerns have been growing about the safety of these coal tips following the flooding for the communities living around them and the high costs of securing the sites.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“We have heard that funding will be available ‘in due course’, that there has been ‘significant movement in terms of guarantee’ for work to be carried out, but as yet, funding has not materialised for those communities hit so hard by floods back in February.
“This is an appalling dereliction of duty and it beggars belief that it is taking the UK Government so long to put their hands in their pockets and fix this serious safety issue. Once again, the Tories are treating Wales and Welsh communities with contempt”.