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Aberdare Flooding of the Public Right of Way National Cycle Network

Flooding of the Public Right of Way (PROW) at the Ynys is becoming more frequent with increased rainfalls this well used public footpath also forms part of the National Cycle Network. AberdareOnline and a few local residents have had two meetings with Green Spaces Managers and field officers from Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) in an attempt to clarify what is required to reduce flooding and keep the PROW’s open to all members of the public.

 

Speaking to RCT officer at the Ynys PROW yesterday Tuesday he basically said Aberdare canal needs cleaning out (dredging) he said it is not helping the cause of increased groundwater levels affecting the PROW.

Do RCTC have the wrong water pumps installed at the Ynys? RCTC say on Twitter, “due to a blockage in the permanent pump a temp pump was installed”

 

The permanent pumps keep blocking therefor they are not fit for purpose to keep this PROW open. AberdareOnline have provided information to RCTC’s countryside manager of alternative type of water pumps.

 

Keeping ineffective water pumps at the Ynys takes council officers away from more vital work but keeps any sub contractor RCTC employ in work so someone is making money, unlike the ratepayers of Rhondda Cynon Taf who keep paying for ineffective management of public money. RCTC need to rethink what is needed as a permanent solution at the Ynys otherwise more ratepayer’s money will follow the water down the drain. Why the lack of comment by local councillors? Or do they approve of taxpayers money not being spent efficiently?

Flash back to January 2015