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Flooding in the Ynys fields Aberdare

Photograph by Clive Stanley Williams

Back in the summer public money paid out on new submersible water pumps and ancillary works so WHY is this Public Right of Way flooded again with the first heave rain of the winter?

So many people use this footpath and it was included as a safe route proposal for the new £50 million pound school but we believe this has been dropped by RCTC and it is not hard to see why.

The watercourses around the canal head need cleaning out as far as the Flood Relief Channel Persimmon Homes Development site Coed Dyffryn.

Will the next problem be flooding on the railway line and no train services?


This is absolutely disgusting, the footpath was flooded for 6 months Or longer last year (i have photographic evidence, to back that up) and impassable! On one occasion, I was walking through the canal back last year (on the Cwmbach side) when i happened to bump into a elderly lady pushing her husband in a wheelchair, when she got to the railway bridge and couldn't pass through the flood, she was only going over to violet street, which would be 500 yards along the bottom of the ynys. But has she couldn't get through her only other option was to push him all the way to the ynys swimming pool and then back down through the ynys and over to violet st. A journey of about 1.5 miles!!! The lady could Also have gone back down the canal and then over towards aberaman along the side of the new persimmons home development, but that was also flooded because i just walked over from there to get up to the canal. So the council need to get their thumbs out of their #%€%#€$% and start representing the people of aberdare, and not doing nothing is a option any more, they need to be accountable for their jobs.