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To: The Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson MP
Honour the pledged extra funding to Wales for the damage caused by Storm Dennis
Petition in the name of RCT Council Leader, Councillor A. Morgan, Mick Antoniw MS, Vikki Howells MS, Huw-Irranca Davies MS, Alex Davies-Jones MP, Chris Bryant MP, Beth Winter MP and Chris Elmore MP.
We, the undersigned, call on the Prime Minister - who is also Minister for the U.K. - to make good on his promise and immediately provide the additional funding pledged to Wales, so that our Valleys communities get the funding urgently needed to repair the damaged infrastructure - including bridges, river walls, culverts, highways, and the Tylorstown landslip - which has an estimated overall cost of £80m in RCT alone.
Why is this important?
In February 2020, Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) was hit by the worst flooding in living memory. RCT was the worst affected part of Wales, which itself was one of the worst affected parts of the UK, with significant infrastructure damage sustained across the County at an estimated overall cost of £80m.
On Feb. 26th, the Prime Minister told the House of Commons that emergency funding would be passported to Wales and areas like RCT, adding that the UK Government was "working flat out with the Welsh devolved administration to ensure everybody gets the flood relief that they need."
40 weeks have passed without any additional funding being passported to the Welsh Government or RCT from the UK Government, as pledged, to repair bridges, river walls, highways, culverts, and secure the Tylorstown landslip.