Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan visits Ceredigion flood areas

Cheryl Gillan MP
Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has visited areas of Ceredigion including Borth, Dol-y-bont and Tal-y-bont Photo: David Jones/PA

Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillian has visited Ceredigion to see the areas worst hit by this month’s flash-floods.

Mrs Gillan visited the surgery and retail park at Parc Y Llyn, before travelling to Borth, Dol-y-bont and Tal-y-bont, where clean-up operations continue.

Many residents and holidaymakers suffered huge damage to their homes and vehicles, as well as irreplaceable personal losses, when a month’s worth of rain fell on Saturday 9 June.

Riverside Caravan Park
This was the scene at the Riverside Caravan Park in Llandre after swollen waters breached the banks of the River Lery Credit: PA

Communities are now rallying to support flood victims by holding fundraising events, donating unwanted household items and helping with the ongoing clean-up.

One such fundraising event was held last week by villagers from Llandre, Dol-y-bont and Dole.

The event raised a total of £1500.

All money raised will go to the Flood Appeal Fund set up by Ceredigion County Council.