Rhondda Cynon Taf Council announce uniform fund for children hit by floods

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have announced a fund to pay for uniforms for children affected by flooding during Storm Dennis. It comes as pupils prepare to return to school following the half-term holiday.

The £100 uniform hardship fund will be available to those affected by flooding in the area.

The money will be in addition to the Community Flood Recovery Grant – Hardship Payment, and made as a single payment

Rhondda Cynon Taf was one of the hardest areas hit during flooding brought on by Storm Dennis last weekend.

Rhondda Cynon Taf council leader Andrew Morgan said the outdoor swimming pool in Pontypridd is 'unlikely' to open until after 2020. Credit: Media Wales

On Saturday the council announced Pontypridd Lido will not re-open until next year after it was damaged by flooding.

Last weekend the River Taff in Pontypridd reached the highest level in more than 40 years leaving homes, businesses and cars submerged in water.

15 flood warnings and 37 flood alerts were in place for the whole of Wales on Monday.

Welsh politicians have written an open letter to the chancellor asking for a cash relief fund for the parts of Wales most affected by Storm Dennis.