Flooded youth club still searching for new base

A youth club in Caerphilly County has been left homeless after it was flooded out by Storm Dennis.

Crosskeys Youth Club and Community Centre was severely damaged by the floods which hit south Wales on 16 February.

It means the youth club - which is attended by up to 40 young people and meets twice a week - has been left without a base.

The centre also plays host to other services used by local people, like a Young Mums Project.

A fund raising page has now been set up online to help with repairs and replacing lost items.

We're probably looking at four to five months [before the building reopens] so we'll have to relocate somewhere else. Which is a shame really, because we've got really good numbers attending youth club and it's a really important part of the community. So hopefully we can all muck in together and get it done as soon as possible.

Ieuan Parsons, lead youth worker, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Ieuan Parsons, a lead youth worker at Caerphilly County Borough Council, told ITV News that nothing could be saved from inside the building.

He and his team spent last week clearing up the site at the town's Pandy Park, filling 10 skips with damaged items, including sports equipment and arts and crafts materials. The centre's computer suite was also ruined.

Asked to estimate the cost of replacing the items - all bought from funds raised by the club - he said it would likely be up to £60,000.