Welsh Labour MS for Mid & West Wales


Feature, Media

Joyce Watson AM’s County Times ‘Politically Speaking’ column

This month’s floods have been awful, even by recent years’ standards. Let’s hope for a drier March. The footage and stories from places like Crickhowell – one of the hardest hit areas of the country – have been distressing. Elsewhere, from Ystradgynlais to Welshpool and Machynlleth, road and rail closures have caused all sorts of misery and disruption. The Welsh Government has promised an initial £10m to help – £500 to every affected household, with a further £500 given to families with no insurance. That will be a real help. Read more