‘Extensive’ damage to Ponty Lido means it won’t be open again for ‘many, many months’


Ponty Lido won’t be open for “months and months” as the full extent of the damage caused by Storm Dennis becomes clear.

Andrew Morgan, the leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council, confirmed the news about the popular outdoor swimming attraction in Pontypridd but says they are fully insured.

Reacting to a local resident who asked for an update, he said: “It is significantly damaged, thankfully we are fully insured but the the damage is extensive and it’s likely not to be in a useable condition for many, many months.”

He added: “The plant room was fully flooded to the ceiling and all buildings damaged.”

After the floods on Sunday shocking drone footage of the lido was released.

Images taken from the air reveal the extent of the damage caused by Storm Dennis

The area is closed to the public

The worst of the weather hit in the early hours of Sunday morning

It showed the pools covered with brown sludge and damage to some of the buildings.

The children’s play area next door was also affected.

The town’s main high street on the other side of the river was left looking like it was part of the river as homes, businesses, and cars were submerged in water.

The lido is usually closed during the winter months but it has grown into a popular attraction in the region during the summer months.

Last year more than 60,000 swimmers visited.

The children’s play area at the park

The lido is full of dirty water

Prince Charles is due to visit the town on Friday to meet residents and business owners have have been severely affected by the floods.

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