A COUNTY council is continuing to support tennants of Bolingbroke Heights following an incident last weekend.

Flintshire County Council officers and councillors say they have been on site day and night since early Sunday morning when a cold water tank leaked.

They have made sure tenants are 'safe and have provided support and reassurance'.

They have also visited tenants in their homes to complete damage assessments and welfare visits, providing shopping and hot drinks where needed.

The Leader previously reported that many people were evacuated from their homes in Flint around 3am when firefighters followed reports of water cascading down through the building.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed firefighters attending an unrelated incident at nearby Richard Heights, where quickly diverted to the scene of the flood at 3.11am and although one appliance from Deeside remained at the scene for several hours, it had left by Sunday afternoon.

The building did not need to be evacuated after the incident and all tenants were able to stay in their homes. For those who wished to stay with relatives, assistance was provided.

Local ward member, Councillor Michelle Perfect, said: “I would like to pay tribute to the efforts of our emergency services and the Flintshire County Council officials whose tireless work has helped to keep the residents safe.

"I paid a visit to Bolingbroke Heights on Sunday and saw first-hand those who worked around the clock to support the residents throughout this difficult time.”

Officers have worked tirelessly to restore services - the fire alarm system is fully operational along with the sprinkler system, Carelink alarm system and communal heating and lighting.

One of the lifts was repaired by Tuesday with the other lift scheduled for repair and testing shortly.

The Council apologises for the inconvenience caused to our tenants and thanks them for their continued cooperation and understanding.

Councillor Jean Davies, local member for Brynford whose father lives in the building, paid tribute to officers.

She added: "My father lives on the 12th floor and he had just come out of hospital. The care that he has received from our officers has been second to none.

"There may be people who would say more could be done but I do believe that Flintshire, being the caring council that we are, has done above and beyond and I would personally like to thank them all."

If tenants have any queries or support needs, the Council’s Customer Contact Centre can be contacted on 01352 701660.