TWO young Flintshire boys have been praised for helping out after a community suffered "devastating" flooding.

Aiden Jones, aged 9, and Finley Robert, aged 8, helped clean the streets and people's gardens after flooding hit Hamilton Avenue in Sandycroft during Storm Babet on Friday.

Sandycroft was one of the worst hit areas, with one resident choosing to travel across the village in a kayak

Once the water levels dropped, Aiden and Finley took to the streets and started scrubbing residents driveways and paths.

The Leader:

Their actions have been praised by county councillor for the area, Dale Selvester. 


He said: "This act of kindness was very much appreciated by residents. Being the county councillor for the ward I am very touched by their hard work and they are a credit to their families.

"The whole community came together at a time of upset and devastation. I am so proud to be part of this, the community spirit here is second to none."

The Leader:

The Sandycroft area has been beset by flooding issues in recent years, and Cllr Selvester said there needs to be a "strategic" plan going forward. 

He added: "The community have organised a meeting in the coming weeks to discuss the flooding issues.

"I think this is vital going forward but we do however need all agencies involved to ensure transparency and consistency with a strategic plan moving forward."