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Council praise for community clean-up volunteers in aftermath of Mayhill riot

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Swansea Council staff are continuing to support families following last night’s disorder in the Mayhill and Waun Wen community.

A team is again in the community this afternoon (May 21) to board-up damaged windows and doors, helping make properties safe and secure.

The council has also now installed temporary concrete blocks on Waun Wen Road to replace bollards that were damaged during the disorder.

This follows-on from the council working closely with volunteer residents to clean up the community.

Burned-out cars have been removed and damaged sections of roads and pavements will be repaired.

Temporary concrete blocks have been installed on Waun Wen Road to replace bollards that were damaged (Image: Swansea Council)

Council officers are also continuing to provide reassurance to the community and are in regular contact with South Wales Police to establish whether any additional council support is needed.

Bethan McGregor, Swansea Council’s Local Area Co-ordinator for the Townhill, Mayhill and Gors area, has paid tribute to all residents who have helping.

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Bethan said: “What happened last night is not a true reflection of the Mayhill and Waun Wen community.

“This is a close-knit community where the vast majority of people care about one-another, as the amount of residents helping the council with the clean-up operation today has shown.

“Everyone involved in the work so far to clean up the community, repair damaged properties and reassure others deserve to be praised – from the council staff and the police to the many residents who have stepped up to the plate.”

The council is urging people with information about those responsible for the disorder to contact South Wales Police.


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