The MP for Clwyd South visited the Ceiriog Valley last week to help with a community project providing food for those self-isolating during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Simon Baynes MP was on hand to help deliver Lockdown Lunches in the area alongside community volunteers, who have been helping to deliver more than 100 meals a week for those self isolating.

Volunteers cook and deliver the meals weekly, with the project backed by funding from a community inclusion grant from Wrexham County Borough Council.

This week, 125 cottage pies were prepared, cooked and delivered, with Mr Baynes helping to dish out and deliver the food.

Councillor Trevor Bates, WCBC councillor for the Ceiriog Valley, thanked Mr Baynes for his help and said: “It was a good opportunity for Simon to catch up with Eric Jones or “Eric Pandy” as he is known locally.

“Eric was the given a Community Award in 2019 for his work taking care of the village of Pandy but was unable to be at the award ceremony.

“Recently reaching his 85th birthday Eric is the person that keeps the grass cut, the litter picked and generally keeps an eye out for the community.”

The menu changes each week with Ted and Ann Johnston taking charge of the kitchen and small an army of volunteers help with preparation, serving up and delivery.