Western Mail



THE Western Mail caught up with Bargoed residents to see what they thought about lockdown in Caerphilly Borough.

Gill Sutton and Frances Dunford were sitting in the square outside a cafe.

Gill said: “I couldn’t believe it, I didn’t expect out of all of Wales it’s just our little borough, it doesn’t make sense.

“If you have a local lockdown then everyone should have to wear a mask.”

Frances added: “I can’t understand why Mark Drakeford hasn’t said masks are a legal requiremen­t. They can’t enforce it.

“We have been in the petrol station and there was one gentleman at the counter who didn’t have a mask and another gentleman came behind wearing a mask.

“He asked the gentleman in front why he wasn’t wearing one and it got quite heated, it was an argumentat­ive situation. The shop assistant said they can’t enforce it.”

Claire McCarthy, 40, was walking

in the town centre with her daughter – both wearing masks.

She said: “I kind of knew it would be lockdown but I thought it would be lockdown as it was before, not just measures. I work in Newport and travel back and for, it’s hard.

“My husband and I were going away so that’s not happening.

“I find it quite hard to understand why it’s just the borough and not further afield. There’s a lot of confusion over where boundaries are.”

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