Urgent meeting required with Natural Resources Wales for Abergwyngregyn residents

Plaid Cymru community leaders are calling for an urgent meeting with agencies responsible for Afon Aber in Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd following a second flood in the area in just two months.

According to Gwynedd Councillor for the area, Dafydd Meurig: “It is high time agencies come together to alleviate the problems facing residents in my area.

"Concerns about rainfall, its impact and damage is not a pleasant experience for anyone, it's time for Natural Resources Wales to sit around the table to discuss the problems with Network Rail, Welsh Water, Gwynedd Council and Abergwyngregyn Community Council and implement an emergency plan.

In August, properties in the same area including ​​two homes and one business were damaged by flooding. At that time “extreme natural events” was the explanation given to local residents.

Cllr Dafydd Meurig (pictured) said: “Having been in the midst of all the disruption with local residents in the last few days, it is clear that further investigations and a solution are needed.

“Three homes have been flooded this time, and the damage will need to be assessed. Fortunately, the houses remain empty since the flooding back in late summer. But the work of restarting the clean-up operation will need to begin again. It is heart breaking!

“The work of clearing the water-borne debris along the lanes, fields, hedges and the riverbanks, also need urgent attention.

“We are grateful to the staff of Gwynedd Council for their assistance and to the local people for their support. But Natural Resources Wales will now need to move swiftly, to assess the issues, as we rush headlong into the wet winter months.

The local Plaid Cymru Senedd Member for the area, Sian Gwenllian, said: “I am grateful to my colleague, Councillor Dafydd Meurig and council officers for their work in Abergwyngregyn over the past few days.

“My heart bleeds for the residents who see their property flooded for a second time in two months - it's totally unacceptable. I will contact the Minister who has responsibility for the environment to press for an urgent discussion regarding the area.

"I am united in the call from Councillor Meurig to invite Natural Resources Wales and the other agencies to the table to discuss a speedy solution for the residents of Abergwyngregyn area."

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  • Ffion Clwyd Edwards
    published this page in News 2020-10-06 17:36:14 +0100

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