Public meeting on Llangefni flood response

A public meeting is being held to discuss the response to last year’s Llangefni floods.

Officials from Anglesey Council, Natural Resources Wales and Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water) are set to face questions over work carried out on the Afon Cefni since it burst its banks almost a year ago.

Six homes and 27 businesses were flooded – and in one case, a bakery on Church Street remains closed after it was damaged by around 6ft of floodwater.

Last week, councillors backed plans to build a new prevention wall at the rear of Glandwr Terrace to stop further damage. Around £85,000 will be spent on the wall by the council’s Highways, Waste and Property service.

The meeting, being held at the council chamber in Llangefni, will be chaired by the Plaid Cymru AM for Ynys Môn, Rhun ap Iorwerth: ”Last year’s floods were a big blow to Llangefni. The floods costed businesses and local people dearly, and afterwards everyone wanted to see a quick response from the authorities.”

”Since then, whenever there has been heavy rain forecast, it has caused significant distress to the local community, and the people are keen to have answers regarding what happened, and what steps have been taken to prevent flooding in the future.”

“The public meeting…is an opportunity for local people to be updated regarding the work which has been conducted…and to ask questions to the bodies which have come together in order to help the town recover.”

The meeting begins at 4pm on Thursday afternoon (8th November).

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