New Dwyran group tackes flood risk

A new group has been set up to help an Anglesey village hit by last year’s floods.

An early warning service has already been introduced in Dwyran, which was left partially flooded during the storms of November 2017.

The flood prevention group has also set about tackling the risk posed from high water levels in the future by clearing ditches and rivers as well as local drainage systems and public sewers.

The group of community leaders and local councillors are helping contribute to work on modelling the flood risk in the village by working together with Anglesey Council, Natural Resources Wales and Dwr Cymru.

Bro Aberffraw councillor Peter Rogers, the group’s chairman, said: ”The amount of progress made in such a short time is a credit to all involved. This group is an example of partnership working at its very best, especially in terms of getting a flood warning service up and running in such a short space of time.”

”We hope that the action taken will provide some comfort to those residents who suffered so much during the floods 12 months ago.”

Fellow Bro Aberffraw councillor Bryan Owen sits as the partnership group’s vice chairman.

Anglesey Council say once the flood risk for Dwyran has been modelled, they’ll work with NRW officers on developing new flood defences for the village and securing funding.

The council’s also urging residents to sign up for the early warning service by contacting NRW on 03000 654 431.

If you’re interested in joining the flood partnership group in Dwyran or setting up one in another part of the island, contact the flood and water management team at Anglesey Council on 01248 752 300 or email highways@anglesey.gov.uk

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