A WREXHAM Councillor has written to The Welsh Government following a number of concerns regrading the average speed cameras on the A483.

Since the announcement that the temporary 50mph limit was to become permanent, residents have raised concerns on the installation of speed cameras on a stretch of the A483 between junctions 5 and 6 to improve air quality, road safety and noise levels, as well as questioning where the money is going.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport and the council’s representative on the Joint Board for the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency has now written to the Minister for Environment and Energy & Rural affairs Lesley Griffiths AM for some clarification on the installation.

He has also raised safety concerns with the Cabinet Secretary for Transport Ken Skates on Road Safety matters.

He said: “A number of the issues raised relate to concerns around how the scheme has been funded, where does the income go, road safety and noise levels are all matters that have been raised with me and on social media and residents have the right to answers.

“There are particular concerns about road safety as vehicles leaving the restricted area, particularly towards Gresford Bank are accelerating and our officers have highlighted their real concerns that inappropriate speeds will cause accidents.”

“I would like to reassure everyone the council’s administration also share these concerns and we will be pressing the Welsh Government to answers to these concerns.”

In his letter he has also asked if there are plans for fines issued to be ring fenced to the Welsh government which will benefit local Welsh authorities rather than the UK treasury.