A COUNTY councillor has slammed the "terrible" decision to raise bus fares across north east Wales.

Arriva has said from Sunday, January 5, changes will be made to fares on some services in the Deeside and Wrexham areas.

Some adult single fares will increase between 10p or 20p, and that "proportionate changes" to return and child fares will also be made.

The Chester Plus ticket zone will no longer encompass Holywell - with the new zone finishing at Coleg Cambria.

A new £5 return will be introduced between Chester and Holywell on services 10A, 11 and 11A (£3.30 for children) - an extra 40p for passengers from what they were paying as part of the Chester Plus zone tickets.

And Cllr Andy Dunbobbin, Connah's Quay county councillor, has condemned the move.

He said: "Smaller zones, higher fares - terrible.

"In a time where public transport should be easier accessible and more affordable you’re hitting the public where it hurts the most - with their hard earned cash."

Arriva declined to comment Cllr Dunbobbin's remarks and on the matter.