VILLAGERS have urged the public to continue to follow coronavirus restrictions.

Disgruntled residents in Chirk Bank, which is part of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site, took to social media yesterday, (April 26), to express their frustration towards individuals who are not taking the current travelling restrictions seriously.

The Chirk Bank Facebook page post said: "The canal and towpath is getting busy again.

"People are driving out to us to canoe, cycle or fish, and need to be reminded that this is breaking rules.

"CART (Canal and River Trust) has stopped all leisure boating and fishing and is trying to safeguard people who live on the canals by discouraging all but necessary and local journeys on the towpath.

"There were canoes going by yesterday evening (if they have licences then they will have had a letter stating that this is not allowed).

"There was a large group, (three cars full), several bicycles, adults and children fishing under the bridge (thus blocking the towpath) at Gledrid public car park yesterday evening.

"That's not including increasing numbers of hufflepuffers jogging or cycling along the towpaths.

"It is putting all of us at risk."