COMMUNITY councillors are calling on the Welsh Government to fully fund the Newbridge Road landslip repair work which has impacted several communities over the last 15 months.

A section of the road has been closed since January 2021 due to the landslip, which occurred during Storm Christoph. 

Councillors Rondo Roberts and Sonia Benbow Jones cited major impacts on their communities including bus services, impact on businesses and congestion in Trevor over the Bont bridge with a diversionary route of over 13 miles when the A483 is closed via Llangollen.

Councillor Benbow Jones, of Cefn Community Council, said: "The impacts are significant and people have had enough, I am aware that we are waiting for money but money should have been made available as emergency to address the impacts.

"If this was in south Wales I am sure that funding would have been secured to repair the landslide."

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Councillor Roberts, of Llangollen Rural Community Coucil, added: "Every time the A483 is closed the impact is carnage and damage caused to the Bont bridge which was not built for the type of traffic a trunk road should carry. 

"I echo Councillor Jones' comments that we need action and we need it now. My constituents have had enough of traffic generated in the ward along what should be the World Heritage site where people should come and enjoy what we have on offer.

"But this is being blighted by HGVs and diversionary routes due to the fragile infrastructure we have. I am calling on the First Minster to provide urgent funding."

Wrexham Council this week submitted a bid to the Welsh Government to fund the repair work

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “Wrexham Council has submitted an application for funding of remedial works for the next financial year. This is currently being considered.”