CONCERNS are being raised over flooding damage in a Wrexham village. 

Following heavy rainfall during Storm Babet and again on Thursday (November 2) from Storm Ciaran, the river level in Bangor on Dee is very high.

The riverside village is liable to flooding and has suffered many flooding incidents over the years. 

A number of roads surrounding the village were closed following the storms, forcing motorists into lengthy diversions to get out. 

The strong current in the river has resulted in a large amount of driftwood gathering near the bridge in the village. 

The 17th-century bridge, situated next to the Royal Oak is in "danger" according to local councillor Robert Ian Williams. 

Cllr Williams has called on Natural Resources Wales to address the issue.


He said: "We feel like we're knocking our heads against a brick wall really.

"Loads of driftwood has floated down the river and has collated right next to the bridge. 

"The bridge is 17th century and it is protected, there are worries that if it is not cleared then the bridge could be damaged. 

"Apparently there is some species near the bridge which means nothing can be done. 

"All this bad weather and the storms are causing issues for us really. With all the rain that continues to fall, it is a worry moving forward."

A Natural Resources Wales (NRW) spokesperson said: “NRW officers are aware of reports of debris in the river at Bangor-on-Dee Bridge and are currently liaising with colleagues at Wrexham County Borough Council to discuss the effects of this debris.”