A GWYNEDD councillor has expressed deep concerns about safety near a fire gutted school in Bangor.
The Bryn Llwyd school unit on Caernarfon Road was set alight almost a year ago, and is now seen as a major safety hazard as Gwynedd Council debate the future of the building.
The site is currently protected by a series of temporary safety barriers, which residents say are causing problems for road users and pedestrians.
Councillor Edward Dogan has been campaigning to see the situation improved.
He said: “The council is making a decision about whether to clear the school and use the space to improve access to the new Ysgol Glanadda behind it.
“But one year on, the temporary barriers are still in place and the area has been waiting far too long for a decision.
“It’s brought the whole area down, and on top of that, it’s quite a dangerous situation.
“We simply can’t leave it like this. Something bad is bound to happen.”
Residents in the area raised concerns about safety after the barriers repeatedly toppled over, obstructing pavements and forcing pedestrians to walk along the road.
Gwynedd Council has responded to safety concerns, assuring residents that the situation will be dealt with.
A spokesperson said: "Following the fire at the Bryn Llwyd education unit, temporary work was undertaken to make the site safe and to seal it off from the public.
“The temporary barriers that have been put in place are monitored and checked on a regular basis whilst the Council considers the options for the long term future of the site.”
The 123 year old Ysgol Glanadda building was one of the city’s oldest school buildings when it was destroyed by arsonists in October last year.