ANGLESEY County Council has come under fire over its handling of the closure of a day care centre in Beaumaris.
The council gave residents three week’s notice before it closed down and boarded up the Maes Hyfryd day care centre in July, due to it being “unfit for purpose”.
With the help of volunteers, the elderly residents were transferred to Capel y Drindod in Beaumaris, but town councillors are now lobbying for a temporary re-instatement of the home in order to begin a public consultation.
Beaumaris Mayor Jason Zalot said: “I am convinced that Ynys Mon have got it wrong on this one. I don’t want to kick them too much, I know they’re cash-strapped, but I know they’re wrong.
“If we can get a consultation going, at least then, we can get other organisations, like Age Concern, to have a look at it to see if they could run it in the future.
“They have to see it from the point of view of the elderly. The elderly just want a fair crack of the whip.
“The council say that the kitchen is unusable, but you could feed an army in that kitchen, it’s spotless! It’s better than the kitchen we have in the town hall!”
Town clerk Trevor Ashenden: “If the building isn’t fit for purpose, then it’s the responsibility of the owners. In this case, it’s Anglesey County Council, so it’s safe to say that they’ve been neglectful of the day care centre.”
An Anglesey County Council spokesperson said: “The former Maeshyfryd day care centre has been classified as a surplus building.
“We are currently reviewing whether there is an internal need for the building in line with the County Council's Asset Management Policy."