AN ANGLESEY councillor has voiced concerns about the 'poor workmanship' of the refurbished Beaumaris pier to the county council.
Following the piece in the August 1 edition of the Chronicle ['Pier Work 'a disgrace' say town councillors'], Cllr Carwyn Jones visited the pier with town councillor Jason Zalot last week.
Issues concerning erosion and basic workmanship of the pier, including missing bolts and rusty rails, restricted access to the pier's private moorings and overflowing bins which has brought reported sightings of rats, have been highlighted by town councillors in the past, which Cllr Jones described as "shocking."
In a letter to Anglesey council, he says: "...never has a contractor got away with poor workmanship without being summoned back immediately for snagging.
The contractor needs to make good defective work or be taken through the legal system.
"Another matter which needs referral to the Environmental Health and Waste Management department is an apparent problem of rats around the pier which is exasperated with overflowing bins.
"I have written this letter to yourself as I rate the issues raised of the utmost importance not only to associated risks to Beaumaris but also to the reputation of Anglesey as the Pier is one of our greatest assets and we must protect its future."
Cllr Stan Zalot said: “We’ve been talking about this for three years, and we can talk about this for another three years. We have to get a sledgehammer to crack this nut.”
Beaumaris Mayor, Cllr Dan Jones, said: “I want to make it clear, I think we are very, very lucky to have this pier. I think we can complain too much about it.”
An Anglesey council spokesperson said: "There are a number of defects which need to be rectified from the works contract which was finished last year.
"Whilst we would have preferred these to be have been completed before the start of the summer, we are now expecting the Contractor to attend to these issues in the coming weeks.
"It is anticipated that the works will take around 4-6 weeks and parts of the pier will need to be closed to enable the work to be carried out."