RESIDENTS can have their say on Beaumaris’ flood defence system.
Anglesey Council will hold a public consultation at Beaumaris Town Hall on Tuesday, September 24 on plans to tackling existing issues and preventing further flood problems.
Councillor Richard Dew, Anglesey Council’s highways, property and waste management portfolio holder, said it was important to take appropriate action.
He added: “There are works which are currently being considered by the council to address these issues; however we are keen to hear from local residents to ensure their views taken into account.”
Historically, parts of the town have been subjected to flood problems, however, in recent years these problems have increased as a result of both heavy rainfall and tide and waves.
The areas worst affected include Castle Street, the B5109, the A545, Wexham Street, Church Street, Rating Row and lower parts of the town centre, affecting both residential and commercial properties.
Cllr Dew added: “We would urge Beaumaris residents to attend this public event and join in the debate of what actions should be taken to combat flooding problems within their community.”
The town’s flood defences held back strong waves last December, although parts of the seafront were affected.
After the tides retreated, town councillor Stan Zalot praised Anglesey Council and other agencies for their team work.
He added: “Had the wind blown earlier in the morning, or stayed contast through the afternoon, we would have been spectators to a massive flood.”
The consultation event will be held from midday to 8pm.
For more information about the consultation, contact Rowland Thomas on 01248 752312 or e-mail email@example.com