ANGLESEY county council need to "communicate more with local people" say protesters after the recent bulldozing of an Anglesey beach.

And the island's MP Albert Owens says the council should "listen to the local community."

Last the week, the Chronicle reported how historic, archaeological and geological features on Lleiniog Beach,  - a site of Special Sceintific Interest - near Llangoed, were damaged after contractors working for the council undertook flood repair works.

People took to social media to express their horror after the boulder strewn beach was flattened, with boulders being dumped at the top of the shore.

The beach is considered to be of globally scientific importance for its glacial features, telling the story of the Ice Age in Wales.

A post medieval wharf, showing evidence of early trade in the area and ancient peat bogs, showing man's early existence on the site were also ruined.

Llangeod resident and protester Gareth Phillips said: "People have been absolutely horrified by what has happened.

"But it has raised the issue that Anglesey County Council should do more to communicate with local people before things like this happen in the future.

"It is very important that there is public consultation before they do things of this nature and we are asking for them to consider local people.

"We are now now waiting for Natural Resources Wales to carry out an investigation into what has happened."

More bulldozers, but different contractors, were spotted near to the Lleiniog beach on Tuesday, moving boulders and raising fears that more work was being carried out.

However, a spokesperson for Anglesey County Council has confirmed that "These works were not carried out by the county council."

Mr Phillips added: "I went down to have a look, and people can be reassured this work is not the same and the contractors are not the same and were at pains to point out what has happened was nothing to do with them.

"I went to check they are moving boulders in the car park nearby, it's nothing for people to worry about.

"However, we do need to know in the future that the council should keep us informed, so the community know what is going on."

Albert Owen, Labour MP said: "The county council must be sensitive with the way it deals with our heritage and culture and listen to the local community before it acts.”