RESIDENTS and visitors to an Anglesey village will be crossing a busy road without fear after a successful campaign to install a “life saving” road crossing.

A road crossing on the A5025 at Benllech, which runs through the village, has been developed following a campaign spearheaded by village resident John Ellis.

Mr Ellis, who lives at the newly built Plas Glanrafon complex, was backed by fellow residents in his mission.

He campaigned for Anglesey County Council to install the crossing near the Co-Op shop.

Mr Ellis also called on Anglesey’s MP Albert Owen to put his weight behind the campaign.

Mr Ellis said the crossing would make villagers’ and tourists’ lives “easier and safer.”

Mr Owen said he was “delighted,” with the council’s decision.

Mr Ellis said: ‘It’s a busy road all year round, and crossing it at present is a nightmare.

“What with all the new developments in close proximity of the road, it was essential to get this crossing built as soon as possible.

"I would like to thank Mr Owen for his support and action on the issue.”

Albert Owen MP said he was “delighted” with the council’s action and agreed with Mr Ellis that the crossing was “much needed.”

“I would like to thank Mr Ellis and his fellow residents for bringing this important issue to my attention, and also the council for their swift response.”

“I have no doubts that this crossing will prevent accidents and save lives, and it will have a calming effect on this busy thoroughfare.”

An Isle of Anglesey County Council spokesperson said: “Following concerns raised by the local community regarding difficulties in crossing the A5025 in this area of Benllech, the Authority has installed a new pedestrian crossing.

"The work was undertaken following a successful funding bid to the Welsh Government to assist local authorities in installing road safety measures.”