AN Anglesey flood alleviation scheme is already “working a treat” despite being strongly tested by Storm Brendan which battered the island this week.

The multi-million pound scheme to protect Beaumaris is hoped to be finished by April.

However, the repairs to date have already proved to be operating "extremely well" according to the town's chief flood warden Cllr Jason Zalot.

Although the storm did not produce as much rainfall as in previous storms, Cllr Zalot, a former Mayor of Beaumaris, said the weather had proved to be a "a very good test" and the system had showed itself to be "highly effective," especially in the Maes Hyfryd area.

There were still places where there were some issues, including Wexham Street, Henllys Lane and Redhill.

Cllr Zalot said: "I am very confident that the work is already helping the town.

"Storm Brendan has been its first big test, and it is not even finished yet, but so far it has shown the system is working an absolute treat.

"It's a flood "alleviation" scheme, we can't eradicate all the problems, we can only ever alleviate them, there are areas where work still has to be done. What we've seen already is it is going to make a huge difference.

"We don't want to be known as a flood town, and the work is going to have a huge impact on the people and future of Beaumaris."

The work is being done by Alun Griffiths Contractors for Anglesey County Council, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Cllr Zalot added: "Well done to the county council, the contractors who very sympathetic to the town, fair-play to the Assembly Government for funding, and a big thanks to the residents for patience and fortitude. We're nearly there."

Large pipes are currently being laid across the B5109 near the castle.

A diversion through the castle carpark is estimated to be in place for the next couple of weeks.