A HGV parking facility in Holyhead is due to re-open soon.

The parking facility, provided by the Welsh Government at Parc Cybi, Holyhead, is expected to re-open on Monday, May 13.

The facility was temporarily closed at the end of March due to "budgetary pressures", with a commitment to work closely with key partners to provide a cost-effective service as soon as possible.

Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport, said: “I’m pleased that following discussions with partners we are able to re-open this facility, which will provide a free area for HGVs to stop before or after using Holyhead port.

“While there is no statutory requirement for the Welsh Government to provide this facility, we know that since the closure of Roadking, there is a need for a space like this for HGVs.  It brings benefits to the port and wider area.

“We needed to find a cost-effective way to provide this service, which we know is appreciated locally and by the HGV drivers who use it.  It’s good news this has now been achieved.

“We will continue to work with partners to find a long-term solution but this facility at Plot 9, Parc Cybi, will remain open until that time.”

A member of staff has been retained for the reopening and suppliers from the area used.

Rhun ap Iorwerth, MS for Ynys Môn and Leader of Plaid Cymru, said: “I welcome Welsh Government’s announcement that the post-Brexit lorry parking facility in Parc Cybi will re-open next week. This is a vital part of Holyhead Port’s infrastructure, and we know from previous experience the difficulties that come from not having a suitable, nearby location for HGVs to park in.

“I wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport on the announcement of the closure of the park to outline mine and the community’s concerns and to ask him to do all he could to re-open the facility at pace. I’m glad that he’s listened to those concerns.

“Welsh Government’s announcement does include reference to reducing the operating model to achieve a more cost-effective service.  I will continue to make enquiries to ensure that this doesn’t mean a significant decline in the quality of service provided at the park.”