Llanrwst public meeting discusses flood

By Allan George
Published by the North Wales Pioneer, 04/03/2020

 

More than 120 people attended a meeting in Llanrwst to discuss concerns in the aftermath of Storms Ciara and Dennis.
Llanrwst was flooded during the storms causing considerable damage to homes and businesses.

The meeting had been arranged by Janet Finch-Saunders, Aberconwy AM, who is preparing a report to be submitted to the Welsh Government, she said: “I am in the middle of detailing all the issues raised in a report so that it is clear to everyone what the concerns raised with me are and how I am working to tackle them.

“The devastation they have faced is shocking and upsetting.

“We heard accounts of homes being flooded with little warning, properties left in vulnerable and uninhabitable conditions, damaged roads, blocked culverts, serious problems with receiving free sandbags, and the need for urgent action to protect homes such as on the Y Berllan and Perthi estates in Llanrwst.

“Currently, I am yet to hear of anyone who has received any emergency financial support, and I have noted that the storms have had a detrimental impact on businesses not only in Llanrwst, but Betws y Coed and Capel Curig.”

In addition to local residents and businesses the meeting was attended by Robin Millar, MP for Aberconwy, members of Conwy council and representatives of North Wales Police, Network Rail, Transport for Wales and social landlords.

An appeal for a council tax holiday for flood victims has been made by a member of Conwy council.