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Anglesey residents object to plans for parking prevention measures in High Street

Pictured: Virginia Crosbie MP with constituents on Brynsiencyn High Street. (Pic: MP Virginia Crosbie office)

ANGLESEY residents are fighting plans for double yellow lines to be introduced in their village.

Brynsiencyn locals are opposed to plans which could see parking prevention measures along both sides of the High Street.

But Anglesey County Council says it has “concerns” over the impact that parking is having on safety and traffic flow through the village. It added that a consultation would take place to give the public a chance to air their views.

Many of the people who live there had told the island MP that they need to park their cars on the road outside their homes due to some having mobility issues, others having young children or so carers can access vulnerable people.

The villagers also worried about the impact traffic measures could have on local business, including a pub, café and post office. Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie met with 45 residents to discuss the matter in the village, on Saturday.

She says she has written to the council to clarify the consultation process, which will allow residents more time to object.

The area’s community council has also objected to the proposals, and concerns had been raised over the loss of around 30 parking spaces.

Backing the residents Ms Crosbie said: “This is a big issue in Brynsiencyn, very much symbolised by just how many villagers came out to see me despite some unpleasant weather. The businesses in the village will also be greatly impacted, especially the post office, Y Groeslon pub and Heritage Coffee shop.

“Following my letter to the County Council it has now clarified the consultation process which means that residents will have more time to object and get involved. I stand with residents and the brilliant Llanidan community council that is fighting the good fight to stop these yellow lines that risk making lives difficult for local people and several businesses.

“I will be monitoring the situation closely in the coming weeks and I hope to see a council U-turn.”

Local resident Dyfed Roberts said: “We’re really concerned about the county council’s proposal. This will take approximately 30 car parking spaces from the High Street with very little in terms of alternative spaces in the rest of the village. It will particularly affect some very vulnerable people and young families who depend on being able to park as close as possible to their homes.

“I’d like to thank the community council for their excellent response to the consultation. The village is strongly united against this plan. I can’t think why the county council has thought this plan is needed and we hope they listen to our voice.”

A spokesperson on behalf of Anglesey County Council said: “We are concerned about the effect that parking is having on safety and traffic flow on a busy road through the village.

“There is a specific statutory process which needs to be followed when a Traffic Order is introduced which includes different consultation and legal steps. We are just at the beginning of the process and residents will have an opportunity to provide their comments.”

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