Local AM urges Minister to keep St Asaph on his radar

Vale of Clwyd AM, Ann Jones has urged the Natural Resources Minister, Alun Davies, to keep his commitment to helping the community of St Asaph recover and improve sea defences around the city despite a fresh round of flooding affecting many areas of Wales.

Following the weekend’s floods which mainly hit mid and south Wales, Mrs Jones has written to the Minister, urging him to ensure that on-going work continues in St Asaph following on from the floods in the winter of 2012.

In her letter, Mrs Jones stated that: “It is absolutely vital that work continues in St Asaph and that the most recent flooding incidents in other areas do not detract from the ongoing work. It is important that Natural Resources Wales does not divert attention or resources away as this risks undoing the work already done”.

She added: “Work has been progressing well and its vital that the momentum is kept up to ensure that local community has flood defences that will stand the test of time”.

Mrs Jones also called for the urgent publication of a report into the defences in St Asaph, which Natural Resources Wales has delayed due to the fresh round of flooding.

Mrs Jones added: “It is important that this report is published as soon as possible. This is an important report that will ensure that the people of St Asaph know what is needed to prevent any more flooding. The people of St Asaph deserve this detailed report being published in a timely fashion”.

The Minister for Natural Resources has announced that there is to be a full scale review of flood defences across Wales. The Minister has previously visited St Asaph to see how work is progressing.