Road safety

Calls for road safety measures after crashes in Flintshire village

Calls have been made for road safety measures to be introduced in a village in Flintshire following two serious crashes.

Both collisions took place in Glan-yr-afon, near Llanasa, in recent months, including one in April in which a motorcyclist reportedly suffered significant injuries.

Cllr Glyn Banks, who represents Llanasa and Trelawnyd ward on Flintshire Council, said only the quick response of air ambulance medics saved the man from losing his leg.

Along with fellow local councilor Gina Maddison, Cllr Banks has now delivered a petition signed by all village residents calling for traffic calming measures to be put in place.

Speaking at a full council meeting held yesterday (Tuesday July 26), he said: ‘I am passing this petition on behalf of the residents of Glan-yr-afon, which is right in the center of our ward.

“There have been two serious accidents there recently. One of them nearly caused a young man to lose a leg, but for the rapid involvement of the air ambulance to bring him much needed treatment.

“I would like to thank Lee Shone of the Flintshire Streetscene Department who takes this issue very seriously.

“I believe all the adults in the whole village have signed this petition.”

The petition was delivered to the chairman of the council, Mared Eastwood, to be forwarded to senior officers.

Cllr Banks said he had come up with several ideas to alleviate traffic problems in the village, which is approached by four different roads leading downhill.

Speaking after the meeting, he said: ‘What I have suggested, and I hope it will be taken on board, is to create a mini roundabout as it slows down traffic as everyone has to yield the passage.

“We also think the 30mph signs are in the wrong place at the moment because you are already in the village by the time you see them, so we want them moved.

“We need to do everything we can to slow down the traffic and make it safer for people.”