Minister Opens Anglesey Coastal Protection Scheme
Welsh Assembly Governemnt Environment Minister Jane Davidson AM has opened the coastal defence scheme at Trearddur Bay, a top seaside village on the west Anglesey coast.
The Trearddur Bay Coast Protection scheme cost £1.9 million to build, 75 percent coming from the Assembly Government.
The project has reconstructed the sea wall and strengthened the promenade. Measures have also been taken to help channel fold water back into the sea.
Parts of Trearddur Bay
have constantly suffered during stormy weather with sea water breaching defences and flooding the nearby roads and adjacent properties.
The Millennium Cross, erected in 2000 in memory of St Brigid
, the 5th century Irish saint, and standing in the dunes behind this new promenade wall, has been vulnerable to the effects of the violent storms lashing the coastal strip.
Visiting the village, Ms Davidson said:
"This work will help to protect the community and reduce the impact of flooding. However, we cannot stop flooding all together.
Flooding is a reality we are all going to have to come to terms with the impact of climate change, but we can help our communities prepare.
The people of Trearddur Bay know all too well about the effects of flooding and this scheme will go some way to protecting their homes and businesses."
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