- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
As bad weather and high tides continue to affect Welsh coastal communities, Assembly Member Joyce Watson today met Fishguard residents and Pembrokeshire Council’s chief highways officer to discuss the on-going situation.
Local councillor Pat Davies took Mrs Watson to the worst affected area of lower Fishguard to speak to residents.
Mrs Watson said:
“Mr Randal Davies of Bridge Street said it is the worst flooding he has seen in 47 years.
“In Quay Street, Mr and Mrs Jackson told us it is the worst storm for 63 years. Their house was flooded and Mrs Jackson, who relies on her stair lift, was stranded upstairs when the electricity was knocked out. Thankfully, the fire service and local contractors responded quickly, and the heating and power is back on.
“It is heartening that neighbours are rallying to help and support each other – strong community spirit makes all the difference at a time like this.”
Earlier in the day, Mrs Watson met Pembrokeshire Council officer Darren Thomas, Head of Highways and Construction. Mr Thomas updated the AM on the latest road closures and maintenance works. With forecasters warning of more bad weather tonight and this week, Mr Thomas explained that it is not safe to undertake some maintenance jobs at this time. However, he assured Mrs Watson that the council will meet the cost of the clean-up.
For more information about Joyce Watson’s work, contact her office on 02920 898972 / www.joycewatson.co.uk