- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Assembly Member Joyce Watson was in Barmouth at the weekend (7 June) to discuss progress on the multi-million-pound plan for a new walkway from Barmouth Bridge to the harbour.
Barmouth Viaduct Access Group (B-VAG) is campaigning for a safer route from the bridge to the town. The community group, which was established in 2013, claims that, as well as being dangerous, the existing route is not suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.
The meeting was one of a series of visits the Labour Mid and West Wales AM made in the area.
Further north, in Llandanwg, Mrs Watson met Jon Webb from the Llandanwg Dunes Protection Group (LDPG). They are seeking to repair damage caused by the storms of recent winters, as well as introduce measure to conserve and enhance the dune system over the coming years.
Mrs Watson also popped by the Osprey Project at Cors Dyfi nature reserve near Machynlleth. Over the past two weeks three ospreys have hatched at the nesting site. A member of the Assembly’s Environment and Sustainability Committee, Mrs Watson was delighted to view the new-born chicks through the centre’s telescope. She said:
“The ospreys, like Barmouth viaduct and Llandanwg dunes, are part of the great appeal of this part of the country. Those who look after our treasures deserve our thanks and support. I am very grateful to everyone who took the time to meet with me; I look forward to taking these issues up at the Assembly.”
For more information about Joyce Watson AM’s work, contact her office on 0300 200 7092 / www.joycewatson.org.uk.