Campaigner's anger over walkway delay
5:00pm Saturday 27th October 2012 in News
A TYCROES road safety campaigner says residents have been “badly let down” by politicians over the long delay in providing a stretch of pavement on a dangerous road.
Terry Morgan has described Tycroes Road as “an accident waiting to happen”
if a 200-yard stretch of pavement is not provided for pedestrians.
But he and fellow residents say they have been left “continually frustrated” in their attempts to get Carmarthenshire county council to provide the walkway.
“As far as Tycroes is concerned these politicians are a waste of time and a waste of space,” an angry Mr Morgan told the Guardian.
“There is a complete lack of information which to me suggests they have no interest in this issue whatsoever.
“I first wrote to (Llanelli MP) Nia Griffith two years ago and I have since been to her surgery but heard nothing back.
“I’ve heard nothing from our county councillor Calum Higgins and not a dicky bird from either Tycroes community council or the county council.
“If there are no funds available to carry out this project the council should have the decency to come out and say it – end of story.”
Cllr Higgins said he had pressed his colleague, Cllr Colin Evans, for an update on the situation. “I completely agree that this situation needs to be sorted,” he said.
“There’s a big estate at the bottom of the hill and youngsters are being endangered.”
Nia Griffith maintained “there is light at the end of the tunnel”. She said: “The county council’s executive board are making this a priority.
“Mr Morgan has campaigned ardently on this and I share his concerns. A lot of people walk along that stretch of road and, now the nights are drawing in, that has to be a concern.”