BUSINESSES in Ammanford have hit out at a council decision to close a crossing for three weeks to repair a wall.

Work began yesterday to enhance the appearance of the area around the railway crossing at the bottom of Quay Street.

As a result of the work, the crossing will shut for three weeks.

Businesses in the area say that will greatly affect footfall to their shops.

Tracy -, who runs the Windsor Café fish and chip shop, in Quay Street, said the loss of footfall through the crossing will impact the business.

He said: “It is heart-breaking really. They are closing the crossing for three weeks – why does it take that long to repair a brick wall?

“The amount of people we get coming through the crossing to our shop is huge. We will lose out on business because of this, without a doubt.

“This is not helping the town, it is hurting the town.”

Work began on the crossing on Tuesday and will run for three weeks.

A spokesman for Carmarthenshire County Council said: “