Posted: Fri 22nd Jan 2021

Newbridge landslide and Bangor on Dee riverbanks set for inspections for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Recovery work is ongoing in the area to deal with ongoing flooding, and damage left after storm ‘Christoph’.

In an update late into the evening last night Cllr David A Bithell Lead Member Environment and Transport at Wrexham Council detailed how the water levels in Bangor on Dee peaked “at a record level” and have been reducing, though slowly. Natural Resource Wales are due to inspect the river embankment during this morning.

Cllr Bithell added that no residents are currently using Splash Magic rest centre and the Council support team has been stood down and when it is safe to return to homes the council will work with partners to communicate with all the displaced residents, and the wider community.

The above and below pictures show damage after a landslide by Newbridge, with the B5605 near Cefn Mawr closed due to uncertainty over stability of the land.

The area has been fenced off due to continuing slippage. Cllr Bithell has said closures are likely to continue for a week while it is assessed by structural engineers.

Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes has paid tribute to the local efforts, “I want to thank all the staff at Wrexham and Denbighshire Councils and emergency service personnel who have done such a fantastic job in helping people across Clwyd South during the terrible flooding that we are experiencing. As well as the many residents who have helped their friends and neighbours affected by the flooding.”

“I have received and read many reports and first-hand accounts of the way in which they have gone above and beyond to help people. And this excellent service and kindness is on top of the exceptional demands created by the Coronavirus crisis.”

“My constituency team has been very busy providing help to people affected by flooding and please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of help by emailing or phoning 01978 810319.”

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