8:20am Thursday 31st January 2013 in Letters
THERE is an urgent need for the problem of flooding along the Ash Path to be resolved. The long standing problems have been pushed up the agenda since the lower school of St Cyres in Dinas Powys closed. This has resulted in even more children using the path to and from Penarth.
I again raised the issue at a Vale Council meeting, and it is time for action. The recent rain and snow has once again shown clearly how inadequate the Ash Path is for walkers. At last we have forced the council to take seriously this problem. For too long we have been told nothing can be done.
Apparently the council is now considering allocating £25,000 in the next scheme of projects to improve conditions. The object appears to be to widen the path and provide a cycleway from Dinas Powys to Penarth along the Ash Path.
We all know that the council has to resolve the land ownership issue, but residents and parents want action not excuses. The council supported the closure of the St Cyres Annexe and were warned about the flooding issues. In fact there are additional problems with access to St Cyres School from Llandough. The new school buildings will be wonderful assets for the pupils and the wider community, and Plaid urges that these issues be addressed.
Cllr Chris Franks Plaid Cymru Dinas Powys