An Assembly Member and county councillor have welcomed the ‘rapid’ progress being made in the building of Llangollen’s new multi-million pound health centre.
Clwyd South Labour AM Ken Skates and Cllr Stuart Davies said they are delighted that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is also applying for European money to fund the building of a footbridge over the River Dee to connect the town with the former River Lodge hotel site on the A539.
Mr Skates has also asked the Welsh Government to examine the feasibility of a road bridge over the Dee to further enhance access to the site.
Mr Skates, who is based in Llangollen, said: “It is fantastic news for Llangollen that the health board, local practice and Welsh Labour Government are working together to create a modern, state-of-the-art healthcare facility fit for the 21st century. The people who live here need and deserve this major investment.
“Rapid progress is being made on the building of the brand new multi-million pound centre, and I’m delighted that the health board is now investigating the possibility of a footbridge over the Dee to improve access from Llangollen following my meeting with chief executive Trevor Purt and chairman Peter Higson for talks last month.”
Mr Skates added: “I am hopeful the health board will be able to utilise European money to make this happen. It is some way off, but it’s important that we keep an eye on what Llangollen needs not just now but in the medium and long-term future.”
Cllr Davies said: “I am pleased to see the progress on the new health centre and I’m particularly pleased to hear that some of the issues I have championed, such as pedestrian and road crossings across the Dee, are now being pursued by Betsi Cadwaladr and the Welsh Government.”