CAMPAIGNING residents in Chirk have won their battle to bring safety improvements to a busy housing estate junction.
Residents of Castle Walks had spent months calling for a controversial roundabout at the junction of the B4500 Castle Road to be replaced with a T-junction after many motorists drove over or around the island the wrong
But following a public consultation with Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC), their wishes look set to become a reality after 83 per cent backed the campaign.
Campaigner, Graham Jones, said it had been “a long battle”, adding: “I think the sooner [it is installed] the better to be honest.
“If residents have approved it and the council have approve it anything that can be done as soon as possible can only be a bonus.”
The high profile campaign, which included a series of articles in the Advertizer and calls to both North Wales Police and WCBC resulted in the public consultation which took place last month.
Although WCBC had refused to comment on whether the decision was final, stating the responses would be discussed with the local member” before a decision is made, Councillor Terry Evans, who represents the Chirk South ward, and a supporter of the campaign, confirmed just five people had voted against the plan.
He commented: “Another letter is due to go out to residents. I haven’t had any indication about it yet, but I expect it will explain the next steps and I will be delivering through residents’ doors it once it arrives.”
However, he added that WCBC would not be painting double yellow lines all along Castle Road as some residents had requested.
Cllr Evans continued: “Some had said to paint them outside the doctors’ surgery, but the new doctors opens next Easter so if it still needs to be done then, then we will do it, but I think it will calm down once the doctors moves.”