THE Wrexham County Borough councillor for the Ceiriog Valley believes years of neglect as a result of cuts to funding has meant some of the region’s roads are beyond repair.

Councillor Trevor Bates welcomed Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes to the area on Wednesday to see the damage to parts of the region after Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.

He was shown around some of the most damaged areas of road, as well as issues caused by the rainwater in Bro Dewi.

Cllr Bates hopes Mr Bates can take the issues to Parliament and hopefully shed a light on the issues in the area.

He said: “It’s difficult – gullies in the area are full and there has been surface water left behind by the storms.

“We’ve got off quite well in comparison with some places, but I feel some roads in the valley are beyond repair.

“With the present funding, it’s hard. The council are doing what they can, but they’ve not been able to get out to some areas of the valley yet and are struggling with money.

“I’m feeling desperate at the moment, because I have to report any issues to the council, but I know they’re struggling a lot because of the lack of staff and funding.

“Ten years of neglect have led to this, but constant cuts have meant the maintenance of gullies and roads has been too difficult to keep on top of things.

“Hopefully, Simon can take what he’s seen to London and explain the road issues, but they might say it’s an issue for Welsh Government.”