REPAIRING the damage caused by Storm Christoph earlier this year remains a priority, Wrexham Council has said.

At a recent site visit to the damage caused to the B5605 at Newbridge, the effect on the local road network and surrounding communities was clear.

The storm caused a landslide and the closure of the road for the foreseeable future.

The works to fix this are complex and the solution difficult and costly but the council has said it is hopeful of further help from Welsh Government to help to repair the important part of the area's infrastructure.

Cllr David A Bithell Lead Member Environment and Transport said he welcomed the opportunity to meet with MS Ken Skates, who has taken a keen interest in making representation to Welsh Government to the Minister Julie James.

“I hope that these talks and discussions will be fruitful in ensuring that this road re-opens as soon as possible," Cllr Bithell said.

"This is causing major difficulties for local people and we need substantial funding to address the effects from storm Christoph.”

Ken Skates, Member of the Senedd for Clwyd South, said: “The damage caused by the extreme weather last year wreaked havoc in communities across Wales.

"This is a particularly bad example, and I know it has caused a lot of problems locally.

“I have raised the matter with the Minister for Climate Change, Julie James, and asked the Welsh Government to look at this again.

"I know the Welsh Government has been in discussions with the council about other funding which might be available, so I look forward to receiving the Minister’s response outlining how both parties can work together to remedy the situation.”