A COUNCIL has been criticised for failing to address road safety problem in Rhos-on-Sea in time for Easter.

Last year the promenade in Rhos-on-Sea was improved and widened to create a shared footpath and cycleway, which has resulted in a narrowing of the roadway.

It has resulted in a pinch point when cars are parked opposite the promenade adjacent to the Angler’s Bar, causing single file traffic and delays and inconvenience for motorists.

Resident and campaigner Jo Nuttall organised a petition to try to resolve the issue, which has been singed by hundreds of residents.

Darren Millar MS supported residents and worked with county councillor Jay Lusted and Colwyn Bay town councillor Glenys Baker to urge Conwy County Borough Council to come up with a solution.

The council had agreed for yellow lines to be installed and had hoped the new measures would be in place in time for Easter, however the work has not yet been carried out.

“This traffic issue has been a huge problem in Rhos and I was extremely pleased when the council agreed to carry out these essential works following our meeting with them last September," he said. "It is therefore extremely frustrating and disappointing that as we head into the Easter weekend, this problem persists.

“Although, due to the pandemic, Rhos is unlikely to see the level of visitors it usually would over the Easter weekend, now that travel restrictions in Wales have been lifted, there will be enough visitors about for this to be a huge problem. These lines need to be installed as soon as possible.”

Cllr Jay Lusted said: “The Council agreed to install these lines in September last year, I therefore can not understand why after all these months we are still waiting.

“This weekend is likely to be busy along the promenade and not having these measures in place is going to cause a lot of problems.”

A Conwy County Borough Council spokesperson said: "We are following the legal process for the traffic regulation order to allow us to put these yellow lines in place and intend for the lines to be painted in due course."