JANET Finch-Saunders, MS for Aberconwy, has criticised the Welsh Government’s lack of action regarding one of their buildings in Llandudno Junction.

The building in Llandudno Junction was part of a £91.5 million strategy to decentralise services from Cardiff in 2002, with more than 550 posts moved from the Welsh capital to three new offices in Merthyr Tydfil, Aberystwyth and Llandudno Junction.

Having previously raised the under use of the Welsh Government building in Llandudno Junction, as well as having written to the First Minister highlighting that local businesses are interested in utilising the building, Mrs Finch-Saunders has slammed the Welsh Government’s lack of progress.

The Aberconwy MS later added: “Having previously highlighted the under use of this large and expensive building by the Welsh Government, I was hopeful that the First Minister would take my recommendations on board and create a flexible working hub.

“Unfortunately, as seen today in First Minister’s questions, the Welsh Government is more interested in trying to score political points against the UK Government and pull up excuses for their slow progress.

“While I appreciate the potential complexities of creating a flexible working hub it is truly disappointing to hear of no progress being made on this matter since I originally raised this issue many months ago.

“I would urge the Welsh Government to commit to creating a working hub in the Llandudno Junction building as soon as possible.”

The Llandudno Junction building opened in 2010, yet about £2,246,000 had been spent on building maintenance during its first seven years followed by £916,000 of maintenance work and repairs between 2017 and 2020.