RESIDENTS say ‘dangerous’ potholes in Mochdre could cause a serious accident near a primary school.

The road in question is a section of the Old Highway leading down to the Mountain View pub.

Residents living nearby say there are multiple potholes on the stretch that could cause vehicles to veer out of control.

According to Colwyn Bay resident Dave Greenhalgh, the matter has been reported to Conwy through its interactive pothole reporting link as well as local councillors without success.


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“The road is in a dangerous state,” he said.

“It’s close to a primary school, and there is an accident just waiting to happen. The council is refusing – so it seems – to repair this road due to lack of funding, despite supposedly having processes in place according to its website to deal with roads just like this. I have been in touch with my local councillor but to no avail.”

A spokeswoman for Conwy County Council said the road would be repaired but admitted the council was struggling financially, following council tax increasing by nearly 10% for two years running.

“We have arranged to sweep these sections of Tanrallt Street and Old Highway to tackle resident reports of issues with loose chippings, and we will deal with any defects posing a risk, including filling any potholes,” she said.

“We regularly inspect all adopted highways, which includes a visual condition inspection to identify if any longer-term maintenance may be required. We also act on reports from residents to inspect areas of concern.

“We record defects that meet our threshold for intervention, and these are prioritised based on risk. We then carry out work to remove the defect risks within defined timescales, which range from two  hours to three months.”

She added, “Road resurfacing is very expensive, and we are not able to do this at every site that has potholes or an uneven surface. Councils across the UK are facing increased costs and demand for services. As with all councils, Conwy has to balance its budget and protect vital services for our most vulnerable residents, which includes cutting back on spending elsewhere.”