A RHUDDLAN county councillor has joined forces with an Assembly Member to urge action on an eyesore in the village.
Councillor Arwel Roberts and North Wales Assembly Member, Llyr Gruffydd, have called for the derelict site of the old Marsh Warden pub to be saved after visiting the building.
The overgrown land, which is visible from the bridge by-passing the town, is also next door to the Premier Inn and the popular restaurant, Table Table - Morfa Rhuddlan.
Cllr Roberts has said that the site should not have been left to get in such a derelict state.
“This part of Rhuddlan used to be an industrial centre – it was the site of a laundry and a foundry. I ask, as one of the town’s county councillors, why the powers that be have allowed such a site to be left in such a derelict state?” he said.
His call for action was backed by Mr Gruffydd who said the site is a mess and gives a bad impression for anyone approaching Rhuddlan.
“The village itself, by contrast, has a thriving high street but the initial impression is of dereliction,” he said.
“Of course there are huge challenges in this economic climate and there are problems with ownership and clean-up costs.
“But these are all problems that can be overcome if there’s a coherent plan in place by the council.
“I’m supporting Arwel’s call for urgent action to be taken by the owners and authorities to clear up this eyesore.
“It’s a prime site and local people want it sorted.”