THE completion of improvement works to coastal drainage at Sandy Cove, near Kinmel Bay, by the beginning of April, has been welcomed by local cllrs.

The work is being carried out to improve sea water drainage on the promenade during storms. It is designed to stop water coming over the sea wall from flowing down the path towards residences in Sandy Cove and in Golden Sands Holiday Park.

At times the coastal path has had to be closed between the holiday park and the beach car park at the end of St Asaph Avenue. A signposted diversion was put in place.

The scheme is scheduled to be completed by Thursday April 1.

Cllr Nigel Smith of Towyn and Kinmel Bay Town Council welcomed the scheme and another to follow which will improve the sea defences as far as Llanddulas.

He said: “I welcome the work which will make Towyn, Kinmel Bay and Sandy Cove more resilient to flooding.

“I am also looking forward to the following scheme, funded by the Welsh Government, to protect the coast as far as Llanddulas, which I think is due for 2023.

“I would have liked to have seen the Sandy Cove scheme completed earlier than the beginning of April, but we are in the middle of a pandemic.”

Another town cllr, Maurice Jones, said: “We normally get a vocal and positive response from Sandy Cove residents, but with the pandemic and with Zoom meetings for the council, we haven’t heard much from them. I believe they are looking forward to the scheme being completed and seeing if the sea water does flow away and not into Sandy Cove.”