Posted: Thu 11th Apr 2024

Safety concerns raised after Llandudno goats killed in crash

North Wales news and information

Safety concerns have been raised after four of Llandudno’s famous goats died in a crash.

The animals were said to be roaming on the A470 at Wormhout Way on Sunday evening when they were hit by a vehicle.

Police and council workers were called to the scene following the incident.

Aberconwy MS Janet Finch Saunders said it raised the issue that the animals are not peacefully co-existing with residents in Llandudno.

The Conservative politician also voiced serious concerns about the welfare of motorists and the goats themselves.

She said: “It is extremely sad that some of our beloved goats have now been killed on the roads.

“I am extremely grateful to North Wales Police and the council highways team for attending and investigating, and I have asked them to keep me apprised of the outcome.

“This speaks to the wider issue of co-existing and how difficult it is to have them freely roaming the streets and highways.

“Clearly this is not sustainable, lest we find ourselves dealing with another fatal accident.

“This is why I have written to Conwy County Borough Council, Llandudno Town Council, Mostyn Estates Ltd, Natural Resources Wales, RSPCA (National & Aberconwy Branch), the National Trust and North Wales Police, to inform them that I will be writing to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs to seek solution that is sustainable and manageable for all parties.

“I know that this is a very contentious issue however, it is my duty as the member for Aberconwy to ensure that constituents and visitors are safe and that the goats can peacefully live in Llandudno.

“I will continue to search for a solution here as this is not an issue we can turn a blind eye to.”

 



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