A FISHGUARD Lower Town resident has welcomed the news that the long-awaited footbridge across the River Gwaun has moved a step nearer reality.
In a letter to AM Paul Davies, Ken Skates, cabinet secretary for economy and infrastructure, revealed a report was being finalised on all previous options for a footbridge, which was first mooted back in 1875.
Mr Skates said that such a footbridge could be included in the Welsh Government’s Pinch Point programme.
Giving his reaction, Alex Allison commented: “If it comes to fruition, I would like to thank Paul Davies, Baroness Eluned Morgan and AM Joyce Watson for any pressure they have brought to bear on this issue.”
County councillor Myles Pepper confirmed to town councillors this week that the issue of the footbridge was “very much back on the agenda”.
He added: “It’s lucky there haven’t been any serious accidents down in Lower Town. In order for this community to prosper we must make it easier to walk around.
“Lower Town is such an important village which has somehow gone unrecognised by Welsh Government, but there has been a change in attitude.”
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