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Free parking for some Connah’s Quay householders during mains water pipe renewal work

Residents of two Connah’s Quay streets will be able to park for free in one of the towns ‘pay and display’ car parks while water pipe renewal work takes place.

Carl Sargeant, AM for Alyn and Deeside, asked Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to consider making the Maude Street car park in Connah’s Quay available to residents of Pennant Street and Windermere Avenue after a request from a constituent.

The water company arranged to lease the car park from Flintshire County Council from Monday, 18 September, to Friday, 22 December.

Carl Sargeant said:

“A resident of Pennant Street who had seen car parks were made available while work goes on in Queensferry asked if I could ask Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water if they could do the same in Connah’s Quay.

“I was happy to help and am pleased to see the company took swift action. The Maude Street car park is fairly small so I hope other motorists will leave as many spaces as possible for residents of Pennant Street and Windermere Avenue from Monday onwards.”

In August the AM had reported through his Facebook page and Twitter account that Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water were making two car parks in Queensferry available to residents, shoppers and businesses until renewal work in the town is finished.

The work is taking place on Station Road, Fairfield Road, Gladstone Street, Chester Road East, Queen Street, Glynne Street, Dundas Street, Wales Coastal Path and Bridge Villas.

It is due to finish towards the end of November.

The car parks in question are the one next to the Spar Shop on Station Road and also the one on Pierce Street opposite the surgery.

Any residents with questions about the work should call Rebecca Edwards on 0800 052 0130 or see www.dwrcymru.com