Posted: Fri 5th Mar 2021

Flintshire Council removes ‘inappropriate’ Indy Wales graffiti painted on to Sealand Road

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 5th, 2021

Flintshire Council workers were sent out to remove what the local authority described as “inappropriate” graffiti from Sealand Road earlier this week.

Council operatives were spotted jet spraying graffiti, which was proclaiming support for Welsh independence, from the road on Monday morning.

Welsh independence slogans had also been sprayed onto the cycle track alongside the River Dee, the council said.

A video posted on social media by @balchder shows graffiti on three sections of road between the petrol station and the border with Chester.

Two sections had the words “Wales Indy” sprayed in white paint, the other section had Annibyniaeth (Independence) written across the road. 

Flintshire County Council’s Chief Officer for Streetscene and Transportation, Steve Jones, said:

“The Council was informed of graffiti along the A548 Sealand Road and on the nearby cycle track that runs alongside the river Dee, some of which was deemed to be inappropriate.”

“In line with the agreed operational standards, arrangements were made to remove the graffiti using resources that were available at the time.”

Support for Welsh independence is at a record high of 39 per cent according to a new poll.

The latest figures from pollsters Savanta ComRes, carried out for the ITV News Tonight programme, highlight a growing level of backing for an independent Wales.

Nearly two in five Welsh adults now say that they would vote yes if a referendum was held tomorrow.

Sion Jobbins, chair of the pro-independence YesCymru campaign, said: “This poll showing the highest levels of support ever recorded for an independent Wales is a major step forward for YesCymru.

“Although individual polls may go up and down the overall trend shows that more and more people are coming to the conclusion that the people of Wales are best placed to manage their own affairs like every other country.

“If countries like Ireland and Denmark can be independent, then why not Wales? YesCymru aims to build a fairer and better Wales for all who call Wales home.”

Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price said it was confirmation of the “growing view” that the union is failing all parts of the UK beyond the “Westminster bubble”.

He also claimed his party was the only one that could deliver a referendum on independence.

He said: “Decisions affecting Wales should be made in Wales, this is a simple matter of democracy to which the Tories and Labour are opposed.

“For everyone who wants to see Wales become a fairer, greener and more prosperous nation, there is only one credible option on the ballot paper on May 6th.”

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