Posted: Fri 1st Apr 2022

Buses for barriers on A494 was of course an April Fools’

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Apr 1st, 2022

Well, it was pretty obvious this is an April Fools’ story. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Of course, the bit about Ministers wanting to install three 30ft high timber air quality barriers along the A494 from Aston Hill to Queensferry is true – more here. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

But buses for barriers, ridiculous! ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

April Fools’ Day always gives us a bit of a laugh and a good opportunity to have a poke at something locally topical. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In 2019 we published a story about Wepre Park waterfall being put up for sale by the ‘cash strapped’ council, ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

But it didn’t go down well at County Hall and they asked us to remove it. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Some of our previous April Fool’s Day stories that survived the polite ‘take down’ email. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

2018: Councillors left fuming at government plans to pocket most of the money from Flintshire bridge tolls. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

2017: Leaked plans appear to show the favoured design for a A494 bridge over the River Dee at Queensferry. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

2016: Flintshire Council has revealed plans to pedestrianise Shotton High Street and create a Heritage Retail Trail. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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