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Mold residents win battle over Lidl road repairs

RESIDENTS in Mold have won a fight to have their lane put back the way it was before a supermarket was built.

Earlier this month the Chronicle reported that 130 people had signed a petition calling for Bro Alun to be repaired.

They claimed it had become ‘a quagmire’ after being used as an access route for work vehicles during the building of the Lidl store in 2009 and 2010.

Residents said they were promised the lane – which was churned up by diggers and trucks during the bad winter – would be restored to its original condition once the work was completed.

The petition was handed to Delyn AM Sandy Mewies and MP David Hanson, who this week told the Chronicle Lidl had agreed to carry out work on the lane.

“The supermarket has since conducted an inspection and has identified a few key areas in which the road can be improved,” said Mr Hanson.

“These include action to fill the potholes on the road and action to alleviate unevenness in the road – which will in turn help to displace standing water.

“I welcome Lidl’s decision to take these actions, which will be carried out when the weather conditions are favourable.

“I will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that this situation is resolved to the satisfaction of residents.”

Mr Hanson added: “I particularly want to pay tribute to Cllr Chris Bithell, who has campaigned tirelessly to resolve this issue, and with his help and that of Sandy Mewies AM I am pleased that Lidl have been able to respond to local concerns.”

Cllr Bithell added: “This is a great Christmas present for the people of Bro Alun.

“We have fought for nearly two years for this and I am very glad Lidl has finally seen reason. The residents are very pleased.”