A COUNCIL is planning to improve the safety of roads that link two towns and a village.

Motorists have been asked to share their views on Lower Denbigh Road, between St Asaph and Trefnant, and Graig Road, between Trefnant and Denbigh.

A number of crashes occurred on the St Asaph road, known informally as the ‘S-bends’, at the end of last year.

Denbighshire County Council will host a drop-in session to hear the experiences and concerns of nearby residents and regular users of the roads.

Mark Young, county councillor for Lower Denbigh, said that most of the complaints about speeding he receives are related to Lower Denbigh Road. He said: “There have been a number of collisions on this road, particularly involving young people. Profiles of speeding across Denbighshire often involve young people."

Cllr Young, who is also the cabinet member for safer communities, added that he believes education about speeding is "very important". "I would like the council to work closely with North Wales Police to engage with nearby communities to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding," he said. "Even a safe driver can be involved in a crash with someone who is over the speed limit.

“I would urge residents to come to the drop-in session for a grown up chat about what is a sensitive issue.”

Cllr Peter Scott, mayor of St Asaph, added: “Lower Denbigh Road has been on the cards for a long time. There is a lot of traffic on the road and it was made the preferred route for wagons but it can be narrow. I’m glad that the council is carrying out safety checks.”

The drop-in session takes place at the council’s Caledfryn office, Denbigh from 12pm-6pm on August 14.