Local Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has thanked Welsh Government Minister for Transport, Ken Skates for his role in securing a temporary closure of the A40 through Abergavenny during the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service.
Mr Ramsay had been in contact with the Minister during the week running up to Remembrance Sunday after difficulties emerged relating to the pedestrianisation of Frogmore Street and the proximity of the War Memorial to the busy A40 trunk road.
Welsh Government officials subsequently worked with Monmouthshire County Council to permit a short closure of the A40, enabling the Abergavenny parade and service to take place.
Speaking today Nick said: “I would like to thank the Minister for helping facilitate this road closure at such short notice as well as officers at Monmouthshire County Council and all others involved.
“The pedestrianisation of Frogmore Street has had the unforeseen consequence of limiting the possible width of the parade at the memorial, thus necessitating the use of the A40.
“I understand the new parade arrangements have proved an enormous success - it’s important steps are now taken to put them in place in future years.”