May 26, 2024

Janet Finch-Saunders, Member of the Welsh Parliament for Aberconwy has issued a statement after learning that a number of goats were killed after a herd of the animals was hit on the A470.

The incident happened on the A470 at Wormhout Way on Sunday evening with Police and council highways teams called to the scene. It is understood three or four goats were killed and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

This is indicative of a broader issue where the animals are not peacefully coexisting with the residents of Llandudno. This incident, alongside previous occurrences has raised some serious concerns about the welfare of motorists and the goats themselves.

Commenting on the news Janet Finch-Saunders MS said:

“It is extremely sad that some of our beloved goats have now been killed on the roads. I am extremely grateful to North Wales Police and the Council highways team for attending and investigating, and I have asked them to keep me apprised of the outcome.

“This speaks to the wider issue of co-existing and how difficult it is to have them freely roaming the streets and highways. Clearly this is not sustainable, lest we find ourselves dealing with another fatal accident.

“This is why I have written to Conwy County Borough Council, Llandudno Town Council, Mostyn Estates Ltd, Natural Resources Wales , RSPCA (National & Aberconwy Branch), the National Trust and North Wales Police, to inform them that I will be writing to the Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs to seek solution that is sustainable and manageable for all parties.

“I know that this is a very contentious issue however, it is my duty as the member for Aberconwy to ensure that constituents and visitors are safe and that the goats can peacefully live in Llandudno. I will continue to search for a solution here as this is not an issue we can turn a blind eye to.”