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The huge rocks were reportedly put on a grass verge by landowners in an effort to stop campervans staying overnight. This incidentally stopped local villagers, including those with restricted mobility, being able to park at the local beach which they have loved visiting for decades.
The landowner’s move resulted in 5,000 people signing a petition demanding the boulders be removed.
When no action was taken, local villagers took the matter into their own hands to remove the huge rocks at Llanddona Beach on Anglesey’s east coast.
According to an eyewitness, over 60 villagers and “six or seven tractors and a digger” helped to put the boulders onto the beach.
Anglesey Council and Llanddona Community Council have been asked to mediate between the landowners and villagers, though ownership of the land has never been officially agreed.
Carwyn Jones, a councillor and one of the local members for the Serial ward, told Wales Online: “Local people have roamed freely for centuries on this beach and we must do everything to ensure that local access is maintained and that the beach is protected and managed effectively in future.
“We must maintain the dialogue, and I’m very willing to continue talking with Llanddona Community Council, Anglesey Council and all relevant stakeholders.
“There’s a lot of interest and a petition having attracted thousands of signatures, so it’s an issue close to a lot of people’s hearts.”
A spokesperson four Anglesey Council said: “We are aware of the ongoing concerns about parking, in particular large numbers of motorhomes and campervans.
“The land on which this parking occurs is not within the ownership of the council, and therefore the council cannot take any enforcement action or implement any measures to prohibit or control or encourage use.
“The nearby car park has remained open and is available for use.
“We are currently engaging with local landowners and the community council to try identify appropriate solutions to address the issues and concerns that exist locally.”
Additional reporting by Gareth Wyn-Williams.
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