Angsley heritage sites at risk of closure, council says

Angsley Council has warned that some its most important heritage sites could be closed if no-one chooses to take them over.

The news comes after the authority launched a search for organisations to run the sites which included Wales’ only working windmill and a Victorian person. However, budget cuts have meant the council has been forced to give up the attractions.

Beaumaris courthouse and gaol, and Melin Llynnon and its ancient roundhouses, near Llanddeusant, are currently run by the council's museums and culture service.

Anglesey's head of learning, Delyth Molyneux, said: "Given the significant financial pressures faced and the fact that these sites don't form part of a statutory service, there's a real possibility that they will have to be mothballed or closed altogether if no one else can be found to run them."

Jason Zalot, Beaumaris town councillor, has set up a sub-committee to look into running the Beaumaris gaol and courthouse.

He said: “It's a massive undertaking for us. But bear in mind the town council have already taken over the management of the toilets. We have proven that we can work hand in the hand with the council."