CEREDIGION MP Ben Lake, MS Elin Jones and Cardigan councillor Cllr John Adams-Lewis have written again to the Welsh Government calling for urgent measures to be introduced on Myrtle Hill and the stretch of the A487 between Cardigan and Penparc.

Myrtle Hill bend has been the site of several accidents over the years, at a frequency that has seen it dubbed locally as ‘Killer Bend’.

During the final weeks of January 2020 alone, two serious accidents took place: one causing damage to a nearby telegraph pole, and another causing significant damage to a nearby house.

Cllr Adams-Lewis and Mr Lake met with local residents following the accidents and subsequently wrote to the Welsh Government and the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency urging them to take action.

Since then, there have been a number of further accidents and near-misses with the most recent happening on May 28 involving a jack-knifed lorry, which saw the road closed for several hours.

This section of the A487 forms part of the National Cycleway, and has attracted a growing number of cyclists in recent years.

The road is also used to pick-up and drop-off schoolchildren, despite there being no safe route or pavement for them to use.

Ms Jones said the situation had worsened in recent months due to increased traffic generated by nearby businesses and tourism to the area.

“While both developments are to be welcomed, they nevertheless mean that there has been an increase in the number of motorists unfamiliar with the bend,” she added.

Mr Lake revealed they had also called for the extension of the current pavement between the Caemorgan Road junction and the Kelsion Boarding Kennels, ‘which would effectively open up a 4.6-mile uninterrupted safe pathway linking the town of Cardigan with the villages of Penparc, Tremain and Blaenporth.”