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Sign banning overnight stays repeatedly goes missing leaving council unable to enforce restrictions

Parking signs warning campervans and motorhomes against “overnight stays” at a remote Anglesey beauty spot are regularly being removed or damaged leaving the council unable to enforce parking restrictions, it has been reported.

The signs were put at parking areas close to the waters edge at Penmon after complaints.

In 2017 overnight parking was prohibited by the council, and a number of yellow signs put in place along the highway.

The restrictions affected three lay-bys, beside the dramatic Penmon coastline, which have long been used by holidaymakers taking in the spectacular views of the Menai Strait and mountains on the mainland.

Residents say it is a “minority” of troublemakers who have caused problems with anti-social behaviour, including loud music.

Since the ban was introduced, the signs have been targeted by vandals and frequently disappear.

A spokesperson for the Anglesey County Council said: “Following complaints in 2017 about overnight parking in Penmon, the Authority introduced a Traffic Regulation Order that includes “Prohibition of Overnight Waiting”, on the highway, which ends just before the private road near Priory House and St Seiriol’s Church, at Penmon.

“In order for these restriction to be enforceable, relevant signs referring to the restriction must be present. Unfortunately, over the years, a few signs have been damaged or removed by individuals.

“The Authority uses its Term Maintenance Contractor, Alun Griffiths Construction Ltd, to supply, install and replace posts and signs.”

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