His call for a halt to the long-running dispute over whether the new store should open came as he spoke of the switch of the Dobson & Crowther printworks to its new site at Climedw almost being complete.The transfer of the business to a new factory will allow Sainsbury’s to be developed on Dobson & Crowther’s nearby existing site off the A5.
Cllr Davies said: “I am aware that the move is almost complete.“There is a talk about people being taken back on and I applaud the company and wish it well in its new factory. I was elected on saving existing jobs and providing opportunities for new jobs for Llangollen.”
He added: “I look forward to the building of the new supermarket with its provision of more jobs for Llangollen, 130 is not a number to be sneezed at!“I have met with the planners and a representative from the developers to discuss several detail points as agreed by the planning committee when the planning application was granted.
“I look forward to the finish of this project and the provision of over 130 jobs in our community. These jobs are important to the vast majority of Llangollen people as indicated by them when I was elected on a `jobs for Llangollen’ manifesto.“I urge the community to join together, for some to put their prejudices to one side, and welcome these job opportunities for the people of Llangollen.
“I look forward to the opening of the new store and wish D&C the best for the future.”