A council is to having a rethink over its decision not to put up warning signs yet on a beach where Huddersfield schoolboy Isaac Nash was tragically swept out to sea.

There has been no trace of the 12-year-old from Kirkburton since the family holiday ended in disaster on August 29.

Anglesey Council had said that a decision over calls to install warning signs on Aberffraw beach would be taken by the council following a risk assessment survey which would take place after his inquest.

This prompted a fierce reaction from villagers with one of the area’s county councillors expressing his ‘embarrassment’ at the ‘insensitivity’ shown by the authority.

But a statement released by Anglesey Council, states: “Following representations made by both local members and other parties – and given that it will be some considerable time before an inquest is held – the authority has agreed to reassess its position on the level of beach signage at Aberffraw.”

Clr Peter Rogers, who represents Bro Aberffraw, said he was angry that such a decision was not taken in the first place, but gave the statement a cautious welcome.

Clr Rogers said: “I’m pleased that common sense has finally prevailed here, but I honestly can’t understand why the council acted so insensitively in the first place.

Emergency services pay their respects at a memorial service to Isaac Nash on Anglesey
Emergency services pay their respects at a memorial service to Isaac Nash on Anglesey
 

“The people of Aberffraw and Huddersfield, where Isaac lived, have been united in their determination to see warning signs since the tragedy took place.

“We’re not asking for 500 signs but, in recognition of Isaac losing his life, there ought to be signs there warning of the dangers.”

“I’ve personally spoken to the Bodorgan Estate, who own much of the land, and they were more than willing for the warning signs to be installed as a matter of urgency.

“However, I’m content now that the county council is finally on board with us and that a satisfactory conclusion will soon be made to this very sad chapter.”

Clr Rogers said other incidents in the area also demonstrated the need for more safety measures.

Isaac got into difficulties at Aberffraw on August 29 and was swept away despite attempts by family members to pull him to safety.

Despite a massive search of the area which lasted for days after the incident, Isaac has yet to be found.