Residents are showing their true grit


Shane Brennan

VOLUNTEERS in Bala and Llanuwchllyn will help their local areas during periods of wintry weather so their communities can stay on the move.

As part of the ‘Eryrod Eira’ pilot scheme, volunteers from the communities across Gwynedd have received equipment and training from the Gwynedd Council so they can clear ice and snow from local pavements and footpaths during wintery weather.

Gwynedd Council’s environment cabinet member, Cllr Gareth Roberts said: “We are not always in a position to immediately respond to requests from the public to clear ice and snow from pavements or footpaths. That’s why we have worked with local members to set-up the Eryrod Eira pilot scheme with the aim of helping communities to help themselves during periods of heavy snow or extreme wintry conditions.

“We are very grateful to the volunteers for showing their community pride and a willingness to come together for the benefit of their local area.”

Cllr Dilwyn Morgan who represents Y Bala, added: “I am pleased to see volunteers ready to help within the community and very pleased to receive the support of the Town Council to do so.”

Cllr Alan Jones Evans, who represents Llanuwchllyn, added: “This scheme will be appreciated when the heavy snow hits. It’s time for us to think what we in the community can do to help ourselves and others. As the equipment has been given to the community, it’s up to us to make the most of it. If anyone else in the area is keen to take part, then please contact me.”

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