North West Wales

Pwllheli residents urged to help find flood solutions

Flooding on the A499 at Penrhos just outside Pwllheli
Image caption Flooding on the A499 at Penrhos just outside Pwllheli

Residents in Pwllheli are being given the chance to comment on ways to prevent flooding in their area.

The Gwynedd town has had numerous flooding incidents in recent years, and the A499 at Penrhos - on the way to Abersoch - is often closed due to rising water.

The Pwllheli project is one of just three studies being undertaken in Wales to see how flooding is managed.

An exhibition will be held at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli on 2 and 3 June.

The two-day event will have displays about the work currently being undertaken and residents will have a chance to have their say on how the effect of climate change should be tackled locally.

"We have seen over recent years that climate change is having a real impact, and there have been a number of instances when flooding has affect Pwllheli itself," said Councillor Gareth Roberts, who leads on the environment for Gwynedd council.

He added the council was working with other agencies to see how the "growing threat of climate change" could be managed.

"The aim will be to explore the potential effects of rising sea levels and how much rain falls," he said.

"We want local residents to be involved in this so that together we can develop a long-term strategy," he added.

The exhibition will be on Wednesday, 2 June and Thursday, 3 June, from 1000 - 1600 BST.

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