Pwllheli residents are being urged to take part and contribute to an innovative project to find long-term solutions to deal with the effects of climate change in the area.
The Pwllheli project is one of just three studies being undertaken in Wales to see how flooding can be managed effectively in the long-term. The project aims to identify a sustainable solution which will be able to cope with the ongoing effect of flood risk due to climate change.
As part of the project, a two-day public exhibition will be held at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli next week so that members of the public can learn more about the work currently being undertaken and have a chance to have their say on how they think the effect of climate change should be tackled locally.
Councillor Gareth Roberts who leads on the Environment for Gwynedd Council said:
"We have seen over recent years that climate change is having a real impact on some local areas and we have seen a number of instances of flooding having an impact in Pwllheli itself and in the surrounding area.
"That is why Gwynedd Council is working with a number of partners on this important project to see how we can manage the problem and work with local residents and businesses to develop plans to deal with the growing threat climate change will bring to the area.
"Our aim is to explore the potential effects of rising sea levels and intensity of rainfall with local residents, and to consider together how we can develop a long-term strategy for the area.
"We encourage the residents of Pwllheli and the local area to come along to the public exhibition at Neuadd Dwyfor so that they can have a look at the work carried out so far, and have their say on how they think plans should be developed to deal with the threat of climate change."
Gwynedd Council is working with the Welsh Assembly Government, Environment Agency Wales, the Countryside Council for Wales and Welsh Water on the Pwllheli Pilot project.
The exhibition will take place on Wednesday, 2 June and Thursday, 3 June and will be open from 10am to 4pm. Officers will be on-hand to answer your questions and to discuss the project.