Third Community Liaison Group meeting in Talsarnau

We held the third meeting of the Eryri VIP project’s Community Liaison Group (CLG) in June, continuing our pledge to keep local groups up-to-date with the project’s development, and providing an opportunity for local representatives to provide feedback to the project VIP team.

The meeting took place on the evening of Wednesday 21st June 2023 at the Community Hall in Talsarnau.  Representatives from a range of organisations were present including Cyngor Tref Penrhyndeudraeth, Cyngor Cymuned Talsarnau, Cyngor Cymuned Maentwrog, Cyngor Gwynedd, Eryri National Park Authority, Ysgol Talsarnau & Ysgol Cefn Coch, the Snowdonia Society, Meirionnydd Ramblers and North Wales Wildlife Trust.

The session covered the progress of the project over the past few months, including the current work in progress to establish the project’s main construction compound in Minffordd, as well as the smaller compound at Llandecwyn and the programme of ground investigation works that has begun on and around the Dwyryd Estuary.

The representatives of the various groups present at the meeting commented on National Grid VIP’s local workforce strategy, and there was some focussed discussion around Hochtief UK’s progress in identifying temporary accommodation for its workforce in the local area. The Community Grant Programme which provides small grants of up to £20,000 to local community organisations and charities was also discussed with a number of group members keen to pursue applications.

Lead Project Manager, Ellie Frank, said, “National Grid is committed to keeping the local community informed of the development and progress of our project in Eryri, and the CLG is one of a number of channels which we use. We’re very pleased to see the continued local interest and engagement with this important landscape enhancement project and look forward to holding more CLG sessions in the future.”