As I write this, we have recently had a particularly bad spell of June weather. This time last year, I think we were at the start of the heatwave; how things can change! Times like this are particularly busy for our Highways and Environmental Services staff, who are pulling out all of the stops, some working day and night, to protect lives and properties in the County. I would like to thank those staff for their hard work and dedication, which has mitigated the impacts of a very difficult situation.
A belated happy new year to everyone and I hope that the festive period was an enjoyable one for all of you.
It’s back up to full speed now for the Council and for all of us as its officers. 2019 I am sure will be a year of challenges and possibilities; I thought that in this blog I would let you have my thoughts on what some of these might be and how we are preparing for some of them.
I’m sure we’ve all noticed that the nights are really drawing in now; summer seems a long way behind us and Council services are deep in to preparation for the winter which we hope is kinder to North Wales than the last one. The rural nature of our County makes bad weather a real concern; the risk of communities and particularly the vulnerable people who might live there becoming isolated is a real worry for us and a priority as we plan for the winter ahead....