Bangor University and Ysgol Friars School will be closed on Friday as the extreme cold weather looks set to worsen overnight with further snow showers expected, accompanied by very low temperatures.
Bangor University issued a statement this afternoon which read: “As a result of the weather warning issued by the Met Office for tonight and tomorrow morning, and the need to restrict non-essential travel, the University will be closed tomorrow (Friday, 2 March).
Ysgol Friars will also be closed on Friday because the heating system in the school is unable to maintain adequate temperatures, a statement from the Ysgol Friars read: “The school will be closed tomorrow Friday 2nd March. The heating system is unable to maintain adequate temperatures and the forecast for tomorrow is worse than today.”
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) are currently maintaining all services and they have no plans to cancel any operations or services, a statement from BCUHB read: “We are working with our partners, including North Wales Police, the Welsh Ambulance Service and the Red Cross, to identify vulnerable patients and their families and ensure we can reach them in areas particularly badly affected by the snow.
“We are also making preparations to support staff in getting to work, including arranging for 4×4 transportation to be available, to minimise disruption to staffing over the coming days.
“All GP practices have been contacted to gather details of any additional support needed.
“We currently have no plans to postpone routine operations or services, but will continue to review capacity over the coming days.”
Bangor Spring Clean
The Big Bangor Spring Clean litter pick, which was due to take place on Saturday 3rd March, will now be postponed until Saturday the 17th March due to the forecasted adverse weather conditions for this Saturday.
Gwynedd council have issued a statement regarding any homeless people or ‘rough sleepers’ in the area, the statement read: “If you’re concerned about someone who is sleeping rough over this period of exceptionally cold weather, agencies and organisations which work with the homeless can contact the Council. The Council is encouraging those who are sleeping rough to take up the offer of emergency accommodation and we can help them get in touch with organisations which give support and provide hot food and drink, warm clothes and blankets / sleeping bags.”
Bangor City have appealed for volunteers to help prepare the pitch ahead of Sunday’s Welsh Cup Quarter Final match against Penydarren.
Volunteers are requested to attend the ground from 10am tomorrow morning (Friday, 2 March) for maintenance to the pitch.
All volunteers will receive Free entry to Sunday’s game and Tea & Coffee will be provided throughout.