GWYNEDD residents are being invited to take part in a survey on what council services are important to them.

Gwynedd Council is urging local people and organisations to have their say as it attempts to cope with funding reduction as a results of the government's 'austerity agenda'.

Householders can complete a questionnaire and will have the chance to discuss what’s important to them at a series of public meetings to be held across the county over the coming weeks.

Leader of Gwynedd Council, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn said: “As a Council, our aim is to support all the people of Gwynedd to thrive and live full lives in their communities, and to do so in a county which is one of the best to live in.

“Achieving this aim will be a huge challenge given the significant and increasing financial pressure we face as a result of the government’s continuing ‘austerity agenda’. Indeed, our latest projections suggest that the funding gap we face could be anywhere between £11 million and £20 million in the period up to March 2022.

“Because of this, the Council will shortly be weighing-up which of our services to prioritise for the coming years.

“Before doing so, we are eager to hear which services are most important to the people of Gwynedd. As Council Leader, I would encourage as many residents as possible to have their say so that we have as clear a picture as possible of what is important to them.”

People can complete the questionnaire online at - paper copies available from the Siop Gwynedd one-stop-shops in Caernarfon and from local libraries or leisure centres.

Public meetings in which the Council Leader or Deputy Leader and Chief Executive will be present to answer questions will be held at: Bethesda – Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen on September 19 (7pm-9pm) Penygroes - Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle on Thursday, 4 October (7pm-9pm)Y Bala – Ysgol y Berwyn on Monday, 8 October (7pm-9pm) Bangor – Ysgol Friars on Tuesday, October 9 (7pm-9pm) Caernarfon – Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen on Tuesday, October 16 (7pm-9pm)

Anyone wishing to attend a public meetings can register at or by phoning 01286 679 912.