LOCAL services are banding together to prevent children from getting lost on one of Meirionnydd’s busiest beaches.
Police community support officers in Barmouth are working to help keep families together this summer by using wristbands.
The days out to the beach over summer can be fun for the whole family, but on a busy beach it can be stressful for parents who may lose track of their children when they run to the water, go to the shops or go off with school friends.
CSO Elliw Williams from the South Gwynedd Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “On busy beach days, we get reports of five or six lost children.
“By the time we arrive at the location, the children have usually been reunited with their parents.
“Over the summer, waterproof high visibility wristbands will be available for children from the beach wardens, harbourmaster, Co-op and Original Factory Shop.
“The bands are more than just a fashion statement, you will be able to write your mobile number on the bands, and if your child gets separated, there is a way of getting in contact.
“If you are separated, you can enter local shops displaying the ‘Barmouth Safe Child Scheme’ sticker and ask staff for help, before phoning 999.”
The purpose of the scheme is to reassure parents and help avoid any unnecessary heart-ache.
The wristbands are free and disposable.
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