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Steve Watts, Wales & West Utilities Performance Manager for North & Mid Wales with pupils from Ysgol Terrig. 

Wales & West Utilities has donated a large wooden play house and a football kit to a Treuddyn school so pupils can benefit from outdoor play for years to come.

The kind-hearted donations have come directly from Wales & West Utilities after the company has been working in the village since July of last year to lay 11km of new pipes and connect more than 120 households to the mains gas network for the very first time.

Thanks to the donation, the football team at Ysgol Terrig will now be able to face their opposition in style as they step onto the pitch in a brand new, Wales & West Utilities-sponsored kit. And the wooden playhouse in the playground will be open all year round for pupils to play in.

The donations come as Wales & West Utilities says thank you to the local Treuddyn community for its patience during the work.

The company has been working with Flintshire County Council, which owns and manages many properties within the area, to connect homes to the mains gas network for the first time. Through Wales & West Utilities’ Warm Home Assistance Scheme up to £2,701 can be provided towards the cost of a new gas connection. Once connected, householders will typically see their energy bill reduced by hundreds of pounds a year.

Nia Connah, Acting Headteacher of Ysgol Terrig, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have received these donations from Wales & West Utilities – our pupils will certainly benefit for years to come

The football team are delighted that Wales & West Utilities has provided the kits and are proud to wear shirts carrying the company’s logo. We are very grateful for the company’s support in helping the school.”

Nigel Winnan, Wales & West Utilities Connections Manager, said:

“We are committed to supporting the communities we serve and are happy that we’ve been able to provide these donations to the school.

“We are delighted that we have been able to provide financial assistance through our Warm Home Assistance Scheme as well as working with Flintshire County Council so that families can reap the benefits of reduced bills by being on the mains gas network.

“We’d like to thank the community of Treuddyn for its patience while we have been working on this scheme”.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, takes pride in serving Wales and the south west of England. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night. 

The company also has a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.