Author: The Bangor Aye

Concerns over Bangor schoolchildren’s antisocial behaviour

North Wales Police Officers have been liaising with local schools in Bangor over concerns of antisocial behaviour, including children shoplifting and drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol. Complaints have been received from stores including B&M and New Look about the behaviour of children in those shops in the evenings. Children in years 8 and 9, some as young as 12 years-old, have been identified from CCTV images. The schools also have a list of names of 12-15 year olds who are meeting regularly to consume alcohol at weekends. The drinking sessions are known to be taking place in Brewery Fields,...

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Housing association apartments approved at former Kwik Save site

A planning application from Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) Housing Association to demolish the former Kwik Save site, more recently Bangor Play Centre, and build 9 affordable residential units, has been approved by Gwynedd Council. The development at the lower end of Bangor High Street, will consist of 3 x 1 Bedroom Apartments and 6 x 2 Bedroom Apartments with associated parking space. All the apartmetns will be allocated to meet local needs and waiting lists generated through various survey reports. The Tenure of these properties will be affordable for local people. Prospective tenants must complete official applications through Gwynedd...

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Couple find love thanks to Bangor Sing With Us Choir

After undergoing a mastectomy and treatment for breast cancer, Lesley Hatt wasn’t sure if she’d ever meet someone romantically again, but all that has changed thanks to the Bangor Sing with Us Choir. With the result of her operation not as she expected and her confidence knocked, Lesley came across the Bangor Sing with Us choir while they were performing in a Llangefni supermarket. She was persuaded to join the choir and assured she would have a good social life, but her life has changed completely since meeting Gwyn Williams. Lesley said: “I was recovering from a mastectomy when...

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Bikes and Skateboards stolen from Ysgol Tregarth

North Wales Police are investigating a burglary at Tregarth primary school where a number of special bikes and skateboards were stolen.   The bikes are similar to the one pictured but have foot pedals rather than hand pedals. Anyone with information is requested to contact Iwan at Bethesda Police Station on...

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Bishop of Bangor: ‘Allow Same Sex Couples to Marry in Church’

The Bishop of Bangor, the Right Reverend Andy John, has written a letter in which he concludes that the Church in Wales should allow same sex couples to marry in church. The letter to the Diocese of Bangor, was published on 3 February in the response to a vote by the Church’s Governing Body which took place in September 2018. The members of the Governing Body voted by 76 votes to 21 that it was “pastorally unsustainable for the Church to make no formal provision for those in same-gender relationships.” As the law stands, same-sex marriages may not be...

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