The Welsh Government recently appointed an Independent Panel to review Town, City and Community Councils in Wales and the future of local council services.
Members of the public are now being given an opportunity to discuss the subject and express their views to the panel at Penrhyn Hall Bangor on Thursday 24th May 2018, between 10am-12am and 1pm-3pm
There are over 730 community and town councils throughout Wales. Some represent populations of fewer than 200 people, others populations of over 45,000 people; but they all work to improve the quality of life and environment for citizens in their area.
Community and town councils are accountable to local people and have a duty to represent the interests of the different parts of the community equally.
About 8,000 people in Wales serve as community and town councillors. For some, this work is the first step towards political careers at higher levels in local or national government.
Bangor City Council
Based at Penrhyn Hall, Ffordd Gwynedd, the building contains the main Council Chamber where Bangor City Council meetings are held. The Hall is managed as a community hall and is available for hire to the public, to local groups and organisations to hold various functions, meetings and events. It also has a licence to hold weddings which are booked through the Gwynedd Council’s Registrars Department.
Bangor Pier, Garth
Bangor City Council owns, operates and maintains the Bangor Pier. It lets out the Pavilion Cafe and the retail Kiosks on the Pier to private tenants. Renovation work started in November 2017 to secure the future for this iconic Victorian Grade 2* Listed Building
Nantporth Football Stadium, Holyhead Road
The City Council owns the football stadium and associated facilities which it leases out to the Bangor City Football Club.
Hafan Drop-in Centre, Garth Road
The Hafan Centre for the Elderly and Disabled at the City’s main bus station in Garth Road. This facility is managed for the Council by Age Concern Gwynedd a Môn and has operated as a successful partnership providing popular community facilities in a central location for local people for many years.
Public Open Spaces
Bangor City Council manages and maintains open spaces in the City including Ashley Jones Fields off Siliwen Road, Dargie Fields off Princess Road, the grounds of Bangor Cathedral, park at Bryn Llwyd off Caernarfon Road, the Lookout on Holyhead Road and the seating area off Farrar Road.
The council owns and manages woodlands including Menai Woods, Holyhead Road and Penrhyn Arms Woods, between lower High Street and the Golf Course on Bangor Mountain.
Public Footpaths & Bus Shelters
The council is responsible for the maintenance of public footpaths throughout Bangor and the maintenance of bus shelters.
The council owns and is responsible for maintaining the City’s War Memorial and the Town Clock. The Council is responsible for Civic and Ceremonial events in the City such as Remembrance Day services and parades, freedom parades and marches through the City streets by RAF Valley, the Royal Welsh Regiment and the Welsh Guards.
The council is responsible for the provision and maintenance of Christmas lights and decorations as well as the hanging baskets and floral displays in the City Centre.
Full Address/s where Pop-In Session will take place
Cyngor Dinas Bangor City Council
Neuadd y Penrhyn / Penrhyn Hall
Bangor LL57 1DT
Dyddiad: Dydd Iau 24 Mai Date: Thursday 24 May
AM: 10:00 – 12:00
PM: 1:00 – 3:00
A short survey is also available to submit your views online: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/14C0S/