Author: The Bangor Aye

Do You Feel Safe in Bangor?

Gwynedd Council have launched a new consultation to find out whether you feel safe where you live. The Gwynedd and Anglesey Community Safety Partnership are asking residents to fill in an online questionnaire for your opinions relating to ‘crime and disorder’ within your community. The partnership is a multi agency statutory partnership, which brings together various organisations including Local Authorities (Gwynedd and Anglesey), North Wales Police, North Wales Fire and Rescue, Wales Probation Service, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and other voluntary agencies. Their aim is to make Gwynedd and Anglesey a safer place to live, work and visit....

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New Plans For Former Jewson Site

New plans have been submitted to Gwynedd Council for the development of 77 apartments in 4 buildings, at the former Jewson Ltd Penlon Works in Bangor. The site, at the lower end of the High Street, would also include the construction of a new vehicular access with the provision of internal roads and car parking areas and associated facilities. Previous planning applications for the site, from Hughes Brothers Limited of Llangefni, for 161 student flats were rejected in 2011, after strong opposition from Bangor City Council and residents who staged protests and sent letters and emails of objection, the...

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Bangor Cathedral Damage Revealed

More pictures have been released of the damage caused by vandals during a break in at Bangor Cathedral, on Friday 18th August 2017. The Cathedral remained closed for several days following the attack and a fund raising page has now been set up after the extent and cost of the repairs has become clear.   A community concert was held on Monday when local musicians performed to raise funds towards both repairing the damage caused and also the commissioning of an art-work to commemorate this generation’s strong links with the Cathedral and Bangor’s community spirit. The costs of the...

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Harry Potter Film Fest at Pontio

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ which first introduced us to the wizarding world of Hogwarts. Six other ‘Harry Potter’ books were subsequently published, the the series ending with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007. The works were also turned into eight blockbuster films, making names of then-child actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, Pontio will be showing all 8 films on the big screen next month. The films will be shown between 16th-24th September....

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