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More than 700 people visit Caernarfon to Bontnewydd Bypass public exhibition
More than 700 people attended three public exhibitions providing information on the A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd Bypass.
Almost 2,000 people also visited the project’s website, which contains a wealth of information and documents relating to the project, as well as a 3D visualisation of the proposed route.
The exhibition, which gave members of the public an opportunity to speak to project officers, took place over three consecutive days in Caernarfon, Bontnewydd and Caeathro.
Bryn Williams, Public Liaison Officer for the A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd Bypass, said: “We were very pleased with the turnout, and it was great to meet with local residents to talk about the project.
“We’re now collecting together all of the opinions and feedback from across the three days, and are planning a further public exhibition in June.
“Anybody that was unable to attend the exhibitions can find further information on the project website at www.cbbypass.co.uk.”
Anti Social Behaviour at Schools Over the Easter Holiday
As the school Easter holidays are nearly upon us, Police would like to ask parents and schools for their support in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour on school premises. Schools have limited budgets and have to pay for graffiti and vandalism, money which is better spent on education. Parents are asked to check where their children are and to tell them to avoid school premises over Easter.
Anyone who witnesses suspicious behaviour in or around Schools or at school buildings is urged to contact North Wales Police. If you witness a crime in progress always dial 999. Non-emergency calls should be made to 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
North Wales Police would like to wish you a very happy and safe Easter break
ECLIPSE OF THE SUN BUT ILLUMINATION ON THE WELSH LANGUAGE IN FELINHELI
On the morning of the great eclipse during the last couple of weeks in March something else held the attention of a group of business people in Felinheli. With the support of hunaniaith, a Business Breakfast was arranged on behalf of Grŵp Iaith y Felinheli and the Felinheli Business Forum at the Swellies café on the dockside. The event was planned so that business owners in Felinheli could see for themselves the advantages to be had from increasing the use of Welsh in their businesses. The event was targeted at business people able to speak Welsh as well as those unable to speak the language. more...
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Dates set for Caernarfon to Bontnewydd Bypass public exhibitions
Gwynedd residents have an opportunity to meet the project team behind the A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd Bypass project at three upcoming public exhibitions.
Members of the public are invited to find out more about the development at the exhibitions in Caernarfon, Bontnewydd and Caeathro from March 17-19.
The exhibitions will give attendees an opportunity to speak to the project team, who will be able to explain the scheme in more detail.
The Caernarfon exhibition takes place on Tuesday, March 17 from 10am until 8pm at the Celtic Royal Hotel on Bangor Street.
A second exhibition will take place at The Old School, Bontnewydd, on Wednesday March 18 from 10am until 8pm.
The third exhibition will take place at the Chapel Centre, Caeathro, on Thursday March 19 from 10am until 5pm.
If you are unable to attend the events, further information on the project can be found on the newly launched bilingual project website at www.cbbypass.co.uk.
The website also has information on how to contact the project team, and will be updated with the latest news as the development progresses.
10.03.15 FELINHELI RESIDENTS’ HOUSING TRUST VISION AIMS TO BOOST LANGUAGE
Almost forty Felinheli residents came together last Tuesday (03/03/15) at Ysgol Gynradd y Felinheli to exchange ideas and discuss possibilities of increasing the community’s influence over the housing supply in their village. The meeting, arranged on behalf of Felinheli Community Council and a local language group was given the task of drawing up an action plan; one that would channel the energy and vision of Felinheli people in to securing a housing supply that would reflect the needs of local people as well as see the Welsh language flourish - click here for more information
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Have your say on the Joint Local Development Plan
- The present development boundary is not being extended and the land between Tyddyn Perthi and Y Wern is now outside the boundary. .
- Category : Rural Coastal Village
- Growth level : 19
- Units completed (2011-14): 51
- Present land bank : 69
- Extra number required: 0
The Joint Local Development Plan is the document which sets out, among other things, where new houses and business are to be sited between now and 2026, so it's important that all Gwynedd and Anglesey residents are given the opportunity to comment.
So that everyone in Gwynedd and Anglesey can have their say, a public consultation on the latest draft of the Gwynedd and Anglesey Joint Local Development Plan will start next week. Local people can take part by visiting the Gwynedd Council website, public libraries or Council offices.
All Welsh Councils are required by law to prepare a local development plan and Gwynedd and Anglesey Councils have decided to work together to prepare a Joint Local Development Plan (JLDP).
Once adopted, the plan will be the basis for making decisions about planning applications presented to the two planning authorities in the future. This plan sets a planning policy framework for land use for the period up to 2026, based on evidence provided from various sources, including local communities. It covers the areas of the Gwynedd and Anglesey local planning authorities (not including areas within the Snowdonia National Park).
This next phase of the JLDP, which is known as the Deposit Plan stage, is open to public consultation so that both Gwynedd and Anglesey Councils know that the finalised plan, which will be presented for public examination, will meet the needs of local communities.
Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet member for planning, said: “This Plan will have an important role to play in contributing towards supporting and developing sustainable communities in Gwynedd over the plan period.
“The Plan has been developed on the basis of evidence so it’s very important that local people take the consultation period as an opportunity to play their part by giving their opinions on the plan so far.
“Once adopted, the development plan will be monitored every year and then reviewed every four years. This will ensure that it is kept up to date and is flexible to react to changes so that it continues to meet the social, economic and environmental needs of Gwynedd.”
Councillor Arwel Roberts, portfolio holder for Anglesey’s Executive Board, added: ““The new JLDP will provide a framework which will guide planners with a range of local issues, such ensuring that there is good mixture of types of homes across Gwynedd and Anglesey and that housing matches other local economic developments and strategies. From Anglesey’s perspective, it will also provide a robust framework for the realisation of our Energy Island programme and ensuring that the county benefits from the developments which will come in the wake of the Wylfa Newydd power station.”
The Deposit Plan Consultation will run from Monday, 16 February until 5pm on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. The responses to the public consultation will be assessed and a report setting out how the Council will address the issues raised will be submitted to the Welsh Government and the Public Examination. Following this, the JLDP is scheduled to be adopted in December 2016.
To take part in the public consultation, people should visit the Council website where a representation form, a comments portal and consultation guidelines are available.
For more information, or to purchase paper copies of the consultation documents, contact the Gwynedd and Anglesey Joint Planning Policy Unit at:
- Address – First floor, Bangor City Council Offices, Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 1DT
- Tel – 01286 685003 or 01766 771000
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Housing and Language
FELINHELI RESIDNETS PLANNING TO INFLUENCE LOCAL HOUSING SUPPLY
Felinheli Community Council are working closely with a local language group to focus on practical steps that the whole community can take to ensure that the housing supply in their village reflects the needs of people who grew up in the Felinheli, work locally and wish to bring their own children up in the community.
As a practical measure Grŵp Iaith y Felinheli in association with Felinheli Community Council are organising an open meeting to identify projects that will increase local influence over the supply of housing available in Felinhlei in future. The meeting, open to everyone in Felinheli, will be held at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, March 3rd at Felinheli Primary School. Simultaneous translation will be available.
Some ideas already suggested have been the establishment of a local housing trust. Such a trust would use locally raised finance to buy and improve housing in the village. The housing wold be rented to people who have links to the village, wish to remain in the area but are unable to gain a footing on the local housing ladder.
Cllr Sian Gwenllian, an active member of the Grŵp Iaith y Felinheli said “affordable and suitable housing, reflecting the needs of local people and the local economy are vital for a village like Felinheli”. She went on to explain “influencing the supply of housing in the village to reflect the needs of people who work in the area as well as those who wish to stay close to their roots will underpin a coherent and sustainable community”.
Guest speakers invited to the meeting will explain how other communities within Gwynedd and beyond have worked in partnership with housing organisations and land owners to ensure that local needs have influenced the supply of housing rather than those of the open market.
Garage owner helps cash-strapped playgroup
A local businessman is supporting the Appeal for money for Cylch Meithrin Y Felinheli (reported in the Herald on Feb 12.)
Kevin Wyn Jones from Central Garage in the middle of the village is offering to donate £5 to the Cylch for every MOT that he carries out from March 1st till May 31st.
"I read about the financial problems that were facing the Cylch in the Herald and got in touch with Cllr Sian Gwenllian to offer my help," said Kevin who has been running Central Garage for the last 30 years.
"From St David’s Day onwards, I will be donating £5 per MOT to the Cylch towards their fund-raising. Customers will pay £35 for the MOT with £5 of this going to the Cylch.
“I have run my business in the village for 30 years now and have had fantastic support from locals. This is where I started in business and this is where I still am today! I felt this was one way of giving something back to the community.
“It would be a huge shame to see the Cylch having to close due to short-term financial problems, and I hope my gesture of support will help them as they move towards their £10,000 target."
Chairman of Cylch Meithrin Y Felinheli, Ceri Ann Owen, said: “We are very grateful to Kevin and Central Garage for their kind offer. Having the support of a local business is a huge boost to us, showing that the playgroup is widely appreciated.
We have already had a few successful events with the Valentine's party raising £1,300 (doubled with match funding from HSBC) and tickets for the Curry Night this weekend have long sold out.
"The whole village is rallying around and I'm optimistic that we will reach our goal, although there's a long way to go. Every penny helps.
We have set up an account where individuals can donate on-line.
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