Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillor for Penrhyndeudraeth, Gareth Thomas is delighted that a £83,000 investment has been confirmed for the council building at Parc Busnes Eryri in Penrhyndeudraeth.
By investing and changing the provision within the building, local people will now be able to access Siop Gwynedd's services on their doorstep, rather than having to travel to Pwllheli or Dolgellau.
“It's particularly good news for the people of this area," said local Councillor Gareth Thomas, “and I'm pleased that Plaid Cymru's cabinet has authorised the work to go ahead. Ensuring that local people have access to services close to their locality is important.
“Currently we only have a Galw Gwynedd call centre on site without a ‘front of house’ contact point for the public. From discussions locally, I am aware that some people are far more confident receiving guidance and support in person, rather than over the telephone.”
Councillor Nia Jeffreys who is responsible for Gwynedd Council's corporate support services said: “A face-to-face service is key for local people, especially for those who may be vulnerable and need more guidance and support.
“This investment will also ensure space for the Council's Adults, Health and Well-being staff members and their colleagues from the health service. There is a close working relationship with the health service and having an office space for staff to use which is close to Ysbyty Alltwen is a positive step.”