“Tacking action has always been part of me” says Elin Hywel, Pwllheli Councillor
Not many people can say they instigated their community and facilitated the purchase of a large town building overnight, but for one new councillor from Pwllheli, that is exactly her achievement since being elected county councillor a year ago.
Caernarfon's youngest Deputy Mayor inaugurated with new Mayor
In a special ceremony at Caernarfon’s Institute recently a new Mayor was inaugurated for the town, Councillor Cai Larsen. Tight on his heels, was the newly installed 26 year old Deputy Mayor for Caernarfon, believed to be the youngest ever person in the role, Councillor Dewi Wyn Jones.
Over 140 people sign petition opposing a motorhome stopover
Almost 150 Y Fron residents have signed a petition objecting a planning application by a motoring club to establish five stopover locations in their rural village.
Intergenerational project at Rhosgadfan
An intergenerational project has recently been established at Cae’r Gors, Rhosgadfan near Caernarfon, home to major Wales literature figure of the 20th century, Kate Roberts. The project aims to bring together children and older generation together, to share skills, ideas and experiences.
One lucky youngster, Abby, from Ysgol Rhosgadfan came top of the class during the first session by winning an Easter egg. Abby created the winning poster to promote future events and was crowned the winner of the Club name ‘Paned a Sgwrs.’
Paned a Sgwrs was established thanks to a partnership approach inspired by the local councillor and the community, to bring together representatives from Cyngor Gwynedd, Ysgol Gynradd Rhosgadfan and Age Concern Gwynedd a Môn to create a regular social gathering between the generations. Plans in the pipeline include crafts, reading support and inviting musicians to hold musical sessions.
Local Councillor Arwyn Roberts, who represents the area at Cyngor Gwynedd said: “This is a project that brings the younger and older people together, closing the gap that society may have created between them. This is an opportunity to socialise and reduce the feeling of isolation that some older people experience, due to the loss of loved ones and which will hopefully boost their confidence and offer them well-being.
“We have received some great feedback from everyone as to what they would like to do in future sessions. Both the school children and the older people learnt so much from each other, and we hope that the children will teach the older generation how to use the Internet.
“The older generation have so much skills and experiences, they have said they would be keen to teach the children how to sew and knit. Whichever activity they decide to share, we know that there will be plenty of fun, chat and laughter during the sessions.”
The next session will be held on Wednesday, 3 of May at 1:30pm in Cae’r Gors, Rhosgadfan.
Plaid Cymru leadership brings a new nursing facility under Welsh local authority one step closer
A new nursing and care home, Penyberth, in Llŷn will put Gwynedd on the map, as a new nursing home is developed in partnership with a Welsh local authority and the local Health Board.
Plaid Councillors pay homage to local people and community group, Pobl
At a recent public meeting at Llanbedr, Ardudwy, two local county councillors paid homage to the local people and community group, Pobl, for their continued lobbying, organisational work, correspondents and meetings to put pressure on the Welsh Government and Westminster to find a solution to the traffic issues facing the village. Councillors are urging local residents to support 'Pobl' who has arranged a Llanbedr protest walk at 11am, this coming Saturday, 25 of March starting from the southern side of Llanbedr village.
Canolfan y Fron receives £3,000 to distribute food to the residents of Tryfan Ward
Canolfan y Fron near Caernarfon, Gwynedd is delighted to be awarded £3,000 to prepare hot food to residents living in Tryfan Ward. The money will allow the community centre to distribute up to 40 two course meals, for FREE, once a week.
UK Government’s economic community investment is chaotic, arbitrary and ad-hoc, says Plaid’s Gwynedd Leader
Speaking ahead of Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet meeting this week in relation to the UK Government’s Levelling Up fund, Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Leader, Dyfrig Siencyn (pictured) said:
“We are appreciative of the money we have received for the ‘Llewyrch o’r Llechi’ Slate Valleys scheme as part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up fund.
Investing in the Welsh language and education at Eifionydd
Welsh language and education is top of the agenda in Eifionydd as the village of Chwilog prepares for further investment at the local school.
The community of Chwilog, near Pwllheli and the surrounding areas are preparing for an increase in numbers at the school, as more investment in housing for local people gives families the opportunity to thrive in the area.
Safeguarding the Air Ambulance at Dinas Dinlle would be the best Christmas gift for Gwynedd residents
At the recent full council meeting in Gwynedd (Thursday 1 December), the Councillor who represents Dinas Dinlle residents, Llio Elenid Owen, was unanimously supported in her call to protect the Air Ambulance service in Gwynedd.