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Fireworks impact on animals and vulnerable adults’ health and welfare

During a meeting of Gwynedd's full council (3 December 2020) councillors passed Plaid Cymru Gwynedd's proposal to press the Westminster Government to legislate on the maximum noise level allowed in fireworks sold to the public to minimise the impact on animals and vulnerable individuals.

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Pressure mounts on Welsh Government to act now on housing crisis – new report on holiday homes offers solutions

An in-depth commissioned report on short term holiday lets and second homes in Gwynedd shows that the Welsh Government need to take action now to tackle housing shortages, and follow Scotland’s plans to offer local authority the powers to regulate short term holiday lets.

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Celebrations as Bangor’s community allotment secures funding and begins its work

Plaid Cymru Bangor is delighted that the community allotment, garden and orchard at Nantporth near the city’s football ground has secured funding to move on to the next phase of its development, which begins this weekend (29 Nov 2020). [Photo of Plaid Cymru Bangor Councillors and Rhandiroedd Nantporth Allotment representatives]

Over £10,000 has been secured from the Welsh Government to create a community orchard and at least 30 allotment plots for local people to grow fresh healthy food, on their own doorstep.

Social Farms and Gardens received funding from Welsh Government to support the creation of 25 new community orchards across Wales, with the Bangor site being a key beneficiary.

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A boost for Porthmadog High School, as £720,000 is confirmed to improve the building and facilities

Porthmadog Councillors are delighted that Plaid Cymru's leadership at Gwynedd Council has secured nearly three quarter of a million pounds of funding to improve resources and the learning environment at Ysgol Eifionydd, Porthmadog. Thanks to a successful Welsh Government grant application, improvements to the school gym and toilets will begin at the high school next week.

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Brithdir Day Care Nursery top of the class!

Brithdir County Councillor, Peredur Jenkins has congratulated a local company on winning a national award for their services.

Meithrinfa Seren Fach, established in Brithdir in 2006 has won Mudiad Meithrin’s Best Day Nursery in Wales at a recent on-line ceremony.

Gwynedd Councillor for Brithdir, Llanfachreth, Y Ganllwyd and Llanelltyd, Peredur Jenkins said: “We are delighted that Meithrinfa Seren Fach in Brithdir has been presented with this award. It is a huge achievement for the staff and its trustees and reflects the professional way the manager, Eleri Jones and the staff run the Nursery.

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Important milestone for Llanbedr Road Bypass

Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillor, Annwen Hughes today welcomed the news that Gwynedd Council cabinet members have authorised for compulsory purchase orders to be made in relation to the A496 Llanbedr bypass road in Ardudwy.

“Locally, I am aware that discussions began for road improvements in this area way back in 1953. Today marks an important milestone in improving the road infrastructure of Ardudwy.

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Sadness and sympathy for the loss of a friend, Councillor Charles Wyn Jones, Llanrug Ward

It is with great sadness that Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillors extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Councillor Charles Wyn Jones of Llanrug, Gwynedd. Following an illness, the Councillor passed away at hospital on Thursday, 5 of November.

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Good news for Gerlan bus service in Dyffryn Ogwen

The County Councillor for Gerlan, Bethesda, Paul Rowlinson is delighted that bus company, Arriva, has listened to local pleas to restore a bus service from Bangor to Gerlan from the first of November.

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Urgent meeting required with Natural Resources Wales for Abergwyngregyn residents

Plaid Cymru community leaders are calling for an urgent meeting with agencies responsible for Afon Aber in Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd following a second flood in the area in just two months.

According to Gwynedd Councillor for the area, Dafydd Meurig: “It is high time agencies come together to alleviate the problems facing residents in my area.

"Concerns about rainfall, its impact and damage is not a pleasant experience for anyone, it's time for Natural Resources Wales to sit around the table to discuss the problems with Network Rail, Welsh Water, Gwynedd Council and Abergwyngregyn Community Council and implement an emergency plan.

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Gwynedd support changes to Welsh Government's planning law

At Gwynedd’s full council meeting today, Plaid Cymru Councillors have again pressed for a change to the planning laws so that local houses remain within Gwynedd’s housing stock, as homes for local people.

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