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Plaid Cymru Gwynedd calls for Local Government funds to be prioritised this autumn

Plaid Cymru Gwynedd’s leader, Dyfrig Siencyn is calling on the Welsh Labour Government to ensure that the extra funds transferred from the Tory Government in Westminster is allocated specifically for local government, after years of harsh funding cuts.

“In the past week we have heard that around £600m more money is coming from Westminster following the Treasury’s spending review for 2020/2021. I therefore urge the Welsh Labour Government to ensure that a fair percentage of that money is allocated to local councils when they make their financial announcement at the end of October.

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Will Gwynedd lead the nation in supporting Welsh independence?

  

Councillor Nia Jeffreys, who has responsibility for corporate governance within Gwynedd, will be calling on Gwynedd Council to support her call for Welsh independence at the council chambers this week.

“There is an eagerness for change,” explains Nia Jeffreys, who represents Porthmadog East Ward on Gwynedd Council, “and the support of the people is growing amidst Westminster's chaos in dealing with Brexit.

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Remembering Plaid Cymru's political giant in Waunfawr, Gwynedd, Wales and Europe

With sadness came the news of the loss of Plaid Cymru's political giant at Waunfawr, Eurig Wyn. But it is with a smile, that Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd group will fondly remember this gentle, gifted, gentleman who contributed so much to the politics of Gwynedd, Wales and Europe.

Pictured is the late Eurig Wyn (right) opening the new Waunfawr Playing Field with the local youngsters and Waunfawr Councillor Edgar Owen (left with glasses) September 2018. 

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Plaid Cymru Gwynedd wins national support to change second homes taxation law

During a meeting of Gwynedd's full Council today, Plaid Cymru's Gwynedd Leader revealed that nine local authorities in Wales are supporting Plaid Cymru's campaign to change the Local Government Finance Act to try and prevent second home owners from moving their houses from the Council Tax rate to the Business Tax rate.

Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn, Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd Leader

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Plaid Cymru Gwynedd welcomes new Councillor for Llŷn

Gareth Tudor Morris Jones, Plaid Cymru has been elected unopposed as Gwynedd Councillor for Morfa Nefyn and Edern in Llŷn. He succeeds Siân Hughes, Plaid Cymru who recently resigned as Councillor for the Ward due to personal circumstances.

Gareth Tudor Morris Jones from Morfa Nefyn said: "Thank you to everyone for their support in recent weeks. I have big boots to fill following in Siân Hughes’ footsteps, she is highly regarded in the locality.

Cynghorydd Gareth Tudor Morris Jones a Liz

Pictured are: Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru AM for Dwyfor Meirionnydd with new Gwynedd Councillor for Morfa Nefyn & Edern, Gareth Tudor Morris Jones, Plaid Cymru

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Cofiwch Dryweryn – thank you!

A descendent of Capel Celyn, the north Wales valley drowned by Westminster Government to create a water reservoir for Liverpool is keen to thank the group of young nationalists who have been repairing the wall at Llanrhystud, in Ceredigion.

 

 

Councillor Elwyn Edwards, Llandderfel, Y Bala

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Gwynedd Council, the first council in Wales to call for the People's Vote

In Gwynedd's full council (6 December) Gwynedd Councillors voted for a referendum to give the people of Gwynedd, Wales and the United Kingdom, the choice regarding our future relationship with the European Union. It was agreed that the referendum should offer residents the choice to remain within the European Union.

Gwynedd under the leadership of Plaid Cymru is the first county in Wales to call for the People's Vote.

Councillor Judith Humphreys

Pictured is Councillor Judith Humphreys, Penygroes

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Plaid Cymru Gwynedd demands a stable environment for farm businesses

Today (6 December) Gwynedd Plaid Cymru Councillors will call for the support of the full Council in urging the Welsh Labour Government to secure a stable environment for farm businesses after Brexit.

“Here in Gwynedd, small family farms are a cornerstone of the county’s rural communities,” said Councillor Paul Rowlinson, “and generations of our people have farmed the land and produced high quality food that is sold to the public.”

“Agriculture is an essential part of Gwynedd’s rural economy and supports many families in the county. Any changes in agriculture that result from Brexit are certain to have a direct impact on the local economy, our rural communities and the Welsh language,” explained Councillor Rowlinson, who will propose a motion asking for the support of the full Council in demanding that the Welsh Government provides stability for farming families in the county.

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Plaid Cymru team work as one to save Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llanrwst bus service

Blaenau Ffestiniog Councillor Annwen Daniels, is delighted that team Plaid Cymru has worked behind the scenes with Gwynedd Council to safeguard the X19 bus service from Llanrwst to Blaenau Ffestiniog and back, for an interim period.

“I'm really pleased that discussions and collaboration has ensured a solution for the time being so that this essential bus service continues,” explains the Councillor who represents Bowydd and Rhiw Ward in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Cynghorydd Annwen Daniels

Pictured is Blaenau Ffestiniog Councillor Annwen Daniels

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Collaboration is the solution to avoid losing the Gerlan bus service

Collaboration is the answer to avoid losing a public bus service travelling from Bangor through Bethesda and to Gerlan, according to local County Councillor Paul Rowlinson.

“There is a parking issue at Gerlan during the evening that has an impact on Arriva’s local bus service," explains Plaid Cymru Councillor Paul Rowlinson.

Councillor Paul Rowlinson

Photo: Councillor Paul Rowlinson at the junction of Ffordd Gerlan and Stryd Morgan where buses are finding it difficult to turn due to parked vehicles.

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