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Two change roles at Plaid Cymru Gwynedd

Councillor Elin Walker Jones, Glyder, Bangor has been elected the new Chair of Plaid Cymru's Gwynedd Group, as Morfa Nefyn Councillor, Sian Hughes stands down to develop her nursing career.

Outgoing chair, Cllr Sian Hughes, Morfa Nefyn welcomes Glyder Cllr Elin Walker-Jones as new chair, with Plaid Gwynedd Leader, Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn pictured

Outgoing chair, Cllr Sian Hughes, Morfa Nefyn welcomes Glyder Cllr Elin Walker-Jones as new chair, with Plaid Gwynedd Leader, Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn pictured

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Special swimming lessons created in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Following a successful campaign, Councillor Annwen Daniels, Blaenau Ffestiniog has succeeded in ensuring that brand new swimming lessons take place for a group of children with disabilities at Blaenau Ffestiniog swimming pool.

Blaenau Ffestiniog Councillor Annwen Daniels with swimming pool staff and some of the youngsters attending the lessons

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Plaid Cymru Gwynedd push to tackle beach litter

Gwynedd Maritime Officers will soon help tackle beach litter, thanks an idea raised by ​​a Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillor.

Councillor Gethin Glyn Williams, who represents Barmouth residents, says there is great concerns locally about the mess that is left on our beaches which in turn litters our landscape and threatens our natural environment.

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Success for Gwynedd cycle path improvement campaign

Local residents and Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillors are delighted that their work to improve the county's walking and cycling routes is getting closer, thanks to campaigning over the past seven years.

Pictured are Plaid Cymru Councillors Peter Read, Abererch and Aled Wyn Jones, Llanaelhaearn

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Plaid Cymru Gwynedd to support over 800 youngsters struggling with school uniform costs despite the Welsh Government’s grant withdrawal

Over 800 children will continue to receive support from Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd led authority to assist parents struggling to meet the financial demands of kitting children in school uniforms. This is despite a recent announcement by the Welsh Government to withdraw funds.

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Bringing equality to the table to support Gwynedd’s female school pupils

Gwynedd Councillors will today discuss an equality issue at full council, as Plaid Cymru Councillor Catrin Wager, Menai Ward in Bangor asks if more can be done to support female pupils who struggle to access sanitary products at school.

Cynghorydd Catrin Wager, Menai

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Will Gwynedd Councillors support Plaid Cymru’s call to continue as Welsh Europeans?

JudithHumphreys1.jpg“I feel that the voice of Gwynedd people and other areas similar to ours is not being heard during the ongoing discussions about Brexit. The majority of the people living in Gwynedd voted to remain in Europe, during the Referendum,” said Councillor Judith Humphreys, who represents Penygroes on Gwynedd Council.

That is the reason that Councillor Humphreys and Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd Group will call, this week, for the support of all Gwynedd Councillors to support her bid to press for Welsh European citizenship during the Brexit discussions.

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New member appointed to Gwynedd Council Cabinet

Plaid Cymru Councillor Nia Jeffreys from Porthmadog has been appointed as a new Cabinet Member by the Leader of Gwynedd Council, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn.

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Upper Bangor businesses up in arms regarding Post Office closure

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Bangor businesses and politicians have joined forces in an effort to push for a long term solution for Upper Bangor residents and business people who feel abandoned by the Post Office.

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National living wage for Gwynedd Council staff from April 2018 onwards

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Plaid Cymru Gwynedd welcomes the recent announcement of an agreement on increases in Local Government employees' wages. This means that Gwynedd Council employees will receive a national living wage or more from 1 of April 2018.

Plaid Cymru Gwynedd groups has, in recent years, been working to ensure a fair pay for the workforce, eliminating the two lowest points (point 6 and 7) in the staff salary structure. As a result the lowest paid wage will rise from £7.90 to £8.62 per hour from 1 of April 2018 and from April 2019 onwards the lowest paid wage will increase to £9.18 per hour.

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