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Jobs, tidying up and improving broadband

Creating jobs, tidying up, and improving broadband and mobile phone coverage are priorities suggested for Gwynedd[1]‘s next five-year plan. Residents are being asked to take part in a consultation which started this week and ends on January 5 by filling in a questionnaire. In his introduction to “What’s important to you”, Identifying Priorities for the Gwynedd Council Plan 2018-2023″, leader Dyfrig Siencyn said they wanted “to put the people of Gwynedd at the centre of everything we do.”

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The council wants people to tell them what their priorities are both on county and local levels.

Some county-wide suggestions which have already come from the councillors include: Supporting families, transforming schools, additional learning needs, recruiting head teachers, redesigning care services, work against poverty, keep benefits local, create better jobs[2] and provide better homes. The council has split Gwynedd into 10 areas with these suggestions marked as local ones. Concern over high number of houses of multiple occupation; litter left after rubbish and recycling collections.

Improving appearance of the area.

  • Dyffryn Ogwen

Homes shortage. Need suitable housing, including extra care housing. Lack of public parking spaces.

Need to regenerate Bethesda High Street.

  • Caernarfon

Road safety particularly Llanbeblig and Llanberis Roads and near Ysgol Dolbadarn, Llanberis. Need to improve visual image including grass cutting, litter and dog fouling. Lack of public parking spaces for locals.

  • Dyffryn Nantlle

Improve negative and visual image.

Road safety particularly King’s Road, Penygroes. Homes and nursing homes for the elcerly. Lack of care and health provision.

Visual image.

  • Porthmadog

Need for long-term, well-paid jobs. Improve coast path. Revamp redundant sites such as Bron y Garth, Ty Moelwyn and the Coliseum.

  • Ffestiniog

Need for better broadband and mobile phone coverage.

Lack of care provision. Shortage of homes for young families. Desire for council to work with the Penllyn Partnership to take over car parks to pay for maintaining local services such as toilets.

Need better broadband and mobile phone coverage. Lack of care provision. Need for housing.

Shortage of qualified workers to fill jobs such as home carers or carers at homes for the elderly. Cycle path between Tywyn and Aberdyfi needs to be completed. The consultation does not affect statutory work the council already does such as safeguarding children and adults and providing eeucation.

This work will continue as well as waste collection, planning and providing libraries.

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What the council is looking for at are “innovative and alternative” ways of providing services such as leisure and youth services.

Copies of the consultation are available online or from libraries and council’s offices in Caernarfon, Dolgellau and Pwllheli.

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References

  1. ^ for Gwynedd (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  2. ^ create better jobs (www.dailypost.co.uk)

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