Bangor City Council

Roles and Responsibilities Of The Council

The City Council meets regularly to discuss various issues relating to the City of Bangor.

It is consulted by Gwynedd Council on every planning application submitted within its boundaries, on highway matters and on licensing applications in the City. These are considered by its Planning and Amenities Committee and comments are made to Gwynedd Council on these matters. The City Council is also consulted and comments upon a wide range of issues that affect the life of the citizens of Bangor by the Welsh Government, Gwynedd Council, the Health Authority, the Police and other public bodies which operate locally. These are considered by the Council's Finance and General Purposes Committee.

The City Council is responsible for land and property in Bangor, including:

The City Council Offices, Ffordd Gwynedd
The ground floor of the office building is the main base for the City Council and it contains the offices of the Mayor, the Town Clerk, the Council's project officer, the administration/secretarial officer and a public reception desk.The Gwynedd/Ynys Môn Joint Planning Policy Unit occupy the first floor of the building and the North Wales Minerals and Waste Planning Service are on the second floor.

The Penrhyn Hall, Ffordd Gwynedd
The Hall contains the main Council Chamber where City Council meetings are held. The Hall is managed as a community hall and is available for hire to the public, to local groups and organisations to hold various functions, meetings and events. It also has a licence to hold weddings which are booked through the Gwynedd Council's Registrars Department.

Bangor Pier, Garth
It owns, operates and maintains the Bangor Pier. It lets out the Pavilion Cafe and the retail Kiosks on the Pier to private tenants. Renovation work started in November 2017 to secure the future for this iconic Victorian Grade 2* Listed Building

Nantporth Football Stadium, Holyhead Road
It owns the football stadium and associated facilities which it leases out to the Bangor City Football Club.

Hafan Drop-in Centre, Garth Road
It provides the Hafan Centre for the Elderly and Disabled at the City's main bus station in Garth Road. This facility is managed for the Council by Age Concern Gwynedd a Môn and has operated as a successful partnership providing popular community facilities in a central location for local people for many years.

Public Open Spaces
Manages and maintains open spaces in the City including Ashley Jones Fields off Siliwen Road, Dargie Fields off Princess Road, the grounds of Bangor Cathedral, park at Bryn Llwyd off Caernarfon Road, the Lookout on Holyhead Road and the seating area off Farrar Road.

Woodlands
Owns and manages woodlands including Menai Woods, Holyhead Road and Penrhyn Arms Woods (between lower High Street and the Golf Course on Bangor Mountain).

Council Depot and Workshop, Pier House and Italian Restaurant

Pier Car Park

Public Footpaths
Is responsible for the maintenance of public footpaths throughout Bangor.

Bus Shelters
Is responsible for the maintenance of bus shelters.

Owns and is responsible for maintaining the City's War Memorial and the Town Clock.

The Council is responsible for Civic and Ceremonial events in the City such as Remembrance Day services and parades, freedom parades and marches through the City streets by RAF Valley, the Royal Welsh Regiment and the Welsh Guards.

It provides funding and financial support to local community groups and clubs as well as providing financial support and assistance and jointly organising and funding numerous events held in the City.

It is responsible for the provision and maintenance of Christmas lights and decorations as well as the hanging baskets and floral displays in the City Centre.

The Council is also responsible for resurrecting and managing the weekly Friday Market in the High Street, which, since its re-establishment in the City Centre in October 2013, has proved to be extremely popular and successful and has attracted many visitors and tourists into Bangor from a wide catchment area.

The Council is working in partnership with Gwynedd Council and the business community through the Bangor Business Improvement District (BID). BID covers the commercial area of the City. The designation enables a percentage of funds based on business rates to be invested within the BID area which will result in significant additional investments and improvements being made in the local economy.

Also the Bangor Strategic Partnership, with key local stakeholders as members, has been established to collaborate and work in tandem to drive the Strategy and Vision for the City of Bangor including commissioning agreeing and steering an action Plan for the successful delivery of the Strategy underpinned by clear outputs and outcomes following the good work of the former City Centre Partnership.

There are other Groups looking at the Image and Branding of the City as a whole.