On the site you will find information about the city of Bangor, what is happening here as well as some of its background and history. There are links to information about the High Street, to the various attractions in the Bangor area and to forthcoming events in the City. You can also learn about the Bangor City Council, who is your local Councillor and what services the Council provides for the community. There is the timetable for Council and Committee meetings and the minutes of those meetings.

Applications must be returned by 1st December 2021 by 5pm.

Bangor City Council has a vacancy for an Interim Town Clerk (Fixed Term Contract 6 months, up to 37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £38,890 (to be paid pro rata if working part time)

Start date: Preferably week beginning 13th December 2021

Due to the recent resignation of our City Director we are seeking an interim Town Clerk for our City Council whilst we recruit permanently.

Are you committed to serving the community?

Are you a careful administrator, a good communicator and an enthusiastic manager? Would you consider joining Bangor City Council as our interim Town Clerk?

Bangor is a small city in north west Wales, located between the Menai Straits and the Snowdonia mountains. Bangor is a University city and is the oldest city in Wales, housing a near 1500 year old Cathedral. Bangor has many attractions, including Bangor Garth Pier, owned and managed by the City Council.

We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative individual to serve the Council and the city over the coming months. You will be a self-starter, able to show initiative and to think on your feet. You will understand the functions of a town/community council.

The successful candidate will need to build a wide range of positive relationships with councillors, staff, residents, businesses and other organisations. You will also manage our small team of staff and take overall responsibility for all the City Council’s administrative functions.

The interim Town Clerk is expected to be fully involved in supporting the Council to:

  • Manage the day-to-day affairs of the City Council: manage expenditure, organise Council and Committee meetings, provide support to members, represent the Council on external meetings
  • Engage with the community to identify their needs, priorities and wishes, respond to queries/complaints from the public
  • Show due regard to advance equality of opportunity for all residents

The successful candidate will:

  • Ideally hold a minimum of an ILCA/CiLCA qualification
  • have proven experience in administration
  • have a good understanding of local government and strong communication and IT skills
  • be familiar with accounting practices and financial management
  • be an effective manager of a staff team
  • Welsh language skills: desirable but not essential for this post

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Iwan Williams, City Director on 07591 833760.

To apply please send your current CV and a covering letter stating how you can assist our city to townclerk@bangorcitycouncil.com


Closing date 5pm Wednesday 1st December 2021.

Interviews anticipated week beginning Monday 6th December 2021.

May 2021

I am delighted to confirm that the demolition of 164 and 166 High Street, Bangor is going well despite the recent wet and windy weather.

During June the following aspects will be completed, namely:

  • W/C 31 May - completion of demolition of 164/166 High Street.
  • W/C 7th June - Dig out the piles in the road and reinstate sections of the road as needed.
  • W/C 14 June - Site clearance and quality assurance (Completion of phase 2 Demolition contract).
  • W/C 28 June - Resurfacing sections of road and junction at Lon Bopty
  • Looking to reopen completely on the weekend of 3rd and 4th July.

March 2021

Dear all
I am very pleased to report that, despite some technical challenges, the work to establish foundations for the crane to demolish 164 and 166 High Street remains on schedule. This work is expected to be completed by Friday 9th April 2021.

Phase 2 will then begin on Monday 12th April 2021, and I understand that this phase is expected to take approximately 7 weeks to complete. The important question is, when will the road reopen, and from the current timetable, I can report that the end of May / early June is the reasonable expectation.

There is another extra aspect however that I would welcome your opinion upon. ADRA is developing houses across the road to Varsity [137 High Street], and need to close the road for a week to deal with a sewerage diversion. There will be a need to close between 137 High Street up to Lon Bopty which will of course affect those who need access to Lon Bopty and Caellepa. Access would be possible via the former Minffordd Hospital and Hendrewen, and we would ensure that traffic lights were in place on the narrow sections.

I believe that there are two possible options:

  1. Dealing with the disturbance of road closures at 2 locations, and opening after the completion of the 164 and 166 High Street works in the comfort that there will be a stable period thereafter.
  2. Await the completion of the 164 and 166 High Street works and the road to open at that location before closing the other section so that there is relatively easy access for the residents of Lon Bopty and Caellepa.

I confirm that we are in discussions with ADRA, but that they are keen to progress their work in order to build much needed housing for residents. We would of course recommend liaison with the residents with each option.

23 March 2021
Bangor Garth Pier will be lit up in yellow this evening, 23rd March, to help remember all those who have lost their lives to Covid-19. Other buildings and landmarks across Wales will also be lit up, marking the anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown. At 8pm, people are encouraged to stand on their doorsteps with phones, candles and torches to signify a 'beacon of remembrance'. Any visitors to Bangor Garth Pier are reminded to follow social distancing rules.

Responding to the Welsh Government announcement on 12th March, Mayor of Bangor Cllr John Wyn Williams said:

“We welcome the announcement from the Welsh Government that Wales is taking the first steps out of lockdown. We understand the need for a gradual and phased approach generally in order to keep people safe and manage the spread of coronavirus. We express disappointment however that non-essential retail businesses won’t be able to re-open until 22nd March. And other businesses won’t be able to re-open at all in March. The past year has been incredibly difficult for Bangor businesses, and the pandemic has caused huge uncertainties over their future. We ask that these businesses are able to re-open as soon as possible, as they are able to welcome customers whilst adhering to Covid19 rules”

Responding to the ballot result on 12th March, Mayor of Bangor, Cllr John Wyn Williams said:

“We welcome the news that the Bangor Business Improvement District (BID) Ballot is successful. This means an investment of over £740,000 in Bangor over the next five years. Bangor City Council will be working closely with Bangor First and other partners to ensure that the next BID term benefits Bangor businesses and residents, and that the BID helps the development of the city as a good place to live, work and invest in”

Garth Victorian Pier

Please help us to maintain this lovely pier. Additional payments much appreciated - to help keep the pier open for all.

Bangor Garth Pier website

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