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Casual Vacancy- Marchog Ward
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a casual vacancy in the office of councillor in Marchog ward on City of Bangor Council.
An election will be held to fill the vacancy if a request in writing for an election which includes the signatures of ten electors of the above ward is sent to: The Returning Officer, Gwynedd Council, Council Offices, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1SH within the period ending at 12 noon on Monday, 16 January, 2023.
In the absence of a request for an election, the vacancy will be filled by the City Council.
The Mayor with the latest Japanese students to attend the Trinity-Foundation programme located on the high street at Bangor. One of the many small enterprises that contribute to the economy of the city that are often under-appreciated.
The Mayor, Councillor Gwynant Roberts, announced that Dr Martin Hanks has been appointed the permanent role of City Director for Bangor City Council, as from the 1st September. Dr Hanks has previously filled the role on a temporary and part-time basis and is now taking up the role full-time.
Dr Hanks, who is originally from Caernarfon, has close links to the City, he studied in Bangor for nine years and also taught at the University for a time. For the last four years, Dr Hanks has served as Town Clerk to Penmaenmawr Town Council, where he was responsible for overseeing a number of successful projects. Dr Hanks is a Principal Member of the Society of Local Council Clerks and was recently appointed to the National Committee of the Association of Local Council Clerks.
The Council extend him a warm welcome and offer it’s best wishes in this role.
The Mayor congratulates Dr Hanks on his appointment.
I will outline the steps during the next week which will lead to the re-opening of this section of the High Street at 9am on Wednesday 7th July as follows:
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:
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:
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.
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”