Bangor City Council

Bangor City Council

Welcome to the City of Bangor Council Website

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.

Review of electoral arrangements - County Council of Gwynedd

Do not feed the Gulls!

Refurbishment of the War Memorial Cross Bangor

Community Chest

Bangor Pier Features in The Guardian’s Best Views in the UK

The City Council has grave concerns about plastics pollution which is a huge environmental problem that is endangering marine life.

The City Council notes that
  • Approximately 12.7 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans each year (or a truck load of plastic per minute).
  • Plastic debris causes the deaths of more than a million seabirds every year, as well as more than 100,000 marine mammals, according to UNESCO.
  • Plastic waste is blight on the City’s streets and playing fields and more widely in Wales.
  • Despite some efforts to alleviate the issues eg a charge on single use carrier bags, the problem of plastic pollution continues.
  • International environmental organisations have recently called on the Welsh Government and UK Government to charge a levy on plastic waste such as coffee cups, which cannot be recycled.
  • The National Assembly for Wales has recently voted to back plans for a levy on single use plastics in Wales.

The City Council and its Members therefore:
a. Calls on the Welsh Government to act as a matter of urgency to implement a levy on single-use plastics in Wales as well as considering to raise a levy on all plastics to help ensure that Welsh seas are clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse; and

b. will also endeavour to work with all partners from all sectors within the City to

work towards becoming a plastic free Bangor.

Bangor Garth Pier Restoration Project

Bangor City Council has resolved to repair and restore the Garth Pier which has not received any major maintenance works for many years and is now in need of a refurbishment. The last restoration and renovation programme was in 1986.

Due to the precarious nature of this work substantial scaffolding is required as is stringent Health and Safety measures. There is also a requirement to dispose of all waste material in compliance with the regulations and a Marine Licence application was made and lodged with Natural Resources Wales and a dialogue has been ongoing with other interested parties.

The City Council apologises for any inconvenience during this construction project but these works are deemed necessary to secure the future stability and safety of the Pier for future generations to enjoy.

Bangor Garth Pier: Restoration Project - Pierhead Closure

Removal of Student and Houses in Multiple Occupation ‘To Let’ Boards in Bangor City

With the agreement of Dafydd Hardy Varsity and Williams and Goodwin letting agencies, HMO/Student ‘To Let’ Boards have been or will be removed from all properties in the City. This is to improve the visual amenity and general appearance of the area as there had been comments and concerns about the number of signs that were displayed.

Gwynedd Council Officers will approach all other letting agencies with boards up to persuade them to follow suit with this ‘gentleman’s agreement’.

We believe it involves over 600 ‘To Let’ Boards removed when completed.

This has been achieved through the work of the Bangor Image Group as Chaired by Cllr John Wyn Jones.

This is a great result and will vastly improve the appearance of the City. Thanks go to Gwynedd Council Officers for their help in this matter and the Agencies for their goodwill and co-operation.

This is a fine example of us all working together to achieve something tangible on the ground.