Thursday, 4 October 2007

Apologies for not updating

Hi Everyone,
I am very sorry I have not updated for a while, this was due to a family illness and prevented me being as active as normal with the website.


I was sent this email from the former Mayor Mr Douglas Madge this week and hope you will all agree that this is exciting news for the business sector of Bangor. Here is what he sen me.

The Bangor Business Forum is inviting all business whether large or small in Bangor to attend a meeting at the "Friends Meeting House" in Dean Street, Bangor at 5pm for a cuppa and the meeting starts at 6pm smart on Monday 22nd October 2007 .

Attending at this meeting will be Gwynedd County Council Officers to answer pre-arranged questions sent from the floor. These questions will have to be put in writing and sent to me at least a week before hand for the officials to digest before answering. Any questions not answered will be replied to by email or by letter through me. This is the first time that the Bangor Business Forum would have had officers from Gwynedd County Council to attend a meeting of this kind in Bangor, so it is very important for business people in Bangor to attend.
Mr. Dafydd Williams the principal Engineer (Traffic & Street Care) from the Planning and Transportation Services will answer any questions on traffic and parking.
Mr. Meirion Williams the Arfon Area Engineer from the Highways and Municipal Section will be available to answer issues relating to street cleaning.
Mr. Colin Morris the Head of Business Support will be representing the Economy and Regeneration Service.
Further to recent conversation between Mr. Dafydd Edwards, the Council's Head of Finance and councilor June Marshall it was agreed that Mr. Edwards. Mr Euryl Lloyd Jones the Council's Local Taxation Manager and an officer from the Valuation Office Agency in Bangor will attend the meeting to answer any queries regarding rates. It was also agreed that these officers would not be available until 7pm, therefore any issues concerning highways and economy/regeneration may be addressed at the start of the meeting.
Would you please treat the above as urgent so that business people in Bangor can read all about this event in good time.
Also there is to be a talk by the National Farmers' Retail and market Association in Neuadd Craflwyn, Beddgelert on Thursday the 25th October between 10.15 and 4pm on the day. I was interested in starting an open market in Bangor so if all goes well I shall attend at this meeting to further my knowledge on this subject. Steve Garrett from the Riverside at Cardiff and Gareth Jones from the above Association will be giving a talk each. It is run by Sustainable Gwynedd Gynnaladwy on 01766 543 033
End of email.

Now if you remember we covered the last meeting of the Forum here on Bangor Eye, with some video footage of some of the concerns raised. Following the meeting officers of the forum were concerned that the questions that the floor was asking could not be answered as there were no officers from Gwynedd Council present at the time. The group realised that action was needed to address this situation and contacted Gwynedd to see if they could supply officers from different departments to be present on an arranged evening so that business owners concerns could be answered.

I would like to therefore urge you all to attend on Monday 22nd October and contact either Douglas Madge or myself here at with your questions so that they can be forwarded and replied to on the night.

To do this please send me an email with yor name, business name, phone number and question to and I will forward them all to Douglas in time for the meeting.

It is a chance to ask questions to the right people and for once perhaps get some answers.

That's all for now, see you real sooooon!

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1 comment:

chloeroberts81 said...

What is this then? Nothin about llanrwst. What is the point.