In 2016, Gwynedd Council commissioned consultants Cynlas Cyf, to prepare a Bangor Strategy document, which incorporated consultations with a number of organisations (including Bangor BID) and agencies active in the city with the aim of preparing a bid to access some of the £100 million Targeted Regeneration Investment Fund.
In recent months, work has been carried out to prepare a Regional Regeneration Strategy for North Wales. Within this Strategy, the city of Bangor is identified as a regional priority. There is a real opportunity to access the funding to provide some truly transformative projects to the City that we hope will have a positive impact for years to come.
From the initial 2016 report, a Strategic Partnership was formed with representatives from Bangor City Council, Gwynedd Council, Bangor BID, Welsh Government, Bangor University, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd, Bangor Cathedral, Grwp Llandrillo Menai, and The Federation of Small Business who have been working together to refine the findings to prepare a bid for submission to the Welsh Assembly.
The Bangor Strategy identified 3 key themes, Development and Environment, Economy and Promotion, Housing, Health and Well-being with a list of just under 50 possible projects.
From this report, the Partnership created a Vision where:
Health, Wellbeing and Prosperity will be the primary factors in how we design, develop and implement change for the city now, and for future generations as we strive to grow its economic, cultural, environmental and social advantage for all.
As there were a number of projects that had similar themes, or work had already started the initial list was whittled down to 7 key projects which are being developed to form the basis of the funding application. In summary the projects are:
(more details to follow as they continue to be refined)
Work is ongoing to bring these project proposals to the necessary detail in order to be submitted. We will keep you updated with news as the bid progresses.