Community Board

Meetings

Held at Ty Gwyrddfai, Adra, Penygroes. In attendance: Representatives from the following bodies/institutions attended the meeting: Bangor University; Cyngor Gwynedd Council; Adra; Bangor Civic Society; Mantell Gwynedd, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, Menter Iaith Bangor, Menter Mon.

Discussion matters: With Professor Andrew Edwards chairing, the following matters were discussed; an overview of Ty Gwyrddfai and how the facility is supporting local communities was given by the Director Customer and Communities at Adra; an update on the work being undertaken by Mantell Gwynedd; a presentation from Dr Marcel Ferrand (Student Support Manager), a recipient of the Civic Engagement Community Collaboration Fund, on how the funds were used to arrange two beach clean-up events with a group of International Students; an update from the Civic Mission team, including the Community Fund, the Community Day and the various events that the team have attended over the summer months. Date and time of the next meeting will be arranged for February 2024. 

Attendance: Representatives from the following bodies/institutions attended the meeting: Bangor University and Bangor Students Union; Cyngor Gwynedd Council; Bangor City Council; Adra; Bangor Civic Society; North Wales Dragons Football Club.

Discussion matters: With Gwenan Hine chairing, the following matters were discussed; update from Martin Hanks of Bangor City Council and the various developments in and around Bangor City Centre; a presentation from Chris Roberts, North Wales Dragons Football Club, a recipient of the Civic Engagement Community Collaboration Fund; an update on the Parc Y Coleg developments from the Director of Estates and Campus Services; update from the Civic Mission team, including an update on the Community Fund, the Community Day and the various events scheduled over the weeks; Student Volunteering Bangor (SVB) gave an overview of some of the projects underway and thanked Bangor City Council for their continued support; it was noted that Graduation week would be held at the University during 10 – 14 July. Date and time of the next meeting to be confirmed. 

Attendance: Representatives from the following bodies/institutions attended the meeting: Bangor University and Bangor Students Union; Cyngor Gwynedd Council; Bangor City Council; North Wales Regional Equality Network; Adra; Mantell Gwynedd; Bangor Civic Society; Menter Môn; Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Discussion matters: With Professor Andrew Edwards chairing, the following matters were discussed: The Ukrainian Welcome Centre at Bangor University; update on the Main Arts Quad development; feedback from the IWA – Bangor University event in October on Sustainable Tourism; update on the North Wales Medical School; presentation from the Chair of the North Wales Regional Equality Network (NWREN); presentation from the City Director of Bangor City Council and the range of projects to help regenerate the city centre; brief summary on the Parc Y Coleg / College Park; presentation from the Civic Mission team, including an update on the website, launch of the Community Fund, the Community Day and the feedback from the Community Board questionnaire; update on the work of Student Volunteering Bangor and the Bangor Welsh Students Union (UMCB) on the various projects involving the Older People, Children & Young People, the Environment, Wellbeing and Fundraising. Date and time of the next meeting and how it will be conducted (online or in person) to be confirmed. 

Attendance: Representatives from the following bodies/institutions attended the meeting: Bangor University and Bangor Students Union; Cyngor Gwynedd Council; Bangor City Council; North Wales Regional Equality Network; Adra; Mantell Gwynedd; North Wales Police; Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Discussion matters: With Professor Andrew Edwards chairing, the following matters were discussed: Support for refugees from Ukraine; feedback on the summer Graduation Ceremonies; appointment of the new Vice-Chancellor; update on the Parc y Coleg/College Park and Internal Quad; summary of the Pontio work programme; presentation of the new Civic Engagement strategy, as well as the new webpage on the University website; the staff questionnaire on external engagement and a summary of the event discussing tourism in Pontio on 6th October jointly organised with the Institute of Welsh Affairs; update on the work of Student Volunteering Bangor, including an event to celebrate 70 years of volunteering in Bangor; brief summary of the work of the North Wales Regional Equality Network; update on the work of the Bangor Welsh Students Union (UMCB); brief summary of the work of North Wales Police in the community in Bangor; discussion on how to strengthen communications between the University and community; update on the University’s student recruitment work; brief summary of the work of Bangor City Council and work to regenerate the city centre; update on the M-SParc ‘On Tour’ project in Bangor; brief discussion on housing matters and supporting students in Bangor. 
 

Attendance: Representatives from the following bodies/institutions attended the meeting: Bangor University and Bangor Students Union; Cyngor Gwynedd Council; Bangor City Council; Bangor Civic Society; North Wales Regional Equality Network; Rhwydwaith Dolan Network; Medrwn Môn; Adra; Grŵp Llandrillo Menai.

Discussion matters: With Professor Andrew Edwards, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Civic Engagement, chairing, the following matters were discussed: Support for refugees from Ukraine; the latest on appointing a new Vice-Chancellor; arrangements for staff and students on campus from September onwards; preparations for the Graduation Ceremonies Summer 2022; the latest on the Parc y Coleg/College Park project and facilities for skateboarders; the latest on the University’s Civic Mission strategy and webpage and the possibility of a Community Day in 2023; a summary of the University’s 2021 REF results; the latest on the work of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and collaboration with the University; an update on the University’s Estates strategy; an update on Bangor City Council following the local elections in May 2022; a summary of the work of Bangor Students Union.
 

Attendance: Representatives from the following bodies/institutions attended the meeting: Bangor University and Bangor Students Union; North Wales Police; Mantell Gwynedd; Cyngor Gwynedd Council; Bangor City Council; Ysgol Friars School; Adra; Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board; Medrwn Môn; Grŵp Llandrillo Menai; Rhwydwaith Dolan Network.

Discussion matters: With Professor Andrew Edwards, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Civic Engagement, chairing, the following matters were discussed: Cases of spiking drinks amongst students and the work of the University/Police to prevent this; developments with the Parc y Coleg/College Park project; Graduation Ceremonies Summer 2022; the latest on the University and Health Board response to the Covid-19 pandemic; possible support to refugees from Ukraine; the latest on Pontio’s programme; developments with the University’s Civic Mission strategy; developments with the Cyngor Gwynedd Council ‘Clean and Tidy Communities’ project in Bangor city centre; the latest on the possible Health and Wellbeing Hub and Medical School in Bangor city centre; the latest on Adra projects in Bangor; the latest on Partneriaeth Ogwen Partnership projects in the Bethesda area; an update on Bangor City Council local elections in May 2022; developments with the flood prevention scheme in the Hirael area; the possibility of the University hosting a Community Day in 2023.

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