Which services are important to you?

We want to know which services are most important to you. This will help Councillors make the best possible decisions when deciding how to spend on local services from 2019 onwards.

Online questionnaire: What’s important to you?

If you would like the questionnaire in any other format, please e-mail:  EichBarn@gwynedd.llyw.cymru or phone 01286 679 912.


Public Meetings

To learn more about the financial situation facing Gwynedd Council over the next three years why not come to one of the public meetings? During the evening there will also be an opportunity to ask questions to Gwynedd Council’s Leader or Deputy Leader, and to the Chief Executive. 

There will be a warm welcome to everyone. To register for one of the public meetings, contact us on:


Every session will start at 7pm and will end around 9pm:

  • Bethesda, Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen:  19 September
  • Porthmadog, Ysgol Eifionydd:  25 September
  • Pwllheli, Ysgol Glan y Môr:  1 October
  • Tywyn, Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn:  3 October
  • Penygroes, Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle: 4 October
  • Y Bala, Ysgol y Berwyn:  8 October
  • Bangor, Ysgol Friars:  9 October
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog, Ysgol y Moelwyn: 11 October
  • Dolgellau, Ysgol Bro Idris:  15 October
  • Caernarfon, Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen: 16 October.

 

Why is this happening?

Background…

Gwynedd Council’s vision is “To support all the people of Gwynedd to thrive and live full lives within their communities and to do so in one of the best counties to live in’.

Realising this vision has been a significant challenge for many years as the money Gwynedd receives from the government has not been enough to pay for local services.

Gwynedd Council spends millions of pounds on a wide range of local services. In 2018/19 alone, the total amount will be £243 million.

Over the next three years, the financial situation facing the Council is likely to worsen and there will be a need to decide which services to prioritise.


The next few years...

Unfortunately, the long-term process of insufficient funding from the government coupled with increasing demand seems set to continue from 2019 onwards.

During this period, “the funding gap” facing the Council could be somewhere between £11 million and £20 million.

Because of this, the 75 Councillors who represent the communities of Gwynedd will shortly need to consider how best to share out and prioritise the limited amount of money they will have in the Council coffers from 2019 onwards.


Have your say…

Before weighing the options for the next period the Council is keen to get the clearest possible picture of those services that are most important to you as people and Gwynedd organisations.