Partnership working ensures government staff to stay in Caernarfon

Date: 16/07/2018

Following detailed discussions, over 70 staff from the UK Government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) team and Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will be relocating from their current location in Caernarfon to the nearby Penrallt site which is owned by Gwynedd Council.


With the current building put on the market by the site owners, the APHA and RPA teams have been eager to find a suitable new location for their staff. The team includes administrative staff as well as animal health officers and veterinarians.


Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Deputy Leader who leads on Property matters for the Council said:


“I am delighted that the hard work of Council staff together with officers from APHA and RPA meant that more than 70 staff will now be relocating to the Council Penrallt offices in Caernarfon. Due to the nature of the work carried out by some of the APHA team, finding a suitable location for both the administrative staff as well as those who work in the field, was quite a challenge.


“By working together we have been able to offer a suitable location for APHA and RPA staff in part of our Penrallt offices which will ensure that these important local jobs remain in Caernarfon.”