A Prosperous Gwynedd
The foundation for enabling the people of Gwynedd to prosper is ensuring that there are suitable jobs available in the county paying salaries that enable them to support themselves and their families. Our ambition is to secure:
- High-quality jobs
- Support for local businesses to thrive
- Sustainable tourism for the benefit of communities
- Strong and resilient communities
- Prosperous and vibrant town centres
A Prosperous Gwynedd Projects
We will take a series of measures to promote our culture and create a sustainable visitor economy:
- The Gwynedd and Eryri Sustainable Visitor Economy Plan, formed jointly with the Eryri National Park Authority, will be launched in spring 2023. The principal partners and stakeholders will collaborate to deliver what will be in the Plan by establishing a Gwynedd and Eryri Sustainable Visitor Economy Partnership.
- We will ensure prosperity from The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales World Heritage Site designation and secure resources to fulfil the World Heritage Site Action Plan.
- We will control motorhomes visiting Gwynedd by piloting the development of up to six designated sites for motorhomes to stay overnight.
- Hosting the 2023 National Eisteddfod in Gwynedd will be a platform to celebrate our culture and language, arts and sports and ensure that the Eisteddfod leaves a positive legacy for Gwynedd communities.
We will establish a Regeneration Framework by developing Local Regeneration Plans for 13 catchment areas across the county. We will ensure cross-departmental arrangements within the Council to ensure that work programmes intertwine and share information with communities by continuing with the engagement work. Town/City Centre action plans will be prepared for individual towns.
We will support businesses and community enterprises in Gwynedd to thrive in many ways such as developing produce and accessing new markets, helping enterprises to save money by reducing waste and making better use of technology, supporting businesses in Gwynedd to trade together and prioritise helping enterprises that commit to paying a 'real living salary' to their employees. We will encourage businesses to make the most of the Welsh language, develop more business units to let, and will strive to ensure that the North Wales Growth Deal projects benefit the people of Gwynedd. In addition, we will help the people of Gwynedd to fulfil their potential and support those who are excluded from the labour market to return to employment and will work with employers to assist them to ensure they have sufficient employees.
The Council is responsible for purchasing a significant amount of goods and services from external companies and we are keen to see local businesses competing and winning these contracts to ensure that as much of the Council's expenditure as possible remains local.
This project will ensure that we make every effort to support local businesses to apply for opportunities, within the relevant rules, whilst ensuring at the same time that the Council receives the best value for the money that is spent.