Arresting healthcare Posted Thursday, December 20, 2001 by penllyn
Northern Llyn could soon see the setting up of a rapid response ambulance service. In a recent meeting of North Gwynedd Community Health Council the matter was raised. Due to tireless pressure by local councillor David Jones of Nefyn over the past 16 months and now the intervention of local A.M. Dafydd Wigley it appears as though improvements to the poor coverage in this part of the world is being addressed.
Poor response times on numerous occasions recently have bought the problem to the fore and due to Cllr. Jones' lobbying, both the Welsh Ambulance Service and North Gwynedd Community Health Council are both looking into possibilities. Sharing facilities at the new Police station in Nefyn is also under consideration.
Floodlights attract moths and planners Posted Thursday, December 20, 2001 by penllyn
A newly installed floodlight system at Glasfryn Go-kart Parc has been attracting more than just moths. Office manager Emma Williams-Jones is reported to have said that the £25k investment will create 1 full time job and 1 part time job immediately and possibly more if night time go-karting proves popular. The floodlight project attracted a Welsh Tourist Board grant and will extend the opening hours to 6pm.
The go-kart track is part of a group of ventures at Glasfryn that include a cafe and shop selling local produce. The complex employ 6 full time workers and up to 20 during the summer season. The proliferation of signs at the roadside, advertising the various attractions has now also attracted the attention of Gwynedd planners. At a recent Dwyfor area meeting the issue was raised. Planning Officer Griff Morris pointed out that brown tourist info signs had received permission, but that they had been joined by other signs contrary to the conditions attached to the granting of permission for the 'official signs'. He also said that permission was for the site as a whole and not for each individual attraction. Both Councillors Tomos Evans and Seimon Glyn said that such rural successes deserved support and that jobs had been created. Councillors failed to agree and had to defer the decision.
£80k in the Sand Bank Posted Saturday, December 15, 2001 by penllyn
Gwynedd council have earmarked £50,000 towards an estimated cost of £80k to strengthen the sand dunes near Pwllheli Golf Club. This stretch of coastline has seen errossion that has caused concern recently but until now funds were not available. There will still need to be a £30k grant from the Assembly in order that the proposed work can be done. The work includes removal of a section of stone cladding and re-placement of a geotextile mat and then replacing the stone armour.
(In the press 17th of Jan under public notices- Coast Protection Act 1949, Gwynedd Council announce - " the estimated cost of the whole scheme is £60,000" . )
Cheese factory matures Posted Wednesday, December 12, 2001 by penllyn
South Caernarfon Creameries have just announced plans to create between 25 and 30 new jobs over the next three years. This follows the announcement by the WDA that the company is to be awarded a processing and marketing grant. The work on the expansion at the factory at Y Ffôr should be completed by july 2002. The planned investment will come to £2.6 million, of which 40% is objective one money. The company will be installing new vats as part of the scheme that will produce 1,200 tons of cheese monthly.