Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Meeting Of Y Bala Local Group

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

The first meeting of the Bala Local Group was held at Ysgol Y Berwyn recently, welcoming community representatives to discuss the development of the new Learning Campus, which will open in September 2018. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Headteachers and Chairs of Governors from the town’s schools, representatives on behalf of Bala Town Council, Bala and Penllyn Sports and Recreation Association, Friends of Neuadd Buddug, the three Local Councillors as well as Gwynedd Council Officers attended the meeting. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During the meeting, a presentation on the Campus’ most recent designs was given by the architect responsible for the project, and a discussion was held on the possible use of the community resource that will be developed in the town of Bala over the next two years. The Group will hold another meeting in the Autumn Term to continue the discussion on the community use of the Campus, and a further up-date will be given on progress of the project as a whole. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The meeting was held following the recent announcement that approval had been given to the planning application for the Learning Campus. The £10 million joint investment by Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government will ensure that children in the area are taught on a site that provides a learning environment that is appropriate for the 21st Century, as well as safeguard the long-term future of the post-16 provision and the catchment-area’s rural schools. In addition to the excellent educational facilities, we are pleased to announce that the work of establishing a brand new 3G pitch for the Bala area will soon commence. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chairman of the Local Group, Councillor Dilwyn Morgan said “It is an exciting and unique period for the Penllyn area and it gives me great pleasure to be involved in discussions that will help to shape the development of a Campus that will serve as a resource, not only for the area’s pupils, but also for all residents of the community.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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