We are keen to support local businesses in Bangor looking for support following the major fire on the high street in December.
The fire has left the high street devastated, closed to traffic and the local area full of traffic diversions which may be having a negative impact on local trading.
In order to combat this local MP Hywel Williams and Welsh Assembly member Siân Gwenllian have called on the council to do what they can to help local businesses. Both say they have been contacted by people who own businesses on the high street who were concerned about the situation.
Arfon’s MP Hywel Williams and - both from Plaid Cymru - said they had been contacted by businesses from the high street who had expressed concern at the situation.
“Several businesses have commented on the downturn in trade and problems with deliveries accessing premises on the high street, particularly for heavy vehicles,” they said.
“Given the impact on local businesses, we have asked the council to look at what alternative temporary measures can be put in place to help ease the pressure on local businesses, both in terms of providing financial relief and contingency traffic arrangements.”
It now looks like the high street will be closed to traffic until at least Easter as it is expected to take that long to clear debris from the fire from the high street, but also to stabilise the two buildings either side of the building affected by the fire.