The Gwynedd Council stand – located near the entrance to the Eisteddfod Maes – will highlight the Council’s work to promote the Welsh language, to create job opportunities for the county’s residents and to protect and make the most of the county’s breathtaking natural environment.
Council officers will also be on-hand to answer any questions from the public and to provide information about local services. Throughout the week, a whole host of events and activities will take place on the Gwynedd Council stand and members of the public are welcome to pop-in at any time to see what’s going on.
Gwynedd Council Leader, Councillor Dyfed Edwards said:
“As a Council, we are delighted to welcome the Urdd National Eisteddfod back to Gwynedd and we are looking forward to meeting up with old friends and welcoming thousands of visitors to our area.
“Gwynedd Council’s stand on the Eisteddfod Maes will provide a fantastic shop window for the services we offer the county’s residents with the focus very much on the work we are doing to promote the Welsh language in its heartland, to develop job opportunities and to harness the huge potential of Gwynedd’s natural environment and great outdoors.
“For us as councillors and staff, the week will also be a great opportunity to meet with residents and visitors to the area and to learn more about people’s needs and aspirations, and Gwynedd’s young people in particular.”
The week’s highlights at the Gwynedd Council stand:
On Monday, 4 June the emphasis will be on a healthy lifestyle and making the most of Gwynedd’s sporting facilities and great outdoors to keep healthy as the Council launches its Healthy Living brand at 10am.
Tuesday will see Sbarci & Fflic, Gwynedd Council’s carbon-fighting duo taking centre stage. They will explain the work being undertaking by the county’s school pupils to protect the environment by cutting down energy use, carbon emissions and pollution.
The Snowdonia – One Big Adventure project which aims to develop Meirionnydd as a world-class centre of excellence for adventure tourism as part of a £4 million project to support the area’s economy, businesses and communities – will be officially launched at the Council stand on Wednesday.
The innovative Llwyddo’n Lleol project which is encouraging young people across Gwynedd and Ynys Mon will be on-show on Wednesday and Thursday. On the Wednesday, there will be a market stall with young people who have benefitted from the scheme exhibiting their work and on Thursday the project will be celebrated.
A series of leaflets that have been designed by Gwynedd’s young people to destroy the myths that smoking is cool will be on-show on Thursday.
On Friday, Gwynedd’s Primary Schools Language Charter will be front and centre with pupils from Ysgol Cwm-y-Glo and Ysgol Llangybi learning about the experiences of the Welsh Not in the 19th century and how Gwynedd Council is working with the county’s schools to promote the educational and social use of the Welsh language.
There will also be a range of fun activities for children of all ages, so why not drop by the Gwynedd Council to find out more.