National Grid public events launch

Date 20/10/2016

Press Release on Behalf of The National Grid

National Grid public events launch

 National Grid is encouraging people to come and meet its team and find out more about its proposals to connect Wylfa Newydd as it launches a series of community events across Anglesey and North Gwynedd.

 At the events there will be a whole range of ways people can see what the connection could look like through the use of virtual reality head-sets and a 3D computer model. This will allow users to search by postcode and see specific sections of the route from their address.

 National Grid is running a three week programme of 19 events in towns and villages from 28 October to 15 November 2016. Its team will be on hand to answer questions to help local people better understand the proposals and provide feedback.

 The company recently announced detailed plans for a new connection made of pylons and a tunnel at the Menai Strait – an essential part of bringing forward the investment in the new nuclear power station. It is holding its final route-wide consultation on the new connection so local people can have their say ahead of a planning application to the government in 2017.

 Gareth Williams, Senior Project Manager, said:

 “This is likely to be our last consultation on the whole connection so it’s really important people have a chance to come and talk to us and give us as much detailed feedback as they can.

 “We’re holding events in community halls across Anglesey and North Gwynedd and we hope lots of people can attend. We’re also taking our consultation vehicle out and about and will have pop-up stands at key locations - we want to give people the best chance to come and ask us questions as they go about their day.”

 National Grid consultation events timetable:

Community Events



Wednesday   26 October, 1.30pm-7.30pm

Talwrn   Village Hall, LL77 7ST


Friday   28 October, 1.30pm-7.30pm


Ysgol   Gynradd Llanfairpwll, Ffordd Caergybi, LL61 5TX

Friday   04 November, 1.30pm-7.30pm

Tre-Ysgawen   Hall, Capel Coch, LL77 7UR


Saturday   05 November, 10am-4pm

Ysgol;   Rhosybol Community Hall, LL68 9PP


Saturday   12 November, 10am-4pm

Ysgol   Llanfechell, LL68 0SA


Tuesday   15 November, 1.30pm-7.30pm

Penrhyn   Hall, Tan y Fynwent, Bangor, LL57 1NW



Consultation vehicle   events



Thursday   27 October, 12pm-2.30pm

Glascoed   Road car park, Cemaes, LL67 0HN


Saturday   29 October, 12pm-2.30pm

Llys   Menai car park, Wood Street, Menai Bridge, LL59 5QW


Tuesday   01 November, 12pm-2.30pm


Stesion   y Llan Café car park, Llanerchymedd, LL71 8EU

Thursday   03 November, 12pm-2.30pm

Mill   Street car park, Llangefni, LL77 7RT


Tuesday   08 November, 11am-1pm

Tŷ   Menai, Parc Menai Business Park, LL57 4HJ


Tuesday   08 November, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Pringles   car park, Llanfairpwll, LL61 5UJ


Wednesday   09 November, 12pm-2.30pm


Co-op   car park, Amlwch, LL68 9AL

Thursday   10 November, 12pm-2.30pm

Mill   Street car park, Llangefni, LL77 7RT


Friday   11 November, 12pm-2pm

Tesco   Extra car park, Bangor, LL57 4SU



Pop-up events



Wednesday   02 November, 2pm-4.30pm

Pontio,   Bangor University, LL57 2TQ


Wednesday   09 November, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Galeri   Caernarfon, Doc Fictoria, LL55 1SQ


Thursday   10 November, 5pm-7.30pm


David   Hughes Leisure Centre, Menai Bridge, LL59 5SS

Friday   11 November, 4pm-6.30pm

Plas   Arthur Leisure Centre, Llangefni, LL77 7QX


All event locations, dates and times, details of how people can provide their feedback, together with lots of other useful information, can be found at   

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