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What is the aim of the centre?
To increase the social use of Welsh amongst residents of Bangor in the wake of the percentage decrease of those who speak Welsh in the last census (from 45.7% in 2001 to 38.6% in 2011).
One of Menter Iaith Bangor’s objectives is mainstreaming and normalising the use of Welsh in community and social life. The centre is a space for clubs and associations from Bangor to do this on the condition that the Welsh language is an integral part of their arrangements and delivery.
What activities / resources / services are available at the centre?
Desk space x 3, internet connection, video conference, car park, commercial space hire (2nd floor). Opportunities to volunteer, get work experience and gain new skills and experiences.Services
Projects / Activities
Who’s part of the project?
Menter Iaith Bangor (Bangor Welsh Language Initiative) was established as a private body in 2016 by Companies House and Hunaniaeth, Menter Iaith Gwynedd and Gwynedd Council. Day to day partners include Urdd Outdoor Activity Service, Menter Iaith Tryfan and Camau Mawr Cymraeg who are the lower six language leaders from Tryfan Secondary School and Friars School, Coleg Menai, and freelancers such as the football commentator Owain Tudur Jones and Minfulness training practitioner Mariel Jones.
When did the centre open?
The centre has been the home for the manager and development officer since July 2016 and it was officially opened by Alun Davies AM on 14th October 2016.
Where’s the centre?
Lon Popdy, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1HR