Hospi­tal park­ing con­cerns

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TALKS have taken place to ad­dress grow­ing con­cerns over the park­ing ar­range­ments at Ys­byty Gwynedd.

Ar­fon MP Hy­wel Wil­liams and Pen­tir Coun­cil­lor John Wyn Wil­liams have met with Ys­byty Gwynedd Hospi­tal Di­rec­tor, Meinir Wil­liams to dis­cuss a way for­ward to ad­dress the is­sue.

Fol­low­ing a re­cent site visit by Hy­wel Wil­liams MP and Siân Gwen­l­lian AM, con­cerns were raised by res­i­dents of Coed y Maes Pen­rhos­gar­nedd that a chronic lack of park­ing spa­ces at Ys­byty Gwynedd meant that some hospi­tal staff and visi­tors were us­ing neigh­bour­ing res­i­den­tial streets.

Gwynedd Coun­cil­lor for the area, John Wyn Wil­liams has been in dis­cus­sion with lo­cal res­i­dents and hospi­tal man­age­ment to dis­cuss the prob­lem of park­ing for the wider area of his Ward, Pen­tir, for a num­ber of years.

Lo­cal res­i­dents have long-cam­paigned for im­proved park­ing pro­vi­sion at the hospi­tal, with park­ing prob­lems at their worst dur­ing the week. Amongst the ideas aired at the meet­ing held this week with Hy­wel Wil­liams MP, Cllr John Wyn Wil­liams and Pen­tir Com­mu­nity Coun­cil Chair, Dafydd Jones Mor­ris was a park and ride bus ser­vice to ferry out­pa­tients to and from the hospi­tal and a multi-storey car park.

Hy­wel Wil­liams MP said, “We had a con­struc­tive meet­ing with the Health Board to dis­cuss what has be­come a press­ing con­cern for both lo­cal peo­ple liv­ing in Pen­rhos­gar­nedd and those who reg­u­larly fre­quent the hospi­tal.”

“Lo­cal peo­ple have real con­cerns about park­ing, with many res­i­den­tial streets in Pen­rhos­gar­nedd fill­ing up with cars whose own­ers are ei­ther work­ing or vis­it­ing Ys­byty Gwynedd.”

“I was also par­tic­u­larly concerned to hear of pa­tients un­able to park at the hospi­tal be­cause their space had been taken by those leav­ing their cars and catch­ing the bus into Ban­gor. This is un­ac­cept­able and I was pleased to hear the Health Board is try­ing to clamp down on this prac­tice.”

Hy­wel Wil­liams MP (right) with lo­cal coun­cil­lor John Wyn Wil­liams out­side Ys­byty Gwynedd

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