RESEARCH is being undertaken in the Bro Ffestiniog over the next few weeks to understand what the people of the area think about their community, and how they want to see the community develop into the future.

The questionnaire hopes to see what matters to people in the communities in Bro Ffestiniog, asking people what works and what doesn’t in their community.

The research is being coordinated by Professor Karel Williams and Professor Julie Froud, of the University of Manchester Business School. They are leaders in the study of the basic economy and have been instrumental in influencing academics, policy makers and Government in Wales. Other members of the collaborative team are Dr. Lowri Cunnington, Aberystwyth University, Gwynedd County Council researchers, Ffestiniog Town Council, Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig, Cwmni Bro Ffestiniog development workers and, most importantly, the people of Bro Ffestiniog.

The study wasn’t confined just to bro Ffestiniog, but to Italy as well. The Italian study was of 3 places –  (a) Lecce/ large town + provincial centre (b) Corigliano/ a market town and deindustrialised (c) Casaroni/ village

Selwyn Williams, Chair of Cwmni bro, has been encouraging the research: ‘Getting as many people in the area as possible is really valuable for many reasons. One of the reasons is that the responses will help create plans to develop and improve the area in line with the vision and wishes of the community. ‘

The answers will help shape Bro Ffestiniog’s community development priorities. Individuals’ answers will be confidential, and will be collated to publish a report on what matters to the residents of Bro Ffestiniog and the way forward to develop the area.

The questionnaire is targeted at people living in an area with an LL41 postcode, such as in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Tanygrisiau, Manod, Glanypwll, Maentwrog, Trawsfynydd, Bronaber, Gellilydan or Llan Ffestiniog.

The target of the research is to get 1,000 people to answer the questionnaire.

Here is a link to the research below: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DQM2T7D?fbclid=IwAR0L37u-nqRjfBfng64OOM-t8-MJ6muhY8KREe-OmtDjqEw3qfLdNarB6y8