This Tuesday , 16th February, The Lloyd George Museum is under Gwynedd Council Threat of Closure

This Tuesday , 16th February, The Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy, Cricieth,   is under Gwynedd Council Threat of Closure

A report which has been prepared for the Gwynedd council cabinet recommends 'ceasing to run'  the Lloyd George Museum. This will be voted on at a cabinet meeting next Tuesday 16th February.

Express your views by writing to the cabinet (contact details below) opposing the recommendation.

The museum receives about 8000 visitors per year and about 1500 children on school trips.  It is estimated by Gwynedd Council that they would save £27,000  per annum by closing the museum but it would also 

  • restrict the opportunities to promote the history and influence of Lloyd George on Britain and the world during the first world war and during his time as prime minister, particularly now on the threshold of the centenary of his premiership
  • effect the local economy from a tourism point of view
  • deprive schools, colleges, educational societies, historians and other individuals of the research materials and facilities available at the museum

It is quite likely that the museum will lose the £27,000 from its budget (believed to be the shortfall between the costs of running the museum and the income) but the priority on Tuesday is to convince the cabinet of the importance of keeping the museum open and maintaining the status quo in order to open the door for negotiation and a long term security for the museum

 

Gwynedd Council (Find a Gwynedd Councillor -

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Write to

Gwynedd Council

Dyfed Edwards (Leader) - DyfedWynEdwards@gwynedd.gov.uk

Dyfrig Siencyn (Deputy Leader) - cynghorydd.dyfrigsiencyn@gwynedd.gov.uk

Mandy Williams-Davies (Economy and Community inc Arts) - cynghorydd.mandywyndavies@gwynedd.gov.uk

Peredur Jenkins (Resources and Finance) - cynghorydd.peredurjenkins@gwynedd.gov.uk