Snowdonia was designated a national park in 1951 to safeguard it's special qualities. These include breathtaking scenery, deep valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, rugged mountains and fine beaches - Snowdonia has it all. It is also home to over 25,000 people, many of whom work in the National Park where the Welsh language continues to be the predominant language. Each year around 6 million people visit Snowdonia to enjoy these special qualities, and in doing so, contribute greatly to the local economy.
As a living, working landscape, Snowdonia needs to be safeguarded against any threat to what makes it special, especially in an age of new technologies, changing lifstyles and ever increasing number of visitors.
The Park Authority works with many other organizations to give the National Park a sustainable future so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come by residents and visitors alike.
The Snowdonia National Park Authority meets five times a year at Plas Tan y Bwlch. The meetings are held in Welsh with simultaneous translation. The Authority has 18 members, 9 Local Councillors appointed by Gwynedd Council, 3 Local Councillors appointed by Conwy County Borough Council, and 6 members appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government. Members also serve on various Committees, Panels and Working Groups.
All Authority meetings are open to the public. A full timetable can be seen below.
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