HORIZON NEWS - 24.09.2018

Horizon invites communities to help inspire others about Anglesey’s exciting future

Horizon’s community vehicle will be hitting the streets to meet people across Anglesey and North Wales and find out the ways in which they are hoping to benefit from the Wylfa Newydd Project.

From Friday 28 September to Tuesday 2 October, the Horizon team will be out and about across the island and North Wales talking to communities about the project’s potential opportunities and encouraging people to start thinking about how they might take advantage of the boost that Wylfa Newydd will bring to the region.

Horizon hopes to find a number of people from communities around Anglesey and North Wales who would be willing to be part of a new communications campaign in the new year, where they can share, in their own words, how they are excited about the future and may be getting ready to take advantage of the opportunities the project will bring. 

In sharing their stories, Horizon hopes to inspire more people to discover how they, their families, their business and their communities could also benefit.

“We want to connect with communities and businesses across Anglesey and North Wales, so we can let them know about the benefits and opportunities that the project will bring,” said Gwen Parry-Jones, Executive Director – Operational Development.

“Alongside these opportunities, we know that Wylfa Newydd will create thousands of new jobs, both in construction, ongoing operations and throughout the wider supply chain, making a huge impact across the region. The first step is to talk to people about how they are thinking about getting ready for the project, so we can use their stories to inspire others about the next exciting chapter in Anglesey’s future. We’re looking forward to hearing from them,” continued Gwen.

Horizon is hoping to discover stories about how people are preparing to benefit from the Wylfa Newydd Project, so they can be shared in a future communications campaign, encouraging others on the island to think about the economic and social benefits the project will bring.

The Horizon team will be visiting these locations in its community vehicle. Please come and tell us how you think the project will being positive change to the island:
  9am to 11.30am 1pm to 2.30pm 4pm to 5.30pm
Friday 28 September Amlwch Market
Bull Bay Road
Station y Llan Car Park, Bridge Street
Upper Wendon Car Park
Saturday 29 September Llangefni Market
Town Hall Car Park
Rhosneigr Car Park, Awel-y-Môr
Lower Hill Street Car Park
Sunday 30 September Mona Car Boot Sale
The Showground, Gwalchmai, Holyhead
Castle Square
Monday 1 Oct Cemaes
Cemaes Library car park
The Valley Hotel, London Road
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll PringlesHolyhead Road
Tuesday 2 Oct Caernarfon
Castle Square
Glanrafon Car Park

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Notes to editors:
  • Horizon Nuclear Power was formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK. It was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. in November 2012. The company is developing plans to build at least 5,800MW of new nuclear power generation plant at Wylfa on the Isle of Anglesey and Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire. Its power station sites will employ up to 850 people each once operational with construction workforces of up to 9,000.
  • Horizon’s development on Anglesey will represent a multibillion pound investment in North Wales, creating high-quality, long term employment opportunities and unlocking lasting economic and social benefits for the region.