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Bangor's Successful Bid for City Status

When preparing the City Bid Status, Ards and North Down Borough Council looked at three tenets to Bangor’s claim for city status: Heritage, Heart and Hope.

Heritage, Heart and Hope

Ards and North Down Borough Council is delighted that Bangor has been successful in its bid for City Status as part of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition.

For the first time in a City Status competition, an expert panel worked with Ministers to make their recommendations, before being approved by Her Majesty The Queen. 

With 38 entries from towns across the UK as well as for the first time, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, the selection of Bangor for City Status is a tremendous recognition of the place, its people and its potential. 

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