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Trawsgoed Sees Record Rainfall In June

Trawsgoed Sees Record Rainfall In June

After a June which saw flash floods across this part of Ceredigion it will come as no suprise that a number of places across Wales have recorded their highest ever level of rainfall for the month of June this year. These places include the village of Trawsgoed in the Ystwyth Valley which this June saw 184mm of rain, although across Wales as a [Continue]

Market Hall Could Be Turned Into Food Hall

Plans have recently been placed in front of the council which could see the Market Hall opposite The Angel turned into a food hall occupied by local producers like those who attend the regular farmers market. If approved the market hall would see £270,000 of refurbishment cash and 13 food stalls controlled by Food Centre Wales and occupied by [Continue]

Penparcau To Lose Communities First Status

Penparcau To Lose Communities First Status

In a recent review the Welsh Government has determined that the Penparcau area of Aberystwyth is no longer deprived meaning that it is set to lose its Communities First status in 2013. The government funded initiative has been working alongside and within the community since 2002 in order to help people improve their living conditions and also [Continue]

Aberystwyth University Has 2nd Lowest Crime Rate In UK

Aberystwyth University Has 2nd Lowest Crime Rate In UK

A recent survey looking into crime rates in and around universities in the UK has revealed that Aberystwyth has the second lowest crime rate of any university in the country. This fantastic news for students only goes to further highlight the low rate of crime across the town and Ceredigion in general, although that doesn’t mean people [Continue]

Are The Traffic Wardens Working Yet?

Are The Traffic Wardens Working Yet?

After a year of free for all parking across Aberystwyth the traffic wardens are now back and under the direction of the council. After their first week back in the town they had already issued 192 tickets in Aberystwyth alone to drivers who obviously hadn’t been reading the news recently! No doubt the council will be delighted with this as [Continue]

Flooding Pictures

12► After non stop heavy rain around Aberystwyth and in the Cambrian Mountains above the town there has been very heavy flooding across the area with many roads closed. A number of people have been rescued from campsites in Dolybont and Talybont areas after the River Leri broke its banks in several places flooding sites and large [Continue]

50 New Jobs At New Pub Hotel Complex

50 New Jobs At New Pub Hotel Complex

Even rarer than a sunny bank holiday weekend at the minute in Aberystwyth seems to be good news on the jobs market. However after it was announced that planning permission has been approved for a new pub and hotel by the new council offices that’s exactly what we got because around 50 new positions will be created when the site opens in [Continue]

Traffic Warden Patrols Resume

Traffic Warden Patrols Resume

After a year of coming to terms with the fact that a lack of traffic wardens doesn’t make it any easier to park in Aberystwyth they are finally back on our streets. Due to an error of judgement the previous Dyfed Powys police wardens were made redundant due to budget constraints a year before the council was able to take over the enforcement [Continue]

TheBestOf Aberystwyth

A number of businesses in and around the Aberystwyth area may have been approached by and may even be starting to use a “local” website known as “The Best Of Aberystwyth” which is part of a national franchise company acting as a glorified advertising agency. Now before I start I must state that I am all for local and [Continue]

Successful Appeal Over Student Flats Planning Permission Denial

Successful Appeal Over Student Flats Planning Permission Denial

An appeal against the denial of planning permission for student flats in the now empty passport office building in Northgate Street has been successful. An original attempt to get planning permission for the redevelopment of the building which closed in 2011 was denied by Ceredigion County Council over a number of concerns including a lack of [Continue]

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