Earth Hour in Ceredigion

Earth Hour is taking place again this year between 8.30 - 9.30pm on Saturday 29th March. The global event is aimed at showing support for action on climate change. Ceredigion Council always takes part and this year is extending its support for the event to embrace the following locations:

•           Canolfan Alun R Edwards (Aberystwyth Town Library)
•           Castle Grounds, Aberystwyth
•           Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth
•           Penmorfa Car Park, Aberaeron
•           Canolfan Rheidol Car Park
•           Theatr Felin-fach Car Park
•           Minaeron, Aberaeron

These places will all have they lights off for the whole weekend which, incidentally, is the weekend all the clocks go forward one hour.

The National Library in Aberystwyth is also taking part. Large organisations have a much bigger effect on carbon usage than individuals alone and so it's particularly important that we show leadership and demonstrate that we take carbon management and climate change seriously. 


A civilised way to do politics

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood in an open conversation last night with Mike Parker, Plaid's Westminster candidate for Ceredigion, in front of an audience at MG's cafe in Aberystwyth. A civilised way to do politics.


Whole lotta digging going on

There’s a lot of digging up of pavements going on in Aberystwyth at the moment:

Dig No 1
Superfast broadband
Most of the narrow trenches being dug in pavements around the town relate to the installation of Superfast Broadband. This is due to come on stream in Aberystwyth by the Summer and most of the rest of Ceredigion by the end of the year. It should significantly enhance the speed of internet downloads. The whole process is explained on this link

Dig No 2
Coed Aber
This is the second phase of the Coed Aber tree planting programme aimed at creating a tree-lined avenue on the main approach road into the town. It's being funded by the Welsh Government after the scheme was put together by the Greener Aberystwyth Group working together with Ceredigion Council and the (then) Forestry Commission. The spade work is being done by Ceredigion Council.

Dig No 3
Llanbadarn-Aberystwyth shared use path
This is is the final phase of footway widening between Llanbadarn Fawr level crossing and Plas Crug bridge which will enable the whole length to become a dual pedestrian/cycle path.

So, a lot of digging going on around the town. And all of it good in my view. And I haven’t even mentioned Alexandra Road...