The ‘Safe Routes in Communities Scheme’ in Penrhyn-coch has been completed following the recent ‘Phase 2’ construction works on the new section of footway between the School and Post Office and the improvements to the junction of Glan Ffrwd residential estate.
‘Phase 1’ works were completed in Autumn 2017 and saw the introduction of a new 20 mph zone covering the core of the village, including both of the school entrances where the layouts were improved, with traffic calming measures throughout to help reduce vehicle speeds in the village. The School was also supplied with two new scooters and helmets in order to promote more Active Travel journeys to and from the school and help to reduce the number of children living in the village who are driven to school by car, which is one of the key aims of this scheme.
County Councillor for Trefeurig Ward, Councillor Dai Mason said, “I’m very pleased to see the completion of these works in Penrhyn-coch and at IBERS as these are fantastic improvements for local residents and employees working in the area. My thanks are extended to Highways staff for developing these schemes, negotiating the relevant land acquisitions and securing the grant funding from the Welsh Government.”
The £175,000 scheme has been funded through a Welsh Government capital grant with match-funding from Ceredigion County Council and Trefeurig Community Council. Some additional resurfacing work has been funded from the County Council’s highways improvement budget.
Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Technical Services, Councillor Ray Quant MBE, commented, “These are high quality improvements carried out by local contractors on behalf of Ceredigion County Council which will benefit the local community. Highways officers have also developed proposals for further walking and cycling provision between Bow Street and IBERS and Penrhyn-coch to help link these communities and connect with the new Rail Station and Transport Interchange in Bow Street. Negotiations will continue with Aberystwyth University regarding land and officers will develop further grant applications in order to implement these proposals which will help the well-being of our residents and future generations.”
The Council has also secured an additional £300,000 from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund grant which has funded the C1010 highways improvement near the junction with the A4159 at IBERS in Plas Gogerddan. Land was secured from Aberystwyth University to widen the road and provide a new section of two metre wide footway.
The IBERS C1010 road widening improvement with Councillor Ray Quant MBE and Councillor Dai Mason.
Councillor Dai Mason in Penrhyn-coch showing the new footway link between the Post Office and the School.