We have been very fortunate to have received £50,000 from the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme for 2018/19 (funded by Welsh Government and administered by the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action) to undertake improvements in and around Pen Dinas Hillfort in Aberystwyth.
The grant will be used to help greater access to a site of historical importance (Pen Dinas Hillfort, Local Nature Reserve and Scheduled Ancient Monument) and provide improved links to the Ystwyth/Rheidol Cycle Trails, the Ceredigion and All Wales Coast Path and other local amenities and attractions. Improving the path width and surface will increase access to a wider cross section of residents and visitors and target current barriers to the countryside.
As part of the project we will be looking to engage with local residents in order to involve them in the works being undertaken; this might be volunteering time to help with practical works or by providing ideas on how the site could be further improved; for further information on the project or on how you might get involved please email Countryside@ceredigion.gov.uk or call 01545 570881 and ask to speak to a member of the team.
Scheme to install a boardwalk, improving accessibility alongside the River Teifi in Cenarth
Ceredigion County Council is pleased to announce that it's been successful in obtaining a £125k grant from the Welsh Governments Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing fund in order to install a purpose-built boardwalk along the River Teifi in Cenarth.
The scheme is match funded through the Council’s capital programme and will take approximately three years to complete, with the hope of starting the project at the end of summer this year.
Improving the path width and surface will increase access to a wider cross-section of residents and visitors and is a testament to the Council’s commitment in targeting the removal of barriers to accessing the countryside and applying the least restrictive access principles.
Local volunteers will be instrumental to the success of the project both in the initial construction process and in helping to maintain the boardwalk for the enjoyment of future generations.
Corporate Lead Officer for Economy and Regeneration is Russell Hughes-Pickering He said, “This is excellent news for the residents of Cenarth and the surrounding area. It's an ambitious project, one which will provide an additional resource for residents and visitors to the area, bringing with it health, active travel and economic benefits.”
For further information on the project or on how you could get involved, please contact the Public Rights of Way team by emailing Countryside@ceredigion.gov.uk or call 01545 570881 and ask to speak to a member of the team.