Meals on Wheels to continue for most

Only 18 out of 130 elderly people in North Ceredigion receiving Meals on Wheels have been assessed as capable of managing the Council's controversial new frozen meals service.

That shock finding has demonstrated just how mistaken the whole idea of abandoning the popular Meals on Wheels service was in the first place.

After a heated debate when the issue was discussed by the full Council last year, the opposition Plaid Cymru group of councillors, along with sympathetic others from the ruling Lib Dem/Independent group, succeeded in forcing a compromise that those not capable of storing and cooking the frozen foods would be allowed to continue with their daily delivery of hot Meals on Wheels. That will now be the case for the vast majority.


Bowling Green Plans

Aberystwyth Town Council recently held a consultation meeting with residents living around North Road Bowling Club to decide how they would like spare land on the site used. The Bowling Club have decided not to continue with a second green on the site and to allow it to be leased to the Town Council who are hoping to find a sympathetic use.

The majority of people at the meeting wanted the land to be mainly used as a simple grassy play area for children. However other ideas, like the Celtic maze proposed by councillor Aled Davies, and the placing of sculptures around the site also had support. It was recognised that these ideas weren't mutually exclusive so the Town Council agreed to draw up plans incorporating options for all of them and to bring them back to a future meeting.