Ceredigion donates land for allotments

Ceredigions Council’s Cabinet today agreed to lease land to Aberystwyth Town Council to create new allotments. The agreement follows long-running requests for the council to find land to reduce the current five-year waiting list for vegetable plots.

It is estimated that the area, which is next to the current allotments in Penparcau, could accommodate around to eight new plots. The Council had also received a request from the adjoining caravan park to provide an amenity area for park customers but the owner was apparently only prepared to pay a nominal sum so the request was rejected in favour of the Town Council.

The terms of the lease have yet to be agreed. The Town Council will first have to fund the laying out and fencing of the allotments together with supplying water.