05/12/2011

Aberystwyth Prom Consultation


An exhibition of suggested physical improvement projects to Aberystwyth Promenade, using Welsh government Regeneration Area funding, will be on display at the Bandstand on Tuesday 6th December from 11am - 8pm. This will include ideas for a new bandstand.

Ceredigion Council and Welsh Government reps will be there to discuss the initial proposals.

The exhibition will also be at Morrisons supermarket, Parc y Llyn on 10th and 11th December and then in the window of 53-55 Terrace Road (previously Boots). Comments can be sent to aberystwythregeneration@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Update: The consultation can now be seen here

10 comments:

  1. They weren't open to any discussion - the reps were very defensive and quite obstructive and didn't even have identification name badges on. Quite an unprofessional bunch who have given me no faith in their warped vision of what 'people' want.

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  2. I filled in the comment form. Suggested that an enlarged bandstand would make a good Day Centre for the elderly. With the right sort of windows, they could watch the tide come in and out and see youngsters playing on the sand. Better views than from the basement of the Town Hall.
    Wrong priorities. Pensioners before street art!

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  3. Anonymous - surprised to hear this. I found them open to ideas. I'm intrigued to know that they were defensive about.

    Ceredigion doesn't consult anywhere near enough so it's important that we respond when they do.

    For anyone wanting to send in more comments than could fit on the form given out at the event, you can e-mail: aberystwythregeneration@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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  4. Is any of the information available online or does everybody have to physically go to town/a venue to view the proposals?

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  5. Good question and one I asked myself. The answer seems to be no, at the moment. However I asked them to e-mail me details and, when/if I receive them, will make them available to anyone else interested.

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  6. I asked about the when I was there too, and they didn't know. Now in Morrisons, couple of bits fallen off and no one around. Quite sad really, makes you wonder if they are going to do more public consultation, it's bad really. Feels like an after thought. I agree with the first person to comment, it didn't exactly feel like anyone was open to suggestions, but will be good to see what people suggested when the next round of consultation happens. I liked the bit where they used Blackpool as an example, LOL!

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  7. OK. I've been sent the full Prom Strategy now. I can e-mail it(6Mb) to anyone wanting a deeper look. E-mail me at alunw@ceredigion.gov.uk

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  8. Consultation panels are available to view here:
    http://wales.gov.uk/docs/desh/publications/111209regenaberpromdesignsen.pdf

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  9. Thanks. Post now updated.

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  10. Dear Alun. The bandstand and the paddling pool are integral to the identity and charm of Aber and the alternatives, at least to the former, look like glorified dustbins. When will we learn to preserve what we have, in particular the eclectic landmarks that keep people coming back to the town? Next it will be the uprooting of the pier and the Cliff Railway. I'm sure you've visited Rhyl recently, and witnessed the dangers of "regeneration". With respect. Anon.

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