These are the latest schemes accepted for Regeneration Area funding by the Welsh Government.
* Coed Aber
£375,000 over three years for a major tree-planting scheme on the approach road to Aberystwyth between Parc y Llyn and the town. £75,000 of this is match funding from Ceredigion Council. The first 125 trees are due to be planted by the end of March.
* Terrace Road Cultural Asset
£50,000 for a feasibility study into revamping the block of buildings including Ceredigion Museum, the Tourist Information Centre and Ty Lisburne. The inside of the museum on the first floor is impressive but the street entrance is so anonymous that many people don’t know it exists. The arcade on the Bath Street side, which should provide a fitting entrance, is closed off. The study will look at the possibilities of transforming the whole block, including utilising unused rooms. £10,000 is match funding from the County Council.
* Bridge Street Town Improvement Grants
A Town Improvement Grant will be offered in Bridge Street allowing independent retailer’s to bring forward small scale improvements to their properties. This will add conservation value and attractiveness to this part of the town. Owners will be able to apply for 50% of the total eligible costs up to £15,000.
* Promenade Enhancement
£20,000 has been allocated to upgrade the raised flower beds on both the North and South Promenade ready for the 2013 summer season.
* The Bandstand
The bandstand is a key feature on the promenade and has the potential to contribute much more to the vibrancy of the Prom and seafront area. Following consultation and planning for the site, a new two storey building is proposed, housing a cafe on the first floor and community/entertainment space on the ground floor. Funding of £130,000 has been approved to investigate structural issues and other preparatory works. A further £918,750 has been approved in principle for the capital construction.
Unfortunately a scheme to install electric car charging points was rejected by the Board.
Previous schemes approved can be seen here