News and Announcements
Budget 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021
The Town Council is currently deciding on the budget for the next financial year and would like to hear from you what your priorities would be?
For example, the Town Council's budget currently pays for:
- Provision and maintenance of three playing fields: Penparcau, Plas Crug and the Castle
- Provision and maintenance of the skate park, Parc Kronberg
- Provision and maintenance of North Road Park
- Provision and management of the allotments in Caeffynnon (but also currently negotiating with the University for growing plots on the former Plascrug bowling green)
- Provision of summer flower tubs and borders
- Tree planting
- Daffodil bulb planting (15,000 in 2018 and another 15,000 in 2019)
- Provision and maintenance of a proportion of bus shelters
- Provision and maintenance of a proportion of benches
- Maintenance of finger posts (recently adopted from the County Council)
- Provision of £20,000 worth of grants to the community
- Provision of Christmas lights, and Christmas trees in Glyndwr Square, Penparcau and Trefechan
- Events such as: the summer entertainment programme in the Bandstand; contributions to partners to deliver events eg Menter Aberystwyth to organise the Christmas Switch On and Aber Firsts and the Royal British Legion to organise Remembrance Sunday; other key events such as the Eisteddfod and Cyclefest; civic ceremonies such as Mayor Making
- Two members of staff – Clerk (full time) and Deputy Clerk (part time)
Aberystwyth has been shortlisted for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2019, the Ramblers’ annual award celebrating those neighbourhoods which are designed to encourage walking.
Would you like to see Aberystwyth crowned the winner? Voting is open to the public until 30th June, so cast your vote today at www.ramblers.org.uk/vote.
We support the Community Health Council, who work to improve clinical services. Please send them any feedback about your experiences of local health provision.
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