Thursday 26th March
The Morlan, Queens Road, Aberystwyth
Three council officers (Huw Williams, Bob Jacques and Garfield Williams) will give a presentation, followed by questions and discussion. Click image above for more details.
Update 29 March 2009
The event was good, but unfortunately Ceredigion County Council's attitude wasn't. Whenever they were asked questions or suggestions were made they resorted to the same typical bureaucrat's defences, i.e.
- flanneling the issue;
- passing the buck (e.g. to Welsh Assembly Government);
- claiming they had no money;
- claiming a suggestion would be 'unpopular';
- or saying they would only do something when legislation forced them to.
So the answer to 'How Green is Ceredigion County Council?' is 'not at all green' because they do not have a green mindset. They give planning permission to build on greenfield sites; allow ribboning of development; allow developers to build on floodplains and recreational ground; allow huge building monstrosities such as their new skyline-dominating building in Aberystwyth; they allow luxury housing developments where a house costs £300K+; they support the ridiculous idea of demolishing some of the Aberystwyth town centre for a chainstore to move in; they campaign for a destructive and short-sighted Llanbadarn bypass, thereby sending out a message of support for car-use and pollution, and a message that says SSSI's are not important; they don't prioritise green issues; in recent road developments they had a perfect opportunity to incorporate a cycle lane but chose not to do so... We could go on but Sundays should be for relaxing, not ranting! So please have a great Sunday, and many thanks for being a CIN supporter!