Tonight a CIN member attended the Cadw Calon Aberystwyth meeting at MG's on Chalybeate Street in Aberystwyth. It was packed! The group is campaigning for sensitive development, not the destruction of the heart of Aberystwyth with Compulsory Purchase Orders evicting people from homes and livelihoods. We covered this issue recently, and were featured in the Western Mail (p14, Mon 23 March 09 - you can read the online version here or see the image below). Obviously CIN fully support the group.
It was good to see so many different groups of people coming together with a united vision, pooling ideas and sharing responsibilities. That grassroots model can be really effective for many campaigning issues, so let's hope it is successful here. When you are campaigning against decisions and plans by powerful groups such as Welsh Assembly Government, Ceredigion County Council and land developers it takes this kind of united front to succeed.
The group's next meeting is on Friday 17th April in MG's, and they have a blog at http://cadwcalon.wordpress.com/.
9 April 2009: Coverage from the Cambrian News below.