LLANDYSUL is one of six towns in Mid Wales that could be in line to benefit from regeneration investment.

The Growing Mid Wales Partnership is on the hunt for organisations with good ideas and the ability to implement those ideas in Llandysul, Lampeter, Tregaron, Llandrindod Wells, Brecon and Newtown.

The towns have been selected to be regeneration zones that could potentially benefit from up to £7m of Welsh Government funding.

To win the funding, the Partnership need to identify the best potential regeneration projects that can be bought forward by private, voluntary or public sector organisations.

Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn, chair of the Growing Mid Wales Partnership and Ceredigion County Council leader, said: “Our hope is that strong, prominent regeneration project proposals will be presented by a range of organisations to ensure this funding is awarded to Mid Wales.”

The clock is now ticking for ideas to be submitted, after a call for ideas was published on Sell To Wales on March 9. Outline proposals need to be sent to the Partnership by 13 April 2018 to stand a chance of being considered for development and subsequent submission to Welsh Government as funding applications.

Cllr Gareth Lloyd said: “This is a great chance for the region to boost the economy of some of our market towns which have really struggled in recent years and bring some vitality back into their centres.

“We want to see prosperity spread across the region, but need to work in partnership with those organisations with the best ideas, opportunities and skills to make a real difference.

“I also believe that having the ‘regeneration zone’ status will help these six towns attract other investment benefits over the coming years.”

Full information can be gained from the Sell To Wales website www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=MAR242390 or through emailing the Partnership’s secretariat Mike Shaw on Mike.shaw@ceredigion.gov.uk.