THE controversial pedestrianised zone in Cardigan will continue in place until at least November 1 – though Ceredigion Council is to relax restrictions on a Sunday.

In August, temporary traffic orders were introduced so that safe zones for four Ceredigion towns – Cardigan, New Quay, Aberaeron and Aberystwyth - could remain for up to 18 months subject to regular reviews so minor adjustments can be made.

A council spokesperson said: “In line with the evidence collected on the use of the towns, Ceredigion County Council feel the need to keep the safe zones in place for the time being. Aberaeron and New Quay will continue as they are.

“In Cardigan, the closures will change to 11am until 4:30pm Monday to Saturday. The safe zones will not be in place on a Sunday in Cardigan. These adjustments will come into force on Sunday morning (October 4).

“In Aberystwyth, additional parking has been implemented for the disabled and blue badge holders in Chalybeate Street close to the Care Society Mobility Centre.

“Further enhancements to provide better access for the disabled and blue badge holders will also continue to be explored.

“Safe zones were introduced in Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan and New Quay on July 13 to create safe and spacious areas for the public to visit and provide the confidence that social distancing can be maintained in these areas.

“Safe zones will be in place until at least November 1, 2020 and reviewed fortnightly in line with the infection rate and available evidence.”