CARDIGAN’S business community has been praised for its resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Town mayor Cllr Clive Davies said he realised how tough it was for many at the moment but that local businesses had shown their faith in the long-term future of the town centre and were adapting to the ever-changing situation.

“There has been around 12 new business opened in the town in the past year and that’s good news considering the situation, “ said Cllr Davies at February’s meeting of the town council.

“In January, two new businesses opened and there are two more about to open once the lockdown is over. It’s great that this is happening in Cardigan and that the local community is getting behind them.

“Many town businesses have now gone online, developed new web sites and are offering click and collect service or have changed their way of working. Sixty shops took part in the recent ‘buy local’ campaign.

“With many of the bigger chains closing, the local shops offer something unique and a personal service that people will appreciate.

“Hopefully, this will be good for the town and the long-term economic prospects for the area once the pandemic is over.”