CARDIGAN is the only town in Wales using such an advanced level of technology, town councillors have been told.

They have voted unanimously to bankroll the Cardigan wi-fi system – which provides information on footfall, tourist information and town events - for at least another year.

“Cardigan is the only town in Wales that uses that level of technology,” Cllr Clive Davies – who introduced the system - told colleagues.

Town clerk Eleri Maskell revealed renewal of the agreement would cost £2,100 annually, including VAT.

Cllr Graham Evans said anything which supported town businesses was ‘of great importance’.

“Most businesses support this as I do fully,” he added. “To have people like Clive encouraging a technical revolution is very important.”

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Davies said digital technology was one of the themes in the Transforming Towns agenda for the next five years of the Welsh parliament and featured in a number of the funding avenues starting to appear.

“I’m obviously very pleased with the town council’s support in allowing the scheme to continue,” he told the Tivy-Side.

“The idea was born back in 2016 from a pilot project called Rhwyd Teifi , providing basic free wi-fi in a small area of Cardigan , piloted by 4CG, the local social enterprise.

“From there it developed into a town centre scheme via the Town Centre Partnership.

“The system and activity in Cardigan is now being seen as a blueprint to follow by other towns in Wales.”