A PETITION against plans to build Cardigan's new hospital at the controversial Bath-house site was started today.

Plaid Cymru members of the town council, led by mayor Cllr Melfydd George, launched their campaign at the present hospital.

"It is time to do something. Everyone I meet in the town is against the Bath-house site for the new hospital and we have to make sure the voice of the town is heard," said Cllr George.

"Perhaps we should have done this some time ago, we have to make the health trust listen to the people of the town," he added.

A meeting set up for Friday with representatives of the Ceredigion NHS Trust and town councillors to discuss the project was postponed by the Trust and a new date has yet to be arranged.

"Whether we have a meeting or not we will be showing the Trust there is very strong feeling in the town and I am sure there will be wide general support for this petition," said Cllr George.

Copies of the petition form are available at shops and businesses throughout the town.