THE alcohol-free zones in three parts of Ceredigion will continue for another three years.

Ceredigion County Council has had a Public Space Protection Order in place since 2017 enforcing alcohol-free zones in Cardigan, Lampeter and Aberystwyth.

The orders have been in place to reduce alcohol-related crime and make Ceredigion a safer place to live, work and visit.

This order – which makes it an offence to consume alcohol or refuse to hand over alcohol to a police officer or authorised officer in the designated areas – was due to expire on October 19. 2023.

It has now been extended for a further three years and is due to expire on October 19. 2026.

Cardigan areas under order

Pont-Y-Cleifion up to the roundabout (including the Telephone Exchange and Ambulance Station); Finch’s Square up to junction with Williams Terrace; Cardigan & District Hospital and buildings; Prince Charles Quay from Priory Bridge to Cambrian Quay; Cambrian Quay up to slipway at Netpool; Netpool Road; Netpool; netpool Recreation Ground, skate park, changing rooms, cemetery shelters and car parks up to Greenfield Row; Maes Radley playing field; Greenfield Row.

Also Greenfield Square; Bath-House Road up to Fire Station; Feidrfair including public conveniences; North Road; Aberystwyth Road from point adjoining North Road up to junction with Greenland Meadows; Pendre; Cardigan County Secondary School, fields and dingle area up to Swyn-y-Nant and to point adjoining North Road; Coleg Ceredigion; Leisure Centre; Victoria Gardens including bandstand and toilet area and war memorial; King George’s Field including football ground, rugby ground, tennis courts, bowling green, playground and shelter; Gwbert Road from Victoria Gardens to point of access to school grounds between Bronant and Pant yr Haul; Park Avenue.

Alongside Greenland Meadows from junction with Park Avenue to junction with Aberystwyth Road; Napier Gardens up to Maes-yr Haf; Maes-yr Haf from junction with Napier Gardens and North Road; Napier Street; High Street; Williams Terrace; Willams Street; Williams Row; Priory Street; Priory Court; Pwllhai; College Row; Guildhall Square; Queen’s Terrace; Quay Street; Ebens Lane; Lower Mwldan; Middle Mwldan; Upper Mwldan; Carrier’s Lane; Rook Terrace; Bridge Street from junction with The Strand and Cardigan Bridge.

Also included are Grosvenor Hill; The Strand; Morgan Street; St Mary Street; Chancery Lane; Market Lane, Albion Terrace; High Street Arcade; Church Street; Riverside car park; Fairfield and swimming pool car park; Cardigan County Primary Infants School, public areas/buildings; Theatre Mwldan car park and toilets; Gloster (Gloucester Row car park); St Mary’s Church and churchyard; Area to rear of St Mary’s Church; Old St Mary’s School grounds (off Pont-y-Cleifion); Area near council depot and Ambulance Station (off Pont-y-Cleifion); rear/side access of swimming pool.

Lampeter areas under order

College Street (A482) from Harford Square to junction with North Road and Bryn Road; Harford Square; Bridge Street (A492) from Harford Square to No. 48 adjacent to lane adjoining New Street; Bryn Road from junction with Church Road to roundabout adjoining North Road and College Road; Church Street up to St Peter’s Church; High Street (A475) from Harford Square to junction with Temple Terrace and Church Street; Market Street; Cambrian Road/car parks adjoining Bryn Road; Parc Yr Orsedd War Memorial and amenity area on corner of Bryn Road and North Road; supermarket car park off Market Street and Bryn Road; Temple Terrace car park (now known as Parc St Germain-Sur-Moine); part of Temple Terrace up to junction with Peterwell Terrace; St Thomas Street including land adjacent to electricity substation; The Common car park and paved seating area adjacent to Victoria Terrace; St Peter’s Church grounds.

Public Space Protection Orders are made under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Failure to comply with the requests will count as a breach of the order and could lead to the individual being arrested and fined up to £500.