St Davids and Fishguard in bid for UK City of Culture
St Davids has registered is intent to bid for the UK City of Culture in 2021. The bid will include the old “hundred” of Dewisland plus Fishguard and Roach. There are now 11 cities in the process and St Davids is currently 4th favourite to win! If successful there will be enormous boost to the local economy plus funding of £3m from the national lottery.
Boost to Fishguard library opening hours
Fishguard Library is set to re-open on Fridays from April 1st – thanks to Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council agreeing to fund the additional hours. Since April 2015, the library has closed on Fridays as a result of the ongoing financial pressures faced by Pembrokeshire County Council. But following negotiations between the two authorities, the Town Council’s Finance Committee has agreed to cover the cost to enable the library to re-open six days a week. It follows a meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday (10th January) at which councillors approved the finance committee’s proposal to fund opening hours on Fridays for an initial period of 12 months. Cllr Elwyn Morse, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: “I’m delighted that the agreement has been reached with Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council, and we are very appreciative of their commitment to the library.
“Fishguard Library is a very well-used resource and I’m sure the return to full opening hours will prove popular with the local community. The library also houses the magnificent Last Invasion Tapestry and there is no doubt that this investment will also be a boost to tourism in the local area.”
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Wi-Fi in Fishguard and Goodwick
Free public WiFi is up and running in Lower Town, West St car park, Ocean Lab, Beeches Diner and the Seafront Garage in Goodwick.
If you go down to the Parrog car park, for example, you can connect to the Fishguard and Goodwick Town Wi-Fi. The first time you connect, open a bowser and you will be asked to enter your email address and your name, click the box to accept conditions etc and optionally to receive information and the your are connected. Then Surf the internet on beach!
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