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Aberystwyth prom shelter 'will be rebuilt'

The shelter collapased in the recent storms. Credit: PA

The Bath Rock Shelter on Aberystwyth Promenade will be rebuilt using as much of the original timber as possible says Ceredigion Council.

A meeting on Monday between the council and Wales' historical monuments body CADW decided the work would use as much of the original timber as possible.

The work will start when the sea wall has been strengthened and the weather improves which could be before the end of May.

Talks held on future of Aberystwyth's seafront shelter

The shelter was battered by waves in last month's storms. Credit: PA

The future of Aberystwyth's iconic seafront shelter that was damaged in January's storms will be discussed later today at a meeting involving Cadw and Ceredigion County Council.

The grade II-listed shelter on the promenade was badly damaged and close to collapse after being batter by the waves. Work has already started to remove the shelter.

It is estimated that the cost of the repairs to the shelter and the town's promenade could be in excess of £1m.


Council statement after Newgale bus passenger rescue

Pembrokeshire County Council says it is helping police with their investigation after ten bus passengers were rescued on Saturday night.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s own enquiries confirmed the road was in the process of being closed and that signage was being erected at Pen-y-Cwm, north of Newgale. However, the Council operatives at Pen-y-Cwm were already directing traffic to use an alternative safe route avoiding the Newgale road. The bus driver was informed of the situation at Newgale and that the alternative route should be followed. However the driver chose to continue his journey along the main road.

A Council operative followed the bus in his own car equipped with a flashing orange beacon on the roof. He was also flashing his headlights in an attempt the stop the bus but was unsuccessful. A member of the public on the bridge at the bottom Pen-y-Cwm Hill also tried to flag the bus down with a torch but he too was unsuccessful. The Council has provided information to the police in relation to their investigation into the incident.

– Pembrokeshire County Council

In pictures: recovery vehicles rescue bus hit by wave

Recovery vehicles remove the bus from the water Credit: Wales News Service

Heavy machinery has removed the bus from water at Newgale, Pembrokeshire.

Ten people were rescued on Saturday night after a large wave swept the vehicle into the water.

Broken glass and rubble are clearly visible inside the bus Credit: Athena Picture Agency

Aberystwyth University urges evacuated students not to return to seafront residences until Monday

Aberystwyth University says no student rooms in its residences on the town's seafront were damaged by last night's waves.

The university is still warning students living in temporary accommodation or who have travelled away not to return until Monday afternoon.

Spokesperson Rebecca Davies said the university would review the situation on Monday morning.


Natural Resources Wales tells coastal communities to 'remain vigilant'

Flood warnings for the whole of the Wales coast will remain in place throughout Saturday, Natural Resources Wales says.

Strong south westerly winds forecast for the rest of the day could combine with tonight's high tide and cause flooding.

People are also warned to stay clear of promenades and sea fronts.

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Waves crash onto Aberystwyth promenade

The Welsh town of Aberystwyth saw some large waves at high tide this morning, but was spared the dramatic scenes of the last few months when sand and pebbles spilled over the promenade and pelted the waterfront homes.

Large waves crash against Aberystwyth promenade Credit: ITV News
High tide in Aberystwyth this morning Credit: ITV News
Aberystwyth seafront Credit: ITV News
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