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Blaze Hotel due to have partial demolition

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A LOCAL hotel which was gutted during a fire in july last year, killing one person is set to be potentially demolished this month.

The Ty Belgrave House Hotel on Marine Terrace which suffered an early morning fire on 25 July, had been cordoned off from the public ever since.

The planned demolition will start on February 18 and will see a roadblock in place expected to last until 15 March, which will allow the planned work to take place without compromising public safety.

A spokesperson for Ceredigion Council has said “The Council has received a request to close the road in connection with demolition works.

“The request was for a closure between the Belgrave Hotel and the Belle Vue Hotel only.”

Adding “The road closure application is to facilitate partial demolition and removal of structural elements of the affected of the affected roof structure, together with removal of debris from within the building, and to reassess the integrity of the remaining party wall between Belgrave and the Belle Vue.”

The blaze saw the rescue of nine adults and three children. One man – Juozas Tunaitis, a Lithuanian national was killed after he became trapped in the blaze. Tunaitis was a contractor at Aberystwyth University as a fire safety officer, his body was recover almost a month after the blaze.

The Hotel required reinforcement to allow for a full investigation to take place.

31 year old Damion Harris, of Llwyn Onn, Pwllhobi will stand trial in March for murder, causing grievous bodily harm, arson with intent to endanger life and a lesser, alternative charge of arson.

Harris has pleaded not guilty to all charges, the trial will start on 4 March.

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New Quay RNLI lifeboat crew trains with lifeguards

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NEW QUAY lifeboat station hosted a special training evening with the lifeboat crew and Ceredigion’s RNLI lifeguards last week.

Pete Yates, one of New Quay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat helms, worked closely with Ceredigion lifeguard supervisor, Tirion Dowsett, to plan scenarios for the teams to practice working together in casualty care situations.

A large scale scenario included four casualties to be dealt with by the inshore lifeboat crew and two lifeguard teams on a nearby beach, whilst a third lifeguard team and lifeboat crew members dealt with a separate scenario at the lifeboat station.

Pete said: “It was a great evening of training. We had 9 lifeguards and 13 lifeboat crew in attendance.

“The main scenario included casualties suffering from hypothermia and propeller injuries. A second scenario involved a mechanic suffering head injuries in the forepeak of the all-weather lifeboat and requiring extraction on a stretcher.

“On completion of these scenarios we all gathered back at the station where one of our senior crew members sprung a great act at being a diabetic having a hypo, and being suitably angry and aggressive.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, added: “It was great for our lifeboat crew members to work with the lifeguards as it builds a deeper understanding of each other’s roles and encourages teamwork between us. This is of great benefit when dealing with real life casualty care situations.”

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Coastguard rescues dog stuck on cliffs

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LAST TUESDAY (Aug 27), New Quay RNLI’s inshore D-class lifeboat, Audrey LJ, was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to assist the Coastguard with a dog stuck on the cliffs near New Quay.

The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 1.50pm with four crew members on board and made their way south down the coast.

Brett Stones, New Quay RNLI’s helm said: “We located the dog on the cliffs by Castell Bach, near Cwmtydu. We stood by while the Coastguard team caught the animal. The dog was unharmed and safe with the Coastguard so we were stood down.

“However, while returning to station we were then tasked to a small vessel with engine failure. We towed the stricken boat with three people on board back to New Quay. We rehoused the inshore lifeboat and it was ready for service by 2.40pm.”

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New maintenance Lorries cut carbon emissions

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The Ground Maintenance Team has purchased three new lorries to support ground maintenance services in Ceredigion.

The new lorries will move Ceredigion County Council’s Ground Maintenance Service’s equipment to and from the grounds that they look after. The lorries will also take cut grass away for composting. This provides the most efficient way of maintaining the areas that the team is responsible for.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards is the Cabinet member responsible for Highways and Environmental Services together with Housing. He said: “The new vehicles replace ones which had provided excellent service for almost 20 years. They are fitted with Euro 6 engines which are considerably more efficient and better for the environment.”

The Grounds Maintenance Team is also incrementally introducing electric-powered mowers, blowers, hedge cutters and strimmers into its fleet. This equipment is better for the environment, is easier to use and causes less noise and vibration.

The new lorries support Ceredigion County Council’s commitment to be a net-zero carbon council by 2030.

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