The political opponents of the One Wales Government here in Ceredigion are always placing the blame for their financial woes on the funding received from Cardiff. The Assembly settlement from London is inadequate and the local government settlement from Cardiff is the best available in a tight fiscal environment.
However, they should be reminded that the 2009/10 Transport Grant Settlement announced by the Minister for Economy and Transport (Ieuan Wyn Jones AM, Plaid Cymru) announced on Thursday, 12 March 2008 contained grants of more than £95million to improve roads, develop sustainable transport and encourage walking and cycling across Wales. The grants for Ceredigion are:-This is good news for Ceredigion. There are further projects as well bringing in capital investment to the county as the new stone mountain in Aberaeron testifies. Lets hear you say well done WAG.