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Councillors welcome town centre marketing

councillorsFISHGUARD and Goodwick County Councillors Pat Davies, Myles Pepper and Gwilym Price are delighted by the announcement that Pembrokeshire County Council is putting the former Junior School site, a prime town centre site, on the market.

Collectively the three councillors agree that: “Despite the fact that the local economy continues to face challenging times, there is a welcome feeling of buoyancy in Fishguard with new businesses opening or relocating and this latest happening is a further welcome boost of confidence . We are one of the six main town centres in the county and when this development opportunity is realised it can do nothing but reinstate and strengthen Fishguard’s strategic position”. The council is seeking offers for the former Fishguard Junior School, which has now been added to by including the town’s former library and the former Ship and Anchor public house.

Councillors Pat Davies and Myles Pepper were immediately active in requesting the County Council to secure the purchase of the Ship and Anchor when it was put up for sale some 12 months ago, as its footprint is a crucial piece of the jigsaw in terms of best facilitating the proposed oneway gyratory system.

Prospective buyers are being told that the County Council is looking to see the development of a 1,500 sq metre supermarket selling primarily food and drink.

Adverts detailing the sale of the 2.78 hectare site will go on display next week.

The former Fishguard Junior School closed two years ago after the Victorian building was deemed unsuitable for modern day schooling. Its pupil and those of the town’s former Infants School – moved into the brand new £6m Ysgol Glannau Gwaun, which opened in September 2011.