Letter to the Editor: Over the summer I thought it was an amazing thing for Ceredigion County Council to employ somebody to be a street pirate in both New Quay and Aberaeron. I do believe the council employed the actor from April to the end of October.

I, like many others, believed that this innovation brought a positive air in particular to New Quay, and the actor has been deeply missed.

Will he return in 2023? I spoke to a couple and their children in New Quay recently, who were disappointed that the pirate called James wasn’t there. I said he had sailed away in search of new bounty.

John Lawrence,

New Quay