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Introduction to Ceredigion County Council

Ceredigion County Council is a unitary authority created in 1996 as a result of local government re-organisation. It covers an area of 180,500 hectares (696 square miles) and has a population of 78,000.

UK Map - Ceredigion

It has responsibility for environmental health, housing, planning, highways, schools, libraries, recreational facilities, social services, local taxation and benefits, tourism and economic development, amongst other items.

Ceredigion has adopted the Cabinet system of administration, which is led by the Council's Leader and supported by 7 Cabinet Members. The Cabinet normally meets at the Council's offices in Aberaeron on a fortnightly basis, and carries out the Executive functions for the Authority. The Council has a total of 42 elected Members.

Those members that are not members of the Cabinet sit on various Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

The Council's structure comprises a Chief Executive and five Directors and is divided into departments as follows:

  • Chief Executive
  • Education and Community Services
  • Environmental Services and Housing
  • Finance
  • Highways, Properties and Works
  • Social Services

For further information on aspects of the Council, please see the related links.