Acknowledgement for creativity of River Teifi mural

Acknowledgement for creativity of River Teifi mural

17/06/2019

On Wednesday 12 June, Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) was given acknowledgement by representatives from Ceredigion County Council for the creativity of a large graffiti mural along the river Teifi in Cardigan, created by CYS, along with 17 young people aged between 11-25 and graffiti artist, Lloyd the Graffiti.


Art therapy improves residents well-being in Bryntirion residential home

Art therapy improves residents well-being in Bryntirion residential home

14/06/2019

Bryntirion Residential Home in Tregaron offers one to one therapy weekly sessions for residents to improve their well-being and confidence. The sessions are funded by the Margaret & Alick Potter Trust which provides grants to support people living in Ceredigion who have a diagnosis of dementia as well as their families and carers.


Opportunity to share your memories for the new Exhibition ‘Because it’s There'

Opportunity to share your memories for the new Exhibition ‘Because it’s There'

14/06/2019

On Saturday 20 July, Ceredigion Museum will be welcoming visitors through its doors to the Year of Discovery 2019 exhibition to celebrate the story of human endeavours, with objects selected from the museum collection.


Estyn praises excellent innovative and vibrant educational experiences at Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron

Estyn praises excellent innovative and vibrant educational experiences at Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron

14/06/2019

Following a recent Estyn inspection, Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron is praised for the enriching educational experiences they provide.


New E-bike charging stations and cycle shelters installed in Aberystwyth

New E-bike charging stations and cycle shelters installed in Aberystwyth

13/06/2019

11 new E-bike charging stations have been recently installed at various sites in Aberystwyth by Ceredigion County Council following receipt of an Active Travel Fund grant from the Welsh Government. These charging stations are free of charge to all and are the first to be installed by a local authority in Wales.


Ambitious new Carbon Management Plan in Ceredigion

Ambitious new Carbon Management Plan in Ceredigion

12/06/2019

An ambitious new Carbon Management Plan is targeting a 15% reduction in emissions by 2023. The plan to reduce Ceredigion County Council emissions was approved by the council’s Cabinet on 11 June 2019.


Food and drink areas to be trialled on the Prom this summer

Food and drink areas to be trialled on the Prom this summer

12/06/2019

Food and drink businesses will be among those who can apply to have a place on the Aberystwyth Promenade this summer. The council’s Cabinet approved proposals to tender out parts of the promenade and beach for a trial period during the summer of 2019.


Cabinet approves Annual Welsh Language Standards Report

Cabinet approves Annual Welsh Language Standards Report

11/06/2019

The publication of a Language Strategy and the appointment of the Working Welsh Tutor were among the main achievements in 2018-2019 according to a report approved at a Cabinet meeting on 11 June.


‘Excellent’ first Estyn report for Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn

‘Excellent’ first Estyn report for Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn

10/06/2019

Teaching, leadership and standards have been described as ‘Excellent’ in Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn’s first Estyn report.


New cycle and walking path completed between Bow Street and IBERS

New cycle and walking path completed between Bow Street and IBERS

07/06/2019

A new shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians between Bow Street and IBERS at Plas Gogerddan has been completed. The path was officially launched on 6 June 2019.


New plan to improve Ceredigion paths

New plan to improve Ceredigion paths

06/06/2019

A new plan has been approved to improve footpaths and bridleways in Ceredigion. The Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) was approved in a Cabinet meeting on 4 June 2019.


New ‘Celtic Routes’ tourism project takes shape

New ‘Celtic Routes’ tourism project takes shape

06/06/2019

Over forty businesses and organisations from across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire came together recently to find out how they can be a part of a new and exciting tourism project called ‘Celtic Routes’.


Retirement after 43 years at Ceredigion Museum

Retirement after 43 years at Ceredigion Museum

05/06/2019

On 28 June, Stuart Evans will be retiring from Ceredigion Museum after 43 years.


Cynnal y Cardi call for community led ideas

Cynnal y Cardi call for community led ideas

04/06/2019

Do you have a community-led idea that could make a real difference to the lives of people living and working in Ceredigion? Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group is asking residents, local groups and organisations to send in their ideas by Monday, 24 June.


Cardigan Emergency Practice Nurse, Jennifer Ladd awarded British Empire Medal

Cardigan Emergency Practice Nurse, Jennifer Ladd awarded British Empire Medal

04/06/2019

Jennifer Ladd – a retired Emergency Nurse Practitioner from Cardigan Hospital’s Minor Injury Unit (MIU) – has been awarded the British Empire Medal. The medal was presented by Miss Sara Edwards, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed on 30 May 2019.


Lloyd Macey perfoms at Theatr Felinfach

Lloyd Macey perfoms at Theatr Felinfach

04/06/2019

On Friday 7 June at 7:30pm, Lloyd Macey, who is known for featuring on the X Factor television show will perform at Theatr Felinfach.


Statutory consultation approved for Aeron Valley Area School proposal

Statutory consultation approved for Aeron Valley Area School proposal

04/06/2019

A consultation will be held on establishing a new area school in the Aeron Valley. The council’s Cabinet approved the consultation on 4 June 2019.


Cered volunteer awards Ceremony

Cered volunteer awards Ceremony

31/05/2019

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion's Volunteer Awards Ceremony was held on 17 May at Theatr Felinfach. The evening publicly recognise the efforts of young people who have been volunteering with Cered over the past year.


Ambitious Ceredigion can lead future agri-food sector

Ambitious Ceredigion can lead future agri-food sector

30/05/2019

A members’ workshop has heard that Ceredigion can be a leader in the agri-food sector in the future. The workshop was held in the Council Chamber on 30 April.


Young People get inspired and donate bench to local community

Young People get inspired and donate bench to local community

30/05/2019

Ceredigion Youth Service recently presented a handcrafted bench to the community of Tregaron, as part of a youth-led community project. The group of young people aged 16-25 are part of ‘Inspire’, the Youth Service’s Outreach programme.


A day in the life of Dilys Megicks,  Manager of Hafan Deg Residential Home

A day in the life of Dilys Megicks, Manager of Hafan Deg Residential Home

29/05/2019

Saturday, 14 February 1981 was my first day of work here, at Hafan Deg. Starting out as an Assistant Matron, I progressed to being Manager (known as Matron at the time) in 1983, and have been the Manager ever since – 38 years on!


Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and the future of Tanybwlch

Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and the future of Tanybwlch

28/05/2019

Climate change and sea level rises will likely bring changes to Tanybwlch beach. Ceredigion residents and visitors are invited to share their local knowledge of the area surrounding the beach with the council’s Conservation Team at a number of events around Aberystwyth this summer.


Views sought on Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024

Views sought on Strategic Equality Plan 2020-2024

24/05/2019

The views of Ceredigion residents are being sought to revise the Strategic Equality Plan for 2020-24. Public services in mid and west Wales are working with Ceredigion County Council to ask residents to give their opinions. The survey is available on the council website and will run until 14 June 2019.


Beulah, Cilcennin and Trewen Primary Schools to close

Beulah, Cilcennin and Trewen Primary Schools to close

24/05/2019

Beulah, Cilcennin and Trewen Primary Schools will close at the end of the school year.


Opportunity to nominate sporting heroes for Ceredigion Sports Awards

Opportunity to nominate sporting heroes for Ceredigion Sports Awards

23/05/2019

On Friday, 5 July 2019, Ceredigion Sports Awards ceremony will be held to recognise and honour people's achievements and outstanding contribution to sport in Ceredigion.


End of year performance by Clwb CICA’r Ffin

End of year performance by Clwb CICA’r Ffin

23/05/2019

On Monday evening, 13 May at Cardigan Castle, a group of children and young people across the south of the county were given an opportunity to perform in an end of year production as members of Clwb CICA’r Ffin, a new Welsh Performing Arts Club in Cardigan and north Pembrokeshire.


Food Centre Wales to hold Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Food Centre Wales to hold Emergency First Aid at Work Course

22/05/2019

Food Centre Wales is holding a one-day first aid training course on 25 June. Open to businesses and the public, the course gives an introduction to an important range of first aid topics.


Music Service restructure to make it sustainable in the future

Music Service restructure to make it sustainable in the future

21/05/2019

The Ceredigion Music Service will be restructured to make it sustainable and to make savings within the Schools Service.


Children in Ceredigion get ready for Aberystwyth Cycle Fest

Children in Ceredigion get ready for Aberystwyth Cycle Fest

20/05/2019

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival will be held from 18 May until 27 May 2019. School children will have the chance to take part in the race from 10am on Saturday morning 25 May.


Free event for Carers to relax and recharge

Free event for Carers to relax and recharge

17/05/2019

As part of Carers week, individuals and organisations come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is. This year, Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit and third sector partners invite you to a Carers Relax and recharge day on Tuesday, 11 June at Rhosygilwen Mansion, Cilgerran.


Councillor Peter Davies MBE elected as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council 2019-2020

Councillor Peter Davies MBE elected as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council 2019-2020

17/05/2019

Councillor Peter Davies MBE was elected as the Chairman of the Council for 2019-2020 in the Annual Meeting held by Ceredigion County Council on Friday 17 May.


Coastal Awards for Ceredigion beaches

Coastal Awards for Ceredigion beaches

15/05/2019

Ceredigion County Council will pick up five Blue Flags at the Wales 2019 Coastal Awards ceremony on Wednesday 15 May 2019


Sheep take centre stage at Ceredigion Museum

Sheep take centre stage at Ceredigion Museum

15/05/2019

On 14 and 28 June, Ceredigion Museum will be screening three films centred on Wales’ most iconic animal, the sheep. Screened alongside the Museum’s current art exhibition simply entitled Sheep, this tryptic of films explore the intricacies of our relationship with these woolly creatures and the communities and lives that we have built around them.


Cered organises ‘Eisteddfod Ddwl’ with Ysgol Bro Teifi

Cered organises ‘Eisteddfod Ddwl’ with Ysgol Bro Teifi

13/05/2019

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion organised ‘Eisteddfod Ddwl’ at Ysgol Bro Teifi together with the school’s language charter for year seven pupils.


Principles of the new music service structure ensuring opportunity and consistency in the future

Principles of the new music service structure ensuring opportunity and consistency in the future

08/05/2019

Principles of the new structure of the Ceredigion Music Service ensure future opportunity and consistency for pupils. This will be one of the messages to be presented at a meeting of the Council's Learning Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 09 May 2019. The Committee will receive a presentation on the new structure of the service and be given the opportunity to discuss and ask questions.


Chairman’s contribution to local charity

Chairman’s contribution to local charity

07/05/2019

As Councillor Hag Harris’ year as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for 2018-2019 draws to a close, the Chairman’s Annual Dinner was held. During the evening, donations were received supporting the charity of the Chair’s choice, which was Lampeter Family Centre.


Ceredigion County Council launches Cozy Caron scheme

Ceredigion County Council launches Cozy Caron scheme

07/05/2019

Two information sessions are to be held in Tregaron and Ponhtrydfendigaid on 13 and 14 May for residents to gain information on the ‘Cozy Caron’ scheme. Cozy Caron is a new scheme to help eligible homes within the area of Tregaron and the surrounding villages to have central heating systems installed.


Helping to make someone’s life a little bit more manageable –  an overview of a Blue Badge Administrator

Helping to make someone’s life a little bit more manageable – an overview of a Blue Badge Administrator

07/05/2019

Sheila Herbert is the Blue Badge Administrator at Ceredigion County Council. She is dedicated to making sure that eligible Ceredigion residents have their parking concessions to help make their lives a little bit more manageable. Reflecting on her work, Sheila gives an overview of her role and key information on the Blue Badge scheme.


 A performance by Athena and Steffan Rhys Hughes at Theatr Felinfach

A performance by Athena and Steffan Rhys Hughes at Theatr Felinfach

02/05/2019

On Saturday 11 May at 7:30 pm, the Athena trio, will perform, alongside Steffan Rhys Hughes, at Theatr Felinfach as part of their Encore Series.


A Day in My Life by Sheila Herbert, Blue Badge Administrator

A Day in My Life by Sheila Herbert, Blue Badge Administrator

01/05/2019

I’ve been in this role for three years and really enjoy the fact that I help towards making someone’s life a little bit more manageable.


Scheme to install a boardwalk, improving accessibility alongside the River Teifi in Cenarth

Scheme to install a boardwalk, improving accessibility alongside the River Teifi in Cenarth

30/04/2019

Ceredigion County Council is pleased to announce that it's been successful in obtaining a £125k grant from the Welsh Governments Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing fund in order to install a purpose-built boardwalk along the River Teifi in Cenarth.


Pedal power session with Ynni Da organised by Cered

Pedal power session with Ynni Da organised by Cered

30/04/2019

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion hosted a special evening with the Llandysul Cubs. Ynni Da visited the Cubs to do a pedal power session through the Welsh language.


Positive Estyn Report for Ysgol Bro Teifi

Positive Estyn Report for Ysgol Bro Teifi

30/04/2019

Following an inspection, Ysgol Bro Teifi has received a commendable report from Estyn. Estyn's report had appraised that Ysgol Bro Teifi was either good or excellent in all of the inspection areas.


Launch of the Ceredigion plastic and packaging reduction scheme

Launch of the Ceredigion plastic and packaging reduction scheme

26/04/2019

On 16 April 2019, the Ceredigion plastic and packaging reduction scheme was launched. The scheme is carried out by Ceredigion County Council’s Conservation and Waste Management Teams, together with the Welsh voluntary environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy.


Important information for Ceredigion residents on the European Parliamentary Elections

Important information for Ceredigion residents on the European Parliamentary Elections

25/04/2019

The European Parliamentary Elections will be held on 23 May 2019. Britain is scheduled to take part.


Carers Garden Party a blooming success

Carers Garden Party a blooming success

25/04/2019

A Carers Garden Party was held on 11 April in Aberystwyth to bring carers of all ages together to take their caring hat off and enjoy with their loved ones.


Community Wardens to tackle rat issues

Community Wardens to tackle rat issues

23/04/2019

Rodents can cause a lot of damage, cost money and cause concern for many. In response to these concerns, the Council has invested in underground camera technology for infestations, where Community Wardens will be able to identify defects in drains and identify potential points of entry where rodents are entering properties from the drains.


Ceredigion Youth Service Awards Night Success

Ceredigion Youth Service Awards Night Success

18/04/2019

On Tuesday, 09 April, over 220 young people and their families, from across Ceredigion joined Ceredigion Youth Service to celebrate their annual Awards Night. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements and successes of all young people who have engaged with Ceredigion Youth Service during the past year.


Success at Youth Work Excellence nominations

Success at Youth Work Excellence nominations

18/04/2019

Ceredigion Youth Service have been successful in being shortlisted for a number of awards at this year’s National Youth Excellence Awards. The awards will take place on Friday, 28 June at Deganwy, Llandudno. Youth Workers from across Wales will gather to celebrate excellent practice in youth work over the last year.


Students help to replace bridges at Parc y Llyn

Students help to replace bridges at Parc y Llyn

17/04/2019

Students of the Countryside Management Course at Aberystwyth University have been constructing two new bridges to replace the old structures at a popular riverside walk in Aberystwyth, near Morrisons.


Generous locals raise over £16k for flood-hit families

Generous locals raise over £16k for flood-hit families

16/04/2019

MORE than £16,000 has been shared out amongst people affected by last October’s floods, thanks to the generosity of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion communities.


Thomas elected as Ceredigion’s new Member of Youth Parliament

Thomas elected as Ceredigion’s new Member of Youth Parliament

16/04/2019

On 9 April 2019, Ceredigion Youth Council elected Thomas Kendall as the county’s new Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) who will represent Ceredigion in the UK Youth Parliament in 2019-2020, with Huw Jones elected as deputy member of Youth Parliament who will support Thomas.


Sentencing for mother and son following nightmare scenes at local farm

Sentencing for mother and son following nightmare scenes at local farm

15/04/2019

A sentencing hearing was held on 10 April at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court to consider the guilty pleas submitted by Mrs. Margaret Cooper, 80 yrs old and Mr. Norman Richard Cooper, 55 yrs old. of Gilfachwith Farm, Bangor Teifi, in relation to the death and serious neglect of 84 cattle.


Ceredigion Youth Service awarded Gold Quality Mark Award

Ceredigion Youth Service awarded Gold Quality Mark Award

15/04/2019

In March, Ceredigion Youth Service has achieved the prestigious Gold Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales. The Gold Quality Mark of Youth Work in Wales has only been achieved by two other Local Authority Youth Services to date.


Praise to Ceredigion Welsh Learning students

Praise to Ceredigion Welsh Learning students

12/04/2019

Congratulations have been given to all Ceredigion Welsh Learners on their success in stage, literature and arts and crafts competitions at the Learners' Eisteddfod in Brecon recently


Announcing the sad news of Councillor Paul James' sudden death

Announcing the sad news of Councillor Paul James' sudden death

12/04/2019

Ceredigion County Council has received confirmation that Councillor Paul James was killed last night, following a road accident.


Second for Ysgol Talgarreg in ‘Cwis Dim Clem’

Second for Ysgol Talgarreg in ‘Cwis Dim Clem’

12/04/2019

For the first time this year, pupils from some Ceredigion schools had the opportunity to compete in a quiz competition organised by South West Wales’ Mentrau Iaith called ‘Cwis Dim Clem’. The regional rounds were organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion.


New dedicated service to support unpaid Carers in Ceredigion

New dedicated service to support unpaid Carers in Ceredigion

12/04/2019

A dedicated new service has been established to help unpaid Carers in Ceredigion. Gofalwyr Ceredigion Carers (GCC) provides many services including advice and emotional support for Carers, as well as helping them to have short breaks from their caring responsibilities.


Businesses discuss Mid Wales Growth Deal vision in workshops

Businesses discuss Mid Wales Growth Deal vision in workshops

12/04/2019

Businesses from across Mid Wales have taken the first major step in developing the vision for a Mid Wales Growth Deal. 40 businesses, representative organisations and charitable trusts met in three workshops in early April to start the process.


Progress made at Ysgol Penweddig means no further monitoring needed

Progress made at Ysgol Penweddig means no further monitoring needed

11/04/2019

Ysgol Penweddig is judged to have made ‘sufficient progress’ in addressing the recommendations made after an inspection held in January 2017. As a result, the school has been removed from the list of schools requiring Estyn review.


Weatherman walks Ceredigion coastal path

Weatherman walks Ceredigion coastal path

11/04/2019

Derek Brockway, aka the ‘Weatherman’ has returned to Ceredigion to enjoy the beautiful coastal path in Ceredigion. The Public Rights of Way team, with the help of a group of enthusiastic volunteers have been busy working on the coastal path to ensure that the path is ready for all to enjoy this spring.


Cabinet approves High Street and Retail Rates Relief Scheme

Cabinet approves High Street and Retail Rates Relief Scheme

10/04/2019

The enhanced High Street and Retail Rates Relief Scheme has been approved for 2019-20 in Ceredigion. The scheme was approved by Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet on 9 April 2019.


Foundation phase language of instruction at Ysgol Bro Pedr changes to Welsh

Foundation phase language of instruction at Ysgol Bro Pedr changes to Welsh

10/04/2019

Welsh will be the medium of instruction in the foundation phase of Ysgol Bro Pedr from September 2019 onwards. The development follows the approval of the plan by Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet.


Walk of the Week 2019

Walk of the Week 2019

09/04/2019

From April 2019 up until the autumn, a series of ‘Walk of the Week’ posters will be published on Ceredigion County Council’s social media pages. These will highlight long and short routes across the county, so over the course of the summer there should be something for everyone to enjoy.


‘Exceptionally high levels of wellbeing’ noted in positive Estyn report for Ysgol Llwyn Yr Eos

‘Exceptionally high levels of wellbeing’ noted in positive Estyn report for Ysgol Llwyn Yr Eos

08/04/2019

Pupils, staff and parents of Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos are delighted with the findings of the ESTYN inspection on the school, which was published today, 08 April.


Big Penglais improvements take it out of needing significant improvement

Big Penglais improvements take it out of needing significant improvement

04/04/2019

Ysgol Penglais is no longer on a list of schools that need significant improvement. The development comes after an Estyn visit in March.


Innovative ideas sought to shape the future of a stronger rural Ceredigion

Innovative ideas sought to shape the future of a stronger rural Ceredigion

04/04/2019

Do you have a community-led idea that could make a real difference to the lives of people living and working in Ceredigion? Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group (LAG) is asking residents to send in their ideas or expressions of interest for a project by Monday, 29 April.


Work ongoing to find new ways to provide Music Service

Work ongoing to find new ways to provide Music Service

04/04/2019

In a workstream meeting on 3 April, councillors were given an update on the work to develop new ways of providing a music service in Ceredigion.


Initiative launched to increase nursery children’s physical activity in Ceredigion

Initiative launched to increase nursery children’s physical activity in Ceredigion

03/04/2019

A new initiative to get nursery children more active has been launched across Ceredigion nurseries. Run by the Active Young People team from Ceredigion Actif, together with Public Health Wales, the aim of the scheme is to increase children’s physical activity, increase the number of parents involved in their child’s development and an opportunity for the children to develop key skills.


Beach clean up by Aberaeron Community Ambassadors

Beach clean up by Aberaeron Community Ambassadors

02/04/2019

On Tuesday 26 March, Aberaeron Community Ambassadors organised and hosted a beach clean at Aberaeron beach during their lunch hour. Whilst carrying out the clean-up, the young people had the opportunity to learn about looking after the environment around them.


Four young people awarded Young People’s Bursary 2019

Four young people awarded Young People’s Bursary 2019

02/04/2019

A bursary to support young people aged 11-25 to help them with their future aspirations, has been awarded to four successful applicants for their innovative ideas. The bursaries will be given at the Ceredigion Youth Service’s awards evening on Tuesday, 9 April at Theatr Felinfach.


Picture Story: Master Class Minecraft at Theatr Felinfach

Picture Story: Master Class Minecraft at Theatr Felinfach

02/04/2019

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion arranged a Minecraft master class which was held at Theatr Felinfach for the winners of the 2019 Minecraft competition held last month.


Garden Party to be held for Carers

Garden Party to be held for Carers

29/03/2019

A garden party for carers will be held on 11 April between 12 and 3pm which is organised by students from Coleg Ceredigion who are currently studying for their BTEC Health and Social Care qualification Level 3.


A day in my life by John Curran, Waste Collection Loader

A day in my life by John Curran, Waste Collection Loader

28/03/2019

I’ve had a very varied career, I was a successful sales executive, living in south Wales for the best part of 30 years. I’ve also run a pub in Liverpool, where I come from originally, and have been a delivery driver for a bread manufacturer. Having also lived for a period in Holland and Germany, I moved to Ceredigion four years ago. I heard about some vacancies in the council’s waste collection service, and thought why not?


Young people raise money for Comic Relief

Young people raise money for Comic Relief

27/03/2019

On March 15, Ysgol Henry Richard’s Cooking Club hosted a bake sale at the school and raised over £300 for Comic Relief. The cooking club is led by Ceredigion Youth Service in partnership with Ysgol Henry Richard, Tregaron. The club baked all sorts of cakes and sweet treats.


Tate to work for the first time with Ceredigion Museum on new exhibition

Tate to work for the first time with Ceredigion Museum on new exhibition

25/03/2019

Between 6 April and 29 June, Ceredigion Museum will display a group of works on loan from Tate for the first time. The pictures, including three Henry Moore drawings, will form part of the museum’s upcoming exhibition Sheep, which will look at the history, heritage and culture of sheep farming communities and their wider relationship with the land and landscape in Wales.


Dreaming The Night Field

Dreaming The Night Field

22/03/2019

On Thursday, 11 April at 7:30pm an incredible epic telling of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion comes to Theatr Felinfach. By turns thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic, Dreaming the Night Field features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers – Michael Harvey alongside exquisitely haunting live music.


Living Wage for staff following new pay policy

Living Wage for staff following new pay policy

21/03/2019

Every member of Ceredigion County Council staff will be paid a minimum of £9 an hour - the equivalent of the Foundation Living Wage from April 2019. This follows the approval of a new pay policy by the council on 21 March 2019.


Council preparing for Brexit

Council preparing for Brexit

20/03/2019

With Brexit discussions ongoing and regularly in the headlines, Ceredigion County Council has been preparing for a range of potential impacts of Brexit. The preparations are designed to minimise any negative effects that Brexit could have on Ceredigion residents.


New Welsh language resources for Ceredigion childminders

New Welsh language resources for Ceredigion childminders

20/03/2019

From April this year, childminders across Ceredigion will have the chance to use the special Welsh ‘Sach Stori’ resource. This aims to promote Welsh language skills to children in the county.


Picture Story: Gold ticket win at careers fair

Picture Story: Gold ticket win at careers fair

19/03/2019

Career opportunities and apprenticeships within the council were promoted at the careers fair held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 19 February. Over 1,000 pupils from secondary schools across Ceredigion attended the event which was organised by Careers Wales.


Picture Story: Success for parents and carers Wellbeing day

Picture Story: Success for parents and carers Wellbeing day

15/03/2019

A wellbeing day was held in Aberaeron on Wednesday, 6 March for Ceredigion parent/carers which was hosted by the Disabled Children’s Team. Ceredigion wellbeing network support group offered complementary therapies for guests on the day including massage, reiki and sound healing.


Winners of the Ceredigion Marine Litter Reduction competition announced

Winners of the Ceredigion Marine Litter Reduction competition announced

15/03/2019

The winning designs were announced on 5 March for a competition held at five primary schools across Ceredigion. The task was to design a poster that will be used as an accreditation to businesses who are reducing their use of plastics and packaging.


‘I do!’ - Celebrate your historic day at Ceredigion Museum

‘I do!’ - Celebrate your historic day at Ceredigion Museum

15/03/2019

With two stunning rooms to hold your ceremony in, a fully licensed bar and a choice of wedding breakfast options; Ceredigion Museum is the perfect venue for your special day. From this day forward, Ceredigion Museum is an official licensed venue for weddings and is ready to welcome couples looking for a romantic atmosphere in an unusual setting.


Award-winning Folk duo to play at Ceredigion Museum

Award-winning Folk duo to play at Ceredigion Museum

14/03/2019

On 17 March, Aber Folk Club are presenting the award-winning folk duo, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman at Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth


An important step for Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre Project

An important step for Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre Project

13/03/2019

The proposed Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre in Tregaron has taken an important step closer to being built following the signing and sealing of the Development Agreement between partners.


Careers within the council promoted at careers fair

Careers within the council promoted at careers fair

13/03/2019

Career opportunities and apprenticeships within the council were promoted at the Careers Festival held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 19 February. Over 1,000 pupils from secondary schools across Ceredigion attended the event which was organised by Careers Wales


Success for Ceredigion Youth Service Half Term activities programme

Success for Ceredigion Youth Service Half Term activities programme

12/03/2019

Ceredigion Youth Service again this year embarked on a comprehensive week of both targeted and universal opportunities during the February half term. The half term program offered seven different projects, activities and events for young people aged 11-25 from across the county.


Workshop and gig to boost female artists in the Welsh music scene

Workshop and gig to boost female artists in the Welsh music scene

12/03/2019

Presented by Clwb Ifor Bach and Maes B, ‘Merched Yn Neud Miwsig’(Girls making music), is coming back to Aberystwyth and will hold a gig in Ceredigion Museum on 6 April.


Council urges farmers to get Brexit advice

Council urges farmers to get Brexit advice

11/03/2019

Farmers are being urged to get advice on how Brexit could affect the agricultural sector and their businesses. The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019.


Picture Story: St David’s day celebrations at Hafan Deg

Picture Story: St David’s day celebrations at Hafan Deg

11/03/2019

Hafan Deg care home, Lampeter, celebrated St David’s day through adorning the home with beautiful daffodils, having a traditional Welsh menu for lunch, consisting of cawl followed by bara brith and Welsh cakes for afternoon tea.


Success for Cardigan’s first St. David’s Day parade

Success for Cardigan’s first St. David’s Day parade

07/03/2019

With an enormous red dragon leading the way, hundreds of people paraded along Cardigan’s High Street in the town’s first colourful St. David’s Day Parade on Friday, 1 March. The parade was organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion, to celebrate our national identity and the Welsh language in Cardigan.


Ceredigion ECO Flexibility Scheme wins two Wales Energy Efficiency Awards

Ceredigion ECO Flexibility Scheme wins two Wales Energy Efficiency Awards

06/03/2019

On 13 February, the Wales Energy Efficiency Awards were held at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff. Ceredigion County Council scooped two of the top prizes that give recognition of the council’s commitment to promoting energy efficiency and for delivering a successful large scale energy saving project.


Council remains committed to nuclear free stance

Council remains committed to nuclear free stance

05/03/2019

With parts of Wales being considered as possible sites to bury radioactive waste, Ceredigion County Council has reiterated a long standing nuclear free commitment.


Cered organises a fun evening for Llandysul Cubs with 'Britain's got Talent' star

Cered organises a fun evening for Llandysul Cubs with 'Britain's got Talent' star

04/03/2019

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion hosted a fantastic evening for Llandysul Cubs where the comedian Noel James from ‘Britiain’s got Talent’ came to entertain them


Public thanked for helping to keep the county clean

Public thanked for helping to keep the county clean

04/03/2019

Ceredigion County Council would like to thank residents and visitors for all the great work that is being done to help keep the county clean. Ceredigion is fortunate to have local groups that participate in litter picking activities which creates a big impact in the local area.


Aberystwyth Promenade mural launched after Ceredigion Youth Service design competition

Aberystwyth Promenade mural launched after Ceredigion Youth Service design competition

01/03/2019

A large colourful mural was launched on 27 February 2019 on the Promenade in Aberystwyth. The mural was designed by young people from Ceredigion who won a design competition run by the Ceredigion Youth Service.


Special screening for International Women’s Day

Special screening for International Women’s Day

28/02/2019

The Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth and the Magic Lantern in Tywyn, Gwynedd will be screening the internationally acclaimed Best of WOFFF, the Women over 50 Film Festival in March to celebrate International Women’s Day. Ceredigion Museum and the Magic Lantern Cinema are working in partnership with financial support from Film Hub Wales. Both are historic cinema locations with a tradition of film shows dating back to the early 1900s.


Action plan to help people with learning disabilities to integrate further into society

Action plan to help people with learning disabilities to integrate further into society

27/02/2019

The Ceredigion Learning Disability Strategy to 2023 was approved by the council’s Cabinet on 19 February. Following the approval an action plan will be put in place to make sure that the strategy is put into practice. This means that the right help will be in place to help people who have learning disabilities to integrate as fully as possible into society.


Grav returns to Theatr Felinfach

Grav returns to Theatr Felinfach

27/02/2019

Following an incredible tour of Wales and the USA in 2018, including performances in New York and Washington DC, the Torch Theatre Company is delighted to once again bring the story of ‘Grav’ to the stage for 2019. The show is about to embark on its 5th national tour and the tour will close in Wales at Theatr Felinfach on Friday, 15 March at 7:30pm, exactly four years since its first visit.


Aberystwyth Farmers Market to host St Davids Day celebration

Aberystwyth Farmers Market to host St Davids Day celebration

25/02/2019

The Aberystwyth Farmers Market will host a St David’s Day celebration on 2 March 2019. The event will celebrate the high quality Welsh produce available in the award winning market.


Ceredigion Actif hosts inclusive tournament

Ceredigion Actif hosts inclusive tournament

25/02/2019

Ceredigion Actif is hosting a weekly inclusive basketball session that combines wheelchair and running basketball. The aims of the tournament is to increase the amount of physical activity that young people participate in, increase opportunities for disabled children and giving young people the opportunity to play together side by side.


Council tax reduction supports people on low incomes

Council tax reduction supports people on low incomes

22/02/2019

A Council Tax Reduction Scheme is in place to help people who are on a low income. The council administers the scheme on behalf of the Welsh Government for people who are liable to pay Council Tax and who live in Ceredigion. With the recent decision to raise Council Tax by 7%, residents on low incomes are being urged to find out if they are entitled to some help towards paying their Council Tax.


7% council tax increase to protect education funding

7% council tax increase to protect education funding

21/02/2019

The council tax rate in Ceredigion for 2019-2020 will increase by 7%. The increase was agreed by councillors to reduce the impact of cuts to the Council’s budget and, in particular, to protect education spending. The decision was made in a Council meeting on 21 February 2019.


Ceredigion Youth Service awarded Quality Mark Award

Ceredigion Youth Service awarded Quality Mark Award

21/02/2019

Ceredigion Youth Service has been awarded the prestigious Silver Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales.


Social care plans to help people earlier for better quality of life are approved

Social care plans to help people earlier for better quality of life are approved

21/02/2019

Plans have been approved to change how social care works in Ceredigion to help residents have a better quality of life. The plans aim to help people at an earlier stage to help them stay active for longer.


Ceredigion Armed Forces Champion welcomes launch of UK Armed Forces Veterans ID Card

Ceredigion Armed Forces Champion welcomes launch of UK Armed Forces Veterans ID Card

20/02/2019

On 18 February, the Ministry of Defence launched a new veterans ID card which all service leavers will receive to mark their time in the armed forces.


Project to improve accessibility in Pen Dinas Hillfort

Project to improve accessibility in Pen Dinas Hillfort

20/02/2019

Work has started to improve access into and within the Pen Dinas Hillfort in Penparcau, Aberystwyth. The work will continue until October 2019.


Air quality in Ceredigion is one of the best in Wales

Air quality in Ceredigion is one of the best in Wales

19/02/2019

A new report has shown that Air Quality in Ceredigion ranks with the best in Wales. Levels of some air pollutants are falling in the county.


Information management policies updated to improve security

Information management policies updated to improve security

19/02/2019

Three key information management policies have been updated by Ceredigion County Council. The policies were updated because of new laws and the need make sure that they are effective in a changing technological environment.


Mr Phormula to join legendary Llwybr Llaethog on stage at Ceredigion Museum

Mr Phormula to join legendary Llwybr Llaethog on stage at Ceredigion Museum

19/02/2019

On 2 March, Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum are very proud to be hosting the very best of Welsh music to celebrate St David’s Day weekend. Llwybr Llaethog, an experimental Welsh language band who’ve been creating dub sounds using an all manner of technology since 1985, will be joined by bilingual beat-boxer and live looping artist, Mr Phormula.


Picture Story: Cered’s Minecraft competition to promote the Welsh language

Picture Story: Cered’s Minecraft competition to promote the Welsh language

19/02/2019

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion hosted a Minecraft competition to give opportunities for young people to socialise through the medium of Welsh outside of school. Cered are very eager to continue developing programmes that promote the Welsh language. In the next few months, Cered are keen to organise an App Workshop so that young people can enjoy an innovative experience through the medium of Welsh.


Fantastic activities over the half term holidays organised by Cered

Fantastic activities over the half term holidays organised by Cered

18/02/2019

Are you looking for somewhere to go over half term? Keen to get some fresh air or to enjoy some live music? If so, make sure you have a look at Cered’s Hwyl Dewi programme for an array of ideas.


Additional Learning Needs Awareness Raising - Transformation Programme and Draft Code

Additional Learning Needs Awareness Raising - Transformation Programme and Draft Code

15/02/2019

Ceredigion Learning Services’ Special Educational Needs Team in Partnership with Hywel Dda University Health Board hosted a conference on 12 February to consult and raise awareness of the new draft Code for additional learning needs (ALN). The conference attendees included local councillors, school governors and professionals from a variety of settings.


Brothers sentenced for extreme animal welfare neglect

Brothers sentenced for extreme animal welfare neglect

15/02/2019

A sentencing hearing was held on 14 February at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court to consider the guilty pleas submitted by Mr David Davies, and Mr Evan Meirion Davies of Penffynnon Farm, Bangor Teifi.


Resident at Min-y-Môr celebrates 105th birthday

Resident at Min-y-Môr celebrates 105th birthday

15/02/2019

On Wednesday, 13 February, Min-y-Môr residential home in Aberaeron celebrated resident Mrs. May Barsby’s 105th birthday. The home organised a party for all the residents to join in with the celebrations.


A day in my life by John A.Hughes – Tutor, Dysgu Bro Ceredigion

A day in my life by John A.Hughes – Tutor, Dysgu Bro Ceredigion

14/02/2019

I studied Photography, Graphics and Video at Yale College in Wrexham before going on to complete a degree in Electronic Graphics at Staffordshire University, followed by a P.G.C.E.


Ceredigion representative on National Youth Board for wellbeing and mental health services

Ceredigion representative on National Youth Board for wellbeing and mental health services

14/02/2019

Thomas Evans, from Ceredigion, has been selected to join 10 other young people from across Wales to sit on a National Youth Board. The board has been formed to support Welsh Government (WG) to design a whole-school approach to emotional wellbeing and mental health.


St David’s Day celebrations at Museum Café

St David’s Day celebrations at Museum Café

14/02/2019

The Coliseum Coffee House, situated at Ceredigion Museum, will be celebrating St David’s Day this year with a new menu featuring locally produced, traditional Welsh food.


Ceredigion parents saving on average £350 on childcare per month

Ceredigion parents saving on average £350 on childcare per month

13/02/2019

Parents in Ceredigion have saved an average of £350 a month on childcare costs after the introduction of the Childcare Offer in September 2018.


Ceredigion Youth Service committed to reach more communities and young people

Ceredigion Youth Service committed to reach more communities and young people

12/02/2019

A study of the need to develop a mobile youth provision in Ceredigion was conducted recently by Wavehill, through Cynnal y Cardi and commissioned by Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS).


Boat companies encouraged to run day and night-time trips from renovated Aberystwyth Jetty

Boat companies encouraged to run day and night-time trips from renovated Aberystwyth Jetty

11/02/2019

Local boat companies are being encouraged to run day and night-time trips from the jetty in Aberystwyth. A renovation of the wooden jetty on the Aberystwyth promenade will make it safe to be used by shallow draft commercial boat operators.


Joint press release: Further strike action avoided at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

Joint press release: Further strike action avoided at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

08/02/2019

Following constructive discussions between Ceredigion County Council and the NASUWT, the strike action planned for 12-14 February will no longer go ahead.


Mid Wales business delegation in Senedd for Growing Mid Wales event

Mid Wales business delegation in Senedd for Growing Mid Wales event

07/02/2019

Businesses from across the Mid Wales region gathered in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Thursday, 31 January to show the potential for growth in the region.


An Acoustic Evening with Lowri Evans, Lee Mason and Mari Elen Mathias

An Acoustic Evening with Lowri Evans, Lee Mason and Mari Elen Mathias

06/02/2019

On Friday, 15 February at 8pm, an acoustic evening will be held at Theatr Felinfach with company from Lowri Evans, Lee Mason and Mari Elen Mathias


Young People create eye-catching mural for Aberystwyth Promenade!

Young People create eye-catching mural for Aberystwyth Promenade!

04/02/2019

In December 2018, Ceredigion Youth Service and the County Council’s Economy and Regeneration team called on young people, aged between 8-25, to help spruce up an area along Aberystwyth Promenade by sharing their creative ideas. An area which regularly attracts vandalism, on the upper level of the shelter has now been replaced with a large, colourful mural reflecting the heritage of Aberystwyth, and what Aberystwyth means to young people.


Young People create ‘Welsh Dragon’ chair for community park

Young People create ‘Welsh Dragon’ chair for community park

04/02/2019

In August 2018, Aberystwyth Community Ambassadors, a sub-group of Penparcau Youth Club, led by Ceredigion Youth Service, secured a grant of £700 through CAVO Ceredigion’s Youth Led Grant Scheme, to create an art sculpture for their local community in Penparcau.


Construction of the new shared use path between Bow Street and IBERS

Construction of the new shared use path between Bow Street and IBERS

30/01/2019

Work has started on the construction of a new shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians between Bow Street and the Aberystwyth University IBERS campus at Plas Gogerddan. The work is being undertaken by a local contractor.


Man charged with offences relating to Animal Health

Man charged with offences relating to Animal Health

30/01/2019

On 28 January 2019, Mr. Ceirian Jones, Rhiwonnen Farm, Abermeurig, Lampeter appeared before the Magistrates Court at Aberystwyth charged with obstructing Animal Health Officers, an animal welfare offence and animal by-products related offences.


A cinema screening of Milwr yn y Meddwl at Theatr Felinfach

A cinema screening of Milwr yn y Meddwl at Theatr Felinfach

29/01/2019

Theatr Felinfach are delighted to announce that there will be a cinema screening in February 2019 of Milwr yn y Meddwl, the winner of the 2017 Drama Medal, a production by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Sherman Theatre in partnership with the National Eisteddfod of Wales.


Mature Driver courses return to Ceredigion

Mature Driver courses return to Ceredigion

29/01/2019

A FREE one-day mature driver course aimed at drivers who are 65 years old or older will be held on 28 February, 7 March and 22 March.


New Active Travel map for Aberystwyth

New Active Travel map for Aberystwyth

28/01/2019

A new Active Travel map is available which identifies walking and cycling routes and facilities in Aberystwyth. Ceredigion County Council produced the map in partnership with Sustrans, the UK sustainable transport charity.


Y Fari Lwyd visits Cardigan

Y Fari Lwyd visits Cardigan

28/01/2019

Some of Cardigan’s shoppers and businesses witnessed a surprise visitor to the town on Friday, 18 January, as a sizeable and noisy crew sang and guided Y Fari Lwyd along the High Street to celebrate the New Year, in an event organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion.


Consultation on future development options for Theatr Felinfach

Consultation on future development options for Theatr Felinfach

24/01/2019

A consultation will be held on the future development options for Theatr Felinfach. The consultation will offer two options on developing the Theatr.


Independent investigation published on Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

Independent investigation published on Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

24/01/2019

Today, Thursday 24 January, Ceredigion County Council has published the report of an independent investigation into management and staff relations at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi. The investigation, was initially launched after issues were raised by former staff members at the school.


New senior officer pay structure agreed following independent evaluation

New senior officer pay structure agreed following independent evaluation

24/01/2019

A new pay structure for senior officers, not including the Chief Executive, in Ceredigion County Council was approved in a council meeting on 23 January 2019. The new pay structure was introduced to reflect new duties after a restructure of the council’s workforce.


Success for sewerage treatment works adoption project

Success for sewerage treatment works adoption project

24/01/2019

The first sewerage treatment works (STW) site, located in Betws Bledrws, was officially adopted by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water on 10 December 2018, as part of a broader project to upgrade STW sites in Ceredigion. This is the first of 26 sites in Ceredigion to be transferred.


Council calls for the need for EU nationals to apply for settled status to be scrapped

Council calls for the need for EU nationals to apply for settled status to be scrapped

23/01/2019

Ceredigion County Council has called on the Home Office to withdraw the need for EU nationals who live in the UK to apply for settled status. The council unanimously passed the motion in a meeting on 23 January 2019.


Residents to have their say on proposal to establish new area school in Aeron Valley

Residents to have their say on proposal to establish new area school in Aeron Valley

23/01/2019

A consultation on the proposal to build a new area school in the Aeron Valley will be held after being approved in a Cabinet meeting on 22 January 2019.


The Little Mill Players present Treasure Island pantomime

The Little Mill Players present Treasure Island pantomime

23/01/2019

The Little Mill Players’ pantomime this year is ‘Treasure Island’ and will be performed at Theatr Felinfach from Thursday, 31 January to Saturday, 2 February at 7.30pm. There will also be a matinée performance on the Saturday at 2:30pm.


Call on residents to register for the new collection service for nappies and other hygiene waste

Call on residents to register for the new collection service for nappies and other hygiene waste

21/01/2019

Ceredigion's new waste collection service will be starting soon. The new service will include a new collection service for nappies and other hygiene waste.


Brothers plead guilty to serious Animal Health charges

Brothers plead guilty to serious Animal Health charges

18/01/2019

On 15 January 2019, Mr David Davies and Mr Meirion Davies, both of Penffynnon Farm, Bangor Teifi, Llandysul appeared before the Magistrates Court at Aberystwyth, charged with Animal Health related offences.


Growing Mid Wales trade delegation

Growing Mid Wales trade delegation

18/01/2019

A trade delegation of Mid Wales businesses will be visiting the Senedd later this month to highlight the economic ambitions and investment aspirations of the region to the Welsh Government.


The role of the Community Wardens in Ceredigion – Nigel and Roy

The role of the Community Wardens in Ceredigion – Nigel and Roy

17/01/2019

Roy Noble and Nigel Jones have worked together as Community Wardens for over 12 years for Ceredigion County Council. Here’s an insight into their roles and how they deal with pest issues across Ceredigion.


Young People’s given opportunity to apply for £600 bursary!

Young People’s given opportunity to apply for £600 bursary!

17/01/2019

Following last year’s success, Ceredigion Youth Service are fortunate to accept another opportunity generously provided by West Wales Holiday Cottages to support young people with a cash bursary again this year.


Young People’s opportunity to volunteer for Cered: Welsh Language Initiative

Young People’s opportunity to volunteer for Cered: Welsh Language Initiative

17/01/2019

The young people of Llandysul will embark on a new role at the end of this month as they join ‘Criw Cered’ – who are the volunteers of Cered: Welsh Language Initiative. The young people will assist with the organising of the concert ‘Llwybrau Robat Arwyn’ which is being held at Ysgol Bro Teifi on Saturday, 26 January at 7.30pm.


D-Day anniversary offer for veterans

D-Day anniversary offer for veterans

16/01/2019

Following the first meeting of 2019, the Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant (CAFCC) wishes to endorse Royal British Legion’s generous offer of providing a fully-funded tour back to the beaches for 300 D-Day veterans.


Free food waste liners to benefit both Ceredigion residents  and bin collection crews

Free food waste liners to benefit both Ceredigion residents and bin collection crews

15/01/2019

Did you know that since 1 April 2018 Ceredigion County Council has provided free food waste caddy liners to households in Ceredigion?


Welsh Radio Workshop for young people with MarciG

Welsh Radio Workshop for young people with MarciG

11/01/2019

A radio workshop will be held on Friday 19 January at 7pm at the Caron Leisure Centre. Organised by Cered (Ceredigion Welsh language Initiative) alongside the leisure centre itself. Running the workshop will be MarciG from Radio Cymru. Young people aged 10-16 are welcome, first and second language!


Eight-year old girl inspires positive action

Eight-year old girl inspires positive action

10/01/2019

A letter from an eight-year old girl, Lucie Medhurst, has led to positive action being taken to tackle dog fouling at a local beauty spot. Lucie, from Penrhyn-coch, wrote the heartfelt letter to Ceredigion County Council expressing her concern about the extent of the problem at nearby Gogerddan woods.


Young people host ‘pay as you feel’ meal for the community

Young people host ‘pay as you feel’ meal for the community

10/01/2019

On 19 December 2018, Aberystwyth Community Ambassadors and members of Penparcau Youth Club teamed up with Aber Food Surplus and Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos to host a ‘pay as you feel’ meal at Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos, Penparcau.


Tudur Owen: Parablu  New Comedy Show

Tudur Owen: Parablu New Comedy Show

09/01/2019

A brand new Welsh language comedy show from one of Wales’ foremost comedians is coming to Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 19 January at 8pm.


Iwcs a Hwyl across Ceredigion

Iwcs a Hwyl across Ceredigion

07/01/2019

Over the past few months Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion has been busy travelling across Ceredigion developing music skills whilst creating fun opportunities through the medium of Welsh with a brand new ukulele orchestra and ukulele workshops for children and adult.


Award ceremony held for ground-breaking training supporting Carers

Award ceremony held for ground-breaking training supporting Carers

21/12/2018

An Award Ceremony was held on 13 December to celebrate the achievements of the first group of trainers who have completed a ground-breaking new program to train and support Carers.


Consultation on Public Toilet Strategy in Ceredigion

Consultation on Public Toilet Strategy in Ceredigion

21/12/2018

A consultation has been launched in Ceredigion on the local Toilet Strategy. The consultation will give people the chance to have their say on public toilets in the county.


Aspiring Ceredigion hairdresser wins regional heat to reach national final

Aspiring Ceredigion hairdresser wins regional heat to reach national final

20/12/2018

Bayley Harries, a Level 2 Hairdressing apprentice at Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT), took the top spot in her heat of a prestigious skills competition in Wrexham on 26 November. The competition, organised by World Skills UK, aims to inspire young people interested in vocational careers to achieve their full potential in their chosen career.


Launch of the Carers Fund on Carers Rights Day in Aberystwyth

Launch of the Carers Fund on Carers Rights Day in Aberystwyth

20/12/2018

The new Ceredigion Carers Fund was launched on 30 November in a Carers Rights Day event in the Old College in Aberystwyth. The Ceredigion Carers Fund provides funds for Carers to pay for something that will improve their health and wellbeing.


Cabinet approves notices to close schools

Cabinet approves notices to close schools

19/12/2018

Statutory notices will be published on the closure of Ysgol Gynradd Cilcennin, Ysgol Gynradd Beulah and Ysgol Gynradd Trewen after a Cabinet decision. The notices will be in place for 28 days to give people the opportunity to oppose the proposals to close the schools. This Cabinet decision is not a final decision to close the schools.


Over half of Ceredigion young people are active three times a week

Over half of Ceredigion young people are active three times a week

18/12/2018

Results from the 2018 National School Sport Survey found that the amount of physical activity children in Ceredigion take part in has increased since 2015.


Project to support vulnerable young learners in Ceredigion extended until 2022

Project to support vulnerable young learners in Ceredigion extended until 2022

18/12/2018

A project that has been successfully supporting vulnerable secondary school learners to improve their attendance, attainment and behaviour in Ceredigion has been awarded an additional £1,545,213 and extended until December 2022 following European funding being awarded.


Admission made over TB test tampering

Admission made over TB test tampering

17/12/2018

A farmer from Ceredigion has made a full admission of guilt and accepted a caution in relation to the offence of interfering with a TB test. The individual also admitted to another animal welfare offence of injecting the necks of five cattle with a diesel type substance.


Third workshop on Boosting the Economy held

Third workshop on Boosting the Economy held

17/12/2018

A third Members’ Workshop was held to discuss boosting the economy in Ceredigion on Friday, 14 December 2018.


Waste Collection crews and residents of Ceredigion thanked by Chief Executive

Waste Collection crews and residents of Ceredigion thanked by Chief Executive

17/12/2018

While many people will be enjoying the festive break with their families and friends, it will be business as usual for a number of Ceredigion County Council’s staff. This includes the Waste Collection Team, who have encountered some challenges recently with the reliability of its ageing fleet, meaning it’s not always been possible to deliver the best level of service.


No Casinos Resolution adopted by council

No Casinos Resolution adopted by council

14/12/2018

In a council meeting on 13 December 2018, the council approved a No Casino Resolution. The resolution will be in place until 2022.


A day in my life - Owain Jones, Environmental Health Officer

A day in my life - Owain Jones, Environmental Health Officer

13/12/2018

I’ve worked within the Environmental Health Service since 2013. I first became interested in Environmental Health during a careers evening in secondary school, and then went on to do work experience in the subject. This cemented my love for the job.


How museums can help to shape the future of Wales

How museums can help to shape the future of Wales

13/12/2018

On 6 December, Ceredigion Museum hosted the launch of a new report. The Happy Museum report, ‘Welsh museums and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act’, shines a spotlight on the many ways that Welsh museums are responding to the goals of the Act.


Competition to design art mural for Aberystwyth Promenade!

Competition to design art mural for Aberystwyth Promenade!

11/12/2018

Are you aged between 11 and 25 and have some creative ideas on how to give a fresh new look to Aberystwyth promenade?


‘UK Community Coach of the Year’ awarded to Ceredigion Coach

‘UK Community Coach of the Year’ awarded to Ceredigion Coach

07/12/2018

At the UK Coaching Awards 2018 on Thursday 29 November, Ceredigion Basketball coach, Lee Coulson was awarded the UK Community Coach of the Year 2018.


All aboard the Bandstand for Explore your Archives

All aboard the Bandstand for Explore your Archives

03/12/2018

'All Aboard The Bandstand!’ was the cry on Aberystwyth Promenade as Ceredigion Archives, the county record office, put on a range of special events on a maritime theme in the Bandstand to celebrate Explore Your Archives week from 19 to 23 November.


A Day in My Life by Annett Birkett, Engineer – Flooding, Land Drainage and Coastal Protection

A Day in My Life by Annett Birkett, Engineer – Flooding, Land Drainage and Coastal Protection

28/11/2018

I grew up in Brandenburg, a beautiful town surrounded by lakes and rivers just outside of Berlin, where my family were and still are farmers. I grew up with the knowledge of how important land drainage is for agriculture and farming. This sparked my interest in engineering from an early age.


Future visitor information provision in Cardigan to be considered as decision is made to close  Tourist Information Centre

Future visitor information provision in Cardigan to be considered as decision is made to close Tourist Information Centre

28/11/2018

The way visitor information is offered in Cardigan will be looked into further after a decision was made to close the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in the town.


Pledge signed to change street lights to money saving LED bulbs by 2022

Pledge signed to change street lights to money saving LED bulbs by 2022

28/11/2018

Switching street lights to LED bulbs has saved over £1m over 10 years in Ceredigion. In 2017/18, 985 tons of carbon was saved from entering the atmosphere when compared to 2007/08 street light emissions.


New strategy aims to reduce and prevent homelessness in Ceredigion

New strategy aims to reduce and prevent homelessness in Ceredigion

27/11/2018

Vulnerable people at risk of homelessness will be offered improved help to stay in their homes under a new homelessness strategy in Ceredigion.


Young Ambassadors win National Innovation Award

Young Ambassadors win National Innovation Award

27/11/2018

Four Young Leaders from Ceredigion have won a National Innovation Award for their work last year as Bronze Young Ambassadors.


Cwmni Actorion Theatr Felinfach present  Pan – to – a – to – a – to 50

Cwmni Actorion Theatr Felinfach present Pan – to – a – to – a – to 50

26/11/2018

It’s Panto time once again in Theatr Felinfach - one of the flagship participatory and community projects. This year, it’s hard to believe that the Welsh language Panto celebrates it’s 50th birthday and one cast member has appeared in every production!


Pilot scheme includes new seagull proof bin bags

Pilot scheme includes new seagull proof bin bags

26/11/2018

On 13 November, Ceredigion County Council extended its new waste collection pilot scheme in Aberystwyth along Cambrian Street and parts of Alexandra Road. Residents will be able to put their waste into strong sacks provided by the Council.


Ceredigion Youth Justice and Prevention Service finalists in UK Community Awards

Ceredigion Youth Justice and Prevention Service finalists in UK Community Awards

23/11/2018

On 14 November, a team from Ceredigion Youth Justice and Prevention Services (CYJPS) were finalists for the Howard League’s Community Awards.


Communities for Work Plus supporting Ceredigion individuals

Communities for Work Plus supporting Ceredigion individuals

23/11/2018

68 individuals have been supported by a new project in Ceredigion in its first four months.


Free ‘first on scene’ training for motorcyclists

Free ‘first on scene’ training for motorcyclists

22/11/2018

A free training course for motorcyclists is to be held in Aberystwyth Fire Station on 13 December from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.


New faces join Ceredigion Youth Council

New faces join Ceredigion Youth Council

22/11/2018

On October 26, a meeting was held at the Council Chamber in Penmorfa, Aberaeron, to welcome new members to Ceredigion County Council’s Youth Council; three years on from when it was first established.


Carers Rights Day: a free event for Carers

Carers Rights Day: a free event for Carers

20/11/2018

Carers Rights Day event will be held on 30 November in The Old College, Aberystwyth. The event will help Carers to know their rights, help Carers find the help they deserve, and raise awareness of the needs of Carers.


Ceredigion Sports Clubs benefit from over £126,000 in grants in 2017/18

Ceredigion Sports Clubs benefit from over £126,000 in grants in 2017/18

20/11/2018

Sporting clubs and organisations in Ceredigion have benefitted from receiving over £126,000 in funding for 2017/18 through Development grants and Community Chest grants awarded by Sports Wales and delivered by Ceredigion Actif.


Communities and staff thanked for flood support one month after Storm Callum

Communities and staff thanked for flood support one month after Storm Callum

16/11/2018

Communities and staff have been thanked for their work during the Storm Callum Floods. The October floods caused great damage to homes, businesses, roads and bridges in the south of Ceredigion. The floods were the biggest flood event in the last 31 years in Ceredigion.


Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training opens its doors

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training opens its doors

16/11/2018

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) enjoyed a successful open evening on Wednesday 07 November as it opened its doors to the public.


Apprentices start their career within the county

Apprentices start their career within the county

15/11/2018

Following a successful recruitment campaign held over the summer, four young people from Ceredigion recently took their first steps in careers.


Aspiring hairdresser hoping to shine at regional skills competition

Aspiring hairdresser hoping to shine at regional skills competition

15/11/2018

Bayley Harries will be competing in a prestigious competition which allows young trainees and apprentices the opportunity to show off their skills in a huge variety of vocational careers.


Pwerdy Iaith Aberaeron’s Christmas Gig

Pwerdy Iaith Aberaeron’s Christmas Gig

15/11/2018

‘Pwerdy Iaith Aberaeron’ will celebrate Christmas with a special gig in the company of Patrobas and Eleri Llwyd on Friday, 14 December.


An Inclusive Fun Day delivered in partnership

An Inclusive Fun Day delivered in partnership

14/11/2018

An inclusive fun day was provided to over 50 young people with impairments during the October half term.


Invaluable opportunities for Ceredigion Silver and Gold Young Ambassadors

Invaluable opportunities for Ceredigion Silver and Gold Young Ambassadors

14/11/2018

It’s been a busy few weeks for Ceredigion Sporting Young Ambassadors.


Evaluating tenders for Cylch Caron underway

Evaluating tenders for Cylch Caron underway

13/11/2018

The invitation period to tender for the design and build of a new fully-integrated health, social care and housing centre, Cylch Caron in Tregaron has closed. The submissions received are currently being evaluated.


Tribute night for the stars of the Aeron Valley

Tribute night for the stars of the Aeron Valley

13/11/2018

On 09 November, a tribute night was held to celebrate two local theatre stars, Aeron Davies and Grett Jenkins.


Ceredigion Museum Edwardian Christmas Fayre

Ceredigion Museum Edwardian Christmas Fayre

12/11/2018

Ceredigion Museum will host a magical Christmas Fayre unlike any other.


Harm Reduction and Prevention Partnership launched during Safeguarding week

Harm Reduction and Prevention Partnership launched during Safeguarding week

12/11/2018

A multi-agency partnership aimed at the prevention and reduction of harm from substance misuse among children and young people in Ceredigion has been launched.


Traditional evening of entertainment comes to Theatr Felinfach

Traditional evening of entertainment comes to Theatr Felinfach

12/11/2018

A traditional evening of entertainment will be held in Theatr Felinfach on 16 November at 7:30pm. The evening will be led by Hywel (Gas) Lloyd and Arwel (Cwmcoedog) Davies.


Memorial Garden opened with the unveiling of War Memorial at its new home

Memorial Garden opened with the unveiling of War Memorial at its new home

09/11/2018

The Bro Teifi School Memorial Garden was officially opened on 09 November 2018. This is a new home to the War Memorial to former pupils of Llandysul Grammar School who lost their lives during the First World War and the Second World War.


Food Centre Wales welcomes visitors from Yosano Town, Japan

Food Centre Wales welcomes visitors from Yosano Town, Japan

08/11/2018

Visitors from Yosano Town, Japan were welcomed to Food Centre Wales on Wednesday, 07 November 2018.


Carers meet Councillors in coffee morning

Carers meet Councillors in coffee morning

07/11/2018

Carers who care for a family member or friend and Councillors attended a coffee morning on 8 October specifically for Carers and Councillors in Penmorfa, Aberaeron. The event gave Councillors the chance to listen to the concerns of those who care for loved ones and the challenges they face.


Farewell afternoon tea to long-standing member of staff at Ysgol y Dderi

Farewell afternoon tea to long-standing member of staff at Ysgol y Dderi

07/11/2018

At the end of the last half term, a tea party was held at Ysgol y Dderi to celebrate Mair Spate’s retirement, after 42 years of working as the school’s dinner money collector.


New Children and Young People’s Participation Strategy for 2018-2021

New Children and Young People’s Participation Strategy for 2018-2021

07/11/2018

A new Children and Young People’s Participation Strategy for 2018-2021 was approved in a Cabinet meeting on 6 November 2018.


Aberystwyth Wooden Jetty a step closer following funding approval

Aberystwyth Wooden Jetty a step closer following funding approval

06/11/2018

A Coastal Communities Fund application for the renovation of the wooden jetty at Aberystwyth to bring pleasure boat trips back to the seafront has been successful.


Have your say on development of the Welsh Language at Ysgol Bro Pedr

Have your say on development of the Welsh Language at Ysgol Bro Pedr

06/11/2018

The opportunity to have your say on the development of the Welsh medium in the foundation phase at Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter is now open.


Residents invited to support the next Crime Reduction meeting

Residents invited to support the next Crime Reduction meeting

06/11/2018

As part of its annual campaign to reduce crime levels within the county, the Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership is inviting residents to attend a public meeting of the Full Partnership and Strategy Group.


Ceredigion shares experience at European refugee workshop

Ceredigion shares experience at European refugee workshop

05/11/2018

Ceredigion represented UK Local Authorities at a European meeting to discuss a community based approach to resettling refugees.


Launch of Warm Homes Assistance available for vulnerable households

Launch of Warm Homes Assistance available for vulnerable households

05/11/2018

Funding has been secured that will help vulnerable households in Ceredigion prepare for winter.


Food Innovation Wales to attend the Farm Business Innovation Show 2018

Food Innovation Wales to attend the Farm Business Innovation Show 2018

02/11/2018

Food Innovation Wales will be exhibiting at the Farm Business Innovation show at the NEC Birmingham on 7 and 8 November 2018.


National Safeguarding Week focuses on Exploitation this year

National Safeguarding Week focuses on Exploitation this year

02/11/2018

National Safeguarding Week, held between 12 and 16 November, will focus this year on raising awareness of the risk of exploitation.


Rhydeinon Household Waste Site new opening hours

Rhydeinon Household Waste Site new opening hours

02/11/2018

Following a public consultation exercise, Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet decided to keep the Household Waste Site at Rhydeinon, near Llanarth open, with changes to the opening hours.


Fresh calls for parents to register for the Childcare Offer before the start of a new school term

Fresh calls for parents to register for the Childcare Offer before the start of a new school term

01/11/2018

Fresh calls are being made for working parents to register for the Childcare Offer in Ceredigion. The calls are being made before the latest group of three-year-olds become eligible for the scheme at the start of the new school term in January 2019.


Support given for Lucy’s Law campaign

Support given for Lucy’s Law campaign

01/11/2018

In a Full Council meeting on 25 October, the Council backed a motion supporting the Lucy’s Law campaign. It follows the Healthier Communities Committee Meeting on 19 September in which the committee considered and supported the campaign in principle.


Welsh language in social media best practice sessions for Ceredigion businesses

Welsh language in social media best practice sessions for Ceredigion businesses

01/11/2018

Businesses and organisations in Aberystwyth and Lampeter can take advantage of free information sessions which will offer networking opportunities along with opportunities to share best practice on using the Welsh language in social media.


Baby Massage Training

Baby Massage Training

31/10/2018

Baby Massage Training was held recently at Enfys Teifi Integrated Children’s Centre in Cardigan.


Ceredigion flood drop-in sessions to be held

Ceredigion flood drop-in sessions to be held

26/10/2018

Drop in sessions for people in Ceredigion affected by the flooding following Storm Callum are being held. The first session will take place in Lampeter on 30 October.


Council supports WASPI women motion

Council supports WASPI women motion

25/10/2018

On 25 October, Ceredigion County Council supported a motion recognising the WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) campaign.


Safety warning following the removal of  Polystyrene Pumpkins  from store in Aberystwyth

Safety warning following the removal of Polystyrene Pumpkins from store in Aberystwyth

25/10/2018

A safety notice has been issued concerning a ‘Carve your own pumpkin’ polystyrene pumpkin and is being highlighted by Ceredigion County Council Trading Standards Service.


Zero Waste Conference attracts businesses from across Wales

Zero Waste Conference attracts businesses from across Wales

22/10/2018

Over 40 food and drink businesses from across Wales attended the first ‘Zero Waste Conference’ at Food Centre Wales on Tuesday, 16 October.


Ceredigion’s first ‘Welsh in the Workplace’ business fair successfully held

Ceredigion’s first ‘Welsh in the Workplace’ business fair successfully held

19/10/2018

Small businesses in Cardigan came together to a special event on Thursday, 4 October 2018. The Business Fair was an opportunity to network, learn from each other and share experiences of using the Welsh language in business.


Council staff show their support for Shwmae Su’mae Day

Council staff show their support for Shwmae Su’mae Day

19/10/2018

Shwmae Su’mae day was celebrated throughout Wales on Monday, 15 October to encourage people to start every conversation with ‘Shwmae’ or ‘Su’mae’! To mark the day this year, staff at Ceredigion County Council held a cookery competition during its weekly ‘Clwb Cinio Cymraeg’ session (Welsh Lunch Club).


David Davies Llandinam show comes to Tregaron

David Davies Llandinam show comes to Tregaron

17/10/2018

There will be a special opportunity for the people of Tregaron to learn about one of Wales’ most successful industrialists, David Davies Llandinam with a performance by the drama company “Mewn Cymeriad”.


Free parking in Ceredigion for the three Saturdays before Christmas

Free parking in Ceredigion for the three Saturdays before Christmas

17/10/2018

Parking will be free in all Ceredigion County Council operated Pay and Display car parks on the three Saturdays preceding Christmas this year.


Visit to inspect new Active Travel works held

Visit to inspect new Active Travel works held

17/10/2018

Sustrans Cymru director, Steve Brooks visited recent work to the Aberystwyth Active Travel Network on 26 September. The network of pedestrian, cycling and general accessibility improvements has been developed in partnership with the Welsh Government and Sustrans.


Development of the Welsh Language at Ysgol Bro Pedr a step forward

Development of the Welsh Language at Ysgol Bro Pedr a step forward

16/10/2018

A consultation is to take place on the development of the medium of instruction to Welsh in the foundation phase at Ysgol Bro Pedr.


Dwyn i Gof play by Meic Povey comes to Theatr Felinfach

Dwyn i Gof play by Meic Povey comes to Theatr Felinfach

16/10/2018

Dwyn i Gof (Bring to Mind) is a thought provoking drama which combines the intense and humorous to discuss an omnipresent subject which is ‘on everyone’s mind’ these days, in Meic Povey’s last play for Bara Caws.


Margaret Jones: Celebrating 100

Margaret Jones: Celebrating 100

16/10/2018

Ceredigion Museum celebrates the 100th birthday of award winning Ceredigion illustrator Margaret Jones with an exclusive exhibition.


Important safety advice issued as flood clear-up gets underway

Important safety advice issued as flood clear-up gets underway

15/10/2018

With the clear-up following Storm Callum flooding well underway, important safety advice is being issued to Ceredigion residents.


National Adoption Week – can you give a child a home?

National Adoption Week – can you give a child a home?

15/10/2018

Having a caring family and a place they call home is what a lot of children take for granted; however, there are children in Ceredigion who are still looking for a home of their own. As part of National Adoption Week, which is happening between 15 and 21 October, people are being asked to consider opening their homes and their hearts to those waiting for a family.


Progress made towards Council Well-being and Improvement Objectives

Progress made towards Council Well-being and Improvement Objectives

15/10/2018

A performance report outlining progress towards reaching Ceredigion County Council’s Well-being and Improvement Objectives will be considered by the Council’s Cabinet and Full Council in October 2018.


Residents sought for involvement into Pen Dinas project

Residents sought for involvement into Pen Dinas project

15/10/2018

Residents are being sought for involvement in the Pen Dinas Hillfort project.


Tender event for Ceredigion businesses

Tender event for Ceredigion businesses

15/10/2018

A procurement event is being held for Ceredigion businesses to develop on their tender submissions and winning public sector contracts.


Storm Callum update

Storm Callum update

14/10/2018

This is the latest with regards to roads and bridges at 19:45, 14.10.2018.


A Day in My Life by Huw Owen,  Work Welsh Training Officer, Ceredigion County Council

A Day in My Life by Huw Owen, Work Welsh Training Officer, Ceredigion County Council

12/10/2018

Teaching Welsh has been a big part of my life for many years; in secondary school, I used to enjoy visiting evening classes to speak to learners as part of a Cynllun Pontio (Bridging Scheme).


Aberaeron playing field gains Centenary Field status

Aberaeron playing field gains Centenary Field status

12/10/2018

The park known as Square Field in the centre of Aberaeron has been designated a Centenary Field and named as Cae Canmlwyddiant Ceredigion Centenary Field – Cae Sgwâr / Square Field, Aberaeron.


New language strategy in Ceredigion for 2018-2023

New language strategy in Ceredigion for 2018-2023

12/10/2018

A new Welsh language Strategy for Ceredigion has been approved for 2018-2023. The strategy was approved by Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet in a meeting on 25 September 2018.


e-sgol project launched in Ceredigion as part of Welsh Government’s Rural Education Action Plan

e-sgol project launched in Ceredigion as part of Welsh Government’s Rural Education Action Plan

11/10/2018

e-sgol, a new initiative supported by Welsh Government to develop opportunities in e-learning, has been launched in Ceredigion.


Photo story: Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training staff bake for cancer charity

Photo story: Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training staff bake for cancer charity

09/10/2018

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) staff and learners enjoyed participating in Macmillan’s Coffee Morning on Friday, 28 September. The total money collected amounted to over £160, which will go towards vital care and support services for people affected by cancer.


Ysgol Henry Richard opens its doors to welcome the primary section

Ysgol Henry Richard opens its doors to welcome the primary section

08/10/2018

On Monday 1 October, Ysgol Henry Richard welcomed the primary section to the school, following the completion of the extension section of the school. It includes a new primary school building and refurbishment of the secondary section building.


Aberaeron Youth Club giving back to their community

Aberaeron Youth Club giving back to their community

04/10/2018

During the autumn term, Aberaeron Youth Club Members have been busy organising community activities and promoting the youth club to the residents of the town.


Ceredigion pupils perform a Harvest Flashmob

Ceredigion pupils perform a Harvest Flashmob

03/10/2018

On Saturday morning, 29 September, Cardigan town came to a virtual standstill as over 100 school children came together to perform a Flashmob. The Flashmob dance was created as part of the town’s Gŵyl y Cynhaeaf (translated as Harvest Festival) programme of events to celebrate Welsh culture with performances taking place on the Quayside, in the Castle and on the town square. The dance was performed to the music of local band Ail Symudiad.


Ceredigion’s Sports Clubs gain from £20,000 grants awards

Ceredigion’s Sports Clubs gain from £20,000 grants awards

03/10/2018

14 sports clubs from all over Ceredigion were successful in receiving over £1,300 each, to get people more active in their communities, through a Community Chest Fund.


New Creative Team in Theatr Felinfach

New Creative Team in Theatr Felinfach

03/10/2018

A new Creative Team has been appointed in Theatr Felinfach. The team’s new members - Lowri Angharad Briddon and Sioned Hâf Thomas – will play a central role in the Theatr’s creative process.


Additional Licensing Scheme Landlords Forums

Additional Licensing Scheme Landlords Forums

02/10/2018

Landlord Forums will be held in Aberystwyth and Aberaeron to discuss the Additional Licensing Scheme Review in October 2018 to gather opinions of residents, landlords and tenants.


Booklet promoting the Welsh language in business in Ceredigion

Booklet promoting the Welsh language in business in Ceredigion

02/10/2018

Businesses in Ceredigion will benefit following the release of a new booklet “Welsh in the Workplace” by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion.


Young Ambassadors all set to deliver physical activity opportunities in every Ceredigion Primary School

Young Ambassadors all set to deliver physical activity opportunities in every Ceredigion Primary School

02/10/2018

Towards the end of September, all the Ceredigion Young Ambassadors attended one-day training sessions across Ceredigion in three different leisure centres, to learn new leadership skills and how to prepare and deliver safe physical activity opportunities within their school.


New Ceredigion Housing Strategy for 2018-2023

New Ceredigion Housing Strategy for 2018-2023

01/10/2018

Ceredigion has a new Housing Strategy for 2018-2023. The Strategy, ‘Housing for All’ was approved by the Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet on 25 September 2018.


T.Llew Jones remembrance evening at Aberystwyth Library

T.Llew Jones remembrance evening at Aberystwyth Library

01/10/2018

A special evening to remember the remarkable work Wales' most well-known children's authors, T.Llew Jones, is to be held at Aberystwyth Library at 07:30pm on Wednesday, 10 October.


Organisations unite to inform Ceredigion residents of the tell-tale signs of a scam

Organisations unite to inform Ceredigion residents of the tell-tale signs of a scam

28/09/2018

On Thursday, 27 September, a ‘Friends Against Scam’ event was held at the bandstand in Aberystwyth, where Ceredigion residents had the opportunity to learn more about how they can protect themselves against scams.


A new era for the Coliseum Coffee House

A new era for the Coliseum Coffee House

26/09/2018

A new Team will take the reins at the Coliseum Coffee House on 08 October for a new era of the Ceredigion Museum’s Café.


Autumn courses with the leading provider of adult education across Ceredigion, Dysgu Bro

Autumn courses with the leading provider of adult education across Ceredigion, Dysgu Bro

26/09/2018

This Autumn, Dysgu Bro are pleased to introduce new courses, as well as returning favourites, for the adult learners of Ceredigion.


Ceredigion's Young People take part in Europe’s biggest youth consultation

Ceredigion's Young People take part in Europe’s biggest youth consultation

26/09/2018

On 09 November 2018, Esme Freeman, Ceredigion’s Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) will join over 300 other MYPs to take part in the annual UK Youth Parliament takeover debate in the House of Commons Chamber, London, chaired by Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP.


Nefi Bananas Drama Festival

Nefi Bananas Drama Festival

26/09/2018

The first event of this year’s Yr Ŵyl Ddrama, a collaboration between Theatr Felinfach and Theatr Gydweithredol Troedyrhiw, will be an evening that will stir memories and tickle the chuckle-muscles.


Views sought on future of schools

Views sought on future of schools

26/09/2018

Consultations on the future of education provision at three Ceredigion primary schools are now open and views are being sought.


The latest at Tŷ Belgrave site, Aberystwyth

The latest at Tŷ Belgrave site, Aberystwyth

25/09/2018

Following the investigative work as a result of the fire at Tŷ Belgrave in Aberystwyth, Marine Terrace has now partially reopened with traffic management arrangements in place, but Terrace Road will remain closed for the medium term.


Views sought on a new Learning Disability Strategy

Views sought on a new Learning Disability Strategy

25/09/2018

The Ceredigion Learning Disability Partnership Board would like to know your views on the Learning Disability Strategy; a new strategy for people with a learning disability and their families and carers.


Council Tax exemption for Care Leavers approved

Council Tax exemption for Care Leavers approved

24/09/2018

A Council Tax exemption to Care Leavers up to the age of 25 was approved by Council on 20 September 2018.


Event to give your views on Aberystwyth Coastal Defence Scheme

Event to give your views on Aberystwyth Coastal Defence Scheme

24/09/2018

Plans are afoot for a proposed Coastal Defence Scheme in Aberystwyth with events held to give your views.


70% decrease of Ceredigion youngsters found guilty of offences in 12 years

70% decrease of Ceredigion youngsters found guilty of offences in 12 years

21/09/2018

Recently updated Ministry of Justice data has shown that the number of young people in Ceredigion being found guilty of offences has reduced by nearly 70% in 12 years.


Arwyr yr Arfordir Llan-non (Heroes of the coast)

Arwyr yr Arfordir Llan-non (Heroes of the coast)

21/09/2018

Over the next few months, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion will be supporting a group of Llan-non residents to hold a series of Welsh-medium environmental activities under the banner ‘Arwyr yr Arfordir’ - Heroes of the coast. The series of activities will start with a plastic-free beach clean on the village’s beach on Saturday, 29 September


Celebrating Academi Bro success

Celebrating Academi Bro success

20/09/2018

The achievements of two of Ceredigion’s Academi Bro students were recently celebrated as they completed their final projects.


Ceredigion Actif Service’s comprehensive Summer Activity Program

Ceredigion Actif Service’s comprehensive Summer Activity Program

20/09/2018

Ceredigion Actif Service this year again embarked on a comprehensive four week Summer Program of activities.


Ceredigion Libraries focus on Well-being for Libraries Week

Ceredigion Libraries focus on Well-being for Libraries Week

20/09/2018

Ceredigion Libraries have organised a range of events to celebrate Libraries Week, which is held between 08 and 13 October this year.


Penrhyncoch School pupils receive Mini Disability Inclusion Training

Penrhyncoch School pupils receive Mini Disability Inclusion Training

20/09/2018

After entering a Sport Wales Cymry Coch competition, Penrhyncoch Primary School received a visit from Paralympian and Commonwealth medallist Jordan Howe and Commonwealth Silver Medallist Kane Charig.


Ceredigion ECO Flexibility Scheme scoops top prize for Multi Measure Project

Ceredigion ECO Flexibility Scheme scoops top prize for Multi Measure Project

19/09/2018

At the UK Energy Efficiency Awards Ceremony held on 7 September in Birmingham, Ceredigion County Council’s ECO Flexibility Scheme won the award for the best Multi-Measure Project.


Ceredigion’s first ‘Welsh in the Workplace’ Fair to be held

Ceredigion’s first ‘Welsh in the Workplace’ Fair to be held

18/09/2018

Ceredigion’s first ‘Welsh in the Workplace’ Fair will be held to encourage and support businesses who want to increase their bilingual provision in their daily work.


Join the stand against scams

Join the stand against scams

18/09/2018

Ceredigion residents will get the opportunity to learn more about how they can protect themselves against scams in an event to be held at the Bandstand, Aberystwyth on 27 September between 9:30am and 1:30pm.


Cerddorfa Iwcs a Hwyl – A brand new Welsh language ukulele orchestra

Cerddorfa Iwcs a Hwyl – A brand new Welsh language ukulele orchestra

17/09/2018

Can you play the ukulele and would like to join a ukulele orchestra? Or would you like to learn a new skill and to socialise in a Welsh-speaking environment? Why not join Cerddorfa Iwcs a Hwyl?


Photo Story: Aberystwyth Primary Schools take part in Ras yr Iaith

Photo Story: Aberystwyth Primary Schools take part in Ras yr Iaith

17/09/2018

On 4 July, five primary schools took part in running ‘Ras yr Iaith’. Children from Ysgol Llanilar, Ysgol Plascrug, Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos, Ysgol Padarn Sant and Ysgol Gymraeg put on their running shoes and joined Rhodri Francis, Development Officer for Cered to run the stretch of the race at Aberystwyth.


Standards Conference Wales held in Aberystwyth

Standards Conference Wales held in Aberystwyth

14/09/2018

The Standards Conference Wales 2018 was held in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion on Friday, 14 September.


Exercise Referral Scheme available to Ceredigion residents

Exercise Referral Scheme available to Ceredigion residents

11/09/2018

Available to residents in Ceredigion, the Wales National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is designed to aid individuals to take up the benefits of participating in high quality supervised enjoyable exercise programme to improve health and well-being, having been identified by their Medical Practitioner.


Platinum Young Ambassador status for Ceredigion pupil

Platinum Young Ambassador status for Ceredigion pupil

10/09/2018

Osian Davies, a pupil of Ysgol Bro Teifi, was chosen to become a Platinum Young Ambassador in Ceredigion in August.


Views sought on review of Gambling policy

Views sought on review of Gambling policy

10/09/2018

Views are being sought from Ceredigion residents, businesses, existing licence holders and their representatives on Ceredigion County Council’s review of its current Gambling policy. The policy covers betting, gaming, casinos, lotteries and bingo.


Ceredigion Youth Service participated in International Youth Project in Italy!

Ceredigion Youth Service participated in International Youth Project in Italy!

07/09/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service recently participated in an International Youth Exchange Project hosted in Italy, alongside Youth Groups from Poland, Spain, Malta and Italy. The group joined 32 other young people aged between 14-17 and eight other Youth Workers from Italy, Spain, Malta and Poland between 19 and 26 of August.


Owain Glyndŵr Celebration Day in Llandysul

Owain Glyndŵr Celebration Day in Llandysul

07/09/2018

There will be a special opportunity for the people of Llandysul to celebrate Owain Glyndŵr Day this year with a special performance at the town’s Library.


A programme of activities successfully completed over the summer

A programme of activities successfully completed over the summer

06/09/2018

A comprehensive summer programme of activities was delivered over five weeks of the summer holidays by Ceredigion Youth Service. Workshops, activities, day trips, events and projects were organised and delivered to young people aged 11 to 25 from across the county.


Criteria for Ceredigion road network gritting changed to consider the effect of altitude

Criteria for Ceredigion road network gritting changed to consider the effect of altitude

06/09/2018

With the winter season approaching, the assessment criteria used to decide which roads are pre-treated with salt in advance of forecasted ice or snow has been reviewed to reflect the effect that altitude can have on road surface temperatures. The development follows a Cabinet decision made on 04 September 2018.


Ceredigion Youth Service delivers surf project for young people!

Ceredigion Youth Service delivers surf project for young people!

05/09/2018

Over the summer, the Ceredigion Youth Service - working in partnership with Walkin’ on Water Surf School - coordinated and delivered an eight-week targeted Surf Project.


Council approves first Anti-Slavery Annual Statement

Council approves first Anti-Slavery Annual Statement

04/09/2018

The Council’s first Anti-Slavery Annual Statement has been confirmed following approval from the Cabinet on 04 September. An Anti-Slavery Action Plan has also been adopted and will now be implemented.


Cylch Meithrin Llangeitho extension built after Council Community Grant

Cylch Meithrin Llangeitho extension built after Council Community Grant

04/09/2018

A new extension at Cylch Meithrin Llangeitho was opened on 04 September. The extension was mainly funded through a Council Community Grant and a grant from the National Lottery.


Rhydeinon Household Waste site remains open

Rhydeinon Household Waste site remains open

04/09/2018

The Rhydeinon Household Waste site will remain open for three days per week following a Cabinet decision and public consultation. New opening hours will see the site open to the public on Wednesday and will be open for extended hours on Saturday and Sunday.


Consultation held over home dog breeder licence conditions

Consultation held over home dog breeder licence conditions

28/08/2018

A public consultation is being held over home dog breeder licence conditions in Ceredigion, offering individuals the opportunity to provide feedback on the home breeding conditions licence set by Ceredigion County Council.


Launching the Work Welsh Pilot Scheme

Launching the Work Welsh Pilot Scheme

28/08/2018

Ceredigion County Council’s Work Welsh Pilot Scheme was launched at a special event on Friday, 10 August at Shwmae Caerdydd at the Pierhead Building, on the National Eisteddfod field. A group of Welsh learners from the Council attended the Eisteddfod to be part of the launch.


GCSE Examination Successes in Ceredigion Schools

GCSE Examination Successes in Ceredigion Schools

23/08/2018

The GCSE examination results published today (23 August) by the WJEC indicate that very high standards are being maintained in the schools of Ceredigion.


Vigilance call on illegal raves

Vigilance call on illegal raves

23/08/2018

Ceredigion County Council and Dyfed-Powys Police are asking farmers, local landowners and community councils to be on alert over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend for warning signs of any illegal events such as raves planned for their land.


Autism Aware School accreditation success at schools across Ceredigion

Autism Aware School accreditation success at schools across Ceredigion

22/08/2018

At the end of the summer term, five primary schools and one secondary school in Ceredigion successfully completed the national ‘Learning with Autism’ project and have gained the national Autism Aware School accreditation.


Canolfan Padarn’s art display celebrates the ‘Year of the Sea’

Canolfan Padarn’s art display celebrates the ‘Year of the Sea’

22/08/2018

Over the past few months, a group of adults with learning disabilities at the Canolfan Padarn day services centre, Llanbadarn have been working with local art trail artist Jeni Pain, (The Shed by the Stream) exploring the topic of ‘The Year of the Sea’ in ceramic, including discussion of what the sea means to us, what we love about Aberystwyth and the issues around plastic pollution.


Primary section of Ysgol Henry Richard opening delayed

Primary section of Ysgol Henry Richard opening delayed

21/08/2018

Building work on the extension that will house the primary school section extension of Ysgol Henry Richard will not be completed by the start of the new term.


Ceredigion Youth Service launches new INSPIRE programme for young people

Ceredigion Youth Service launches new INSPIRE programme for young people

20/08/2018

A new personal and social development programme for young people has been launched in Ceredigion by the Ceredigion Youth Service. The Inspire programme is a 12 week programme for young people aged 16-25.


6% increase of A*-A grades as Ceredigion schools succeed in ‘A’ Level results

6% increase of A*-A grades as Ceredigion schools succeed in ‘A’ Level results

16/08/2018

‘A’ Level examination results published today (16 August) by the WJEC indicate that high standards are being achieved in Ceredigion schools.


Ail Symudiad 40 year celebration concert

Ail Symudiad 40 year celebration concert

16/08/2018

Celebrating 40 years this year, Ail Symudiad and support band Argyfwng Canol Oed are bringing their music to Theatr Felinfach.


Ar Log to launch their national tour with a performance in Theatr Felinfach

Ar Log to launch their national tour with a performance in Theatr Felinfach

15/08/2018

During the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Cardiff this year, Wales’ first professional folk group ‘Ar Log’ released a new album – ‘Ar Log VII’, and they are making their way to Theatr Felinfach!


Ceredigion Youth Service invited to take part in International Youth Project in Italy

Ceredigion Youth Service invited to take part in International Youth Project in Italy

15/08/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service will take part in an International Youth Exchange Project hosted in Italy, alongside Youth Groups from Poland, Spain and Malta.


Aberystwyth Waste Pilot Launched

Aberystwyth Waste Pilot Launched

13/08/2018

An innovative pilot scheme has been launched in North Parade, Aberystwyth to help promote positive waste behaviours in the town centre.


Ceredigion celebrate RAF Centenary

Ceredigion celebrate RAF Centenary

09/08/2018

On Thursday, 9 August, a celebratory event to mark the centenary of the RAF was held at the West Wales Airport, Aberporth.


Online registration form for Childcare Offer up and running ahead of September launch

Online registration form for Childcare Offer up and running ahead of September launch

07/08/2018

Working parents of three and four-year-old children are being urged to apply via the online registration form for the funded Childcare Offer ahead of the September launch in Ceredigion.


Support to explore the opportunities and benefits of renewable energy in rural communities

Support to explore the opportunities and benefits of renewable energy in rural communities

07/08/2018

Support is available for local groups interested in generating sustainable energy and saving money. The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group (LAG), which is administered by Ceredigion County Council, can help local rural communities spark their renewable energy project ideas with support available under the ‘renewable energy at a community level’ LEADER theme.


Ceredigion County Council Launches New Apprenticeship Programme

Ceredigion County Council Launches New Apprenticeship Programme

03/08/2018

A new apprenticeship programme helping young people in Ceredigion get valuable training and work experience is being launched by Ceredigion County Council. The programme is open to applications from Monday, 13 August until Monday, 10 September 2018.


A day in our lives, Trudy and Rhian, Information Assistants at Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre

A day in our lives, Trudy and Rhian, Information Assistants at Aberaeron Tourist Information Centre

02/08/2018

Trudy Jones and Rhian Evans, members of the Ceredigion Tourism Service Team, share an insight into their roles as Information Assistants at the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) in Aberaeron.


Modern Slavery being tackled in Ceredigion

Modern Slavery being tackled in Ceredigion

02/08/2018

In a meeting on 18 July, an Action Plan and Annual Statement on Modern Slavery was recommended for final approval.


Dewis Cymru launched in Ceredigion

Dewis Cymru launched in Ceredigion

31/07/2018

A new website providing a one-stop-shop source of information on supporting wellbeing was launched in Ceredigion and nationally on 26 July in the Royal Welsh Show. Dewis Cymru is an online resource that has a directory hosting a range of opportunities, events and services in the community.


Potential relocation of Theatr Felinfach to be looked into further

Potential relocation of Theatr Felinfach to be looked into further

31/07/2018

The potential relocation of Theatr Felinfach will be looked into further after a feasibility study was carried out to consider potential design improvement options for the Theatre.


An evening of songs and tales of the sea

An evening of songs and tales of the sea

26/07/2018

In the true tradition of its original motto the Coliseum, Aberystwyth, now home to Ceredigion Museum, will host an evening of spectacular ‘entertainment without vulgarity’ on Saturday 4 August in celebration of the Welsh Year of Sea.


Ceredigion Youth Council given chance to have their say

Ceredigion Youth Council given chance to have their say

26/07/2018

On 13 July 2018, Ceredigion Youth Council took over the Council Chambers to host the first ever discussion session in Ceredigion, organised and led by Ceredigion Youth Council. The event was an opportunity for Ceredigion Youth Council to ask questions regarding issues which affect young people, to a panel of influential decision makers.


Views sought on proposed Rights of Way Improvement Plan

Views sought on proposed Rights of Way Improvement Plan

26/07/2018

Views are being sought on the proposed Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP).


Aberystwyth Sea2Shore Festival promises a range of quality local produce

Aberystwyth Sea2Shore Festival promises a range of quality local produce

25/07/2018

Aberystwyth Promenade is the place to be on Sunday, 12 August 2018. The Aberystwyth Sea2Shore Festival returns to the Promenade with free entry to enjoy local produce and a variety of things to do for the whole family.


Welsh Language Standards Monitoring Report published

Welsh Language Standards Monitoring Report published

25/07/2018

Ceredigion County Council has published its Welsh Language Standards Monitoring Report and is available for the public to read.


Mischief Makers at libraries across Ceredigion

Mischief Makers at libraries across Ceredigion

24/07/2018

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 was launched in Ceredigion Libraries on Saturday, 14 July and will be running until Saturday, 29 September.


Young Ambassadors given recognition in local celebrations

Young Ambassadors given recognition in local celebrations

24/07/2018

Pupils from primary schools across Ceredigion were recently awarded certificates in recognition for their achievements as Bronze Young Ambassadors (BYA) for 2018.


Summer Activity Program by Ceredigion Youth Service

Summer Activity Program by Ceredigion Youth Service

23/07/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service will again this year embark on a comprehensive five-week Summer Program of activities during the summer holidays. The program will offer over ten different projects, activities, workshops and events for young people aged 11-25 from across the county.


Summer holiday programme at Ceredigion Leisure Centres

Summer holiday programme at Ceredigion Leisure Centres

20/07/2018

A busy timetable of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run Leisure Centres in the county.


Views wanted to help shape Mid Wales economic plan

Views wanted to help shape Mid Wales economic plan

20/07/2018

Mid Wales businesses are being encouraged for their views on the future of the region’s economy and what can be done to boost growth.


Childcare providers urged to register as suppliers for the Ceredigion launch of the Childcare Offer

Childcare providers urged to register as suppliers for the Ceredigion launch of the Childcare Offer

19/07/2018

Childcare providers are being urged to register as providers of the Government’s Childcare Offer. Ceredigion County Council is calling on all Ceredigion based childcare providers to complete the online registration form.


Penrhyncoch Brownies compose song!

Penrhyncoch Brownies compose song!

19/07/2018

Penrhyncoch Brownies were congratulated for composing a new Welsh language song recently. The workshops were part of a program of Welsh language workshops organised by Cered - Menter Iaith Ceredigion.


Fun filled museum caravan and traditional seaside holiday activities on Aberystwyth Prom this summer

Fun filled museum caravan and traditional seaside holiday activities on Aberystwyth Prom this summer

18/07/2018

The smallest cinema in a theatre caravan will be on the Promenade in Aberystwyth for three Saturdays this summer.


Ceredigion Inspire! Awards celebrate lifelong learning

Ceredigion Inspire! Awards celebrate lifelong learning

17/07/2018

At the end of Adult Learners’ Week, Ceredigion Adult Learning Partnership held their Inspire! Awards where eight awards were presented. The adult learners from across Ceredigion, who have overcome challenges and barriers, were recognised for their achievements.


Second workshop held on Ceredigion’s Economic Future

Second workshop held on Ceredigion’s Economic Future

17/07/2018

A second Workshop was held on 09 July for County Councillors to discuss Ceredigion’s economic future bringing together some of the county’s biggest organisations to share what they had to offer and what partnership working between businesses and Ceredigion County Council could look like in the future.


Young people sought to help create the longest friendship bracelet in Ceredigion!

Young people sought to help create the longest friendship bracelet in Ceredigion!

17/07/2018

Tîm Teulu, in collaboration with Penparcau Family Centre, will be attempting to make the longest friendship bracelet in Ceredigion at this year’s Young People’s Play Day Festival. The Festival is a free event being held by Ray Ceredigion on 1 August in the Square Field, Aberaeron.


Views sought on proposed Ceredigion Language Strategy

Views sought on proposed Ceredigion Language Strategy

16/07/2018

Views are being sought on the proposed Ceredigion Language Strategy 2018-2023.


Hwyl yr Haf – your guide to the summer holidays in North Ceredigion

Hwyl yr Haf – your guide to the summer holidays in North Ceredigion

12/07/2018

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion have launched Hwyl yr Haf 2018 which is a guide full of Welsh medium and bilingual activities for children, young people and families in North Ceredigion, following on the success of the Hwyl yr Haf pilot project during the 2017 summer holidays.


A Day in My Life by Emyr Lloyd, Assistant Librarian, Aberystwyth Library

A Day in My Life by Emyr Lloyd, Assistant Librarian, Aberystwyth Library

11/07/2018

I was brought up by the Ystwyth river in the small village of Llanafan and attended the local school and then on to Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron, as its name was at the time. I enjoyed my time in school but by the end, I’d had enough and after completing my A-Level’s, I chose to go for it and join the world of work. I worked in a supermarket in Aberystwyth to begin with but then the opportunity arose to join the world of books.


Consultation on the future of Beulah and Trewen primary schools as well as Ysgol Gynradd Cilcennin

Consultation on the future of Beulah and Trewen primary schools as well as Ysgol Gynradd Cilcennin

10/07/2018

A consultation will be held on the future of education provision at Ysgol Gynradd Beulah and Ysgol Gynradd Trewen. A consultation will also be held regarding the future of education provision at Ysgol Gynradd Cilcennin. These decisions were made as recommended by the Council’s School Review Panel.


Solution approved for the Strand Quayside in Cardigan

Solution approved for the Strand Quayside in Cardigan

10/07/2018

A proposed solution to a long running land dispute will see the Strand Quayside in Cardigan renovated if negotiations are successful.


Celebrating sports in the Ceredigion Sports Award 2018

Celebrating sports in the Ceredigion Sports Award 2018

09/07/2018

Ceredigion Sports Council held the 2018 Ceredigion Sports Awards on Friday, 06 July at Penmorfa, Aberaeron.


Free Enhanced Rider Scheme throughout the summer

Free Enhanced Rider Scheme throughout the summer

09/07/2018

The Ceredigion Enhanced Rider Scheme (CERS) offers training to qualified motorcyclists who reside in Ceredigion and is available for free throughout the summer this year.


Help us to Help You - our ongoing conversation

Help us to Help You - our ongoing conversation

04/07/2018

Residents across Ceredigion are being asked, through an engagement campaign, how the Council can give them a voice in strengthening communities and shaping future services.


Surfing on the Square!

Surfing on the Square!

04/07/2018

It’s a very exciting time at Theatr Felinfach as the enthusiastic members of the Performing School prepare to present their first musical drama, ‘Syrffio ar y Sgwâr!’ (Surfing on the Square). The performance will take place at 7pm on Saturday, 14 July.


Cardigan Youth Centre hosts open evening

Cardigan Youth Centre hosts open evening

03/07/2018

As part of Youth Work Week 2018 celebrations, Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) hosted an open evening at Cardigan Youth Centre.


Ceredigion builders awarded for quality construction

Ceredigion builders awarded for quality construction

03/07/2018

Builders and developers in Ceredigion were recently recognised for their commitment to quality construction within the county.


Llanarth Primary School show ‘Ein Milltir Sgwâr’ celebrating history and culture

Llanarth Primary School show ‘Ein Milltir Sgwâr’ celebrating history and culture

03/07/2018

Llanarth Primary School pupils will be hosting a show under the guidance of Theatr Felinfach’s Creative Team at on 9 July.


New dual purpose vehicles for year round highway and winter maintenance

New dual purpose vehicles for year round highway and winter maintenance

03/07/2018

Four dual purpose vehicles have arrived in Ceredigion. They will perform both general highway maintenance tasks and convert to gritters to perform winter maintenance activities as and when required.


Youth Service celebrates Youth Work Week 2018

Youth Service celebrates Youth Work Week 2018

03/07/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service celebrated Youth Work Week between 23 and 30 June, a week dedicated to celebrating Youth Work all across Wales.


Making a Splash exhibition marking Year of the Sea

Making a Splash exhibition marking Year of the Sea

02/07/2018

‘Making a Splash’ is a new exhibition at Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth, that takes a peep at bathing, the seaside and the Great British summer holiday.


Travelling back in time from 2018 to 1818

Travelling back in time from 2018 to 1818

02/07/2018

Ceredigion Museum has been working with the Ohio Schools Project to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first Ohio emigration from Ceredigion on 1 April 1818.


Fees set for independent sector care homes for 2018-2019

Fees set for independent sector care homes for 2018-2019

28/06/2018

On 19 June 2018, recommended fees were approved for placements in Ceredigion’s independent sector care homes for older people for the period of 2018 to 2019.


Have your say on the Rhydeinon Household Waste Site

Have your say on the Rhydeinon Household Waste Site

28/06/2018

The Council is welcoming responses to a recently launched consultation looking into the use and future of the Rhydeinon Household Waste Site.


Running for the language in Aberystwyth!

Running for the language in Aberystwyth!

26/06/2018

Ras Yr Iaith 2018 will take place between 4 and 6 July and the first day of the Ras will close in Aberystwyth with a feast of music for all tastes.


Ceredigion residents urged to check their details on the Electoral Register

Ceredigion residents urged to check their details on the Electoral Register

25/06/2018

Residents in Ceredigion are urged to check and update their information that appears on the electoral register.


Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training Hairdressers take top prizes at 2018 Urdd National Eisteddfod

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training Hairdressers take top prizes at 2018 Urdd National Eisteddfod

25/06/2018

Following their success at the Urdd Preliminary Hair and Beauty Competition in May, Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) pupil and apprentice hairdressers represented the county at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Builth Wells on Friday 1 June. Once again, HCT’s hairdressers showed exceptional talent with their top-rate designs.


Community shows support for Ceredigion Carers

Community shows support for Ceredigion Carers

22/06/2018

A free event to celebrate Carers week, with the intention to help Carers stay ‘healthy and connected’ took place on 15 June, at Llanina Arms, hosted by Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit, along with partner organisations.


Father’s Day celebrated by adopter

Father’s Day celebrated by adopter

22/06/2018

On Sunday, 17 June families across the county celebrated Father’s Day, but it wasn’t just birth fathers to note the day.


Francine Stock talks films at Ceredigion Museum, in association with Hay Festival

Francine Stock talks films at Ceredigion Museum, in association with Hay Festival

22/06/2018

Radio and TV presenter Francine Stock will be choosing four of her favourite films to talk about at Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth on 14 July at 7pm. With clips from selected films, all of which were shown over the decades at the old Coliseum Cinema, she will be explaining her choices, with background information about the creation of these iconic films.


Nurseries and pre-schools join the Ceredigion Actif’s ‘Fit in 5’ programme

Nurseries and pre-schools join the Ceredigion Actif’s ‘Fit in 5’ programme

22/06/2018

Ceredigion Actif’s ‘Fit in 5’ programme, an initiative to increase children’s activity levels is a project already running in over 30 primary schools in Ceredigion, is now available in nurseries and pre-schools across the county.


Acknowledging and celebrating staff successes

Acknowledging and celebrating staff successes

21/06/2018

Ceredigion County Council staff achievements were celebrated in a Council meeting on 21 June 2018.


Grant money available to improve play areas in Ceredigion

Grant money available to improve play areas in Ceredigion

21/06/2018

The Council has been awarded £100,800 from the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities Development Fund to finance capital works in four play areas across Ceredigion. On 19 June, the Council’s Cabinet authorised the project’s commencement.


New Procurement Strategy focuses on strengthening local economy

New Procurement Strategy focuses on strengthening local economy

21/06/2018

A Procurement Strategy for 2018-2022 will have a strong focus on supporting and strengthening the local economy whilst delivering benefits to the people of Ceredigion and its communities.


Photo Story: Success at Canolfan Meugan’s Eisteddfod

Photo Story: Success at Canolfan Meugan’s Eisteddfod

21/06/2018

Canolfan Meugan and Canolfan Steffan held an Eisteddfod for the service users at Neuadd Felinfach on 7 June.


Views sought on proposed access improvements at Pendinas Hillfort

Views sought on proposed access improvements at Pendinas Hillfort

21/06/2018

Views are being sought on the proposed access improvements at Pendinas Hillfort in Penparcau.


A Day in My Life by Gareth Davies, Parking Services Team Leader,  Ceredigion's Civil Parking Enforcement Team

A Day in My Life by Gareth Davies, Parking Services Team Leader, Ceredigion's Civil Parking Enforcement Team

20/06/2018

Originally from St Clears, I’ve had a varied work history ranging from training to be a builder when I left school to working within the medical records department in West Wales General Hospital. I studied for a law degree in Bristol and originally planned to train to be in the probation service, however I moved up to Ceredigion in 2004 after meeting my wife and started working at a local spring water bottling company, which I thoroughly enjoyed as it helped me develop a good relationship with the local community through talking to customers on a regular basis.


Bicentenary Wales - Ohio celebrations

Bicentenary Wales - Ohio celebrations

20/06/2018

Local artist Gwenllian Beynon and three of her students will give an informal talk at Theatr Felinfach about their visit to Ohio on Friday, 29 June at 7:30pm.


Development of Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre moves closer

Development of Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre moves closer

20/06/2018

The proposed Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre in Tregaron has moved closer to fruition, following the successful completion of the Pre-Qualification stage of the Invitation to Tender.


Prosecution of former proprietor of food business with rodent infestation results in conviction

Prosecution of former proprietor of food business with rodent infestation results in conviction

20/06/2018

On 18 June 2018, Mr Rysul Asad of 5 Gloster Row, Cardigan and the former proprietor of Gulshan, Chancery Lane, Cardigan, pleaded guilty to 10 food hygiene offences before Magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre.


Ceredigion schools rewarded with performances from BMX artist

Ceredigion schools rewarded with performances from BMX artist

19/06/2018

Following an impressive effort and success in this year’s Big Pedal challenge, four Ceredigion schools were rewarded with a visit from Yinka Thomas, a highly acclaimed BMX Artist along with support from world record holder Matti Hemmings.


Ceredigion Welsh Learners National Winners

Ceredigion Welsh Learners National Winners

19/06/2018

Four Ceredigion learners were awarded for the standard of their written Welsh at Merched y Wawr Summer Festival in Machynlleth on Saturday, May 19.


Preparations underway to provide Childcare Offer for Wales

Preparations underway to provide Childcare Offer for Wales

19/06/2018

From September 2018, families in Ceredigion will be among those in Wales able to claim 30 hours of Government funded early education and childcare for up to 48 weeks of the year as part of the new Childcare Offer for Wales.


Photo Story: Leader from Madagascan Church visits Ceredigion to celebrate bicentenary

Photo Story: Leader from Madagascan Church visits Ceredigion to celebrate bicentenary

18/06/2018

On Thursday, 7 June, a number of dignitaries from Madagascar met with members of Ceredigion County Council as part of celebrations that have taken place in Ceredigion to celebrate the bicentenary of the first missionaries who travelled from the area of Aberaeron over to Madagascar.


Open Evening at Cardigan Youth Centre

Open Evening at Cardigan Youth Centre

14/06/2018

As part of Youth Work Week 2018 celebrations, Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) will host an open evening at Cardigan Youth Centre.


Open day at Food Centre Wales to showcase state of the art manufacturing facilities

Open day at Food Centre Wales to showcase state of the art manufacturing facilities

13/06/2018

Food Centre Wales, situated at Horeb Business Park, Llandysul, is opening its doors to the public on 26 June, from 10am-4pm. The Centre is a dedicated food technology centre offering advice, technical services and training to business start-ups, small to medium enterprises and existing food manufacturers.


Public urged to enjoy dolphin sightings at a distance

Public urged to enjoy dolphin sightings at a distance

12/06/2018

With summer on the way, bringing visitors enjoying Ceredigion’s wildlife rich coastline, the Council is urging members of the public to enjoy coastal activities without disturbing Cardigan Bay’s special wildlife and habitats. The call comes after individuals recently approached and swam with dolphins in Cardigan Bay.


Photo story: Contribution made to local charity

Photo story: Contribution made to local charity

07/06/2018

As Councillor Lynford Thomas’s year as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for 2017-2018 drew to a close, the Chairman’s Annual Dinner was held. During the evening, donations were received supporting the charity of the Chair’s choice, which was DASH Ceredigion.


Ceredigion second at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Ceredigion second at the Urdd Eisteddfod

04/06/2018

The bright talents and skills of Ceredigion’s youth has brought the county to the second place in the league of successes at this year’s 2018 Brecon and Radnorshire Urdd National Eisteddfod held on the Royal Welsh showground, Builth Wells, between 28 May and 2 June.


New members sought for Ceredigion Local Access Forum

New members sought for Ceredigion Local Access Forum

04/06/2018

New members are being sought for the Ceredigion Local Access Forum.


Ceredigion Museum comes up with the Goods

Ceredigion Museum comes up with the Goods

31/05/2018

Ceredigion Museum has recently launched its brand new collection of designer gifts created by four local artists, Becky Knight, Carys Boyle, Felix Cannadam and Ruth Jên Evans.


Picture and Story - Aberystwyth Day Centre celebrates the Royal Wedding

Picture and Story - Aberystwyth Day Centre celebrates the Royal Wedding

30/05/2018

Aberystwyth Day Centre celebrated the Royal Wedding with a special lunch and toast.


Ceredigion community helps Carers stay ‘healthy and connected’ this Carers Week

Ceredigion community helps Carers stay ‘healthy and connected’ this Carers Week

29/05/2018

To celebrate Carers Week 2018, held between 11 and 17 June, the Carers Unit are this year holding an event for Carers on Friday 15 June in the Llanina Arms, Llanarth.


Council carbon emissions reduced by over 20% in 5 years

Council carbon emissions reduced by over 20% in 5 years

29/05/2018

The final annual review of the Council’s Carbon Management Plan has revealed that Council carbon emissions have reduced by 21.15% in the last 5 years.


Celebrating Adult Learners’ Week

Celebrating Adult Learners’ Week

25/05/2018

Ceredigion will be celebrating Adult Learners’ Week which is the UK’s largest annual learning festival, with over 10,000 adults in Wales participate in activities to note the week every year.


Money raised by Canolfan Padarn in the Race for Life

Money raised by Canolfan Padarn in the Race for Life

25/05/2018

Staff and service users from Canolfan Padarn took part in this year’s Race for Life which took place on Sunday, 13 May.


New website for the Ceredigion Youth Service

New website for the Ceredigion Youth Service

25/05/2018

The Ceredigion Youth Service has created a new website which was developed following consultation with young people.


Celebrating Youth Work Week 2018

Celebrating Youth Work Week 2018

24/05/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service will be celebrating Youth Work Week between 23 and 30 June, a week dedicated to celebrating youth work all across Wales.


Ceredigion Disability Forum 2018/19 – Helping to shape services in Ceredigion

Ceredigion Disability Forum 2018/19 – Helping to shape services in Ceredigion

24/05/2018

Are you a disabled person residing in Ceredigion, support worker, carer or representative working with disabled people in the county? If so come and join the Ceredigion Disability Forum.


Package of Active Travel improvements recently completed in Aberystwyth

Package of Active Travel improvements recently completed in Aberystwyth

24/05/2018

Further active travel improvements in Aberystwyth have recently been completed after Ceredigion County Council secured additional Welsh Government capital grant funding of £249,000.


Welsh Code Club resources launch at Eisteddfod yr Urdd

Welsh Code Club resources launch at Eisteddfod yr Urdd

24/05/2018

Cered – Ceredigion Language Initiative and Code Club, part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, are pleased to launch new Welsh language resources. The launch will be held at Mentrau Iaith Cymru’s stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Builth Wells on 29 June between 10am and 12pm.


Bys a Bawd App to be launched

Bys a Bawd App to be launched

23/05/2018

Do you like singing Welsh nursery rhymes? Or are you a parent or guardian to little children? A brand new app is being launched at the Urdd Eisteddfod which could be right up your street.


Ceredigion Youth Council will be given chance to have their say

Ceredigion Youth Council will be given chance to have their say

23/05/2018

On 13 July 2018, Ceredigion Youth Council will take over the Council Chambers to host the first ever discussion session in Ceredigion, organised and led by Ceredigion Youth Council. The event will be an opportunity for Ceredigion Youth Council to ask questions, regarding issues which effect young people, to a panel of people who influence decisions on policies, young people; local and nationally.


Museum Lights Up The Past

Museum Lights Up The Past

23/05/2018

Ceredigion Museum has had a full refurbishment of its lighting thanks to £116,558 of grants from Welsh Governments Museums Archives and Libraries Division and the Rural Community Development Fund.


Role of RNLI in World War One Commemorated in New Exhibition at Ceredigion Museum

Role of RNLI in World War One Commemorated in New Exhibition at Ceredigion Museum

23/05/2018

Ceredigion Museum is hosting the RNLI’s ‘Hope in the Great War’ exhibition, which honours the courage and determination of those who saved lives at sea as part of the First World War centenary commemorations. The family-friendly, interactive exhibition focuses on six heroic rescue stories from around the coast of the UK and Ireland. It also explores the fascinating history of Borth, Aberystwyth, New Quay and Cardigan Lifeboat stations.


British Empire Medal Awarded for services to Disability Basketball

British Empire Medal Awarded for services to Disability Basketball

22/05/2018

In a ceremony held on 18 May in the Council Chamber, Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Aberaeron, the British Empire Medal was awarded to Lee Coulson. The medal was awarded for Lee’s services to Disability Basketball – voluntary and charitable


Ceredigion Museum calls for seaside holiday photographs for a new exhibition

Ceredigion Museum calls for seaside holiday photographs for a new exhibition

22/05/2018

Ceredigion Museum is looking for your seaside holiday photographs to take part in a new exhibition celebrating the nation’s relationship with the seaside.


Have your say on Corporate Enforcement

Have your say on Corporate Enforcement

22/05/2018

Views are being sought on a new Corporate Enforcement Policy produced by Ceredigion County Council.


Ideas sought to help enhance Ceredigion’s local rural communities

Ideas sought to help enhance Ceredigion’s local rural communities

22/05/2018

The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group would like to hear from individuals, community groups and eligible organisations with innovative ideas that could enhance the experience of living and working in Ceredigion.


Cabinet portfolios reorganisation announced in Council AGM

Cabinet portfolios reorganisation announced in Council AGM

18/05/2018

A Cabinet portfolio reorganisation was announced in Ceredigion County Council’s Annual General Meeting on 18 May 2018. The announcement was made by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn.


Councillor Hag Harris elected as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council 2018-2019

Councillor Hag Harris elected as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council 2018-2019

18/05/2018

Councillor Hag Harris was elected as the Chairman of the Council for 2018-2019 in the Annual Meeting held by Ceredigion County Council on Friday 18 May 2018.


Students make the Dylan Thomas connection

Students make the Dylan Thomas connection

18/05/2018

If a Public Right of Way combines fantastic coastal and mountain views, takes in farm land, wooded valleys and tumbling streams, provides an off-road route between a coastal village and an inland hamlet and, on top of all this, has historical links to a literary legend, then it deserves to be looked after. The footpath in question runs from Llanon towards Pennant.


Blue flags to fly high over Ceredigion beaches this summer

Blue flags to fly high over Ceredigion beaches this summer

17/05/2018

Blue Flags will fly over five of Ceredigion’s most popular beaches this summer. Borth, Aberystwyth North, New Quay Harbour, Llangrannog and Tresaith beaches have once again been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for 2018. In addition, Ceredigion’s beaches have been awarded 4 Green Coast awards and 13 Seaside Awards.


Play Unified Games held to takle inequality

Play Unified Games held to takle inequality

17/05/2018

To coincide with the Commonwealth Games, a Ceredigion Play Unified Games was held on 25 April at Aberystwyth University.


Theatr Felinfach event to take a trip down memory lane after 50 years of Panto

Theatr Felinfach event to take a trip down memory lane after 50 years of Panto

17/05/2018

Theatr Felinfach’s annual Welsh Pantomime is celebrating its 50th year this year. It is famous throughout Wales and is the flagship participatory and community project.


A day in My Life By Julie Lomas, Food and Drink Festivals Co-ordinator  / Aberystwyth Farmers Market Co-ordinator

A day in My Life By Julie Lomas, Food and Drink Festivals Co-ordinator / Aberystwyth Farmers Market Co-ordinator

16/05/2018

Originally from Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valleys, I left school after my O Levels (yes, I am that old!) and spent 12 years as a Tax Officer at the Inland Revenue in Cardiff.


Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training Hairdressers demonstrate talents

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training Hairdressers demonstrate talents

16/05/2018

Young, aspiring hairdressers from across the county gathered at Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) on Wednesday, 02 May, to show off their skills.


Ceredigion prepares for cycle festival

Ceredigion prepares for cycle festival

11/05/2018

The OVO Energy Tour Series returns to Aberystwyth on Saturday 26 May - the only Welsh stage of its tour of British towns and cities. Ceredigion County Council is proud to host the event again this year with financial support from Aberystwyth Town Council and Advancing Aberystwyth ar y Blaen to secure the event for Aberystwyth.


Keeping Ceredigion’s Coast Clean

Keeping Ceredigion’s Coast Clean

11/05/2018

Two types of new bins have been sited near some of Ceredigion’s main beaches to help keep the county’s coast clean.


Take a tour of Food Centre Wales from the comfort of your armchair!

Take a tour of Food Centre Wales from the comfort of your armchair!

10/05/2018

Food Centre Wales recently had a virtual tour created of the centres’ ‘Innovation and Manufacturing Hub’ to enable people to view the facilities on offer there remotely.


Upskilling volunteers to help look after the local environment

Upskilling volunteers to help look after the local environment

10/05/2018

The walls of the billiards room at Llanerchaeron would probably tell some tales if only they could speak, but it is doubtful they’ve witnessed, in such intimacy, the details of a City and Guilds brush cutter training course before. This was the venue, kindly loaned by the National Trust for the day, to a group which included some of Ceredigion County Council’s ‘Adopt a Path’ volunteers.


Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan launched

Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan launched

09/05/2018

Ceredigion’s first Local Well-being Plan has been launched in an event with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe.


Raising the rainbow flags in support of International Day

Raising the rainbow flags in support of International Day

09/05/2018

Ceredigion County Council will be showing their support for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bi-phobia (IDAHOT) on Thursday 17 May, by raising the rainbow flag outside Council Offices at Penmorfa, Aberaeron and Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth.


Your time to make a difference during Dementia Action Week

Your time to make a difference during Dementia Action Week

09/05/2018

Ceredigion County Council will be starting Dementia Action Week, which takes place between 21 and 27 May, by holding a Dementia Friends public information session on Monday, 21 May at 2pm at the Powerhouse, Llandysul.


Minister and leaders meet to discuss Mid Wales Growth Deal

Minister and leaders meet to discuss Mid Wales Growth Deal

08/05/2018

Two prominent UK and Welsh Government Ministers were in Llandrindod Wells on Thursday, April 26, to discuss the Mid Wales Growth Deal with the region’s council leaders.


New Scrap Metal Policy approved

New Scrap Metal Policy approved

08/05/2018

In a meeting on 08 May 2018, the Council’s Cabinet approved a new Scrap Metal Policy. The policy ensures accessibility and clarity to those seeking to obtain a Collectors or a Site Licence from the Council.


Success for Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training Plumbing Apprentices

Success for Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training Plumbing Apprentices

08/05/2018

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training’s (HCT) Plumbing department has been celebrating the success of two apprentices, Shannon Haf Burril and Robert Davies, in recent UK-wide trade competitions.


Consultation on violence and abuse strategy

Consultation on violence and abuse strategy

04/05/2018

Authorities in the mid and west Wales region are seeking input into their new strategy on tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.


Spring Fair celebrating anniversary of the Farmers Market

Spring Fair celebrating anniversary of the Farmers Market

04/05/2018

This year’s Spring Fair will be celebrating Aberystwyth Farmers’ Market’s 18th anniversary.


Welsh Learners given recognition in Welsh in the Workplace celebrations

Welsh Learners given recognition in Welsh in the Workplace celebrations

04/05/2018

An event was held on 30 April at Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth to commend Ceredigion County Council staff that attended learning Welsh courses in the workplace during the last year.


One Life – Two Languages booklet launched

One Life – Two Languages booklet launched

03/05/2018

Theatr Felinfach, Cered, and the Ceredigion Education Department have worked together to produce a booklet, ‘One Life – Two Languages’.


Completion of highways schemes in Penrhyn-coch and at IBERS

Completion of highways schemes in Penrhyn-coch and at IBERS

01/05/2018

The ‘Safe Routes in Communities Scheme’ in Penrhyn-coch has been completed following the recent ‘Phase 2’ construction works on the new section of footway between the School and Post Office and the improvements to the junction of Glan Ffrwd residential estate.


Esme elected as Ceredigion’s new Member of Youth Parliament

Esme elected as Ceredigion’s new Member of Youth Parliament

01/05/2018

On 20 April 2018, Ceredigion Youth Council elected Esme Freeman as the County’s new Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) who will represent Ceredigion in the UK Youth Parliament in 2018-2019.


Paddle Gates Installation in Public Toilets in Lampeter and New Quay

Paddle Gates Installation in Public Toilets in Lampeter and New Quay

30/04/2018

The fee charging paddle gates that have been installed in the public conveniences at Market Street, Lampeter and St Johns Street, New Quay will be operational as of 1 May 2018 following the Cabinet decision made on 13 February 2018.


Residents asked for their support at next Crime Reduction meeting

Residents asked for their support at next Crime Reduction meeting

30/04/2018

As part of its annual campaign to reduce crime levels within the county, the Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership is inviting residents to attend a public meeting of the Full Partnership and Strategy Group, at 2pm in the Council Chamber, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, on Thursday 10 May, 2018.


A Day in My Life by Wendy Fitzpatrick, Workways+ Mentor

A Day in My Life by Wendy Fitzpatrick, Workways+ Mentor

25/04/2018

My working career has been varied over the years; I have worked previously as a printer, then in various factories as a paint sprayer for kitchens and also as a forklift truck driver.


Aberaeron Youth Centre’s garden given new lease of life

Aberaeron Youth Centre’s garden given new lease of life

25/04/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) have been successful in utilising funding to develop the garden area at Aberaeron Youth Centre.


Ceredigion Youth Service award over 400 young people

Ceredigion Youth Service award over 400 young people

25/04/2018

On Tuesday evening, 17 April, over 400 young people and their families from across Ceredigion were invited to attend Ceredigion Youth Service’s Awards Ceremony. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements and successes of all the young people who have engaged with Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) during the past year.


Estron, a drama by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, comes to Theatr Felinfach

Estron, a drama by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, comes to Theatr Felinfach

25/04/2018

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s latest production, Estron by Hefin Robinson, will be performed at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 5 May at 7:30pm.


Accredited Archive status given to Ceredigion Archives

Accredited Archive status given to Ceredigion Archives

24/04/2018

On Thursday, 19 April, Ceredigion Archives celebrated that the Archives has been awarded the Accredited Archive status. The Chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Lynford Thomas unveiled the ‘Accredited Archive Service’ plaque.


Ceredigion Sports Council awarded Gold Language Charter

Ceredigion Sports Council awarded Gold Language Charter

23/04/2018

The Ceredigion Sports Council (CSC) was awarded the Gold Language Charter for use of Welsh in everyday business and developing communities in Ceredigion.


Road Safety Team supports Family Safety Week

Road Safety Team supports Family Safety Week

18/04/2018

It’s Family Safety Week from 23 to 27 April and to raise awareness of safety issues involving child car seats, Ceredigion County Council’s Road Safety Team wishes to highlight the free child car seat checks service they provide to residents in Ceredigion.


Ceredigion’s first Cabarela is coming to Theatr Felinfach!

Ceredigion’s first Cabarela is coming to Theatr Felinfach!

17/04/2018

On Friday, 27 April at 8pm, Theatr Felinfach will be hosting Cabarela, which will be something quite different to the Theatr’s usual offering. It will be an informal evening with a variety of fun loving artists, introduced by Wales’ version of ‘4 poofs and a piano’; 3 sisters and a jazz duo! The word Cabarela is a combination of cabaret and Sorela; a Welsh acapella folk band consisting of three sisters from Aberystwyth.


Cycle repair stations installed in Aberystwyth

Cycle repair stations installed in Aberystwyth

17/04/2018

A new public cycle repair station with an integrated pump has recently been installed outside Plascrug Leisure Centre. The station was installed by Ceredigion County Council using grant funding from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund.


Highways grant to boost the Council’s road improvement programme

Highways grant to boost the Council’s road improvement programme

17/04/2018

The Council’s programme of road refurbishment and resurfacing will be accelerated after receiving almost £1.2m of grant money from the Welsh Government. On 17 April 2018, the Cabinet agreed that the grant funding will be used for the refurbishment of the roads in Ceredigion in accordance with conditions of the grant.


Money raised for Sport Relief

Money raised for Sport Relief

17/04/2018

An Inter-Community Support Base sporting event was recently held at the Leisure Centre at Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog, to raise money for Sports Relief.


Public consultation to be held on Rhydeinon household waste site

Public consultation to be held on Rhydeinon household waste site

17/04/2018

In a Cabinet meeting on 17 April, the Ceredigion County Council Cabinet decided to hold a public consultation in relation to the Rhydeinon Household Waste Site, near Llanarth. The Cabinet also decided to extend the contract for the household waste site for a period of 6 months.


Council agrees response to ward boundary proposals

Council agrees response to ward boundary proposals

16/04/2018

In a meeting of the Full Council on 12 April, Ceredigion County Councillors agreed on a response to be submitted to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales’ review of electoral arrangements. This response details the Council’s view of the Commission’s proposals to change ward boundaries in Ceredigion.


‘Y Cylch’,  Derec Williams, Penri Roberts and Linda Gittins’ production comes to Theatr Felinfach

‘Y Cylch’, Derec Williams, Penri Roberts and Linda Gittins’ production comes to Theatr Felinfach

16/04/2018

On Saturday, 21 April at 7:30pm the Ysgol Theatr Maldwyn company will be performing a sparkling new production, ‘Y Cylch’ (The Circle) at Theatr Felinfach, which was originally written in 1983. The show, set in a night club, forms an allegory of how life can turn in a circle and features memorable songs which are characteristic of shows produced over the years by the trio Derec Williams, Penri Roberts a Linda Gittins.


Have your say on Accessibility with the Bow Street Travel Interchange Consultation

Have your say on Accessibility with the Bow Street Travel Interchange Consultation

13/04/2018

The Welsh Government has been awarded funding by the UK Department for Transport to build a new public transport interchange at Bow Street. The proposal includes the re-opening of Bow Street railway station and will comprise of a car park, cycling facilities, pedestrian links and bus stops. The project will be delivered by Transport for Wales.


British Empire Medal Awarded for Voluntary Services to Disabled People in Ceredigion

British Empire Medal Awarded for Voluntary Services to Disabled People in Ceredigion

11/04/2018

In a Ceremony held on 16 March, the British Empire Medal was awarded to Tony Hawkins, formerly of Llandysul. The medal was awarded for voluntary services to disabled people in Ceredigion.


Ceredigion Annual Crime And Disorder Review

Ceredigion Annual Crime And Disorder Review

06/04/2018

The Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership is currently carrying out an Assessment of crime and disorder related issues within the County.


New era for Ethics and Standards Committee

New era for Ethics and Standards Committee

06/04/2018

The Ethics and Standards Committee has recently welcomed four new members following the end of term of two others.


Mature driver courses to be held in May and September

Mature driver courses to be held in May and September

05/04/2018

A mature driver course aimed at drivers who are 65 years old or older will be held in Aberystwyth on 1 and 2 May 2018. The course is being held in partnership by Ceredigion County Council and Dyfed Powys Police. The same course will be held again on 4 and 5 September.


Council urges residents to be aware of scam calls

Council urges residents to be aware of scam calls

04/04/2018

Ceredigion County Council are urging residents to be aware of scam calls, having recently received reports of scam calls being made to Ceredigion residents from callers claiming to be from the ‘local Council’.


Ceredigion Youth Service to host annual awards ceremony

Ceredigion Youth Service to host annual awards ceremony

03/04/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) will host an annual awards ceremony on April 17, at Theatr Felinfach between 4-7pm. The ceremony will be an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements and successes of all the young people who have engaged with CYS during the past year.


Ceredigion Learning Services’ focus on learners with Autism

Ceredigion Learning Services’ focus on learners with Autism

29/03/2018

Monday 26 March marked the start of World Autism Awareness Week 2018. To coincide with this, Ceredigion Special Educational Needs/Additional Learning Needs (SEN/ALN) team arranged for renowned speaker and journalist, Dean Beadle, to give a presentation to an audience of school staff, learning services staff and partnership agencies on Monday, 26 March. Dean shared his humorous and insightful personal experiences of learning and living with autism in order to further raise awareness of autism and its educational implications.


New Waste Collection Service for Ceredigion

New Waste Collection Service for Ceredigion

29/03/2018

A new waste collection service model for Ceredigion has been approved by the Cabinet at its meeting on 27 March 2018.


Workways+ help secure more job opportunities with local businesses

Workways+ help secure more job opportunities with local businesses

29/03/2018

Workways+ offers training and paid work experience opportunities to long-term unemployed people to help them on their route back to employment. Amanda Needham, 57 has recently benefited from their support to find employment at a newly opened farm shop and Welsh bistro.


New five year ICT and Digital Strategy looks to the future

New five year ICT and Digital Strategy looks to the future

27/03/2018

A new five year ICT and Digital Strategy covering a range of future facing opportunities and challenges for Ceredigion County Council has been approved.


Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi site to be split and placed for sale

Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi site to be split and placed for sale

27/03/2018

The site of the former Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi in Llandysul will be placed for sale on the open market in three separate parcels of land.


Two years of Active Travel improvements worth £336,750 completed in Cardigan

Two years of Active Travel improvements worth £336,750 completed in Cardigan

22/03/2018

Work has recently been completed by Ceredigion County Council to widen the footway on Pont y Cleifion Road, which sees the culmination of a two year package of grant-funded Active Travel improvements in Cardigan.


New Project to support unemployed young people

New Project to support unemployed young people

19/03/2018

A major EU-backed project has been launched aimed at supporting young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) across West Wales.


Support approved for 2020 Ceredigion National Eisteddfod

Support approved for 2020 Ceredigion National Eisteddfod

16/03/2018

In a Cabinet meeting on 6 March, the Ceredigion County Council Cabinet agreed to support the National Eisteddfod which is coming to the county in 2020.


Ceredigion turns red in support of Welsh Athletes

Ceredigion turns red in support of Welsh Athletes

15/03/2018

On 23 March, schools, sports clubs and Ceredigion County Council will have the opportunity to turn red to show their support for the Welsh athletes who will be representing Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April with ‘We Are Red’ day.


A day in My Life by Kayleigh Tonkins, Road Safety Project Officer

A day in My Life by Kayleigh Tonkins, Road Safety Project Officer

14/03/2018

I have been a keen horse rider since the age of 7, when my family relocated from Devon to Llanddewi-Brefi, Ceredigion. Over the years I have experienced my fair share of near misses on the rural roads of Ceredigion whilst out with my sisters or friends on horseback or on bikes. I’ve always thought there’s more that could be done to educate and advise people in order to make a difference to the safety of all road users, in particular vulnerable road users. Having said this, I never imagined I would start a career in road safety; I had initially been keen to pursue an equestrian career!


Ceredigion to support Earth Hour

Ceredigion to support Earth Hour

14/03/2018

At 8:30pm on Saturday 24 March, Ceredigion County Council will join hundreds of millions of people across the world that will be turning off their lights for one hour in a show of support for action on climate change.


Workshop held on Ceredigion’s Economic Future

Workshop held on Ceredigion’s Economic Future

14/03/2018

A Workshop was held for Elected Members on Thursday, 8 March, to discuss Ceredigion’s Economic Future bringing together some of the county’s biggest organisations to share what they had to offer and what partnership working could look like in the future.


An evening of Welsh comedy and song

An evening of Welsh comedy and song

12/03/2018

There will be an evening of Welsh stand-up comedy by Noel James, Sion Owens and the Welsh Whisperer at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 24 March at 8:00pm.


Flying the Flag for the Commonwealth in Ceredigion

Flying the Flag for the Commonwealth in Ceredigion

12/03/2018

On 12 March, Commonwealth Day 2018, the Commonwealth flag was flown at the Council offices at Penmorfa, Aberaeron to celebrate the family of nations that encompasses the globe.


Thanks given to clean up volunteers

Thanks given to clean up volunteers

12/03/2018

29 volunteers attended the Ceredigion County Council led clean ups in February, giving a total of 55 hours of their time to remove litter from the beaches, woods and reserves of Ceredigion.


Young People’s Bursary Success

Young People’s Bursary Success

12/03/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service have recently been fortunate to accept an opportunity generously provided by West Wales Holiday Cottages to support young people with a cash bursary.


Call for regeneration ideas in six Mid Wales Towns

Call for regeneration ideas in six Mid Wales Towns

09/03/2018

The Growing Mid Wales Partnership is on the hunt for organisations with good ideas and the ability to implement those ideas with some assistance in any of six towns in Mid Wales.


Bodlondeb care home site to be put up for sale

Bodlondeb care home site to be put up for sale

07/03/2018

The site of the former Bodlondeb residential care home in Penparcau, Aberystwyth is to be put up for sale with priority given to buyers intending on using the site to provide an Elderly Mentally Infirm (EMI)/Dementia nursing home. The development follows a Cabinet decision taken on 6 March 2018.


Minaeron plans submitted to Welsh Government

Minaeron plans submitted to Welsh Government

07/03/2018

Plans to turn a former office block in Aberaeron into a brand new Integrated Care Centre with health and social care services have been sent to Welsh Government officials for consideration.


Council services returning to normal after wintry weather, but some disruptions remain

Council services returning to normal after wintry weather, but some disruptions remain

05/03/2018

With the snow and ice thawing across Ceredigion, Council services are returning to normal after wintry weather, but weather conditions continue to affect some services.


Film screening and discussions on Adverse Childhood Experiences held

Film screening and discussions on Adverse Childhood Experiences held

05/03/2018

A film screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope was held on 22 February to hold a conversation around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s).


Ysgol Penglais: The first School in Ceredigion to receive the  Investors in Carers Bronze Award

Ysgol Penglais: The first School in Ceredigion to receive the Investors in Carers Bronze Award

05/03/2018

On 27 February, Ysgol Penglais was awarded the Investors in Carers Bronze Award, in recognition of their commitment to and support for carers and their families. Ysgol Penglais is the first school in Ceredigion to receive this award.


An account of working together between Public Rights of Way team and volunteers. By Jill Lowry

An account of working together between Public Rights of Way team and volunteers. By Jill Lowry

02/03/2018

Ceredigion County Council’s Public Rights of Way team couldn’t do their job of maintaining and improving footpaths and bridleways without the help and support of their dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic volunteers.


Update on disruptions due to the weather 02-03-2018 15:00

Update on disruptions due to the weather 02-03-2018 15:00

02/03/2018

Whilst snowfall hasn’t been as heavy as expected in some parts of the county, the wind has caused a few problems overnight in Ceredigion, both in relation to drifting snow and fallen trees and we are also now experiencing freezing rain in some areas.


Celebrating the Welsh language on St David’s day

Celebrating the Welsh language on St David’s day

01/03/2018

To mark St David’s day, Ceredigion County Council have commended staff members who’ve attended Welsh training in the workplace during the last year.


Update on disruption due to forecasted weather

Update on disruption due to forecasted weather

01/03/2018

With warnings continuing to be in place for snow and ice, and quickly changing local weather, Ceredigion County Council are prepared to ensure that disruptions are kept to a minimum and resources are concentrated on issues that could arise.


Disruption to services due to forecasted weather

Disruption to services due to forecasted weather

28/02/2018

With forecasts of disruptive levels of snow and very cold temperatures, Ceredigion County Council has advised all schools to close and decided that day care centres will be closed on Thursday, 1 March and Friday 2 March, 2018. Waste collection services will also be suspended on these days.


Schemes commended for commitment to promoting energy efficiency

Schemes commended for commitment to promoting energy efficiency

27/02/2018

Ceredigion County Council were commended at an Awards ceremony for their efforts based on a number of schemes and interventions which have been delivered within the County.


Increase in Council Tax to reduce the impact on quality core services

Increase in Council Tax to reduce the impact on quality core services

23/02/2018

In a Full Council meeting on Thursday 22 February 2018, members determined the Council Tax rate for 2018-2019. The overall increase in the Council Tax rate will be 5.02%. The County Council’s element of the tax will increase by 4.95%.


Joining together to launch new vision for freight

Joining together to launch new vision for freight

23/02/2018

A vision for how freight transport across Mid Wales and the Marches could be improved to support economic development and operational efficiency was launched on Wednesday 21 February.


Motion to support the reduction of plastic use in Ceredigion approved

Motion to support the reduction of plastic use in Ceredigion approved

23/02/2018

In a Full Council meeting on 22 February 2018, the Council unanimously supported a motion to reduce the use of plastic and to support plastic reduction initiatives in Ceredigion.


A Day in My Life by Steffan Rees, Community Development Officer

A Day in My Life by Steffan Rees, Community Development Officer

16/02/2018

I’m a boy from Pontyberem, Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire originally, but I’ve lived in Aberystwyth since 2010. I studied Human Geography and then a Masters in Environmental and Regional Policy at Aberystwyth University. Following on from my time in college near the sea, I worked for a time as a Research Consultant with a local research company, travelling all over Wales undertaking a range of research and evaluations.


Tenders invited for Cylch Caron

Tenders invited for Cylch Caron

16/02/2018

Tenders are invited for the design and build of a new fully-integrated health, social care and housing centre, Cylch Caron in Tregaron.


Innovative ideas sought to help shape the future of rural Ceredigion

Innovative ideas sought to help shape the future of rural Ceredigion

15/02/2018

The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group (LAG) is looking for innovative community led project ideas that could make a real difference to the lives of people living and working in Ceredigion.


Paddle gates to be installed at public toilets in Lampeter and New Quay

Paddle gates to be installed at public toilets in Lampeter and New Quay

14/02/2018

Fee-charging paddle gates are to be installed at public toilets in Lampeter and New Quay following a Cabinet decision made on 13 February 2018.


Young Volunteers receive millennium volunteers recognition

Young Volunteers receive millennium volunteers recognition

14/02/2018

Ceredigion Young Volunteers is a program led by Ceredigion Youth Service, which offers support and opportunities for young people wishing to volunteer and gain experience within Youth Work settings. Two young volunteers have received millennium volunteers recognition.


Ysgol Cwrtnewydd site to be repurposed to host the Ceredigion Youth Service

Ysgol Cwrtnewydd site to be repurposed to host the Ceredigion Youth Service

14/02/2018

The site of the former Ysgol Cwrtnewydd will be repurposed to host Ceredigion Youth Service following a Cabinet decision made on 13 February 2018. The decision will enable the Youth Service to offer a variety of opportunities to young people aged between 11 and 25 in the county.


‘Y Tad’ comes to Theatr Felinfach

‘Y Tad’ comes to Theatr Felinfach

14/02/2018

The play ‘Y Tad’ will come to Theatr Felinfach on 2 and 3 March 2018. The drama – which discusses the contemporary theme of dementia – has led the Theatre to undertake dementia training to better understand how the condition could affect their users.


Public use electric vehicle charging points to be installed at main Council offices

Public use electric vehicle charging points to be installed at main Council offices

13/02/2018

The process of tendering for the installation of public use electric vehicle charging points at Council offices will begin after the Ceredigion County Council Cabinet approved a project on 13 February 2018.


From Parade to Parade

From Parade to Parade

12/02/2018

Cered: Ceredigion’s Welsh Language Initiative will be busy between 1 and 4 March with events to celebrate St David’s Day in Aberystwyth and Lampeter.


Public litter picking events to be held in Ceredigion in February

Public litter picking events to be held in Ceredigion in February

09/02/2018

A series of litter picking events will be held across Ceredigion in February 2018. The events will be open to the public and will be facilitated by Ceredigion County Council officers who will provide litter picking equipment as well as drinks and snacks.


Snapchat safety film launched by Ceredigion pupils wins prize in Cardiff Bay

Snapchat safety film launched by Ceredigion pupils wins prize in Cardiff Bay

07/02/2018

A short film created by Year 12 Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig drama pupils has won second prize in a nationwide competition. The short film focuses on raising awareness of online safety among young people, particularly highlighting and prompting discussions of the risks surrounding the misuse of Snapchat. The project was facilitated by the Ceredigion Youth Service, in conjunction with Aberystwyth University and Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig.


Views wanted about Learning Disability Services

Views wanted about Learning Disability Services

02/02/2018

Ceredigion County Council’s Learning Disability Strategy Group want to know your views on learning disability services to develop a new strategy for people with a learning disability and their carers.


Council passes motion expressing concern on possible effects of Universal Credit in Ceredigion

Council passes motion expressing concern on possible effects of Universal Credit in Ceredigion

01/02/2018

In a Full Council meeting on 24 January 2018, Ceredigion County Council passed a motion noting concern over the introduction of Universal Credit in Ceredigion in September 2018.


Community Group to run Tregaron Leisure Centre

Community Group to run Tregaron Leisure Centre

31/01/2018

The responsibility for running the services at Tregaron Leisure Centre have been taken over by a community group following the completion of a lease between Ceredigion County Council and Hamdden Caron Leisure.


Funds raised by Aberystwyth Community Ambassadors for Ysbyty Bronglais

Funds raised by Aberystwyth Community Ambassadors for Ysbyty Bronglais

30/01/2018

Aberystwyth Community Ambassadors - a sub-group led by Ceredigion Youth Service - raised a total of £103.17 for a local charity by selling handmade crafts at Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig’s Christmas Fair on 24 November 2017.


Coleg Ceredigion: First College to receive the Investors in Carers Bronze Award

Coleg Ceredigion: First College to receive the Investors in Carers Bronze Award

29/01/2018

Coleg Ceredigion have been recognised for their commitment to and support for carers and their families.


Child death registration fee to be waived by Council

Child death registration fee to be waived by Council

26/01/2018

The statutory fee for certificates issued when registering the death of children will now be waived in Ceredigion on grounds of compassion. The waiving of fees follows a decision taken by Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet on 23 January 2018.


Comments welcomed on Scrap Metal Dealers Policy

Comments welcomed on Scrap Metal Dealers Policy

26/01/2018

A new Policy is being introduced designed to provide advice and guidance to those individuals or businesses intending to deal in or collect scrap metal and comments are welcomed on the draft.


Council calls on local organisations, community groups and small businesses to attend Dewis Cymru information events

Council calls on local organisations, community groups and small businesses to attend Dewis Cymru information events

25/01/2018

A series of community engagement events will be held across Ceredigion to support any local organisation including community groups and small businesses to upload their details onto an online Wales-wide directory. Once established, Ceredigion residents will be able to find a wealth of resources and opportunities in the county.


Innovative Coding Clubs pilot project approved

Innovative Coding Clubs pilot project approved

25/01/2018

Work to hold Welsh Language Coding Clubs will begin after receiving Ceredigion County Council Cabinet approval.


Disruption within the county caused by heavy rain

Disruption within the county caused by heavy rain

22/01/2018

Officers worked around the clock following disruption during the heavy rainfall of Sunday, 21 January 2018. Three roads were closed and a number of others only passable with great care.


Puss in Boots by Little Mill Players

Puss in Boots by Little Mill Players

22/01/2018

Little Mill Players’ pantomime this year is ‘Puss in Boots’ and will be performed at Theatr Felinfach on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January at 7.30pm as well as on Saturday 27 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.


Staff praised and thanked for work during heavy rain

Staff praised and thanked for work during heavy rain

22/01/2018

Staff who were called into work on Sunday afternoon, 21 January to work through the disruption in Ceredigion have been praised and thanked for their hard work.


A day in my life – Ian Williams, Technical Assistant (Projects)

A day in my life – Ian Williams, Technical Assistant (Projects)

19/01/2018

I am born and bred in the Aberystwyth area, having lived in the Pont-rhyd-y-groes area for over 30 years with my wife and 3 daughters and recently becoming a grandfather too! I take joy in being able to support and be part of the local community and am involved in a number of voluntary organisations. Back in 2010, I won the CAVO Ceredigion Volunteer award for ‘Trustee of the Year’ and have also been clerk to Ysbyty Ystwyth Community Council for 18 years.


Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant reaffirmed

Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant reaffirmed

19/01/2018

In a meeting on 15 January 2018, the signatories of the Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant reaffirmed their commitment to the Community Covenant and the work it carries out. The reaffirmation was carried out in the Council Chamber in Penmorfa, Aberaeron.


Tra Bo Dau concert a sell out success

Tra Bo Dau concert a sell out success

18/01/2018

Rhys Meirion and Aled Wyn Davies, two tenors with a shared sense of humour and mischief, matched only by their lifelong love of music performed to a sell out audience at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 13 January.


It’s About Time

It’s About Time

17/01/2018

This January, Ceredigion Museum are proud to exhibit artwork by the portrait painter Seren Morgan Jones, originally from Aberystwyth and the third generation of women artists in her family.


Snapchat safety film launched by Ceredigon pupils

Snapchat safety film launched by Ceredigon pupils

16/01/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service, in conjunction with Aberystwyth University and Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig, facillitated a project with pupils to create a short film focusing on raising awareness of online safety amongst young people, particularly highlighting and prompting discussions of the risks surrounding the misuse of Snapchat.


National Carer’s Rights Day Success

National Carer’s Rights Day Success

15/01/2018

On National Carers Rights Day, 24 November, an event designed to empower Carers to know, understand and take up their rights, took place in Penmorfa, Aberaeron.


Care Home closes doors for last time

Care Home closes doors for last time

12/01/2018

Bodlondeb Residential Care Home’s doors have closed for the last time after the remaining resident moved into a new home.


£750,000 additional grant funding for highways improvements in Ceredigion

£750,000 additional grant funding for highways improvements in Ceredigion

12/01/2018

Ceredigion County Council has recently been awarded almost £750,000 of additional grant funding from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund and Road Safety Capital Grant to carry out further highways improvement schemes in the County.


End of year Welsh gig for 1,200 Ceredigion pupils

End of year Welsh gig for 1,200 Ceredigion pupils

09/01/2018

Following the September launch of CERI SIARAD - the Welsh Language Charter - a gig was organised for 15 December for Ceredigion school children.


British Empire Medal Awarded for pastoral care to the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales and extensive charity work

British Empire Medal Awarded for pastoral care to the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales and extensive charity work

05/01/2018

In a ceremony held on 19 December in the Council Chamber, Aberaeron, the British Empire Medal was awarded to Paul Thomas of Sarnau. The medal was awarded for pastoral care to the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales and his extensive charity work.


Ideas sought to support Cardigan Bay fishing industry and communities

Ideas sought to support Cardigan Bay fishing industry and communities

03/01/2018

Funding has been received for the fishing industry, fishing communities, groups and organisations involved in the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Cardigan Bay coast and inland waters from St Dogmaels to Barmouth.


Awards for the Best in the Tourism industry

Awards for the Best in the Tourism industry

22/12/2017

Visit Wales is inviting nominations The Wales Tourism Awards 2018.


Woodwork course provided at Canolfan Meugan

Woodwork course provided at Canolfan Meugan

22/12/2017

Tir Coed Tutors Kelly Cutler and Eifion Wakefield have been leading service users in woodworking activities at Canolfan Meugan, a community support base which supports both adults with learning disabilities and the elderly in Cardigan.


Cylch Caron committed to moving forward

Cylch Caron committed to moving forward

21/12/2017

Plans to develop a new fully-integrated health, social care and housing centre in Tregaron are continuing to be revised following an initial unsuccessful tendering process.


Grant success to improve Cardigan Skatepark

Grant success to improve Cardigan Skatepark

21/12/2017

Friends of Cardigan Skatepark, Ceredigion County Council and Cardigan Town Council have been successful with a collaborative ‘Awards for All’ grant of £4,704 to improve Cardigan Skatepark.


 January brings a free collection of electrical items to Ceredigion

January brings a free collection of electrical items to Ceredigion

20/12/2017

Have you received any new electronic or electrical goods as a Christmas gift? Do you need to get rid of unwanted electrical items? In January 2018 Ceredigion County Council will be working in partnership with European Recycling Platform (ERP) to offer a free waste collection for electrical items as part of the domestic bulky waste collection for all residents in Ceredigion.


Local clubs benefit from Ceredigion Actif grants

Local clubs benefit from Ceredigion Actif grants

18/12/2017

On Tuesday, 12 December 2017 Ceredigion Actif in partnership with Sport Wales distributed £14,214 to local sports clubs through the Community Chest Panel.


Clutter Free Ceredigion

Clutter Free Ceredigion

15/12/2017

A series of posters to promote a clutter free Ceredigion by Ceredigion County Council were launched at a Ceredigion Disability Forum meeting on 13 December.


A day in my life - Anneliese Mowbray, Wardrobe Mistress in Theatr Felinfach

A day in my life - Anneliese Mowbray, Wardrobe Mistress in Theatr Felinfach

14/12/2017

What other job can boast that they created the biggest and fattest gypsy wedding dress in West Wales? This was my challenge 4 Christmases ago when I was asked to create the dame dress for Theatr Felinfach’s Christmas pantomime.


Ceredigion Christmas Waste and Recycling Arrangements

Ceredigion Christmas Waste and Recycling Arrangements

14/12/2017

During the Christmas and New Year period, waste collections in Ceredigion will be provided a day later than the usual collection day on the weeks commencing 25 December 2017 and 1 January 2018. The Household Waste Sites will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Money raised for a defribillator through Christmas Sale at Canolfan Meugan / Yr Hafod

Money raised for a defribillator through Christmas Sale at Canolfan Meugan / Yr Hafod

12/12/2017

On Friday 24 November, Canolfan Meugan held a successful Christmas Sale. All proceeds raised, over £1,000, went towards a defibrillator and further resources for the centre, or donation to a charity, to be decided upon by the service users.


Council passes motion opposing planned downgrade of New Quay Lifeboat Station

Council passes motion opposing planned downgrade of New Quay Lifeboat Station

11/12/2017

In a Full Council meeting on 7 December, the Council unanimously passed a motion in support of New Quay Lifeboat Station. The motion is in response to plans from the RNLI to downgrade the New Quay Lifeboat Station to an inshore Lifeboat when the service of its All-Weather Lifeboat expires in 2020.


Council adopts Modern Slavery Policy

Council adopts Modern Slavery Policy

07/12/2017

Ceredigion County Council has become one of the first Councils in Wales to adopt a policy to tackle modern slavery. The Anti-Slavery Policy was approved in a Full Council meeting on 7 December.


Time given to develop Parc Natur Penglais

Time given to develop Parc Natur Penglais

06/12/2017

Volunteers, including students, have given around 500 hours of their time to develop Parc Natur Penglais. Along with support from Ceredigion County Council, the Group have built around 100 steps in 5 different places which has made the park a great place to walk, play and enjoy around a number of safe paths.


Cered aiming to use grant to provide Welsh medium coding courses

Cered aiming to use grant to provide Welsh medium coding courses

05/12/2017

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion aims to run coding courses through the medium of Welsh. This follows being awarded with a Cymraeg 2050 grant to promote the use of the Welsh language.


Food Centre Wales at the Farm Business Innovation show 2017

Food Centre Wales at the Farm Business Innovation show 2017

01/12/2017

The Food Centre Wales Team were at the Farm Business Innovation show 2017 offering advice and support to businesses in the food and drinks industry.


Wil Rees represents Ceredigion in UK Youth Parliament takeover 2017

Wil Rees represents Ceredigion in UK Youth Parliament takeover 2017

28/11/2017

On 10 November 2017, over 200 young people from across the UK gathered in the Houses of Commons Chamber, to take part in the annual UK Youth Parliament takeover debate, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP. Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) Wil Rees, the former Vice-Chair of Ceredigion Youth Council and former pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig, now a first year politics student at Cardiff University, represented the young people of Ceredigion.


Disability equals diversity, not disadvantage

Disability equals diversity, not disadvantage

27/11/2017

​International Day of Persons with Disabilities will take place on 3rd December which aims to raise awareness of social inclusion.


Developing young people's confidence in using the Welsh language through graffiti art

Developing young people's confidence in using the Welsh language through graffiti art

24/11/2017

Ceredigion Youth Service has been successful in attaining a grant from Welsh Government to support young people in improving their use of the Welsh language.


Scheme raising money through exercise

Scheme raising money through exercise

24/11/2017

Members of the National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) in Tregaron have raised a total of £1,763 for a good cause.


Welcoming news on Chancellor's commitment to a Mid Wales Growth Deal

Welcoming news on Chancellor's commitment to a Mid Wales Growth Deal

24/11/2017

Chair of the Regional Economic Partnership, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, has welcomed proposals for a Mid Wales Growth Deal, setting out plans to build a Welsh economy that is fit for the future.


Over 500 new members welcomed through the doors at Ceredigion Libraries

Over 500 new members welcomed through the doors at Ceredigion Libraries

23/11/2017

As a result of the activities during National Library Week, Ceredigion Libraries attracted an impressive 501 new people to sign up and join.