The Regenerating Rural Towns scheme run by the Cynnal y Cardi LEADER programme has been supporting Tregaron Town Council with a series of marketing techniques and installations to promote and enhance Tregaron in preparation for the historic and cultural event, the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022.
On Friday, 05 August a reception was held at Pentre’ Ceredigion at the National Eisteddfod at Tregaron to celebrate two prominent anniversaries for Aberystwyth University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). This year, Aberystwyth University marks its 150th anniversary and the UWTSD marks its bicentenary of providing higher education.
Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire County Council’s flooding consultation for the Teifi Valley has been extended to 31 August 2022.
Following a lot of behind the scenes and preparation work by Ceredigion Youth and Community Services during the past few months, we are pleased to announce the official opening ceremony for ‘Y FAN’.
A wide range of important local well-being information, whether it be from physical health to digital connectivity, is now available in Ceredigion’s Assessment of Local Well-being 2022.
‘Indonesian Sumatran Fairtrade Organic’ produced by Bay Coffee Roasters of Ceredigion wins Great Taste 2022 3 star award
Based just above Tresaith beach in Ceredigion, Bay Coffee Roasters has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a highly prized 3 star Great Taste award for its ‘Indonesian Sumatran Fairtrade Organic’ at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards. Bay Coffee Roasters also displayed their products at the Trade Huts at Pentre’ Ceredigion at the National Eisteddfod earlier this week where hundreds of visitors to the Eisteddfod could sample their excellent coffee blends.
Want to explore Tregaron’s Public Rights of Way routes during the Eisteddfod? Guided walks will take you on a circular route through and out of town giving you a great view of the Maes
During the National Eisteddfod which will take place from 30 July until 6 August 2022, Ceredigion’s Coast and Countryside team have arranged short, daily guided walks from Pentre’ Ceredigion so that locals and visitors can experience Tregaron’s beautiful scenery and countryside whilst enjoying the long-awaited Eisteddfod in our county.
The Hybrid Working Strategy and Interim Hybrid Policy for Ceredigion County Council was agreed today by Member during a Cabinet meeting, to be trialled for 12 months.
On Tuesday 02 August 2022 in the Ceredigion County Council Tent on the Eisteddfod field we will remember the Librarian Alun R. Edwards.
Businesses and organisations across Mid Wales are encouraged to complete a survey on employment and skills. The survey results will help the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership inform Welsh Government on the skills landscape across the region and connect skills funding with employer demand. Launched today (Monday 25 July), the survey runs until Monday 05 September.
The Community Safety Partnership, based in Ceredigion joined the World’s Biggest Community Safety Meeting on Thursday 21 July as part of Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week 2022.
A pupil from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi has won a prestigous prize for his design of a product to detect malaria in a more efficient and economical way.
The National Eisteddfod of Wales visiting Ceredigion will be an excellent opportunity to promote local businesses and boost the local economy.
On June 28 2022, Poppy Evans (Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron) and Lloyd Warburton (Ysgol Penglais) travelled to London to meet Ceredigion MP Ben Lake.
The Summer of Fun has kicked off in Ceredigion with 46 projects being financially supported to provide activities which will improve the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of all children and young people in the county.
On Thursday 07 July, Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language visited Aberystwyth for an introduction to the community work of Cered Menter Iaith, Ceredigion’s Welsh Language Initiative.
A Ceredigion Nursery, Plas Gogerddan Nursery has won Nursery of the Year Award in Wales in the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Awards held on 24 June 2022.
Today, 30 June, the Queen’s Baton Relay visited Ceredigion as part of its journey through Wales ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this July.
On 17 June 2022, Wales Regional Energy Efficiency Awards were held in Cardiff. Ceredigion County Council’s Energy Efficiency Schemes scooped 2 awards.
On Wednesday 6 July 2022, Rory McLeod along with his supporting local musician Catrin O’Neill will be performing at Ceredigion Museum.
A Ceredigion man living in Ireland has been extradited and sentenced after his involvement in illicit farming and trading of meat that was unfit for human consumption.
Construction work due to begin on transforming Lampeter Leisure Centre into a Wellbeing Centre next month
As part of Ceredigion County Council’s wider Through-age and Wellbeing Strategy, Lampeter Leisure Centre will transform into a Wellbeing Centre.
16 Ceredigion athletes, who have gained international honours in their chosen sports are gearing up to be Baton Bearers on 30 June when the Birmingham 2022 Baton Relay will visit our county during its journey through Wales.
On Thursday 23 June 2022, Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services, visited Aberystwyth to see the county’s Communication Boards, the first of its kind launched in Wales. During 2021, Hywel Dda University Health Board, in partnership with Ceredigion County Council secured funding from Welsh Government’s Child Development Fund to create the boards.
The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group (LAG) is pleased to announce the approval of the first applications as part of the LEADER Grant Fund to support small scale LEADER activity in Ceredigion.
Ceredigion County Council will be offering Free School Meals from the Autumn term onwards to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.
A development project has been approved by Welsh Government that will increase support provided for individuals living with additional needs due to living with dementia at Hafan Deg Residential Care Home, Lampeter.
On 18 May 2022, Walking for Wellbeing groups across several towns in Ceredigion met in the middle of the county at Llanerchaeron for a group Wellbeing Walk.
Following the enforced Covid break, the young soccer talent of Ceredigion Schools Football Association are back doing what they do best, playing soccer.
Following the success of previous years, Ceredigion Youth Service are fortunate enough to accept another opportunity generously provided by West Wales Holiday Cottages to support young people with a cash bursary again this year.
On 30 June, the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Ceredigion during its journey through Wales before handing over to England this summer.
Powys and Ceredigion County Councils are working in partnership to develop a Regional Investment Plan in order to secure funding through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). We are running a survey until 19 June to give you the chance to have your say on how the funding can be best spent.
Residents in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire are being asked their views on proposals to reduce flooding in high impact areas along the Teifi Valley in Llanybydder, Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli.
Deepest sympathies have been expressed following the news that Councillor Hag Harris has suddenly passed away on Tuesday, 31 May 2022.
Aberystwyth Town to welcome Knife Angel sculpture as Police and Crime Commissioner aims to promote anti-violence and aggression campaign
A huge 27-foot sculpture, made from 100,000 confiscated knives, is to be welcomed to Aberystwyth town next month (1 June) as local community groups prepare to come together to promote key prevention, anti-violence and anti-aggression messages.
Blue Flags are once again to be flown at four of Ceredigion’s most popular beaches in 2022 at Borth, Aberystwyth South, Llangrannog and Tresaith with an additional 13 beaches achieving Seaside Award status and a further 4 obtaining Green Coast Awards.
A new hybrid pilot plan for Ceredigion staff to maximise the existing agile way of working while providing the best service for residents
From June onwards, some office-based staff, who have been working remotely during the pandemic, will be returning to Ceredigion County Council offices located in Aberystwyth and Aberaeron following a hybrid work strategy, devised to compliment the benefits gained from working from home while delivering some face to face services more efficiently.
New signs have been placed in three town centres in Ceredigion to help play a positive part in improving experiences of residents and visitors alike.
Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Members, the Deputy Leader, and members of the Council’s committees have been elected today during a meeting of the Full Council.
Ceredigion County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board regrettably confirm that we have received confirmation from the Company Director that Abermad Nursing Home in Llanfarian, Aberystwyth is to close.
It was confirmed today, during the first meeting of the new Council, that Councillor Bryan Davies from Plaid Cymru group will be the new Leader for Ceredigion County Council.
Ceredigion County Council, like other Local Authorities must undertake a Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) every 5 years to ensure that the needs of parents, where reasonably practical, are heard in terms of childcare provision within the county.
There is great celebration at Ysgol Gynradd Dyffryn Cledlyn as they achieve the Gold Standard of the Welsh Language Charter.
Climbing frames, swings, slides, benches and more are being installed at a number of community playgrounds across Ceredigion, as well as some well needed care and repair of existing equipment.
From foster carers who have shown dedication over many years to those just starting their fostering journey to help give children a better future, Foster Wales wants to celebrate the commitment that foster carers have made to children’s lives in Ceredigion during this year’s ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ between 9-22 May.
Ceredigion County Council Public Protection service would like to raise awareness amongst local food retailers concerning the recent recall of various Kinder products.
There’s big excitement at Theatr Felinfach this year as the theatre celebrates its 50th Birthday in May. Celebrations will continue throughout the year with a variety of activities and events.
Recently, some Ceredigion school rugby teams have been competing at a national level at the Road to Principality event held at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.
Ceredigion County Council is urging drivers to keep their conscience and our roadsides clear as part of a new national campaign by Keep Wales Tidy.
This spring, a diverse ecological area to attract bees and other pollinators has been created at Cefn Llan Cemetery, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth. Ceredigion County Council’s Grounds Maintenance Team have been busy planting different plants as part of a Boom in Bloom project.
Anna’s story - how a Personal Assistant can change not just an individual’s life, but the life of their family too.
Philip is Anna’s son. He has diagnoses of autism, global developmental delay and Crohn’s disease. Anna has been Philip’s full-time carer for 20 years and now would like the chance to give focus on her own personal development with the aspiration of becoming a nurse after securing a place to study at Aberystwyth University from September.
A series of events will take place during May in six rural towns in Ceredigion to provide business regeneration and entrepreneurial support.
Ceredigion Museum is delighted to have been awarded £115,894 development funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the following project: Perthyn 'belonging to/possessing': An exploration of how collections can create community in Ceredigion.
Ceredigion County Council in partnership with local community groups and organisations, and through funding from Welsh Government’s Period Dignity Scheme, are ensuring that people have access to period products in the community.
On Monday 28 March, Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron were victorious in the Cwis Dim Clem 2022 national final – beating schools from across Wales with a very high score of 98%.
Ceredigion County Council is offering the opportunity for Ceredigion school pupils in years 11,12 & 13 to apply to join a 3 day virtual Summer School programme.
Following the launch of a recent design competition calling on children and young people to share their ideas for the space, a colourful mural was created on 24 March 2022 at the Pen-y-Bont underpass in Penparcau.
Businesses in Tregaron, Llandysul and Cardigan celebrated St David's Day this year by taking part in Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion’s Window Decorating competition.
Funded by Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Youth Work Pilot Grant, and in partnership with Ceredigion Youth Service, over 400 pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr participated in workshops with Ed Holden aka Mr Phormula over a period of four days in March 2022.
With only two weeks until the voter registration deadline for Local Elections in May, Ceredigion County Council urges residents to make sure they are registered in time.
As part of the Young Carers Action Day which, was held on 16 March 2022, a short film was launched between Ceredigion young people and Arad Goch Theatre Company to celebrate young carer’s work.
2,160 young people aged between 11 and 18 (37% of the population) across Ceredigion voted in this year’s, Make Your Mark, ballot, making Ceredigion the only Welsh Authority to reach to top 20 UK areas (based on percentage turnout).
Over recent months, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion and Radio Aber have been working in partnership to create an innovative weekly radio show focusing on all things Welsh.
The ‘Dewis’ Youth Panel, coordinated by Ceredigion Youth Service, is a panel of local young people who are responsible for choosing which young people and youth projects in Ceredigion receive financial support by allocating the Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary and Youth Led Grant.
At a Governance and Audit Committee virtual meeting held on 10 March 2022, Professor Ian Roffe was given recognition for service as lay member to the Committee for almost 10 years, from 2012 until 2022.
Residents of Ceredigion, along with the rest of the UK, are showing help and support for the people of Ukraine as the conflict with Russia continues to devastate the country.
The first residents at Aberystwyth’s new extra care scheme have spoken about how it has transformed their lives, from sparking new friendships to providing the platform for a fresh start in life.
Spring is just around the corner but before the plants and vegetation on our highway verges start to grow, litter is currently more visible, and easier to access, than before. Therefore, our annual spring clean is currently underway across Ceredigion.
Schools in Ceredigion will be piloting new air purifies that have been developed to purify the air in classrooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The budget for Ceredigion County Council for the forthcoming financial year has been approved by Councillors in a Council meeting held virtually on Thursday 03 March 2022 and is set at £165.843m together with a Council tax rise of 2.5%, which is a reduction from previous proposals due to new funding announced.
Proposals will be considered to introduce a Community Housing Scheme that will provide younger generations with a better pathway to home ownership in Ceredigion.
During a full Council meeting held virtually on Thursday, 3 March, Councillors gave their full backing of any necessary support to help people seeking refuge from Ukraine.
To mark St David’s Day, Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language announced that there will be 11 new capital projects across nine Welsh local authorities to support the growth of the Welsh Language. Ceredigion is one of the counties that will receive funding.
St David's Day is an opportunity to celebrate language and culture in Ceredigion, and this year there is a special opportunity to look forward to one of Europe's largest cultural festivals which will be visiting the county in August; the National Eisteddfod.
By September 2032, Ceredigion County Council's aspiration is that all pupils in the authority's schools will attend Welsh-medium immersion education until the age of seven. The Welsh in Education Strategic 2022-32 Plan outlines the key objectives to achieve this.
The Winter Fuel scheme ends next Monday, 28 February. 48% of potential eligible Ceredigion households are yet to make a claim.
Interested in seeing more of Ceredigion’s most beautiful scenery from wild windswept clifftops to sheltered wooded valleys? Why not take part in Ceredigion’s new Walking Challenge?
From Merthyr to Mykonos: a new Welsh translation of Willy Russell’s classic Shirley Valentine From Merthyr to Mykonos: a new Welsh translation of Willy Russell’s classic Shirley Valentine
March will see Theatr Felinfach’s first professional show in two years. The Consortiwm Cymraeg’s inaugural production will be a new translation of Willy Russell's hit comedy Shirley Valentine, and will be staged at Theatr Felinfach on Friday, 11 March at 7:30 pm.
We are offering the opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’ as a Trainee Social Worker. The scheme has been established to offer a sponsorship route to becoming a Social Worker.
The €1.95 million project aims to raise awareness, and support sustainable engagement, resulting in the establishment of two new experiential tourism and cultural cross-border networks.
Monday, 21 March 2022, is a historic day for children in Wales as a new law comes into force meaning that all physical punishment to children will be illegal.
In light of the Metrological Office Amber Weather Warning for Storm Eunice on Friday, and following discussions within the multi- agency Dyfed Powys Local Resilience Forum (LRF), a decision has been made by Ceredigion County Council to close the following services tomorrow in Ceredigion to protect both Council staff and residents; to restrict any unnecessary journeys for staff (excluding staff who will be dealing with the crisis):
On 17 February 2022, the National Trading Standards Regional Investigation Team and Ceredigion County Council's Public Protection officers executed a number of search warrants as part of a campaign to tackle illegal dog breeding in West Wales working in partnership with Dyfed-Powys Police, the RSPCA and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
Ceredigion Museum has announced its programme of half term activities, which are free for children and young people interested in theatre and comedy.
In December 2021, Ceredigion’s School Service, Youth Service, CAVO with Ceredigion’s Connect to Kindness team called on young people to design a mural based on the theme of Kindness which began during National Anti-bullying in November last year.
Residents in Ceredigion should expect to see a Household Notification Letter arrive at their registered address within the next few days.
On Safer Internet Day 2022, the Welsh Government announced the winners of the film competition they organised as part of the celebrations.
The Make your Mark Ballot 2022 is now open and will close on 28 February 28 2022. The Make your Mark campaign is an opportunity for 11-18 year olds across the United Kingdom to have their say by choosing which national and local topics that affect them the most in their everyday lives.
The four political group Leaders in Ceredigion have agreed on a fair and respectful campaigns pledge ahead of the May Local Elections.
The Winter Fuel Support Scheme has recently been extended and eligible households are reminded to apply for support towards paying winter fuel bills.
Measures are being trialled in Ceredigion to create safer, inviting towns and to improve traffic flow in those coastal areas.
Do you currently have an empty self-contained property in Ceredigion? We are looking for accommodation for an Afghan family who supported British involvement prior to the withdrawal of forces. Many Afghans are still waiting in ‘bridging accommodation’ until a more permanent home can be found for them.
Ceredigion’s Language Charter’s latest project was to provide a workshop on how to create a podcast for Ceredigion schools under the care of Marc Griffiths of Stiwdiobox.
Ceredigion County Council was forced to restrict access to public computers at libraries, in order to minimise transmission of coronavirus in our communities.
The proposed precept for Dyfed Powys Police will be put under scrutiny at the first meeting of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel in 2022.
All council operated leisure facilities, which are Aberaeron Leisure Centre, Cardigan Leisure Centre, Lampeter Leisure Centre, Lampeter Swimming Pool, Penglais Sports hall and Plascrug Leisure Centre, will re-open on Monday 31 January 2022.
As part of the Urdd’s 100th anniversary celebrations today, Ceredigion County Council’s buildings will be lit red, white and green after dark to mark the occasion.
Holocaust Memorial Day is held annually on 27 January to coincide with the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
Are you aged between 9 and 25 and have some creative ideas on how to give a fresh new look to the Pen-y-Bont Bridge Underpass in Penaprcau?
Have you walked to Bedd Taliesin? That’s what 22 energetic ramblers did on Saturday 15 January 2022 as Cered held the first in its ‘Ar Gered’ series of Welsh medium guided walks in the hills above Aberystwyth that are commonly known as Y Topie.
The Local Government Elections will take place on 5 May 2022. The Elections will be for County Councillors and Town or Community Councillors.
Financial support is available for retail, hospitality, leisure, tourism, freelancers in the creative sector and supply chain businesses in Ceredigion who have been impacted by the latest coronavirus restrictions.
Young People partner up with Arad Goch to create powerful short film on what it means to be a Young Carer
Between September and November 2021, young people from Ceredigion Young Carers Service created a new project in partnership with Arad Goch, Ceredigion Youth Service, Action for Children and Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit. The young people alongside these organisations worked together to create a short film in a bid to educate and raise awareness of what it means to be a Young Carer.
Today, saw the signing of the Final Deal Agreement of the Mid Wales Growth Deal by the Welsh Government, UK Government and the region’s local authorities, Ceredigion County Council and Powys County Council.
People needing care are receiving better services because of a pilot programme that changed the way health and social care staff in west Wales are trained.
A review will be held in the near future to gather information and facts about the post-16 education provision in Ceredigion.
Due to the significant increase in the number coronavirus cases in Ceredigion over the Christmas period, the re-opening of Council operated leisure facilities has been postponed.
European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss citizens living in Ceredigion are reminded that support is available to switch from pre-settled to settled status in the UK.