|Calling for Volunteers at Ceredigion Museum
As part of Ceredigion Museum opening its doors to reveal a brand new café, shop and street level entrance this summer, the museum is looking for a host of volunteers to help on the front of house.
New Integrated Network Maps for Active Travel
Ceredigion County Council has now produced a draft set of maps showing proposed new Active Travel routes and existing routes proposed for upgrades and are calling for your views.
Yoga event held in Lampeter for people with learning disabilities
On 21 June 2017, Ceredigion County Council’s Canolfan Steffan in Lampeter and Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Ceredigion Physiotherapy Team at Community Team for Learning Disabilities jointly held a yoga event for people with learning disabilities and their supporting staff.
Briefing session to be held to encourage new childminders
On 11 September 2017, Ceredigion County Council will hold a briefing session to encourage more people to consider becoming registered childminders. The briefing will take place at 10am in Felinfach Professional Education Centre on the Theatre Campus and will share information about the role.
Active Families, a scheme run by Ceredigon Actif in partnership with Families First and Flying Start, has begun with the aim to get Ceredigion families more active. Active Families will provide more opportunities for parents to get more active with their under-5’s.
Teilwng yw'r Oen aims towards London
Following Theatr Felinfach’s successful production of Teilwng yw’r Oen - a rock adaptation of Handel’s Messiah – the production is being taken to London.
Work opportunities thanks to Workways+
Workways+ offers training and paid work experience opportunities to long-term unemployed people to help them on their route back to employment and has recently helped Angela Johnson, 42 from Llandysul.
Tregaron Town Council and Ceredigion County Council have teamed up to enhance the town’s street scene as part of a Caru Tregaron project.
Angling for a good day out
If you are angling for a good day out, Aberystwyth Promenade is the place to be on Sunday 13 August 2017.
A day in my life: Osian Jones, Countryside Area Ranger
I believe I have the best job in the world; it has the perfect balance of office and outdoor working. I started as a Community Access Officer for the Coast and Countryside Team within Ceredigion County Council in August 2016, with the aim of establishing the Adopt a Path Scheme and help promote and maintain footpaths and bridle ways within the county.
Bodlondeb public meeting held
On 17 July 2017 a public meeting was held in Llwyn yr Eos Primary School in Penparcau as a part of the consultation process on the proposal to close the Bodlondeb Residential Care Home.
The cycle of replacing wooden furniture on the Ceredigion Coast Path is pretty much never ending. In fact, the wooden pedestrian bridge on the National Trust owned piece of Coast Path at Penbryn had done very well to last the nearly 20 years that it did. But it really wasn’t going to make it through another storm season and it was time for a change.
‘Caru Ceredgion’ on the TrawsCymru
A scheme which will allow free travel for everyone at weekends on the TrawsCymru bus network has been launched. Four bus services will go through Ceredigion allowing residents and visitors to explore the county’s many popular destinations.
Will you let these women cut up your clothes?
This summer two artists - The Two Itinerant Quilters - Joanna Wright and Lenka Clayton will visit Ceredigion Museum 4 and 5 August and approach visitors with the proposition of cutting a diamond-shaped piece of fabric from the clothes they are wearing. The project takes its inspiration from the long-lost profession of the 18th century travelling quilters who would stay with families in order to create patchwork quilts from old clothing, rags and sacks found at each home.
Ceredigion Sports Award 2017
On Friday 7 July at Penmorfa, Aberaeron, Ceredigion Sports Council celebrated the 25th anniversary of its successful Ceredigion Sports Award. The Ceredigion Sports Awards started in 1992 and has developed significantly over the years. The Ceredigion Sports Council looks to help all sports clubs from grass roots level to the pinnacle of achievement as internationals.
Report on Unlicensed Breeding and Animal Welfare Prosecution published
A report will be presented at the meeting of Ceredigion County Council’s Licensing Committee on 13 July 2017, detailing the background and circumstances that led to proceedings being brought against Mr Richard Samuel Morgan Jones of Moelfre, Llanwnnen, Ceredigion, for the unlicensed breeding of dogs and animal welfare offences. The report will provide Elected Members with details of events that led to the discovery of the offences at two locations and the steps taken thereafter to address the deficiencies found.
Taking a stand against scams during July
July is Scams Awareness Month with the aim to raise public awareness of scams, share stories and find out how to protect yourself and others from these crimes.
Avril Davies wins Road Safety Award
On 21 June Avril Davies, School Crossing Patrol Officer, won an award in recognition of her contribution to road safety over a period of 25 years.
Letter in response to a misleading column article
<p>Dear Editor, It was with a deep sense of frustration that I read Patrick O'Brien's column in the last edition of the Cambrian News, 29 June 2017, in which he castigates the Local Authority and staff for a lack of response to his query about the extent and nature of cladding in Ceredigion. </p>
Consultation on Bodlondeb Residential Care Home launched
On 3 July 2017, a consultation was launched with regards to Bodlondeb Residential Care home in Penparcau, Aberystwyth. The consultation will collect opinions of stakeholders into the possibility of closing the home.
Aberystwyth Farmers Market's success at the 2017 Aber First Awards
On 23 June, Aberystwyth Farmers Market won The Retail Award for Best Shopping Experience at the 2017 Aber First Awards. The Awards are designed to acknowledge best practice and excellence displayed by organisations and businesses in the Menter Aberystwyth area. The Farmers Market was also a finalist in the Green Award category.
Celebrating new future leaders
The Community Leadership Academy celebration took place on Thursday, 22 June 2017. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the first students of the course along with special guests at the Feathers Hotel, Aberaeron.
Council’s success at the ICE Wales Awards 2017
On 16 June at the Marriott Hotel in Cardiff, Ceredigion County Council were named as the winner of the Roy Edwards Award 2017 during the annual Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Wales Awards, in recognition of the A486 Llain to Synod Inn Improvement, near New Quay.
Ail Wynt to perform in the Proms
On Thursday 6 July, there will be an opportunity to hear the Ail Wynt ensemble at the Great Hall of the Aberystwyth Arts Centre during the Ceredigion Primary Schools’ Proms.
Statement further to the Grenfell Tower fire in London
Further to the tragic fire in the Grenfell Tower in London, our sympathies are extended to victims and the families of those affected. This dreadful incident has raised many fundamental questions for the building industry and for everyone in local authorities involved with housing services, construction projects, building management and regulatory activity.
Youth Work Week 2017
Ceredigion County Council Youth Service is celebrating Youth Work Week between 23 and 30 June, a week dedicated to celebrating Youth Work all across Wales.
Discussions with staff ahead of Bodlondeb decision
Ceredigion County Council has been in contact with staff working in the Bodlondeb Residential Care Home before a Cabinet meeting that could decide to hold a consultation on the future of the home.
A day in the life of the Cares Unit
There are three of us working in Ceredigion County Council Carers Unit: Heather, Catherine and Ros, and our main aim is to maintain and improve support for Carers in Ceredigion.
National awards presented to Council's Welsh learners
Four learners from Ceredigion, who attend Welsh Classes organised by Ceredigion County Council at Llangeitho and Lampeter, and tutored by Carol Thomas, were presented with awards at Merched y Wawr’s Summer Festival in Machynlleth on Saturday, 20 May 2017.
High Street Rates Relief Scheme approved
In its first meeting since County Council elections the Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet approved the Welsh Government’s High Street Rates Relief Scheme for the period of 2017-2018. The scheme looks to support businesses after business rates were re-evaluated in Wales in April 2017.
Ceredigion Innovators share Knowledge and Expertise
A Ceredigion food innovation business is hosting an open day to share their knowledge with food and drink businesses throughout Wales, to help them develop new products ready for the market place.
Developments for use of Awel Deg
The former Awel Deg care home in Llandysul is being used temporarily as office space for Health and Social Care professionals while the business case to develop an Integrated Community Mental Health Resource Centre is being developed.
Council Chief Executive announces retirement
Ceredigion County Council’s Chief Executive, Bronwen Morgan has announced that she is to retire after 32 years of local government service. For over the last 10 years she has served as the Council’s Chief Executive.
Acoustic night with Al Lewis
On Saturday 10 June as part of our series of Acoustic Evenings and in partnership with Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Ceredigion, Al Lewis will perform at Theatr Felinfach.
Join Wales Nature Week events in your area
Wales Nature Week from 3-11 June is an annual week of wildlife-themed events that takes place all over Wales, and you are invited to join the celebrations in Ceredigion.
New footbridge in Llanwnnen
A new circular walk is available in Llanwnnen in the Teifi valley thanks to Ceredigion County Councils public rights of way team who have recently undertaken improvements to footpaths in the area, which included the installation of a 14 metre footbridge across the river Grannell.
Blue flags still flying high over Ceredigion beaches
Blue Flags will fly over six of Ceredigion’s most popular beaches again this year. Borth, Aberystwyth North, New Quay Harbour, Llangrannog, Tresaith and Aberporth beaches have each been awarded the coveted International Blue Flag for 2017. In addition, Ceredigion has been awarded 4 Green Coast awards and 13 Seaside Awards.
Animal Welfare Prosecution Update, May 2017
Mr Richard Jones, Moelfre Farm, Llanwnen, Ceredigion, appeared at Swansea Crown Court on Thursday, 11 May 2017 with regard to an Animal Welfare Prosecution brought by Ceredigion County Council.
An Acoustic Night with Lleuwen Steffan
On Friday, 26 May 2017, Lleuwen Steffan will perform at Theatr Felinfach as part of the series of acoustic evenings recently established within their calendar of events.
Reconfiguration of buildings for the furture
Changes to the configuration of Ceredigion County Council office buildings are set to benefit staff across the organisation with the introduction of a more agile and efficient way of working.
New project Fit in 5 inspiring health and wellbeing
As part of continued commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of Ceredigion’s primary school pupils, a new project has been launched to provide more opportunities to develop their physical health.
Residents invited to support next crime reduction meeting
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 1:30pm in the Council Chamber, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, on Thursday 11 May 2017.
Refurbished footpaths used in the Big Welsh Walk
Ceredigion County Council is delighted to be part of Ramblers Cymru’s Big Welsh Walk on Saturday 6 May. The event will feature refurbished footpaths around the Devil’s Bridge area near Aberystwyth.
Cered to launch Lampeter Language Powerhouse
Over the next few months Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion will start a new project to assess the true situation facing the Welsh language in Lampeter by forming Pwerdy Iaith Llambed (Lampeter Language Powerhouse).
New Dyfi Biosphere website and development project launched
The UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere has a new face, whose job over the next two years is to inspire and support the development of relevant community actions. These will be based on the unique characteristics of the internationally-recognised status of the Biosffer Dyfi Biosphere area and community.
Become a registered childminder in Ceredigion
Are you passionate about giving children the best start in life and would like a career that fits in with your family commitments? Becoming a childminder could be an ideal job choice.
Measures being taken to ensure safety at natural play area
The Netpool playground area, Cardigan has been transformed recently, with the old play area replaced by a new natural play area. In response to direct feedback and concerns from local residents, the play area will closed for a short period of time.
Prosecution over failure to comply with notice
On 27 March at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court, Morgan Properties Ltd, owner of the Deva, 33-34 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth pleaded guilty for failing to comply with the requirements of a statutory notice served under section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Council set to support Aber CycleFest
Following a Cabinet meeting on 14 March 2017 the Council has decided to support a new format for Aber CycleFest this May, following the cancellation of the 2017 Pearl Izumi Tour Series stage which was to be held in Aberystwyth.
Social Care Services in Ceredigion
As of Monday, 27 March 2017, your Social Care services will be available in other offices in Ceredigion due to the changes at Minaeron, Aberaeron.
Local Elections May 2017
A Notice of Election of Local Government Elections has been announced by the Returning Officer today, 20 March 2017, to elect new Councillors for Ceredigion County, town and community Councils.
Animal Welfare Prosecution Update
The Authority has recently received a large volume of correspondence in relation to the animal welfare prosecution the Ceredigion County Council initiated against Mr Richard Jones, Moelfre Farm, Llanwnen, Lampeter.
Ceredigion to support Earth Hour
At 8:30pm on Saturday 25 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 momentous show of support for action on climate change.
'Yfory' at Theatr Felinfach
‘Yfory’ is the first production of the year for Cwmni Bara Caws; a new, exciting, challenging and contemporary drama by the well-known dramatist, Siôn Eirian.
Local Elections – Briefing Session
An initial briefing for prospective candidates and agents will be held on Thursday, 9 March, 2017 commencing at 5.30 p.m. in the Aeron Fach Conference Room, Theatr Felinfach Campus, Dyffryn Aeron, Felinfach, SA48 8AF for the local elections which will take place on Thursday, 4 May, 2017.
Council carbon target met a year early
Ceredigion County Council has exceeded a target of reducing carbon emissions by 15% within 5 years – with a year still remaining to meet the target.
Following two successful performances in the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny last year, ‘Y Ladis’ are en route to Theatr Felinfach and will be performing their show on Friday 3 March at 7:30pm.
A Day in The Life of Carrie Canham, Curator of Ceredigion Museum
Here is the first in a series of articles documenting a day in the working life of some of Ceredigion County Council's dedicated members of staff. Carrie Canham, the Curator of Ceredigion Museum, tells us about her work and the exciting plans for the museum:
Plans on view for Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre
Following the successful public information event held in Tregaron on 13 December, 2016, Mid-Wales Housing Association, in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board are providing a further opportunity for the public to view the plans for the Integrated Resource Centre proposed for Tregaron.
Stuffed, Pickled and Pinned
Ceredigion Museum hosts an exhibition of rare and unexpected natural history objects from across Wales.
'Cered ar y Prom' to celebrate St David's Day
On Saturday 4 March 2017, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion will host Cered ar y Prom - a day of Welsh-medium activities and entertainment for families in the new Bandstand on Aberystwyth’s Promenade. Cered ar y Prom is part of the wider Parêd Gŵyl Dewi event which celebrates the Welsh Language and the patron saint of Wales.
50+ and Living Well in Event Cardigan
A 50+ & Living Well event will be held on 1 March 2017 to support the wellbeing of older people in Ceredigion and to share useful information.
Ceredigion housing register is now online
People who are looking for housing options are reminded that all the information they need is easy and simple to reach. Since 1 June 2016, Ceredigion housing options and housing register service has been online.
Setting the Council Tax Reduction Scheme
In a Full Council meeting on Wednesday 25 January 2017, Members approved this year’s Council Tax Reduction Scheme, aimed at helping those on low incomes who may need additional support.
Committing to support young residents
In a Full Council meeting on 25 January 2017, Members of Ceredigion County Council affirmed their commitment to support young citizens and to place them at the centre of the council’s decision making processes.
Consultation on Active Travel routes in Ceredigion
The Council has launched a consultation to improve cycling and walking routes in the Active Travel Designated Localities of Aberystwyth, Cardigan and Lampeter. Residents with suggestions on how Active Travel routes could be improved or where new routes are needed are encouraged to offer their views.
Ceredigion Museum starts 2017 with major changes
Ceredigion Museum is starting 2017 with dramatic new developments and during this phase it will temporarily be closed. But the exciting ‘New Approaches’ project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and other supporters, is well underway and many local people are already involved by volunteering and taking part in the new interpretation.
History comes alive with a bang
Some of Ceredigion Museum's historical relics came alive at Ceredigion Museum n Tuesday 10 January as two 19th Century shells were safely detonated by the Bomb Disposal Unit.
Mrs Claus comes to Aberystwyth
Mrs Claus came to visit children in the Disabled Children’s Team office on 21 December to provide gifts for all 62 children that were present.
Grant funding success secures new take on iconic show
An ambitious production of the iconic show ‘Teilwng yw’r Oen’ will be staged at Theatr Felinfach in January 2017, thanks to a number of successful grant applications that were recently awarded, that will combine community and professional performers and production team.
Ken Skates officially opens Ceredigion Link Road
The £50m A486 Ceredigion link road is now officially open after Economy and Infrastructure Secretary, Ken Skates marked the completion of the £5.7m stretch from Post Bach to Synod Inn at a celebration event.
Ceredigion and Dyfi Biosphere Events Review
The Ceredigion and the Dyfi Biosphere destinations play host to a wide range of events every year ranging from community focussed gatherings to events which draw visitors from a wide geographic area. These events and festivals make a valuable contribution to local communities and the local economy by attracting visitors to the area.
Aberystwyth plumbing apprentice is best in the UK
One of Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training’s (HCT) Level 3 Plumbing Apprentices has been awarded a prestigious Gold medal at the 2016 SkillPLUMB UK final held last week at the NEC in Birmingham.
Pupil art project in remembrance of the Great War
On Friday 11 November, the Ceredigion Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) held a Remembrance Service as part of their Community World War One Project in the Memorial Hall in Aberaeron. The title of the Art Project was “Poppies of Aberaeron” and the PRU worked in partnership with Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training tutors to produce the pieces.
Carers Support Event in Aberaeron
An event designed to give carers advice and support took place on 16 November in Aberaeron in advance of the National Carers Rights Day, which took place on 25 November 2016.
Framework for action for regional economy
“Achieving better economic outcomes for mid Wales” – that was the theme of a reception that brought together businesses and organisations from Powys and Ceredigion at the Winter Fair on Monday 28 November.
Improvements to rights of way
Improvement works on a number of bridleways around Abermeurig have been completed by Ceredigion County Council over the past months. A network of circular routes is now easily accessible and can be linked to other local bridleways around Bwlch-llan and Tal-sarn, offering fantastic views of the Aeron valley to horse riders, cyclists and walkers.
Free parking this Christmas
Shoppers in Ceredigion will be able to park free of charge on some days in Council owed car parks in the run up to Christmas.
The Rent Smart Wales compliance deadline has passed
The new Rent Smart Wales legislation now makes it a legal duty for all landlords to be registered and for landlords who manage their rental properties to become licenced and undertake landlord training. The deadline for landlords to become registered, licenced and trained was 23 November 2016.
Fun and games in Theatr Felinfach Pantomime
The annual Welsh language Pantomime will be held in Theatr Felinfach between 3 and 10 December 2016. A performance will be held every evening during the week from Monday to Friday at 8pm with Matinëe shows on Saturday, 3 December at 4pm and on Saturday, 10 December at 1pm, 4pm as well as 8pm.
Anti bullying film leads to promises
A group of young people and a range of influential representatives came together in an event on Friday 18 November to discuss bullying as part of the National Safeguarding Week.
Cylch Caron visits extra care schemes
Following the appointment of Mid-Wales Housing Association as the delivery partner for the Cylch Caron extra care scheme, the project has been moving forward swiftly.
Helping our youth go further
Young people from Ceredigion are being encouraged to get in touch with the Youth Service to make the most of valuable opportunities on offer, following the success of a residential course that was recently held.
Ceredigion pledge on White Ribbon Day
On Friday, 25 November 2016, White Ribbon Day campaign encourages individuals to make a stand against domestic violence and sign the pledge.
Friends of Ceredigion Museum auction old Aberystwyth road signs and artworks
The Friends of Ceredigion Museum are holding a public auction on the 5th December at 7pm in The Coliseum to raise funds to support the Museum’s exciting ‘New Approaches’ project. Included in the lots will be the old Aberystwyth road signs that were replaced as part of the Council’s urban regeneration project, in addition to donations of artworks and other items donated by members and supporters of the Friends.
Children’s Commissioner visits Ceredigion
The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland met with over 30 young people from across Ceredigion at an event during October half term. The visit took place in Aberaeron Rugby Club on 28 October as a part of a broader afternoon of activities for young people of the county.
Consultation on Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2017-2020
A consultation regarding the Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2017-2020 is being held by Ceredigion County Council. The plan’s intention is to maintain and improve the county’s performance in using and including the Welsh language in education.
Your ticket to an electric night out
Saturday night revellers will be able to gain entry to a party in Aberystwyth on 12 November 2016 in exchange for bringing an electrical item to be recycled.
Protecting young drivers in Ceredigion with Pass Plus Cymru
Ceredigion County Council Road Safety Department feels the Pass Plus Cymru course gives new drivers important early-on experience driving on busier, faster, bigger roads that they would otherwise be left to face by themselves or with an unqualified person.
Ceredigion campaign to reduce crime
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 2.00pm in the Council Chamber, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, on Friday 11 November, 2016.
Crime and disorder assessment
Residents are being encouraged to take part in an assessment of crime and disorder related issues within the county that is currently being carried out by the Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership.
New Talgarreg School footpath
A new artificial surface footpath has been constructed in Talgarreg Primary School grounds providing a safer route to school for pupils.
Aberaeron voted Best Place in Wales
Aberaeron, the picturesque seaside resort town on Wales’ west coast, has today been crowned the winner in Wales’ Best Places competition. The nationwide competition, organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute Cymru, celebrates the places protected, carefully planned or improved by the planning system for communities.
Rights of Way Improvement Plan Review
Ceredigion County Council has started it's first review of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan. Establishing such a plan was a requirement under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 - it is also required that the plan is reviewed every ten years.
Running for Robert
Often it’s key moments in our lives that inspire us to challenge ourselves, and that’s no exception for Daniel Thomas. Earlier this year, Daniel ran the London Marathon and surpassed all expectations, raising £975 for Bryntirion Resource Centre.
Celebrating Caryl and Kees
As part of the ongoing partnership between Theatr Gydweithredol Troed-y-rhiw and ‘Yr Ŵyl Ddrama’, Theatr Felinfach has also partnered up with Y Lolfa Press to present an evening with Caryl Lewis on Thursday, 3rd November at 7:30pm.
Cered campaign in Lampeter
Staff from Cered, the Welsh Language Initiative in Ceredigion, campaigned around Lampeter to celebrate the ‘Shwmae Sumae’ day.
Your views on childcare provision in Ceredigion
Are you finding it difficult to access childcare? Do you think the provision is sufficient? You may be happy with the childcare you use or it could be that you decided not to use childcare. Whatever your views about childcare we want to hear from you.
Investing in future leaders
Cered, the Ceredigion Language Initiative, and Theatr Felinfach are establishing a Community Leadership Academy in Ceredigion to provide an intensive course for young adults aged 18-25 with the aim of creating young leaders in the County's communities.
New bandstand in Aberystwyth officially opened
Carl Sargeant AM, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, and Ceredigion County Council Chairman, Councillor Dai Mason, were in Aberystwyth today (13 October) to officially open the town’s brand new bandstand.
Think for Yourself! Hate crime is wrong. Report it!
Ceredigion County Council will show its support and commitment to the National Hate Crime Awareness Week by raising awareness within its’ communities as to what a Hate Crime or Incident is and also, how the same can be reported.
Cered encourages Lampeter to say 'Shwmae!'
Staff from Cered, the Welsh Language Initiative in Ceredigion, will be visiting businesses in Lampeter on Friday 14 October to celebrate the ‘Shwmae Sumae’ day.
It’s An Act - TWO by Jim Cartwright
It’s An Act present the comedy drama ‘Two’ by Jim Cartwright set in a working class pub in the South Wales valleys in Theatr Felinfach on Thursday 13 October 2016.
New faces on Ceredigion Youth Council
New faces joined Ceredigion County Council’s Youth Council on Wednesday 20 September 2016, nearly a year on from when it was first established.
Remember to help keep Ceredigion litter free
Ceredigion achieves excellent positive recycling performance rates, according to recent Local Environmental Audit Management System (LEAMS) survey results for 2016-17.
New campaign is launched to help us all Caru Ceredigion
Caru Ceredigion is a new campaign led by Ceredigion County Council aimed at inspiring the county’s residents, local businesses and organisations to change their behaviour, and inspire them to take action for the benefit of their local area.
Farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering
On 13 September 2016, after a trial at Aberystwyth Justice Centre, Mr Lewis Jones of Ynys Hir Farm, Machynlleth was found guilty of two charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 of causing unnecessary suffering to sheep in his care, following an investigation by officers from Ceredigion County Council.
Tregaron community get together for Cylch Caron partner
The community of Tregaron and the surrounding area came together on Tuesday, 13 September to meet the recently appointed Cylch Caron development partner, Mid Wales Housing Association. The event also provided an opportunity to view the architect’s preliminary concept drawings for the development.
Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi, Llandysul site
In a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, 6 September, Members decided to proceed with the sale of the Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi site in Llandysul, with changes to the marketing of the sale.
Ceredigion continues to perform well in 2015-16 despite funding cuts
Ceredigion is within the top half for performance in Wales. Data for National Strategic Indicators and Public Accountability measures released today (Wednesday 7 September 2016) by the Welsh Government shows that performance over a range of services in Ceredigion continues to improve. Ceredigion has the 6th highest number of performance indicators in the top quarter compared to the other councils in Wales.
Flying the Flag on Merchant Navy Day
To mark Merchant Navy Day on 3 September 2016, Ceredigion County Council is flying the Red Ensign outside offices around the county to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.
Invitation to landlords and agents
Ceredigion County Council will be holding a Housing Landlords Forum for all landlords and agents in Ceredigion on Thursday 8 September 2016 at 5:30pm at Aberystwyth University, Penbryn Hall, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BY.
‘A’ Level successes in Ceredigion Schools
The ‘A’ level examination results published today by the WJEC indicate that very high standards are being maintained in the Schools of Ceredigion. 97.9% of entries for WJEC examinations were graded A* to E, with 23.9% of the entries achieving the top ’A’ grades.
Become a Police and Crime Panel member
There are just days left for people to take the opportunity to apply to become independent members of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel.
Aberaeron among 10 finalists competing to be Wales Best Place
Aberaeron is one of ten finalists competing to be crowned Wales’ Best Place in a competition run by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Cymru, to celebrate some of our most attractive and inspiring places and the role planners have played in helping to protect or shape them for Welsh communities
Volunteers needed to help young people
If you like to have fun, have a sense of adventure and want to help young people, being a Youth Justice Volunteer might be the right opportunity for you.
Aberystwyth Park and Ride service
In a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 19 July, Members decided not to establish a new contract for the Park and Ride (P&R) service in Aberystwyth, after the contract for the current service lapses at the end of August.
Keep active this Summer and get involved!
The schools have broken up for the summer holidays, but don’t panic, there is a whole host of activities to keep young people entertained available right on your doorstep!
Council asks residents to get involved
Ceredigion residents are being encouraged to get involved and take part in local decision making processes by attending the County Council’s Overview and Scrutiny committees.
Raising the Bar in Awards
Best Bar None, a national award for well-run licensed businesses, has returned to Ceredigion for 2016.
Celebrating Council staff achievements
In a Council meeting on Thursday 30 June 2016, members of Ceredigion County Council staff received recognition for their achievements during the year.
Decision on Aberystwyth Park and Ride Service postponed
In a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 28 June 2016, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet decided to postpone the decision about whether to renew the contract for the current Park & Ride (P&R) service in Aberystwyth. This issue will first be presented to the Thriving Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee for their consideration.
Technical Services redesign
In a meeting on 28 June, Cabinet decided to accept a range of options to redesign the Council’s Technical Services in order to achieve necessary budget savings for the authority.
We count on them, count them in
Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant (CAFCC) is supporting The Royal British Legion as it calls for Government and Parliament to ensure that the next UK Census includes new questions on the Armed Forces community – to help the nation better understand and respond to the needs of the people that protect us, veterans and their families.
Celebrate Youth Work Week from 23-30 June 2016
Ceredigion County Council Youth Service is celebrating Youth Work Week between the 23 – 30 June 2016, by organising pop up stalls in secondary schools, communities and youth clubs across the County.
Ras yr Iaith returns!
The second Ras yr Iaith will be held from 6 to 8 July 2016 in which the people of Wales will run through 25 towns and villages between Bangor and Llandeilo, from the North to the South, uniting the country with the Language Baton.
Flags lowered in tribute to MP who has died
The Welsh Flag and the Union Jack Flag are today (Friday 17 June) flown at half-mast on Ceredigion County Council Penmorfa and Canolfan Rheidol buildings, to remember Jo Cox MP who was horrifically attacked and killed yesterday (Thursday 16 June).
Rent Smart Wales roadshow offering advice and help
Ceredigion County Council will be conducting ‘drop-in’ sessions at various venues across the county giving landlords and/or managing agents the chance to learn more about the new registration and licencing requirements of the Rent Smart Wales legislation.
Art therapy helping young people in Ceredigion
Innovative Art Therapy lessons at the Ceredigion Pupil Referral Units (PRU) are supporting vulnerable children and young people who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, to re-engage with learning and integrate better into their local community.
Blankets and pom poms presented to Aberystwyth Cats Protection
Users of Aberystwyth Day Centre recently presented a collection of small blankets and pom pom toys to Helen Palmer, Acting Co-ordinator of Aberystwyth Cats Protection, for the charity to use whilst caring for cats and kittens looking for homes.
Future of leisure provision in Ceredigion
At a meeting on Tuesday 7 June 2016, Cabinet members accepted a recommendation to pursue an Expression of Interest by a Tregaron group to run Tregaron Leisure Centre.
Ceredigion residents invited to Have Their Say!
Ceredigion residents are invited to ‘Have their say!’ at the next Joint Community Safety Public Meeting on Thursday 16 June 2016 from 7pm , in the Council Chamber, Penmorfa, Aberaeron.
Solar panels installed on Canolfan Rheidol
A project to install solar panels at Ceredigion County Council’s Canolfan Rheidol offices in Aberystwyth has been completed, and hopes to save the Authority £10,000 per year.
Blue Flag Awards
Blue Flags will fly over six of Ceredigion’s most popular beaches again this year. Borth, Aberystwyth North, New Quay Harbour, Llangrannog, Tresaith and Aberporth beaches have each been awarded the coveted International Blue Flag for 2016. In addition, Ceredigion has been awarded 4 Green Coast awards and 13 Seaside Awards.
Housing register goes online
A new housing options and housing register service will be going online from Wednesday 1 June 2016, all applicants who are on the register now, need to re-apply before 30 June 2016 to make sure they keep their place on the register.
Make a difference during foster care fortnight
Foster Care Fortnight will take place from 16-29 May 2016 and is the annual awareness raising campaign aimed to encourage more people with the right skills and qualities to foster to come forward.
Transforming customer care provision
Options to make it easier for residents to contact the Council and access its services in a digital world are going to be decided upon by Councillors.
Adopt a path scheme - volunteers needed
Would you like to adopt a path in your local area and volunteer your time to help with its upkeep? If you regularly walk a path, and enjoy getting out and about your local authority would love your help.
Residents asked for their support at next crime reduction meeting
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 1.30pm in the Council Chamber, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, on Friday 13 May, 2016.
Future proofing services
To fundamentally change the way the Council runs its services, the work on Ceredigion County Council’s Transformation Programme is moving into an implementation phase.
Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training students sweep the board
Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) Under-19 Students recently swept the board in the Urdd Prelim competition held at the Llanbadarn Learning Centre, coming first, second and third in the age category competition. The winner goes forward to represent Ceredigion in the final that is taking place in Flint in June.
The State of Play in Ceredigion
In a meeting of the Cabinet on 5 April 2016 the latest Play Assessment and Play Action Plan 2016/17 was approved.
Postal vote instructions
Postal voters in the three constituencies of Ceredigion, Preseli Pembrokeshire and Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire have now received the second issue of regional ballot papers for the Welsh Assembly election on 5 May.
Voluntary Arts Week 6-15 May 2016
Theatr Felinfach is proud to announce that two of their community groups - The Friends of Theatre Felinfach and Cardi-Gân - have been successful with applications to the Voluntary Arts Week Microfund, to help them recruit new members and marketing.
Ysgol Theatr Maldwyn presents MELA
On Saturday, 7 May Theatr Felinfach will welcome Ysgol Theatr Maldwyn to perform MELA, a musical drama about the problems faced by young people and the way adults often try to interfere negatively in their lives.
New ballot papers issued to postal voters
Postal voters in the constituencies of Ceredigion, Preseli Pembrokeshire, and Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire are being advised to wait for new ballot papers to be sent to their home.
The big screen returns to the Coliseum after 40 years
The Friends of Ceredigion Museum have been celebrating their success at securing a £13,917 Community Grant to reinstall a full sized cinema screen and projector in The Coliseum, now home to Ceredigion Museum, nearly 40 years after it closed as a cinema.
Real Nappy Week 18 – 24 April 2016
Real Nappy Week is an annual awareness-raising event which is taking place this year between 18 and 24 April, and aims to show parents how reusable nappies can help save them over £500 as well as reduce waste.
Trio a Piantel (Music and Song)
Following on from the success of the Three Welsh Tenor concerts held at Theatr Felinfach last year, the venue is proud to present another sublime evening of music and song in the company of Trio and Piantel on Saturday 16 April 2016.
Comedy night at Theatr Felinfach
Following the success of Elis James’ ‘Rhacs Jibiders’ and Tudur Owen’s ‘Pechu’ last year, Zeitgeist presents a brand new Welsh language stand-up comedy tour, featuring some of the funniest Welsh speakers on the planet!
Land purchased for £8m Cylch Caron project
Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford today (Thursday March 24) announced the purchase of land for the Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre in Tregaron.
Ceredigion celebrates WWF's Earth Hour 2016
Ceredigion County Council is joining the global celebration for our brilliant planet by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour – a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.
Ceredigion leading by example on International Women's Day
As part of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, Ceredigion County Council is proud to celebrate a progressive milestone: this year, for the first time ever, the offices of Chairman, Leader and Chief Executive are occupied by women.
Barti Ddu inspiring marketing awards win
Ceredigion Library’s Children and Schools Library Service have won a ‘Highly Recommended’ prize at the Marketing Excellence Awards for Libraries, Archives and Museums in Wales.
Council Tax Decision
In a Council meeting on Wednesday 24 February, Councillors decided to increase the Council Tax levy in Ceredigion by 5%. This means that a 2016/17 Council Tax for Band D properties will be £1,123.68 for County Council purposes.
50+ and Living Well Event
Ceredigion 50+ will be holding a ‘Living Well’ event on the 15th of March 2016 at The Feathers Hotel, Alban Square, Aberaeron at 2:00pm until 5.00pm.
Housing needs consultation goes live
A consultation is open for residents of Ceredigion to give their views on two of the Authority’s housing allocation policies, as well as a Health Impact Assessment questionnaire.
SCAM Telephone Calls in Ceredigion
Identity thieves and other fraudsters often pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, creditors, or government departments to get people to reveal their account numbers and other sensitive information.
Showcasing archaeology and heritage in Ceredigion
Dyfed Archaeological Trust will be hosting an Archaeology Day celebrating the archaeology and heritage of Ceredigion at the Morlan Centre in Aberystwyth on Saturday 5 March from 10am to 4.30pm.
Animal welfare prosecution
On 1 February 2016, Dylan Ceredig Evans of Tir Blaenant, Glynarthen, Llandysul, pleaded guilty at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court to three charges relating to fallen stock, one charge of unnecessary suffering, four charges relating to failure to take action to treat sheep for scab and one charge of failing to submit sheep movement documents.
Adventure film night at Ceredigion Museum
Travel Writer Hannah Engelkamp and travel film maker Rhys Thwaites Jones continue their series of adventure travel film nights at Ceredigion Museum with a showing of Karun and Operation Moffat.
Calling all food retailers and hospitality business owners
Excellent locally produced foods will be promoted to food and hospitality businesses of all kinds at the ninth annual Meet the Producer event organised by, and to be held at, Food Centre Wales, Horeb, Llandysul on Monday, 7 March 2016.
Message for young people!
Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) would like to hear from young people aged 14-19, who are interested in becoming the Youth Leaders of tomorrow.
Exhibition shows posters of the First World War
A powerful selection of original First World War posters illustrating one of the methods the government directed propaganda, will be on display at Ceredigion Museum from Saturday 6 February.
Noson Tec a Sbec
A very creative night was had in Theatr Felinfach on Tuesday 19 January. Every element of all the skills and services that Theatr Felinfach’s team has to offer were put to the test.
New Footbridge For Aberaeron
A new footbridge has been built over the River Aeron allowing walkers to enjoy a popular local footpath once again, after being closed due to safety reasons since the end of September.
Good News for Gardeners!
Ceredigion County Council now offers a garden waste collection all year round to all residents who wish to use it.
Ceredigion Flushed with Success
Ceredigion residents can once again take pride in the brilliant hygiene standards in the county’s public conveniences, as the County Council’s award winning cleaning team claimed victory in several categories during the recent prestigious Loo of the Year Awards 2015.
During October Half Term, Ceredigion Youth Service delivered a pilot project called ‘Prosiect ROC’ (Rugby Outreach Ceredigion).
Two Ceredigion Ladies to Receive Royal Medal
The Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, the Honourable Robin Lewis OBE, will invest Mrs Clare Hughes of Pontrhydfendigaid and Miss Avril Jones of Llanrhystud with the British Empire Medal on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Penmorfa, Aberaeron on Friday, 4 December at 3.30 p.m.
Angel Back In It's Rightful Place
After seven years, the bronze War Memorial, which has been on display and looked after at Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth, has now been returned to its original place at the site of the former Tabernacl Chapel in Powell Street.
Building a Flexible Library and Archive Service for Ceredigion
Ceredigion’s Library and Archive Service will be changing to build a flexible service that will be better placed to cater for the needs of the people of the county, and is fit for the modern day as part of the Council’s Transformation Programme.
Supporting the Refugees
Final arrangements are being confirmed for between 10 and 12 Syrian refugees to be resettled in Aberystwyth before Christmas. The refugees have been prioritised by staff from the United Nations, working closely with the Home Office in order to determine their suitability to be resettled in Ceredigion.
Cardigan Bay Coastal Lives
A Ceredigion County Council staff member will take centre stage this week in an episode of a new series on BBC Two Wales.
Ceredigion Crime Reduction Campaign
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 2.00pm in the Council Chamber, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, on Friday 13 November, 2015.
Welsh Museums Festival at Ceredigion Museum
The Welsh Museums Festival returns again this year from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November. Get ready to be amazed by the events happening across Wales in local museums celebrating what our fantastic cultural institutions have to offer. At Ceredigion Museum there will be three days of different events in addition to our usual displays and the recently opened Creative Mapping exhibition.
Photography Exhibition Celebrates 'Aspire Project'
Ceredigion Youth Justice and Prevention Service is proud to announce that Thursday 22 October will see the opening of the ‘Aspire Project’ photography exhibition, jointly funded by Mid and North Wales Reaching Wider Partnership, at 4pm in Aberystwyth Arts Centre by Mark Williams MP.
Summer Skills 2015
During the first two weeks of the Summer holidays, Ceredigion Youth Service teamed up with Ceredigion Training for a second successive year to provide free workshops and taster sessions for young people aged 16-24 who were or were at risk of becoming Not in Education, Employment and / or Training (NEET) in a wide variety of vocations including Mechanics, Plumbing, Carpentry, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, ICT and more.
Tregaron Old School Building
Come and share your opinion on what you’d like to see happening to the Old School building in Tregaron.
Hate Crime Awareness Week 12-16 October
Ceredigion County Council will show its support and commitment to the National Hate Crime Awareness Week by raising awareness within its communities as to what a Hate Crime or Incident is and also, how they can be reported.
In a meeting on Monday 28 September 2015, the Learning Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee decided to support Cabinet’s original decision to close Cwmpadarn School.
Ceredigion Youth Exchange Project 2015
During the last week of the summer holidays, Ceredigion Youth Service hosted an International Youth Exchange. This project was a follow up project to the previous youth exchange held in Italy the previous year.
Project Roc 2015
'Rugby Outreach Ceredigion’ (ROC) is an exciting new opportunity for young people aged 14-19 to participate in an empowering and active project.
Review of Gambling Policy for Public Consultation
One of the key functions of each Licensing Authority is to prepare and publish a Statement of Gambling Policy which sets out the basis upon which the Authority will make its licence application decisions.
The Walk of Britain Arrives in Aberaeron
The Walk of Britain expedition – an event organised by the Walking with the Wounded Charity (WWTW) - will arrive in Aberaeron on Wednesday 23 September 2015.
Cwmpadarn and Llangynfelyn Schools
In a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 8 September, Members decided to support the proposals to close Cwmpadarn and Llangynfelyn schools at the end of the 2016 Summer term.
Presentation of Coastal Award to Clarach Beach
On Monday evening, 27 July, Councillor Gareth Lloyd, Ceredigion Cabinet Member with responsibility for Economic Development and Tourism, will have an opportunity to present Clarach beach with a 2015 Seaside Award. The award is one of the 22 coastal awards won by Ceredigion beaches this year which include Blue Flag, Seaside Awards and Green Coast Awards.
On Tuesday 21 July, the Council made two appointments to fill the the roles of Deputy Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer.
Plans for Ysgol Henry Richard Approved
In a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 14 July 2015, Members approved the amended 'Strategic Outline Programme Request for Change' to be submitted to the Welsh Government for approval, meaning all the work required to be undertaken on Tregaron 3-16 School to be included within Band A funding.
Scam Awareness Month
July 2015 is Scams Awareness Month. Wales Against Scams Partnerships (WASP) are working alongside Age Cymru, The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, and Trading Standards to promote Scam Awareness Month in July 2015.
In a Council meeting on Tuesday 23 June, a motion was accepted to prohibit Chinese and air lanterns on its land, property and its beaches.
Ceredigion County Council are pleased to launch the new Ceredigion Actif website.
Ceredigion Care Homes
On Tuesday 2 June, Cabinet was updated on the residential care review and approved the next steps of the process.
Rights Of Way Improvement Plan
Ceredigion County Council has been awarded funding by the Welsh Government under the Rights of Way Improvement Plan for 2015.
Growing Mid Wales
A new partnership to provide a voice supporting economic development in Mid Wales has been launched by the region’s county councils.
Foster Care Fortnight
Ceredigion County Council Family Placement Service is working hard at raising awareness of the ongoing need to continue to recruit more carers who can offer children in Ceredigion a foster home.
Cycle Festival Gears Up For Sixth Anniversary
Come and join in Aberystwyth Cycle Festival as it returns for a sixth year this May Bank Holiday weekend, with seven action packed days planned from 18 through to 24 May.
Did You Lose Something?
A frog who’s lost his croak, a set of pizza and pasta bowls, a pair of size 12 work boots, the hatchback of a silver Citroen Saxo car and some agricultural bags full of green waste were amongst some of the illegally “fly-tipped” items removed over the course of two days by local authority staff and volunteers from forestry at Forest Road, Lampeter recently.
Parc Natur Penglais Bioblitz
A BioBlitz event will be held on Saturday 9 May that will give the opportunity for people of all ages to help the experts to discover the wildlife on our own doorstep.
Cylch Caron Funding Secured
Funding worth £5.8 million for the Cylch Caron development was secured on Wednesday 6 May that will bring integrated health, housing and social services together on one site to provide support to elderly and vulnerable people in the Tregaron area.
Housing For All
Ceredigion County Council welcomes your views on the delivery of housing and housing services across the county.
The Cardi Bach Is Back!
The popular ‘Cardi Bach’ coastal bus service returns on 30th March. The ‘Cardi Bach’ operates between Cardigan and New Quay, linking coastal villages along its route. It offers a stress-free way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Cardigan Bay and opens up opportunities to enjoy the Ceredigion Coast Path.
New Opening Hours At Ceredigion Museum
After a public consultation it has been decided to open Ceredigion Museum at times that are more attractive to locals and visitors to Aberystwyth.
Bath Street Aberystwyth Car Park Closure
Ceredigion County Council recently confirmed the intended closure of Bath Street car park, with effect from Sunday 15th March 2015, to accommodate commencement of work on the Bay Hotel redevelopment project.
Ceredigion Archives Success
Ceredigion County Council was successful in CyMal’s Marketing Excellence Awards this year, as Ceredigion Archives achieved high commendation for their ‘paper tissues’ marketing campaign.
Bath Street Car Park, Aberystwyth
Ceredigion County Council is pleased to confirm that work will shortly commence on the Bay Hotel redevelopment project that includes the Bath Street public car park to the rear.
Llangynllo Public Footpath
The Public Service Ombudsman for Wales has decided not to uphold a complaint made against Ceredigion County Council about proposals to improve a public footpath at St Cynllos Church, Llangynllo.
Pledge Signals New Way Of Working
Ceredigion County Council and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) Group are signing up to an agreement to continue to work together to benefit the County and its communities.
Mobility and Daily Living Aid Amnesty
The Ceredigion Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) is a partnership between Hywel Dda Health Board and Ceredigion County Council Care, Protection & Lifestyle Services providing essential equipment to the residents of Ceredigion.
Temporary Closure of High Street Cardigan - Essential Highway Maintenance
The Council will be undertaking essential highway maintenance works to the High Street in the vicinity of the Guild Hall, Cardigan. The work is anticipated to take 3 weeks to complete commencing on the 2 March 2015. The High Street will need to be closed for a period of 2 weeks from this date to ensure the safety of the public and the workforce undertaking the works.
Theatr Felinfach And Ralio Raising Money For Wales Air Ambulance
In October 2014 a very successful evening was held at Theatr Felinfach with the start of a new series of events ‘An Audience with’. This particular evening was celebrating 10 years of the Ralïo television series in the company of the series presenters, Emyr Penlan, Lowri Morgan Jones and Howard Davies as well as Ifan Jones Evans as the evening’s presenter. A few local celebs contributed to the evening and the icing on the cake as it were was having the presence of Elfyn Evans, the up and coming Welsh rally star.
Ceredigion Employability Roadshow
The Employability Roadshows will be commencing at the end of January at Cardigan Leisure Centre. The roadshows will provide opportunities for young people to increase their knowledge of what is available for them in Ceredigion in terms of education, employment and/or training.
Celebrating Llandysul Family Centre Success
To celebrate the success of Ceredigion County Council’s Flying Start and Plant Dewi’s work with Llandysul Family Centre, an open day was held on Thursday, 8 January 2015.