Support provided to over 900 shielding residents weekly

Support provided to over 900 shielding residents weekly

19/05/2020

Ceredigion County Council is the first county in Wales to receive approval to fully coordinate the Shielding Scheme locally, providing support to over 900 people weekly.


Thank you Ceredigion golf clubs

Thank you Ceredigion golf clubs

18/05/2020

All six golf courses in Ceredigion will remain closed until 1 June 2020.


Get active at home with Ceredigion Actif

Get active at home with Ceredigion Actif

18/05/2020

The Active Young People team and Young Ambassadors from Ceredigion Schools have been busy preparing resources for activities and skills that children can do at home during lockdown.


Ceredigion’s important history celebrated

Ceredigion’s important history celebrated

15/05/2020

Ceredigion Museum currently holds over 65,000 historic artefacts that tell the story of Ceredigion from prehistoric times to the modern day. To accommodate these, the Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group via the LEADER scheme has supported a feasibility study to explore the options of creating a state of the art, eco-friendly storage facility to accommodate all of the museum’s stored collections.


Councillors thank Strategic Director on retirement

Councillors thank Strategic Director on retirement

14/05/2020

As Sue Darnbrook retires from her role as a Corporate Director at Ceredigion County Council after almost 11 years, Councillors share their thanks.


Retirement of Corporate Director

Retirement of Corporate Director

12/05/2020

Following nearly 11 years of service in Ceredigion, Sue Darnbrook, Corporate Director at Ceredigion County Council, is today retiring.


Lockdown restrictions remain in Ceredigion

Lockdown restrictions remain in Ceredigion

11/05/2020

The message remains clear in Ceredigion – there will be no changes to the restrictions, and the next three weeks are vital for the county.


Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

11/05/2020

Theatr Felinfach is well known as an example of excellence in the field of Community Arts and Participatory Art, but of course like most other businesses and organisations at the moment, it is currently closed.


Council develops contact-tracing method to keep track of coronavirus in Ceredigion

Council develops contact-tracing method to keep track of coronavirus in Ceredigion

07/05/2020

Ceredigion County Council has developed and is implementing a contact-tracing method for coronavirus in Ceredigion.


Prohibition notice to a barbershop in the county

Prohibition notice to a barbershop in the county

07/05/2020

A Ceredigion barbershop has been served with a prohibition notice after continuing to use its premises to provide services.


No change to Ceredigion’s restrictions

No change to Ceredigion’s restrictions

07/05/2020

Ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend, Ceredigion County Council is warning residents that there has been no changes to the restrictions currently in place.


Working together for Ceredigion school pupils

Working together for Ceredigion school pupils

06/05/2020

In response to Penweddig building being used to form part of Ysbyty Enfys Aberystwyth, contingency plans have been put in place if pupils were to return gradually to school before September 2020.


Ceredigion residents urged not to become complacent

Ceredigion residents urged not to become complacent

29/04/2020

Do you want to roll the dice?


Tremendous effort to establish temporary field hospitals

Tremendous effort to establish temporary field hospitals

24/04/2020

Ceredigion County Council is proud to be supporting Hywel Dda University Health Board by establishing two temporary field hospitals in the county in response to COVID-19.


Ceredigion schools create 2,800 new visors

Ceredigion schools create 2,800 new visors

24/04/2020

Ceredigion secondary schools have gone above and beyond to produce more than 2,800 visors in response to the coronavirus crisis.


Ceredigion school pupil a statistic sensation

Ceredigion school pupil a statistic sensation

21/04/2020

A 16 year old Ysgol Penglais pupil has become an internet statistic sensation during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Porth Cymorth Cynnar supporting residents in Ceredigion

Porth Cymorth Cynnar supporting residents in Ceredigion

20/04/2020

During this challenging period, Porth Cymorth Cynnar has established a virtual platform to ensure that we are able to keep in touch with vulnerable residents across Ceredigion.


Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

17/04/2020

Thanks to everyone for staying at home. We know this is hard, but your actions are making a difference.


New guidance and support for Ceredigion-based holiday accommodation providers

New guidance and support for Ceredigion-based holiday accommodation providers

16/04/2020

New guidance and support is published in light of recent changes to the restrictions and closure of holiday accommodation provisions, detailing some specific exceptions.


Coronavirus: Businesses urged to apply for business grant

Coronavirus: Businesses urged to apply for business grant

16/04/2020

Businesses in Ceredigion are urged to apply for a business grant. Nearly 900 businesses have already had their applications approved paying out £11.7m of grant funding. More businesses will be eligible for the grant and are urged to apply.


Shielding scheme support from the Council

Shielding scheme support from the Council

15/04/2020

As part of the support being given for people who are currently shielding to keep themselves safe from the risk of Coronavirus, food parcel deliveries are being arranged for those who are shielding and do not have family or friends who can support with shopping.


Porth Cymorth Cynnar keeping in touch with residents

Porth Cymorth Cynnar keeping in touch with residents

09/04/2020

During this challenging period, Porth Cymorth Cynnar has established a virtual platform to ensure that we are able to keep in touch with vulnerable residents across Ceredigion.


Visit Ceredigion. Later.

Visit Ceredigion. Later.

09/04/2020

Visitors and residents are being urged to enjoy at home this Easter weekend.


Coronavirus: Ceredigion Schools have already produced more than 300 visors

Coronavirus: Ceredigion Schools have already produced more than 300 visors

06/04/2020

More than 300 face-visors have already been produced by staff at Ysgol Bro Pedr, Ysgol Penglais, Ysgol Bro Teifi and Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi to provide much needed protection for front-line workers in Ceredigion. The visors are produced on the schools’ laser cutters and plans are in place to produce another 2,000 of these vital visors.


Coronavirus: Stay Home, Save Lives

Coronavirus: Stay Home, Save Lives

04/04/2020

The weather improves over the weekend. We know that it would be delightful to enjoy Ceredigion at its best, but there will be an opportunity to enjoy it at a later date. By staying home, you will help reduce the number of people infected from the coronavirus. Thank you for enjoying the weather at home and staying safe.


Video Conferencing facilities at Ceredigion Care Homes

Video Conferencing facilities at Ceredigion Care Homes

03/04/2020

Ceredigion County Council values the importance of keeping in touch during this challenging time of self-isolation and appreciates that it is difficult for families that aren’t able to visit their loved ones at our care homes.


Coronavirus: Update to the Waste Services

Coronavirus: Update to the Waste Services

03/04/2020

With the ongoing situation of the Coronavirus, here is the latest update regarding Waste Services provided by Ceredigion County Council.


Support for those receiving Free School Meals

Support for those receiving Free School Meals

02/04/2020

Those in receipt of Free School Meals are receiving support during the Coronavirus crisis.


Keeping your distance in shops now a legal requirement in Wales

Keeping your distance in shops now a legal requirement in Wales

01/04/2020

Simple but important new emergency Coronavirus laws came into force last week across Wales regarding businesses.


Keeping in Touch service supporting the vulnerable in the community

Keeping in Touch service supporting the vulnerable in the community

01/04/2020

During this challenging period, Porth Cymorth Cynnar has established a virtual platform to ensure that we are able to keep in touch with vulnerable residents across Ceredigion. Due to the restrictions introduced to safeguard our communities against COVID-19, many residents will not be able to access their usual provision or support such as parent groups or GP Referral Exercise Classes. Instead, we are ensuring that all residents whom are known to our services, and others, are kept in touch with, through regular welfare calls, should they wish.


Sections of Ceredigion Coastal Path temporarily closed

Sections of Ceredigion Coastal Path temporarily closed

01/04/2020

Sections of the Ceredigion Coast Path have been temporarily closed in the interest of public health.


Use of three facilities in Ceredigion agreed in response to COVID-19

Use of three facilities in Ceredigion agreed in response to COVID-19

30/03/2020

Ceredigion County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) are working together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ceredigion Public House to be served with a prohibition notice

Ceredigion Public House to be served with a prohibition notice

30/03/2020

On Friday night, 27 March 2020, officers from Ceredigion County Council`s Public Protection Team came across a country public house serving customers alcohol, and open for business in contravention of the recently issued Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020. Police assistance was called and the landlord will now be served with a prohibition notice. A number of other offences were identified and a report will be made to the Council`s Licencing Committee.


Coronavirus: Postponement of Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

Coronavirus: Postponement of Police and Crime Commissioner Elections

30/03/2020

The UK Government has postponed the May 2020 Police Crime Commissioner elections due to COVID-19. The election will now be held on 6 May 2021. If you have not done so already, you can register to vote online by visiting https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote


Coronavirus: Support available for Ceredigion businesses affected

Coronavirus: Support available for Ceredigion businesses affected

27/03/2020

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a range of measures to support businesses and workers have been made available by the UK and Welsh Government.


Coronavirus: Support towards paying your Council Tax

Coronavirus: Support towards paying your Council Tax

27/03/2020

This is a difficult and stressful time for many residents in Ceredigion as Coronavirus is having a significant impact on the economy.


Coronavirus: Porth Cymorth Cynnar supporting the vulnerable in Ceredigion

Coronavirus: Porth Cymorth Cynnar supporting the vulnerable in Ceredigion

27/03/2020

During this challenging period, Porth Cymorth Cynnar has established a virtual platform to ensure that we are able to keep in touch with vulnerable residents across Ceredigion.


Coronavirus: We are closing parts of the Coastal Path in Ceredigion.

Coronavirus: We are closing parts of the Coastal Path in Ceredigion.

27/03/2020

Do not visit Ceredigion, or travel within Ceredigion to walk our coastal path


Your Dog Your Job

Your Dog Your Job

26/03/2020

Dog fouling is a problem that can spoil everyone’s enjoyment of the great outdoors. As well as being unpleasant to look at, or worse step in, dog fouling can also be dangerous. To tackle this, Ceredigion County Council have launched a new initiative by displaying temporary messages that state ‘Your Dog Your Job’, to encourage dog-owners to take responsibility.


Update on antelope escape at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom

Update on antelope escape at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom

26/03/2020

Council officers visited Borth Wild Animal Kingdom on 25 March, to assess and monitor a situation where 3 Lechwe antelopes escaped.


Your eyes and ears are needed

Your eyes and ears are needed

26/03/2020

Individuals and communities are working together across Ceredigion to help those most in need. As with any crisis though, coronavirus offers opportunities to the unscrupulous to exploit the vulnerable. If you or your community group become aware that anyone is at risk of falling victim to scams, then we need your help in cracking down on them.


Statement on antelope escape from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom

Statement on antelope escape from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom

25/03/2020

The Council has received information that three Letchwe antelopes have escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom this morning, Wednesday 25 March.


Residents urged to be mindful when accessing coast and countryside

Residents urged to be mindful when accessing coast and countryside

25/03/2020

Following Government’s advice of social distancing and one form of exercise daily, we are urging the public to be mindful when accessing the County’s beautiful coast and countryside.


Coronavirus: Contacting the Council

Coronavirus: Contacting the Council

23/03/2020

Following the Government’s advice in relation to social distancing in response to Coronavirus COVID-19, Ceredigion County Council offices are closed to the public.


Coronavirus: The county’s play areas to close

Coronavirus: The county’s play areas to close

23/03/2020

All those who manage Ceredigion Play Areas have been asked to close their play areas as of Monday, 23 March 2020.


Coronavirus: Challenges arising from sudden surge in tourism

Coronavirus: Challenges arising from sudden surge in tourism

22/03/2020

The Leaders of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire County Councils have consulted with leaders at; Hywel Dda University Health Board and MPs and AMs across the Hywel Dda region in preparing the following statement:


Coronavirus: Closure of Caravan and Camping Sites

Coronavirus: Closure of Caravan and Camping Sites

22/03/2020

Following the earlier news item regarding the challenges arising from sudden surge in tourism, we are very thankful that a number of caravan and camping sites have closed. This weekend has seen an high influx of visitors and this action by business owners will help stem the flow of people into the area at a time when services will be strained.


Coronavirus: Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 22 March 2020

Coronavirus: Public Health Wales statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak 22 March 2020

22/03/2020

Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “71 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 347, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now circulating in every part of Wales.


Coronavirus: Childcare provision for front-line service workers in Ceredigion – update 21 March 2020

Coronavirus: Childcare provision for front-line service workers in Ceredigion – update 21 March 2020

21/03/2020

Every effort has been made today to telephone all parents who have registered their children for childcare provision from Monday, 23 March 2020.


Coronavirus: Visitors to Council run Residential Homes

Coronavirus: Visitors to Council run Residential Homes

21/03/2020

Due to the escalating position in relation to COVID-19 and further guidance issued by Welsh Government the Council has stopped all visitors to the Council run Residential Care Homes until further notice.


Coronavirus: Childcare provision for front-line service workers in Ceredigion

Coronavirus: Childcare provision for front-line service workers in Ceredigion

20/03/2020

Arrangements are being put into place for childcare service provision for front-line workers in Ceredigion.


Councillor Gareth Davies elected as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for 2020-2021

Councillor Gareth Davies elected as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for 2020-2021

20/03/2020

Councillor Gareth Davies was elected as the Chairman of the Council for 2020-2021 in the Annual Meeting held by Ceredigion County Council on Friday 20 March.


Coronavirus: Waste Service

Coronavirus: Waste Service

20/03/2020

In light of the quickly changing situation of the Coronavirus, the following will apply regarding the waste service.


Coronavirus: Childcare provision for front-line service workers in Ceredigion

Coronavirus: Childcare provision for front-line service workers in Ceredigion

20/03/2020

Ceredigion County Council has put in place childcare provision for essential staff from Monday 23rd March 2020 and has been receiving applications throughout today (Friday 20th March). The Council has defined who it considers to be essential workers at this stage of the epidemic. These are restricted to front line staff, including Health Service workers, blue light services, Social Services or Care Services, workers in Care Homes and domiciliary care in the county. This has enabled the Council to establish an orderly registration process for childcare.


The latest on plastic free Ceredigion

The latest on plastic free Ceredigion

19/03/2020

Work is ongoing on making Ceredigion plastic free.


Coronavirus: Ceredigion schools to close

Coronavirus: Ceredigion schools to close

19/03/2020

All Ceredigion schools will close from the end of the school day on Friday, 20 March 2020.


Coronavirus: 19 March 2020

Coronavirus: 19 March 2020

19/03/2020

The ongoing Coronavirus situation is developing daily.


Coronavirus: A message from Ceredigion County Council Leader, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn

Coronavirus: A message from Ceredigion County Council Leader, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn

18/03/2020

All, I can assure the people of Ceredigion that Ceredigion County Council’s COVID-19 Gold Command Group has been established and is doing essential work to prepare the county to cope with Coronavirus.


Cabinet decision on former care home still stands

Cabinet decision on former care home still stands

18/03/2020

The Council’s Cabinet met on Tuesday 17 March to discuss the recommendation put forward by the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Monday 16 March, regarding the future of the former care home, Penparcau.


Social Services Complaints Policy and Procedure approved

Social Services Complaints Policy and Procedure approved

18/03/2020

At the Cabinet meeting held on 17 March 2020, the Social Services Complaints Policy and Procedure was approved.


Decision made to withdraw from ERW

Decision made to withdraw from ERW

17/03/2020

A notice will be served by Ceredigion to withdraw from regional school improvement working alliance ERW on 31 March 2021.


Coronavirus: 17 March 2020

Coronavirus: 17 March 2020

17/03/2020

Proactive work and plans are underway in Ceredigion to prepare and respond to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.


Ceredigion’s Equality Plan Approved

Ceredigion’s Equality Plan Approved

17/03/2020

At its meeting on 17 March 2020, the Cabinet approved a plan setting out Ceredigion's equality objectives for 2020-24.


Former care home site recommendations to be considered in Cabinet

Former care home site recommendations to be considered in Cabinet

16/03/2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis and uncertainty in relation to the continuity and frequency of Council meetings, the recommendations from the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee in relation to the Cabinet decision regarding the former care home site, Penparcau, will be considered at Cabinet tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March at 10am. The meeting is open to the public.


Coronavirus: Ceredigion Day Centres to close

Coronavirus: Ceredigion Day Centres to close

13/03/2020

Due to the ongoing threat of infection from coronavirus (Covid-19), and the vulnerability of the service users that attend the Council’s Day Centres, a decision has been made to close the day service for the time being.


Swimming Skills and Training Welsh Vocabulary Launched

Swimming Skills and Training Welsh Vocabulary Launched

13/03/2020

A Swimming Skills and Training Vocabulary booklet was launched by the Leisure Service in a Sportsathon challenge event at Lampeter Swimming Pool on Friday 13 March.


Anti-Slavery policy annual statement approved

Anti-Slavery policy annual statement approved

09/03/2020

Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet has approved an Anti-Slavery Policy annual statement in its meeting on 28 January, 2020.


Ysgol Henry Richard close to the top in Cwis Dim Clem final

Ysgol Henry Richard close to the top in Cwis Dim Clem final

06/03/2020

Ysgol Henry Richard, Tregaron, won the second prize in the inter-counties final of quiz competition Cwis Dim Clem.


Council declares global climate emergency

Council declares global climate emergency

05/03/2020

Ceredigion County Council has declared a global climate emergency in a Council meeting on 05 March 2020.


Council’s Budget for 2020/21 Approved

Council’s Budget for 2020/21 Approved

05/03/2020

At the Council meeting on 5 March 2020, Ceredigion County Council’s service budgets for 2020/21 were approved after receiving the final settlement from Welsh Government on 25 February.


Bow Street Station – Next Phase of Works

Bow Street Station – Next Phase of Works

04/03/2020

A new station is being developed on the railway line between Aberystwyth and Borth stations. It will feature a car park, bus interchange and cycle storage and is due to open to passengers in the winter of 2020.


Travelling fish seller guilty over record failure

Travelling fish seller guilty over record failure

03/03/2020

A travelling fish seller from the north-east of England pleaded guilty to two offences at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Monday 02 March 2020 after he admitted failing to assist Trading Standards Officers from Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Service. He had failed to provide any records to show who had supplied him with the fish found in his van, a legal requirement under food safety legislation.


Brothers imprisoned for disobeying court order preventing them from keeping animals

Brothers imprisoned for disobeying court order preventing them from keeping animals

02/03/2020

David Davies, aged 61, and Evan Meirion Davies, aged 50, of Penffynnon Farm, Bangor Teifi, Llandysul have been imprisoned for 24 weeks each, following their refusal to comply with a previous court order banning them from keeping Animals for 5 years.


Fund to bring underused buildings in Regeneration Towns back into use bringing results

Fund to bring underused buildings in Regeneration Towns back into use bringing results

27/02/2020

A fund to bring underused commercial buildings in Llandysul, Tregaron and Lampeter back into use is helping businesses to expand and support the local economy. The Mid Wales Town Centre Property Investment Fund (TCPIF) is still open and welcoming applications.


Ceredigion Racetrack company fined following fatal collision

Ceredigion Racetrack company fined following fatal collision

27/02/2020

On Monday 24 February 2020, Mid Wales Activity Ltd., Pontrhydfendigaid was fined £30,000 by a Judge at Swansea Crown Court. This followed an earlier guilty plea to a single charge made under Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.


Leading the way in managing planning

Leading the way in managing planning

26/02/2020

A key Officer in Ceredigion leads the way in sharing what it’s like to have a career in planning.


Proposal for the future of a Former Care Home approved

Proposal for the future of a Former Care Home approved

25/02/2020

At its meeting on 25 February 2020, the Cabinet approved the proposal regarding the future of a former care home in Penparcau, Aberystwyth.


Work underway at IBERS to Penrhyn-coch shared use path

Work underway at IBERS to Penrhyn-coch shared use path

25/02/2020

Work has recently started on the construction of the second phase of the new shared use path between Bow St and Penrhyn-coch. The path will be constructed in accordance with the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance.


Get on your bike, with Ceredigion’s Inspire Project

Get on your bike, with Ceredigion’s Inspire Project

24/02/2020

If you’re aged between 9 and 25, and are looking for ways to get to places or to improve your health and well-being, then maybe you could benefit from a free re-cycled bicycle courtesy of the young people’s Inspire Project.


New Aberystwyth waste scheme launched

New Aberystwyth waste scheme launched

20/02/2020

The latest pilot to promote positive waste presentation behaviours in Aberystwyth has been launched.


Young people take part in Welsh-medium social day

Young people take part in Welsh-medium social day

17/02/2020

On Saturday 15 February, over fifty young people from south Ceredigion gathered at the Urdd Camp, Llangrannog for ‘Ti'n Gêm?’, a Welsh-medium social day organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion with the co-operation of the Urdd and Tatl Gaming.


Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis

14/02/2020

The latest in Ceredigion following Storm Dennis.


Section of Coastal Path closed

Section of Coastal Path closed

13/02/2020

A section of Ceredigion coastal path between Aberaeron and Aberarth has fallen away and has been closed.


Wizardry night a success at Aberystwyth Library

Wizardry night a success at Aberystwyth Library

12/02/2020

The fourth Harry Potter Book Night was held at Aberystwyth Library on Friday, 07 February.


Tregaron St David’s Parade

Tregaron St David’s Parade

11/02/2020

On the eve of this year's National Eisteddfod in Tregaron and its surrounding areas, a St David's Day Parade will be held along the streets of the town to celebrate our culture and language.


Rhys Meirion Twentieth Anniversary Tour

Rhys Meirion Twentieth Anniversary Tour

10/02/2020

World-renowned tenor Rhys Meirion will bring his 20th Anniversary Tour to Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 07 March.


Ceredigion pupils receive Holocaust survivor experiences

Ceredigion pupils receive Holocaust survivor experiences

07/02/2020

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Ceredigion pupils had the opportunity to hear the story of a Holocaust survivor.


Stage set for post-apocalyptic phenomenon

Stage set for post-apocalyptic phenomenon

07/02/2020

On Monday, 2 March, Cwmni'r Frân Wen, in partnership with Galeri will bring the theatre adaptation of Manon Steffan Ros' post-apocalyptic novel to Theatr Felinfach as part of its tour of Wales.


Oldest St. David’s Procession in Wales?

Oldest St. David’s Procession in Wales?

05/02/2020

Gorymdaith Gŵyl Dewi Aberaeron (Aberaeron’s St David’s procession) was founded by the late Alun Williams, the former headteacher of Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron in 1979 and is possibly the oldest procession of its kind in Wales which continues to this day.


Bronze-medal winning hairdresser on the road to Shanghai

Bronze-medal winning hairdresser on the road to Shanghai

04/02/2020

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) continue to lead the way in skills competitions across the UK. The latest success story is Bayley Harris, who recently qualified as a Level 2 hairdresser at HCT.


New student guide to recycling launched

New student guide to recycling launched

04/02/2020

A new student guide on recycling has been launched on Ceredigion County Council’s website.


Lampeter Green Infrastructure projects funding plans to be submitted after Cabinet approval

Lampeter Green Infrastructure projects funding plans to be submitted after Cabinet approval

31/01/2020

The council will submit funding applications for two green infrastructure projects in Lampeter after the Cabinet approved the submission of the plans on 28 January 2020. The plans will be submitted to the Welsh Government.


Ceredigion councillors to consider 4% increase in council tax

Ceredigion councillors to consider 4% increase in council tax

31/01/2020

County councillors in Ceredigion will be asked to consider a 4% increase in the Council tax rate when they meet on 5 March 2020.


Trading Standards Team secures guilty plea against counterfeit seller looking for quick money

Trading Standards Team secures guilty plea against counterfeit seller looking for quick money

31/01/2020

Lee Watson of 5 Bute Avenue, Hereford, pleaded guilty at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on 27 January 2020 to fifteen offences relating to the sale of counterfeit goods.


Ceredigion’s air quality still ranks with the best in Wales

Ceredigion’s air quality still ranks with the best in Wales

29/01/2020

A progress report has shown that air quality in Ceredigion continues to rank with the best in Wales on the basis of three Welsh Government air quality indicators. The report was approved by the council’s Cabinet on 28 January 2020.


Exercise Referral Scheme doing more for health intervention than ever before

Exercise Referral Scheme doing more for health intervention than ever before

29/01/2020

A record 35,069 participants attended Exercise Referral classes during 2640 hours of health classes in 2019.


Borth Wild Animal Kingdom served with direction to close enclosures of most dangerous animals

Borth Wild Animal Kingdom served with direction to close enclosures of most dangerous animals

28/01/2020

Borth Wild Animal Kingdom has been served with a direction to close the enclosures of its most dangerous animals – known as Category 1 animals - by Ceredigion County Council. The direction was served on 27 January 2020 because of inadequate firearms arrangements in the event of an escape of a dangerous animal.


Ceredigion polling station changes after review

Ceredigion polling station changes after review

24/01/2020

Councillors in Ceredigion today approved a review of polling stations in the county on 23 January. The review sees three polling stations merged with nearby polling stations.


Council calls on its own pension fund to disinvest from fossil fuels

Council calls on its own pension fund to disinvest from fossil fuels

23/01/2020

Ceredigion councillors have supported a motion that calls on the Dyfed Pension Fund to disinvest from holdings with fossil fuel companies within two years. The Dyfed Pension Fund is the fund used by Ceredigion County Council staff and councillors together with other public bodies in the area.


Bro Pedr Tops the Bill

Bro Pedr Tops the Bill

21/01/2020

Ysgol Bro Pedr have been placed in the top 25% of schools in Britain with their A Level results.


From Rubble To Enterprise

From Rubble To Enterprise

20/01/2020

2020 brings exciting new developments in Lampeter as the work on redeveloping the Canolfan Dulais site in the town gets underway. With the aid of the European Regional Development Fund investment and Welsh Government Targeted Regeneration funding the project will bring an investment of £3.2m to the town.


A Day in Our Life by Rhiannon Pugh, Menna Jones and Gwyneira Edwards, Registration Services, Ceredigion County Council.

A Day in Our Life by Rhiannon Pugh, Menna Jones and Gwyneira Edwards, Registration Services, Ceredigion County Council.

20/01/2020

“Civil registration is a vital service that affects everyone at some point in their lives. We are therefore in a position to be able to help others during key stages of life from the joyous occasion of a birth, the celebration of a marriage or civil partnership and the difficult and emotional time of registering the death of a loved one”. - Rhiannon Pugh, Superintendent Registrar and Registration Service Manager, along with Menna Jones, Deputy Superintendent Registrar and Gwyneira Edwards, Registration and Ceremonies Officer.


Ceredigion Carers Unit achieves Gold Level in quality assurance scheme

Ceredigion Carers Unit achieves Gold Level in quality assurance scheme

17/01/2020

Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit is the first council in Wales to be awarded with a Gold level under the Investors in Carers (liC) scheme. IiC is a quality assurance scheme that ensures that organisations and services are identifying and supporting unpaid Carers.


Ceredigion travels to the Netherlands to raise awareness of Wales and the Welsh language

Ceredigion travels to the Netherlands to raise awareness of Wales and the Welsh language

17/01/2020

Representatives from Ceredigion County Council’s Tourism Service will attend Vakantiebuers, Europe’s largest consumer travel show in Utrecht in the Netherlands, this week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of Wales and the Welsh language and to attract overseas visitors to Wales outside the peak season.


Young People raise money for local charities

Young People raise money for local charities

15/01/2020

On 10 December 2019, young people from Ysgol Henry Richard’s Cooking Club hosted a Christmas Fayre stall, selling cakes and donated bakes from the local community to raise money for young people receiving care at Angharad Ward, Bronglais Hospital and West Wales Domestic Abuse Service. The club was led by Ceredigion Youth Service and raised over £400 for the charities.


The Little Mill Players present Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood by Ben Crocker

The Little Mill Players present Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood by Ben Crocker

15/01/2020

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood is this year’s Little Mill Players Pantomime. Performances will be at Theatr Felinfach from Thursday 30 January to Saturday 01 February at 7:30pm. There will also be a matinée performance on Saturday 01 February at 2:30pm.


County-wide events for council to learn what businesses want in economic strategy

County-wide events for council to learn what businesses want in economic strategy

14/01/2020

Drop-in sessions will be held across Ceredigion as the council gathers information to help inform a new Economic Strategy for the next 15 years. The drop-in sessions are aimed at Ceredigion businesses and will gather their opinions on how the council can support them in the future.


Local Menter Iaith shortlisted for national awards

Local Menter Iaith shortlisted for national awards

14/01/2020

CERED, Menter Iaith Ceredigion (Ceredigion’s Welsh language initiative), has been shortlisted for a national Mentrau Iaith award. The Award Ceremony which will be held for the first time ever on January 22nd will celebrate the outstanding work of Mentrau Iaith, Welsh Language Initiatives, across Wales in promoting and increasing the use of Welsh in communities in Wales.


100th birthday celebration for World War Two Veteran, Walford Hughes MBE

100th birthday celebration for World War Two Veteran, Walford Hughes MBE

13/01/2020

A Second World War Veteran who served in the ‘Forgotten Army’ in the Far East celebrated his 100th birthday in Cartref Tregerddan, Bow Street on 11 January.


Translated teaching materials help Ceredigion children stay safe online

Translated teaching materials help Ceredigion children stay safe online

10/01/2020

Children in Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth have had lessons in online safety using newly translated teaching materials.


Ceredigion Sports Fund reaches the £1m mark in grants sports clubs

Ceredigion Sports Fund reaches the £1m mark in grants sports clubs

07/01/2020

A Ceredigion sports fund that gives grants to clubs in Ceredigion has given out £1m in grants since it started 20 years ago.


Ceredigion 5x60 Dance Competition

Ceredigion 5x60 Dance Competition

06/01/2020

The annual 5x60 Dance Competition took part at Theatre Felinfach on Wednesday, 18 December 2019.


Council takes proactive approach to tackling domestic abuse

Council takes proactive approach to tackling domestic abuse

03/01/2020

Ceredigion County Council has revised its Domestic Abuse Policy to reflect Welsh Government legislation on domestic abuse. The revised policy was approved by Cabinet on 17 December and reflects the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act (2015).


Council celebrates staff successes

Council celebrates staff successes

23/12/2019

Ceredigion County Council staff achievements were celebrated in a council meeting on 19 December 2019.


Ceredigion Childcare Conference 2019

Ceredigion Childcare Conference 2019

23/12/2019

A successful conference for childcare sector staff took place on 16 November 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Enabling Children’s Rights’.


Welsh Guards to be granted the Freedom of the County of Ceredigion

Welsh Guards to be granted the Freedom of the County of Ceredigion

23/12/2019

The Welsh Guards will be granted the Freedom of the County of Ceredigion in a ceremony in Cardigan on 24 June 2020.


New Area School to be built in the Aeron Valley

New Area School to be built in the Aeron Valley

20/12/2019

A new Area School will be built in the Aeron Valley after Ceredigion County Council approved a proposal to build it.


Better Binformation

Better Binformation

20/12/2019

The roll out of the new waste collection service in Ceredigion is nearing successful completion. As part of the roll out, the popular online postcode finder has been refreshed and is now available to view via the council’s website www.ceredigion.gov.uk.


Views sought on a Fair and Equal Ceredigion

Views sought on a Fair and Equal Ceredigion

19/12/2019

Views are sought from Ceredigion residents on a revised Strategic Equality Plan called A Fair and Equal Ceredigion.


Thomas and Huw represent Ceredigion in UK Youth Parliament takeover 2019

Thomas and Huw represent Ceredigion in UK Youth Parliament takeover 2019

19/12/2019

On 8 November 2019, Ceredigion’s Member of Youth Parliament (MYP), Thomas Kendall and the Deputy MYP, Huw Jones represented the county in the annual UK Youth Parliament takeover debate. The debate was chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Deputy Speak, Dame Eleanor Fulton Laing.


Alternative route available after Tresaith coastal path landslide

Alternative route available after Tresaith coastal path landslide

19/12/2019

An alternative route is now available to walkers on a part of the Ceredigion Coastal Path after a landslide.


Youth Club raise money for a local charity

Youth Club raise money for a local charity

19/12/2019

Aberaeron Youth Club, led by Ceredigion Youth Service raised £350 by selling Christmas crafts created by young people at Aberaeron Christmas Fayre on 30 November 2019.


Success for Ceredigion at the Association of Local Government Ecologists’ silver anniversary awards

Success for Ceredigion at the Association of Local Government Ecologists’ silver anniversary awards

18/12/2019

Ceredigion County Council were given special commendation in the ‘Local Government Changing the Way We Work Award’. This was for their success in incorporating ecological considerations into their work on managing and maintaining the county’s highway green estate.


Strategy to grow Ceredigion’s economy needs views of business and young people

Strategy to grow Ceredigion’s economy needs views of business and young people

17/12/2019

Three surveys have been launched to gather the views of Ceredigion residents on developing the local economy. The surveys will help to develop a 15 year economic strategy to support opportunities to grow the local economy.


Have your say on food and beverage trial on Aberystwyth Promenade

Have your say on food and beverage trial on Aberystwyth Promenade

17/12/2019

Your views are sought on a food and beverage trial that was held during the summer on Aberystwyth Promenade.


New term for Cerddorfa Iwcadwli

New term for Cerddorfa Iwcadwli

16/12/2019

In the New Year, there will be an opportunity for people living in North Ceredigion and beyond to learn the ukulele through the medium of Welsh on an 8 week course for beginners called ‘Iwcadwli i Ddechreuwyr’. The course is run by Cered at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.


Section of the Coastal Path closed

Section of the Coastal Path closed

14/12/2019

A section of the Ceredigion coastal path has fallen away and has been closed.


Ceredigion schools lead the way in national competition

Ceredigion schools lead the way in national competition

13/12/2019

Four secondary schools from Ceredigion led the way in the Urdd National Inclusive Zone Basketball tournament. Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, Aberaeron Comprehensive School, Penglais School and Penweddig Comprehensive School travelled to Cardiff to compete on Thursday, 5 December 2019.


 New Community Band for Cardigan

New Community Band for Cardigan

06/12/2019

Over the next few weeks there will be an opportunity for musicians in the Cardigan area to come together to form a brand new community band. Whether they are experienced musicians or someone who used to play in a school band or orchestra years ago, there is a warm welcome to everyone in ‘Band y Fari’.


Crown Court judge dismisses appeal in ‘truly disturbing’ case of animal neglect

Crown Court judge dismisses appeal in ‘truly disturbing’ case of animal neglect

06/12/2019

A Crown Court judge has upheld a judgement of a case which saw the neglect and death of 58 cows. In his judgement, the judge described the offence as ‘truly disturbing’.


Ceredigion success at Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships

Ceredigion success at Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships

29/11/2019

There was success for Ceredigion at the Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships bringing home nine medals.


Ceredigion Carers Fund and Carer training courses launched at Carers Right’s Day

Ceredigion Carers Fund and Carer training courses launched at Carers Right’s Day

27/11/2019

Carers provide unpaid care by looking after a family member, friend or partner who is ill, frail, disabled or struggling with mental health, drugs, or alcohol. Three out of five of us will be a Carer at some time in our lives.


System identifying pupil needs highly praised at Ysgol Bro Teifi

System identifying pupil needs highly praised at Ysgol Bro Teifi

27/11/2019

Ysgol Bro Teifi received a positive report of good practice by Estyn, following their inspection at the start of the year.


Magistrates uphold council decision not to renew dog-breeding licence

Magistrates uphold council decision not to renew dog-breeding licence

26/11/2019

On Monday 18 November 2019, Rhydian Jones of Waun Lluest, Gorrig, Llandysul appeared before Aberystwyth Magistrates at an appeal hearing objecting to the decision not to renew his Dog Breeding Licence.


‘Stand up, Speak Out’ on White Ribbon Day

‘Stand up, Speak Out’ on White Ribbon Day

25/11/2019

Ceredigion County Council is supporting ‘Stand up, Speak Out’ on White Ribbon Day, held on 25 November 2019.


A Battered Suitcase in the Attic: Explore Your Own Archive

A Battered Suitcase in the Attic: Explore Your Own Archive

21/11/2019

Ceredigion’s Explore Your Own Archives’ campaign, ‘A Battered Suitcase in the Attic’, will be held from 25 to 30 November 2019. The intention is to get people to value their own personal archives. The title reflects the half-forgotten treasures that many people have hidden in the attic or under the bed in their homes.


Triumph at the ‘Ar Eich Marciau’ final

Triumph at the ‘Ar Eich Marciau’ final

20/11/2019

On Wednesday, 13 November, the final of the brand new quiz competition ‘Ar Eich Marciau’ organised by Cered and Ceredigion Actif was held at Aberaeron Rugby Club.


CERED wins Careers Wales Valued Partners Award

CERED wins Careers Wales Valued Partners Award

18/11/2019

CERED staff were presented with a Silver Award Certificate based on the work the Menter is doing to help students prepare for their future careers at a special awards ceremony in Cardiff on 14 November.


Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron awarded the Investors in Carers Bronze Award

Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron awarded the Investors in Carers Bronze Award

13/11/2019

Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron has been awarded the Investors in Carers Bronze Award in recognition of their commitment and support for carers and their families. Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron is the second school in Ceredigion to receive this award.


Training for young leaders with an impairment a success

Training for young leaders with an impairment a success

13/11/2019

Ceredigion Actif have recently delivered a very successful Young Ambassador training session for young leaders with an impairment.


Panto Puzzle!

Panto Puzzle!

13/11/2019

Who likes to do a jigsaw? The challenge of emptying a box of various pieces on a floor, all different shapes and colours, and starting the task of creating a single big picture?


Free parking in Ceredigion for three Saturdays before Christmas

Free parking in Ceredigion for three Saturdays before Christmas

12/11/2019

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


Ysgol Bro Pedr raise funds for life saving machine

Ysgol Bro Pedr raise funds for life saving machine

12/11/2019

Pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr have raised enough money to buy a defibrillator machine for the school.


Ceredigion County Council joins 2,000 other communities highlighting the risks of drinking too much alcohol

Ceredigion County Council joins 2,000 other communities highlighting the risks of drinking too much alcohol

11/11/2019

This week, Ceredigion County Council joins 2,000 other community groups to mark Alcohol Awareness Week, taking place between 11-17 November. Led by Alcohol Change UK, the campaign highlights the impact that alcohol can have on our bodies, our lives and those we love, and how by making changes to our drinking behaviour we can become healthier and reduce our risk for many serious health conditions including cancer, mental health problems and liver disease.


Ceredigion residents still have time to register to vote

Ceredigion residents still have time to register to vote

11/11/2019

“Ceredigion residents still have time to register to vote in the General Election on 12 December,” said the council’s Chief Executive and Acting Returning Officer, Eifion Evans.


A Day in My life by Cyra Shimell, Porth y Gymuned Team Leader

A Day in My life by Cyra Shimell, Porth y Gymuned Team Leader

08/11/2019

I graduated as a state-registered health professional and began my career in the health services back in 1994. Prior to working for the council, I was a registered Health and Social Care manager for a housing association. I’ve previously worked within management of third sector services for marginalized and vulnerable people with complex needs. I began my current role as Porth y Gymuned Team Leader in May 2018.


Council celebrates success of Apprenticeship Scheme

Council celebrates success of Apprenticeship Scheme

07/11/2019

Four people from Ceredigion have now completed apprenticeships with Ceredigion County Council.


National Safeguarding Week 2019

National Safeguarding Week 2019

07/11/2019

This year, National Safeguarding Week in Wales will take place between 11 and 15 November 2019.


Staff experience what dementia may feel like

Staff experience what dementia may feel like

07/11/2019

During Autumn 2019 Ceredigion County Council staff and elected members were given the opportunity to take part in a Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT). By using specialist equipment and creating a simulated environment, the experience gave an insight into what dementia might feel like.


Quadruple success for Ceredigion in Estyn Excellence Awards

Quadruple success for Ceredigion in Estyn Excellence Awards

05/11/2019

Four Ceredigion organisations were successful in the Estyn Excellence Awards in October.


A free event for Carers on Carers Rights Day 2019

A free event for Carers on Carers Rights Day 2019

04/11/2019

This year, Carers Rights Day is held on Thursday 21 November 2019.


Consider a postal vote to save a wintry journey to the ballot box this election

Consider a postal vote to save a wintry journey to the ballot box this election

04/11/2019

Ceredigion residents are being urged to consider registering for a postal vote for the first December General Election since 1923.


WRW appointed Cylch Caron contractor as scheme is awarded design funding

WRW appointed Cylch Caron contractor as scheme is awarded design funding

31/10/2019

The construction company WRW has been appointed as the contractor for the Cylch Caron Scheme. The news comes after Cylch Caron was awarded Welsh Government funding to design the scheme. The Llanelli based company was successful after a tendering process.


‘Eye opening’ visit as FCA Chairman meets community members to discuss accessing cash and banks in rural communities

‘Eye opening’ visit as FCA Chairman meets community members to discuss accessing cash and banks in rural communities

29/10/2019

The Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator, Charles Randell CBE recently met with members of the community and key organisations to discuss access to cash, bank branch closures and the impacts on people’s ability to save and access credit.


Successful first year for the Childcare offer

Successful first year for the Childcare offer

28/10/2019

Parents of 400 Ceredigion children have taken advantage of the Childcare Offer in its first year. The scheme has been running in Ceredigion since September 2018 and has saved parents almost £850,000 in childcare costs so far.


Environmentally friendly electric sweepers replace old diesel models

Environmentally friendly electric sweepers replace old diesel models

28/10/2019

Ceredigion County Council has replaced old diesel street sweepers with new electric powered models


Cwmni Theatr Bara Caws presents Lleu Llaw Gyffes

Cwmni Theatr Bara Caws presents Lleu Llaw Gyffes

24/10/2019

On Wednesday 13 November, Cwmni Theatr Bara Caws will present Lleu Llaw Gyffes by the acclaimed author and litterateur, Aled Jones Williams. The play was inspired by Aled’s desire to explore our nation’s myths: The Mabinogion.


Community led ideas to promote local business networks or use renewable energy sought

Community led ideas to promote local business networks or use renewable energy sought

22/10/2019

Individuals, groups, businesses and organisations within Ceredigion still have time this year to submit innovative ideas to support their local rural communities, to Cynnal y Cardi by Monday, 11 November.


Orig Performance – From Tŷ Gwerin to Theatr Felinfach

Orig Performance – From Tŷ Gwerin to Theatr Felinfach

22/10/2019

Orig Williams or El Bandito as the Welsh wrestler was known, has carried the Welsh flag to all parts of the World. He fought the fiercest of fighters, experienced the wins and the losses – without a doubt, he lived life to the limit! A wrestler, a family man and an entrepreneur.


Available sites and premises critical for future regional business growth

Available sites and premises critical for future regional business growth

17/10/2019

The supply of commercial land and business premises for development is a vital part of the Mid Wales economic strategy according to the Growing Mid Wales Partnership.


Ceredigion resident gets double the help with Workways+ and RAY Ceredigion

Ceredigion resident gets double the help with Workways+ and RAY Ceredigion

17/10/2019

Aberystwyth resident, Chris Tuner, aged 25, is autistic and struggles with low confidence which limits his social and professional opportunities. With his own determination, together with help and support from RAY Ceredigion and Workways+, Chris' life has taken a positive turn and he's now seeking employment in IT and warehousing.


£1 million of Active Travel schemes delivered in Ceredigion in 2018-19

£1 million of Active Travel schemes delivered in Ceredigion in 2018-19

16/10/2019

Ceredigion County Council has recently published its Annual Active Travel Report which contains details of £1 million worth of new cycling and walking schemes delivered in Ceredigion during the 2018-19 financial year.


Theatr Felinfach Performing School presents CAMAU

Theatr Felinfach Performing School presents CAMAU

16/10/2019

Over the past few months enthusiastic members of Theatr Felinfach Performing School have been developing new skills through a series of masterclasses with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.


New plaque unveiled at Cardigan War Memorial to honour three fallen soldiers from Cardigan

New plaque unveiled at Cardigan War Memorial to honour three fallen soldiers from Cardigan

16/10/2019

A new plaque was unveiled at Cardigan War Memorial to honour three fallen soldiers from Cardigan. The plaque was unveiled during a public Commemoration and Dedication Service on 12 October.


Have your say on polling station locations in Ceredigion

Have your say on polling station locations in Ceredigion

16/10/2019

A consultation is open to get the opinions of Ceredigion residents on proposed changes to some polling station locations in the county.


Wales Audit Office report shows council finances are well managed

Wales Audit Office report shows council finances are well managed

15/10/2019

Ceredigion County Council has approved the statement of accounts following a report from the Wales Audit Office. The report shows a positive performance of the council’s financial management.


New Young Ambassador leaders trained

New Young Ambassador leaders trained

15/10/2019

104 new young Ambassadors attended training at three different venues across Ceredigion to begin their Young Ambassador leadership pathway.


Ceredigion County Council Celebrating Shwmae, Su’mae 2019

Ceredigion County Council Celebrating Shwmae, Su’mae 2019

15/10/2019

Today, 15 October, Ceredigion County Council is celebrating Shwmae, Su’mae 2019.


Mid Wales Opera returns to Theatr Felinfach with Mrs. Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage

Mid Wales Opera returns to Theatr Felinfach with Mrs. Peachum’s Guide to Love and Marriage

14/10/2019

On Saturday, 9 November at 7:30pm and for the first time in over a decade, Mid Wales Opera (MWO) returns to Theatr Felinfach with a radical reworking of John Gay's 1728 ballad opera The Beggar's Opera. Join Mrs. Peachum, her daughter Polly and the Beggar in their bawdy, ballsy take on relationships and the relative virtues of virginity.


Are you someone who could provide a loving and safe home for children currently in care?

Are you someone who could provide a loving and safe home for children currently in care?

11/10/2019

Adoption Mid and West Wales is seeking prospective adopters to an Information Evening from 6.30 - 8pm on Thursday 17 October at Yr Atom, 18 King St, Carmarthen SA31 1BN.


Elis James returns to Theatr Felinfach with a brand new show!

Elis James returns to Theatr Felinfach with a brand new show!

11/10/2019

For a night of unruly laughter, Theatr Felinfach is the place to be on Saturday, 26 October at 8 pm as Elis James returns with a brand new Welsh language show.


Community Walk to mark Footpath Improvement project in Ceredigion

Community Walk to mark Footpath Improvement project in Ceredigion

10/10/2019

The last year or so has seen flurries of activity on and around Pen Dinas Local Nature Reserve. Members of Ceredigion’s Rights of Way team, contractors and a whole host of volunteers have carried out footpath improvement work with thanks to a grant from the Landfill Disposal Tax Community Scheme (administered by Welsh Council for Voluntary Action).


Ceredigion wins UK-wide Local Authority 2019 award for refugee work

Ceredigion wins UK-wide Local Authority 2019 award for refugee work

10/10/2019

Ceredigion County Council has won the UK-wide ‘Local Authority Award 2019’ in the Community Sponsorship Awards 2019. The award was accepted by the council’s Leader, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn and Cathryn Morgan, the council’s Families First and Refugees Coordinator. The awards took place on 8 October at Canada House in London.


‘Tlws yr Eidalwyr’ returns to Ceredigion before the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod in 2020

‘Tlws yr Eidalwyr’ returns to Ceredigion before the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod in 2020

09/10/2019

The ‘Tlws yr Eidalwyr’ (Welsh for Trophy of the Italians) has returned to Ceredigion before the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod in 2020. The trophy is transferred from one county council to another as the Eisteddfod travels around Wales.


‘Goldie’ visits Ceredigion Gritter drivers as preparations continue for Winter

‘Goldie’ visits Ceredigion Gritter drivers as preparations continue for Winter

09/10/2019

As Winter maintenance training preparations continue, a specially-painted golden gritter named ‘Goldie’ visited Ceredigion on 2 October to mark Econ Engineering, UK’s biggest manufacturer of gritters, 50th anniversary


Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

09/10/2019

National Hate Crime Awareness Week will take place from 12 – 19 October this year. Ceredigion County Council is highlighting the campaign by reminding residents of what is a Hate Crime and signposting people to the necessary support; whether they may be a victim or a witness to a hate crime incident.


Growing Mid Wales Partnership welcomes UK Government funding to ignite regional ambition

Growing Mid Wales Partnership welcomes UK Government funding to ignite regional ambition

07/10/2019

Following the UK Government’s announcement of a £55 million investment in the Mid Wales Growth Deal, Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns met with the Leaders of Powys and Ceredigion county councils together with members of the region’s private sector. The Growing Mid Wales Partnership has now announced the nomination process for the leadership of the region’s private sector board – the Economic Strategy Group.


Commemoration and Dedication Service to be held to honour fallen soldiers of Cardigan

Commemoration and Dedication Service to be held to honour fallen soldiers of Cardigan

07/10/2019

A public Commemoration and Dedication Service to honour fallen soldiers from the Cardigan area will be held on Saturday, 12 October at 2 pm in Cardigan. A plaque will be unveiled at the Cardigan War Memorial in Victoria Gardens by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards.


Cer i Grafu…Sori GARU! (Lovecraft - Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) at Theatr Felinfach

Cer i Grafu…Sori GARU! (Lovecraft - Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) at Theatr Felinfach

04/10/2019

Straight from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cer i Grafu..Sori GARU! - a Welsh version of the award-winning Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff), a one-woman science comedy musical about the neuroscience of love and loneliness will be performed at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 19 October.


Have your say on Scrutiny at the Council

Have your say on Scrutiny at the Council

04/10/2019

Beginning in October, both residents and people who work in Ceredigion will be able to submit their views through Facebook on an agenda item for Scrutiny committees.


 ‘A day in my Life’ by Dwynwen Jones and Lisa Evans,  Scrutiny Officers, Democratic Services

‘A day in my Life’ by Dwynwen Jones and Lisa Evans, Scrutiny Officers, Democratic Services

04/10/2019

We work as Overview and Scrutiny Officers as part of the Council’s Democratic Services Team.


Ar Eich Marciau – Quiz Competition for Ceredigion Sports Clubs

Ar Eich Marciau – Quiz Competition for Ceredigion Sports Clubs

03/10/2019

Who are the most knowledgeable sports team in Ceredigion? Discovering the answer is the aim of a new quiz called “Ar Eich Marciau”. Cered and Ceredigion Actif would like people to form a team to represent their club in a brand new quiz competition for the county’s sports clubs called “Ar Eich Marciau” (Welsh for “On Your Marks”).


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

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

02/10/2019

On 8 November 2019, Thomas Kendall, 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.


Celebration of National Libraries Week 2019 in Ceredigion

Celebration of National Libraries Week 2019 in Ceredigion

02/10/2019

Libraries across Ceredigion are supporting national Libraries Week 2019 this year by hosting a variety of events between 7 and 12 October 2019


Picture Story: Lampeter Family Centre create Mural at  Hafan Deg Residential Home and Day Centre

Picture Story: Lampeter Family Centre create Mural at Hafan Deg Residential Home and Day Centre

02/10/2019

Families who attend Lampeter Family Centre joined together with Cylch Meithrin Carreg Hirfaen and with residents and service users of Hafan Deg Residential Home and Day Centre to create a colourful mural at Hafan Deg Residential Home and Day Centre, Lampeter for residents and visitors to enjoy.


Ceredigion show racism the red card

Ceredigion show racism the red card

01/10/2019

Each October, ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ holds its annual Wear Red Day. Friday, 18 October will mark the campaigns fifth anniversary. This year, Ceredigion County Council will be showing its support throughout its schools, offices and council chamber by wearing red.


Council to provide support for European Union  Settlement Scheme applicants

Council to provide support for European Union Settlement Scheme applicants

25/09/2019

In a meeting held on 24 September, Cabinet members agreed that Ceredigion County Council would provide an ‘over the counter’ identification verification process for applicants to the Home Office’s European Union Settlement Scheme.


Positive developments on veteran community provisions in Ceredigion

Positive developments on veteran community provisions in Ceredigion

24/09/2019

On 24 September, Cabinet was updated on the increased provision being provided to the veteran community in Ceredigion. They were updated on two activities which were the Regional Armed Forces Covenant Liaison Officer (RAFCLO) post and the Veterans’ Hub funding project.


Consistently positive feedback received on schools and nurseries’  performance across Ceredigion

Consistently positive feedback received on schools and nurseries’ performance across Ceredigion

24/09/2019

During the academic year 2018-19, six non-maintained settings (playgroup or nursery) and seven schools in Ceredigion were inspected by Estyn – all of which received either ‘Good’ or Excellent’ in their current performance and prospects for improvement in five inspection areas.


Innovative ideas sought to shape the future for a stronger Cardigan Bay coast

Innovative ideas sought to shape the future for a stronger Cardigan Bay coast

23/09/2019

The Cardigan Bay Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) is asking residents, groups and organisations based within fisheries communities to send in their ideas on developing the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Cardigan Bay coast and inland waters from St Dogmaels to Barmouth


Erasmus+ Project: From West Wales to Eastern Europe

Erasmus+ Project: From West Wales to Eastern Europe

23/09/2019

This summer, Ceredigion County Council received funding of €24,919 from the European Commissions Erasmus+ programme to organise a youth exchange for young people in Ceredigion and Romania.


Families invited to celebrate Halloween with a puppet show at Theatr Felinfach

Families invited to celebrate Halloween with a puppet show at Theatr Felinfach

20/09/2019

On Thursday, 24 October, Theatr Felinfach will host two performances of the puppet show ‘Dygwyl y Meirw’ (Festival of the Dead). A very timely show for the time of year celebrating the legends and traditions of the ancient Celts.


Ceredigion visit from Children’s Commissioner for Wales at Pupil Voice Conference

Ceredigion visit from Children’s Commissioner for Wales at Pupil Voice Conference

19/09/2019

On 13 September, a Pupil Voice conference was held at Penmorfa Council Chamber, Aberaeron with representation from all secondary schools and nearly all primary schools in Ceredigion


Cardi-Gân choir celebrates 20th birthday

Cardi-Gân choir celebrates 20th birthday

19/09/2019

On Saturday, 28 September Cardi-Gân choir will celebrate its 20th birthday. Their guests are the two renowned tenors, Rhys Merion and Aled Wyn Davies or ‘Tra Bo Dau’ as they are known.


Civic Service held at historic Chapel

Civic Service held at historic Chapel

19/09/2019

What is thought to be the first Sunday Service since October 1876 was held recently at The Old Chapel at Llwynrhydowen near Llandysul when the Chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Peter Davies MBE held his Civic Service at the Chapel.


Ceredigion Day Centre  meet the Dream Team

Ceredigion Day Centre meet the Dream Team

19/09/2019

On Monday 9 September, the Dream Team visited staff and service users at, Canolfan Meugan Community Support Base for adults with learning disabilities and older people, to showcase the ‘My charter’. The Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’ West Wales was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.


Ceredigion Public Services Board first to  sign up to Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

Ceredigion Public Services Board first to sign up to Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

18/09/2019

On Monday 9 September, the Ceredigion Public Services Board (PSB) signed the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’ West Wales. In doing so, it has become the first PSB to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.


Donate a Gate scheme launched

Donate a Gate scheme launched

17/09/2019

Life is punctuated by occasions and events to be marked, remembered and commemorated. For some of these, it may be more appropriate to do something that has a longer-lasting effect than a card or flowers. Speaking on behalf of Ceredigion County Councils Public Rights of Way team, Eifion Jones says: “We have regular requests to install memorial or commemorative benches along paths in the county, and whilst there are a few locations where this is appropriate and useful, in the most part something as formal as a garden bench can be intrusive and out of place in our wild and remote landscape.” With this in mind, the team have launched a ‘Donate a Gate’ scheme.


Regional Picnic success at Urdd camp for Syrian refugees

Regional Picnic success at Urdd camp for Syrian refugees

16/09/2019

A regional summer picnic was a great success for Syrian refugees at Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog. The picnic on 1 August was enjoyed by 200 Syrian Refugees who have come to live in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Carmarthenshire.


Stifyn Parri returns to Theatr Felinfach with his new show ‘Dim C’wilydd!’

Stifyn Parri returns to Theatr Felinfach with his new show ‘Dim C’wilydd!’

13/09/2019

On Saturday, 12 October, the entrepreneur and entertainer Stifyn Parri returns to Theatr Felinfach with his new show ‘Dim C’wilydd!’ (No Shame!).


Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training hairdresser makes the cut in prestigious skills competition

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training hairdresser makes the cut in prestigious skills competition

11/09/2019

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) continue to support their learners in skill competitions across the UK. The latest success story is Bayley Harries, who recently qualified as a Level 2 hairdresser.


Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos Food and Fun Scheme a success

Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos Food and Fun Scheme a success

10/09/2019

Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos in Penparcau is the first school in Ceredigion to deliver the Food and Fun Scheme to its pupils.


Notices to be published to open new Aeron Valley area school

Notices to be published to open new Aeron Valley area school

09/09/2019

Notices will be published on the proposal to open a new Aeron Valley area school on a new site, and also to close Felinfach, Ciliau Parc and Dihewyd primary schools. The publication of a statutory notice gives people the chance to make an objection to the proposal.


Volunteering at Bryntirion Residential Home Garden

Volunteering at Bryntirion Residential Home Garden

05/09/2019

Every year as part of their ‘Start from the Heart’ initiative, the Calor Gas Depot at Glanyrafon Industrial Estate donate a day of their time by volunteering in the community. This year, Calor Gas employees - Matthew Davis, Kevin Sargent and Martin Atkinson volunteered their time at Bryntirion Residential home in Tregaron.


Success for Ceredigion Youth Service’s Summer Activity Programme

Success for Ceredigion Youth Service’s Summer Activity Programme

05/09/2019

An inclusive summer programme of activities was delivered over four 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 across the county.


Ceredigion nominated for Local Authority 2019 award for refugee work

Ceredigion nominated for Local Authority 2019 award for refugee work

03/09/2019

Ceredigion County Council has been nominated for the Local Authority Award 2019 in the Community Sponsorship Awards 2019, an award ceremony organised by Sponsor Refugees.


Ceredigion Budget Challenge Launched

Ceredigion Budget Challenge Launched

03/09/2019

An online Budget Challenge simulator is giving Ceredigion residents the chance to show how they want the council budget to be spent in 2020-2021. The Budget Challenge was launched on 2 September and will close on 13 October.


Case Study: Ceri Anne Hughes, Care Apprentice

Case Study: Ceri Anne Hughes, Care Apprentice

02/09/2019

Ceri is an Apprentice Care Assistant working with Adults at Tregerddan Residential Care Home near Aberystwyth.


Pilot projects lead the way on innovative mental health support in Ceredigion

Pilot projects lead the way on innovative mental health support in Ceredigion

29/08/2019

Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group is supporting two innovative mental health pilot projects which aim to help young people suffering from mental health issues in Ceredigion – Amethyst and Here For You. Cynnal y Cardi is administered by Ceredigion County Council.


A day in my life by the Ceredigion Communities for Work+ Team

A day in my life by the Ceredigion Communities for Work+ Team

28/08/2019

Catrin Davies, Delor Evans and Glesni Hemming are the Communities for Work+ Delivery Team for Ceredigion and here they talk about how they’re helping towards making a positive change for people up and down the county:


New Ground Maintenance Lorries improve efficiency and cut carbon emissions

New Ground Maintenance Lorries improve efficiency and cut carbon emissions

27/08/2019

The Ground Maintenance Team has purchased three new lorries to support ground maintenance services in Ceredigion.


GCSE Exam Successes in Ceredigion Schools

GCSE Exam Successes in Ceredigion Schools

22/08/2019

The GCSE exam results published today (22 August) by the WJEC show that very high standards are being maintained in Ceredigion schools.


Ceredigion County Council’s Apprenticeship recruitment campaign is now live

Ceredigion County Council’s Apprenticeship recruitment campaign is now live

20/08/2019

The council’s 2019 Apprenticeship programme is now open for applications until Sunday 22 September


Gypsy Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2019

Gypsy Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2019

19/08/2019

Ceredigion County Council are currently trying to contact as many members of the community as possible to take part in a survey on accommodation for Gypsy Traveller communities. Information collected from the survey will be used to understand how many pitches may be needed in Ceredigion now and in the future.


Overall 'excellent' performance at Mynach Primary School

Overall 'excellent' performance at Mynach Primary School

19/08/2019

A recent Estyn report on the primary school in Mynach has given the 'Excellent' status to each of the five inspection areas.


A level results still high in Ceredigion

A level results still high in Ceredigion

15/08/2019

The ‘A’ level examination results published today by the WJEC (15 August) show that high standards are being achieved in Ceredigion schools once again. 97.9% of entries for WJEC examinations were graded A* to E, with 27.9% of the entries achieving the top ’A’ grades.


Fees set for independent sector care homes for 2019-2020

Fees set for independent sector care homes for 2019-2020

15/08/2019

On 30 July 2019, recommended fees were approved for placements in Ceredigion’s independent sector care homes for older people for the period of 2019 to 2020.


Comedy Gala at Theatr Felinfach

Comedy Gala at Theatr Felinfach

15/08/2019

A Comedy Gala will be held at Theatr Felinfach on Friday, 13 September at 8pm. Many familiar faces as well as some new ones will be taking part during the evening. Here’s a little background on the comedians that will be taking part on the night.


Jail for illegal dog breeder

Jail for illegal dog breeder

14/08/2019

At Swansea Crown Court on 14 August, Steffan Lee Harries and Barbara Ray Howell were given prison sentences due to a number of serious offences, including animal cruelty. Steffan Lee Harries was sentenced to six months imprisonment with immediate effect; three months of which will be spent in custody and three months on licence depending on behaviour. His partner, Barbara Ray Howell was jailed for four months, suspended for 18 months due to being a young mother and also for having a smaller role in the criminal acts.


Council praised for prioritising planning

Council praised for prioritising planning

09/08/2019

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has praised the innovative approach to planning in Ceredigion. The institute has also encouraged other council’s to use similar practices.


Council to offer Budget Challenge to residents on 2020-2021 budget

Council to offer Budget Challenge to residents on 2020-2021 budget

09/08/2019

Ceredigion residents will have the chance to show how they want the council budget to be spent in 2020-2021. The feedback from residents will help the council to set next year’s budget.


New waste trial launched in Aberystwyth

New waste trial launched in Aberystwyth

09/08/2019

A new trial has been launched in Aberystwyth as part of the Caru Aber campaign, to help keep the town centre clean on waste collection days.


Donna appointed senior officer for new prevention service

Donna appointed senior officer for new prevention service

08/08/2019

Donna Pritchard has been appointed as Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Ceredigion. Porth Ceredigion is a new social care service which focuses on helping people at an early stage to stop problems from becoming more serious.


Ceredigion School Crossing Patrol Officer scoops Road Safety Wales Award

Ceredigion School Crossing Patrol Officer scoops Road Safety Wales Award

05/08/2019

On 10 July at the annual Road Safety Wales conference, Dawn Davies was awarded a Road Safety Wales Award for her long standing service and commitment as the School Crossing Patrol Officer at St Padarn's Catholic Primary School for over 13 years.


Cardi-Gân choir celebrates its 20th birthday

Cardi-Gân choir celebrates its 20th birthday

05/08/2019

This year, mixed choir Cardi-Gân celebrates its 20th birthday. The choir will mark the occasion by hosting a year of events starting with a grand concert to be held at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 28 September at 7:30pm with special guests Tra Bo Dau, Rhys Meirion and Aled Wyn Davies.


Ceredigion Youth Council members speak in county council meetings

Ceredigion Youth Council members speak in county council meetings

02/08/2019

Two members of the Ceredigion Youth Council recently contributed to a meeting of Ceredigion County Council’s Learning Communities Scrutiny Committee.


Ceredigion Members of Youth Parliament,  Thomas and Huw make their mark

Ceredigion Members of Youth Parliament, Thomas and Huw make their mark

02/08/2019

It’s a busy time for Thomas Kendall, Ceredigion Member of Youth Parliament (MYP), and Huw Jones, Ceredigion Deputy Member of Youth Parliament (DMYP), as they embark on their roles, since being elected in April 2019.


Sea2shore food festival returns to Aberystwyth promenade this August

Sea2shore food festival returns to Aberystwyth promenade this August

01/08/2019

On Sunday 11 August 2019, Aberystwyth Sea2shore food festival will be held on Aberystwyth promenade. The food festival will be officially opened by the Chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Peter Davies MBE.


Ceredigion Toilet Strategy focuses on sustainability and accessibility

Ceredigion Toilet Strategy focuses on sustainability and accessibility

31/07/2019

The new Ceredigion Public Toilet Strategy will focus on making public toilets in Ceredigion sustainable for the future and accessible to use.


£460,000 pledged to secure Cardigan Market Funding

£460,000 pledged to secure Cardigan Market Funding

31/07/2019

£460,000 over two years has been pledged towards the restoration of Cardigan Market Hall.


Cylch Caron draft Full Business Case submitted to Welsh Government

Cylch Caron draft Full Business Case submitted to Welsh Government

29/07/2019

The Cylch Caron draft Full Business Case has been submitted to the Welsh Government to establish the grant funding levels for the scheme.


Success for Ceredigion at Youth Work Excellence Awards!

Success for Ceredigion at Youth Work Excellence Awards!

29/07/2019

Ceredigion Youth Service brought home a number of awards from this year’s National Youth Excellence Awards. The awards took place on Friday, 28 June in Deganwy, North Wales. Youth Workers from across Wales gathered to celebrate excellent practice in youth work over the last year, as well as to celebrate 25 years of the Youth Excellence Awards.


A Day in My Life by Sam Job, Café Manager, Coliseum Coffee House, Ceredigion Museum

A Day in My Life by Sam Job, Café Manager, Coliseum Coffee House, Ceredigion Museum

26/07/2019

The first thing that needs doing in the morning is to switch on all the appliances. Making sure that we have enough cakes in stock for the day is the next on my list, all our cakes are made in house so we’re always well-stocked. We get lots of compliments on our cakes, pop in if you haven’t tried one yet.


Research trip to Patagonia to support new exhibition, 'Because it’s there'

Research trip to Patagonia to support new exhibition, 'Because it’s there'

26/07/2019

From 11 until 26 February 2019, Andrea DeRome, Collections Access Officer at Ceredigion Museum journeyed to Patagonia, Argentina to research pioneering voyages for a temporary exhibition at Ceredigion Museum. The ‘Because it’s There’ exhibition is on display now until 12 October. The journey was made by support from the ICOM UK - British Council Travel Grant Scheme 2018-19.


Ceredigion Resident celebrates 100th birthday

Ceredigion Resident celebrates 100th birthday

26/07/2019

On Wednesday, 17 July, Mrs.Nansi Lovatt of Aberystwyth celebrated her 100th birthday.


Young people gain skills to enter the construction industry

Young people gain skills to enter the construction industry

23/07/2019

Young people were recently given the chance to attend an employment preparation day course at the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus in Penrhyncoch. The event was the result of Cam Nesa - a European Social Fund project part-funded through the Welsh Government - joining up with the construction company, Willmott Dixon.


Ceredigion tradesman sentenced for fraud and supplying unsafe electrical goods

Ceredigion tradesman sentenced for fraud and supplying unsafe electrical goods

23/07/2019

Colin Harding, a model railway layout builder based in Ceredigion has been sentenced to a 6 month custodial sentence, suspended for 15 months, after pleading guilty to fraud and supplying unsafe electrical goods.


Cered and Penrhyncoch Brownies work together to increase their use of the Welsh language

Cered and Penrhyncoch Brownies work together to increase their use of the Welsh language

19/07/2019

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion have been working closely with Penrhyncoch Brownies over the last year to increase their use of the Welsh language and to raise awareness of its importance.


Ceredigion Youth Council given chance to have their say

Ceredigion Youth Council given chance to have their say

19/07/2019

On 12 July 2019, Ceredigion Youth Council took over the Council Chambers to host a ‘question time’ event which they had organised and led. The event was an opportunity for them to ask questions regarding issues which affect young people, to a panel of influential decision-makers.


Household enquiry forms sent out across Ceredigion –  making sure residents don’t lose their right to vote

Household enquiry forms sent out across Ceredigion – making sure residents don’t lose their right to vote

19/07/2019

Ceredigion County Council is asking residents in Ceredigion to look out for the household enquiry forms in the post and to make sure that they respond as soon as possible.


Llanbadarn Fawr – Sulien ward by-election results

Llanbadarn Fawr – Sulien ward by-election results

19/07/2019

Matthew Woolfall Jones won the majority of votes at the Llanbadarn Sulien by-election held on Thursday, 18 July 2019.


Local farmer sentenced for animal welfare offences

Local farmer sentenced for animal welfare offences

18/07/2019

On 10 July 2019, Dylan Williams of Neuaddlwyd Uchaf, Neuaddlwyd, Ciliau Aeron appeared before magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre and was sentenced for animal by-products and animal welfare offences.


Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

17/07/2019

Cabinet members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.


Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

16/07/2019

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


Ceredigion Youth Service’s Summer Activity Programme

Ceredigion Youth Service’s Summer Activity Programme

16/07/2019

This year, Ceredigion Youth Service’s Summer Programme offers a wide range of activities over a period of four weeks during the summer holidays. There’s 19 different projects, activities, workshops and events planned for young people aged 11-25 from across the county.


Hwyl yr Haf – Your guide for the summer holidays in Ceredigion

Hwyl yr Haf – Your guide for the summer holidays in Ceredigion

16/07/2019

Cered’s 2019 Hwyl yr Haf programme was launched on 5 July at Gŵyl Aber. It is the essential guide for parents looking for Welsh and bilingual activities for their children in Ceredigion over the school summer holidays.


Ceredigion Autism Conference 2019

Ceredigion Autism Conference 2019

16/07/2019

On 5 July 2019, Ceredigion Autism Spectrum Team and Aberystwyth University Accessibility Services hosted the Ceredigion Autism Conference at Aberystwyth University.


First Minister of Wales officially opens Ysgol Henry Richard

First Minister of Wales officially opens Ysgol Henry Richard

15/07/2019

On Thursday 11 July, Ysgol Henry Richard in Tregaron was officially opened by Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales.


Council encourages communities to consider Community Sponsorship to resettle Syrian Refugees

Council encourages communities to consider Community Sponsorship to resettle Syrian Refugees

15/07/2019

Following refugee week in June, Ceredigion residents are being encouraged to consider taking part in a community sponsorship scheme to host Syrian refugees.


Aeron Valley farmers think creatively for their future

Aeron Valley farmers think creatively for their future

15/07/2019

A research study called Pweru’r Dyffryn delivered by Gweithgor Dyffryn Aeron cyf is looking into the feasibility of powering businesses and households in the Aeron Valley.


A successful first year for Communities for Work Plus

A successful first year for Communities for Work Plus

12/07/2019

200+ referrals have been received and 88 people have been supported by the Communities for Work Plus project in Ceredigion in its first 12 months. The project began in April 2018 with two Mentors and an Employer Liaison Officer. They support people to improve their employability skills. This should, in turn, help them either get employment or get better-paid employment.


Ceredigion chosen as rehearsal county for the next census

Ceredigion chosen as rehearsal county for the next census

11/07/2019

Ceredigion is one of four regions in England and Wales chosen by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to take part in the Census Rehearsal on Sunday, 13 October 2019.


Summer Reading Challenge for children at Ceredigion Libraries

Summer Reading Challenge for children at Ceredigion Libraries

11/07/2019

Children between four and 11 years old are being encouraged to take part in the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge will be launched in libraries across Ceredigion on 13 July and will run until 28 September 2019.


 Prestigious insport silver award demonstrating a commitment to inclusion awarded to Ceredigion County Council

Prestigious insport silver award demonstrating a commitment to inclusion awarded to Ceredigion County Council

09/07/2019

Disability Sport Wales has awarded the insport development silver standard to Ceredigion County Council; one of eight local authorities in Wales to have gained this achievement.


Picture Story: Mr Phormula visits Youth Clubs in Ceredigion

Picture Story: Mr Phormula visits Youth Clubs in Ceredigion

09/07/2019

Workshops were held recently with the Welsh beatboxer Mr Phormula at Penparcau and Aberaeron Youth Club, organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion along with Ceredigion Youth Service.


 Sporting and individual achievements recognised at this year’s Ceredigion Sports Awards

Sporting and individual achievements recognised at this year’s Ceredigion Sports Awards

09/07/2019

On Friday, 05 July at Penmorfa, Aberaeron Ceredigion Sports Council held the 2019 Ceredigion Sports Awards.


Ceredigion Workways + and Kinora work together to improve people lives

Ceredigion Workways + and Kinora work together to improve people lives

09/07/2019

Ceredigion residents Neville Morgan Thomas, Ed Goodliffe and Ian Townrow have all benefited from the help of employment and volunteering support service Workways+ through an outreach programme run by the Cardigan based mental health recovery centre, Kinora.


Ceredigion schools committed to reducing their use of plastic and packaging

Ceredigion schools committed to reducing their use of plastic and packaging

08/07/2019

The Ceredigion Plastic and Packaging Reduction Scheme was launched on 16 April 2019 and is carried out by Ceredigion County Council and the Welsh voluntary environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy. The scheme’s aim is to encourage businesses, schools, cafes and take away outlets in Ceredigion to rethink their plastic use and to reduce their overall usage of plastic and packaging.


Ceredigion Workways+ mark UK’s first Employability Day

Ceredigion Workways+ mark UK’s first Employability Day

08/07/2019

On Friday 28 June, Workways+ celebrated UK’s first Employability Day by holding a drop-in event in Tregaron. Workways+ were on hand to explain how they can help with job, training and employability opportunities to anyone aged 25 and over and looking for work.


Aberaeron-area primary schools participate in sports festival 2019

Aberaeron-area primary schools participate in sports festival 2019

05/07/2019

On Thursday 27 June, year 5 and 6 pupils from Aberaeron-area primary schools took part in a sports festival at Ysgol Bro Sion Cwilt as part of the annual celebration of National School Sports Week 2019.


Youth Service celebrates Youth Work Week 2019

Youth Service celebrates Youth Work Week 2019

04/07/2019

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


Carers event during Carers Week 2019 a resounding success

Carers event during Carers Week 2019 a resounding success

03/07/2019

Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit organised a special carers event during Carers week on Tuesday 11 June 2019 to give carers a chance to relax and recharge their batteries.


Views sought on Replacement Local Development Plan

Views sought on Replacement Local Development Plan

02/07/2019

A consultation on the preferred strategy for a Replacement Local Development Plan (LDP2) started on 28 June 2019. Ceredigion County Council welcomes comments or observations regarding these documents from members of the public and anyone with an interest or a stake in the development and impacts of development in Ceredigion.


Cynnydd Celebration Day 2019

Cynnydd Celebration Day 2019

27/06/2019

On Friday 21 June, Ceredigion County Council’s Cynnydd Project and Alternative Curriculum first annual award ceremony took place in Cwrtnewydd.


Formal opening of Aberystwyth promenade jetty

Formal opening of Aberystwyth promenade jetty

27/06/2019

On Wednesday 26 June, the chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Peter Davies MBE, formally re-opened the wooden jetty on Aberystwyth Promenade.


A Day in My Life by Gwen Evans and Rhun Garner, Youth Workers, Ceredigion Youth Service

A Day in My Life by Gwen Evans and Rhun Garner, Youth Workers, Ceredigion Youth Service

26/06/2019

Gwenllian and Rhun give an insight into their rewarding roles as youth workers for the Ceredigion Youth Service.


Business and recruitment support across Ceredigion

Business and recruitment support across Ceredigion

26/06/2019

On Friday, 07 June a Workways+ Employer Support Group meeting was held at Penmorfa, Aberaeron. The main aim of the group is to improve the employer network and relationships with stakeholders and partner organisations across Ceredigion.


Engagement events lead to several applications for new Cozy Caron scheme

Engagement events lead to several applications for new Cozy Caron scheme

25/06/2019

Several households have applied for the new Cozy Caron scheme following several engagement events which were recently held in Tregaron, Bontrhydfendigaid, Ysbyty Ystwyth and Pontrhydygroes, Llanfair Clydogau, Llanddewi Brefi and Llangeitho.


Cered organises a Thai food cooking evening

Cered organises a Thai food cooking evening

21/06/2019

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion officers organised several nights of activities with the 'Ffynnon' youth club in Llandysul to provide new opportunities through the medium of Welsh for the older members in the club.


Picture Story: Success for pupils at Ysgol Bro Teifi  at the Cardiff and Vale Urdd Eisteddfod

Picture Story: Success for pupils at Ysgol Bro Teifi at the Cardiff and Vale Urdd Eisteddfod

21/06/2019

During the Cardiff and the Vale 2019 Urdd Eisteddfod held at Cardiff Bay, pupils at Ysgol Bro Teifi celebrated their success on the Millennium Centre Stage.


Ceredigion County Council commits to be a net zero carbon council by 2030

Ceredigion County Council commits to be a net zero carbon council by 2030

21/06/2019

Ceredigion councillors have supported a motion to make Ceredigion County Council a net zero carbon local authority by 2030. The councillors supported the motion in a meeting on 20 June 2019.


Electric vehicle charging points installed in Aberystwyth and Aberaeron

Electric vehicle charging points installed in Aberystwyth and Aberaeron

21/06/2019

Electric vehicle charging points have been installed at the main council offices in Ceredigion; Canolfan Rheidol in Aberystwyth and Penmorfa in Aberaeron. The charging points are for use by the public as well as staff.


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.


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.


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.


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 and 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ‘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’.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.