Contribution to help community led food banks
Ceredigion food banks are continuing to see a big increase in demand and are just about able to cope due to the generosity of donations from the public. Most people make food donations, but some people also donate money.
Free schools meals for Year 3 and 4 pupils
April 2023 will see the extension of free school meals to Year 3 and 4 pupils in Ceredigion schools.
Launch Event Of The Mid Wales Employment And Skills Plan 2022 - 2025
Mid Wales businesses and organisations who are thinking ahead about their future workforce needs recently came together for an engagement day, Grow - Define - Deliver Together where the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership Employment and Skills Plan 2022-2025 was officially launched.
Have your say on Respite and Day Services provision in Ceredigion
People can have their say on Respite and Day Services provision in Ceredigion.
Mid Wales Growth Deal looking to secure first tranche of funding from Governments
At the Growing Mid Wales Board meeting held on 28 March, key documents have been approved, moving the Mid Wales Growth Deal a step closer to unlocking £110m combined funding from both the UK and Welsh Governments.
Easter waste service collection
Waste collections on Bank Holiday Mondays will change in Ceredigion.
Gold ticket and caricatures success at Ceredigion County Council careers stand
The Careers Fair held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 21 March 2023 was a huge success providing young people with an opportunity to ask questions and learn about quality apprenticeships and career opportunities in Ceredigion.
Direct Payments made easy in a new Ceredigion website
A new portal has been launched on Ceredigion County Council’s website to bring everything relating to Direct Payments together in one place.
ARFOR calling for Enterprising Communities
The £11 million Programme ARFOR, which aims to deliver an economic boost and strengthen the Welsh language across counties Gwynedd, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, and Anglesey, is now inviting applications to its Enterprising Communities Fund.
Flood warnings for River Leri, Borth
Flood warnings have been issued on Thursday and Friday, 23 and 24 March 2023, for the River Leri at Borth.
Flood warning for River Leri, Borth
The Flood Warning at River Leri, Borth is no longer in force.
TikTok star Bronwen Lewis to perform at Theatr Felinfach
Following the huge success of her tour in 2022, Bronwen Lewis brings 'More from The Living Room' to Theatr Felinfach on Friday 24 March 2023.
Submit your ideas on new learning opportunities in Tregaron
We want to hear from the public on their ideas on how to spend the money made from selling the Old County School in Tregaron.
Young people raise money for Bronglais Hospital
Young people from Aberaeron Youth Club have kindly raised money for Angharad Children’s Ward in Bronglais Hospital.
Green grass maintenance in Ceredigion
This spring sees a new dawn for green grass maintenance in Ceredigion.
Veterans’ Commissioner for Wales visits County
On Monday 13 March, Colonel James Phillips, the Veterans' Commissioner for Wales was visiting Ceredigion and took the opportunity to meet with Age Cymru Dyfed at their office in Aberystwyth.
Improvements underway for the prom in Aberystwyth
A project is underway to replace the highway lighting and improve active travel connectivity between the promenade and the harbour in Aberystwyth.
Ceredigion Sports Council relaunched
Ceredigion Sports Council will relaunch a programme of support for community sports clubs across the county.
New Quay, new season, new approach
New Quay is one of the many jewels in Ceredigion’s crown. It is a very popular resort which local people and visitors enjoy and value. Yet, during peak times, this can cause some issues, including those relating to waste and litter.
Memories to treasure forever
Family is everything to one very special woman who lives in Min y Môr residential home in Aberaeron.
A splash of colour as Ceredigion businesses celebrate St David's Day
Businesses in Tregaron, Llandysul and Cardigan celebrated St David's Day this year by taking part in a window decorating competition. The competition was organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion.
Careers within the Council promoted at a careers fair
A careers fair will be held in March where career opportunities and apprenticeships within the Council will be promoted.
Open call for Mid Wales Shared Prosperity Fund applicants
Ceredigion County Council and Powys County Council are pleased to announce that organisations in the region can soon submit their applications for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) in Mid Wales.
Ceredigion Coast Path celebrates 15 years
The Ceredigion Coast Path is celebrating 15 years since it’s official opening.
Ceredigion St David’s Day celebrations
Ceredigion was full of excitement last week as St David’s Day celebrations went underway. One of the events was the Tregaron St David’s Day celebration which was held on Wednesday, 01 March 2023.
Mid Wales Businesses - Tell Us What You Need For The Future To Meet Your Business Goals
Grow - Define - Deliver Together, an engagement event hosted by the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership will take place on the morning of 23 March to give you, the businesses of Mid Wales an opportunity to come together and tell us what you need for the future to meet your business goals.
Ceredigion’s spring clean
Keep Wales Tidy’s Spring Clean initiative will be held between 17 March and 02 April this year.
Council approves budget for 2023-2024
The Budget for Ceredigion County Council has been approved in a Council meeting held on Thursday, 02 March 2023.
New Quay residents to have say on Library and Reading Room
Views are sought on the New Quay Library and Reading Room.
Ceredigion County Council celebrates St David’s Day 2023
On 01 March, the flag will fly and many activities will be held to celebrate St David's Day in Ceredigion.
Tributes to former Leader of Ceredigion County Council
Deepest sympathies have been expressed following the death of former Leader and former Ceredigion County Councillor, Mr Dai Lloyd Evans.
An opportunity to socialise in Ceredigion’s Warm Welcome Spaces
Stay Warm, Stay Social and Keep Talking
Rare Roman Cut Glass on Display at Ceredigion Museum
A Rare Roman Cut Glass found at Abermagwr Romano-British villa is now displayed in the Archaeology Gallery at Ceredigion Museum.
Ceredigion schools top in Safer Internet Day film competition
Ysgol Bro Teifi and Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn have come out on top in the Safer Internet Day Film competition 2023.
Winter Fuel Support Scheme closing soon
The closing date to receive applications for the Winter Fuel Support Scheme is 28 February 2023.
Next steps towards 20 mph speed limits in Ceredigion
By September 2023, the national speed limit on restricted/residential roads across Wales will change from 30 mph to 20 mph.
Funding secured to upgrade Cardigan Market Hall
Further funding has been secured to develop the Market Hall in Cardigan.
Call for service users’ views on social services
Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) will be carrying out a Performance Evaluation Inspection of social services in Ceredigion at the end of February.
An opportunity to share ideas on a Dementia plan
We want to hear what’s important to people dealing with dementia in order to develop a plan for the future.
Team donation to Bronglais Hospital’s Chemotherapy Appeal
The Lifelong Learning and Skills Service at Ceredigion County Council was proud to present a cheque for a £300 donation to Bronglais Hospital’s Chemotherapy Appeal last month.
Community Benefits scheme pays off for Llanilar school children
Pupils at Ysgol Llanilar’s after school club are enjoying the benefits of a Council community scheme supported by main contractor Wynne Construction.
Share your views on Crime and Disorder in Ceredigion
The Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership (CSP) are seeking views from residents on crime and disorder within the county through a public questionnaire.
Police and Crime Panel supports proposed 2023/24 precept
Members of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel have supported the Commissioner’s proposed precept increase of 7.75%.
Advancement of the Mid Wales Growth Deal Sites and Premises Programme
Following an initial piece of work that identified a need to develop additional employment sites across the region, further work has been completed to scope a proposed Growth Deal Sites and Premises Programme.
Time is right for fostering
“There are lots of children who would benefit from your life experiences, whatever walk of life you are from.”
Final call on Cost of Living payments
During the past year, more than 21,000 eligible households in Ceredigion have received a one-off £150 support payment to help with the cost of living crisis.
Proposed police precept to be scrutinised
The proposed precept for Dyfed Powys Police will be put under scrutiny at the first meeting of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel in 2023.
The latest following the snow
Ceredigion residents are being urged to take care today due to the snow and ice.
Education Minister visits Ysgol Bro Pedr
Mr Jeremy Miles, the Welsh Government’s Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, visited Ysgol Bro Pedr on Thursday, 12 January.
Celebrating Orthodox Christmas Day
Refugees living in Ceredigion were invited to celebrate the Orthodox Christmas Day – a public holiday celebrated in Ukraine on 07 January 2023.
Grant to renovate a community swimming pool in Cardigan
Cardigan Memorial Swimming Pool and Hall have received a Capital Grant to undertake much needed renovation work.
Lack of water supply affecting Council services
Welsh Water have announced that they are experiencing operational issues in Cardigan, Lampeter, Llandysul, Aberaeron and surrounding areas of West Wales which is affecting the supply to customers in this area.
Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport visits Ceredigion
On Thursday, 15 December, 2022, Dawn Bowden MS, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport visited Ceredigion Museum and Canolfan Alun R. Edwards in Aberystwyth. Mary Ellis, Head of Libraries and Archives at Welsh Government accompanied the Deputy Minister in Ceredigion.
Mid Wales Education Partnership appointment announcement
The Mid Wales Education Partnership has appointed a strategic lead officer, it has been announced.
Take caution as driving conditions are dangerous
The weather in large areas of Ceredigion has deteriorated over night.
Grant to renovate community swimming pool
Aberaeron Swimming Pool will close from 09 January 2023 for 6-8 weeks in order to carry out renovations.
Ceredigion recognised with Regional Awards
Ceredigion won three awards at a recent Awards ceremony.
Keeping Ceredigion moving during the cold weather
Ceredigion keeps moving on the roads and during this cold weather which is forecasted to continue until at least Sunday 18 December.
Mid Wales Shared Prosperity Plan Approved
Following the recent UK Government announcement on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the regional investment plan for Mid Wales has received formal approval.
Ceredigion waste collection service this festive season
The intention is to provide waste collections in Ceredigion as scheduled in the weeks surrounding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Keeping Ceredigion safe during the cold weather
Ceredigion residents and visitors are advised to be safe and not make unnecessary journeys during the current very cold weather conditions.
Ceredigion Youth Bursary 2022 awarded
Three local young people have benefitted from a cash bursary generously once again this year to support young people’s aspirations and innovation.
New Chair for the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership Board
This autumn at the annual Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership Board meeting, Emma Thomas was announced as the new Chair of the Board.
Small Grants Scheme open to the voluntary sector in Ceredigion
Voluntary youth groups and organisations in Ceredigion can apply for a grant to spend on suitable Youth Work activity.
Ceredigion’s air quality amongst best in Wales
Ceredigion continues to experience some of the best air quality standards in Wales with all monitoring locations being highly compliant with legal standards.
Ceredigion continues to support to the Armed Forces community
A paper has been approved to ensure the Armed Forces community continue to be supported in Ceredigion.
Share your views on office future uses
Views are sought from the public on the future use of office spaces in Ceredigion.
A festival of activities to celebrate football and culture
Following the Wales football team’s spirit in the World Cup, Theatr Felinfach and Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion, together with other partners, held a series of events across Ceredigion to celebrate Wales, the language, the culture and the Red Wall.
Changes to bus services in Ceredigion
There will be changes to local bus services in Ceredigion from Tuesday 3 January 2023.
Miri Mawr ar y Mynydd Bach – Theatr Felinfach’s Welsh Language Christmas Pantomime
Christmas is nearly here which only means one thing at Theatr Felinfach – the Christmas panto is around the corner and Felinfach’s acting company are waiting for you.
Publication of Ceredigion’s new Active Travel Maps
During 2020 and 2021, Ceredigion County Council undertook a public consultation exercise as part of a review into the Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) in Ceredigion.
A day to promote Welsh Language Rights
On Welsh language Rights Day, 07 December, the Welsh Language Commissioner is urging public organisations across Wales to come together in a national campaign to raise awareness of people’s rights to use the Welsh language.
Children’s Commissioner for Wales helps deliver powerful messages from children
Encouraging safeguarding professionals and practitioners to engage with and listen to children and young people was at the heart of an event hosted by the Mid and West Wales Regional Safeguarding Board for children, as part of its National Safeguarding Week activities and program for 2022.
Housing Service awarded for supporting households in Ceredigion
A Service supporting vulnerable households in Ceredigion has been recognised with third place at a National Awards Ceremony.
Have your say on the draft Local Well-being Plan 2023-2028
The Ceredigion Public Services Board (PSB) is currently seeking views from the public on the draft Local Well-being Plan for 2023-2028.
Ceredigion’s Corporate Strategy issued for 2022-2027
The well-being objectives which will help and support Ceredigion residents for the next five years have been agreed.
Flood warnings issued in parts of Ceredigion
Flood warnings have been issued on Thursday, 24 November 2022.
Winter Fuel Support Scheme open for applications
Eligible households are reminded to apply to the Winter Fuel Support Scheme for support towards paying winter fuel bills.
Welsh support booklet for parents and guardians learning Welsh launched
A new Welsh support booklet to benefit parents and guardians learning Welsh in the county was launched on Friday, 18 November 2022.
Support Pledged for White Ribbon Day
Ceredigion County Council is reminding people affected by domestic abuse that they are not alone this White Ribbon Day.
World Cup activities launched in Ceredigion
On the day of Wales' first World Cup match, activities were launched and a number of exciting projects that have been underway in Ceredigion were revealed.
Ceredigion public transport services arrangements challenging
Work is ongoing to provide sustainable and affordable travel opportunities by bus.
National award for Ceredigion social worker
A social worker from Ceredigion has been recognised for Promoting Excellence in Services for Children and Young People during the Wales Care Awards 2022 held in Cardiff.
Calling all unpaid carers in West Wales
If you regularly care for a relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help and you don’t get paid for it then you are a Carer. You are still an unpaid carer if you receive Carers’ Allowance.
Warm Welcome Spaces open in Ceredigion
Warm Welcome Spaces are popping up across Ceredigion.
Question time in the Chamber with Ceredigion Youth Council
Ceredigion Youth Council held a successful question and answer session in the Council Chamber on 30 September 2022.
New Litter Picking Hubs for the county
Four new Litter Picking Hubs have been set up in Ceredigion.
Your Dog Your Job
Dog fouling is a concern that arises in many communities. Dog fouling is dirty and can cause health problems especially for children.
Impressive new mural appears at Clwb Pêl-droed Bow Street’s Cae Piod
A brand new mural of one of the stars of the Cymru football team has appeared in the village of Bow Street as part of a project by Cered and Mentrau Iaith to celebrate Cymru reaching the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1958.
Grants available to communities and associations
The Ceredigion Community Grant Scheme is open for applications with the intention of increasing the range of opportunities, facilities and activities in the county.
Ysgol Penglais pupil Kai Frisby shares his experience of the Rickshaw Challenge
On Wednesday 19 October, Matt Baker, the Children in Need crew and BBC Breakfast rolled into Aberystwyth for a momentous occasion for a local hero.
Minister meets new staff and sees progress on new dementia project at Lampeter care home
A sensory garden, four new bedrooms and a new wellbeing area are being built at Hafan Deg Care Home in Lampeter to improve care for residents with dementia, thanks to a £460,000 Welsh Government investment.
National Safeguarding Week includes launch of new training resource and support for pupils post-pandemic
Listening to children and keeping children and adults who are at risk safe is at the heart of a wide-ranging programme taking place across Mid and West Wales for National Safeguarding Week, starting on Monday, 14 November.
Free parking for three Saturdays before Christmas
Christmas shoppers and visitors to Ceredigion will be able to park for free at council operated Pay and Display car parks on the three Saturdays before Christmas this year.
Ceredigion farmer found guilty of nine offences
On 31 October 2022, at Aberystwyth Justice Centre the Magistrates passed sentence on Mr. William Lloyd Jenkins, one of the Directors of Jenkins Ty Hen Ltd, which operates the dairy farm at Tyhen Farm, Ferwig.
Syrian Families supported on their Car Theory Course
Two Lampeter-based Syrian families have been working hard towards their UK car theory tests.
Residents to benefit from three upgraded Artificial Turf pitches
Residents are to benefit from three upgraded Artificial Turf Pitches (ATP) in Cardigan, Lampeter and Synod Inn early next year.
Council’s Learning and Development Team win Inspire Award
Ceredigion County Council’s Learning and Development Team has received recognition for their response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Council pays tribute to Emergency Services workers
Today, on Emergency Services Day, the Council pays tribute to the 2 million people who serve and volunteer in the NHS and emergency services across the United Kingdom.
World Cup excitement in Ceredigion
The excitement of the World Cup is increasing in Ceredigion with many activities across the county.
Invitation to groups and venues to join the Ceredigion Warm Welcome
As the cost of living crisis worsens and with winter approaching, groups and venues are invited to create Warm Welcome Spaces.
Have your say on post-16 provision in Ceredigion
Pupils and former pupils, staff, parents and prospective parents and employers are invited to share their views on post-16 provision in the County.
Perthyn Project planning application withdrawn
The planning application (A220712) for the Perthyn Project, a Heritage Collections Centre, has been withdrawn by Ceredigion County Council.
£11 million Arfor 2 programme to boost economic prosperity in Welsh speaking communities
The Welsh Government will invest £11 million over the next three years in Arfor 2, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething and Designated Member Cefin Campbell have announced today.
Celebrating Ceredigion Welsh learner’s achievement as part of Diwrnod Shwmae Su’mae
In preparation of Diwrnod Shwmae Sumae on 15 October, we can announce that Ceredigion Work Welsh Scheme Learner of the Year is Melisa Elek.
Lampeter ward 2022 by-election result
Councillor Ann Bowen Morgan has been elected for Lampeter ward during the by-election held on Thursday, 06 October 2022.
Have your say on post-16 provision in Ceredigion
In January 2022, Ceredigion County Council's Cabinet decided that the post-16 provision in Ceredigion should be reviewed to receive a current analysis and evaluation of post-16 provision in the county.
Theatr Felinfach’s Autumn- Winter Programme
As a new term starts at Theatr Felinfach it’s also a time to celebrate that culture is igniting again as the theatre excites to reveal their programme for the Autumn and Winter months. Don’t dishearten that the nights are getting darker because there’s an opportunity for you to enjoy and warm your souls with a bit of music, comedy and drama without forgetting the annual Christmas panto!
Public urged to check whether they need a licence to sell pet animals
Members of the public who sell pet animals are urged to check whether they need a licence.
Raising awareness of hate crime on a local pitch
Players and fans will show their support to Hate Crime Awareness Week during a football match held in Aberystwyth.
Seamless, wrap-around services provided within a short space of time to Ukranian families in Ceredigion
Following the surge in refugees fleeing war in Ukraine in early 2022, the first Welcome Centre of its kind was quickly set up in Ceredigion.
Keep an eye out and voice your opinions on Council consultations
Members of the public are encouraged to participate in any new consultations issued by the Council and voice their opinions on matters which could affect them locally.
Customer Services provision enhanced
Customer service provision will be enhanced in Ceredigion this autumn.
Launch of new coffee morning in Llechryd
In order to meet local demand for opportunities to practice and use the Welsh language, a new coffee morning is being launched in Llechryd, South Ceredigion.
Don’t lose your vote
Ceredigion residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.
T. Llew Jones Remembrance Evening at Aberystwyth Library
A special evening will be held to remember the work of Wales' best-known children's book author, T. Llew Jones.
Ceredigion County Council wins Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award
At an awards ceremony held in Cardiff on Thursday 22 September, Ceredigion Council Council was presented with a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award for their efforts in ensuring Ceredigion Armed Forces community is supported.
Town centres in mid-Wales to benefit from additional Placemaking funding
The Welsh Government’s Placemaking Grant funding for the mid-Wales region will see an investment of £5.08 million to help revitalise Ceredigion and Powys town centres over the next three years.
Council’s arrangements for the National Bank Holiday
Monday 19 September 2022 has been declared a National Bank Holiday for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral.
Floral Tributes at Penmorfa, Aberaeron
Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, the Lord-Lieutenant, Sara Edwards; the High Sheriff of Dyfed, Rowland Rees-Evans; and the Chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Ifan Davies lay floral tributes by Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron.
Potential cases of bird flu detected in Ceredigion
Ceredigion County Council are receiving reports of dead seabirds being washed up on Ceredigion beaches. It is highly likely that these birds have been infected by Avian flu which has been confirmed in sea bird colonies in Pembrokeshire.
Reading of Proclamation of the new King
Following the death of the Queen Elizabeth II, a Reading of the Proclamation of the accession of the new King will be held on Sunday 11 September 2022 at 12:30pm.
Announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II
The formal announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II has been received by Ceredigion County Council.
Ceredigion Housing Support Programme approved
Ceredigion’s Housing Support Programme for 2022-2026 has been approved by Ceredigion Cabinet Members today.
Wildlife disturbance on the increase on the Ceredigion coast
With more people visiting the Welsh coast than ever before, wildlife disturbance is on the increase.
‘Strong positive working relationships between pupils and staff are a consistent and important characteristic of Ysgol Penglais’ – Estyn Report 2022
Following a recent Estyn inspection at Ysgol Penglais, the school is delighted with the findings of the report.
Consultation on Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Strategy 2022-27
During September Ceredigion County Council will be consulting on its new Corporate Strategy for the next five years 2022-27.
In need of business leaders to drive regional skills
Business leaders and economic experts are being sought by the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership (RSP) to express an interest to become Chair of the RSP Board. The RSP Annual Meeting is to be held on Monday 12 September where the new Chair will be announced.
Ceredigion pupils receive their GCSE grades
Ceredigion County Council would like to congratulate Ceredigion pupils who receive their GCSE results this week.
Managing hot tubs and spa-pools safely
The popularity of hot tubs and spa-pools has increased significantly over recent years. If you rent out a property, whether through an agent, “Air BnB” or directly then you are classed as running a commercial or business activity.
Congratulating AS and A Level pupils
Ceredigion County Council would like to congratulate Ceredigion pupils who are receiving their AS and A Level results this week.
New School Term brings financial help for school essentials
From September, eligible learners in Ceredigion will receive additional support. School Essentials (PDG - Access) helps with uniform, sports equipment, stationery, and devices.
Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Fund 2022 - 23
The Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Team have project funding available, up to £1500 to help create cohesive communities.
Scheme to enhance the town of Tregaron for the National Eisteddfod
The Regenerating Rural Towns scheme run by the Cynnal y Cardi LEADER programme has been supporting Tregaron Town Council with a series of marketing techniques and installations to promote and enhance Tregaron in preparation for the historic and cultural event, the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022.
A sweeping week as Ceredigion welcomed the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022
The National Eisteddfod of Wales’ visit to Ceredigion was a huge success.
Celebrating Ceredigion Universities mark their anniversaries
On Friday, 05 August a reception was held at Pentre’ Ceredigion at the National Eisteddfod at Tregaron to celebrate two prominent anniversaries for Aberystwyth University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). This year, Aberystwyth University marks its 150th anniversary and the UWTSD marks its bicentenary of providing higher education.
Celebrating Camu’ Mlaen students success on the Eisteddfod maes
On Thursday 04 August, a ceremony was held to celebrate the achievements of Camu ‘Mlaen students.
Residents encouraged to have their say on Teifi Valley flooding schemes
Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire County Council’s flooding consultation for the Teifi Valley has been extended to 31 August 2022.
Introducing ‘Y FAN’ – Ceredigion’s new mobile service
Following a lot of behind the scenes and preparation work by Ceredigion Youth and Community Services during the past few months, we are pleased to announce the official opening ceremony for ‘Y FAN’.
Ceredigion’s Assessment of Local wellbeing
A wide range of important local well-being information, whether it be from physical health to digital connectivity, is now available in Ceredigion’s Assessment of Local Well-being 2022.
‘Indonesian Sumatran Fairtrade Organic’ produced by Bay Coffee Roasters of Ceredigion wins Great Taste 2022 3 star award
Based just above Tresaith beach in Ceredigion, Bay Coffee Roasters has been named among the top food and drink producers globally this year, picking up a highly prized 3 star Great Taste award for its ‘Indonesian Sumatran Fairtrade Organic’ at the world’s most coveted food and drink awards. Bay Coffee Roasters also displayed their products at the Trade Huts at Pentre’ Ceredigion at the National Eisteddfod earlier this week where hundreds of visitors to the Eisteddfod could sample their excellent coffee blends.
Portraying Ceredigion’s poets and writers
Seven brand new portraits have been created especially for the National Eisteddfod of Wales week which is held in Ceredigion this year.
Want to explore Tregaron’s Public Rights of Way routes during the Eisteddfod? Guided walks will take you on a circular route through and out of town giving you a great view of the Maes
During the National Eisteddfod which will take place from 30 July until 6 August 2022, Ceredigion’s Coast and Countryside team have arranged short, daily guided walks from Pentre’ Ceredigion so that locals and visitors can experience Tregaron’s beautiful scenery and countryside whilst enjoying the long-awaited Eisteddfod in our county.
Hybrid Working Strategy and Interim Policy welcomed
The Hybrid Working Strategy and Interim Hybrid Policy for Ceredigion County Council was agreed today by Member during a Cabinet meeting, to be trialled for 12 months.
Remembering Librarian Alun R. Edwards on the Eisteddfod Field
On Tuesday 02 August 2022 in the Ceredigion County Council Tent on the Eisteddfod field we will remember the Librarian Alun R. Edwards.
Mid Wales Employment and Skills Survey
Businesses and organisations across Mid Wales are encouraged to complete a survey on employment and skills. The survey results will help the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership inform Welsh Government on the skills landscape across the region and connect skills funding with employer demand. Launched today (Monday 25 July), the survey runs until Monday 05 September.
Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership takes part in the World’s Biggest Community Safety Meeting
The Community Safety Partnership, based in Ceredigion joined the World’s Biggest Community Safety Meeting on Thursday 21 July as part of Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week 2022.
Joint working reaffirmed
The new Leaders of Powys and Ceredigion County Councils have confirmed their commitment to work together to deliver two major programmes of work.
Prestigous award for Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi pupil with his ground breaking Porta LAB design
A pupil from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi has won a prestigous prize for his design of a product to detect malaria in a more efficient and economical way.
Supporting Ceredigion’s small businesses at the Eisteddfod
The National Eisteddfod of Wales visiting Ceredigion will be an excellent opportunity to promote local businesses and boost the local economy.
Ceredigion schools ready to welcome the Eisteddfod
Schools from all over Ceredigion have been busy over the past few weeks preparing for the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Ceredigion’s Youth Parliament Members visit Westminster
On June 28 2022, Poppy Evans (Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron) and Lloyd Warburton (Ysgol Penglais) travelled to London to meet Ceredigion MP Ben Lake.
Summer of Fun underway in Ceredigion
The Summer of Fun has kicked off in Ceredigion with 46 projects being financially supported to provide activities which will improve the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of all children and young people in the county.
Preparations underway to welcome National Eisteddfod
Work is underway for the National Eisteddfod of Wales which will be held in Ceredigion between 30 July and 06 August 2022.
Come to Pentre’ Ceredigion on the Eisteddfod Maes
There will be something for everyone on Ceredigion County Council’s stand at this year’s Eisteddfod.
Ministerial Visit to Ceredigion by Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language
On Thursday 07 July, Jeremy Miles MS, Minister for Education and Welsh Language visited Aberystwyth for an introduction to the community work of Cered Menter Iaith, Ceredigion’s Welsh Language Initiative.
Annual General Meeting for Mid Wales Corporate Joint Committee
A committee to strengthen regional working across mid Wales has held its Annual General Meeting.
Ceredigion Nursery wins Nursery of the Year Award in Wales
A Ceredigion Nursery, Plas Gogerddan Nursery has won Nursery of the Year Award in Wales in the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Awards held on 24 June 2022.
A warm welcome to the Queen’s Baton Relay in Ceredigion
Today, 30 June, the Queen’s Baton Relay visited Ceredigion as part of its journey through Wales ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this July.
Ceredigion’s Energy Efficiency work recognised at the Wales Energy Efficiency Awards
On 17 June 2022, Wales Regional Energy Efficiency Awards were held in Cardiff. Ceredigion County Council’s Energy Efficiency Schemes scooped 2 awards.
Rory McLeod to bring global range of musical influences to Ceredigion Museum
On Wednesday 6 July 2022, Rory McLeod along with his supporting local musician Catrin O’Neill will be performing at Ceredigion Museum.
Ceredigion man living in Ireland sentenced after involvement in illegal meat operation
A Ceredigion man living in Ireland has been extradited and sentenced after his involvement in illicit farming and trading of meat that was unfit for human consumption.
Construction work due to begin on transforming Lampeter Leisure Centre into a Wellbeing Centre next month
As part of Ceredigion County Council’s wider Through-age and Wellbeing Strategy, Lampeter Leisure Centre will transform into a Wellbeing Centre.
Ceredigion athletes to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay
16 Ceredigion athletes, who have gained international honours in their chosen sports are gearing up to be Baton Bearers on 30 June when the Birmingham 2022 Baton Relay will visit our county during its journey through Wales.
Changes to the Bwcabus Service
There are changes occurring to the fflecsi Bwcabus service as of the 27 of June 2022.
Deputy Minister for Social Services visits the Communication Boards in Ceredigion
On Thursday 23 June 2022, Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services, visited Aberystwyth to see the county’s Communication Boards, the first of its kind launched in Wales. During 2021, Hywel Dda University Health Board, in partnership with Ceredigion County Council secured funding from Welsh Government’s Child Development Fund to create the boards.
Helping you to make a difference in your community
The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group (LAG) is pleased to announce the approval of the first applications as part of the LEADER Grant Fund to support small scale LEADER activity in Ceredigion.
Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 from September 2022
Ceredigion County Council will be offering Free School Meals from the Autumn term onwards to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.
Residential care home project approved to increase dementia support
A development project has been approved by Welsh Government that will increase support provided for individuals living with additional needs due to living with dementia at Hafan Deg Residential Care Home, Lampeter.
Walking for Wellbeing groups across Ceredigion come together
On 18 May 2022, Walking for Wellbeing groups across several towns in Ceredigion met in the middle of the county at Llanerchaeron for a group Wellbeing Walk.
Ceredigion Schools Football Association
Following the enforced Covid break, the young soccer talent of Ceredigion Schools Football Association are back doing what they do best, playing soccer.
Young people given opportunity to apply for £1,000 bursary
Following the success of previous years, Ceredigion Youth Service are fortunate enough to accept another opportunity generously provided by West Wales Holiday Cottages to support young people with a cash bursary again this year.
Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Ceredigion
On 30 June, the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Ceredigion during its journey through Wales before handing over to England this summer.
Have your say on the Shared Prosperity Fund
Powys and Ceredigion County Councils are working in partnership to develop a Regional Investment Plan in order to secure funding through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). We are running a survey until 19 June to give you the chance to have your say on how the funding can be best spent.
New lease of life for former doctor’s surgery in Aberaeron
A former doctor’s surgery in Aberaeron has been given a new lease of life after being largely unused for six years.
Views are being sought to reduce flooding
Residents in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire are being asked their views on proposals to reduce flooding in high impact areas along the Teifi Valley in Llanybydder, Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli.
Deepest sympathies following the death of Councillor Hag Harris
Deepest sympathies have been expressed following the news that Councillor Hag Harris has suddenly passed away on Tuesday, 31 May 2022.
New Chairman elected for Ceredigion County Council
It was confirmed today that Councillor Ifan Davies will be the new Chairman for Ceredigion County Council for the coming year.
Aberystwyth Town to welcome Knife Angel sculpture as Police and Crime Commissioner aims to promote anti-violence and aggression campaign
A huge 27-foot sculpture, made from 100,000 confiscated knives, is to be welcomed to Aberystwyth town next month (1 June) as local community groups prepare to come together to promote key prevention, anti-violence and anti-aggression messages.
Coveted Blue flags to once again fly over Ceredigion beaches this summer season
Blue Flags are once again to be flown at four of Ceredigion’s most popular beaches in 2022 at Borth, Aberystwyth South, Llangrannog and Tresaith with an additional 13 beaches achieving Seaside Award status and a further 4 obtaining Green Coast Awards.
A new hybrid pilot plan for Ceredigion staff to maximise the existing agile way of working while providing the best service for residents
From June onwards, some office-based staff, who have been working remotely during the pandemic, will be returning to Ceredigion County Council offices located in Aberystwyth and Aberaeron following a hybrid work strategy, devised to compliment the benefits gained from working from home while delivering some face to face services more efficiently.
Young person celebrates kickstart job and overcomes several obstacles
22 year old Lee from rural Ceredigion found it challenging to secure permanent employment.
New signs in Public Space Protection zones
New signs have been placed in three town centres in Ceredigion to help play a positive part in improving experiences of residents and visitors alike.
Ceredigion Cabinet Members ‘ready to get to work’
Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Members, the Deputy Leader, and members of the Council’s committees have been elected today during a meeting of the Full Council.
Residents and their families will be supported as nursing home closes
Ceredigion County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board regrettably confirm that we have received confirmation from the Company Director that Abermad Nursing Home in Llanfarian, Aberystwyth is to close.
New Leader elected for Ceredigion County Council
It was confirmed today, during the first meeting of the new Council, that Councillor Bryan Davies from Plaid Cymru group will be the new Leader for Ceredigion County Council.
Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Consultation 2022-2027
Ceredigion County Council, like other Local Authorities must undertake a Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) every 5 years to ensure that the needs of parents, where reasonably practical, are heard in terms of childcare provision within the county.
Dyffryn Cledlyn wins Gold Standard of the Welsh Language Charter
There is great celebration at Ysgol Gynradd Dyffryn Cledlyn as they achieve the Gold Standard of the Welsh Language Charter.
Exciting new facilities at Ceredigion playgrounds
Climbing frames, swings, slides, benches and more are being installed at a number of community playgrounds across Ceredigion, as well as some well needed care and repair of existing equipment.
Let’s Celebrate Ceredigion Fostering Communities
From foster carers who have shown dedication over many years to those just starting their fostering journey to help give children a better future, Foster Wales wants to celebrate the commitment that foster carers have made to children’s lives in Ceredigion during this year’s ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ between 9-22 May.
Voluntary recall of a selection of Kinder products due to possible presence of Salmonella
Ceredigion County Council Public Protection service would like to raise awareness amongst local food retailers concerning the recent recall of various Kinder products.
Theatr Felinfach Celebrating 50 years!
There’s big excitement at Theatr Felinfach this year as the theatre celebrates its 50th Birthday in May. Celebrations will continue throughout the year with a variety of activities and events.
Success for Ceredigion school rugby teams at Principality Stadium
Recently, some Ceredigion school rugby teams have been competing at a national level at the Road to Principality event held at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.
Ceredigion County Council and Keep Wales Tidy join forces to tackle roadside litter
Ceredigion County Council is urging drivers to keep their conscience and our roadsides clear as part of a new national campaign by Keep Wales Tidy.
A kickstart to employment through Communities for Work+
The Kickstart Scheme by Communities for Work+ has helped a local young man secure his first full-time job.
More plants for pollinators with the Boom in Bloom project
This spring, a diverse ecological area to attract bees and other pollinators has been created at Cefn Llan Cemetery, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth. Ceredigion County Council’s Grounds Maintenance Team have been busy planting different plants as part of a Boom in Bloom project.
Anna’s story - how a Personal Assistant can change not just an individual’s life, but the life of their family too.
Philip is Anna’s son. He has diagnoses of autism, global developmental delay and Crohn’s disease. Anna has been Philip’s full-time carer for 20 years and now would like the chance to give focus on her own personal development with the aspiration of becoming a nurse after securing a place to study at Aberystwyth University from September.
Business regeneration and entrepreneurial support
A series of events will take place during May in six rural towns in Ceredigion to provide business regeneration and entrepreneurial support.
Bulky household and garden waste services to resume
Ceredigion County Council will be restarting its bulky household and garden waste collection services soon.
Museum awarded development funding for exciting new project
Ceredigion Museum is delighted to have been awarded £115,894 development funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the following project: Perthyn 'belonging to/possessing': An exploration of how collections can create community in Ceredigion.
Council provides period products to local communities
Ceredigion County Council in partnership with local community groups and organisations, and through funding from Welsh Government’s Period Dignity Scheme, are ensuring that people have access to period products in the community.
Aberaeron are the National Cwis Dim Clem Champions
On Monday 28 March, Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron were victorious in the Cwis Dim Clem 2022 national final – beating schools from across Wales with a very high score of 98%.
Council offers virtual summer school for Ceredigion pupils
Ceredigion County Council is offering the opportunity for Ceredigion school pupils in years 11,12 & 13 to apply to join a 3 day virtual Summer School programme.
Lampeter Story Hunt
During the Easter holidays (9/4/22-25/4/22) Ceredigion Library, Cered Menter Iaith Ceredigion and Cardi Iaith will be holding an exciting Story Hunt around Lampeter.