New Leader elected for Ceredigion County Council

New Leader elected for Ceredigion County Council

13/05/2022

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

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Consultation 2022-2027

12/05/2022

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

Dyffryn Cledlyn wins Gold Standard of the Welsh Language Charter

12/05/2022

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

Exciting new facilities at Ceredigion playgrounds

09/05/2022

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

Let’s Celebrate Ceredigion Fostering Communities

09/05/2022

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

Voluntary recall of a selection of Kinder products due to possible presence of Salmonella

03/05/2022

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!

Theatr Felinfach Celebrating 50 years!

29/04/2022

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

Success for Ceredigion school rugby teams at Principality Stadium

29/04/2022

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 and Keep Wales Tidy join forces to tackle roadside litter

28/04/2022

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+

A kickstart to employment through Communities for Work+

28/04/2022

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

More plants for pollinators with the Boom in Bloom project

26/04/2022

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.

Anna’s story - how a Personal Assistant can change not just an individual’s life, but the life of their family too.

26/04/2022

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

Business regeneration and entrepreneurial support

20/04/2022

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

Bulky household and garden waste services to resume

19/04/2022

Ceredigion County Council will be restarting its bulky household and garden waste collection services soon.


Museum awarded development funding for exciting new project

Museum awarded development funding for exciting new project

11/04/2022

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

Council provides period products to local communities

07/04/2022

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

Aberaeron are the National Cwis Dim Clem Champions

06/04/2022

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

Council offers virtual summer school for Ceredigion pupils

05/04/2022

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

Lampeter Story Hunt

05/04/2022

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.


Local young people create colourful mural at Pen-y-Bont underpass, Penparcau

Local young people create colourful mural at Pen-y-Bont underpass, Penparcau

01/04/2022

Following the launch of a recent design competition calling on children and young people to share their ideas for the space, a colourful mural was created on 24 March 2022 at the Pen-y-Bont underpass in Penparcau.


Children's designs come to life at Ceredigion schools

Children's designs come to life at Ceredigion schools

30/03/2022

The kindness murals designed by a group of pupils at Ysgol Bro Teifi and Ysgol Llanfarian have been completed at the school sites.


Results of a St David's Day Window Competition

Results of a St David's Day Window Competition

28/03/2022

Businesses in Tregaron, Llandysul and Cardigan celebrated St David's Day this year by taking part in Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion’s Window Decorating competition.


Cardigan storytelling

Cardigan storytelling

28/03/2022

For the first time Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion, Cardigan Library and Cardi Iaith worked together to create a Story Hunt for children in the Cardigan area.


Pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr take part in Welsh Beat Boxing Workshops with artist, Mr Phormula!

Pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr take part in Welsh Beat Boxing Workshops with artist, Mr Phormula!

28/03/2022

Funded by Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Youth Work Pilot Grant, and in partnership with Ceredigion Youth Service, over 400 pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr participated in workshops with Ed Holden aka Mr Phormula over a period of four days in March 2022.


Just two weeks left to register to vote in Local Elections

Just two weeks left to register to vote in Local Elections

25/03/2022

With only two weeks until the voter registration deadline for Local Elections in May, Ceredigion County Council urges residents to make sure they are registered in time.


Powerful short film launched to celebrate Young Carers Action Day 2022

Powerful short film launched to celebrate Young Carers Action Day 2022

23/03/2022

As part of the Young Carers Action Day which, was held on 16 March 2022, a short film was launched between Ceredigion young people and Arad Goch Theatre Company to celebrate young carer’s work.


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

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

22/03/2022

2,160 young people aged between 11 and 18 (37% of the population) across Ceredigion voted in this year’s, Make Your Mark, ballot, making Ceredigion the only Welsh Authority to reach to top 20 UK areas (based on percentage turnout).


New Board established to improve water quality in the river Teifi

New Board established to improve water quality in the river Teifi

17/03/2022

Ceredigion County Council will lead a group committed to action on river phosphates in the river Teifi.


Weekly radio show by Cered and Radio Aber

Weekly radio show by Cered and Radio Aber

15/03/2022

Over recent months, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion and Radio Aber have been working in partnership to create an innovative weekly radio show focusing on all things Welsh.


Are you interested becoming a member of the ‘Dewis’ youth panel?

Are you interested becoming a member of the ‘Dewis’ youth panel?

15/03/2022

The ‘Dewis’ Youth Panel, coordinated by Ceredigion Youth Service, is a panel of local young people who are responsible for choosing which young people and youth projects in Ceredigion receive financial support by allocating the Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary and Youth Led Grant.


Recognition given to long-standing member of Council Governance and Audit Committee

Recognition given to long-standing member of Council Governance and Audit Committee

14/03/2022

At a Governance and Audit Committee virtual meeting held on 10 March 2022, Professor Ian Roffe was given recognition for service as lay member to the Committee for almost 10 years, from 2012 until 2022.


Ceredigion Veteran Community and support for Ukraine

Ceredigion Veteran Community and support for Ukraine

14/03/2022

Residents of Ceredigion, along with the rest of the UK, are showing help and support for the people of Ukraine as the conflict with Russia continues to devastate the country.


Maes y Môr – The platform for a fresh start

Maes y Môr – The platform for a fresh start

14/03/2022

The first residents at Aberystwyth’s new extra care scheme have spoken about how it has transformed their lives, from sparking new friendships to providing the platform for a fresh start in life.


Growing Mid Wales explores hydrogen potential for the region

Growing Mid Wales explores hydrogen potential for the region

10/03/2022

An innovative feasibility study has been exploring the future hydrogen potential for Mid Wales.


Caru Ceredigion Spring Clean 2022

Caru Ceredigion Spring Clean 2022

09/03/2022

Spring is just around the corner but before the plants and vegetation on our highway verges start to grow, litter is currently more visible, and easier to access, than before. Therefore, our annual spring clean is currently underway across Ceredigion.


Leading air purifiers trialled in Ceredigion schools

Leading air purifiers trialled in Ceredigion schools

07/03/2022

Schools in Ceredigion will be piloting new air purifies that have been developed to purify the air in classrooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Council approves budget for 2022-2023

Council approves budget for 2022-2023

03/03/2022

The budget for Ceredigion County Council for the forthcoming financial year has been approved by Councillors in a Council meeting held virtually on Thursday 03 March 2022 and is set at £165.843m together with a Council tax rise of 2.5%, which is a reduction from previous proposals due to new funding announced.


Proposals welcomed to create pathway to home ownership in Ceredigion

Proposals welcomed to create pathway to home ownership in Ceredigion

03/03/2022

Proposals will be considered to introduce a Community Housing Scheme that will provide younger generations with a better pathway to home ownership in Ceredigion.


Ceredigion County Council show full support for the people of Ukraine

Ceredigion County Council show full support for the people of Ukraine

03/03/2022

During a full Council meeting held virtually on Thursday, 3 March, Councillors gave their full backing of any necessary support to help people seeking refuge from Ukraine.


Ceredigion to benefit from St David’s Day project announcement

Ceredigion to benefit from St David’s Day project announcement

01/03/2022

To mark St David’s Day, Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language announced that there will be 11 new capital projects across nine Welsh local authorities to support the growth of the Welsh Language. Ceredigion is one of the counties that will receive funding.


Eisteddfod excitement in Ceredigion

Eisteddfod excitement in Ceredigion

25/02/2022

St David's Day is an opportunity to celebrate language and culture in Ceredigion, and this year there is a special opportunity to look forward to one of Europe's largest cultural festivals which will be visiting the county in August; the National Eisteddfod.


A milestone reached for the Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2022-32

A milestone reached for the Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2022-32

24/02/2022

By September 2032, Ceredigion County Council's aspiration is that all pupils in the authority's schools will attend Welsh-medium immersion education until the age of seven. The Welsh in Education Strategic 2022-32 Plan outlines the key objectives to achieve this.


Winter Fuel Support Scheme and the Discretionary Assistance Fund – are you eligible for both?

Winter Fuel Support Scheme and the Discretionary Assistance Fund – are you eligible for both?

23/02/2022

The Winter Fuel scheme ends next Monday, 28 February. 48% of potential eligible Ceredigion households are yet to make a claim.


Ceredigion Walking Challenge

Ceredigion Walking Challenge

23/02/2022

Interested in seeing more of Ceredigion’s most beautiful scenery from wild windswept clifftops to sheltered wooded valleys? Why not take part in Ceredigion’s new Walking Challenge?


Let’s bring the streets to life

Let’s bring the streets to life

22/02/2022

Local businesses are invited to submit applications if they wish to trade outdoors in the towns of Ceredigion as we look ahead to the spring/summer season.


From Merthyr to Mykonos: a new Welsh translation of Willy Russell’s classic Shirley Valentine From Merthyr to Mykonos: a new Welsh translation of Willy Russell’s classic Shirley Valentine

From Merthyr to Mykonos: a new Welsh translation of Willy Russell’s classic Shirley Valentine From Merthyr to Mykonos: a new Welsh translation of Willy Russell’s classic Shirley Valentine

21/02/2022

March will see Theatr Felinfach’s first professional show in two years. The Consortiwm Cymraeg’s inaugural production will be a new translation of Willy Russell's hit comedy Shirley Valentine, and will be staged at Theatr Felinfach on Friday, 11 March at 7:30 pm.


Ceredigion County Council recruiting Trainee Social Workers

Ceredigion County Council recruiting Trainee Social Workers

21/02/2022

We are offering the opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’ as a Trainee Social Worker. The scheme has been established to offer a sponsorship route to becoming a Social Worker.


Portalis – exploring the earliest connection between Ireland and Wales

Portalis – exploring the earliest connection between Ireland and Wales

21/02/2022

The €1.95 million project aims to raise awareness, and support sustainable engagement, resulting in the establishment of two new experiential tourism and cultural cross-border networks.


It stops here. Ending the physical punishment of children in Ceredigion

It stops here. Ending the physical punishment of children in Ceredigion

17/02/2022

Monday, 21 March 2022, is a historic day for children in Wales as a new law comes into force meaning that all physical punishment to children will be illegal.


Council Services suspended in Ceredigion on Friday following Amber Weather Warning

Council Services suspended in Ceredigion on Friday following Amber Weather Warning

17/02/2022

In light of the Metrological Office Amber Weather Warning for Storm Eunice on Friday, and following discussions within the multi- agency Dyfed Powys Local Resilience Forum (LRF), a decision has been made by Ceredigion County Council to close the following services tomorrow in Ceredigion to protect both Council staff and residents; to restrict any unnecessary journeys for staff (excluding staff who will be dealing with the crisis):


Working together to tackle illegal dog breeding in West Wales

Working together to tackle illegal dog breeding in West Wales

17/02/2022

On 17 February 2022, the National Trading Standards Regional Investigation Team and Ceredigion County Council's Public Protection officers executed a number of search warrants as part of a campaign to tackle illegal dog breeding in West Wales working in partnership with Dyfed-Powys Police, the RSPCA and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.


The latest on Storm Eunice & Storm Franklin

The latest on Storm Eunice & Storm Franklin

16/02/2022

Information on the impact on services and weather warnings in Ceredigion


Free half term Comedy and Theatre workshops for children and young people

Free half term Comedy and Theatre workshops for children and young people

11/02/2022

Ceredigion Museum has announced its programme of half term activities, which are free for children and young people interested in theatre and comedy.


Kindness Mural designed by children and young people of Ceredigion

Kindness Mural designed by children and young people of Ceredigion

11/02/2022

In December 2021, Ceredigion’s School Service, Youth Service, CAVO with Ceredigion’s Connect to Kindness team called on young people to design a mural based on the theme of Kindness which began during National Anti-bullying in November last year.


Households in Ceredigion to receive a Notification Letter ahead of May 2022 Local Elections

Households in Ceredigion to receive a Notification Letter ahead of May 2022 Local Elections

10/02/2022

Residents in Ceredigion should expect to see a Household Notification Letter arrive at their registered address within the next few days.


Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn wins Safer Internet Day film competition 2022

Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn wins Safer Internet Day film competition 2022

09/02/2022

On Safer Internet Day 2022, the Welsh Government announced the winners of the film competition they organised as part of the celebrations.


Make your Mark Ballot 2022!

Make your Mark Ballot 2022!

07/02/2022

The Make your Mark Ballot 2022 is now open and will close on 28 February 28 2022. The Make your Mark campaign is an opportunity for 11-18 year olds across the United Kingdom to have their say by choosing which national and local topics that affect them the most in their everyday lives.


Local man secures job at Aberaeron testing facility

Local man secures job at Aberaeron testing facility

04/02/2022

Support was provided to an Aberystwyth man who was made redundant to gain new skills and venture back into the world of work.


Ceredigion Group Leaders commit to a fair and respectful election campaign

Ceredigion Group Leaders commit to a fair and respectful election campaign

04/02/2022

The four political group Leaders in Ceredigion have agreed on a fair and respectful campaigns pledge ahead of the May Local Elections.


Winter Fuel Support Scheme extended to help with fuel bills

Winter Fuel Support Scheme extended to help with fuel bills

03/02/2022

The Winter Fuel Support Scheme has recently been extended and eligible households are reminded to apply for support towards paying winter fuel bills.


Safe parking and traffic flow arrangements trialled in Ceredigion towns

Safe parking and traffic flow arrangements trialled in Ceredigion towns

02/02/2022

Measures are being trialled in Ceredigion to create safer, inviting towns and to improve traffic flow in those coastal areas.


New appeal for accommodation as preparations continue to welcome Afghan families to Ceredigion

New appeal for accommodation as preparations continue to welcome Afghan families to Ceredigion

02/02/2022

Do you currently have an empty self-contained property in Ceredigion? We are looking for accommodation for an Afghan family who supported British involvement prior to the withdrawal of forces. Many Afghans are still waiting in ‘bridging accommodation’ until a more permanent home can be found for them.


Launching Ceredigion's podcast channel

Launching Ceredigion's podcast channel

01/02/2022

Ceredigion’s Language Charter’s latest project was to provide a workshop on how to create a podcast for Ceredigion schools under the care of Marc Griffiths of Stiwdiobox.


Ceredigion libraries to resume public use of computers

Ceredigion libraries to resume public use of computers

31/01/2022

Ceredigion County Council was forced to restrict access to public computers at libraries, in order to minimise transmission of coronavirus in our communities.


Proposed police precept to be scrutinised by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Panel

Proposed police precept to be scrutinised by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Panel

27/01/2022

The proposed precept for Dyfed Powys Police will be put under scrutiny at the first meeting of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel in 2022.


Winter Fuel Support Scheme to help with increased fuel bills

Winter Fuel Support Scheme to help with increased fuel bills

26/01/2022

Eligible households are reminded to apply to the Winter Fuel Support Scheme for support towards paying winter fuel bills.


Council leisure facilities to re-open

Council leisure facilities to re-open

26/01/2022

All council operated leisure facilities, which are Aberaeron Leisure Centre, Cardigan Leisure Centre, Lampeter Leisure Centre, Lampeter Swimming Pool, Penglais Sports hall and Plascrug Leisure Centre, will re-open on Monday 31 January 2022.


First meeting for Mid Wales Corporate Joint Committee

First meeting for Mid Wales Corporate Joint Committee

26/01/2022

A new committee to strengthen regional working across mid Wales has held its inaugural meeting.


Ceredigion Museum’s new exhibition casts a hopeful eye to the future

Ceredigion Museum’s new exhibition casts a hopeful eye to the future

26/01/2022

Ceredigion Museum will open a new exhibition on 29 January 2022 entitled ‘Moving On, Looking Forward’.


Celebrating the Urdd’s 100th birthday

Celebrating the Urdd’s 100th birthday

25/01/2022

As part of the Urdd’s 100th anniversary celebrations today, Ceredigion County Council’s buildings will be lit red, white and green after dark to mark the occasion.


Ceredigion County Council to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Ceredigion County Council to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

24/01/2022

Holocaust Memorial Day is held annually on 27 January to coincide with the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp.


Competition to design art mural for a Penparcau Bridge

Competition to design art mural for a Penparcau Bridge

21/01/2022

Are you aged between 9 and 25 and have some creative ideas on how to give a fresh new look to the Pen-y-Bont Bridge Underpass in Penaprcau?


‘Ar Gered’ walking tour in and around Tre’r Ddôl

‘Ar Gered’ walking tour in and around Tre’r Ddôl

21/01/2022

Have you walked to Bedd Taliesin? That’s what 22 energetic ramblers did on Saturday 15 January 2022 as Cered held the first in its ‘Ar Gered’ series of Welsh medium guided walks in the hills above Aberystwyth that are commonly known as Y Topie.


Why not stand up for what matters to you and become a local Councillor?

Why not stand up for what matters to you and become a local Councillor?

21/01/2022

The Local Government Elections will take place on 5 May 2022. The Elections will be for County Councillors and Town or Community Councillors.


Financial support for businesses impacted by coronavirus restrictions

Financial support for businesses impacted by coronavirus restrictions

20/01/2022

Financial support is available for retail, hospitality, leisure, tourism, freelancers in the creative sector and supply chain businesses in Ceredigion who have been impacted by the latest coronavirus restrictions.


Young People partner up with Arad Goch to create powerful short film on what it means to be a Young Carer

Young People partner up with Arad Goch to create powerful short film on what it means to be a Young Carer

14/01/2022

Between September and November 2021, young people from Ceredigion Young Carers Service created a new project in partnership with Arad Goch, Ceredigion Youth Service, Action for Children and Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit. The young people alongside these organisations worked together to create a short film in a bid to educate and raise awareness of what it means to be a Young Carer.


Mid Wales Growth Deal reaches an important development milestone

Mid Wales Growth Deal reaches an important development milestone

13/01/2022

Today, saw the signing of the Final Deal Agreement of the Mid Wales Growth Deal by the Welsh Government, UK Government and the region’s local authorities, Ceredigion County Council and Powys County Council.


New Corporate Director joins Team Ceredigion

New Corporate Director joins Team Ceredigion

12/01/2022

On Monday 10 January, James Starbuck joined Ceredigion County Council as Corporate Director.


Better services for people needing care

Better services for people needing care

12/01/2022

People needing care are receiving better services because of a pilot programme that changed the way health and social care staff in west Wales are trained.


A review to be held on the post-16 education provision in Ceredigion

A review to be held on the post-16 education provision in Ceredigion

11/01/2022

A review will be held in the near future to gather information and facts about the post-16 education provision in Ceredigion.


Update on the re-opening of the Council's leisure facilities

Update on the re-opening of the Council's leisure facilities

06/01/2022

Due to the significant increase in the number coronavirus cases in Ceredigion over the Christmas period, the re-opening of Council operated leisure facilities has been postponed.


EUSS: citizens reminded to switch from pre-settled to settled status when eligible

EUSS: citizens reminded to switch from pre-settled to settled status when eligible

06/01/2022

European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss citizens living in Ceredigion are reminded that support is available to switch from pre-settled to settled status in the UK.


Ceredigion schools to fully reopen on 10 January 2022

Ceredigion schools to fully reopen on 10 January 2022

04/01/2022

Ceredigion schools will aim to re-open for face to face learning for all pupils on Monday, 10 January 2022.