It was confirmed today, during the first meeting of the new Council, that Councillor Bryan Davies from Plaid Cymru group will be the new Leader for Ceredigion County Council.
Ceredigion County Council, like other Local Authorities must undertake a Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) every 5 years to ensure that the needs of parents, where reasonably practical, are heard in terms of childcare provision within the county.
There is great celebration at Ysgol Gynradd Dyffryn Cledlyn as they achieve the Gold Standard of the Welsh Language Charter.
Climbing frames, swings, slides, benches and more are being installed at a number of community playgrounds across Ceredigion, as well as some well needed care and repair of existing equipment.
From foster carers who have shown dedication over many years to those just starting their fostering journey to help give children a better future, Foster Wales wants to celebrate the commitment that foster carers have made to children’s lives in Ceredigion during this year’s ‘Foster Care Fortnight’ between 9-22 May.
Ceredigion County Council Public Protection service would like to raise awareness amongst local food retailers concerning the recent recall of various Kinder products.
There’s big excitement at Theatr Felinfach this year as the theatre celebrates its 50th Birthday in May. Celebrations will continue throughout the year with a variety of activities and events.
Recently, some Ceredigion school rugby teams have been competing at a national level at the Road to Principality event held at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.
Ceredigion County Council is urging drivers to keep their conscience and our roadsides clear as part of a new national campaign by Keep Wales Tidy.
This spring, a diverse ecological area to attract bees and other pollinators has been created at Cefn Llan Cemetery, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth. Ceredigion County Council’s Grounds Maintenance Team have been busy planting different plants as part of a Boom in Bloom project.
Anna’s story - how a Personal Assistant can change not just an individual’s life, but the life of their family too.
Philip is Anna’s son. He has diagnoses of autism, global developmental delay and Crohn’s disease. Anna has been Philip’s full-time carer for 20 years and now would like the chance to give focus on her own personal development with the aspiration of becoming a nurse after securing a place to study at Aberystwyth University from September.
A series of events will take place during May in six rural towns in Ceredigion to provide business regeneration and entrepreneurial support.
Ceredigion Museum is delighted to have been awarded £115,894 development funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the following project: Perthyn 'belonging to/possessing': An exploration of how collections can create community in Ceredigion.
Ceredigion County Council in partnership with local community groups and organisations, and through funding from Welsh Government’s Period Dignity Scheme, are ensuring that people have access to period products in the community.
On Monday 28 March, Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron were victorious in the Cwis Dim Clem 2022 national final – beating schools from across Wales with a very high score of 98%.
Ceredigion County Council is offering the opportunity for Ceredigion school pupils in years 11,12 & 13 to apply to join a 3 day virtual Summer School programme.
Following the launch of a recent design competition calling on children and young people to share their ideas for the space, a colourful mural was created on 24 March 2022 at the Pen-y-Bont underpass in Penparcau.
Businesses in Tregaron, Llandysul and Cardigan celebrated St David's Day this year by taking part in Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion’s Window Decorating competition.
Funded by Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Youth Work Pilot Grant, and in partnership with Ceredigion Youth Service, over 400 pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr participated in workshops with Ed Holden aka Mr Phormula over a period of four days in March 2022.
With only two weeks until the voter registration deadline for Local Elections in May, Ceredigion County Council urges residents to make sure they are registered in time.
As part of the Young Carers Action Day which, was held on 16 March 2022, a short film was launched between Ceredigion young people and Arad Goch Theatre Company to celebrate young carer’s work.
2,160 young people aged between 11 and 18 (37% of the population) across Ceredigion voted in this year’s, Make Your Mark, ballot, making Ceredigion the only Welsh Authority to reach to top 20 UK areas (based on percentage turnout).
Over recent months, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion and Radio Aber have been working in partnership to create an innovative weekly radio show focusing on all things Welsh.
The ‘Dewis’ Youth Panel, coordinated by Ceredigion Youth Service, is a panel of local young people who are responsible for choosing which young people and youth projects in Ceredigion receive financial support by allocating the Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary and Youth Led Grant.
At a Governance and Audit Committee virtual meeting held on 10 March 2022, Professor Ian Roffe was given recognition for service as lay member to the Committee for almost 10 years, from 2012 until 2022.
Residents of Ceredigion, along with the rest of the UK, are showing help and support for the people of Ukraine as the conflict with Russia continues to devastate the country.
The first residents at Aberystwyth’s new extra care scheme have spoken about how it has transformed their lives, from sparking new friendships to providing the platform for a fresh start in life.
Spring is just around the corner but before the plants and vegetation on our highway verges start to grow, litter is currently more visible, and easier to access, than before. Therefore, our annual spring clean is currently underway across Ceredigion.
Schools in Ceredigion will be piloting new air purifies that have been developed to purify the air in classrooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The budget for Ceredigion County Council for the forthcoming financial year has been approved by Councillors in a Council meeting held virtually on Thursday 03 March 2022 and is set at £165.843m together with a Council tax rise of 2.5%, which is a reduction from previous proposals due to new funding announced.
Proposals will be considered to introduce a Community Housing Scheme that will provide younger generations with a better pathway to home ownership in Ceredigion.
During a full Council meeting held virtually on Thursday, 3 March, Councillors gave their full backing of any necessary support to help people seeking refuge from Ukraine.
To mark St David’s Day, Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language announced that there will be 11 new capital projects across nine Welsh local authorities to support the growth of the Welsh Language. Ceredigion is one of the counties that will receive funding.
St David's Day is an opportunity to celebrate language and culture in Ceredigion, and this year there is a special opportunity to look forward to one of Europe's largest cultural festivals which will be visiting the county in August; the National Eisteddfod.
By September 2032, Ceredigion County Council's aspiration is that all pupils in the authority's schools will attend Welsh-medium immersion education until the age of seven. The Welsh in Education Strategic 2022-32 Plan outlines the key objectives to achieve this.
The Winter Fuel scheme ends next Monday, 28 February. 48% of potential eligible Ceredigion households are yet to make a claim.
Interested in seeing more of Ceredigion’s most beautiful scenery from wild windswept clifftops to sheltered wooded valleys? Why not take part in Ceredigion’s new Walking Challenge?
From Merthyr to Mykonos: a new Welsh translation of Willy Russell’s classic Shirley Valentine From Merthyr to Mykonos: a new Welsh translation of Willy Russell’s classic Shirley Valentine
March will see Theatr Felinfach’s first professional show in two years. The Consortiwm Cymraeg’s inaugural production will be a new translation of Willy Russell's hit comedy Shirley Valentine, and will be staged at Theatr Felinfach on Friday, 11 March at 7:30 pm.
We are offering the opportunity to ‘earn as you learn’ as a Trainee Social Worker. The scheme has been established to offer a sponsorship route to becoming a Social Worker.
The €1.95 million project aims to raise awareness, and support sustainable engagement, resulting in the establishment of two new experiential tourism and cultural cross-border networks.
Monday, 21 March 2022, is a historic day for children in Wales as a new law comes into force meaning that all physical punishment to children will be illegal.
In light of the Metrological Office Amber Weather Warning for Storm Eunice on Friday, and following discussions within the multi- agency Dyfed Powys Local Resilience Forum (LRF), a decision has been made by Ceredigion County Council to close the following services tomorrow in Ceredigion to protect both Council staff and residents; to restrict any unnecessary journeys for staff (excluding staff who will be dealing with the crisis):
On 17 February 2022, the National Trading Standards Regional Investigation Team and Ceredigion County Council's Public Protection officers executed a number of search warrants as part of a campaign to tackle illegal dog breeding in West Wales working in partnership with Dyfed-Powys Police, the RSPCA and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
Ceredigion Museum has announced its programme of half term activities, which are free for children and young people interested in theatre and comedy.
In December 2021, Ceredigion’s School Service, Youth Service, CAVO with Ceredigion’s Connect to Kindness team called on young people to design a mural based on the theme of Kindness which began during National Anti-bullying in November last year.
Residents in Ceredigion should expect to see a Household Notification Letter arrive at their registered address within the next few days.
On Safer Internet Day 2022, the Welsh Government announced the winners of the film competition they organised as part of the celebrations.
The Make your Mark Ballot 2022 is now open and will close on 28 February 28 2022. The Make your Mark campaign is an opportunity for 11-18 year olds across the United Kingdom to have their say by choosing which national and local topics that affect them the most in their everyday lives.
The four political group Leaders in Ceredigion have agreed on a fair and respectful campaigns pledge ahead of the May Local Elections.
The Winter Fuel Support Scheme has recently been extended and eligible households are reminded to apply for support towards paying winter fuel bills.
Measures are being trialled in Ceredigion to create safer, inviting towns and to improve traffic flow in those coastal areas.
Do you currently have an empty self-contained property in Ceredigion? We are looking for accommodation for an Afghan family who supported British involvement prior to the withdrawal of forces. Many Afghans are still waiting in ‘bridging accommodation’ until a more permanent home can be found for them.
Ceredigion’s Language Charter’s latest project was to provide a workshop on how to create a podcast for Ceredigion schools under the care of Marc Griffiths of Stiwdiobox.
Ceredigion County Council was forced to restrict access to public computers at libraries, in order to minimise transmission of coronavirus in our communities.
The proposed precept for Dyfed Powys Police will be put under scrutiny at the first meeting of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel in 2022.
All council operated leisure facilities, which are Aberaeron Leisure Centre, Cardigan Leisure Centre, Lampeter Leisure Centre, Lampeter Swimming Pool, Penglais Sports hall and Plascrug Leisure Centre, will re-open on Monday 31 January 2022.
As part of the Urdd’s 100th anniversary celebrations today, Ceredigion County Council’s buildings will be lit red, white and green after dark to mark the occasion.
Holocaust Memorial Day is held annually on 27 January to coincide with the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp.
Are you aged between 9 and 25 and have some creative ideas on how to give a fresh new look to the Pen-y-Bont Bridge Underpass in Penaprcau?
Have you walked to Bedd Taliesin? That’s what 22 energetic ramblers did on Saturday 15 January 2022 as Cered held the first in its ‘Ar Gered’ series of Welsh medium guided walks in the hills above Aberystwyth that are commonly known as Y Topie.
The Local Government Elections will take place on 5 May 2022. The Elections will be for County Councillors and Town or Community Councillors.
Financial support is available for retail, hospitality, leisure, tourism, freelancers in the creative sector and supply chain businesses in Ceredigion who have been impacted by the latest coronavirus restrictions.
Young People partner up with Arad Goch to create powerful short film on what it means to be a Young Carer
Between September and November 2021, young people from Ceredigion Young Carers Service created a new project in partnership with Arad Goch, Ceredigion Youth Service, Action for Children and Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit. The young people alongside these organisations worked together to create a short film in a bid to educate and raise awareness of what it means to be a Young Carer.
Today, saw the signing of the Final Deal Agreement of the Mid Wales Growth Deal by the Welsh Government, UK Government and the region’s local authorities, Ceredigion County Council and Powys County Council.
People needing care are receiving better services because of a pilot programme that changed the way health and social care staff in west Wales are trained.
A review will be held in the near future to gather information and facts about the post-16 education provision in Ceredigion.
Due to the significant increase in the number coronavirus cases in Ceredigion over the Christmas period, the re-opening of Council operated leisure facilities has been postponed.
European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss citizens living in Ceredigion are reminded that support is available to switch from pre-settled to settled status in the UK.