The Friends of Ceredigion Museum are seeking support to keep a nationally important hoard of Bronze Age metalwork in Ceredigion. The exciting find of over fifty bronze tools, weapons and body ornaments was made by metal detectorists Craig Hearne and Kieran Slade in Llangeitho in 2020.
On 17 November 2023, Ceredigion’s Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP), Aled Lewis represented the county in the annual UK Youth Parliament live debate in the House of Commons, London. The debate was chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle.
It’s 10 years since Wales led the way as the first country in the UK to make the display of food hygiene ratings a legal requirement. Since November 2013, businesses in Wales have been required by law to display their food hygiene rating sticker in a prominent place – such as the front door, entrance or window.
Christmas is upon us, and the nights are getting darker, the leaves are falling off the trees and the big coat is out of the cupboard! But, at Theatr Felinfach this December it’s an opportunity to sit back and enjoy the magic of the Welsh Christmas Pantomime this year with plenty of laughter, music and silliness.
An online scheme providing people with training and knowledge about the special qualities of areas in Wales is urging more people to get involved and become an Ambassador during the inaugural Wales Ambassador Week from 20-26 November.
Councillor Shelley Childs has been elected for the Aberystwyth Penparcau County Council electoral ward during the by-election held on Thursday, 16 November 2023.
Christmas shopping in Ceredigion will be given a boost again this year with free all-day car parking on three Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas.
‘2023 has seen good progress of the Mid Wales Growth Deal and it is now nearing the delivery phase’ is the update shared between UK and Welsh Government ministers and Powys and Ceredigion County Council Leaders at a virtual meeting held on 09th November.
The winners of this year's Mudiad Meithrin Wales early years settings were announced at an awards ceremony held on Saturday 14 October.
Ceredigion and Powys Councils are aware of and are monitoring the situation with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).
On Saturday 21 October 2023, a group of Ceredigion’s Fostering Families gathered at Canolfan Steffan Community Support Base in Lampeter to take part in a pottery painting activity with Pot-Sian.
Safeguarding our rural communities is the theme of a wide-ranging programme taking place across Mid and West Wales for National Safeguarding Week, starting on Monday, 13 November.
In 2021, Ceredigion County Council and its local partners secured funding totalling £2,830,546 for community projects through the Community Renewal Fund (CRF) provided by the UK Government.
Ceredigion has a new Housing Strategy for 2023-2028. The Strategy, ‘Housing for All’ was approved during a full Council meeting held on 26 October 2023.
An event was recently held to launch a new toolkit for education staff to help raise awareness of extremist radicalisation in the Dyfed-Powys region.
Families and residents of Hafan y Waun Care Home can rest assured that high quality services will continue following the official transfer of the home’s ownership to Ceredigion County Council.
Official opening of Lampeter Wellbeing Centre by Lynne Neagle MS, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Wellbeing Centre in Lampeter, the first of its kind in the county, was officially opened this week by Lynne Neagle, MS, Deputy Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
New settlers in Ceredigion are now able to access a free information service in their language of choice, following the launch of the 220 Soft Platform at all Ceredigion libraries.
Ceredigion County Council has been awarded Special Commendation in the National Council or Local Authority of the Year category at the National Energy Efficiency Awards Ceremony held in Birmingham on 29 September 2023.
This National Adoption Week, 16-22 October 2023, the National Adoption Service for Wales (NAS) is continuing its mission to get more people to consider adoption, as sibling groups, children with additional needs, and older children across Wales still wait to find their ‘forever home’.
*Cancelled: Players and fans will show their support to Hate Crime Awareness Week during a football match held in Aberystwyth on Friday 20 October 2023.
The Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) that address alcohol related anti-social behaviour have been extended in three town centres in Ceredigion.
Growing Mid Wales, a regional partnership and engagement arrangement between the private and public sectors, and with UK and Welsh Government, has unlocked the first allocation of funding from both governments as part of the Mid Wales Growth Deal agreement.
On 18th September, at a regional partnership meeting aimed at promoting and representing the region’s priorities for economic development, the renewed vision for economic growth in Mid Wales was discussed. The Growing Mid Wales Partnership reviewed key milestones to date and considered where the regional approach to economic development needed to be adapted further to reflect a number of challenges.
A new funding opportunity has launched for individuals, businesses and communities in delivering sustainable yet innovative solutions to address some of the economic, social and environmental challenges facing rural areas in Ceredigion.
The UK Government’s Community Ownership Fund has awarded £4 million to 18 projects in Wales in their latest round of applications, with one organisation in particular from Ceredigion receiving £300,000 from the Fund.
In the middle of all the Owain Glyndwr Day celebrations at Ffair Elen in Llandysul on Saturday 16 September, Theatr Fach Llandysul performed for the very first time.
The Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership (RSP) is interested in what you have to say about the challenges you face as a business and is currently running a short, 5-minute survey to find out more about these challenges, especially around the recruitment of skills, now and in the future.
30 Ceredigion pupils took part in the Welsh Local Government Association's (WLGA) Food and Fun Scheme at Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos this summer.
As the world comes together to honour and appreciate our older population, Ceredigion is gearing up for a remarkable celebration of Older Persons Day 2023. With the aim of fostering inclusivity, support, and a sense of community among individuals aged 50 and over, this event promises to be a memorable gathering.
From Monday 2nd of October, projects operating in the Local Authority areas of Ceredigion and Powys can apply for funding for the Multiply programme. Mid Wales has a budget of £5 million for Multiply projects up to December 2024.
A Welsh Coffee Morning has been set up in the Coracle Hall in Llechryd to give an opportunity for Welsh learners to practise and socialise in Welsh.
A Ceredigion farmer who ignored requirements to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis and who also obstructed authorised officers has been fined a total of £9,000 after pleading guilty to charges bought under Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) Regulations.
A new project by Menter a Busnes will give 24 aspiring Ceredigion entrepreneurs an opportunity to gain valuable insight and to learn from the very best entrepreneurs at home, and abroad.
A consultation has launched asking for your views on what level of council tax premiums should be charged on long-term empty properties and second homes in Ceredigion.
On Monday 11 September 2023, Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2022-2024, Joseph Coelho, visited Lampeter Library as part of his nationwide ‘Library Marathon’ mission to join a library in every local authority in the UK.
The change to a national default 20mph speed limit on restricted/street-lit roads across Wales, introduced by Welsh Government, will come into effect on Sunday 17 September 2023.
Ceredigion County Council is committed to being one the best-connected rural counties in the UK, with the aim to improve all types of fixed and mobile connectivity in order to support business growth, the economy, residents’ quality of life, tourism, and the environment. Currently, there are several projects being carried out in order to achieve this through various schemes and funding options; one of these is Openreach’s bid to bring ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband to local homes and businesses in Tregaron.
It’s been another great summer in Ceredigion, with local people and visitors alike enjoying everything that the county has to offer. One of Ceredigion’s best assets is the local environment which is very much valued and respected by most.
As the summer draws to a close here’s an opportunity for you to take a glimpse of Theatr Felinfach’s programme for the next few months. Although the days will shorten, culture and imagination will continue.
Ceredigion County Council and Powys County Councils continue to collaborate with partners in Mid Wales on a range of strategic matters that help to transform and grow the regional economy. From delivering the Mid Wales Growth Deal and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and leading on the Skills agenda, the work of Growing Mid Wales continues to grow from strength to strength.
Youth Work Week in Wales took place between 23 and 30 June 2023 this year. It was an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the impact and diversity of Youth Work across Wales.
The Council has no immediate concerns that RAAC, or reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete, has been used to construct school buildings in Ceredigion. However, to reassure parents/guardians, the Council will be conducting further detailed assessments on schools which were built or extended between the 1950/60s and 1990 to fully clarify the situation. We will not be conducting assessments on schools built before 1950, nor new schools. The health and safety of learners, teachers, staff, parents/guardians and carers is a priority for us as a county. Therefore, in line with other Local Authorities in Wales, we will be working closely with Welsh Government over the coming weeks to fully evaluate the situation in Ceredigion.
Cara Jones, a Youth Worker from Ceredigion was selected to represent Wales in the 31st International Leadership Programme for Rural Youth Work in Herrsching, Germany. Cara travelled to Germany in August 2023 and spent a fortnight with 77 other Youth Workers and Leaders from 46 countries at the House of Bavarian Agriculture, the educational institution of the Bavarian Farmers' Association, in Herrsching on Lake Ammersee.
Would you like to take the best autumnal photos for your Instagram? Or would you like to learn the Welsh names for all the trees in the forest? If so, how about joining the crew from your local Menter Iaith and go ‘Ar Gered’?
The scheme which provides free school meals for children in Ceredigion has been extended to include Year 5 and 6 pupils from September 2023 onwards.
Residents and interested parties in Ceredigion are being asked for their views on the Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan and Llanbadarn Fawr conservation areas.
Officers from Dyfed-Powys Police have made eight arrests following a number of warrants in Ceredigion and the West Midlands area.
A follow up report into a review of Ceredigion’s planning service by Audit Wales has found the Council is making swift progress in delivering improvements to the service.
As Welsh Government moves ahead with plans to remove profit from the care of looked-after children, Foster Wales Ceredigion highlights the benefits of fostering with a local authority.
A new cross-border visitor experience exploring the life of our earliest settlers has opened at Ceredigion Museum. The free and accessible resource explores evidence of life dating back to the Mesolithic period.
From 17 September 2023, the default 20mph speed limit will come into force on roads where people live, work and play in Ceredigion, and across Wales.
To end a successful year for Ceredigion Music Service, school pupils from the music service recently participated in two special Prom Concerts.
Ceredigion County Council has successfully obtained funding from the Welsh Government to proceed with the construction of the Aberaeron Coastal Defence Scheme.
A Rogue Trader, described by his victims as a thief, a liar and a conman has been jailed for 32 months following a successful prosecution brought by Carmarthenshire Trading Standards.
At an Ethics and Standards Committee meeting held on 05 June 2023, Caroline White was given recognition for 10 years of service to the Committee.
Ceredigion Youth Council held a successful question and answer session in the Council Chamber on 14 July 2023. This is the sixth year for the Youth Council to organise such an event.
A rogue trader has received a community order after pleading guilty to defrauding a vulnerable consumer in mid Ceredigion out of £4,600.
On Monday, 24th of July at the Royal Welsh Show, Growing Mid Wales partners attended a reception to reflect on the progress that has been achieved to date and to look ahead at the next stages of development across all the region’s work.
Councillor David Raymond Evans has been elected for the Llanfarian County Council electoral ward during the by-election held on Thursday, 20 July 2023.
Pupils at St Padarn’s primary school visited Ceredigion Museum recently to take part in a thought-provoking project; Perthyn (belonging to/possessing).
Owen Harrison had been out of work for over a year when he met Catrin, Communities For Work+ (CFW+) Employer Liaison Officer at a Job fayre in Lampeter.
The New Quay community are invited to put forward expressions of interest to develop the site of the Old Library and Reading Room for educational purposes.
An official opening was held on 07 July 2023 of Eos Integrated Children Centre, which is located at Llwyn yr Eos School in Penparcau Aberystwyth, and also Cylch Meithrin Llanarth.
During July and August Ceredigion County Council will be running a public consultation on its overall performance and progress in delivering its Corporate Well-being Objectives.
Following the success of the Youth Talwrn y Beirdd (poetry competition) which was held for the first time between Ceredigion schools at the 2022 National Eisteddfod, the event will be returning again this year to celebrate the creative talents of the county’s pupils.
A Care Home in Aberystwyth will be transferred to Ceredigion County Council’s ownership by September 2023, which will maintain the high quality services provided there for residents and their families.
Responses to the consultation on how to spend the money from the sale of the Old County School in Tregaron was considered by the Charity Trustee Committee at its meeting held on Thursday, 29 June 2023.
Youth Work Week in Wales will take place between 23 and 30 June 2023. It is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the impact and diversity of Youth Work across Wales.
Some of Ceredigion's inspiring projects and volunteers have received praise at an awards ceremony in Lampeter recently.
Porth Cymorth Cynnar are proud to announce that Rebecca Baker has won this year’s very strong category of ‘Exceptional Commitment and Dedication Demonstrated to the Safeguarding of Children’ at the Regional Safeguarding Board awards.
On 13 June 2023, Aled Lewis, a Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron pupil who represents Ceredigion in the UK Youth Parliament as Ceredigion’s Member of Youth Parliament, and Ifan Meredith, a pupil at Ysgol Bro Pedr and Chair of Ceredigion Youth Council, travelled to London to meet Ceredigion MP, Ben Lake.
Carers Week is a national campaign that happens yearly to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. This year, Carers Week took place between 5th and 11th June.
Nine projects that will help revitalise town centres in mid Wales have received a boost thanks to Welsh Government funding, it has been announced.
The Welsh Language Standards Report for 2022-2023 has been published following approval at a Cabinet meeting held on 06 June 2023.
The recent Urdd Eisteddfod week was a particularly successful one for the children and young people of Ceredigion this year as the county claimed the award for the highest marks across all the Eisteddfod competitions.
Following an outbreak of a fire at Penglais Nature Reserve, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MWWFRS) requested Ceredigion County Council to invoke procedures to open a Temporary Rest Centre for those displaced by the Fire at Penglais Nature Reserve.
A young man who came to the UK as a refugee from Ukraine has found a stable home and job in Aberystwyth after receiving support by Ceredigion’s Communities for Work+ team, which is funded by Welsh Government.
From 30 May 2023, Hywel Dda University Health Board patients will be able to receive outpatient physiotherapy clinics on the ground floor of the Canolfan Rheidol building in Aberystwyth.
By awarding a new agreement that will ensure the continuation of the Llwyddo’n Lleol project, the ARFOR programme has reinforced its commitment to creating economic opportunities for young people and young families within Welsh language strongholds.
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.
A regional survey has been launched by public sector partners to seek views from people across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Powys about the experiences they, and others may have, when accessing a range of public services from housing to health.
The West Wales Regional Partnership Board has published a 5-year regional dementia strategy, which has been developed through engaging with people that are living with dementia, carers, and health & social care staff across the region.
Councillor Maldwyn Lewis has been elected as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for 2023-2024 during an Annual General Meeting held on Friday 19 May 2023.
Ceredigion Museum are hosting a series of free workshops to the Public, available from 12 May, to explore the first connection between Ireland and Wales and to tell the story of Mesolithic life in Cardigan Bay.
Have you seen ‘Hapus i Siarad’ stickers around Cardigan? Perhaps you will see more of them in the near future as Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion announce that they will re-launch the popular scheme in order to promote the use of the Welsh Language at town centre businesses.
Additional Electric Vehicle (EV) charge-point locations are being installed across the county for use by residents and visitors to Ceredigion.
The Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel will be seeking answers to a number of questions put forward to the Police and Crime Commissioner during the Panel’s next meeting at County Hall, Carmarthen, at 10.30am on Friday, 19 May.
Over 90 School of Education students from Aberystwyth University joined Council staff for a ‘Find your Future’ day held at the University on 26 April 2023.
Ceredigion County Council’s staff and staff of social care providers in Ceredigion will benefit from a new learning experience through Virtual Reality training.
The Council is extremely thankful to bird keepers in Ceredigion who have worked hard to keep the cases of avian flu out of any flocks in the area.
A full consultation process will begin shortly to consider changing the medium of language in the Foundation Phase in five primary schools in Ceredigion.
Following the success of the Easter waste collection arrangements, and with a view of providing residents with the best possible service, Ceredigion County Council has changed when it will be collecting waste on Bank Holiday Mondays.
Ceredigion County Council is warning residents to be aware of an energy efficiency installer who has been using the Council’s logo without permission on social media.
Ceredigion County Council’s latest project to improve the sport and leisure facilities in the county has been given a £204,000 boost from the latest round of Sport Wales capital funding.
Construction works have recently been completed to upgrade a path at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Lampeter Campus following an Active Travel Fund grant award from the Welsh Government, which has been developed and delivered by Ceredigion County Council.
Ceredigion resident, Batool Raza, worked as a lecturer teaching Art and Design in Pakistan. Her hope was she could use all her skills, knowledge and experience to help her continue lecturing in Wales.
Residents can have their say on new speed limit arrangements on roads identified as part of a Welsh Government scheme in the county.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new portal has been launched on Ceredigion County Council’s website to bring everything relating to Direct Payments together in one place.
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.
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.
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.
A project is underway to replace the highway lighting and improve active travel connectivity between the promenade and the harbour in Aberystwyth.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Deepest sympathies have been expressed following the death of former Leader and former Ceredigion County Councillor, Mr Dai Lloyd Evans.
Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) will be carrying out a Performance Evaluation Inspection of social services in Ceredigion at the end of February.
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.
Pupils at Ysgol Llanilar’s after school club are enjoying the benefits of a Council community scheme supported by main contractor Wynne Construction.
The Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership (CSP) are seeking views from residents on crime and disorder within the county through a public questionnaire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following the recent UK Government announcement on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the regional investment plan for Mid Wales has received formal approval.
This autumn at the annual Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership Board meeting, Emma Thomas was announced as the new Chair of the Board.
Ceredigion continues to experience some of the best air quality standards in Wales with all monitoring locations being highly compliant with legal standards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.