In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a range of measures to support businesses and workers have been made available by the UK and Welsh Government.
This is a difficult and stressful time for many residents in Ceredigion as Coronavirus is having a significant impact on the economy.
During this challenging period, Porth Cymorth Cynnar has established a virtual platform to ensure that we are able to keep in touch with vulnerable residents across Ceredigion.
Do not visit Ceredigion, or travel within Ceredigion to walk our coastal path
Dog fouling is a problem that can spoil everyone’s enjoyment of the great outdoors. As well as being unpleasant to look at, or worse step in, dog fouling can also be dangerous. To tackle this, Ceredigion County Council have launched a new initiative by displaying temporary messages that state ‘Your Dog Your Job’, to encourage dog-owners to take responsibility.
Council officers visited Borth Wild Animal Kingdom on 25 March, to assess and monitor a situation where 3 Lechwe antelopes escaped.
Individuals and communities are working together across Ceredigion to help those most in need. As with any crisis though, coronavirus offers opportunities to the unscrupulous to exploit the vulnerable. If you or your community group become aware that anyone is at risk of falling victim to scams, then we need your help in cracking down on them.
The Council has received information that three Letchwe antelopes have escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom this morning, Wednesday 25 March.
Following Government’s advice of social distancing and one form of exercise daily, we are urging the public to be mindful when accessing the County’s beautiful coast and countryside.
Following the Government’s advice in relation to social distancing in response to Coronavirus COVID-19, Ceredigion County Council offices are closed to the public.
All those who manage Ceredigion Play Areas have been asked to close their play areas as of Monday, 23 March 2020.
The Leaders of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire County Councils have consulted with leaders at; Hywel Dda University Health Board and MPs and AMs across the Hywel Dda region in preparing the following statement:
Following the earlier news item regarding the challenges arising from sudden surge in tourism, we are very thankful that a number of caravan and camping sites have closed. This weekend has seen an high influx of visitors and this action by business owners will help stem the flow of people into the area at a time when services will be strained.
Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, said: “71 new cases have tested positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 347, although the true number of cases is likely to be higher. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now circulating in every part of Wales.
Coronavirus: Childcare provision for front-line service workers in Ceredigion – update 21 March 2020
Every effort has been made today to telephone all parents who have registered their children for childcare provision from Monday, 23 March 2020.
Due to the escalating position in relation to COVID-19 and further guidance issued by Welsh Government the Council has stopped all visitors to the Council run Residential Care Homes until further notice.
Arrangements are being put into place for childcare service provision for front-line workers in Ceredigion.
Councillor Gareth Davies was elected as the Chairman of the Council for 2020-2021 in the Annual Meeting held by Ceredigion County Council on Friday 20 March.
In light of the quickly changing situation of the Coronavirus, the following will apply regarding the waste service.
Ceredigion County Council has put in place childcare provision for essential staff from Monday 23rd March 2020 and has been receiving applications throughout today (Friday 20th March). The Council has defined who it considers to be essential workers at this stage of the epidemic. These are restricted to front line staff, including Health Service workers, blue light services, Social Services or Care Services, workers in Care Homes and domiciliary care in the county. This has enabled the Council to establish an orderly registration process for childcare.
Work is ongoing on making Ceredigion plastic free.
All Ceredigion schools will close from the end of the school day on Friday, 20 March 2020.
The ongoing Coronavirus situation is developing daily.
All, I can assure the people of Ceredigion that Ceredigion County Council’s COVID-19 Gold Command Group has been established and is doing essential work to prepare the county to cope with Coronavirus.
The Council’s Cabinet met on Tuesday 17 March to discuss the recommendation put forward by the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Monday 16 March, regarding the future of the former care home, Penparcau.
At the Cabinet meeting held on 17 March 2020, the Social Services Complaints Policy and Procedure was approved.
A notice will be served by Ceredigion to withdraw from regional school improvement working alliance ERW on 31 March 2021.
Proactive work and plans are underway in Ceredigion to prepare and respond to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
At its meeting on 17 March 2020, the Cabinet approved a plan setting out Ceredigion's equality objectives for 2020-24.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis and uncertainty in relation to the continuity and frequency of Council meetings, the recommendations from the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee in relation to the Cabinet decision regarding the former care home site, Penparcau, will be considered at Cabinet tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March at 10am. The meeting is open to the public.
Due to the ongoing threat of infection from coronavirus (Covid-19), and the vulnerability of the service users that attend the Council’s Day Centres, a decision has been made to close the day service for the time being.
A Swimming Skills and Training Vocabulary booklet was launched by the Leisure Service in a Sportsathon challenge event at Lampeter Swimming Pool on Friday 13 March.
Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet has approved an Anti-Slavery Policy annual statement in its meeting on 28 January, 2020.
Ysgol Henry Richard, Tregaron, won the second prize in the inter-counties final of quiz competition Cwis Dim Clem.
Ceredigion County Council has declared a global climate emergency in a Council meeting on 05 March 2020.
At the Council meeting on 5 March 2020, Ceredigion County Council’s service budgets for 2020/21 were approved after receiving the final settlement from Welsh Government on 25 February.
A new station is being developed on the railway line between Aberystwyth and Borth stations. It will feature a car park, bus interchange and cycle storage and is due to open to passengers in the winter of 2020.
A travelling fish seller from the north-east of England pleaded guilty to two offences at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on Monday 02 March 2020 after he admitted failing to assist Trading Standards Officers from Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Service. He had failed to provide any records to show who had supplied him with the fish found in his van, a legal requirement under food safety legislation.
David Davies, aged 61, and Evan Meirion Davies, aged 50, of Penffynnon Farm, Bangor Teifi, Llandysul have been imprisoned for 24 weeks each, following their refusal to comply with a previous court order banning them from keeping Animals for 5 years.
A fund to bring underused commercial buildings in Llandysul, Tregaron and Lampeter back into use is helping businesses to expand and support the local economy. The Mid Wales Town Centre Property Investment Fund (TCPIF) is still open and welcoming applications.
On Monday 24 February 2020, Mid Wales Activity Ltd., Pontrhydfendigaid was fined £30,000 by a Judge at Swansea Crown Court. This followed an earlier guilty plea to a single charge made under Section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
A key Officer in Ceredigion leads the way in sharing what it’s like to have a career in planning.
At its meeting on 25 February 2020, the Cabinet approved the proposal regarding the future of a former care home in Penparcau, Aberystwyth.
Work has recently started on the construction of the second phase of the new shared use path between Bow St and Penrhyn-coch. The path will be constructed in accordance with the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Design Guidance.
If you’re aged between 9 and 25, and are looking for ways to get to places or to improve your health and well-being, then maybe you could benefit from a free re-cycled bicycle courtesy of the young people’s Inspire Project.
The latest pilot to promote positive waste presentation behaviours in Aberystwyth has been launched.
On Saturday 15 February, over fifty young people from south Ceredigion gathered at the Urdd Camp, Llangrannog for ‘Ti'n Gêm?’, a Welsh-medium social day organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion with the co-operation of the Urdd and Tatl Gaming.
The latest in Ceredigion following Storm Dennis.
A section of Ceredigion coastal path between Aberaeron and Aberarth has fallen away and has been closed.
The fourth Harry Potter Book Night was held at Aberystwyth Library on Friday, 07 February.
On the eve of this year's National Eisteddfod in Tregaron and its surrounding areas, a St David's Day Parade will be held along the streets of the town to celebrate our culture and language.
World-renowned tenor Rhys Meirion will bring his 20th Anniversary Tour to Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 07 March.
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Ceredigion pupils had the opportunity to hear the story of a Holocaust survivor.
On Monday, 2 March, Cwmni'r Frân Wen, in partnership with Galeri will bring the theatre adaptation of Manon Steffan Ros' post-apocalyptic novel to Theatr Felinfach as part of its tour of Wales.
Gorymdaith Gŵyl Dewi Aberaeron (Aberaeron’s St David’s procession) was founded by the late Alun Williams, the former headteacher of Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron in 1979 and is possibly the oldest procession of its kind in Wales which continues to this day.
Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) continue to lead the way in skills competitions across the UK. The latest success story is Bayley Harris, who recently qualified as a Level 2 hairdresser at HCT.
A new student guide on recycling has been launched on Ceredigion County Council’s website.
The council will submit funding applications for two green infrastructure projects in Lampeter after the Cabinet approved the submission of the plans on 28 January 2020. The plans will be submitted to the Welsh Government.
County councillors in Ceredigion will be asked to consider a 4% increase in the Council tax rate when they meet on 5 March 2020.
Lee Watson of 5 Bute Avenue, Hereford, pleaded guilty at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ Court on 27 January 2020 to fifteen offences relating to the sale of counterfeit goods.
A progress report has shown that air quality in Ceredigion continues to rank with the best in Wales on the basis of three Welsh Government air quality indicators. The report was approved by the council’s Cabinet on 28 January 2020.
A record 35,069 participants attended Exercise Referral classes during 2640 hours of health classes in 2019.
Borth Wild Animal Kingdom has been served with a direction to close the enclosures of its most dangerous animals – known as Category 1 animals - by Ceredigion County Council. The direction was served on 27 January 2020 because of inadequate firearms arrangements in the event of an escape of a dangerous animal.
Councillors in Ceredigion today approved a review of polling stations in the county on 23 January. The review sees three polling stations merged with nearby polling stations.
Ceredigion councillors have supported a motion that calls on the Dyfed Pension Fund to disinvest from holdings with fossil fuel companies within two years. The Dyfed Pension Fund is the fund used by Ceredigion County Council staff and councillors together with other public bodies in the area.
Ysgol Bro Pedr have been placed in the top 25% of schools in Britain with their A Level results.
2020 brings exciting new developments in Lampeter as the work on redeveloping the Canolfan Dulais site in the town gets underway. With the aid of the European Regional Development Fund investment and Welsh Government Targeted Regeneration funding the project will bring an investment of £3.2m to the town.
A Day in Our Life by Rhiannon Pugh, Menna Jones and Gwyneira Edwards, Registration Services, Ceredigion County Council.
“Civil registration is a vital service that affects everyone at some point in their lives. We are therefore in a position to be able to help others during key stages of life from the joyous occasion of a birth, the celebration of a marriage or civil partnership and the difficult and emotional time of registering the death of a loved one”. - Rhiannon Pugh, Superintendent Registrar and Registration Service Manager, along with Menna Jones, Deputy Superintendent Registrar and Gwyneira Edwards, Registration and Ceremonies Officer.
Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit is the first council in Wales to be awarded with a Gold level under the Investors in Carers (liC) scheme. IiC is a quality assurance scheme that ensures that organisations and services are identifying and supporting unpaid Carers.
Representatives from Ceredigion County Council’s Tourism Service will attend Vakantiebuers, Europe’s largest consumer travel show in Utrecht in the Netherlands, this week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of Wales and the Welsh language and to attract overseas visitors to Wales outside the peak season.
On 10 December 2019, young people from Ysgol Henry Richard’s Cooking Club hosted a Christmas Fayre stall, selling cakes and donated bakes from the local community to raise money for young people receiving care at Angharad Ward, Bronglais Hospital and West Wales Domestic Abuse Service. The club was led by Ceredigion Youth Service and raised over £400 for the charities.
Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood is this year’s Little Mill Players Pantomime. Performances will be at Theatr Felinfach from Thursday 30 January to Saturday 01 February at 7:30pm. There will also be a matinée performance on Saturday 01 February at 2:30pm.
Drop-in sessions will be held across Ceredigion as the council gathers information to help inform a new Economic Strategy for the next 15 years. The drop-in sessions are aimed at Ceredigion businesses and will gather their opinions on how the council can support them in the future.
CERED, Menter Iaith Ceredigion (Ceredigion’s Welsh language initiative), has been shortlisted for a national Mentrau Iaith award. The Award Ceremony which will be held for the first time ever on January 22nd will celebrate the outstanding work of Mentrau Iaith, Welsh Language Initiatives, across Wales in promoting and increasing the use of Welsh in communities in Wales.
A Second World War Veteran who served in the ‘Forgotten Army’ in the Far East celebrated his 100th birthday in Cartref Tregerddan, Bow Street on 11 January.
Children in Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth have had lessons in online safety using newly translated teaching materials.
A Ceredigion sports fund that gives grants to clubs in Ceredigion has given out £1m in grants since it started 20 years ago.
The annual 5x60 Dance Competition took part at Theatre Felinfach on Wednesday, 18 December 2019.
Ceredigion County Council has revised its Domestic Abuse Policy to reflect Welsh Government legislation on domestic abuse. The revised policy was approved by Cabinet on 17 December and reflects the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Act (2015).
Ceredigion County Council staff achievements were celebrated in a council meeting on 19 December 2019.
A successful conference for childcare sector staff took place on 16 November 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Enabling Children’s Rights’.
The Welsh Guards will be granted the Freedom of the County of Ceredigion in a ceremony in Cardigan on 24 June 2020.
A new Area School will be built in the Aeron Valley after Ceredigion County Council approved a proposal to build it.
The roll out of the new waste collection service in Ceredigion is nearing successful completion. As part of the roll out, the popular online postcode finder has been refreshed and is now available to view via the council’s website www.ceredigion.gov.uk.
Views are sought from Ceredigion residents on a revised Strategic Equality Plan called A Fair and Equal Ceredigion.
On 8 November 2019, Ceredigion’s Member of Youth Parliament (MYP), Thomas Kendall and the Deputy MYP, Huw Jones represented the county in the annual UK Youth Parliament takeover debate. The debate was chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle and Deputy Speak, Dame Eleanor Fulton Laing.
An alternative route is now available to walkers on a part of the Ceredigion Coastal Path after a landslide.
Aberaeron Youth Club, led by Ceredigion Youth Service raised £350 by selling Christmas crafts created by young people at Aberaeron Christmas Fayre on 30 November 2019.
Ceredigion County Council were given special commendation in the ‘Local Government Changing the Way We Work Award’. This was for their success in incorporating ecological considerations into their work on managing and maintaining the county’s highway green estate.
Three surveys have been launched to gather the views of Ceredigion residents on developing the local economy. The surveys will help to develop a 15 year economic strategy to support opportunities to grow the local economy.
Your views are sought on a food and beverage trial that was held during the summer on Aberystwyth Promenade.
In the New Year, there will be an opportunity for people living in North Ceredigion and beyond to learn the ukulele through the medium of Welsh on an 8 week course for beginners called ‘Iwcadwli i Ddechreuwyr’. The course is run by Cered at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
A section of the Ceredigion coastal path has fallen away and has been closed.
Four secondary schools from Ceredigion led the way in the Urdd National Inclusive Zone Basketball tournament. Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, Aberaeron Comprehensive School, Penglais School and Penweddig Comprehensive School travelled to Cardiff to compete on Thursday, 5 December 2019.
Over the next few weeks there will be an opportunity for musicians in the Cardigan area to come together to form a brand new community band. Whether they are experienced musicians or someone who used to play in a school band or orchestra years ago, there is a warm welcome to everyone in ‘Band y Fari’.
A Crown Court judge has upheld a judgement of a case which saw the neglect and death of 58 cows. In his judgement, the judge described the offence as ‘truly disturbing’.
There was success for Ceredigion at the Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships bringing home nine medals.
Carers provide unpaid care by looking after a family member, friend or partner who is ill, frail, disabled or struggling with mental health, drugs, or alcohol. Three out of five of us will be a Carer at some time in our lives.
Ysgol Bro Teifi received a positive report of good practice by Estyn, following their inspection at the start of the year.
On Monday 18 November 2019, Rhydian Jones of Waun Lluest, Gorrig, Llandysul appeared before Aberystwyth Magistrates at an appeal hearing objecting to the decision not to renew his Dog Breeding Licence.
Ceredigion County Council is supporting ‘Stand up, Speak Out’ on White Ribbon Day, held on 25 November 2019.
Ceredigion’s Explore Your Own Archives’ campaign, ‘A Battered Suitcase in the Attic’, will be held from 25 to 30 November 2019. The intention is to get people to value their own personal archives. The title reflects the half-forgotten treasures that many people have hidden in the attic or under the bed in their homes.
On Wednesday, 13 November, the final of the brand new quiz competition ‘Ar Eich Marciau’ organised by Cered and Ceredigion Actif was held at Aberaeron Rugby Club.
CERED staff were presented with a Silver Award Certificate based on the work the Menter is doing to help students prepare for their future careers at a special awards ceremony in Cardiff on 14 November.
Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron has been awarded the Investors in Carers Bronze Award in recognition of their commitment and support for carers and their families. Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron is the second school in Ceredigion to receive this award.
Ceredigion Actif have recently delivered a very successful Young Ambassador training session for young leaders with an impairment.
Who likes to do a jigsaw? The challenge of emptying a box of various pieces on a floor, all different shapes and colours, and starting the task of creating a single big picture?
Parking will be free in all Ceredigion County Council operated Pay and Display car parks on the three Saturdays before Christmas this year.
Pupils at Ysgol Bro Pedr have raised enough money to buy a defibrillator machine for the school.
Ceredigion County Council joins 2,000 other communities highlighting the risks of drinking too much alcohol
This week, Ceredigion County Council joins 2,000 other community groups to mark Alcohol Awareness Week, taking place between 11-17 November. Led by Alcohol Change UK, the campaign highlights the impact that alcohol can have on our bodies, our lives and those we love, and how by making changes to our drinking behaviour we can become healthier and reduce our risk for many serious health conditions including cancer, mental health problems and liver disease.
“Ceredigion residents still have time to register to vote in the General Election on 12 December,” said the council’s Chief Executive and Acting Returning Officer, Eifion Evans.
I graduated as a state-registered health professional and began my career in the health services back in 1994. Prior to working for the council, I was a registered Health and Social Care manager for a housing association. I’ve previously worked within management of third sector services for marginalized and vulnerable people with complex needs. I began my current role as Porth y Gymuned Team Leader in May 2018.
Four people from Ceredigion have now completed apprenticeships with Ceredigion County Council.
This year, National Safeguarding Week in Wales will take place between 11 and 15 November 2019.
During Autumn 2019 Ceredigion County Council staff and elected members were given the opportunity to take part in a Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT). By using specialist equipment and creating a simulated environment, the experience gave an insight into what dementia might feel like.
Four Ceredigion organisations were successful in the Estyn Excellence Awards in October.
This year, Carers Rights Day is held on Thursday 21 November 2019.
Ceredigion residents are being urged to consider registering for a postal vote for the first December General Election since 1923.
The construction company WRW has been appointed as the contractor for the Cylch Caron Scheme. The news comes after Cylch Caron was awarded Welsh Government funding to design the scheme. The Llanelli based company was successful after a tendering process.
‘Eye opening’ visit as FCA Chairman meets community members to discuss accessing cash and banks in rural communities
The Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator, Charles Randell CBE recently met with members of the community and key organisations to discuss access to cash, bank branch closures and the impacts on people’s ability to save and access credit.
Parents of 400 Ceredigion children have taken advantage of the Childcare Offer in its first year. The scheme has been running in Ceredigion since September 2018 and has saved parents almost £850,000 in childcare costs so far.
Ceredigion County Council has replaced old diesel street sweepers with new electric powered models
On Wednesday 13 November, Cwmni Theatr Bara Caws will present Lleu Llaw Gyffes by the acclaimed author and litterateur, Aled Jones Williams. The play was inspired by Aled’s desire to explore our nation’s myths: The Mabinogion.
Individuals, groups, businesses and organisations within Ceredigion still have time this year to submit innovative ideas to support their local rural communities, to Cynnal y Cardi by Monday, 11 November.
Orig Williams or El Bandito as the Welsh wrestler was known, has carried the Welsh flag to all parts of the World. He fought the fiercest of fighters, experienced the wins and the losses – without a doubt, he lived life to the limit! A wrestler, a family man and an entrepreneur.
The supply of commercial land and business premises for development is a vital part of the Mid Wales economic strategy according to the Growing Mid Wales Partnership.
Aberystwyth resident, Chris Tuner, aged 25, is autistic and struggles with low confidence which limits his social and professional opportunities. With his own determination, together with help and support from RAY Ceredigion and Workways+, Chris' life has taken a positive turn and he's now seeking employment in IT and warehousing.
Ceredigion County Council has recently published its Annual Active Travel Report which contains details of £1 million worth of new cycling and walking schemes delivered in Ceredigion during the 2018-19 financial year.
Over the past few months enthusiastic members of Theatr Felinfach Performing School have been developing new skills through a series of masterclasses with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru.
A new plaque was unveiled at Cardigan War Memorial to honour three fallen soldiers from Cardigan. The plaque was unveiled during a public Commemoration and Dedication Service on 12 October.
A consultation is open to get the opinions of Ceredigion residents on proposed changes to some polling station locations in the county.
Ceredigion County Council has approved the statement of accounts following a report from the Wales Audit Office. The report shows a positive performance of the council’s financial management.
104 new young Ambassadors attended training at three different venues across Ceredigion to begin their Young Ambassador leadership pathway.
Today, 15 October, Ceredigion County Council is celebrating Shwmae, Su’mae 2019.
On Saturday, 9 November at 7:30pm and for the first time in over a decade, Mid Wales Opera (MWO) returns to Theatr Felinfach with a radical reworking of John Gay's 1728 ballad opera The Beggar's Opera. Join Mrs. Peachum, her daughter Polly and the Beggar in their bawdy, ballsy take on relationships and the relative virtues of virginity.
Adoption Mid and West Wales is seeking prospective adopters to an Information Evening from 6.30 - 8pm on Thursday 17 October at Yr Atom, 18 King St, Carmarthen SA31 1BN.
For a night of unruly laughter, Theatr Felinfach is the place to be on Saturday, 26 October at 8 pm as Elis James returns with a brand new Welsh language show.
The last year or so has seen flurries of activity on and around Pen Dinas Local Nature Reserve. Members of Ceredigion’s Rights of Way team, contractors and a whole host of volunteers have carried out footpath improvement work with thanks to a grant from the Landfill Disposal Tax Community Scheme (administered by Welsh Council for Voluntary Action).
Ceredigion County Council has won the UK-wide ‘Local Authority Award 2019’ in the Community Sponsorship Awards 2019. The award was accepted by the council’s Leader, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn and Cathryn Morgan, the council’s Families First and Refugees Coordinator. The awards took place on 8 October at Canada House in London.
The ‘Tlws yr Eidalwyr’ (Welsh for Trophy of the Italians) has returned to Ceredigion before the Ceredigion National Eisteddfod in 2020. The trophy is transferred from one county council to another as the Eisteddfod travels around Wales.
As Winter maintenance training preparations continue, a specially-painted golden gritter named ‘Goldie’ visited Ceredigion on 2 October to mark Econ Engineering, UK’s biggest manufacturer of gritters, 50th anniversary
National Hate Crime Awareness Week will take place from 12 – 19 October this year. Ceredigion County Council is highlighting the campaign by reminding residents of what is a Hate Crime and signposting people to the necessary support; whether they may be a victim or a witness to a hate crime incident.
Following the UK Government’s announcement of a £55 million investment in the Mid Wales Growth Deal, Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns met with the Leaders of Powys and Ceredigion county councils together with members of the region’s private sector. The Growing Mid Wales Partnership has now announced the nomination process for the leadership of the region’s private sector board – the Economic Strategy Group.
A public Commemoration and Dedication Service to honour fallen soldiers from the Cardigan area will be held on Saturday, 12 October at 2 pm in Cardigan. A plaque will be unveiled at the Cardigan War Memorial in Victoria Gardens by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards.
Straight from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Cer i Grafu..Sori GARU! - a Welsh version of the award-winning Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff), a one-woman science comedy musical about the neuroscience of love and loneliness will be performed at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 19 October.
Beginning in October, both residents and people who work in Ceredigion will be able to submit their views through Facebook on an agenda item for Scrutiny committees.
We work as Overview and Scrutiny Officers as part of the Council’s Democratic Services Team.
Who are the most knowledgeable sports team in Ceredigion? Discovering the answer is the aim of a new quiz called “Ar Eich Marciau”. Cered and Ceredigion Actif would like people to form a team to represent their club in a brand new quiz competition for the county’s sports clubs called “Ar Eich Marciau” (Welsh for “On Your Marks”).
On 8 November 2019, Thomas Kendall, Ceredigion’s Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) will join over 300 other MYPs to take part in the annual UK Youth Parliament takeover debate in the House of Commons Chamber, London, chaired by Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP.
Libraries across Ceredigion are supporting national Libraries Week 2019 this year by hosting a variety of events between 7 and 12 October 2019
Families who attend Lampeter Family Centre joined together with Cylch Meithrin Carreg Hirfaen and with residents and service users of Hafan Deg Residential Home and Day Centre to create a colourful mural at Hafan Deg Residential Home and Day Centre, Lampeter for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Each October, ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ holds its annual Wear Red Day. Friday, 18 October will mark the campaigns fifth anniversary. This year, Ceredigion County Council will be showing its support throughout its schools, offices and council chamber by wearing red.
In a meeting held on 24 September, Cabinet members agreed that Ceredigion County Council would provide an ‘over the counter’ identification verification process for applicants to the Home Office’s European Union Settlement Scheme.
On 24 September, Cabinet was updated on the increased provision being provided to the veteran community in Ceredigion. They were updated on two activities which were the Regional Armed Forces Covenant Liaison Officer (RAFCLO) post and the Veterans’ Hub funding project.
During the academic year 2018-19, six non-maintained settings (playgroup or nursery) and seven schools in Ceredigion were inspected by Estyn – all of which received either ‘Good’ or Excellent’ in their current performance and prospects for improvement in five inspection areas.
The Cardigan Bay Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) is asking residents, groups and organisations based within fisheries communities to send in their ideas on developing the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Cardigan Bay coast and inland waters from St Dogmaels to Barmouth
This summer, Ceredigion County Council received funding of €24,919 from the European Commissions Erasmus+ programme to organise a youth exchange for young people in Ceredigion and Romania.
On Thursday, 24 October, Theatr Felinfach will host two performances of the puppet show ‘Dygwyl y Meirw’ (Festival of the Dead). A very timely show for the time of year celebrating the legends and traditions of the ancient Celts.
On 13 September, a Pupil Voice conference was held at Penmorfa Council Chamber, Aberaeron with representation from all secondary schools and nearly all primary schools in Ceredigion
On Saturday, 28 September Cardi-Gân choir will celebrate its 20th birthday. Their guests are the two renowned tenors, Rhys Merion and Aled Wyn Davies or ‘Tra Bo Dau’ as they are known.
What is thought to be the first Sunday Service since October 1876 was held recently at The Old Chapel at Llwynrhydowen near Llandysul when the Chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Peter Davies MBE held his Civic Service at the Chapel.
On Monday 9 September, the Dream Team visited staff and service users at, Canolfan Meugan Community Support Base for adults with learning disabilities and older people, to showcase the ‘My charter’. The Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’ West Wales was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.
On Monday 9 September, the Ceredigion Public Services Board (PSB) signed the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’ West Wales. In doing so, it has become the first PSB to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.
Life is punctuated by occasions and events to be marked, remembered and commemorated. For some of these, it may be more appropriate to do something that has a longer-lasting effect than a card or flowers. Speaking on behalf of Ceredigion County Councils Public Rights of Way team, Eifion Jones says: “We have regular requests to install memorial or commemorative benches along paths in the county, and whilst there are a few locations where this is appropriate and useful, in the most part something as formal as a garden bench can be intrusive and out of place in our wild and remote landscape.” With this in mind, the team have launched a ‘Donate a Gate’ scheme.
A regional summer picnic was a great success for Syrian refugees at Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog. The picnic on 1 August was enjoyed by 200 Syrian Refugees who have come to live in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Carmarthenshire.
On Saturday, 12 October, the entrepreneur and entertainer Stifyn Parri returns to Theatr Felinfach with his new show ‘Dim C’wilydd!’ (No Shame!).
Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) continue to support their learners in skill competitions across the UK. The latest success story is Bayley Harries, who recently qualified as a Level 2 hairdresser.
Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos in Penparcau is the first school in Ceredigion to deliver the Food and Fun Scheme to its pupils.
Notices will be published on the proposal to open a new Aeron Valley area school on a new site, and also to close Felinfach, Ciliau Parc and Dihewyd primary schools. The publication of a statutory notice gives people the chance to make an objection to the proposal.
Every year as part of their ‘Start from the Heart’ initiative, the Calor Gas Depot at Glanyrafon Industrial Estate donate a day of their time by volunteering in the community. This year, Calor Gas employees - Matthew Davis, Kevin Sargent and Martin Atkinson volunteered their time at Bryntirion Residential home in Tregaron.
An inclusive summer programme of activities was delivered over four weeks of the summer holidays by Ceredigion Youth Service. Workshops, activities, day trips, events and projects were organised and delivered to young people aged 11 to 25 across the county.
Ceredigion County Council has been nominated for the Local Authority Award 2019 in the Community Sponsorship Awards 2019, an award ceremony organised by Sponsor Refugees.
An online Budget Challenge simulator is giving Ceredigion residents the chance to show how they want the council budget to be spent in 2020-2021. The Budget Challenge was launched on 2 September and will close on 13 October.
Ceri is an Apprentice Care Assistant working with Adults at Tregerddan Residential Care Home near Aberystwyth.
Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group is supporting two innovative mental health pilot projects which aim to help young people suffering from mental health issues in Ceredigion – Amethyst and Here For You. Cynnal y Cardi is administered by Ceredigion County Council.
Catrin Davies, Delor Evans and Glesni Hemming are the Communities for Work+ Delivery Team for Ceredigion and here they talk about how they’re helping towards making a positive change for people up and down the county:
The Ground Maintenance Team has purchased three new lorries to support ground maintenance services in Ceredigion.
The GCSE exam results published today (22 August) by the WJEC show that very high standards are being maintained in Ceredigion schools.
The council’s 2019 Apprenticeship programme is now open for applications until Sunday 22 September
Ceredigion County Council are currently trying to contact as many members of the community as possible to take part in a survey on accommodation for Gypsy Traveller communities. Information collected from the survey will be used to understand how many pitches may be needed in Ceredigion now and in the future.
A recent Estyn report on the primary school in Mynach has given the 'Excellent' status to each of the five inspection areas.
The ‘A’ level examination results published today by the WJEC (15 August) show that high standards are being achieved in Ceredigion schools once again. 97.9% of entries for WJEC examinations were graded A* to E, with 27.9% of the entries achieving the top ’A’ grades.
On 30 July 2019, recommended fees were approved for placements in Ceredigion’s independent sector care homes for older people for the period of 2019 to 2020.
A Comedy Gala will be held at Theatr Felinfach on Friday, 13 September at 8pm. Many familiar faces as well as some new ones will be taking part during the evening. Here’s a little background on the comedians that will be taking part on the night.
At Swansea Crown Court on 14 August, Steffan Lee Harries and Barbara Ray Howell were given prison sentences due to a number of serious offences, including animal cruelty. Steffan Lee Harries was sentenced to six months imprisonment with immediate effect; three months of which will be spent in custody and three months on licence depending on behaviour. His partner, Barbara Ray Howell was jailed for four months, suspended for 18 months due to being a young mother and also for having a smaller role in the criminal acts.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has praised the innovative approach to planning in Ceredigion. The institute has also encouraged other council’s to use similar practices.
Ceredigion residents will have the chance to show how they want the council budget to be spent in 2020-2021. The feedback from residents will help the council to set next year’s budget.
A new trial has been launched in Aberystwyth as part of the Caru Aber campaign, to help keep the town centre clean on waste collection days.
Donna Pritchard has been appointed as Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Ceredigion. Porth Ceredigion is a new social care service which focuses on helping people at an early stage to stop problems from becoming more serious.
On 10 July at the annual Road Safety Wales conference, Dawn Davies was awarded a Road Safety Wales Award for her long standing service and commitment as the School Crossing Patrol Officer at St Padarn's Catholic Primary School for over 13 years.
This year, mixed choir Cardi-Gân celebrates its 20th birthday. The choir will mark the occasion by hosting a year of events starting with a grand concert to be held at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 28 September at 7:30pm with special guests Tra Bo Dau, Rhys Meirion and Aled Wyn Davies.
Two members of the Ceredigion Youth Council recently contributed to a meeting of Ceredigion County Council’s Learning Communities Scrutiny Committee.
It’s a busy time for Thomas Kendall, Ceredigion Member of Youth Parliament (MYP), and Huw Jones, Ceredigion Deputy Member of Youth Parliament (DMYP), as they embark on their roles, since being elected in April 2019.
On Sunday 11 August 2019, Aberystwyth Sea2shore food festival will be held on Aberystwyth promenade. The food festival will be officially opened by the Chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Peter Davies MBE.
The new Ceredigion Public Toilet Strategy will focus on making public toilets in Ceredigion sustainable for the future and accessible to use.
£460,000 over two years has been pledged towards the restoration of Cardigan Market Hall.
The Cylch Caron draft Full Business Case has been submitted to the Welsh Government to establish the grant funding levels for the scheme.
Ceredigion Youth Service brought home a number of awards from this year’s National Youth Excellence Awards. The awards took place on Friday, 28 June in Deganwy, North Wales. Youth Workers from across Wales gathered to celebrate excellent practice in youth work over the last year, as well as to celebrate 25 years of the Youth Excellence Awards.
The first thing that needs doing in the morning is to switch on all the appliances. Making sure that we have enough cakes in stock for the day is the next on my list, all our cakes are made in house so we’re always well-stocked. We get lots of compliments on our cakes, pop in if you haven’t tried one yet.
From 11 until 26 February 2019, Andrea DeRome, Collections Access Officer at Ceredigion Museum journeyed to Patagonia, Argentina to research pioneering voyages for a temporary exhibition at Ceredigion Museum. The ‘Because it’s There’ exhibition is on display now until 12 October. The journey was made by support from the ICOM UK - British Council Travel Grant Scheme 2018-19.
On Wednesday, 17 July, Mrs.Nansi Lovatt of Aberystwyth celebrated her 100th birthday.
Young people were recently given the chance to attend an employment preparation day course at the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus in Penrhyncoch. The event was the result of Cam Nesa - a European Social Fund project part-funded through the Welsh Government - joining up with the construction company, Willmott Dixon.
Colin Harding, a model railway layout builder based in Ceredigion has been sentenced to a 6 month custodial sentence, suspended for 15 months, after pleading guilty to fraud and supplying unsafe electrical goods.
Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion have been working closely with Penrhyncoch Brownies over the last year to increase their use of the Welsh language and to raise awareness of its importance.
On 12 July 2019, Ceredigion Youth Council took over the Council Chambers to host a ‘question time’ event which they had organised and led. The event was an opportunity for them to ask questions regarding issues which affect young people, to a panel of influential decision-makers.
Household enquiry forms sent out across Ceredigion – making sure residents don’t lose their right to vote
Ceredigion County Council is asking residents in Ceredigion to look out for the household enquiry forms in the post and to make sure that they respond as soon as possible.
Matthew Woolfall Jones won the majority of votes at the Llanbadarn Sulien by-election held on Thursday, 18 July 2019.
On 10 July 2019, Dylan Williams of Neuaddlwyd Uchaf, Neuaddlwyd, Ciliau Aeron appeared before magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre and was sentenced for animal by-products and animal welfare offences.
Cabinet members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.
A busy timetable of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.
This year, Ceredigion Youth Service’s Summer Programme offers a wide range of activities over a period of four weeks during the summer holidays. There’s 19 different projects, activities, workshops and events planned for young people aged 11-25 from across the county.
Cered’s 2019 Hwyl yr Haf programme was launched on 5 July at Gŵyl Aber. It is the essential guide for parents looking for Welsh and bilingual activities for their children in Ceredigion over the school summer holidays.
On 5 July 2019, Ceredigion Autism Spectrum Team and Aberystwyth University Accessibility Services hosted the Ceredigion Autism Conference at Aberystwyth University.
On Thursday 11 July, Ysgol Henry Richard in Tregaron was officially opened by Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister of Wales.
Following refugee week in June, Ceredigion residents are being encouraged to consider taking part in a community sponsorship scheme to host Syrian refugees.
A research study called Pweru’r Dyffryn delivered by Gweithgor Dyffryn Aeron cyf is looking into the feasibility of powering businesses and households in the Aeron Valley.
200+ referrals have been received and 88 people have been supported by the Communities for Work Plus project in Ceredigion in its first 12 months. The project began in April 2018 with two Mentors and an Employer Liaison Officer. They support people to improve their employability skills. This should, in turn, help them either get employment or get better-paid employment.
Ceredigion is one of four regions in England and Wales chosen by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to take part in the Census Rehearsal on Sunday, 13 October 2019.
Children between four and 11 years old are being encouraged to take part in the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. The challenge will be launched in libraries across Ceredigion on 13 July and will run until 28 September 2019.
Prestigious insport silver award demonstrating a commitment to inclusion awarded to Ceredigion County Council
Disability Sport Wales has awarded the insport development silver standard to Ceredigion County Council; one of eight local authorities in Wales to have gained this achievement.
Workshops were held recently with the Welsh beatboxer Mr Phormula at Penparcau and Aberaeron Youth Club, organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion along with Ceredigion Youth Service.
On Friday, 05 July at Penmorfa, Aberaeron Ceredigion Sports Council held the 2019 Ceredigion Sports Awards.
Ceredigion residents Neville Morgan Thomas, Ed Goodliffe and Ian Townrow have all benefited from the help of employment and volunteering support service Workways+ through an outreach programme run by the Cardigan based mental health recovery centre, Kinora.
The Ceredigion Plastic and Packaging Reduction Scheme was launched on 16 April 2019 and is carried out by Ceredigion County Council and the Welsh voluntary environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy. The scheme’s aim is to encourage businesses, schools, cafes and take away outlets in Ceredigion to rethink their plastic use and to reduce their overall usage of plastic and packaging.
On Friday 28 June, Workways+ celebrated UK’s first Employability Day by holding a drop-in event in Tregaron. Workways+ were on hand to explain how they can help with job, training and employability opportunities to anyone aged 25 and over and looking for work.
On Thursday 27 June, year 5 and 6 pupils from Aberaeron-area primary schools took part in a sports festival at Ysgol Bro Sion Cwilt as part of the annual celebration of National School Sports Week 2019.
Ceredigion Youth Service celebrated Youth Work Week between 23 and 30 June, a week dedicated to celebrating Youth Work all across Wales.
Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit organised a special carers event during Carers week on Tuesday 11 June 2019 to give carers a chance to relax and recharge their batteries.
A consultation on the preferred strategy for a Replacement Local Development Plan (LDP2) started on 28 June 2019. Ceredigion County Council welcomes comments or observations regarding these documents from members of the public and anyone with an interest or a stake in the development and impacts of development in Ceredigion.
On Friday 21 June, Ceredigion County Council’s Cynnydd Project and Alternative Curriculum first annual award ceremony took place in Cwrtnewydd.
On Wednesday 26 June, the chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Peter Davies MBE, formally re-opened the wooden jetty on Aberystwyth Promenade.
Gwenllian and Rhun give an insight into their rewarding roles as youth workers for the Ceredigion Youth Service.
On Friday, 07 June a Workways+ Employer Support Group meeting was held at Penmorfa, Aberaeron. The main aim of the group is to improve the employer network and relationships with stakeholders and partner organisations across Ceredigion.
Several households have applied for the new Cozy Caron scheme following several engagement events which were recently held in Tregaron, Bontrhydfendigaid, Ysbyty Ystwyth and Pontrhydygroes, Llanfair Clydogau, Llanddewi Brefi and Llangeitho.
Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion officers organised several nights of activities with the 'Ffynnon' youth club in Llandysul to provide new opportunities through the medium of Welsh for the older members in the club.
During the Cardiff and the Vale 2019 Urdd Eisteddfod held at Cardiff Bay, pupils at Ysgol Bro Teifi celebrated their success on the Millennium Centre Stage.
Ceredigion councillors have supported a motion to make Ceredigion County Council a net zero carbon local authority by 2030. The councillors supported the motion in a meeting on 20 June 2019.
Electric vehicle charging points have been installed at the main council offices in Ceredigion; Canolfan Rheidol in Aberystwyth and Penmorfa in Aberaeron. The charging points are for use by the public as well as staff.
On Wednesday 12 June, Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) was given acknowledgement by representatives from Ceredigion County Council for the creativity of a large graffiti mural along the river Teifi in Cardigan, created by CYS, along with 17 young people aged between 11-25 and graffiti artist, Lloyd the Graffiti.
Following a recent Estyn inspection, Ysgol Gynradd Aberaeron is praised for the enriching educational experiences they provide.
On Saturday 20 July, Ceredigion Museum will be welcoming visitors through its doors to the Year of Discovery 2019 exhibition to celebrate the story of human endeavours, with objects selected from the museum collection.
Bryntirion Residential Home in Tregaron offers one to one therapy weekly sessions for residents to improve their well-being and confidence. The sessions are funded by the Margaret and Alick Potter Trust which provides grants to support people living in Ceredigion who have a diagnosis of dementia as well as their families and carers.
11 new E-bike charging stations have been recently installed at various sites in Aberystwyth by Ceredigion County Council following receipt of an Active Travel Fund grant from the Welsh Government. These charging stations are free of charge to all and are the first to be installed by a local authority in Wales.
Food and drink businesses will be among those who can apply to have a place on the Aberystwyth Promenade this summer. The council’s Cabinet approved proposals to tender out parts of the promenade and beach for a trial period during the summer of 2019.
An ambitious new Carbon Management Plan is targeting a 15% reduction in emissions by 2023. The plan to reduce Ceredigion County Council emissions was approved by the council’s Cabinet on 11 June 2019.
The publication of a Language Strategy and the appointment of the Working Welsh Tutor were among the main achievements in 2018-2019 according to a report approved at a Cabinet meeting on 11 June.
Teaching, leadership and standards have been described as ‘Excellent’ in Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn’s first Estyn report.
A new shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians between Bow Street and IBERS at Plas Gogerddan has been completed. The path was officially launched on 6 June 2019.
Over forty businesses and organisations from across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire came together recently to find out how they can be a part of a new and exciting tourism project called ‘Celtic Routes’.
A new plan has been approved to improve footpaths and bridleways in Ceredigion. The Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) was approved in a Cabinet meeting on 4 June 2019.
On 28 June, Stuart Evans will be retiring from Ceredigion Museum after 43 years.
A consultation will be held on establishing a new area school in the Aeron Valley. The council’s Cabinet approved the consultation on 4 June 2019.
On Friday 7 June at 7:30pm, Lloyd Macey, who is known for featuring on the X Factor television show will perform at Theatr Felinfach.
Jennifer Ladd – a retired Emergency Nurse Practitioner from Cardigan Hospital’s Minor Injury Unit (MIU) – has been awarded the British Empire Medal. The medal was presented by Miss Sara Edwards, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed on 30 May 2019.
Do you have a community-led idea that could make a real difference to the lives of people living and working in Ceredigion? Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group is asking residents, local groups and organisations to send in their ideas by Monday, 24 June.
Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion's Volunteer Awards Ceremony was held on 17 May at Theatr Felinfach. The evening publicly recognise the efforts of young people who have been volunteering with Cered over the past year.
Ceredigion Youth Service recently presented a handcrafted bench to the community of Tregaron, as part of a youth-led community project. The group of young people aged 16-25 are part of ‘Inspire’, the Youth Service’s Outreach programme.
A members’ workshop has heard that Ceredigion can be a leader in the agri-food sector in the future. The workshop was held in the Council Chamber on 30 April.
Saturday, 14 February 1981 was my first day of work here, at Hafan Deg. Starting out as an Assistant Matron, I progressed to being Manager (known as Matron at the time) in 1983, and have been the Manager ever since – 38 years on!
Climate change and sea level rises will likely bring changes to Tanybwlch beach. Ceredigion residents and visitors are invited to share their local knowledge of the area surrounding the beach with the council’s Conservation Team at a number of events around Aberystwyth this summer.
Beulah, Cilcennin and Trewen Primary Schools will close at the end of the school year.
The views of Ceredigion residents are being sought to revise the Strategic Equality Plan for 2020-24. Public services in mid and west Wales are working with Ceredigion County Council to ask residents to give their opinions. The survey is available on the council website and will run until 14 June 2019.
On Monday evening, 13 May at Cardigan Castle, a group of children and young people across the south of the county were given an opportunity to perform in an end of year production as members of Clwb CICA’r Ffin, a new Welsh Performing Arts Club in Cardigan and north Pembrokeshire.
On Friday, 5 July 2019, Ceredigion Sports Awards ceremony will be held to recognise and honour people's achievements and outstanding contribution to sport in Ceredigion.
Food Centre Wales is holding a one-day first aid training course on 25 June. Open to businesses and the public, the course gives an introduction to an important range of first aid topics.
The Ceredigion Music Service will be restructured to make it sustainable and to make savings within the Schools Service.
Aberystwyth Cycle Festival will be held from 18 May until 27 May 2019. School children will have the chance to take part in the race from 10am on Saturday morning 25 May.
Councillor Peter Davies MBE was elected as the Chairman of the Council for 2019-2020 in the Annual Meeting held by Ceredigion County Council on Friday 17 May.
As part of Carers week, individuals and organisations come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is. This year, Ceredigion County Council’s Carers Unit and third sector partners invite you to a Carers Relax and recharge day on Tuesday, 11 June at Rhosygilwen Mansion, Cilgerran.
On 14 and 28 June, Ceredigion Museum will be screening three films centred on Wales’ most iconic animal, the sheep. Screened alongside the Museum’s current art exhibition simply entitled Sheep, this tryptic of films explore the intricacies of our relationship with these woolly creatures and the communities and lives that we have built around them.
Ceredigion County Council will pick up five Blue Flags at the Wales 2019 Coastal Awards ceremony on Wednesday 15 May 2019
Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion organised ‘Eisteddfod Ddwl’ at Ysgol Bro Teifi together with the school’s language charter for year seven pupils.
Principles of the new structure of the Ceredigion Music Service ensure future opportunity and consistency for pupils. This will be one of the messages to be presented at a meeting of the Council's Learning Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 09 May 2019. The Committee will receive a presentation on the new structure of the service and be given the opportunity to discuss and ask questions.
Helping to make someone’s life a little bit more manageable – an overview of a Blue Badge Administrator
Sheila Herbert is the Blue Badge Administrator at Ceredigion County Council. She is dedicated to making sure that eligible Ceredigion residents have their parking concessions to help make their lives a little bit more manageable. Reflecting on her work, Sheila gives an overview of her role and key information on the Blue Badge scheme.
Two information sessions are to be held in Tregaron and Ponhtrydfendigaid on 13 and 14 May for residents to gain information on the ‘Cozy Caron’ scheme. Cozy Caron is a new scheme to help eligible homes within the area of Tregaron and the surrounding villages to have central heating systems installed.
As Councillor Hag Harris’ year as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for 2018-2019 draws to a close, the Chairman’s Annual Dinner was held. During the evening, donations were received supporting the charity of the Chair’s choice, which was Lampeter Family Centre.
On Saturday 11 May at 7:30 pm, the Athena trio, will perform, alongside Steffan Rhys Hughes, at Theatr Felinfach as part of their Encore Series.
I’ve been in this role for three years and really enjoy the fact that I help towards making someone’s life a little bit more manageable.
Following an inspection, Ysgol Bro Teifi has received a commendable report from Estyn. Estyn's report had appraised that Ysgol Bro Teifi was either good or excellent in all of the inspection areas.
Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion hosted a special evening with the Llandysul Cubs. Ynni Da visited the Cubs to do a pedal power session through the Welsh language.
Ceredigion County Council is pleased to announce that it's been successful in obtaining a £125k grant from the Welsh Governments Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing fund in order to install a purpose-built boardwalk along the River Teifi in Cenarth.
On 16 April 2019, the Ceredigion plastic and packaging reduction scheme was launched. The scheme is carried out by Ceredigion County Council’s Conservation and Waste Management Teams, together with the Welsh voluntary environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy.
A Carers Garden Party was held on 11 April in Aberystwyth to bring carers of all ages together to take their caring hat off and enjoy with their loved ones.
The European Parliamentary Elections will be held on 23 May 2019. Britain is scheduled to take part.
Rodents can cause a lot of damage, cost money and cause concern for many. In response to these concerns, the Council has invested in underground camera technology for infestations, where Community Wardens will be able to identify defects in drains and identify potential points of entry where rodents are entering properties from the drains.
Ceredigion Youth Service have been successful in being shortlisted for a number of awards at this year’s National Youth Excellence Awards. The awards will take place on Friday, 28 June at Deganwy, Llandudno. Youth Workers from across Wales will gather to celebrate excellent practice in youth work over the last year.
On Tuesday, 09 April, over 220 young people and their families, from across Ceredigion joined Ceredigion Youth Service to celebrate their annual Awards Night. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements and successes of all young people who have engaged with Ceredigion Youth Service during the past year.
Students of the Countryside Management Course at Aberystwyth University have been constructing two new bridges to replace the old structures at a popular riverside walk in Aberystwyth, near Morrisons.
On 9 April 2019, Ceredigion Youth Council elected Thomas Kendall as the county’s new Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) who will represent Ceredigion in the UK Youth Parliament in 2019-2020, with Huw Jones elected as deputy member of Youth Parliament who will support Thomas.
MORE than £16,000 has been shared out amongst people affected by last October’s floods, thanks to the generosity of Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion communities.
In March, Ceredigion Youth Service has achieved the prestigious Gold Quality Mark for Youth Work in Wales. The Gold Quality Mark of Youth Work in Wales has only been achieved by two other Local Authority Youth Services to date.
A sentencing hearing was held on 10 April at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court to consider the guilty pleas submitted by Mrs. Margaret Cooper, 80 yrs old and Mr. Norman Richard Cooper, 55 yrs old. of Gilfachwith Farm, Bangor Teifi, in relation to the death and serious neglect of 84 cattle.
Businesses from across Mid Wales have taken the first major step in developing the vision for a Mid Wales Growth Deal. 40 businesses, representative organisations and charitable trusts met in three workshops in early April to start the process.
A dedicated new service has been established to help unpaid Carers in Ceredigion. Gofalwyr Ceredigion Carers (GCC) provides many services including advice and emotional support for Carers, as well as helping them to have short breaks from their caring responsibilities.
For the first time this year, pupils from some Ceredigion schools had the opportunity to compete in a quiz competition organised by South West Wales’ Mentrau Iaith called ‘Cwis Dim Clem’. The regional rounds were organised by Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion.
Ceredigion County Council has received confirmation that Councillor Paul James was killed last night, following a road accident.
Congratulations have been given to all Ceredigion Welsh Learners on their success in stage, literature and arts and crafts competitions at the Learners' Eisteddfod in Brecon recently
Derek Brockway, aka the ‘Weatherman’ has returned to Ceredigion to enjoy the beautiful coastal path in Ceredigion. The Public Rights of Way team, with the help of a group of enthusiastic volunteers have been busy working on the coastal path to ensure that the path is ready for all to enjoy this spring.
Ysgol Penweddig is judged to have made ‘sufficient progress’ in addressing the recommendations made after an inspection held in January 2017. As a result, the school has been removed from the list of schools requiring Estyn review.
Welsh will be the medium of instruction in the foundation phase of Ysgol Bro Pedr from September 2019 onwards. The development follows the approval of the plan by Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet.
The enhanced High Street and Retail Rates Relief Scheme has been approved for 2019-20 in Ceredigion. The scheme was approved by Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet on 9 April 2019.
From April 2019 up until the autumn, a series of ‘Walk of the Week’ posters will be published on Ceredigion County Council’s social media pages. These will highlight long and short routes across the county, so over the course of the summer there should be something for everyone to enjoy.
Pupils, staff and parents of Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos are delighted with the findings of the ESTYN inspection on the school, which was published today, 08 April.
In a workstream meeting on 3 April, councillors were given an update on the work to develop new ways of providing a music service in Ceredigion.
Do you have a community-led idea that could make a real difference to the lives of people living and working in Ceredigion? Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group (LAG) is asking residents to send in their ideas or expressions of interest for a project by Monday, 29 April.
Ysgol Penglais is no longer on a list of schools that need significant improvement. The development comes after an Estyn visit in March.
A new initiative to get nursery children more active has been launched across Ceredigion nurseries. Run by the Active Young People team from Ceredigion Actif, together with Public Health Wales, the aim of the scheme is to increase children’s physical activity, increase the number of parents involved in their child’s development and an opportunity for the children to develop key skills.
On Tuesday 26 March, Aberaeron Community Ambassadors organised and hosted a beach clean at Aberaeron beach during their lunch hour. Whilst carrying out the clean-up, the young people had the opportunity to learn about looking after the environment around them.
Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion arranged a Minecraft master class which was held at Theatr Felinfach for the winners of the 2019 Minecraft competition held last month.
A bursary to support young people aged 11-25 to help them with their future aspirations, has been awarded to four successful applicants for their innovative ideas. The bursaries will be given at the Ceredigion Youth Service’s awards evening on Tuesday, 9 April at Theatr Felinfach.
A garden party for carers will be held on 11 April between 12 and 3pm which is organised by students from Coleg Ceredigion who are currently studying for their BTEC Health and Social Care qualification Level 3.