Grant money available to improve play areas in Ceredigion

21/06/2018

The Council has been awarded £100,800 from the Welsh Government’s Rural Communities Development Fund to finance capital works in four play areas across Ceredigion. On 19 June, the Council’s Cabinet authorised the project’s commencement.


New Procurement Strategy focuses on strengthening local economy

21/06/2018

A Procurement Strategy for 2018-2022 will have a strong focus on supporting and strengthening the local economy whilst delivering benefits to the people of Ceredigion and its communities.


Photo Story: Success at Canolfan Meugan’s Eisteddfod

21/06/2018

Canolfan Meugan and Canolfan Steffan held an Eisteddfod for the service users at Neuadd Felinfach on 7 June.


Views sought on proposed access improvements at Pendinas Hillfort

21/06/2018

Views are being sought on the proposed access improvements at Pendinas Hillfort in Penparcau.


Acknowledging and celebrating staff successes

21/06/2018

Ceredigion County Council staff achievements were celebrated in a Council meeting on 21 June 2018.


Prosecution of former proprietor of food business with rodent infestation results in conviction

20/06/2018

On 18 June 2018, Mr Rysul Asad of 5 Gloster Row, Cardigan and the former proprietor of Gulshan, Chancery Lane, Cardigan, pleaded guilty to 10 food hygiene offences before Magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre.


Bicentenary Wales - Ohio celebrations

20/06/2018

Local artist Gwenllian Beynon and three of her students will give an informal talk at Theatr Felinfach about their visit to Ohio on Friday, 29 June at 7:30pm.


A Day in My Life by Gareth Davies, Parking Services Team Leader, Ceredigion's Civil Parking Enforcement Team

20/06/2018

Originally from St Clears, I’ve had a varied work history ranging from training to be a builder when I left school to working within the medical records department in West Wales General Hospital. I studied for a law degree in Bristol and originally planned to train to be in the probation service, however I moved up to Ceredigion in 2004 after meeting my wife and started working at a local spring water bottling company, which I thoroughly enjoyed as it helped me develop a good relationship with the local community through talking to customers on a regular basis.


Development of Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre moves closer

20/06/2018

The proposed Cylch Caron Integrated Resource Centre in Tregaron has moved closer to fruition, following the successful completion of the Pre-Qualification stage of the Invitation to Tender.


Ceredigion schools rewarded with performances from BMX artist

19/06/2018

Following an impressive effort and success in this year’s Big Pedal challenge, four Ceredigion schools were rewarded with a visit from Yinka Thomas, a highly acclaimed BMX Artist along with support from world record holder Matti Hemmings.


Preparations underway to provide Childcare Offer for Wales

19/06/2018

From September 2018, families in Ceredigion will be among those in Wales able to claim 30 hours of Government funded early education and childcare for up to 48 weeks of the year as part of the new Childcare Offer for Wales.


Ceredigion Welsh Learners National Winners

19/06/2018

Four Ceredigion learners were awarded for the standard of their written Welsh at Merched y Wawr Summer Festival in Machynlleth on Saturday, May 19.


Photo Story: Leader from Madagascan Church visits Ceredigion to celebrate bicentenary

18/06/2018

On Thursday, 7 June, a number of dignitaries from Madagascar met with members of Ceredigion County Council as part of celebrations that have taken place in Ceredigion to celebrate the bicentenary of the first missionaries who travelled from the area of Aberaeron over to Madagascar.


Open Evening at Cardigan Youth Centre

14/06/2018

As part of Youth Work Week 2018 celebrations, Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) will host an open evening at Cardigan Youth Centre.


Open day at Food Centre Wales to showcase state of the art manufacturing facilities

13/06/2018

Food Centre Wales, situated at Horeb Business Park, Llandysul, is opening its doors to the public on 26 June, from 10am-4pm. The Centre is a dedicated food technology centre offering advice, technical services and training to business start-ups, small to medium enterprises and existing food manufacturers.


Public urged to enjoy dolphin sightings at a distance

12/06/2018

With summer on the way, bringing visitors enjoying Ceredigion’s wildlife rich coastline, the Council is urging members of the public to enjoy coastal activities without disturbing Cardigan Bay’s special wildlife and habitats. The call comes after individuals recently approached and swam with dolphins in Cardigan Bay.


Photo story: Contribution made to local charity

07/06/2018

As Councillor Lynford Thomas’s year as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council for 2017-2018 drew 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 DASH Ceredigion.


New members sought for Ceredigion Local Access Forum

04/06/2018

New members are being sought for the Ceredigion Local Access Forum.


Ceredigion second at the Urdd Eisteddfod

04/06/2018

The bright talents and skills of Ceredigion’s youth has brought the county to the second place in the league of successes at this year’s 2018 Brecon and Radnorshire Urdd National Eisteddfod held on the Royal Welsh showground, Builth Wells, between 28 May and 2 June.


Ceredigion Museum comes up with the Goods

31/05/2018

Ceredigion Museum has recently launched its brand new collection of designer gifts created by four local artists, Becky Knight, Carys Boyle, Felix Cannadam and Ruth Jên Evans.


Picture and Story - Aberystwyth Day Centre celebrates the Royal Wedding

30/05/2018

Aberystwyth Day Centre celebrated the Royal Wedding with a special lunch and toast.


Ceredigion community helps Carers stay ‘healthy and connected’ this Carers Week

29/05/2018

To celebrate Carers Week 2018, held between 11 and 17 June, the Carers Unit are this year holding an event for Carers on Friday 15 June in the Llanina Arms, Llanarth.


Council carbon emissions reduced by over 20% in 5 years

29/05/2018

The final annual review of the Council’s Carbon Management Plan has revealed that Council carbon emissions have reduced by 21.15% in the last 5 years.


Money raised by Canolfan Padarn in the Race for Life

25/05/2018

Staff and service users from Canolfan Padarn took part in this year’s Race for Life which took place on Sunday, 13 May.


Celebrating Adult Learners’ Week

25/05/2018

Ceredigion will be celebrating Adult Learners’ Week which is the UK’s largest annual learning festival, with over 10,000 adults in Wales participate in activities to note the week every year.


New website for the Ceredigion Youth Service

25/05/2018

The Ceredigion Youth Service has created a new website which was developed following consultation with young people.


Package of Active Travel improvements recently completed in Aberystwyth

24/05/2018

Further active travel improvements in Aberystwyth have recently been completed after Ceredigion County Council secured additional Welsh Government capital grant funding of £249,000.


Celebrating Youth Work Week 2018

24/05/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service will be celebrating Youth Work Week between 23 and 30 June, a week dedicated to celebrating youth work all across Wales.


Ceredigion Disability Forum 2018/19 – Helping to shape services in Ceredigion

24/05/2018

Are you a disabled person residing in Ceredigion, support worker, carer or representative working with disabled people in the county? If so come and join the Ceredigion Disability Forum.


Welsh Code Club resources launch at Eisteddfod yr Urdd

24/05/2018

Cered – Ceredigion Language Initiative and Code Club, part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, are pleased to launch new Welsh language resources. The launch will be held at Mentrau Iaith Cymru’s stand at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Builth Wells on 29 June between 10am and 12pm.


Role of RNLI in World War One Commemorated in New Exhibition at Ceredigion Museum

23/05/2018

Ceredigion Museum is hosting the RNLI’s ‘Hope in the Great War’ exhibition, which honours the courage and determination of those who saved lives at sea as part of the First World War centenary commemorations. The family-friendly, interactive exhibition focuses on six heroic rescue stories from around the coast of the UK and Ireland. It also explores the fascinating history of Borth, Aberystwyth, New Quay and Cardigan Lifeboat stations.


Museum Lights Up The Past

23/05/2018

Ceredigion Museum has had a full refurbishment of its lighting thanks to £116,558 of grants from Welsh Governments Museums Archives and Libraries Division and the Rural Community Development Fund.


Bys a Bawd App to be launched

23/05/2018

Do you like singing Welsh nursery rhymes? Or are you a parent or guardian to little children? A brand new app is being launched at the Urdd Eisteddfod which could be right up your street.


Ceredigion Youth Council will be given chance to have their say

23/05/2018

On 13 July 2018, Ceredigion Youth Council will take over the Council Chambers to host the first ever discussion session in Ceredigion, organised and led by Ceredigion Youth Council. The event will be an opportunity for Ceredigion Youth Council to ask questions, regarding issues which effect young people, to a panel of people who influence decisions on policies, young people; local and nationally.


Have your say on Corporate Enforcement

22/05/2018

Views are being sought on a new Corporate Enforcement Policy produced by Ceredigion County Council.


Ceredigion Museum calls for seaside holiday photographs for a new exhibition

22/05/2018

Ceredigion Museum is looking for your seaside holiday photographs to take part in a new exhibition celebrating the nation’s relationship with the seaside.


Ideas sought to help enhance Ceredigion’s local rural communities

22/05/2018

The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group would like to hear from individuals, community groups and eligible organisations with innovative ideas that could enhance the experience of living and working in Ceredigion.


British Empire Medal Awarded for services to Disability Basketball

22/05/2018

In a ceremony held on 18 May in the Council Chamber, Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Aberaeron, the British Empire Medal was awarded to Lee Coulson. The medal was awarded for Lee’s services to Disability Basketball – voluntary and charitable


Students make the Dylan Thomas connection

18/05/2018

If a Public Right of Way combines fantastic coastal and mountain views, takes in farm land, wooded valleys and tumbling streams, provides an off-road route between a coastal village and an inland hamlet and, on top of all this, has historical links to a literary legend, then it deserves to be looked after. The footpath in question runs from Llanon towards Pennant.


Cabinet portfolios reorganisation announced in Council AGM

18/05/2018

A Cabinet portfolio reorganisation was announced in Ceredigion County Council’s Annual General Meeting on 18 May 2018. The announcement was made by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn.


Councillor Hag Harris elected as Chairman of Ceredigion County Council 2018-2019

18/05/2018

Councillor Hag Harris was elected as the Chairman of the Council for 2018-2019 in the Annual Meeting held by Ceredigion County Council on Friday 18 May 2018.


Play Unified Games held to takle inequality

17/05/2018

To coincide with the Commonwealth Games, a Ceredigion Play Unified Games was held on 25 April at Aberystwyth University.


Theatr Felinfach event to take a trip down memory lane after 50 years of Panto

17/05/2018

Theatr Felinfach’s annual Welsh Pantomime is celebrating its 50th year this year. It is famous throughout Wales and is the flagship participatory and community project.


Blue flags to fly high over Ceredigion beaches this summer

17/05/2018

Blue Flags will fly over five of Ceredigion’s most popular beaches this summer. Borth, Aberystwyth North, New Quay Harbour, Llangrannog and Tresaith beaches have once again been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for 2018. In addition, Ceredigion’s beaches have been awarded 4 Green Coast awards and 13 Seaside Awards.


A day in My Life By Julie Lomas, Food and Drink Festivals Co-ordinator / Aberystwyth Farmers Market Co-ordinator

16/05/2018

Originally from Tonypandy in the Rhondda Valleys, I left school after my O Levels (yes, I am that old!) and spent 12 years as a Tax Officer at the Inland Revenue in Cardiff.


Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training Hairdressers demonstrate talents

16/05/2018

Young, aspiring hairdressers from across the county gathered at Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (HCT) on Wednesday, 02 May, to show off their skills.


Keeping Ceredigion’s Coast Clean

11/05/2018

Two types of new bins have been sited near some of Ceredigion’s main beaches to help keep the county’s coast clean.


Ceredigion prepares for cycle festival

11/05/2018

The OVO Energy Tour Series returns to Aberystwyth on Saturday 26 May - the only Welsh stage of its tour of British towns and cities. Ceredigion County Council is proud to host the event again this year with financial support from Aberystwyth Town Council and Advancing Aberystwyth ar y Blaen to secure the event for Aberystwyth.


Take a tour of Food Centre Wales from the comfort of your armchair!

10/05/2018

Food Centre Wales recently had a virtual tour created of the centres’ ‘Innovation and Manufacturing Hub’ to enable people to view the facilities on offer there remotely.


Upskilling volunteers to help look after the local environment

10/05/2018

The walls of the billiards room at Llanerchaeron would probably tell some tales if only they could speak, but it is doubtful they’ve witnessed, in such intimacy, the details of a City and Guilds brush cutter training course before. This was the venue, kindly loaned by the National Trust for the day, to a group which included some of Ceredigion County Council’s ‘Adopt a Path’ volunteers.


Your time to make a difference during Dementia Action Week

09/05/2018

Ceredigion County Council will be starting Dementia Action Week, which takes place between 21 and 27 May, by holding a Dementia Friends public information session on Monday, 21 May at 2pm at the Powerhouse, Llandysul.


Raising the rainbow flags in support of International Day

09/05/2018

Ceredigion County Council will be showing their support for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bi-phobia (IDAHOT) on Thursday 17 May, by raising the rainbow flag outside Council Offices at Penmorfa, Aberaeron and Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth.


Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan launched

09/05/2018

Ceredigion’s first Local Well-being Plan has been launched in an event with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe.


New Scrap Metal Policy approved

08/05/2018

In a meeting on 08 May 2018, the Council’s Cabinet approved a new Scrap Metal Policy. The policy ensures accessibility and clarity to those seeking to obtain a Collectors or a Site Licence from the Council.


Success for Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training Plumbing Apprentices

08/05/2018

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training’s (HCT) Plumbing department has been celebrating the success of two apprentices, Shannon Haf Burril and Robert Davies, in recent UK-wide trade competitions.


Minister and leaders meet to discuss Mid Wales Growth Deal

08/05/2018

Two prominent UK and Welsh Government Ministers were in Llandrindod Wells on Thursday, April 26, to discuss the Mid Wales Growth Deal with the region’s council leaders.


Spring Fair celebrating anniversary of the Farmers Market

04/05/2018

This year’s Spring Fair will be celebrating Aberystwyth Farmers’ Market’s 18th anniversary.


Welsh Learners given recognition in Welsh in the Workplace celebrations

04/05/2018

An event was held on 30 April at Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth to commend Ceredigion County Council staff that attended learning Welsh courses in the workplace during the last year.


Consultation on violence and abuse strategy

04/05/2018

Authorities in the mid and west Wales region are seeking input into their new strategy on tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.


One Life – Two Languages booklet launched

03/05/2018

Theatr Felinfach, Cered, and the Ceredigion Education Department have worked together to produce a booklet, ‘One Life – Two Languages’.


Completion of highways schemes in Penrhyn-coch and at IBERS

01/05/2018

The ‘Safe Routes in Communities Scheme’ in Penrhyn-coch has been completed following the recent ‘Phase 2’ construction works on the new section of footway between the School and Post Office and the improvements to the junction of Glan Ffrwd residential estate.


Esme elected as Ceredigion’s new Member of Youth Parliament

01/05/2018

On 20 April 2018, Ceredigion Youth Council elected Esme Freeman as the County’s new Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) who will represent Ceredigion in the UK Youth Parliament in 2018-2019.


Paddle Gates Installation in Public Toilets in Lampeter and New Quay

30/04/2018

The fee charging paddle gates that have been installed in the public conveniences at Market Street, Lampeter and St Johns Street, New Quay will be operational as of 1 May 2018 following the Cabinet decision made on 13 February 2018.


Residents asked for their support at next Crime Reduction meeting

30/04/2018

As part of its annual campaign to reduce crime levels within the county, the Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership is inviting residents to attend a public meeting of the Full Partnership and Strategy Group, at 2pm in the Council Chamber, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, on Thursday 10 May, 2018.


Aberaeron Youth Centre’s garden given new lease of life

25/04/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) have been successful in utilising funding to develop the garden area at Aberaeron Youth Centre.


A Day in My Life by Wendy Fitzpatrick, Workways+ Mentor

25/04/2018

My working career has been varied over the years; I have worked previously as a printer, then in various factories as a paint sprayer for kitchens and also as a forklift truck driver.


Ceredigion Youth Service award over 400 young people

25/04/2018

On Tuesday evening, 17 April, over 400 young people and their families from across Ceredigion were invited to attend Ceredigion Youth Service’s Awards Ceremony. The evening was an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements and successes of all the young people who have engaged with Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) during the past year.


Estron, a drama by Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, comes to Theatr Felinfach

25/04/2018

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s latest production, Estron by Hefin Robinson, will be performed at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 5 May at 7:30pm.


Accredited Archive status given to Ceredigion Archives

24/04/2018

On Thursday, 19 April, Ceredigion Archives celebrated that the Archives has been awarded the Accredited Archive status. The Chairman of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Lynford Thomas unveiled the ‘Accredited Archive Service’ plaque.


Ceredigion Sports Council awarded Gold Language Charter

23/04/2018

The Ceredigion Sports Council (CSC) was awarded the Gold Language Charter for use of Welsh in everyday business and developing communities in Ceredigion.


Road Safety Team supports Family Safety Week

18/04/2018

It’s Family Safety Week from 23 to 27 April and to raise awareness of safety issues involving child car seats, Ceredigion County Council’s Road Safety Team wishes to highlight the free child car seat checks service they provide to residents in Ceredigion.


Cycle repair stations installed in Aberystwyth

17/04/2018

A new public cycle repair station with an integrated pump has recently been installed outside Plascrug Leisure Centre. The station was installed by Ceredigion County Council using grant funding from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund.


Highways grant to boost the Council’s road improvement programme

17/04/2018

The Council’s programme of road refurbishment and resurfacing will be accelerated after receiving almost £1.2m of grant money from the Welsh Government. On 17 April 2018, the Cabinet agreed that the grant funding will be used for the refurbishment of the roads in Ceredigion in accordance with conditions of the grant.


Ceredigion’s first Cabarela is coming to Theatr Felinfach!

17/04/2018

On Friday, 27 April at 8pm, Theatr Felinfach will be hosting Cabarela, which will be something quite different to the Theatr’s usual offering. It will be an informal evening with a variety of fun loving artists, introduced by Wales’ version of ‘4 poofs and a piano’; 3 sisters and a jazz duo! The word Cabarela is a combination of cabaret and Sorela; a Welsh acapella folk band consisting of three sisters from Aberystwyth.


Public consultation to be held on Rhydeinon household waste site

17/04/2018

In a Cabinet meeting on 17 April, the Ceredigion County Council Cabinet decided to hold a public consultation in relation to the Rhydeinon Household Waste Site, near Llanarth. The Cabinet also decided to extend the contract for the household waste site for a period of 6 months.


Money raised for Sport Relief

17/04/2018

An Inter-Community Support Base sporting event was recently held at the Leisure Centre at Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog, to raise money for Sports Relief.


Council agrees response to ward boundary proposals

16/04/2018

In a meeting of the Full Council on 12 April, Ceredigion County Councillors agreed on a response to be submitted to the Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales’ review of electoral arrangements. This response details the Council’s view of the Commission’s proposals to change ward boundaries in Ceredigion.


‘Y Cylch’, Derec Williams, Penri Roberts and Linda Gittins’ production comes to Theatr Felinfach

16/04/2018

On Saturday, 21 April at 7:30pm the Ysgol Theatr Maldwyn company will be performing a sparkling new production, ‘Y Cylch’ (The Circle) at Theatr Felinfach, which was originally written in 1983. The show, set in a night club, forms an allegory of how life can turn in a circle and features memorable songs which are characteristic of shows produced over the years by the trio Derec Williams, Penri Roberts a Linda Gittins.


Have your say on Accessibility with the Bow Street Travel Interchange Consultation

13/04/2018

The Welsh Government has been awarded funding by the UK Department for Transport to build a new public transport interchange at Bow Street. The proposal includes the re-opening of Bow Street railway station and will comprise of a car park, cycling facilities, pedestrian links and bus stops. The project will be delivered by Transport for Wales.


British Empire Medal Awarded for Voluntary Services to Disabled People in Ceredigion

11/04/2018

In a Ceremony held on 16 March, the British Empire Medal was awarded to Tony Hawkins, formerly of Llandysul. The medal was awarded for voluntary services to disabled people in Ceredigion.


Ceredigion Annual Crime And Disorder Review

06/04/2018

The Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership is currently carrying out an Assessment of crime and disorder related issues within the County.


New era for Ethics and Standards Committee

06/04/2018

The Ethics and Standards Committee has recently welcomed four new members following the end of term of two others.


Mature driver courses to be held in May and September

05/04/2018

A mature driver course aimed at drivers who are 65 years old or older will be held in Aberystwyth on 1 and 2 May 2018. The course is being held in partnership by Ceredigion County Council and Dyfed Powys Police. The same course will be held again on 4 and 5 September.


Council urges residents to be aware of scam calls

04/04/2018

Ceredigion County Council are urging residents to be aware of scam calls, having recently received reports of scam calls being made to Ceredigion residents from callers claiming to be from the ‘local Council’.


Ceredigion Youth Service to host annual awards ceremony

03/04/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service (CYS) will host an annual awards ceremony on April 17, at Theatr Felinfach between 4-7pm. The ceremony will be an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the achievements and successes of all the young people who have engaged with CYS during the past year.


Ceredigion Learning Services’ focus on learners with Autism

29/03/2018

Monday 26 March marked the start of World Autism Awareness Week 2018. To coincide with this, Ceredigion Special Educational Needs/Additional Learning Needs (SEN/ALN) team arranged for renowned speaker and journalist, Dean Beadle, to give a presentation to an audience of school staff, learning services staff and partnership agencies on Monday, 26 March. Dean shared his humorous and insightful personal experiences of learning and living with autism in order to further raise awareness of autism and its educational implications.


Workways+ help secure more job opportunities with local businesses

29/03/2018

Workways+ offers training and paid work experience opportunities to long-term unemployed people to help them on their route back to employment. Amanda Needham, 57 has recently benefited from their support to find employment at a newly opened farm shop and Welsh bistro.


New Waste Collection Service for Ceredigion

29/03/2018

A new waste collection service model for Ceredigion has been approved by the Cabinet at its meeting on 27 March 2018.


Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi site to be split and placed for sale

27/03/2018

The site of the former Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi in Llandysul will be placed for sale on the open market in three separate parcels of land.


New five year ICT and Digital Strategy looks to the future

27/03/2018

A new five year ICT and Digital Strategy covering a range of future facing opportunities and challenges for Ceredigion County Council has been approved.


Two years of Active Travel improvements worth £336,750 completed in Cardigan

22/03/2018

Work has recently been completed by Ceredigion County Council to widen the footway on Pont y Cleifion Road, which sees the culmination of a two year package of grant-funded Active Travel improvements in Cardigan.


New Project to support unemployed young people

19/03/2018

A major EU-backed project has been launched aimed at supporting young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) across West Wales.


Support approved for 2020 Ceredigion National Eisteddfod

16/03/2018

In a Cabinet meeting on 6 March, the Ceredigion County Council Cabinet agreed to support the National Eisteddfod which is coming to the county in 2020.


Ceredigion turns red in support of Welsh Athletes

15/03/2018

On 23 March, schools, sports clubs and Ceredigion County Council will have the opportunity to turn red to show their support for the Welsh athletes who will be representing Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April with ‘We Are Red’ day.


A day in My Life by Kayleigh Tonkins, Road Safety Project Officer

14/03/2018

I have been a keen horse rider since the age of 7, when my family relocated from Devon to Llanddewi-Brefi, Ceredigion. Over the years I have experienced my fair share of near misses on the rural roads of Ceredigion whilst out with my sisters or friends on horseback or on bikes. I’ve always thought there’s more that could be done to educate and advise people in order to make a difference to the safety of all road users, in particular vulnerable road users. Having said this, I never imagined I would start a career in road safety; I had initially been keen to pursue an equestrian career!


Workshop held on Ceredigion’s Economic Future

14/03/2018

A Workshop was held for Elected Members on Thursday, 8 March, to discuss Ceredigion’s Economic Future bringing together some of the county’s biggest organisations to share what they had to offer and what partnership working could look like in the future.


Ceredigion to support Earth Hour

14/03/2018

At 8:30pm on Saturday 24 March, Ceredigion County Council will join hundreds of millions of people across the world that will be turning off their lights for one hour in a show of support for action on climate change.


Flying the Flag for the Commonwealth in Ceredigion

12/03/2018

On 12 March, Commonwealth Day 2018, the Commonwealth flag was flown at the Council offices at Penmorfa, Aberaeron to celebrate the family of nations that encompasses the globe.


Thanks given to clean up volunteers

12/03/2018

29 volunteers attended the Ceredigion County Council led clean ups in February, giving a total of 55 hours of their time to remove litter from the beaches, woods and reserves of Ceredigion.


Young People’s Bursary Success

12/03/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service have recently been fortunate to accept an opportunity generously provided by West Wales Holiday Cottages to support young people with a cash bursary.


An evening of Welsh comedy and song

12/03/2018

There will be an evening of Welsh stand-up comedy by Noel James, Sion Owens and the Welsh Whisperer at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 24 March at 8:00pm.


Call for regeneration ideas in six Mid Wales Towns

09/03/2018

The Growing Mid Wales Partnership is on the hunt for organisations with good ideas and the ability to implement those ideas with some assistance in any of six towns in Mid Wales.


Minaeron plans submitted to Welsh Government

07/03/2018

Plans to turn a former office block in Aberaeron into a brand new Integrated Care Centre with health and social care services have been sent to Welsh Government officials for consideration.


Bodlondeb care home site to be put up for sale

07/03/2018

The site of the former Bodlondeb residential care home in Penparcau, Aberystwyth is to be put up for sale with priority given to buyers intending on using the site to provide an Elderly Mentally Infirm (EMI)/Dementia nursing home. The development follows a Cabinet decision taken on 6 March 2018.


Film screening and discussions on Adverse Childhood Experiences held

05/03/2018

A film screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope was held on 22 February to hold a conversation around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s).


Council services returning to normal after wintry weather, but some disruptions remain

05/03/2018

With the snow and ice thawing across Ceredigion, Council services are returning to normal after wintry weather, but weather conditions continue to affect some services.


Ysgol Penglais: The first School in Ceredigion to receive the Investors in Carers Bronze Award

05/03/2018

On 27 February, Ysgol Penglais was awarded the Investors in Carers Bronze Award, in recognition of their commitment to and support for carers and their families. Ysgol Penglais is the first school in Ceredigion to receive this award.


An account of working together between Public Rights of Way team and volunteers. By Jill Lowry

02/03/2018

Ceredigion County Council’s Public Rights of Way team couldn’t do their job of maintaining and improving footpaths and bridleways without the help and support of their dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic volunteers.


Update on disruptions due to the weather 02-03-2018 15:00

02/03/2018

Whilst snowfall hasn’t been as heavy as expected in some parts of the county, the wind has caused a few problems overnight in Ceredigion, both in relation to drifting snow and fallen trees and we are also now experiencing freezing rain in some areas.


Celebrating the Welsh language on St David’s day

01/03/2018

To mark St David’s day, Ceredigion County Council have commended staff members who’ve attended Welsh training in the workplace during the last year.


Update on disruption due to forecasted weather

01/03/2018

With warnings continuing to be in place for snow and ice, and quickly changing local weather, Ceredigion County Council are prepared to ensure that disruptions are kept to a minimum and resources are concentrated on issues that could arise.


Disruption to services due to forecasted weather

28/02/2018

With forecasts of disruptive levels of snow and very cold temperatures, Ceredigion County Council has advised all schools to close and decided that day care centres will be closed on Thursday, 1 March and Friday 2 March, 2018. Waste collection services will also be suspended on these days.


Schemes commended for commitment to promoting energy efficiency

27/02/2018

Ceredigion County Council were commended at an Awards ceremony for their efforts based on a number of schemes and interventions which have been delivered within the County.


Motion to support the reduction of plastic use in Ceredigion approved

23/02/2018

In a Full Council meeting on 22 February 2018, the Council unanimously supported a motion to reduce the use of plastic and to support plastic reduction initiatives in Ceredigion.


Increase in Council Tax to reduce the impact on quality core services

23/02/2018

In a Full Council meeting on Thursday 22 February 2018, members determined the Council Tax rate for 2018-2019. The overall increase in the Council Tax rate will be 5.02%. The County Council’s element of the tax will increase by 4.95%.


Joining together to launch new vision for freight

23/02/2018

A vision for how freight transport across Mid Wales and the Marches could be improved to support economic development and operational efficiency was launched on Wednesday 21 February.


A Day in My Life by Steffan Rees, Community Development Officer

16/02/2018

I’m a boy from Pontyberem, Gwendraeth Valley, Carmarthenshire originally, but I’ve lived in Aberystwyth since 2010. I studied Human Geography and then a Masters in Environmental and Regional Policy at Aberystwyth University. Following on from my time in college near the sea, I worked for a time as a Research Consultant with a local research company, travelling all over Wales undertaking a range of research and evaluations.


Tenders invited for Cylch Caron

16/02/2018

Tenders are invited for the design and build of a new fully-integrated health, social care and housing centre, Cylch Caron in Tregaron.


Innovative ideas sought to help shape the future of rural Ceredigion

15/02/2018

The Cynnal y Cardi Local Action Group (LAG) is looking for innovative community led project ideas that could make a real difference to the lives of people living and working in Ceredigion.


Paddle gates to be installed at public toilets in Lampeter and New Quay

14/02/2018

Fee-charging paddle gates are to be installed at public toilets in Lampeter and New Quay following a Cabinet decision made on 13 February 2018.


Ysgol Cwrtnewydd site to be repurposed to host the Ceredigion Youth Service

14/02/2018

The site of the former Ysgol Cwrtnewydd will be repurposed to host Ceredigion Youth Service following a Cabinet decision made on 13 February 2018. The decision will enable the Youth Service to offer a variety of opportunities to young people aged between 11 and 25 in the county.


‘Y Tad’ comes to Theatr Felinfach

14/02/2018

The play ‘Y Tad’ will come to Theatr Felinfach on 2 and 3 March 2018. The drama – which discusses the contemporary theme of dementia – has led the Theatre to undertake dementia training to better understand how the condition could affect their users.


Young Volunteers receive millennium volunteers recognition

14/02/2018

Ceredigion Young Volunteers is a program led by Ceredigion Youth Service, which offers support and opportunities for young people wishing to volunteer and gain experience within Youth Work settings. Two young volunteers have received millennium volunteers recognition.


Public use electric vehicle charging points to be installed at main Council offices

13/02/2018

The process of tendering for the installation of public use electric vehicle charging points at Council offices will begin after the Ceredigion County Council Cabinet approved a project on 13 February 2018.


From Parade to Parade

12/02/2018

Cered: Ceredigion’s Welsh Language Initiative will be busy between 1 and 4 March with events to celebrate St David’s Day in Aberystwyth and Lampeter.


Public litter picking events to be held in Ceredigion in February

09/02/2018

A series of litter picking events will be held across Ceredigion in February 2018. The events will be open to the public and will be facilitated by Ceredigion County Council officers who will provide litter picking equipment as well as drinks and snacks.


Snapchat safety film launched by Ceredigion pupils wins prize in Cardiff Bay

07/02/2018

A short film created by Year 12 Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig drama pupils has won second prize in a nationwide competition. The short film focuses on raising awareness of online safety among young people, particularly highlighting and prompting discussions of the risks surrounding the misuse of Snapchat. The project was facilitated by the Ceredigion Youth Service, in conjunction with Aberystwyth University and Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig.


Views wanted about Learning Disability Services

02/02/2018

Ceredigion County Council’s Learning Disability Strategy Group want to know your views on learning disability services to develop a new strategy for people with a learning disability and their carers.


Council passes motion expressing concern on possible effects of Universal Credit in Ceredigion

01/02/2018

In a Full Council meeting on 24 January 2018, Ceredigion County Council passed a motion noting concern over the introduction of Universal Credit in Ceredigion in September 2018.


Community Group to run Tregaron Leisure Centre

31/01/2018

The responsibility for running the services at Tregaron Leisure Centre have been taken over by a community group following the completion of a lease between Ceredigion County Council and Hamdden Caron Leisure.


Funds raised by Aberystwyth Community Ambassadors for Ysbyty Bronglais

30/01/2018

Aberystwyth Community Ambassadors - a sub-group led by Ceredigion Youth Service - raised a total of £103.17 for a local charity by selling handmade crafts at Ysgol Gyfun Penweddig’s Christmas Fair on 24 November 2017.


Coleg Ceredigion: First College to receive the Investors in Carers Bronze Award

29/01/2018

Coleg Ceredigion have been recognised for their commitment to and support for carers and their families.


Comments welcomed on Scrap Metal Dealers Policy

26/01/2018

A new Policy is being introduced designed to provide advice and guidance to those individuals or businesses intending to deal in or collect scrap metal and comments are welcomed on the draft.


Child death registration fee to be waived by Council

26/01/2018

The statutory fee for certificates issued when registering the death of children will now be waived in Ceredigion on grounds of compassion. The waiving of fees follows a decision taken by Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet on 23 January 2018.


Council calls on local organisations, community groups and small businesses to attend Dewis Cymru information events

25/01/2018

A series of community engagement events will be held across Ceredigion to support any local organisation including community groups and small businesses to upload their details onto an online Wales-wide directory. Once established, Ceredigion residents will be able to find a wealth of resources and opportunities in the county.


Innovative Coding Clubs pilot project approved

25/01/2018

Work to hold Welsh Language Coding Clubs will begin after receiving Ceredigion County Council Cabinet approval.


Disruption within the county caused by heavy rain

22/01/2018

Officers worked around the clock following disruption during the heavy rainfall of Sunday, 21 January 2018. Three roads were closed and a number of others only passable with great care.


Puss in Boots by Little Mill Players

22/01/2018

Little Mill Players’ pantomime this year is ‘Puss in Boots’ and will be performed at Theatr Felinfach on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January at 7.30pm as well as on Saturday 27 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.


Staff praised and thanked for work during heavy rain

22/01/2018

Staff who were called into work on Sunday afternoon, 21 January to work through the disruption in Ceredigion have been praised and thanked for their hard work.


A day in my life – Ian Williams, Technical Assistant (Projects)

19/01/2018

I am born and bred in the Aberystwyth area, having lived in the Pont-rhyd-y-groes area for over 30 years with my wife and 3 daughters and recently becoming a grandfather too! I take joy in being able to support and be part of the local community and am involved in a number of voluntary organisations. Back in 2010, I won the CAVO Ceredigion Volunteer award for ‘Trustee of the Year’ and have also been clerk to Ysbyty Ystwyth Community Council for 18 years.


Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant reaffirmed

19/01/2018

In a meeting on 15 January 2018, the signatories of the Ceredigion Armed Forces Community Covenant reaffirmed their commitment to the Community Covenant and the work it carries out. The reaffirmation was carried out in the Council Chamber in Penmorfa, Aberaeron.


Tra Bo Dau concert a sell out success

18/01/2018

Rhys Meirion and Aled Wyn Davies, two tenors with a shared sense of humour and mischief, matched only by their lifelong love of music performed to a sell out audience at Theatr Felinfach on Saturday, 13 January.


It’s About Time

17/01/2018

This January, Ceredigion Museum are proud to exhibit artwork by the portrait painter Seren Morgan Jones, originally from Aberystwyth and the third generation of women artists in her family.


Snapchat safety film launched by Ceredigon pupils

16/01/2018

Ceredigion Youth Service, in conjunction with Aberystwyth University and Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig, facillitated a project with pupils to create a short film focusing on raising awareness of online safety amongst young people, particularly highlighting and prompting discussions of the risks surrounding the misuse of Snapchat.


National Carer’s Rights Day Success

15/01/2018

On National Carers Rights Day, 24 November, an event designed to empower Carers to know, understand and take up their rights, took place in Penmorfa, Aberaeron.


Care Home closes doors for last time

12/01/2018

Bodlondeb Residential Care Home’s doors have closed for the last time after the remaining resident moved into a new home.


£750,000 additional grant funding for highways improvements in Ceredigion

12/01/2018

Ceredigion County Council has recently been awarded almost £750,000 of additional grant funding from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund and Road Safety Capital Grant to carry out further highways improvement schemes in the County.


End of year Welsh gig for 1,200 Ceredigion pupils

09/01/2018

Following the September launch of CERI SIARAD - the Welsh Language Charter - a gig was organised for 15 December for Ceredigion school children.


British Empire Medal Awarded for pastoral care to the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales and extensive charity work

05/01/2018

In a ceremony held on 19 December in the Council Chamber, Aberaeron, the British Empire Medal was awarded to Paul Thomas of Sarnau. The medal was awarded for pastoral care to the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales and his extensive charity work.


Ideas sought to support Cardigan Bay fishing industry and communities

03/01/2018

Funding has been received for the fishing industry, fishing communities, groups and organisations involved in the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Cardigan Bay coast and inland waters from St Dogmaels to Barmouth.


Awards for the Best in the Tourism industry

22/12/2017

Visit Wales is inviting nominations The Wales Tourism Awards 2018.


Woodwork course provided at Canolfan Meugan

22/12/2017

Tir Coed Tutors Kelly Cutler and Eifion Wakefield have been leading service users in woodworking activities at Canolfan Meugan, a community support base which supports both adults with learning disabilities and the elderly in Cardigan.


Cylch Caron committed to moving forward

21/12/2017

Plans to develop a new fully-integrated health, social care and housing centre in Tregaron are continuing to be revised following an initial unsuccessful tendering process.


Grant success to improve Cardigan Skatepark

21/12/2017

Friends of Cardigan Skatepark, Ceredigion County Council and Cardigan Town Council have been successful with a collaborative ‘Awards for All’ grant of £4,704 to improve Cardigan Skatepark.


January brings a free collection of electrical items to Ceredigion

20/12/2017

Have you received any new electronic or electrical goods as a Christmas gift? Do you need to get rid of unwanted electrical items? In January 2018 Ceredigion County Council will be working in partnership with European Recycling Platform (ERP) to offer a free waste collection for electrical items as part of the domestic bulky waste collection for all residents in Ceredigion.


Local clubs benefit from Ceredigion Actif grants

18/12/2017

On Tuesday, 12 December 2017 Ceredigion Actif in partnership with Sport Wales distributed £14,214 to local sports clubs through the Community Chest Panel.


Clutter Free Ceredigion

15/12/2017

A series of posters to promote a clutter free Ceredigion by Ceredigion County Council were launched at a Ceredigion Disability Forum meeting on 13 December.


A day in my life - Anneliese Mowbray, Wardrobe Mistress in Theatr Felinfach

14/12/2017

What other job can boast that they created the biggest and fattest gypsy wedding dress in West Wales? This was my challenge 4 Christmases ago when I was asked to create the dame dress for Theatr Felinfach’s Christmas pantomime.


Ceredigion Christmas Waste and Recycling Arrangements

14/12/2017

During the Christmas and New Year period, waste collections in Ceredigion will be provided a day later than the usual collection day on the weeks commencing 25 December 2017 and 1 January 2018. The Household Waste Sites will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.


Money raised for a defribillator through Christmas Sale at Canolfan Meugan / Yr Hafod

12/12/2017

On Friday 24 November, Canolfan Meugan held a successful Christmas Sale. All proceeds raised, over £1,000, went towards a defibrillator and further resources for the centre, or donation to a charity, to be decided upon by the service users.


Council passes motion opposing planned downgrade of New Quay Lifeboat Station

11/12/2017

In a Full Council meeting on 7 December, the Council unanimously passed a motion in support of New Quay Lifeboat Station. The motion is in response to plans from the RNLI to downgrade the New Quay Lifeboat Station to an inshore Lifeboat when the service of its All-Weather Lifeboat expires in 2020.


Council adopts Modern Slavery Policy

07/12/2017

Ceredigion County Council has become one of the first Councils in Wales to adopt a policy to tackle modern slavery. The Anti-Slavery Policy was approved in a Full Council meeting on 7 December.


Time given to develop Parc Natur Penglais

06/12/2017

Volunteers, including students, have given around 500 hours of their time to develop Parc Natur Penglais. Along with support from Ceredigion County Council, the Group have built around 100 steps in 5 different places which has made the park a great place to walk, play and enjoy around a number of safe paths.


Cered aiming to use grant to provide Welsh medium coding courses

05/12/2017

Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion aims to run coding courses through the medium of Welsh. This follows being awarded with a Cymraeg 2050 grant to promote the use of the Welsh language.


Food Centre Wales at the Farm Business Innovation show 2017

01/12/2017

The Food Centre Wales Team were at the Farm Business Innovation show 2017 offering advice and support to businesses in the food and drinks industry.


Wil Rees represents Ceredigion in UK Youth Parliament takeover 2017

28/11/2017

On 10 November 2017, over 200 young people from across the UK gathered in the Houses of Commons Chamber, to take part in the annual UK Youth Parliament takeover debate, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP. Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) Wil Rees, the former Vice-Chair of Ceredigion Youth Council and former pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Gymunedol Penweddig, now a first year politics student at Cardiff University, represented the young people of Ceredigion.


Disability equals diversity, not disadvantage

27/11/2017

​International Day of Persons with Disabilities will take place on 3rd December which aims to raise awareness of social inclusion.


Developing young people's confidence in using the Welsh language through graffiti art

24/11/2017

Ceredigion Youth Service has been successful in attaining a grant from Welsh Government to support young people in improving their use of the Welsh language.


Scheme raising money through exercise

24/11/2017

Members of the National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) in Tregaron have raised a total of £1,763 for a good cause.


Welcoming news on Chancellor's commitment to a Mid Wales Growth Deal

24/11/2017

Chair of the Regional Economic Partnership, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, has welcomed proposals for a Mid Wales Growth Deal, setting out plans to build a Welsh economy that is fit for the future.


Over 500 new members welcomed through the doors at Ceredigion Libraries

23/11/2017

As a result of the activities during National Library Week, Ceredigion Libraries attracted an impressive 501 new people to sign up and join.