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Gwasanaeth newydd yn cysylltu Aberystwyth a Hwlff ordd

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trawsGAN GYSYLLTU Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, Cei Newydd, Aberteifi , Abergwaun a Hwlffordd, maer gwasanaeth newydd yn disodlir gwasanaethau x50 a 412 ac maen rhan o rwydwaith Traws Cymru syn cael ei ariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru. Bydd yn wasanaeth bob awr ym mhob cyfeiriad yn ystod yr wythnos ac ar ddydd Sadwrn. Bydd ffl yd o fysiau Optare MetroCity unllawr newydd sy’n defnyddio tanwydd yn fwy effeithiol ac yn fwy ecogyfeillgar yn cael eu cyfl wyno ar gyfer y daith erbyn diwedd Ebrill. Bydd gan bob un o’r cerbydau newydd du mewn fel coets, cyhoeddiadau ar gyfer yr arhosfan nesaf a WiFi am ddim.

Meddai Edwina Hart y Gweinidog Trafnidiaeth: “Bydd y gwasanaeth newydd hwn yn darparu cysylltiadau pwysig i gymunedau yng Ngheredigion a Sir Benfro. Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cydnabod pwysigrwydd gwasanaethau bysiau yng Nghymru, yn enwedig mewn ardaloedd gwledig, gan ddarparu mynediad i swyddi a gwasanaethau. Dyna pam ein bod yn uwchraddio’r rhwydwaith Traws Cymru i wella amseroedd teithio, hygyrchedd a chyfforddusrwydd i deithwyr. “Rydym wedi gwrando ar ganfyddiadau adolygiad Dr Victoria Winkler o rwydwaith TrawsCymru ac wedi cymeryd cyfl eoedd i gyfl ymu’r amseroedd teithio ar y ffordd hon.

Cafodd ei gynllunio hefyd i gysylltu â gwasanaeth TrawsCymru T1 yn Aberaeron ar gyfer teithwyr sy’n dymuno teithio i Lanbedr Pont Steffan a Chaerfyrddin.” Dywedodd y Cynghorydd Rob Lewis, Aelod Cabinet Cyngor Sir Penfro dros Drafnidiaeth: “Er mwyn cynnig gwasanaeth gwell i deithwyr, rydym wedi bod yn gweithio’n agos â Llywodraeth Cymru a’n cydweithwyr yng Ngheredigion.”

Dywedodd y Cynghorydd Alun Williams, Aelod Cabinet dros Drafnidiaeth ar Gyngor Sir Ceredigion: “Mae gwasanaethau bws da yn hanfodol i economi Ceredigion. Rydym yn falch o allu darparu’r gwasanaeth gwell hwn mewn partneriaeth â Llywodraeth Cymru. Bydd y T5 newydd yn ychwanegu at y gwelliannau eraill i’r gwasanaeth bysiau a wnaethpwyd gennym y llynedd i ddarparu cysylltiadau rhagorol ar draws y sir a thu hwnt.”

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Police release new CCTV image of murder suspect

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE has released a new CCTV image of Steve Baxter, who detectives are keen to speak to in connection with the murder of Simon Clark from Pendine, Carmarthenshire.

The image was captured in Glynneath on Saturday, September 29. He is believed to have traveled to the west Wales area shortly afterwards and is believed to be in the Haverfordwest area.

Baxter, also known as Steve Tidy, Steve Rowley, Wayne Tidy or William Tidy, is aged 52, 5’5” (1.65cm) tall and has tattoos on his forearms – the name Chez and entwined circles on his left arm and a serpent on his right arm.

He is bald, but was last seen wearing a hat and wig, as shown in this image. He may have made other attempts to alter his appearance such as growing facial hair or wearing glasses.

Detective Superintendent Huw Davies said: “We’re releasing this CCTV image from the latest confirmed sighting of Steve Baxter to give people the most up to date example of how he may be dressed and how he may currently look.

“Time is passing and we really need to speak to Steve Baxter to build a more accurate picture of what happened in Pendine.

“To anyone that may know where he is, please pass this vital information to police.”

The independent charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to Steve Baxter being found. Information would be taken by the charity anonymously.

If you see Steve Baxter call Dyfed-Powys Police on 999.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Steve Baxter call Dyfed-Powys Police on 101 immediately.

To pass on information anonymously, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or through the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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David Davies Llandinam show comes to Tregaron

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THERE will be a special opportunity for the people of Tregaron to learn about one of Wales’ most successful industrialists, David Davies Llandinam with a performance by the drama company “Mewn Cymeriad”.

To celebrate David Davies’ link with the area, Cered: Menter Iaith Ceredigion, Cymdeithas Hanes Tregaron and Clwb Plant Capel Bwlchgwynt have organised a performance of the family friendly show “David Davies Llandinam”.

David Davies was born in Llandinam, Montgomeryshire but he had an influence across Wales. He built railways across the country including the Manchester and Milford Railway that connected Tregaron with Aberystwyth and Carmarthen by using a huge amount of Cardiganshire wool to lay the rails across Cors Caron.

In addition to being an astoundingly successful entrepreneur, David Davies Llandinam was the MP for Cardiganshire between 1874 and 1886. Nine years previously, he stood against one of Tregaron’s hero, Henry Richard to be the local Liberal Party candidate for the 1865 Election.

Councillor Catherine Hughes, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Culture, “The history of David Davies Llandinam is very interesting. It’s wonderful to see organisations coming together to put on this show in Tregaron and Mewn Cymeriad following this character’s fascinating story.”

Mewn Cymeriad is a drama company that travels across Wales to present one actor shows full of fun and excitement to children about historic characters such as Barti Ddu, the Lord Rhys, Hedd Wyn and Owain Glyndŵr. The David Davies show was written by Mewn Cymeriad’s founder Eleri Twynog Davies and the show is performed by the actor Ioan Hefin who has starred in programmes such as Hidden, Gwaith Cartref and Teulu.

The free show of David Davies Llandinam will be shown at Bwlchgwynt Vestry, Tregaron on Monday, 29 October at 7pm. Come to see the actor Ioan Hefin present a lively and interactive show about the man who brought the train to Tregaron. It is an interactive show that is aimed towards children aged 6 to 11 however it is suitable for the whole family.

For further Information, contact Steffan Rees, Cered’s Community Development Officer on 01545 572 350.

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Visit to inspect new Active Travel works held

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SUSTRANS CYMRU director, Steve Brooks visited recent work to the Aberystwyth Active Travel Network on 26 September. The network of pedestrian, cycling and general accessibility improvements has been developed in partnership with the Welsh Government and Sustrans.

Mr Brooks met with Councillor Alun Williams, Ceredigion County Council’s Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services and the Council’s Sustainability Champion, as well as Council Officers. During the visit they discussed the work carried out so far and future work to improve the Active Travel Network in Ceredigion.

Councillor Williams praised the work undertaken to date, “It was a pleasure to meet with Sustrans colleagues and County Council officers. The excellent work that the County Council has done so far in Aberystwyth was showcased, with the aim of encouraging children to cycle, scoot and walk to school. The improvements do of course benefit everyone in the community by helping to encourage healthier and more active lifestyles whilst reducing traffic congestion and we had a useful discussion about further developing active travel initiatives across the whole of Ceredigion.”

Three towns in Ceredigion have been designated as Active Travel Settlements under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013. The Council carried out a public consultation during 2017 to identify and prioritise future improvements. As a result, walking and cycling routes are being improved incrementally through various Welsh Government grants as funding permits and subject to physical constraint.

Steve Brooks said, “Plascrug Primary is one of many schools in Ceredigion where Sustrans’ Active Journeys Programme is delivered and it’s great to see the positive difference made at these locations, in conjunction with improved routes and new scooter and cycle shelters installed by the County Council following successful grant funding from the Welsh Government. The Programme includes classroom activities where pupils can help influence future grant bids and also embraces a range of engaging activities which helps to build the confidence, enthusiasm and skills needed to help form new active travel habits. These activities and lessons support schools’ efforts in achieving Eco-Schools and Healthy Schools awards as well as working towards Sustrans School Mark award which recognises excellence in sustainable travel.”

The Council is also improving active travel opportunities outside these three settlements, such as near schools, employment sites and key tourism destinations.

Image: Left to Right: Sioned Lewis, Sustrans Cymru; Plascrug Primary School Pupils; Councillor Alun Williams; Steve Brooks, Sustrans Cymru; Gari Jones, Ceredigion County Council.

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