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abercefMEWN ARDAL Gwella Busnes mae busnesau’n gweithredu ac yn ariannu cronfa fuddsoddi ar gyfer canol tref Aberystwyth. Codir ardoll o 1.25% ar werth ardrethol pob busnes cymwys er mwyn creu cronfa o fwy na miliwn o bunnau i’w fuddsoddi yn Aberystwyth dros bum mlynedd. Caiff yr arian ei wario ar raglen benodol o brosiectau a fydd yn rhoi pob cyfle i Aberystwyth lwyddo yn y cyfnod anodd hwn, a gwneud gwahaniaeth go iawn i’r dref yn y pum mlynedd dan sylw. Er mwyn sefydlu Ardal Gwella Busnes mae angen cynnal pleidlais ddemocrataidd o blith holl fusnesau’r Ardal Gwella Busnes arfaethedig.

Os bydd mwyafrif yn pleidleisio o blaid sefydlu Ardal Gwella Busnes, caiff cwmni newydd di-elw ei ffurfio – a bydd hwnnw’n cael ei reoli gan fwrdd o bobl fusnes leol – a fydd yn casglu treth gan yr holl fusnesau cymwys. Bydd y cyfraniadau hynny’n mynd at ariannu gwasanaethau a gwelliannau’r Ardal Gwella Busnes. Mae busnesau yn Aberystwyth wedi pleidleisio ar y cynnig BID. Derbyniwyd 97 pleidlais o blaid y cynnig, gyda 84 busnes yn pleidleisio yn erbyn y cynnig. Roedd 45% o’r rheiny a oedd yn medru pleidleisio wedi gwneud, sydd yn uchelach na’r cyfartaledd cenedlaethol o 40%. Nod yr AGB yw gwella’r ardal fel lle i weithio ac i ymweld ag ef.

Mae’r broses yma yn cael ei arwain gan grŵp llywio gwirfoddol o fobl busnes canol tref Aberystwyth o dan yr enw Aberystwyth ar y Blaen sydd wedi cael ei sefydlu ac wedi arwain proses o sefydlu’r AGB. Bydd y grŵp nawr yn ffurfio cwmni ‘nid er elw’ o bob busnes cymwys yn y dref – y rhai a fydd yn talu’r ardoll – waeth sut y gwnaethant bleidleisio. Bydd y cwmni AGB yn darparu prosiectau a gwasanaethau sydd wedi eu targedu sy’n newydd, unigryw a ddim yn cael eu darparu gan unrhyw asiantaeth neu sefydliad arall ar hyn o bryd. Mae Aberystwyth ar y Blaen am ddatblygu rhaglen pum mlynedd o welliannau yng nghanol y dref trwy gasglu ardoll wrth pob busnes cymwys.

Bydd potensial i gasglu ychydig dros £700,000 rhwng 2016 ac 2021 i’w fuddsoddi mewn rhaglen gynhwysfawr o welliannau. Gwneir pob ymdrech i ddod o hyd i arian cyfatebol o ffynonellau eraill. Caiff Aberystwyth ar y Blaen ei ariannu trwy godi ardoll o 1.25% ar werth trethiannol (GT) pob eiddo, neu uned busnes, sydd o fewn ffiniau’r AGB sydd a GT o £6,000 neu fwy. Ni fydd y busnesau sydd a GT is na hynny’n gorfod talu ardoll yr AGB.

Dywed y Cynghorydd Gareth Lloyd, Aelod Cabinet gyda chyfrifoldeb dros Ddatblygu Economaidd a Chymunedol: “Trwy pleidleisio o blaid yr AGB, mae busnesau wedi dangos bod ganddynt yr archwaeth i wneud newidiadau yn lleol sydd o bwysigrwydd iddyn hwy, a gwella canol y dref yr un pryd. “Mae hyn yn amser cyffrous i Aberystwyth, a dwi’n ddiolchgar i Aberystwyth ar y Blaen am eu ymdrechion i greu AGB.”

Dywed Tony Bates o Cyfreithwyr Morris & Bates ac sydd hefyd yn aelod o Grŵp Llywio Aberystwyth ar y Blaen: “Mae’r gwaith caled yn dechrau nawr a dwi’n gobeithio y gallwn denu pobl efo gweledigaeth, craffter busnes a cred yn Aberystwyth fel lle delfrydol i weithio a byw. Byddwn hefyd yn hoffi gweld rheiny wnaeth bleidleisio ‘yn erbyn’ yn dod yn rhan o Fwrdd y Cyfarwyddwyr, fel ein bod yn cynnwys sbectrwm deinamig ac eang o syniadau a phersonoliaethau.”

Bydd y rhaglen yn ffocysu ar wella mynediad a chysylltiadau fel parcio a gosod Wi-Fi am ddim. Bydd hefyd yn edrych ar farchnata a hybu a chynnal ymgyrchoedd Cysylltiadau Cyhoeddus a meithrin perthynas gyda’r wasg leol. Bydd yn creu cymuned fusnes gryfach trwy ddatblygu symbyliad i fusnesau a chynlluniau mentora ac atgyfnerthu’r berthynas trwy weithio gyda’r awdurdodau lleol a gweithio gyda’r mentrau cyfredol er mwyn atal troseddau. Bydd y gwasanaethau hyn yn ychwanegol i’r rhai sy’n cael eu darparu gan Gyngor Sir Ceredigion a Chyngor Tref Aberystwyth.

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Time given to develop Parc Natur Penglais

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New steps: At Parc Natur Penglais

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.

Councillor Mark Strong said: “Knowing that we have the support of the local community makes such a difference to peoples’ enthusiasm and having the grant from Aberystwyth Town Council, Cambrian News and Tesco made it possible. Volunteers can make a relatively small sum of money go long way.”

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​RSPCA aim for Christmas number one​

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'Stars' by Lucy Ellie​: Help it get to number one

M​USIC fans across Wales can help the RSPCA secure the Christmas number one slot, and provide vital support for animals in need across the country.

The animal welfare charity has thrown its hat into the ring to claim the festive chart accolade – as up-and-coming singer Lucy Ellie covers Simply Red’s hit song ​’​Stars​’​ in aid of the RSPCA.

‘Stars’ is the soundtrack to the charity’s ‘Kindness at Christmas’ video, which has already gone viral with over ​two million views online across a variety of platforms.

The tear-jerking video tells the story of Woody the Christmas toy pup who who is thrown out with the rubbish before being rescued and taken in for care by the RSPCA.

Proceeds from the single are being donated to the RSPCA to help in their work rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming thousands of animals every year.

RSPCA Cymru is again bracing itself for a busy festive period. In December 2016 and January 2017 alone, in Wales, 5,932 incidents were reported to the RSPCA – with 141 of these on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Lucy Ellie Cooper, who works at the charity, said: “This was a lovely opportunity for me to combine my two loves – animals and music.

“Outside of my job at the RSPCA I am a country music singer and songwriter, so when the chance came up to record such a fantastic and well-known song for the charity’s Christmas video, I jumped at it. I really hope people will take Woody’s story into their hearts and support the RSPCA this winter.”

You can help the RSPCA rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals in desperate need of care, and support the charity’s ‘kindness’ campaign online

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Charity games raise over £2000

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Team Tesco: Raised over £2000 through three football games

NOT all heroes wear capes and Tesco Aberystwyth’s very own Community Champion, Natasha Worrall has proven this raising a staggering £2,096.27 for local and national charities.

Natasha, the brainchild behind the charity football events, came up with the idea first off by challenging Tesco’s neighbours, Marks and Spencer’s, to a football match, she quickly set her powers to work and contacted Aberystwyth Football club who were more than happy to help and allowed use of the pitch.

The Big Day arrived, there was a lot of tension and passion on the pitch that night, it was more than just about winning a match it was the status, the pride and most of all bringing people together to raise money for three great causes; Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation and Mind. Hundreds of supporters braved the cold October evening to support the players and Tesco stole the show with a 7-1 victory and an amazing £607 was raised.

Natasha now had a taste of success under her cape and wanted to really get this event of the ground and challenged supermarket rivals, Morrisons to a match! The response for Tesco vs Morrisons was just what Natasha wanted and a November date was set.

Tesco now had experience in their boots and both teams had everything to play for. Victory once again went to Tesco who pipped Morrisons at the post and clawed back to a 5-4 victory raising a further £648.15 for Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation and Clic Sargent.

In true football fashion Natasha wanted a hat trick but could Team Tesco achieve this? Last Sunday (Dec 3) seemed the perfect opportunity and the opponents who were up for the challenge came from Bronglais Hospital and their chosen charity Pila Pala, Llwyn yr Eos. What a match! And what great team to take victory, Hywel Dda 2 – Tesco – 0. A rematch could certainly be on the cards especially as they raised the biggest amount ever of £841.12.

Behind every success there is always great team and working with Natasha and the players a number of local heroes who helped, Ruth’s kitchen provided heroic meals for all the players for a £1 donation, Aberystwyth women’s Team loaned their footballs, the Referees, linesmen, stewards, security, first aiders and ball boys and girls who all donated their time free of charge.

Team Tesco are looking for more opponents to play and raise even more money for local charities, if you are interested please call into Tesco store and see Natasha.

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