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Ceredigion County Council election results [LIVE]

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THE HERALD is at Aberaeron Leisure Centre for the local election results as they come in. This news story will be updated throughout the night with live voting numbers.

Former council chair Gill Hopley loses Aberporth and former council leader Leith Evans wins back seat in Llandysul by large margin.

 

Cabinet member Catherine Hughes clings on by under 50 votes in Tregaron.

 

Loss of Ciliau Aeron by Plaid could show schools’ policy having an effect in Dyffryn Aeron.

Aberaeron:

Elizabeth Evans – 559
Owain Arwel Glyn Hughes – 73

Aberporth:

Gethin Davies – 386
Gethin James – 323
Stefani Flower – 114
Owen William Edward Millward – 90

Aberystwyth Bronglais:

Alun John Williams – 342
Jamie Matthew Dearden – 47
Jamie Christopher Scott – 33

Aberystwyth Central:

Ceredig Wyn Davies – 225
Jeff Smith – 73
Julie Karen Makin – 35
Mark Robert Bolderston – 12

Aberystwyth North:

Mark Antony Strong – 313
Bryony Sian Davies – 18o

Aberystwyth Penparcau:

Steve Davies
Glyndwr Lloyd Edwards
Lorrae Jones-Southgate
Charlie Kingsbury
Dylan Paul Lewis
Alex Mangold

Aberystywth Rheidol:

Mark Endaf Edwards – 170
Mair Benjamin – 154
John Aled Davies – 134
Claudine Allison Young – 97
Martin Wyn Shewring – 55

Beulah:

William David Lyndon Lloyd (Unopposed)

Borth:

Ray Quant – 326
Hugh Richard Michael Hughes – 285
Kevin Roy Price – 158
Phil Turner-Wright – 65

Capel Dewi:

Thomas Peter Lloyd Davies – 362
John Gethin Jones – 253

Cardigan Mwldan:

Thomas John Adams-Lewis – 411
Myfanwy Sian Maehrlein – 371

Cardigan Rhydyfuwch:

Anne Elaine Evans – 258
Shan Elizabeth Williams – 139

Cardigan Teifi:

Stephen Paul Greenhalgh
Catrin Miles

Ceinewydd New Quay:

Dan Potter – 261
Gill Hopley – 205
Faith Louise Millward – 30

Ceulanamaesmawr:

Ellen Elizabeth Ap Gwynn
John Dilwyn Lewis

Ciliau Aeron:

Marc Davies – 443
John Edward Charles Lumley – 281
Sonia Rose Williams – 134

Faenor:

John Erfyl Roberts – 413
Talat Zafar Chaudhri – 174
Gareth Stevan Kelly – 95
Chris Simpson – 40

Llanarth:

Bryan Gareth Davies (Unopposed)

Llanbadarn Fawr Padarn:

Gareth Davies – 236
Juliet Price – 143

Llanbadarn Fawr Sulien:

Paul James – 267
Michael Chappell – 58
Wiliam Jac Rees – 33
John Roy Morgan – 20

Llanbedr Pont Steffan Lampeter:

Hag Harris – 737
John Ivor Williams – 551
Elin Tracey Jones – 270

Llandyfriog:

Neil Flower
James Wyn Reynolds Thomas

Llandysiliogogo:

Gareth Ifan Lloyd (Unopposed)

Llandysul Town:

Evan John Keith Evans – 407
Peter Godfrey Evans – 236

Llanfarian:

Alun Lloyd Jones (Unopposed)

Llanfinhangel Ystrad:

William Lynford Thomas – 510
Angela Lewes-Gee – 274
Elly Foster – 77

Llangeitho:

David Rhodri Wyn Evans – 543
Margaret Eirwen James – 132
James Ralph Cook – 82

Llangybi:

John Timothy Odwyn Davies – 402
Dinah Mulholland – 173

Llanrhystud:

David Rowland Rees-Evans – 482
Hywel Llyr Jenkins – 140
Tony Geraghty  – 118
Alan Scott Durrant – 49
John Raymond Crocker – 35

Llansantffraed:

Dafydd Wyn Edwards
Peter James Harry Jones Hayfield

Llanwenog:

Euros Davies (Unopposed)

Lledrod:

Ifan Lloyd Davies – 571
Aaron Benjamin – 325
Angharad Danielle Adrienne Shaw 161

Melindwr:
Daniel Rhodri Davies
Gordon Patrick Walker

Penbryn:

Emyr Gwyn James – 691
Steffan Jenkins – 274

Penparc:

John Clive Davies – 423
Des Davies – 265
Graham William Dixon – 142
Nigel Sydney Moore – 121

Tirmynach:

Paul Hinge – 468
Richard Michael Lucas – 365

Trefeurig:

Dai Mason (Unopposed)

Tregaron:

Catherine Jane Hughes – 325
Karine Davies – 276

Troedyraur:

Thomas Maldwyn Benjamin Lewis (Unopposed)

Ystwyth:

John Edwin Meirion Davies
Mererid Jones

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Council tax reduction supports people on low incomes

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A COUNCIL Tax Reduction Scheme is in place to help people who are on a low income. The council administers the scheme on behalf of the Welsh Government for people who are liable to pay Council Tax and who live in Ceredigion. With the recent decision to raise Council Tax by 7%, residents on low incomes are being urged to find out if they are entitled to some help towards paying their Council Tax.

People can be eligible for the reduction if they are on a low income, working or unemployed, cannot work because of illness, retired or are caring for someone. The amount of the reduction depends on a person’s circumstances and how much Council Tax they need to pay.

Councillor Gareth Lloyd is the Cabinet member responsible for Financial Services. He said, “We made the difficult decision to raise Council Tax by 7% to reduce the amount of cuts we have to make to council services. The reality is that the council is getting less money from the Welsh Government at a time when costs and demand for services are rising.”

“We want to urge anyone who is on a low income to consider if they are eligible for Council Tax Reduction. Tax increases can add pressure onto people’s budgets, and although this increase is vital to keep quality services in Ceredigion, we want to make sure that anyone who is eligible for help gets it.”

For more information on eligibility and how to claim council tax reduction, email revenues@ceredigion.gov.uk or call 01970 633 252.

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7% council tax increase to protect education funding

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THE COUNCIL TAX in Ceredigion for 2019-2020 will increase by 7%. The increase was agreed by councillors to reduce the impact of cuts to the Council’s budget and, in particular, to protect education spending. The decision was made in a Council meeting on 21 February 2019.

2% of the 7% increase will be used to protect education spending. Schools budgets have been under severe stress after years of needing to make savings. Costs have increased yet again following the agreement of new teachers’ salary increases together with increased pension contributions. This extra 2% uplift will enable school budgets to be kept flat.

The council tax rate increase is set by three key components, the County Council’s tax, the precept of Town and Community Councils and the Police precept. Increases set by the Police and Town and Community Councils result in a combined increase of 7.56%.

Councillor Ellen ap Leader of the Council, said, “We had no option but to ask Council to increase Council Tax by 7% in order to reduce the impact of the cuts we have had to make across council budgets. A successful Ceredigion in the future needs well-funded and well run schools. We want to invest in the future of our children and our county.”

“The reality is that the council is getting less money from the Welsh Government at a time when costs and demand for services are rising. The uplift of teachers’ salaries and pensions has not been fully funded by Welsh Government to date. If council tax had not increased, we would have to make deeper cuts.”

In 2018-2019, the average Council Tax Band D property was £1,226.48. The increase means that the same property will pay £1,312.33 in 2019-2020. The council’s budget has been cut by £39m or 25% in the last seven years. The Council will still need to save another £6m in the coming financial year.

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Information management policies updated to improve security

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THREE key information management policies have been updated by Ceredigion County Council. The policies were updated because of new laws and the need make sure that they are effective in a changing technological environment.

The updated policies were approved by the council’s Cabinet in a meeting on 19 February 2019.

The three policies that have been reviewed are:

· Data Protection/GDPR Policy
· Information Security Policy
· Information and Records Management Policy

The Deputy Leader of Ceredigion County Council and Cabinet member responsible for Governance, Councillor Ray Quant MBE said, “The council needs to keep information and data to carry out the many service we provide. Because of this we have to make sure we’re up to date on data and information protections laws. This decision means that we have approved the hard work done to update the policies and make sure that they are fit for use.”

The policies are essential to manage digital and paper records of the council.

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