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Over 500 new members at Ceredigion Libraries

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AS A RESULT of the activities during National Library Week, Ceredigion Libraries attracted an impressive 501 new people to sign up and join.

Ceredigion Libraries aimed high at the start of October, aiming to attract 250 new members during the week celebrating libraries, going above and beyond their target over the whole month.

In addition to access to new and old books, Ceredigion Libraries provide a wide range of services. You can download e-Books and popular magazines free of charge and an online Library Catalogue where members can check to see if a book is in stock, reserve a book or CD and renew books.

There are several music and craft sessions on offer at the libraries. A Welsh story and rhymetime sessions is held at Aberystwyth Library every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm and Thursday afternoon at 1:30pm during term time and story time every Monday at Lampeter Library at 10:30am.

Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member responsible for ICT and Customer Services, Councillor Dafydd Edwards said: “To gain over 500 new members to our libraries in just one month is fantastic news. Welcome to all our new members and thank you for taking the time to register. I hope you enjoy the benefits of all the services our libraries have to offer, whether that’s a bestseller to curl up to in front of the fire during the long winter nights, catching up with the latest download of your favourite magazine, or doing a spot of practical revision using the ‘Theory Test Pro’. There really is something of interest for everyone.”

For those who are learning to drive, a free service available at Ceredigion Libraries is the ‘Theory Test Pro’.

This is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK’s driving theory tests for all vehicle categories and can be used online at home.

Councillor Edwards continued: “Ceredigion Libraries are welcoming hubs for communities. Thank you to all our members, new and old, for the continued support in utilising and enjoying all that there is on offer at our Libraries.”

Become a member of Ceredigion Library by calling in at one of the five libraries across the county or email llyfrgell.library@ceredigion.gov.uk.

For more information on what Ceredigion Libraries have to offer, visit the Council’s website, http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=348.

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Teenage passenger dies in A487 crash – police appealing for help

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DYFED POWYS POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision which occurred at around 10pm last night (Saturday, November 16) on the A487 at Commins Coch, Aberystwyth.

The collision involved two vehicles – a black Vauxhall Astra, which was travelling out of Aberystwyth heading towards the general direction of Bow Street, and a silver Audi A6.

Sadly, an 18-year-old sustained fatal injuries and passed away at hospital this morning. She was a passenger in the Vauxhall Astra.

Several casualties were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone travelling along this stretch of road at the time of the collision who had dash cam footage, or saw the collision or the vehicles involved, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

You can report information online at: http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20191116-353

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Free parking in Ceredigion

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Car parking will be free in all Ceredigion County Council operated Pay and Display car parks on the three Saturdays before Christmas this year.

Parking charges at council operated Pay and Display car parks will be waived on December 7, 14 and 21 2019.

Rhodri Llwyd is Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer responsible for Highways and Environmental Services. He said. “Small businesses will be competing against online businesses for trade this Christmas. We want to do what we can to support Ceredigion businesses at this important time of year. We hope this step encourages more of us to shop locally this Christmas and enjoy what fantastic Ceredigion businesses have to offer.”

This decision contributes towards one of the council’s corporate priorities of boosting the economy.

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Ysgol Bro Pedr raise funds for life saving machine

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PUPILS at Ysgol Bro Pedr have raised enough money to buy a defibrillator machine for the school.

The idea came after 15 Year 11 pupils achieved their Level 3 Emergency First Aid Qualification with Ceredigion Youth Service. Pupils felt that it was incredibly important that they and others at the school had the skills, knowledge and equipment to use in an emergency.

Mrs Caryl Jones and pupils raised an outstanding £1,150 through organising a bake sale at the school on 28 March 2019. The school extends their thanks to Lampeter businesses ‘Oh My Cod’ and ‘Y Becws’ for their kind contribution towards the sale.

Guto Crompton, School Based Youth Worker said: “Although first aid is not a mandatory part of the school curriculum in Wales, young people at Ysgol Bro Pedr felt that it should be something that all pupils knew about. This would help them to know what to do in an emergency, whether that be in the school or out in the community. Pupils worked hard to achieve their First Aid qualification which covered aspect such as CPR, casualty management and the use of a defibrillator.”

The defibrillator machine will be placed in the school reception.

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