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Ceredigion’s annual crime and disorder review underway

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

The purpose of the Assessment is to provide knowledge and understanding of community safety problems that will inform and enable the Community Safety Partnership to: Understand the patterns, trends and shifts relating to Crime & Disorder and Substance Misuse; Set clear and robust priorities; Develop activity that is driven by reliable intelligence and meets the needs of the local community; Deploy resources effectively and present value for money; Undertake annual reviews and plan activity based on the clear understanding of the issues and priorities.

The Assessment will also be utilised to inform the Dyfed-Powys Police & Crime Commissioner’s Police & Crime Plan and other related plans and initiatives.

A Joint Community Safety Public Engagement Meeting in conjunction with Dyfed-Powys Police and the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, with senior representatives from the Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership in attendance, will take place on Wednesday, 18 April in the Council Chamber, Penmorfa, Aberaeron, commencing at 7pm and finishing no later than 9pm.

Barry Rees, the Strategic Director for Learning & Partnerships and the Chair of the Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership said, “The public are warmly invited to attend, and the meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for the public to play their part in shaping future policing and community safety priorities for Ceredigion. There will be short presentations followed by an opportunity for the public to raise any specific issues or concerns they may have in their communities. Please join us to have your say.”

In 1998, The Crime and Disorder Act placed a duty on Local Authorities and the Police to form a partnership to reduce crime and disorder in their communities. The Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership, comprises representatives from Ceredigion County Council, Police, Fire & Rescue Service and the Fire & Rescue Authority, Her Majesty’s Prisons & Probation Service and the Wales Community Rehabilitation Company, Hywel Dda University Health Board, Public Health Service, Youth Justice Prevention Service, and Area Planning Board for Substance Misuse.

The Partnership has already undertaken public consultation by distributing questionnaires throughout the County to a wide variety of organisations and individuals and was available on the County Council Website. The consultation concluded on 1 February, 2018.

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Penrhyn-coch Brownies compose song

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PENRHYN-COCH Brownies were congratulated for composing a new Welsh language song recently. The workshops were part of a program of Welsh language workshops organised by Cered – Menter Iaith Ceredigion.

Following a series of workshops with the young singer, Mari Mathias from Talgarreg, the girls decided to compose a song. ‘Yn yr Haf’ was recorded with the girls singing and Mari on the guitar. All the group members received a copy of the song on CD.

Rhodri Francis, Cered’s Development Officer said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the group and we congratulate members on their masterpiece. Thanks also to the leaders for their enthusiasm in securing opportunities for the members to socialise in Welsh outside of school hours.”

Cered’s main aim is to support, influence and develop the use of the Welsh language in Ceredigion through partnership and co-operation, to establish the best possible foundation for the development of the language in the society and community.

Wendy Reynolds, leader of the Brownies unit in Penrhyn-coch said: “The experience has been amazing for the girls and they’ve had a lot of fun doing activities through the medium of Welsh.”

Follow all the news about the wider work of Cered, through liking the Facebook page @ceredmenteriaith or follow on Twitter @MICered.

For more information on Cered, phone 01545 572350 or email cered@ceredigion.gov.uk.

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Theatre caravan coming to Aberystwyth

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THE SMALLEST cinema in a theatre caravan will be on the Promenade in Aberystwyth for three Saturdays this summer.

Staff from Ceredigion Museum, together with the Friends of Ceredigion Museum, will be hosting a series of free entertaining events in and around the theatre caravan on July 28, August 4, and August 11 between 12pm and 4pm.

Sarah Morton, the Events Organiser for Ceredigion Museum said, “We have a series of short local films from the National Film and Screen Archive which links to our summer exhibition relating to the seaside at the museum, in the old Coliseum Theatre. The two minute films show people on the beach and promenade in Aberystwyth as well as Y Borth. We will also have singing from the Showtime Singers to add to the entertainment.

“We will be situated in and near the bandstand and hope to be able to bring some of the traditions of a typical coastal break back to life.”

Besides the theatre caravan, there will be a Guess-the-Object held in the bandstand with museum staff to aid in identifying the mystery objects.

For more details about the caravan and the entertainment, contact Sarah Morton at Ceredigion Museum on 01970 633088

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Surprise presentation for retiring cook

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AFTER feeding hundreds of children in her role as cook at Ysgol Eglwyswrw for the past 40 years, Mrs Anona Williams is finally hanging up her apron. But there was a shock in store for Mrs Williams when she arrived at the school for one of her last days at work on Tuesday (Jul 17).

Cameras from the S4C magazine programme, Heno, were present to capture her receiving a special award from music conductor and presenter, Alwyn Humphreys.

She started at her post in 1978 and during that time has fed three generations including her own niece and nephew and great-niece and great-nephew.

Headteacher, Edryd Eynon, said Mrs Williams would be sadly missed.

“We will miss her delicious meals and her caring nature,” he said.

“She spoils all the children and is like a grandmother to them. Her contribution to the school is priceless.

“She ran the breakfast and the Cook It clubs and ensured all pupils had an exciting experiences working with food and preparing many delicious recipes.

“Every sports day she would prepare and donate coffee, tea and her famous scones and all the money she raised would be given to school funds. She did this for 40 years.

“Mrs Williams will be sadly missed at Ysgol Eglwyswrw not only for her delicious food – especially her pizza and coleslaw – but also for her caring and loving character. We wish her all the best for the future.”

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