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New vehicles for year round maintenance

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FOUR dual purpose vehicles have arrived in Ceredigion. They will perform both general highway maintenance tasks and convert to gritters to perform winter maintenance activities as and when required.

Ceredigion County Council’s Highways and Environmental Services has recently taken delivery of four new vehicles installed with state of the art equipment and software systems to monitor and aid activities.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Environmental Services said: “In order to gain maximum efficiency for both the highway and winter maintenance fleets for the immediate future, we have procured these dual purpose vehicles through reserves saved up over many years. Known as unibodies, these are capable of carrying out general highway maintenance works during the summer, along with gritting and snow ploughing activities during the winter.”

Efficiencies in modern engine technology will improve fuel efficiency, reduce maintenance costs and reduce C02 emissions reducing Ceredigion’s contribution to climate change.

Councillor Edwards continued: “These vehicles will enhance the Council’s capability to provide an effective winter maintenance service ensuring that the strategic route network is kept clear of ice and snow allowing the economy to continue functioning, securing access to educational facilities, commerce, health and industry and the rural community.”

The vehicles are bespoke to the highway network of Ceredigion and are manufactured by Econ Engineering Ltd who are the UK’s largest manufacturer of gritters and salt spreading vehicles.

Councillor Edwards concluded: “These four vehicles replace ageing ones in the fleet that were used for much longer than we normally would. They will ensure the safety of our workforce, reduce the contribution to climate change, provide the latest in technology and an efficient service for various purposes in Ceredigion.”

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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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