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Shining a light on local achievements at Cardigan County Show

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PLAID CYMRU invites discussion on Brexit, Welsh agriculture, trade and other important issues at this year’s Cardigan County Show in the company of Ben Lake MP.
At 12pm on the Plaid Cymru stand, there’ll be a panel discussion with Ben Lake MP on the recent achievements of local businesses, organisations and volunteer groups in Cardigan and the surrounding area. This session will shine a light on examples of local innovation and success, and will give people an opportunity to share good practice and discuss how we can develop these ideas and work together towards a prosperous future for Ceredigion.
Also on the Plaid Cymru stand there’ll be an opportunity for visitors to turn their hand to woodworking. Anna’s woodworking workshop gives old and young a chance to make something useful out of wood in an hour.
A model of one of the six eco houses in nearby Moylegrove will also be on display on the stand as an exmaple of local innovation. The hamlet provides homes for locals, designed and built out of wood by an all local team. They are power houses, the photovoltaic roofs producing more electricity than they consume. The light airy, modern homes are a pleasure to live in and have convinced housing providers in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen and Ceredigion to adopt this solution to housing need. The spread of the idea needed the approval of the mortgage and insurance companies who have got over their initial fear of the wooden design. Residents in the fully occupied hamlet share an electric car whose fuel comes free from the sun on their roofs.
The MP for Ceredigion is keen to meet with constituents at the show to discuss and share ideas that will shape our county and the Welsh countryside in the near future.
Mr Lake said: “Cardigan County Show is one of the highlights in Ceredigion’s agricultural calendar and I look forward to meeting constituents in this year’s show and to take part in the panel discussion on local innovation on the Plaid Cymru stand.
“With the uncertainties of Brexit and its possible implications for Ceredigion, it’s extremely important that we use events such as the Cardigan County Show to come together to share and discuss our concerns, but also to consider what opportunities and possibilities lie ahead for our rural communities.”
The Cardigan County Show takes place on Saturday 4 August, just south of Cardigan on the A487.
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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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It’s not too late: Ceredigion residents still have time to register to vote

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“CEREDIGION residents still have time to register to vote in the General Election on 12 December,” said the council’s Chief Executive and Acting Returning Officer, Eifion Evans.

Residents still have time to register to vote and to arrange postal or proxy votes if they want to do so. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on November 26. The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on November 26 and the deadline to register for a proxy vote is 5pm on December 4.

Mr Evans continued, “Some residents may want to register for postal vote or a proxy vote. This could help people avoid possible wintry conditions of a December election, or young people who have moved out of county to study but still want to vote in Ceredigion.”

Residents can register to vote by using this link: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by calling the council’s Electoral Services Team on 01545 570 881.

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