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Work Welsh Pilot Scheme launched

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CEREDIGION COUNTY COUNCIL’S Work Welsh Pilot Scheme was launched at a special event on August 10 at Shwmae Caerdydd at the Pierhead Building, on the National Eisteddfod field. A group of Welsh learners from the Council attended the Eisteddfod to be part of the launch.

The pilot scheme is to appoint a Work Welsh Training Officer who will plan and provide a programme of intensive Welsh courses and informal learning opportunities tailored to the specific needs of the Council’s staff.

The scheme is funded by the National Centre for Learning Welsh.

Leader of Ceredigion County Council with responsibility for Welsh Language Standards, Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn said: “We, as a Council, are very pleased to see this new development in the Work Welsh Scheme. The appointment of an internal Work Welsh Training Officer in the Council will be a great way of supporting our learners on their journey towards fluency. It will also strengthen the Council’s Welsh provision internally and in our interaction with the public.”

Efa Gruffudd Jones, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, spoke about the importance of Work Welsh provision in the Centre’s work, saying: “The Work Welsh scheme is an integral part of the National Centre for Learning Welsh’s ambitions and the work already accomplished by Ceredigion County Council has laid excellent foundations for this exciting next step.

“We look forward to seeing the project developing – it’s already clear from the Council staff’s positive responses to the provision of intensive classes that the Training Officer will be very busy when the teaching term starts in September!”

The event was arranged in cooperation with Gomer Press and the launch of D. Geraint Lewis’ book, DIY Welsh, a step-by-step guide for students of all levels on how to construct Welsh sentences.

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18-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

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POLICE have said they have arrested a driver in connection with a fatal collision which took place at Commins Coch on Saturday (Nov 16).

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The collision occurred on the A487 at around 10pm, and involved two vehicles.

Enquiries have revealed the involvement of a third car and yesterday the driver of this vehicle was arrested.

An 18-year-old woman – a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra – sadly died from injuries sustained in the incident. Her family is being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of the Astra remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Anyone travelling along this stretch of road at the time of the collision who had dash cam footage, or saw the collision, 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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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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