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Guto Dafydd yn ennill Coron Eisteddfod 2014

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eist123GUTO DAFYDD, yw enillydd Coron Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Sir Gâr. Cyflwynwyd y Goron iddo mewn seremoni ar lwyfan y Pafiliwn, brynhawn Llun, 4 Awst. Yn 24 oed, mae Guto’n un o’r beirdd ieuengaf erioed i ennill y Goron yn y Brifwyl. 

Gyda 32 o feirdd wedi cystadlu yn y gystadleuaeth eleni, Golygfa 10 ddaeth i’r brig am ei ddilyniant o 10 cerdd ddigynghanedd heb fod dros 250 llinell ar y testun ‘Tyfu’. Traddodwyd y feirniadaeth o lwyfan y Pafiliwn gan Dylan Iorwerth, ar ran ei gyd-feirniaid, Marged Haycock a Dafydd Pritchard, ac wrth sôn am waih Golygfa 10, dywedodd, “Canu am Gymru heddiw trwy sôn hefyd am Gymru ddoe. Ac yn y chwarae rhwng y ddau y mae gogoniant y cerddi. Mae yna sawl math o dyfu – geni babi i’r byd, twf neu ddiffyg twf cenedl, isstori am dwf perthynas rhwng dau ac, ar y diwedd, awgrym y gallwn ni dyfu y tu hwnt i’n hargyfwng presennol. “Cerddi heddiw ydyn nhw. Rhai am ddigwyddiadau eleni. Ymhen blwyddyn neu ddwy mi fydd angen troednodiadau ac mi fydd rhai’n gweld hynny’n wendid. Ond dan ni’n beirniadu eleni. Ac mae Golygfa Deg yn gosod heddiw mewn ffordd iasol ar gefndir cannoedd o flynyddoedd o’n hanes ni. “Meddyliwch am osod helyntion Radio Cymru ac asiantaeth EOS ochr yn ochr â’r hen gerdd am grogi’r telynor Sion Eos o dan gyfraith Lloegr. Meddyliwch am roi stormydd Aberystwyth ochr yn ochr â’r gwynt a’r glaw ym marwnad Llywelyn ein Llyw Olaf, ffordd osgoi Porthmadog efo Dafydd Nanmor a’i hiraeth am ei gariad. Drama Blodeuwedd ac Atomfa Trawsfynydd – ein greddf ddireolaeth ni a grym rhannu’r atom. “Wrth i’r pethau yna ddod ynghyd – ac oherwydd meistrolaeth dechnegol Golygfa Deg a’i hyder o wrth drin iaith a goslef -– mae yna rywbeth llawer mwy’n digwydd. Ffrwydrad o ystyr a’r cryniadau’n parhau ymhell bell ar ôl gorffen darllen. Mi gawson ni ein codi o’n cadeiriau i dir uchel iawn gan fardd meistrolgar. “Yn y diwedd, doedd y penderfyniad mawr ddim yn anodd o gwbl. Coron eleni ydi hi ac mae hi’n bendant iawn yn mynd i Golygfa Deg.” Daw Guto Dafydd yn wreiddiol o Drefor, ond mae bellach yn byw ym Mhwllheli gyda Lisa’i wraig. Ar ôl mynd i Ysgol yr Eifl, Ysgol Glany- Môr a Choleg Meirion-Dwyfor, graddiodd yn y Gymraeg o Brifysgol Bangor, lle cwblhaodd draethawd hir ar waith Wiliam Owen Roberts ac Iwan Llwyd. Erbyn hyn, mae’n gweithio i Wasanaeth Ymchwil a Dadansoddeg Cyngor Gwynedd. Mae arno ddyled i’w deulu ac i athrawon a llu cyfeillion am ei gefnogi a’i ysbrydoli. Bu’n cystadlu mewn eisteddfodau mawr a bach ers blynyddoedd, gan lwyddo i lenwi dresel ei Nain ag ambell dlws a chadair. Enillodd Goron Eisteddfod yr Urdd Sir Benfro 2013, ar ôl cael sawl siom, a daeth yn agos at frig y gystadleuaeth hon yn Ninbych y llynedd. Mae’n drydarwr brwd, yn aelod o dîm Talwrn y Tywysogion a thîm ymryson Caernarfon, ac yn mwynhau darllen, darlithio ac adolygu. Mae’n un o golofnwyr y Glec, ac yn cyfrannu’n rheolaidd i Barn, Barddas, Tu Chwith a chyhoeddiadau eraill. Mae Jac, ei nofel dditectif gyffrous i bobl ifanc, newydd ddod o wasg y Lolfa, a chyhoeddir ei gyfrol gyntaf o farddoniaeth gan Gyhoeddiadau Barddas yng ngwanwyn 2015. Rhoddir y Goron a’r wobr ariannol eleni gan Gyngor Sir Gâr, a chomisiynwyd yr artist lleol, Angharad Pearce Jones i ymgymryd â’r dasg o gynllunio a chreu y Goron. Cafodd y cynllun ei ysbrydoli gan dreftadaeth diwydiannol ardal yr Eisteddfod, ynghyd â hanes coeden Myrddin. Mae’r cynllun ar ffurf coeden, sy’n tyfu o’r tu blaen tuag at y cefn. Daeth yr ysbrydoliaeth o hanes coeden Myrddin, o lle mae tref a Sir Gaerfyrddin yn cael eu henwau, a gwnaethpwyd y Goron o ddur. Er y deunydd diwydiannol roedd yr artist yn awyddus i’r Goron edrych yn gywrain, yn addurnedig ac yn werthfawr. Gellir prynu’r Cyfansoddiadau a Beirniadaethau, sy’n cynnwys y feirniadaeth lawn ar gyfer y gystadleuaeth hon ynghyd â manylion enillwyr cystadlaethau cyfansoddi’r Eisteddfod i gyd, yn dilyn Seremoni’r Cadeirio brynhawn Gwener.

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Aberaeron: Playing field gains Centenary Field status

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THE PARK known as Square Field in the centre of Aberaeron has been designated a Centenary Field and named as Cae Canmlwyddiant Ceredigion Centenary Field – Cae Sgwâr / Square Field, Aberaeron.

In gaining the Centenary Field status, the field will be protected in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions who lost their lives in the First World War. Cae Canmlwyddiant Ceredigion Centenary Field – Cae Sgwâr / Square Field, Aberaeron is the first Centenary Field in Ceredigion.

Ceredigion County Council’s Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Paul Hinge said, “I am delighted that Aberaeron Town Council’s application to dedicate this fantastic green space as a Centenary Field has been accepted by Fields in Trust, and that the County Council was able to support it. It pays an important tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War, including many young Ceredigion men went to war and didn’t return.

This has been an interesting journey and one that as the Armed Forces Champion and a veteran, I am proud to support.”

A plaque commemorating the status was unveiled by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards.

The Mayor of Aberaeron and Local Member, Councillor Elizabeth Evans, said, “Aberaeron residents are rightly proud of Cae Sgwâr’s new status as the designated Centenary Field of Ceredigion, it has a proud history of being the towns recreational field and there isn’t one community in Ceredigion whose children haven’t played on it at some point. It is a fitting commemoration in this hundredth anniversary year of the ending of the First World War and as we remember the past, we also look to the future and Cae Sgwar’s newly protected status in perpetuity as a recreational field, thanks to the Centenary Field Trust.”

A short ceremony was held to unveil the plaque where Miss Edwards, Councillor Hinge and Councillor Evans spoke alongside Ceredigion County Council’s Chairman, Councillor Hag Harris and the Fields in Trust Chairman, Brynmor Williams.

David Lewis, Aberaeron Branch of The Royal British Legion; Miss Elin Jones AM; Councillor Hag Harris, Ceredigion County Council Chairman; Councillor Paul Hinge, Ceredigion County Council Armed Forces Champion; Councillor Elizabeth Evans, Mayor of Aberaeron and Local Member; Miss Sara Edwards, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed; John Lewis, Aberaeron Town Improvement Committee; Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, The Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet; Robin Williams, Fields in Trust; Brynmor Williams, Fields in Trust Chairman; Alun Williams, Ceredigion County Council Corporate Lead Officer for Policy and Performance; Huw Evans, Aberaeron Memorial Hall Committee.

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Workshop held on Ceredigion’s economic future

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A WORKSHOP was held for Elected Members on Thursday, March 8, to discuss Ceredigion’s Economic Future bringing together some of the county’s biggest organisations to share what they had to offer and what partnership working could look like in the future.

With an introduction and background to Growing Mid Wales by Chief Executive of Ceredigion County Council, Eifion Evans, Ceredigion’s Economic Future Members Workshop proceeded to discuss partnership working with the organisations. Aberystwyth University, Qinetiq Group PLC, West Wales Airport Ltd, Thales Group and Volac International Ltd were in attendance talking about future investment opportunities and outlining significant plans in the county for growth.

Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Chair of the Growing Mid Wales Partnership and Ceredigion County Council Leader, said: “Holding this workshop and working together with some of the county’s organisations shows the strong position that we are in to develop. I’m looking forward to seeing the exciting developments of Growing Mid Wales in the coming years and particularly so in terms of longer term prospects. The workshop was very important for Members in making them aware of these opportunities and the session was welcomed by all who attended.”

Significant opportunities were recognised as the Mid Wales region starts to develop its response to the Government on the possibilities for a Growth Deal.

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Council services returning to normal

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WITH the snow and ice thawing across Ceredigion, Council services are returning to normal after wintry weather, but weather conditions continue to affect some services.

Council workers have recently spread 1,560 tons of grit on the roads and have carried out seven continuous 12 hour shifts. Council vehicles responding to the wintry weather have travelled approximately 10,100 miles. The B4343 has now reopened.

All waste collection teams were deployed today (5 March), however access issues in some locations may impact on the ability to provide a full service. Information on any waste service disruption can be found at http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/bins-recycling/recycling-bin-collection-dates/waste-disruptions/ or by contacting 01545 572 572.

The Council’s Household Waste sites have reopened. It is likely all waste services will be functioning as usual during the first half of the week.

Councillor Ray Quant MBE, the Cabinet member responsible for Technical Services said, “Council staff have been out in all conditions and every hour throughout the day and night to keep Ceredigion residents safe. The outstanding teamwork and dedication shown during the adverse weather situation is to be highly commended and I’m sure everyone is very grateful for their work. It’s also important to keep in mind that the planning work that was carried out before the weather hit Ceredigion has allowed staff to prioritise and uses resources effectively for maximum impact.”

Ysgol Bro Teifi remains closed today due to water supply disruption. Pupils and staff from Rhos-y-wlad Campus, Ysgol Rhoshelyg will transfer to Llangeitho Campus for a few days due to water leakage. Dihewyd School and Canolfan Aeron sent pupils home due to water supply disruption. Every other school in Ceredigion has reopened after being closed on Thursday and Friday (01 and 02 March 2018) due to wintry weather.

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