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The secret life of bees THE NEW Pembrokeshire

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Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre: At two venues this month.

The NEW Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre at Scolton Manor will be the focus of two community talks this month.

Paul Eades, Apiary Manager for the Pembrokeshire Beekeepers’ Association, will be giving talks in Haverfordwest and Cardigan.

The Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre includes an apiary for training beekeepers, public observation areas, ‘bee cams’, and the award-winning ‘Honey Kitchen’ and ‘Bee Hive’ exhibitions.

Paul said he is looking forward to talking about the exciting work taking place at the centre, which opened last year: “The reception we have received since officially opening the centre has been fantastic”, Paul said.

“It has generated a huge amount of interest from the public, who come to watch the honey extracting and hive inspections and also observe the secret life of bees!”

The talk in Haverfordwest has been organised for the Pembrokeshire National Trust Association and takes place on February 10 at the Picton Centre at 7.30pm.

The second event is ‘Beekeepers Question Time’ at the Small World Theatre, Cardigan on Sunday February 22 at 10.30am.

Paul will give a talk about the Beekeeping Centre and there will be a panel of experts answering questions and giving advice on local beekeeping.

He is also running an ‘Introductory Course for Beekeepers’ on February 28 at Haverfordwest’s Picton Centre, which is by advance booking only.

Additional courses, both classroom and practical, will be run during the year at the Pembrokeshire Beekeeping Centre, with the ever popular honey extracting demonstrations later in the season.

Information is available from Scolton Manor on other bee-related events taking place during the year at the centre.

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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