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New Talgarreg School footpath

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On the right path: Pupils at Ysgol Talgarreg using the new footpath

On the right path: Pupils at Ysgol Talgarreg using the new footpath

A NEW artificial surface footpath has been constructed in Talgarreg Primary School grounds providing a safer route to school for pupils.

The project has been delivered by Ceredigion County Council and was funded by the Welsh Government’s Safe Routes in Communities Scheme Grant. The fund provides an opportunity for local authorities to provide safer walking and cycling routes between communities, to schools and colleges, to access public transport and a range of local services and opportunities.

Councillor Gareth Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Community Development, Culture and Leisure has welcomed the provision of this new footpath, saying: “We are delighted to have received this funding from the Welsh Government. The Council has worked in partnership with Talgarreg Village Hall who have kindly agreed that staff and parents are permitted to use the hall car park during school hours and then take a short walk on the path to the school.”

Councillor Lloyd, who is also a school governor, added “This has already seen a reduction in the amount of cars parking in front of the school which caused congestion and safety concerns. Instead of laying a tarmac path in the middle of the school playing field which wouldn’t have been child friendly, highways officers at Ceredigion County Council have provided an innovative alternative by installing an artificial surface path which is the first of its kind in the county and can be used all year round.”

Mrs Mair Potter, Head Teacher at Talgarreg Primary School said: “We use the Village Hall during the week for physical education lessons and also regularly to practise for school concerts and Eisteddfods.  Previously we had to walk the children on the road as there is no footway provision, so the new path is great as it provides a much safer route.’’

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New Quay RNLI lifeboat crew trains with lifeguards

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NEW QUAY lifeboat station hosted a special training evening with the lifeboat crew and Ceredigion’s RNLI lifeguards last week.

Pete Yates, one of New Quay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat helms, worked closely with Ceredigion lifeguard supervisor, Tirion Dowsett, to plan scenarios for the teams to practice working together in casualty care situations.

A large scale scenario included four casualties to be dealt with by the inshore lifeboat crew and two lifeguard teams on a nearby beach, whilst a third lifeguard team and lifeboat crew members dealt with a separate scenario at the lifeboat station.

Pete said: “It was a great evening of training. We had 9 lifeguards and 13 lifeboat crew in attendance.

“The main scenario included casualties suffering from hypothermia and propeller injuries. A second scenario involved a mechanic suffering head injuries in the forepeak of the all-weather lifeboat and requiring extraction on a stretcher.

“On completion of these scenarios we all gathered back at the station where one of our senior crew members sprung a great act at being a diabetic having a hypo, and being suitably angry and aggressive.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, added: “It was great for our lifeboat crew members to work with the lifeguards as it builds a deeper understanding of each other’s roles and encourages teamwork between us. This is of great benefit when dealing with real life casualty care situations.”

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Coastguard rescues dog stuck on cliffs

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LAST TUESDAY (Aug 27), New Quay RNLI’s inshore D-class lifeboat, Audrey LJ, was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to assist the Coastguard with a dog stuck on the cliffs near New Quay.

The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 1.50pm with four crew members on board and made their way south down the coast.

Brett Stones, New Quay RNLI’s helm said: “We located the dog on the cliffs by Castell Bach, near Cwmtydu. We stood by while the Coastguard team caught the animal. The dog was unharmed and safe with the Coastguard so we were stood down.

“However, while returning to station we were then tasked to a small vessel with engine failure. We towed the stricken boat with three people on board back to New Quay. We rehoused the inshore lifeboat and it was ready for service by 2.40pm.”

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New maintenance Lorries cut carbon emissions

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The Ground Maintenance Team has purchased three new lorries to support ground maintenance services in Ceredigion.

The new lorries will move Ceredigion County Council’s Ground Maintenance Service’s equipment to and from the grounds that they look after. The lorries will also take cut grass away for composting. This provides the most efficient way of maintaining the areas that the team is responsible for.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards is the Cabinet member responsible for Highways and Environmental Services together with Housing. He said: “The new vehicles replace ones which had provided excellent service for almost 20 years. They are fitted with Euro 6 engines which are considerably more efficient and better for the environment.”

The Grounds Maintenance Team is also incrementally introducing electric-powered mowers, blowers, hedge cutters and strimmers into its fleet. This equipment is better for the environment, is easier to use and causes less noise and vibration.

The new lorries support Ceredigion County Council’s commitment to be a net-zero carbon council by 2030.

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