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Ceredigion County Council election results [LIVE]

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THE HERALD is at Aberaeron Leisure Centre for the local election results as they come in. This news story will be updated throughout the night with live voting numbers.

Former council chair Gill Hopley loses Aberporth and former council leader Leith Evans wins back seat in Llandysul by large margin.

 

Cabinet member Catherine Hughes clings on by under 50 votes in Tregaron.

 

Loss of Ciliau Aeron by Plaid could show schools’ policy having an effect in Dyffryn Aeron.

Aberaeron:

Elizabeth Evans – 559
Owain Arwel Glyn Hughes – 73

Aberporth:

Gethin Davies – 386
Gethin James – 323
Stefani Flower – 114
Owen William Edward Millward – 90

Aberystwyth Bronglais:

Alun John Williams – 342
Jamie Matthew Dearden – 47
Jamie Christopher Scott – 33

Aberystwyth Central:

Ceredig Wyn Davies – 225
Jeff Smith – 73
Julie Karen Makin – 35
Mark Robert Bolderston – 12

Aberystwyth North:

Mark Antony Strong – 313
Bryony Sian Davies – 18o

Aberystwyth Penparcau:

Steve Davies
Glyndwr Lloyd Edwards
Lorrae Jones-Southgate
Charlie Kingsbury
Dylan Paul Lewis
Alex Mangold

Aberystywth Rheidol:

Mark Endaf Edwards – 170
Mair Benjamin – 154
John Aled Davies – 134
Claudine Allison Young – 97
Martin Wyn Shewring – 55

Beulah:

William David Lyndon Lloyd (Unopposed)

Borth:

Ray Quant – 326
Hugh Richard Michael Hughes – 285
Kevin Roy Price – 158
Phil Turner-Wright – 65

Capel Dewi:

Thomas Peter Lloyd Davies – 362
John Gethin Jones – 253

Cardigan Mwldan:

Thomas John Adams-Lewis – 411
Myfanwy Sian Maehrlein – 371

Cardigan Rhydyfuwch:

Anne Elaine Evans – 258
Shan Elizabeth Williams – 139

Cardigan Teifi:

Stephen Paul Greenhalgh
Catrin Miles

Ceinewydd New Quay:

Dan Potter – 261
Gill Hopley – 205
Faith Louise Millward – 30

Ceulanamaesmawr:

Ellen Elizabeth Ap Gwynn
John Dilwyn Lewis

Ciliau Aeron:

Marc Davies – 443
John Edward Charles Lumley – 281
Sonia Rose Williams – 134

Faenor:

John Erfyl Roberts – 413
Talat Zafar Chaudhri – 174
Gareth Stevan Kelly – 95
Chris Simpson – 40

Llanarth:

Bryan Gareth Davies (Unopposed)

Llanbadarn Fawr Padarn:

Gareth Davies – 236
Juliet Price – 143

Llanbadarn Fawr Sulien:

Paul James – 267
Michael Chappell – 58
Wiliam Jac Rees – 33
John Roy Morgan – 20

Llanbedr Pont Steffan Lampeter:

Hag Harris – 737
John Ivor Williams – 551
Elin Tracey Jones – 270

Llandyfriog:

Neil Flower
James Wyn Reynolds Thomas

Llandysiliogogo:

Gareth Ifan Lloyd (Unopposed)

Llandysul Town:

Evan John Keith Evans – 407
Peter Godfrey Evans – 236

Llanfarian:

Alun Lloyd Jones (Unopposed)

Llanfinhangel Ystrad:

William Lynford Thomas – 510
Angela Lewes-Gee – 274
Elly Foster – 77

Llangeitho:

David Rhodri Wyn Evans – 543
Margaret Eirwen James – 132
James Ralph Cook – 82

Llangybi:

John Timothy Odwyn Davies – 402
Dinah Mulholland – 173

Llanrhystud:

David Rowland Rees-Evans – 482
Hywel Llyr Jenkins – 140
Tony Geraghty  – 118
Alan Scott Durrant – 49
John Raymond Crocker – 35

Llansantffraed:

Dafydd Wyn Edwards
Peter James Harry Jones Hayfield

Llanwenog:

Euros Davies (Unopposed)

Lledrod:

Ifan Lloyd Davies – 571
Aaron Benjamin – 325
Angharad Danielle Adrienne Shaw 161

Melindwr:
Daniel Rhodri Davies
Gordon Patrick Walker

Penbryn:

Emyr Gwyn James – 691
Steffan Jenkins – 274

Penparc:

John Clive Davies – 423
Des Davies – 265
Graham William Dixon – 142
Nigel Sydney Moore – 121

Tirmynach:

Paul Hinge – 468
Richard Michael Lucas – 365

Trefeurig:

Dai Mason (Unopposed)

Tregaron:

Catherine Jane Hughes – 325
Karine Davies – 276

Troedyraur:

Thomas Maldwyn Benjamin Lewis (Unopposed)

Ystwyth:

John Edwin Meirion Davies
Mererid Jones

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Judge dismisses appeal in ‘truly disturbing’ animal neglect case

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A CROWN court judge has upheld a judgement of a case which saw the neglect and death of 58 cows. In his judgement, the judge described the offence as ‘truly disturbing’. The west Wales case related to the conviction of David Davies, and Evan Meirion Davies of Penffynnon Farm, Bangor Teifi, near Newcastle Emlyn.

They had both pleaded guilty to 13 charges of animal neglect in February 2019. They later appealed the Magistrates Court’s sentence banning them from keeping animals for five years. The brothers had frustrated the appeals process by securing adjournments in seven appeal hearings. Another request to adjourn the eighth hearing on Monday 2 December was not granted.

They also sought to appeal the guilty verdict despite pleading guilty to the charges earlier in the year.

The prosecution followed a visit by Animal Health Officers and Animal and Plant Health Agency vet to the farm in April 2018. Officers found 58 cattle carcasses in various states of decay in the cattle sheds and surrounding fields. The remaining cattle were housed in terrible conditions with no food, water or dry lying area.

The vet confirmed that the cattle were being caused unnecessary suffering, and that the dead cattle had succumbed to the horrendous conditions found in the sheds, and died of neglect.

The vet had to euthanize two cows to stop further suffering during visits to the premises. This is one of the worst cases of animal welfare neglect seen by the Animal Health team of Ceredigion County Council. Alun Williams is Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer responsible for Policy and Performance. He said, “We had no doubt that the judge would uphold the judgement of the Aberystwyth Magistrates Court.

Although we have been frustrated by the delay caused by the appellants, we are satisfied with the result. “The vast majority of Ceredigion farmers take excellent care of their animals and uphold high standards of animal welfare. We will make sure we pursue the small minority who do not.

We will not hesitate to prosecute in such devastating cases of animal neglect.” Their initial sentences were upheld.

They were sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months, and were disqualified from keeping any animals for five years. The brothers will be allowed 28 days to dispose of the herd.

They were ordered to pay costs to the council of £420.

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New Integrated Care Centre opens

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Services together in one place: The Cardigan Integrated Care Centre

CARDIGAN’s brand new Integrated Care Centre will open its doors to the public on Monday, December 9.
Hywel Dda University Health Board says the new Centre will bring joined-up care to local communities for the first time.
The opening of the centre follows hot on the heels of the launch of a similar initiative in Aberaeron. It represents a decisive change of direction in the way the Board delivers health and social care services to a largely rural area.
The new centre was developed with £23.8m of Welsh Government funding
The centre will provide a modern, fit for purpose healthcare service – including a GP practice, dental service, and pharmacy. It will also host a range of other clinics and services delivered by Hywel Dda, the third sector, local authority. and partner organisations.
Those services include:
• A nurse-led minor injuries walk-in service with telemedicine links to the emergency department
• Radiology and diagnostics
• Phlebotomy service
• Outpatient suite with consulting rooms and clinical treatment facilities for pre-assessment and outpatient consultations by visiting clinicians and social workers
• Disease-specific services for heart failure, motor neurone disease clinics, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease services
• Enhanced telemedicine equipment in clinical areas, providing remote access to specialists from across the professions
• Rehabilitation services, providing opportunities for intensive and slow stream rehabilitation to restore function and improve independence, supported by therapists, nurses and social care staff within the Community Resource Team
• Mental health and learning disabilities services
• A base for the local Community Resource Team in south Ceredigion, including the Acute Response and District Nursing teams
Steve Moore, Chief Executive of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “This is an ambitious step forward for our health board, which embodies the strategy we agreed last year to shift our focus to community and primary care. It has taken many years of planning and there have been challenges along the way. We’ve had to work very hard to make sure that we’ve got it right the first time.
“In particular, the hard work and commitment from our staff, and the support of many stakeholders – particularly our local communities – has been a critical part of our journey. It is with these groups in mind that we begin delivering on our ambition of providing safe, sustainable, integrated care for our local population.”

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Ceredigion success at Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships

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THERE was success for Ceredigion at the Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships bringing home nine medals.

Held on Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 November at the Channel View Leisure Centre in Cardiff, this was the 20th anniversary of the event. The aim in Ceredigion is to grow indoor rowing and to promote the local Sea Rowing Clubs.

On the Friday, 14 children from Aberaeron Comprehensive School and Ysgol Bro Teifi, Llandysul took part in the school event. Some had competed last year for the first time, while others were rowing in the competition for the first time. The standard was exceptionally high, with schools from both Wales and England, with 9 records being broken within the 20 races that were held on the day.

Three medals were won in the school event. Beri Tomkins, Ysgol Bro Teifi; Finley Tarling and Dylan Gwynne Jones, Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron each won a gold medal. 10 of the children achieved their own personal best times with Beri and Finley even broke national records.

On the Saturday, the club races were held where two junior medals and four senior medals were won. Dylan Gwynne Jones won a gold medal for 4min row under 16. Beri Tomkins won a gold medal with a new personal best of 543 metres rowed in two minutes. Beri now holds four records – year 6 school and Welsh record; and year 7 school and Welsh record.

In the adult event, Leo O’Connor won a bronze medal for 60+years 500m; Hannah Lodder won two gold medals for Ladies 40+ years 500m and Ladies 40+years 2km; and Sam Owen won silver medal for Ladies 40+years 2km.

There are weekly Indoor Rowing sessions held at Ysgol Bro Teifi, Llandysul; Aberaeron Comprehensive School; and Bro Pedr School, Lampeter. These sessions are supported by CRIW which are the indoor rowing group within Ceredigion. CRIW also run sessions on a Monday evening at Aberaeron Leisure Centre.

Rhidian Harries, Active Young People Officer, said, “The Young Rowers from Ceredigion have done fantastically well at this national competition. The event was very well organised, and many English schools that are recognised as rowing schools attended. However, the children from Ceredigion showed that they could compete against anyone. It’s a great credit for them and also for CRIW, who have been working tirelessly to grow the sport in the area. Their support and enthusiasm has been crucial, and they should take great pleasure in the success and the performances of these young rowers.”

CRIW will be running their own Indoor Rowing Competition at Teifi Leisure Centre, Cardigan on Saturday, 28 March 2020. Search them on Facebook for more information.

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