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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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Business offer WG help in ‘non-essential’ shopping row

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THIS morning (Tuesday, October 27), the Wales Retail Consortium, CBI Wales and Association of Convenience stores presented the Welsh Government joint recommendation to resolve the confusion over non-essential items. The three industry bodies’ statement expresses the hope that the Welsh Government, ‘will agree to these recommendations and the people of Wales can refocus all their energies on respecting the Fire Break’. The recommendations come in response to confused and confusing messaging from the Welsh Government, which allowed its public health message to be drowned out over the weekend by rows over whether toasters, Lee Childs novels, and size 16 jeans were essential items for customers. The confusion was not helped by a mistaken tweet by supermarket giant Tesco which claimed women’s period products were not essential items when they are and always have been. The WRC, CBI Wales and ACS believe their recommendations will fulfil retail’s role in tackling the spread of the virus while allowing for discretion to be used on an individual basis – as recommended by Health Minister Vaughan Gething in a tense press conference yesterday, http://pembrokeshire-herald.com/61929/welsh-health-minister-defends-retail-restrictions/. The business bodies recommend:
  • To limit the spread of the virus and allow for individual discretion, retailers will prominently display Welsh Government approved signage in front of known non-essential items and in communal areas. The signage will make clear the government’s regulation and the need to abide by it.
  • This message will be reinforced through in-store announcements and social media messaging. Advising customers to put off non-essential purchases
  • We recommend the individual customer is trusted to make their own decision as to whether a product is non-essential or not, taking into account the notices displayed throughout the store and their immediate needs
  • If the customer goes ahead with the purchase of the item the final liability ought to rest with the customer
  • Retailers will remove special in-store promotional displays of non-essential items in order to minimise browsing and avoid triggering a non-essential purchase.
  • These recommendations would mean non-essential items are not removed from shelves – or cordoned off in stores – but large notices are placed in front of the products and in communal spaces informing customers of the Welsh Government’s regulations and the Welsh public are trusted to make the right decision.
They also say they ‘look forward to engaging with Welsh Government again this morning and we hope consensus can be reached’.
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Pupils at Ysgol Henry Richard asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed

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A SMALL number of pupils at Ysgol Henry Richard, Tregaron have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.

The Contact Group have been asked to self-isolate as a precautionary measure in the first instance. All confirmed contacts of the positive case must remain at home for 14 days to reduce the possible spread of the virus to family, friends and the wider community.

In addition, pupils travelling on the same bus as the confirmed positive case have also been contacted and asked to self-isolate for 14 days again as a precautionary measure in the first instance. These pupils come from more than one Year Group from Ysgol Henry Richard.

Due to the strong procedures that have been put in place in the school, only a small amount of pupils are having to self-isolate. All parents have been contacted by the School and will also be supported by Ceredigion Contact Tracing Team.

The Council urges all parents to refer their children for a test if they develop any of the symptoms, which are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste.

You can apply for a test on https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test or by phoning 119.

No further details will be provided regarding this matter.

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Llanwrda bookshop in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020

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AN appointment only bookshop in Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, which offers a beautifully curated collection of books as well as cards, wrapping paper and Fair Trade gifts, has been named on the shortlist of retailers in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2020.

Books At The Dragon’s Garden says it “aims to make a visit to our shop an experience”. The shop runs a loyalty scheme for customers and offers promotions throughout the year. In addition, in its base at the market garden it uses organic compost, seeds and freshly picked vegetables and flowers. It only uses paper bags and has planted lots of pollinators in the garden to increase biodiversity.

The Best Small Shops competition is managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC), whose member trade associations represent approximately 100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK between them. The competition celebrates the commitment and creativity of independent retailers on the UK’s High Streets and the central role they play in their local communities. It is sponsored by Maybe*, an engagement platform that helps make social media work for independent retailers. The winner will be announced next month.

In addition to the main award, Books At The Dragon’s Garden has also been shortlisted for a special award to be given to the independent retailer that has demonstrated specific innovation to combat the impact of COVID-19. This award is sponsored by booost, the loyalty, gifting and promotions app.

“It was impossible to make my previous shop both safe and financially viable, so I had a radical rethink and a conversion of two old stables at my market garden meant I was able to move the entire shop to a rural location,” explains owner Mandy Tomos.

In the interim I continued to promote the business on social media and sold online via the website. I received an award as a “Local Hero” for continuing to supply my local community during lockdown. As the shop is now appointment only, it is very safe for both customers and staff, numbers are low and social distancing is easy. Contactless payment is taken outside under cover. I used social media to maintain contact with my customers and wrote a chatty book suggestion column in our local free paper every month.”

“This has been a particularly challenging year for small, independent retailers and many have come through to this point through innovation, quality of product and service, a commitment to serve their local communities and a large dose of determination,” explains Mark Walmsley, Chair of the IRC.

“As more and more people have been forced to stay home and work from home, we have seen just how much we all value local independent shops and want to see them not just survive, but also thrive. These shops offer choice, diversity and genuine customer service. And, after what has been a rather dark year, that has to be worth celebrating.”

The annual competition highlights the best of Britain’s independent retail sector, celebrating the commitment and creativity of independent retailers and the central role they play in their local communities. Previous winners have included Bristol-based delicatessen Papadeli, the 2019 winner, and The Mainstreet Trading Company, a combined bookshop, café, deli & homeware shop based in St Boswells, in the rural Scottish Borders, which won in 2018.

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