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£2m ychwanegol i drwsio’r difrod llifogydd

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£2m ychwanegolMAE’R GWEINIDOG Cyfoeth Naturiol a Bwyd, Alun Davies, wedi cyhoeddi y rhoddir £2 filiwn yn arian ychwanegol i gyllido gwaith atgyweirio brys ar yr amddiffynfeydd llifogydd a ddifrodwyd yn y stormydd diweddar.

Mewn datganiad i Aelodau’r Cynulliad, dywedodd Alun Davies:

“Rwy’n benderfynol o helpu’r awdurdodau sy’n wynebu costau sylweddol ar gyfer atgyweirio amddiffynfeydd llifogydd hanfodol. Rwyf wedi adolygu fy nghyllidebau Rheoli Perygl Llifogydd ac Erydu Arfordirol a byddaf yn neilltuo £2 filiwn y flwyddyn ariannol hon i gynnal y gwaith brys ar y seilwaith amddiffyn rhag llifogydd.

“Gallaf gadarnhau hefyd bod oddeutu £9.m wedi’i neilltuo yn ystod y flwyddyn ariannol hon i gynnal gwaith atgyweirio yn Borth Bae Colwyn a Gorllewin y Rhyl er mwyn gwella cynlluniau hanfodol i amddiffyn yr arfordir.

“Rwy’n gweithio gyda’m cyd-Weinidogion, yn enwedig ym maes adfywio, llywodraeth leol a threftadaeth, i gydlynu ein hymateb ar draws y llywodraeth a nodi ffynonellau cyllid eraill a fydd yn sicrhau bod cymunedau megis Aberystwyth yn gallu ailgodi ar eu traed yn gyflym ac aros ar agor ar gyfer busnes.”

Ar ôl y stormydd ym mis Rhagfyr ac Ionawr gofynnodd y Llywodraeth i bob awdurdod a effeithiwyd am adroddiadau dechreuol o’r difrod i seilwaith amddiffyn yr arfordir ac asedau glan môr eraill, ac amcangyfrifon o’r costau. Ar hyn o bryd, amcangyfrifir bod angen neilltuo tua £2 filiwn ar gyfer gwaith trwsio brys.

Yn ôl yr wybodaeth a ddaeth i law, ymddengys fod amddiffynfeydd arfordirol Cymru wedi perfformio’n dda ar y cyfan, gan ddiogelu miloedd o gartrefi a busnesau. Cafwyd difrod i rai strwythurau ond mae’r rhan fwyaf ohonynt yn dal yn gweithio ac mae mwyafrif yr awdurdodau lleol yn datgan nad ydynt yn disgwyl y bydd angen cyllid gan Lywodraeth Cymru i ariannu’r gwaith atgyweirio.

Dyma’r mannau lle bu difrod i’r seilwaith amddiffyn rhag llifogydd: Sir Ddinbych: Angen cynnal gwaith i ailadeiladu’r ail wal fôr yn y Rhyl, a fethodd yn ystod storm mis Rhagfyr 2013 Conwy: gwaith sylweddol i atgyweirio difrod i amddiffynfeydd llifogydd ac adfer gwaddod a gollwyd ar y traeth ym Mae Cinmel, Llanddulas a Morfa Conwy, yn ogystal â gwaith ar harbwr Deganwy Gwynedd: angen cynnal gwaith atgyweirio brys ar yr amddiffynfeydd arfordirol yng Nghricieth, Aberdyfi a Phwllheli. Bwlch mawr yn y wal fôr yn Llanbedr hefyd, sy’n eiddo i Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru: angen gwaith atgyweirio brys yma gan fod llifogydd yn dal yn digwydd bob llanw uchel Ceredigion: yn Aberystwyth y mae angen y gwaith mwyaf, yn enwedig i drwsio’r difrod i’r amddiffynfeydd arfordirol ac i’r parth cyhoeddus gan gynnwys y prom hanesyddol Sir Benfro: gwaith byrdymor wedi’i gwblhau i drwsio’r ffordd a gafodd ei difrodi yn Amroth. Bydd angen gwaith pellach dros gyfnod hirach i drwsio’r wal fôr.Ychwanegodd Alun Davies:

“Mae’r awdurdodau lleol yn amcangyfrif ar hyn o bryd bod angen tua £2 filiwn i gynnal y gwaith atgyweirio brys ar y seilwaith amddiffyn rhag llifogydd. Rwy’n aros i ddarllen adroddiadau mwy cynhwysfawr Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru cyn penderfynu ar yr anghenion cyllido pellach.

“Yn ogystal â’r amddiffynfeydd arfordirol, cafwyd difrod hefyd i adeiladau hanesyddol, y seilwaith trafnidiaeth, promenadau glan môr a Llwybr Arfordir Cymru.

“Mae pecynnau cymorth ar gael i fusnesau sydd wedi dioddef effeithiau’r llifogydd a stormydd diweddar ac rydym yn gweithio ar draws adrannau’r llywodraeth i sicrhau bod pob sector yn cael gwybod am y cymorth sydd ar gael. Mae cyngor a chymorth ar gael drwy wefan Busnes Cymru a’r llinell gymorth.

“Rwyf hefyd yn dal i edrych ar amryw o opsiynau cyllid oddi mewn ac oddi allan i Lywodraeth Cymru ac mae’r trafodaethau’n parhau gyda Llywodraeth Prydain a’r Comisiwn Ewropeaidd yn ogystal.”

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Aberystwyth man sent to prison

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A 50-YEAR-OLD man from Ceredigion appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court on Monday (Sept 16) to face a charge of being intoxicated in a public place, whilst he was prohibited from doing so.

Malcolm Roy Edwards of Queens Road, Aberystwyth, pleaded guilty to being drunk in public in Llanrystud when he was prohibited from doing so after being made subject to a criminal behaviour order by Aberystwyth magistrates on October 12, 2017.

He also admitted breaching that order by committing this offence on September 11 this year.

Magistrates sent Edwards to prison for 18 weeks, as they felt the offence was serious having been aggravated by the offence being committed whilst on a community order.

He must also pay £122 victim surcharge, and the community order was revoked.

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Ceredigion Day Centre meet the Dream Team

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On Monday 9 September, the Dream Team visited staff and service users at, Canolfan Meugan Community Support Base for adults with learning disabilities and older people, to showcase the ‘My charter’. The Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’ West Wales was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The Dream Team is made up of the people who wrote the Charter. 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.

Organisations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to show their support by signing up to the My Charter.

Go to www.ldcharter.com for more information on ‘My Charter’.

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AM and MP help ease complicated bus pass application process

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Elin Jones AM and Ben Lake MP have offered to help constituents who need to renew their Bus Passes, after raising concerns about the change in the renewal process.

As the current Concessionary Travel Passes run out at the end of the year, Transport For Wales have asked pass holders to reapply online, however Elin Jones and Ben Lake have raised concerns that the process is over complicated and that applying online rather than via a paper form will exclude many.

Initially, if applicants wanted a paper form, TfW said that applicants had to call a helpline and were warned the process would take a long time. So, as thousands went onto the website, it crashed under the weight of demand.

However, with the website expected to be back up and running soon, Elin Jones and Ben Lake have offered to help constituents reapply.

Elin Jones said:

“Bus pass users have been told that their current passes will be accepted for travel until 31 December 2019, however after that they will need to have the new pass.

“The application process has been muddled by urging people to reapply online. We know that many over 60s and disabled people may not have internet access or may be unfamiliar with its use.

“To simplify the process, I am offering the support of my office to try and help constituents with the process of reapplying for their bus pass, and Ben Lake MP is doing the same.

“If constituents would like to collect a paper form, or if they require assistance applying on paper or online, then they are welcome to contact us and we would be glad to assist, either by arranging a visit to either of our offices, or by sending forms to you.”

Ben Lake added:

“We know how vital access to buses are to many older and vulnerable people in Ceredigion, and I hope that we will be able to help as many people as possible to keep this access.”

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