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‘I do!’ – Celebrate your historic day at Ceredigion Museum



WITH two stunning rooms to hold your ceremony in, a fully licensed bar and a choice of wedding breakfast options; Ceredigion Museum is the perfect venue for your special day. From this day forward, Ceredigion Museum is an official licensed venue for weddings and is ready to welcome couples looking for a romantic atmosphere in an unusual setting.

Set in a Grade II listed Edwardian theatre, the museum resonates with the glamour and flamboyance of its past. Gilt balconies and plush red décor are the perfect backdrop to creating an extraordinary day, whether that be a traditional, quirky or even off the wall ceremony.

Carrie Canham, Ceredigion Museum Curator said, “Ceredigion Museum is a very romantic place, we often get older couples coming in and telling us about their courting days here when it was still a cinema; there were double seats at the back of the auditorium where I’m not sure much attention was given to the films on show! We’re very excited by the prospect of future visitors being able to come in and share their wedding memories with us.”

In 2017, the museum was refurbished to include catering, a licensed bar and audio-visual facilities, so it is available for a range of wedding options from just the ceremony to a fully catered event and celebration for up to 100 guests. There is also a smaller gallery available, with views of the sea, for more intimate ceremonies. The museum is within a couple of minutes’ walk to the prom, where, weather permitting, couples can have some wedding photos taken with their guests.

Celebrate your historic day at Ceredigion Museum

Councillor Catherine Hughes, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Culture said, “Ceredigion Museum is such a terrific setting, perfect for making cherished memories of your big day. There’s a lot of flexibility with the wedding packages available and friendly helpful staff on hand to make sure you have your own truly unique wedding day. You will be able to share your special day with friends and family in a beautiful setting, rich in Ceredigion’s history.”

First opened in 1905 as a theatre, the Coliseum has hosted more than five thousand events including Edwardian music hall, plays, early films, political meetings and concerts. After converting to a cinema in 1932, 3800 film programmes have been watched by Ceredigion residents. Today, the museum’s three floors house collections of art and objects from the county’s cultural heritage.

For more information about weddings at Ceredigion Museum visit the website at

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Hywel Dda provides teaching equipment on infant feeding for over 100 midwives.



Doll and knitted breast for midwifery

THANKS to donations, Hywel Dda Health Charities has been able to provide bags containing teaching equipment on infant feeding to over 100 midwives across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

Each bag contains a doll and knitted breast, so that the midwives can give advice to new mums and mums-to-be on breast-feeding, along with laminated cards with information.

All the community midwives across the three counties, plus the maternity units at Glangwili,

Bronglais and Withybush hospitals have received the bags.

Hywel Dda’s Infant Feeding Co-ordinator, Christena Phelan O’Riordan (pictured in the foreground with Health Care Support Worker Jan Jones), said the dolls and knitted breasts were proving to be extremely useful as teaching aids.

“It has made such a difference having these visual aids to give pregnant and post-natal mothers advice on breast-feeding,” she said.

“Whether face-to-face in hospital or at home, or virtually through WhatsApp calls, these aids are great props for when we are teaching about breast-feeding.”

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “Donations are making a real difference to the lives of patients, service-users and staff in the Hywel Dda University Health Board area.

“We are very grateful for all the support we receive from our local communities.”

For more details about the charity and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to

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Recognition given to long-standing members of Council committee



AT AN Ethics and Standards Committee (virtual) meeting held on 17 September 2021,  Rif Winfield and Hywel Wyn Jones were given recognition for their 10 years’ of service to the Committee between 2011 and 2021. A small plaque was presented to both.

Hywel was Chair of the Committee for 3 years.

In their place, two new independent members Alan Davies and Caryl Davies have been appointed.

Eifion Evans, Chief Executive of Ceredigion County Council said, “Ceredigion County Council has benefitted from a decade of advice and considerations provided by Rif & Hywel. We welcome the new members of the committee and their input to the function of the Committee will be greatly appreciated.”

Standards Committees of local authorities exist to do all that is possible to promote and safeguard the standards that the public rightly expect from their elected representatives.

Ceredigion County Council Chairman, Councillor Paul Hinge, said, “Our thanks go to Rif and Hywel who have given their time to contribute to the Committee and we welcome the new members.”

The Committee is made up of five independent members, two county councillors and two town/community councillors. Meeting quarterly, reports for the Ethics and Standards Committee including dispensation applications can be found on the Council website:

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Exciting new developments on the horizon for Lampeter Wellbeing Centre



Architects have been appointed to oversee the project and work will now begin on the proposed layout for the facility

At a Cabinet meeting held on 01 December 2020, it was agreed that Lampeter Leisure Centre would become the location of the Council’s first Wellbeing Centre in the County.

A significant amount of work and investment is to be made at the Leisure Centre which will improve the facility and the resources for years to come.

Over the coming months, as we see the plans and proposals for Wellbeing Centre develop, they will be shared with service users and the residents of Ceredigion.

Architects have been appointed to oversee the project and work will now begin on the proposed layout for the facility. The layout will be a reconfiguration of the existing facility in order to provide a Wellbeing Centre that can provide an enhanced range of Through Age Services, including Leisure Services to the residents of Lampeter and the mid of the county. 

Councillor Catherine Hughes, Ceredigion County Council Cabinet Member, said: “We are looking forward to the development of the new Wellbeing Centre at Lampeter. This will provide a range of services to residents within their local community.

This development comes at a welcome time, as Ceredigion Public Service Board is carrying out an Assessment of Local Wellbeing, in order to find out about the wellbeing of local people and communities, now and in the future.”

Lampeter Leisure Centre will be closed during the building works, but during this period alternative provision will be made available for all service users and clubs.

We look forward to being able to share these alternative plans with you over the coming weeks, as soon as these arrangements have been finalised.

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