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Climate change protest outside Aberystwyth Barclays

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A PROTEST took place outside Barclays in Aberystwyth on Saturday July 6.

It was the latest in a spate of nation-wide protests against Barclays by climate change activists, after it came to light that the company are funding fossil fuel corporations billions of pounds.

The group, Extinction Rebellion, posted on their Facebook Page: “This Saturday (July 6) we’ll be joining the Buddhist climate action group DANCE in solidarity of their protest of Barclays bank. Meet at 11am, with the meditation protest starting at 11.30am outside Barclays in Aberystwyth. The group have asked us to wear black if possible to match them. See you there.”

There were roughly a twenty protesters outside  Aberystwyth Barclays, all sitting cross-legged and blindfolded, holding signs reading: “Barclays, blind to the climate crisis”.

Police Officers attended the protest, with two arrests being made later that day in Carmarthen at a similar protest.

Some of the climate activists glued themselves to the entrance of the bank, or used a bike lock to attach themselves.

The protesters were handing out pamphlets to passers-by, saying: “The UN have warned that we have 11 years to limit global warming and the most catastrophic effects of climate breakdown.

“Barclays have given $85.179 billion to fossil fuel companies since 2016.

“We demand that Barclays withdraw its finance from all fossil fuel projects.”

Some pedestrians complained that the protesters were blocking off the street. One Facebook user said: “I didn’t appreciate being stopped from going along Terrace Road because they blocked the whole path on that side and refused to move – due to the market being on I couldn’t just go along the other side as the kerb was also blocked by them and the other side was extremely busy with everyone else. As a disabled person I can’t just squeeze past or, as I was told, go the other way. They shouldn’t block the path.

“I left annoyed with them, not Barclays.”

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Ceredigion Public House to be served with a prohibition notice

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On Friday night, 27 March 2020, officers from Ceredigion County Council`s Public Protection Team came across a country public house serving customers alcohol, and open for business in contravention of the recently issued Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020. Police assistance was called and the landlord will now be served with a prohibition notice. A number of other offences were identified and a report will be made to the Council`s Licencing Committee.

Inspections by the Council’s Public Protection Team during the week have shown that the overwhelming majority of local businesses have voluntarily closed when they have been required to do so by the emergency regulations. Other businesses, where permitted to do so, have quickly diversified from serving foods to be consumed on their premises to providing deliveries or takeaways.

Premises that have been permitted to remain open have diligently and rapidly adjusted to social distancing measures. The vast majority of the community recognises the need for, and the importance of these emergency measures and has willingly played its part.

Over 70 premises were inspected last week, however only one premises failed to follow the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020 introduced.

The Council’s Public Protection officers will continue to monitor compliance, with support from the Dyfed-Powys Police if appropriate. Businesses and premises which breach the regulations will be subject to prohibition notices and fines. Businesses that continue to contravene the measures will be forced to close down. Individuals and companies who do not pay their fine may also be taken to court, with magistrates able to impose potentially unlimited fines.

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Appeal following assault

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POLICE in Aberystwyth are keen to speak to a ‘good Samaritan’ who gave the victim of a serious assault a lift.

Aberystwyth CID are making enquiries into an incident in the early hours of Sunday, March 22, in which a man sustained significant injuries.

The assault took place in the Bridge Street area, near to Trefechan Bridge, shortly after 2am.

Officers are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with CCTV of the area, to make contact with the investigation team.

Police are also keen to speak to another man who has provided the injured victim with a lift in a van to the Trefechan area shortly after the assault.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, or can assist the police in any way, they are asked to email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or call 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired you can also text the force’s non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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Ben Lake MP backs #Care4Carers fundraiser

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Ben Lake MP for Ceredigion has thrown their support behind a new fundraiser to support care workers who have been affected by Coronavirus.

The fund has been setup by the Care Workers’ Charity, and is being supported by More United, a cross-party network of MPs. The fund will give grants to those on the front line of the care service in the event that they have to self-isolate.

The fund has so far raised more than £100,000 and has been supported by more than 60 MPs from across eight political parties.

Ben Lake MP said:

“This is a fantastic initiative that deserves our support. Alongside frontline staff in the NHS, care workers in Ceredigion form a vital pillar in our society and are at the forefront of the efforts to fight COVID-19, and they deserve our full support. We must make sure that, should a care worker have to self-isolate, they will be supported through any financial hardship they may suffer.”

Tabitha Morton, Chief Executive of More United said:

“These are challenging times for everyone, but the way that people have come together in a time of crisis is amazing. We saw as a nation how we value the incredible work carers deliver everyday with #ClapforCarers, and this new fund allows people to show that they #Care4Carers and make sure that if a care worker needs financial support then they will get it.”

Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director at The Care Workers’ Charity said:

“COVID-19 is one of the biggest crises our generation will see in its lifetime. Care workers are at the frontline of this, caring for the people in our society who are most susceptible to the virus. If a care worker needs to self-isolate they will fall into desperate need. For this reason, we need more funds for extra emergency grants. I am very grateful to all MPs that have signed the letter of support for our campaign. ”

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