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Ceredigion residents are reassured that polling stations are safe places to vote

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ON THURSDAY May 6 residents in Ceredigion will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them in the Senedd and as Police and Crime Commissioner.

For those who are voting in person, polling stations will be safe places to vote. Voters are encouraged to keep themselves and others safe by:

·         Wearing a face covering

·         Bringing their own pen or pencil

·         Cleaning their hands when entering and leaving the polling station using the hand sanitizer provided

·         Keeping a safe distance

·         Not entering the polling station if they feel unwell.

Voters should not attend the polling station if they have symptoms of Covid-19, or if they have been asked to self-isolate. Anyone who develops symptoms, or is asked to self-isolate shortly before polling day, has up to 5pm on polling day to apply for an emergency proxy vote. This allows them to nominate someone they trust to vote on their behalf.

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on Thursday 06 May. Voters who have opted to vote by post must return their postal ballot pack by 10pm; they can hand it in at their polling station if they don’t have time to return it by post.

Eifion Evans, Returning Officer for Ceredigion said: “If you are choosing to vote in person, help keep yourself and others safe by following the safety measures that are in place. This includes sanitising your hands and keeping a safe distance from others. Make sure you check the information on your polling cards, as your polling station might have changed since the last election.”

To see if your polling station has changed, have a look below.

·         Cwmystwyth Chapel Vestry to Mynach Primary School, Pontarfynach, Aberystwyth SY23 4QZ

·         Tyndwndwn Chapel, Talsarn to Memorial Hall, Felinfach, Lampeter SA48 8AE

·         Silver Band, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth to Harbour House, Y Lanfa, Aberystwyth SY23 1AS

·         Silver Band, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth to Salvation Army, Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth SY23 2NN

·         The Old School, Cross Inn to Pennant Community Centre, Pennant, Llannon SY23 5PA

·         Little Acorns, Comins-Coch to Comins Coch Primary School, Comins Coch, Aberystwyth SY23 3BQ

·         Ysgol Trewen to Bryngwyn Chapel Vestry, Bryngwyn SA38 9PL

·         Caffi Sali Mali, Blaenpennal to Bronant Chapel Vestry, Bronant, Aberystwyth SY23 4TG

·         Pisgah Chapel Vestry to Talgarreg Memorial Hall, Talgarreg, Llandysul SA44 4ET

·         Village Hall, Aberporth to Dyffryn y Banc Centre, Aberporth SA43 2EU

·         H.U.T.S Adpar to Newcastle Emlyn Rugby Club, Dol Wiber, Adpar SA38 9AZ

Further information about the elections is available on the Council’s website: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/your-council/voting-elections/. It’s also worth keeping an eye out on the Council’s social media pages at @CeredigionCC on Facebook and Twitter and @CaruCeredigion on Instagram.

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St. Michaels School celebrates excellent A-Level results

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St. Michael’s pupils with their A-Level results

ST. MICHAEL’S School, Llanelli, is extremely pleased to announce another year of successful A-Level results, with 80.2% of all grades awarded either an A* or A grade.

The vast majority of pupils have earned a place at their chosen university to study courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Economics.

This is the first year that traditional exams have resumed since the Covid-19 pandemic began with the majority of lessons in the first part of the A-Level being delivered online rather than in a classroom environment. This makes the results even more of an achievement considering the circumstances.

Headmaster Mr Benson Ferrari said: “We offer our sincere congratulations to our outgoing Year 13 class on the publication of their A-Level results, demonstrating that our pupils have worked so hard despite the challenges of returning to a conventional assessment approach.

“They approached the situation with resilience and dedication, which has resulted in grades that are truly representative of their ability.  I am confident that they will all go onto achieve great things at university and in their working lives.  

“We wish them the best as they move to this new and exciting stage of their education.  The preparation which St. Michael’s has provided will be built upon, along with our values and principles providing a lasting framework to tackle the challenges ahead.”

In 2020, St. Michael’s School was awarded The Sunday Times Welsh Independent School of the Decade and this was in part due to the excellent exam results that the school receives each year. 

St. Michael’s was also ranked 13th in The Times 2019 Co Ed League Table for UK Independent Schools, which was the last time that the results were published. The school hopes that this year’s results will continue to secure their place in the 2022 league table which will be published later this year.

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Police appeal following road traffic collision in Cwmystwyth

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DYFED-Powys Police have issued a statement following a road traffic collision on Saturday, August 13.

Officers attended a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred about 6.40pm near Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth.  

Dyfed-Powys Police said: “The two vehicles involved were a blue Triumph Tiger motorcycle and a black Ford Fiesta.

“The male rider of the motorcycle was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

“Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101. 

“If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

“Quote reference: DP-20220813-392.”

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Scheme to enhance the town of Tregaron for the National Eisteddfod

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THE REGENERATING Rural Towns scheme run by the Cynnal y Cardi LEADER programme has been supporting Tregaron Town Council with a series of marketing techniques and installations to promote and enhance Tregaron in preparation for the historic and cultural event, the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022.

This work acted as a legacy to the National Eisteddfod at Tregaron following the influx of thousands of people to the town daily for the duration of the festival and subsequently to the surrounding rural communities and local sites of interest.

A wide range of installations could be seen in Tregaron during the Eisteddfod following town branding design work, which included a giant deckchair, lamp post flags, banners, bunting, tiered flower planters, benches & picnic tables, monument conservation improvements, and a prominent Tregaron sign overlooking the ‘Maes’. Many of these features will remain in place for the summer months and can be utilised by the town in the future. Further town development work is due to commence to maintain and enhance the attractiveness and vibrancy of the town.

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