STUDENTS have joined Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority staff to add the finishing touches to a redevelopment next to one of the Park’s most popular beaches.
A group of 45 Year 12 students from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi/Cardigan Secondary School planted hardy shrubs and grasses in new borders created in the car park at Poppit Sands.
The car park development formed part of the Green Sea (Beach Improvement) Programme, a Visit Wales coastal tourism project partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
As part of their Welsh Baccalaureate, the young people worked with
Pembrokeshire garden designer Shaney Lawrence and National Park Rangers Richard Vaughan and Carol Owen.
Ranger Richard said: “The students worked really hard and took direction well, and the result is that they’ve given the whole site a real lift – it looks great; much improved.”
Earlier in the summer, the car park was resurfaced and new seating and National Park information panels were installed. Steps and ramps to the café were also installed. The planting was the final piece of work to complete the project, with the students using plants from the local nursery at Penrallt Garden Centre.
National Park Authority Chairman Cllr Mike James said: “It’s great to see students contributing to the real improvements in this area; it helps bring about pride in the local community as well as a real benefit to local people and visitors to the National Park.”
New Children’s Book based on local fisherman
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.
Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”
The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.
Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’
CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.
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.
Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”
The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme
A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.
From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.
There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!
A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.
Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”
Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.
For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.
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