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Road Closure – Llanddewi Brefi

Please be advised of the following road closure: 

No access provided for emergency services

 Map

Ref: 206/20
Road no:

USRN

B4343

47122839

Location: Ochor Garth Fach, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron
Dates and times: 28/09/2020 – 30/09/2020

09:30 – 18:00

 
Duration: Daily – During Times Specified/Daily – During Working Day/ 24 hours a day/ During Period Specified
Works: Water Service Repairs
Applicant: Amberon for Welsh Water
Reason: To ensure public safety

 

Broadband Upgrade Fund

Letter from Elin Jones MS & Ben Lake MP – Broadband Upgrade Fund:

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Dear Community Councillors,

We are writing to inform you that residents across Ceredigion may now be entitled to significant Government funding to upgrade their broadband connection.

Ceredigion is one of seven rural counties selectecl to take part in a new broadband pilot scheme. Residential and business properties in Ceredigion which currently have broadband speeds of less than 30 Mbps available to them may now be eligible for funding through the Broadband Upgrade Fund and the Welsh Government’s top-up voucher scheme.

The funding provides residents and businesses with a small grant (voucher) that can be put towards the cost of installing gigabit capable broadband to their premises, using a supplier registered with the scheme.

As you will know, it is often more expensive for Industry to roll out broadband infrastructure in rural areas of the country. In order to help tackle this problem, the Welsh Government has announced that it will now “top up” the UK Government’s funding for the hardest to reach properties, offering an additional £1,500 for residential properties, and a further £3,500 for each small to medium-sized business (SME).

Premises UK Government’s Broadband Upgrade Fund Welsh Government top-up voucher scheme Total funding available for installation
Residential Up to £1,500 Up to £1,500 Up to £3,000
Small & medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) Up to £3,500 Up to £3,500 Up to £7,000

The UK Government vouchers are available to all homes and businesses in Ceredigion receiving less than 30 Mbps, and will be grouped with vouchers from neighbouring premises to fund the work required to improve the network for the local community. It is important that as many premises as possible register their interest in the scheme in order to ensure that the total value of vouchers in an area covers most, if not all, of the build costs. A single application per premises is all that is required, as properties eligible for the Welsh Government `top-up’ will automatically receive the funding when benefiting from the UK voucher.

What do your constituents need to do next?

We are encouraging all constituents with speeds of less than 30mbps to register their interest in the Broadband Upgrade Fund scheme by doing so on the following link:

The deadline to register interest for the Broadband Upgrade Fund is 30 September 2020

If there ls enough interest in your local area, it mlght also be the case that we can look at using the vouchers as part of a demand-led Community Fibre Partnership scheme:

https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/community-fibre-partnerships

We would be grateful if you could share the above information as widely as possible in your communities.

With many thanks and kindest regards,

Elin Jones MS

Ben Lake MP

 

Agenda – Llanddewi Brefi Community Council – 07/09/2020

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A meeting of the Community Council will be held on 7th September 2020 at 7:30 on Zoom.

Members of the public wishing to attend should email web@llanddewibrefi.org to request a link to the meeting.

AGENDA

1 Apologies.
2 Personal Matters.
3 Declaration of Interest.
4 To confirm and sign the minutes for meetings held on 9th March and 24th August 2020.
5 Matters arising from the minutes.
6 Financial report and payments.
7 Correspondence.
8 Planning applications.
9 Matters arising from the Village Hall Committee.
10 Any other matter.
11 Date of next meeting.

Road Closure – Pont Llanio

Please be advised of the following road closure: 

Access provided for emergency services:

 Map

Ref: 173/20
Road no:

USRN

C1026

47104354

Location: Maesyderi, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron
Dates and times: 24/08/2020 – 28/08/2020

08:00 – 18:00

 
Duration: Daily – During Times Specified / Daily – During Working Day / 24 hours a day / During Period Specified
Works: Ducting Works
Applicant: HT Installations for MJ Quinn
Reason: To ensure public safety

 

Planning Application: A200568

Application No: A200568 – link to documents
Applicant(s): Llyr Davies
Date validated: 14/07/2020
Proposal: Full Planning – Erection of a dwelling and vehicular access
Location: Land adjacent to Bethlehem Chapel, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron
Postcode: SY25 6RN.
Decision date:
Decision:

To view full details of planning applications: 

  • Copy the application number from the list above
  • Click here to follow the link to Ceredigion County Council’s web site
  • Press ‘Launch Search Facility
  • Type in application number in the box ‘Application number’
  • Click ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page
  • Scroll down to ‘Search Results’ and click on the application number which is underlined and highlighted in blue
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and on the right hand side click ‘View documents’
  • You can save the documents as PDF files on your computer

Planning Application: A200470

Application No: A200470 – link to documents
Applicant(s): (Home Office)
Date validated: 01/07/2020
Proposal: Full Planning; Installation of a 40m high lattice mast on a concrete base accommodating 3No antennas and 2No 600mm transmission dishes.
Location: Esgair Llethr Llanddewi Gwyn, Tregaron
Postcode: SY25 6PG.
Decision date:
Decision:

To view full details of planning applications: 

  • Copy the application number from the list above
  • Click here to follow the link to Ceredigion County Council’s web site
  • Press ‘Launch Search Facility
  • Type in application number in the box ‘Application number’
  • Click ‘Search’ at the bottom of the page
  • Scroll down to ‘Search Results’ and click on the application number which is underlined and highlighted in blue
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and on the right hand side click ‘View documents’
  • You can save the documents as PDF files on your computer

Oil Syndicate 06/2020

The next order for heating oil will be placed on 12th July 2020.

To be included in the next delivery, please add your contact details, and amount required, to one of the lists in either The New Inn (01974 298452), Foelallt Arms (01974 298306) or Siop Brefi (01974 298240).

Notice of delay in submission of accounts for audit

Notice of delay in submission of accounts for audit

Llanddewi Brefi Community Council

Financial year ending 31 March 2020

  1. Date of announcement: 16th June 2020
  2. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Community Council has postponed all public meetings until further notice, and is unable to approve accounting statements for the financial year ending 31 March 2020 for submission to the Auditor General for Wales by 30 June 2020 in accordance with the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014.

Support grant now available for Not for Profit organisations

28 May 2020

A number of support packages have been made available to support businesses in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Following an update to the Welsh Government COVID-19 Business grants scheme on 26 May, Not for Profit organisations operating for charitable purposes are now able to apply for a business grant of up to £10,000.

In March, the Welsh Government introduced two grants to support businesses in Wales. These grants are administered by Ceredigion County Council. So far, the Council has approved 1,892 applications and paid out a total of £23.3 million.

Out of an estimated 3,000 total potentially eligible businesses across Ceredigion, 30% of these are still yet to apply for the grant. Eligible businesses are urged to submit their applications by 5pm on 30 June;  the date when the grant scheme will come to an end.

The Council is urging businesses who are unsure if they’re eligible for the scheme to look at its ‘Support for Businesses’ page on the website under the main Coronavirus page, www.ceredigion.gov.uk/business/covid-19-support-for-businesses-and-employers/ and look at the Business Grants (Local Authority) section.

The Council is currently working with Welsh Government to ascertain what additional support will be made available to businesses that do not qualify for the support available currently.

Online Link:  Online Application Form  

(Please check criteria below)

https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/news/support-grant-now-available-for-not-for-profit-organisations/

Message from Dr Sion James

Here is a message from the Deputy Medical Director at Hywel Dda Health Board and GP in Tregaron Surgery, Dr Sion James, for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Mid Wales. “Thank you for staying at home.” Our primary care services are working hard to continue to provide care in our communities.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in primary care, and in our community teams for their dedication and hard work in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. I know you’ve all been working really hard and will continue to do so over the bank holiday weekend.
I’d also like to thank our patients for playing their part, by staying at home, protecting our NHS and saving lives, as well as protecting the vulnerable people in our communities by supporting them in the best ways we can.
Thank you very much.”

Deputy Medical Director and GP in Tregaron Dr Sion James has a message for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Mid Wales. ‘Thank you for staying at home.’ Our primary care services are working hard to continue to provide care in our communities. 🩺🩹💊

Posted by Hywel Dda Health Board on Saturday, 11 April 2020

COVID-19: Update on Grants to Businesses

Please see below a brief list of the grants available from Welsh Government, and administered through Ceredigion County Council.  Things are changing on a daily basis and further information will be published if other grants will come available.

Ceredigion County Council has set up a web page specifically to help businesses in Ceredigion access the support that’s available to them. The support landscape is changing almost on a daily basis. The UK Government has introduced a range of measures, including a support package for the retail, leisure and tourism sectors and I am sharing with you the information that has been made available.

Ceredigion County Council is administering both the Business Rates Relief and Grants scheme set out above. Local Authorities are taking slightly different approaches, and I mention this, as some of the recipients of this message will come under Carmarthenshire County Council administration. We in Ceredigion have chosen to put an application process in place (it’s a simple, 2-minute application process). We are also asking for one piece of evidence in the shape of a copy of a bank statement. This is an added measure to protect against potential fraudulent applications, and to ensure that payments are made to the correct recipient.

Some businesses will find themselves outside the scope for this support e.g. due to a rateable value that’s higher than £50,000. We have been contacted by some businesses that have rateable values in excess of the above figure, making them ineligible for the £25,000 grant.

There is little we can do in this case – rateable values are not determined by Ceredigion C.C. It is based on a calculation of a property’s value as determined by the Valuation Office Agency.

CCC will only be able to work on the basis of the agreed current rateable value. It is the Authority’s intention to turn applications around as soon as is practically possible in order that businesses can benefit as quickly as possible.

Other sectors

Clearly, there will be many businesses operating outside these sectors, which will be equally challenged by the current crisis. The Welsh Government’s announcement of a further £1.1bn of support may help these businesses. Details of the support measures that form this package of support are still emerging. We will post the details on our website and communicate those to businesses via social media. They are likely to be administered by Development Bank for Wales (for loans) and Business Wales (grants).

We understand that a number of WG budgets have been used to make up the £1.1bn package. We are not aware yet of any budgets relating directly to CCC work that have been reduced.

We hope that most queries can be answered through the specific web page: http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/business/covid-19-support-for-businesses-and-employers

If there are any questions or anything at all I can help you with, then please get in touch. If you know of anyone who needs help in any way then please ask them to contact me on 07870 604199 or 01974 298076.

Cllr. Rhodri Evans