Aberystwyth Council



Grade/Salary:          LC2 (SCP 21) £26,975 pro rata (subject to qualifications and experience)


Hours:                       37 hours per week (or part time)

Based at:                  Town Council office, 11 Baker St, Aberystwyth SY23 2BJ

CLOSING DATE :   5pm 31 March 2022

Welsh is essential for this post.

Aberystwyth Town Council is seeking to appoint an Events and Partnerships Officer who will be responsible for managing and implementing an events strategy for the Town Council.  The role would be responsible for civic events, supporting and developing partnerships, and for developing new town events to support the regeneration of Aberystwyth as well as identifying funding streams for these events.

For further details of the post, the full job description and application form please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01970 624761. CVs will not be accepted.



(Financial year ending 31 March 2021)


Notice of appointment of the date for the exercise of electors’ rights


Aberystwyth Town Council


Date of announcement:     2 August 2021

Each year the annual accounts are audited by the Auditor General for Wales. Prior to this date, any interested person has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc relating to them for 20 working days on reasonable notice. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice on application to:


Aberystwyth Town Council

11 Baker Street


SY23 2BJ


between the hours of:  10am and 4pm  Monday to Thursday

commencing on: 16 August 2021

and ending on:  17 September 2021


From 20 September 2021, until the audit has been completed, Local Government Electors and their representatives also have:

  • the right to question the Auditor General about the accounts.
  • the right to attend before the Auditor General and make objections to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the Auditor General. A copy of the written notice must also be given to the council.

The Auditor General can be contacted via: Community Council Audits, Audit Wales, 24 Cathedral Road Cardiff CF11 9LJ.

The audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004, the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 and the Auditor General for Wales’ Code of Audit Practice. 



 Please see here for Ceredigion Council's page on the Coronavirus pandemic.



 (independent businesses)

Jonah’s Fish Market                                     01970 615492

UltraComida                                                 01970 630686

Rob Rattray                                                     01970 615353

Tree House                                                     01970 615791

Glyn Thomas (milkman & other foods)             07974 159 356

Express Café                                                  01970 832113

Maeth y Meysydd                                          01970 612946


Porth Cymorth Cynnar

The Porth Cymorth Cynnar service is keeping in touch with individuals and families who they are usually in regular contact with (and now a number of additional ones), over these difficult times. The service gives them a telephone call on a daily/weekly basis as required, to talk to them about welfare/health etc. and supports them where possible – some form of ' welfare check '.

If you have any concerns regarding anyone in your Ward / communities that would benefit from a telephone call from the service, please can you inform Porth Cymorth Cynnar, giving details of the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number.

Porth Cymorth Cynnar contact details:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clic - 01545 570881 or CAVO - 01570 423232

Other resources available in your communities are on the Ceredigion Council website https://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/coronavirus-covid-19/list-of-resources-in-ceredigion/

Stay apart to play your part.



Please see here information about people who are wanting to volunteer.

 Online Events

Goldies Cymru: weekly Goldies Mini Sing & Smile sessions every Thursday on their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/goldiescymru). If you, or any groups find it difficult to stream Facebook, the videos are being saved and can be forwarded separately. To receive these, please get in touch with Goldies Cymru: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pili Pala Arts Wales: daily updates of warm-ups, dances like cha cha cha and salsa as well as seated dances and exercises that people can do at home available on Beth Ryland’s YouTube Channel.


Please find below a stakeholder briefing form Welsh Government on recent Covid-related developments.

Review of regulations and new guidance

The Welsh Government has today (24/4) announced changes to the Covid regulations, as well as publishing new guidance – this follows the first statutory 3-week review of the emergency regulations. Links to the revised rules:-

https://gov.wales/revised-coronavirus-rules-for-wales-unveiled .


As part of these changes, guidance on exercise has been published which provides greater clarity over type and duration of acceptable forms of exercise, and gives further advice on the use of travelling by vehicle for exercising. The guidance also acknowledges that people with specific health conditions or disabilities may benefit from outdoor exercise more than once a day, and lifts the restrictions in these circumstances:-




Also today (24/4), First Minister Mark Drakeford has published a framework and seven key questions to help lead Wales out of the coronavirus pandemic.

The framework will help to determine when the strict stay-at-home restrictions can begin to be relaxed in Wales and will help to find a way for people in Wales to live and work alongside coronavirus. It includes the development of a Wales-wide programme of surveillance, case identification, and contact tracing and highlights the importance of community testing to contain emerging coronavirus infections as and when restrictions are eased. The framework is based on three pillars:-

  1. The measures and evidence by which the current infection level and transmission rates for coronavirus in Wales will be judged.
  2. The principles by which proposed measures to ease the current restrictions will be evaluated, grounded in both scientific evidence and wider social and economic impacts.
  3. How surveillance and response system will be enhanced to enable close tracking of the virus as restrictions are eased.

The Welsh Government has worked closely with the rest of the UK throughout the pandemic and has shared the development of the framework with the Scottish, Northern Irish and the UK governments.

Centralised list of closures

Specific guidance on the Coronavirus Regulations in relation to rights of way and access land, along with a centralised list of links to individual Authority closures is now available on the Welsh Government website via the following links:-




Police Guidance on exercise

Following queries from stakeholders regarding the recent England-only publication from the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) and the subsequent BBC news article that suggested it may be acceptable to drive farther afield for exercise, Welsh Government can confirm that the four police forces in Wales are not adopting this guidance.


News and Announcements

Budget 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021

The Town Council is currently deciding on the budget for the next financial year and would like to hear from you what your priorities would be?

For example, the Town Council's budget currently pays for:

  • Provision and maintenance of three playing fields: Penparcau, Plas Crug and the Castle
  • Provision and maintenance of the skate park, Parc Kronberg
  • Provision and maintenance of North Road Park
  • Provision and management of the allotments in Caeffynnon (but also currently negotiating with the University for growing plots on the former Plascrug bowling green)
  • Provision of summer flower tubs and borders
  • Tree planting
  • Daffodil bulb planting (15,000 in 2018 and another 15,000 in 2019)
  • Provision and maintenance of a proportion of bus shelters
  • Provision and maintenance of a proportion of benches
  • Maintenance of finger posts (recently adopted from the County Council)
  • Provision of £20,000 worth of grants to the community
  • Provision of Christmas lights, and Christmas trees in Glyndwr Square, Penparcau and Trefechan
  • Events such as: the summer entertainment programme in the Bandstand; contributions to partners to deliver events eg Menter Aberystwyth to organise the Christmas Switch On and Aber Firsts and the Royal British Legion to organise Remembrance Sunday; other key events such as the Eisteddfod and Cyclefest; civic ceremonies such as Mayor Making
  • Two members of staff – Clerk (full time) and Deputy Clerk (part time)


Please send responses by 13 January 2020 to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Questionnaire on the future use of the park on North Road - Please return by 1/2/2020.

Aberystwyth has been shortlisted for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2019, the Ramblers’ annual award celebrating those neighbourhoods which are designed to encourage walking.
Would you like to see Aberystwyth crowned the winner? Voting is open to the public until 30th June, so cast your vote today at www.ramblers.org.uk/vote.



Aberystwyth has been awarded "plastic-free" status. There is a Facebook page that you can follow.

We support the Dyfed Drug and Alcohol Service. Contacts details are available on the Facebook page.

We support the Community Health Council, who work to improve clinical services. Please send them any feedback about your experiences of local health provision.



Far Old Line Festival - 21/07 - 5/08 : Between 21 July and 5 August, Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch presented a large scale community festival in Aberystwyth – FAR OLD LINE FESTIVAL....

Celebrating Diversity in Aberystwyth: The Council has released a statement following various events and Brexit

A Great Time for Twinning in Aberystwyth: Aberystwyth has recently agreed to sign a charter of friendship with

Advancing Aberystwyth ar y Blaen: Board established November 2016. Supports businesses in Aberystwyth.

Aberystwyth Welcomes Railway Lines Proposal: Aberystwyth Council hosted a meeting with about a hundred people in the Morlan, Aberystwyth, almost all in favour of reopening the Aberystwyth –Carmarthen train line. In association with Traws Link Cymru, the Council was eager to hear the views of members of the public in order to gauge

Notice of appointment of the date for the exercise of electors’ rights


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