Waunifor

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Waunifor
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Waunifor
Location within Ceredigion
OS grid reference SN 4598 4106
  Cardiff 60.2 mi (96.9 km)
  London 179.9 mi (289.5 km)
Community
Principal area
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Pencader
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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UK
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Ceredigion
52°02′47″N4°14′50″W / 52.046461°N 4.247294°W / 52.046461; -4.247294 Coordinates: 52°02′47″N4°14′50″W / 52.046461°N 4.247294°W / 52.046461; -4.247294

Waunifor or Waun Ifor (Welsh: "Ifor's Meadow") is a historic estate, once the seat of the Lloyd and Bowen families, located in the small village community of Maesycrugiau near Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales, which is 60.2 miles (96.9 km) from Cardiff and 179.9 miles (289.5 km) from London.

Welsh language Brythonic language spoken natively in Wales

Welsh is a Brittonic language of the Celtic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is spoken natively in Wales, by some in England, and in Y Wladfa. Historically, it has also been known in English as 'British', 'Cambrian', 'Cambric' and 'Cymric'.

A community is a division of land in Wales that forms the lowest tier of local government in Wales. Welsh communities are analogous to civil parishes in England. In 2016 there were 870 communities in Wales.

Llandysul settlement in Ceredigion, Wales

Llandysul is a small town and community in the county of Ceredigion, Wales. As a community it consists of the villages of Capel Dewi, Horeb, Pont Sian, Pren-gwyn, Tregroes, Rhydowen and the village of Llandysul itself. At the 2001 Census the community had a population of 1,484, reducing to 1,439 at the 2011 Census. Llandysul lies in the valley of the River Teifi and is visited for its fishing and canoeing. The wider community has a population of 2,732, as of 2011.

Waunifor is now a Centre with 6 holiday cottages and 2 meeting rooms owned by the Template Foundation charity. It is used for workshops, art exhibitions, wellbeing seminars, youth gatherings, bereavement counselling and music events.

Waunifor is represented in the National Assembly for Wales by Elin Jones (Plaid Cymru) and the Member of Parliament is Mark Williams (Liberal Democrats). [1] [2]

National Assembly for Wales legislature of Wales

The National Assembly for Wales is the devolved parliament of Wales, with power to make legislation, vary taxes and scrutinise the Welsh Government. The Assembly comprises 60 members, who are known as Assembly Members, or AMs. Since 2011, Members are elected for five-year terms under an additional members system, in which 40 AMs represent geographical constituencies elected by the plurality system, and 20 AMs represent five electoral regions using the D'Hondt method of proportional representation. Typically the largest party in the Assembly forms the Welsh Government.

Elin Jones Welsh politician and AM

Elin Jones AM, is a Welsh politician, born in Lampeter, who has represented Ceredigion for Plaid Cymru as a Member of the National Assembly for Wales since 1999, and has been its Presiding Officer since 2016.

Plaid Cymru is a social-democratic political party in Wales advocating Welsh independence from the United Kingdom within the European Union.

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References

  1. National Assembly for Wales website; recalled 24 February 2014
  2. parliament.uk Website; recalled 24 February 2014