Public litter picking events to be held in Ceredigion in February
A series of litter picking events will be held across Ceredigion in February 2018. The events will be open to the public and will be facilitated by Ceredigion County Council officers who will provide litter picking equipment as well as drinks and snacks.
Ceredigion is fortunate to have a number of local groups and schools who regularly carry out litter picks in their neighbourhoods and on the local beaches. Groups organised by national groups such as Keep Wales Tidy, Surfers Against Sewage, and The Marine Conservation Society also make big contributions to maintaining Ceredigion’s coastline. The combination of high tides, winter storms and the 8 million pieces of plastic entering the seas every day inevitably leads to accumulations of litter stranded high on Ceredigion’s beaches.
The first litter picking event was held at Geufron Woodland in Penparcau on 8 February. Volunteers enjoyed two hours of picking up discarded plastic and other waste – making a real impact in the local area.
The events will be held in;
• Borth Beach, on 14 February between 10am and 12pm. The meeting point is in the parking area opposite the golf club.
• Ynyslas Beach, on 22 February between 2pm and 4pm. The meeting point is in the Golf Club car park in Ynyslas
• Parc y Llyn, Llanbadarn on 27 February between 10am and 12pm. The meeting point is in Morrison’s Car Park adjacent to the cycle path.
Rachel Mills, Ceredigion County Council’s Environmental Protection Officer said, “2018 is the VisitWales ‘Year of The Sea’, a celebration of Wales’ 870-mile coastal path, 230 beaches and 50 islands, so what better time to join an ever growing band of volunteers in stemming the tide of litter? By working together, we can make a real change to the amount of plastic on our beaches in Ceredigion.”
Digwyddiadau codi sbwriel i’w cynnal yng Ngheredigion ym mis Chwefror
Cynhelir cyfres o ddigwyddiadau codi sbwriel ledled Ceredigion ym mis Chwefror 2018. Bydd y digwyddiadau ar agor i’r cyhoedd a chaiff eu hwyluso gan swyddogion Cyngor Sir Ceredigion. Byddent yn darparu offer codi sbwriel yn ogystal â diodydd a byrbrydau.
Mae Ceredigion yn ffodus i gael nifer o grŵpiau lleol ac ysgolion sydd yn cynnal digwyddiadau codi sbwriel rheolaidd yn eu hardaloedd ac ar draethau lleol. Mae grŵpiau a drefnir gan grwpiau cenedlaethol megis Cadw Cymru’n Daclus, Surfers Against Sewage a The Marine Conservation Society hefyd yn cyfrannu’n fawr i gynnal arfordir Ceredigion. Mae’r cyfuniad o lanwau uchel, stormydd y gaeaf a’r 8 miliwn o ddarnau plastic sy’n mynd i’r moroedd pob dydd yn arwain tuag at gasgliad o sbwriel ar draethau Ceredigion.
Cynhaliwyd y digwyddiad casglu sbwriel cyntaf yng Nghoed Geufron ym Mhenparcau ar 8 Chwefror. Mwynhaodd gwirfoddolwyr dwy awr o godi plastig wedi ei daflu a gwastraff arall – ac yn cael effaith arwyddocaol ar yr ardal leol.
Cynhelir y digwyddiadau yn;
Traeth Borth ar 14 Chwefror rhwng 10yb a 12yp. Y maes parcio gyferbyn â’r clwb golf ydy’r man cwrdd.
Traeth Ynyslas, ar 22 Chwefror rhwng 2yp a 4yp. Maes parcio y Clwb Golff yn Ynyslas ydy’r man cwrdd.
Parc y Llyn, Llanbadarn ar 27 Chwefror rhwng 10yb a 12yp. Maes parcio Morrison’s gyferbyn y llwybr seiclo ydy’r man cwrdd.
Dywedodd Rachel Mills, Swyddog Diogelu’r Amgylchedd Cyngor Sir Ceredigion, “2018 yw ‘Blwyddyn y Môr’ CroesoCymru, dathliad o lwybr arfordirol 870-milltir Cymru, 230 o draethau a 50 o ynysoedd; felly pa gwell amser sydd i ymuno â nifer gynyddol o wirfoddolwyr yn atal sbwriel? Trwy weithio gyda’n gilydd, gallwn wneud newid go iawn i’r nifer o blastig sydd ar ein traethau yng Ngheredigion.”
Borth Carnival 2018
Borth Carnival AGM 2018
8.00 p.m. Wednesday 21st February 2018
Friendship Inn, High Street, Borth
All Welcome, Come and Join our Committee.
Your help and input would be appreciated.
Thank you. Carol
Beached Bird Survey
My name is Amy Doore and I am the Conservation Administrator for RSPB Cymru.
I co-ordinate, along with my counterparts throughout the UK, a survey called The Beached Bird Survey.
This is an annual event that takes place the last weekend of February each year, therefore 24th and 25th February for 2018. We ask that volunteers walk a stretch of beach and record any beached (i.e. dead) birds they see. If they can identify the birds great, but if it is only wings or an unidentifiable bird the record is still welcomed. We then ask for a general state of the beach in order to record any oiling or litter.
I have attached last year’s survey report for you to see how the survey results are used and recent data gathered.
I have also attached a poster for the event which you can put up in club houses, email to your members/contacts or do with it as you see fit.
If you or anyone else is interested in taking part please contact me to discuss what sections of beach are still available and need surveying.
Any questions please feel free to get in touch.
Gweinyddwr Cadwraeth / Conservation Administrator
Pencadlys RSPB Cymru Pontycastell 3, 5 - 19 Heol Ddwyreiniol y Bontfaen, Caerdydd, CF11 9AB
Cau Ffordd Dros Dro / Temporary Road Closure:- B4353 Glanwern, Borth
Noder y ffordd canlynol a fydd ar gau dros dro: / Please be advised of the following road closure:
Mynediad drwyddo i gerbydau’r gwasanaethau brys / Through access provided for emergency services
Rhif y Ffordd/Road no: B4353
Lleoliad:/Location: Glanwern, Borth
Dyddiad ac amser/
Dates and times: 08:00 - 16:00 ar/on 04/03/18
Parhad: Yn ddyddiol – Yn ystod y cyfnod dan sylw/
yn ddyddiol –Yn ystod y diwrnod gwaith/
24 awr y dydd/ Yn ystod y cyfnod dan sylw
Duration: Daily - During Times Specified/Daily – During Working Day/ 24 hours a day/ During Period Specified
Gwaith:/Works: Gwaith ceblo ar gyfer cysylltiad newydd i’r cwsmer / Cabling work for new customer connection
Ymgeisydd:/Applicant: A-Plant Lux Traffic
Rheswm:/Reason: I sicrhau diogelwch y cyhoedd/
To ensure public safety
Borth Family Centre
Ydych chi yn teimlo bod egni yn rhi drud? Oes cwestiwnau gyda chi am "universal credit" syn dechrau yng Nheredigion cyn diwedd y flwyddyn? Mae Cyngor Ar Bopeth Ceredigion Citizens Advice Bureau yn rhedeg sesiwn gwybodaeth yn Borth Community Hall gyda ni ar 27/2/18 10.30 SESSIWN AM DDIM, CROESO I BAWB
FREE SESSION, WELCOME TO ALL
Do you feel that energy is too expensive? Do you have questions about the new Universal Credit that is coming to Ceredigion by the end of the year?
Ceredigion Citizens Advice is running a "Energy Best Deal" information session on how to make sure you're getting all that you are entitled to in regard to energy costs (heating etc.). They are also giving information on the new Universal Credit that is coming to Ceredigion before the end of the year.
Universal Credit will affect you if you receive:
Child Tax Credit
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Working Tax Credit
The main role of a volunteer Community Warden is to provide a vital link between the public and the authorities involved in emergency incidents, for example this may be flooding, storms with very high winds or power cuts. The role is about passing information on to a small group of residents located around/near to your house and checking if any vulnerable people in your patch are okay.
Some residents in a Community Warden patch may need some basic help in an emergency, if you are able to help them and it is safe and straight forward then that’s great -otherwise it’s a very big help if you can flag up to the authorities and Emergency Plan Coordinators that help is needed.
The role is also about passing back information to the Emergency Plan Coordinators, Mike Wilcox and Jill Hulse so that they can gather and feed information on local conditions to the authorities. Examples might be rising flood water levels or people particularly vulnerable during power cuts due to medical conditions or unable to keep warm. It definitely isn’t about going out in very bad weather or flooding to rescue people or to put yourself in any risk at any time – these roles are covered by the emergency services/authorities. Our aim is to pass information about before the really bad weather or flooding occurs.
Community Wardens should be registered with Floodline (https://naturalresources.wales/flooding/sign-up-to-receive-flood-warnings/?lang=en) so that if a flood warning is sent out, we know you will receive it and we won’t contact you. If further information comes out from Natural Resources Wales or another emergency related authority then we would start to share that additional information with you so you are as knowledgeable and can share information with your neighbours.
Knotweed Important Information
Have you got Japanese Knotweed in Borth or Ynyslas? Now is the time to treat it - advice and help for residents below.
Japanese Knotweed, an invasive plant, is steadily increasing in parts of our community. As it is such a problem plant we have put together a leaflet (photos attached) to explain to residents about the plant and what you could do to eradicate it.
The leaflet explains:
What it is and how to identify it
Why it is a problem
The Law relating to controlling and disposing of Japanese knotweed
How to get rid of it if you have it on your property
Plus sources of further information and advice
Congratulations to two residents, Olly Walker and John Lineham in passing a professional pesticides course that qualifies them to treat Japenese Knotweed. In return they have both offered some voluntary hours to treat Japanesse Knotweed in our community through the most effective means - by stem injection.
NOW is an ideal time to tackle Japanese knotweed and we have some volunteer hours available to the community. Check your gardens. If you would like some advice about Japanese Knotweed on your property, or may be interested in taking up the offer of assistance with treating it (for a small donation) please get in touch, my contact details are below.
Ceredigion County Council have kindly helped us with this leaflet and its printing. Some of you may have had a copy posted through your door last week if you are in the locality of known areas of Japanese Knotweed, it doesn't mean to say you have the plant. If you don't need the leaflet and you received one - please pass it on, also please feel free to share this email and leaflet with anyone you think may find it useful.
Borth Community Council Information Feb 2018
Winter advice on Japanese Knotweed (JKW) for residents
· Check your property to see if you have any Japanese Knotweed.
· It can cause structural damage to your property, penetrating weaknesses in walls and asphalt, it can significantly reduce your property value and may affect your ability to obtain a mortgage.
· Clear dead stems November to February/March to allow access for treatment and leave on site to dry and burn.
· It is easily spread by small fragments, ensure no fragments, stems or roots are taken off site or from the garden, don’t take it to the Household Waste Site. If the stems are in grass and you mow the areas, place clippings on a sheet and allow to dry then burn on site, do not burn within 10m of watercourses
· Get ready to treat in the growing season
We will be visiting residences near to where JPK may occur, sharing our leaflet with owners who did not previously receive a copy or need a further copy. We have two qualified people in the community who can come and stem inject the Japanese knotweed for you at a rate of £5 per hour in the growing season. Let us know if you are interested in this, and if you are interested but may have difficulty affording this.
Many thanks Cllr. Jill Hulse
home 01970 871256
mobile 07740 799643
Something to celebrate! Our Community Emergency Plan won an award today!
All down to you, the community, the 53 community wardens, Borth Community Councillors, RNLI, Coastguard, Ceredigion County Council and Natural Resources Wales working together in partnership to develop the plan and use it in an emergency. It has made a real difference in our community and it's great to have won an award that helps share good practice.
Borth Community Council entered the Community Emergency Plan into the One Voice Wales Innovative Practice Annual Award for Best Community Engagement Initiative, we came first in Wales for this category and brought home a glass trophy!
Thank you very much to all involved in the Community Emergency Plan. We'd love to have more Community Wardens- let us know if you'd like to know more.
Cllr. Jill Hulse
'Dog friendly' areas and 'No dogs' parts of the beach in Borth & Ynyslas.
'Dog friendly' areas and 'No dogs' parts of the beach in Borth & Ynyslas.
Just a reminder to all that dogs are not allowed on the beach between the cliffs and the northern point of Borth village from 1st May until 30th September.
Dogs on the beach where we can an order in place could impact on our blue flag status.
Dogs are very welcome on the beach from the YHA/ Golf course all the way North to Ynyslas and the National Nature Reserve.
Do please pick up dog mess and dispose of it in litter bins.
Dyfed-Powys Police and Borth Community Council were out again this morning 19th Dec recording vehicle speeds in Borth as part of the Community Speed Watch Scheme.
Vehicles travelling over the speed limit will be recorded and verified immediately and details given to the Police who will act on the information.
We are now ready to set up more volunteers from the community, the more volunteers - the more we can do. Please let us know if you'd like to find out more or to join, or phone Gwenllian Ashley on 01970 872004 who is coordinating.
We will also be expanding the locations we are recording speeds. Hoping this raises the profile and reminds people to keep speeds down to the speed limit.
Cllr Jill Hulse
GanBwyll / GoSafe
Dear all, update.
Borth Community Council and the Police were out this morning between 8.35 and 9.05 Wed 17th May 2017 and in that half hour logged 6 cars over the limit, the Police take that information away for their records, the Community Council has no further action. Today we also had the Police speeding van person with us to check we were doing it all okay and also to look at another site in Borth, we hope once this new location is improved we will be able to have a third location approved. He shared some leaflets with us about GoSafe, these are attached here. Positively lots and lots of people were taking care driving through the village too.
It would be a big help if we had more people willing to help with such speed awareness activity. If you might be interested, or someone you know might be, do please get in touch. It does take a while to be authorised so its worth starting the process even if its for a later date. You would always be one of three people at any time and there is no follow up action needed, we just need someone to hold the speed radar, another person to verify the results immediately and a person to write the details down, its very straight forward. You wouldn't be obliged to come every time either, the more we have the more of a rotation between people is possible.