20 September 2015
Datganiad i'r Wasg CEREDIGION Press Release 11-09-2015
|Carl Sargeant, Minister for Natural Resources with Councillor Gill Hopley, Ceredigion County Council Chairman; Elin Jones AM; Councillor Ray Quant MBE, Deputy Leader, Ceredigion County Council and Children from Craig yr Wylfa Primary School, Borth
||Carl Sargeant, Minister for Natural Resources with Councillor Gill Hopley, Ceredigion County Council Chairman and Councillor Ray Quant MBE, Deputy Leader, Ceredigion County Council.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF BORTH TO YNYSLAS COAST PROTECTION SCHEME (PHASE 2)
On Thursday 10 September 2015, the second phase of the Borth to Ynyslas Coastal Defence Scheme was officially opened by Carl Sargeant, Minister for Natural Resources and Councillor Ray Quant MBE, Deputy Leader, Ceredigion County Council. The £4m scheme was funded through Coast Protection Grant from the Welsh Government, bringing the total investment along the Borth frontage to over £18m.
Councillor Ray Quant MBE, Deputy Leader, Ceredigion County Council said “The formal opening of the new Coastal Defence Scheme was an enjoyable occasion. The community of Borth are extremely fortunate and grateful to have a much needed replacement Coastal Defence.”
The scheme has been designed by Royal Haskoning DHV, with the main construction works being undertaken by BAM Nuttall Ltd, overseen by a project management team from Atkins, Royal Haskoning DHV and Ceredigion County Council. The completed Coastal Defence Scheme, which will provide current day defence against a 1 in 100 year event, reducing with sea level rise, comprises the following elements of work:
- Strengthening of the sea wall to the rear of the beach, which was undertaken in advance of the main works;
- The construction of two rock groynes and three rock breakwaters at intervals along the beach to retain the shingle ridge in place;
- Burying excavated material under the existing shingle ridge to increase the width of the shingle ridge, thus providing more protection from incoming waves.
In total, almost 80,000 Tonnes of material has been required for the construction works, sourced entirely from Welsh quarries.
Councillor Quant thanked the Minister and Welsh Government officers for their valuable support; the officers of Ceredigion County Council, Royal Haskoning DHV and Bam Nuttall for their outstanding work towards ensuring the success of the scheme and the children of Craig yr Wylfa Primary School for their interest.
Works commenced during May 2014, and now complete, afford the entire village the same level of protection that served the Phase 1 frontage so well during the early 2014 winter storms.
Plans to turn former Welsh chapel into a boutique cinema at the seaside resort of Borth
Gareth Flynn, architectural technologist at Hughes Architects (left) with Peter Fleming and Grug Morris.
Couple Peter Fleming and Grug Morris plan to turn the Gerlan Chapel in Borth into the Libanus 1877 Theatre
14 JUNE 2015
Two public access heart defibrillators are coming soon to the community! Our grant application to the British Heart Foundation has been successful. We will be providing training on how to use them, if you are interested please register your interest by emailing:
BOTTLE & PAPER BANK
There is a Bottle and Paper Bank on the Car Park opposite Brynowen Holiday Park
Trust Small Grants
The Trust aims to make the UK a better place for both people and nature.
Grants range from £500 up to £5,000 in Wales.
Registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups, Social enterprises Community interest companies (CIC) Not-for-profit organisations and Sports clubs are eligible to apply.
All projects should provide assistance in one or more of the Trust’s following fields of operation:
- Prevention of poverty; reduction of distress and suffering
- Advancement of health
- Advancement of citizenship or community development
- Advancement of public participation in sport
- Advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation
- Advancement of environmental protection or improvement
Funding is available for projects of up to 6 months in length in Wales that positively impact their local community. Projects that are creative, far-reaching and will leave a long-term impact once completed stand the best chance of being successful.
JIMI HENDRIX'S WELSH EXPERIENCE
Borth – a tiny fishing village for which the phrase ‘one-horse town’ would be pushing it – was surely too far off the beaten track even for him.
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