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These striking images of the Welsh coast are inspired by the women who once lived there.

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Hi all,   
Great news - the two defibrillators are now available to use in an emergency. 
One is located at the Community hall and one on the south side of the public toilets opposite Cambrian Terrace/road to the railway. 
There is a key to open them, like the key to an electricity box, and it's hanging attached to the box (see photos). If you need to use the defibrillator in an emergency, it will take you through what you need to do step by step with an automated voice recording. Having the training is very helpful but the defibrillators are set up so that anyone can safely use one by following the instructions it gives you. It really is very straight forward. 
Our second session for defibrillator/first aid training is now full. We do hope to run another session but do not have any dates yet. We've had a great response to the offer of training. 
The two defibrillators cost a lot of money, we were very lucky to have half funding for both of them from the British Heart Foundation- thank you very much. Please help us keep them safe, encourage others to protect them and reporting any problems to us. 
The two photos show what the box looks like on the outside and the orange defibrillator on the inside. Many thanks. 
Cllr. Jill Hulse

Help us keep Borth safe, clean and tidy.

Dogs are now prohibited from the beach area in Borth from the cliffs to the other end of the village by the golf club/Youth hostel between 1st May and 30th September.   
Dogs are welcome all year round from the beach by the golf club all the way up to Ynyslas and the National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas.   
Dogs should be kept on a lead along the promenade too.   
Do please clean up after your dog and use the litter bins provided.    Diolch / Thank you
Fly-tipping is the illegal deposit of any waste onto land with no licence to accept it. Only Household Waste Site and Transfer Stations are licensed to accept waste in Ceredigion. Fly-tipping is a serious environmental crime’.  The Ceredigion County Council website provides information on what you should do if you discover
If its windy and you put household rubbish and recycling out the night before, please try and tuck it somewhere visible but sheltered (not easy we know) or place a weight on top so that it doesn’t blow around before it’s collected.
Litter bins will continue to be emptied in Borth and Ynyslas during the holiday periods in 2016. Please can we remind all that household waste must not be put in the litter bins
Please use the bottle bank in the car park, if the bottle bank is full anyone can phone the number on the side of the container.  No sheet glass to be left by the bottle bank please.
Many thanks
Borth Community Council 

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Click:  Community Emergency Plan for Borth & Ynyslas Feb 2016 pdf

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If you go down to the beach'll see wooden 'spoons' being attached to the jetty and groynes at the far south of the beach as part of a Borth art project. You may see one you designed.
How they change and weather the sea is also part of the project. 
Thank you Catrin Webster.

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.
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









Hi all,

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:
BHF Defibrillators   Thanks, Cllr Jill Hulse    




There is a Bottle and Paper Bank on the Car Park opposite Brynowen Holiday Park

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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
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  •  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.

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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Owen kindly sent this Email to Borth Website which may be of interest to some of you.
Did anyone else spot old photos from Borth on BBC’s FLOG IT on 1st Feb 2016?
They had a feature on James Murray the first editor of the Oxford Dictionary. In one of the photo's he was seen standing next to a massive tiger sculpture made from sand on Borth Beach with the old Pantyfedwen in the background- this would be in around 1900.
Although no mention was made of Borth in the programme on checking the internet his biography does contain a picture of the great man on Borth sands- that was a regular holiday destination for the Murray family.
You may be able to view Flog it with this link below, about The Oxford Dictionary 15.05 minutes into programme.
Flog It!, Series 9 Reversions: 6. Oxford: via @bbciplayer
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