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.
Ceredigion County Council
Casglu eitemau trydanol i’w casglu am ddim
Yn ystod Ionawr 2018 bydd Cyngor Sir Ceredigion yn gweithio mewn partneriaeth â European Recycling Platform (ERP) i gynnig casgliadau o eitemau trydanol am ddim i holl drigolion Ceredigion.
Mae’r Cyngor wedi bod yn cydweithio a ERP ers sawl blwyddyn bellach i ailgylchu eitemau trydanol. Trwy garedigrwydd ERP mae’r Cyngor wedi derbyn cronfa ychwanegol o arian sy’n golygu ein bod yn medru casglu’r eitemau am ddim yn ystod Ionawr 2018.
Fel arfer codir tâl o £40 am hyd at 6 eitem ar gyfer y casgliad. Bydd y tâl yma dal yn berthnasol ar gyfer casglu eitemau swmpus eraill yn ystod y cyfnod hwn.
Bydd angen i drigolion ffonio 01545 572572 i archebu ei casgliad am ddim cyn 31 Ionawr 2018. Ni fydd y casgliad am ddim yn gymhwysol os archebir casgliad ar-lein.
Am fanylion llawn o’r cynllun gweler y ddogfen a’r poster sy’n atodol.
Os oes angen mwy o wybodaeth arnoch am unrhyw un o’r cynlluniau mae croeso i chi gysylltu â mi.
Free Recycling Collection of electrical items
In January 2018 Ceredigion County Council will be working in partnership with European Recycling Platform (ERP) to offer a free waste collection for electrical items as part of the domestic bulky waste collection for all residents in Ceredigion.
The Council has been working with ERP for a few years to recycle the county’s waste electrical items. Additional funds from ERP means, that the Council can collect the electrical equipment free of charge during January.
Collection is usually charged at £40 for up to 6 items. This charge will still apply for other bulky items during this period.
Residents will need to ring 01545 572572 to book their free collection before the 31 January 2018. Free collections will not be applied if the collection is booked via the online bulky request service.
If you require any further information please don’t hesitate in contacting me.
Waste Projects & Engagement Officer
For Gerwyn jones
Group Manager – Local Environment Services
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
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.
Cllr. Jill Hulse
Borth Community Council
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.