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Please circulate to all Borth Railway Station Users
I was asked to meet Network Rail engineers at Borth Station today and was informed on safety grounds they are going to install metal railing fencing along the existing earth packed path that leads from the end of the platform towards the level crossing. There is a mobile metal barrier at the start of the path which says no entry, which is often ignored as people use the existing break in the fence as a shortcut to/from the railway station. I informed them the shortcut has been used for many years, saving time for those from part of the village using the station and furthermore before the path became overgrown, the full length of the path had been used as an access route as far back as the 1940’s that I remember. Despite my comments the fencing is going ahead on the grounds of rail safety and should commence within the next 2 weeks. I asked if it could be delayed so I could update Borth CC on 1 April but they have a Network Rail fencing team working in the area therefore they will be getting on with the job. Eifion Jones, Ceredigion CC PROW Officer was in attendance and confirmed there is no registered public footpath from the railway platform over the packed soil route.
It would be useful to put this information on the website to forewarn those who presently use the shortcut and possibly some of you will be contacted by those wishing to make representations.
Cllr Ray Quant
April 13th – June 15th : Aberystwyth Arts Centre
May 24th – 27th: Scarecrow Festival
July 6th – August 3rd : Rhayader Museum and Gallery
August 31st - 'Borth Begins' - inclusive, whole village, theatrical promenade event
September 21st: November 16th : MOMA Machynlleth
March 9th – May 18th : Oriel Cric, Crichowell
Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws date TBA