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Council success in improvement awards

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Improvement Award: Pembrokeshire County Council in the spotlight.

Improvement Award: Pembrokeshire County Council in the spotlight.

THE JOURNEY of continuous improvement at Pembrokeshire County Council was praised nationally this week, and recognised with a highly prestigious prize. The County Council was successfully shortlisted in all four categories of the new All Wales Continuous Improvement Community Conference (AWCIC) awards. In addition, the Authority was given the overall judges award for commitment to continuous improvement – a prize created especially to reflect genuine and ongoing dedication to improvement by public sector organisations.

“This is a tremendous achievement for Pembrokeshire County Council and a significant milestone in our path of continuous improvement,” said Cllr Jamie Adams, leader of the council. “This is further evidence that will give confidence not only to our staff in the work that they undertake but to the public who receive their services.” The prize also entitles the Authority to a University of Buckingham scholarship for a Masters Degree in Continuous Improvement. Cllr Sue Perkins, Cabinet Member for Education and Safeguarding, said the council were delighted to receive the award.

“This is a prestigious prize which presents Pembrokeshire with a fantastic learning opportunity to support the next important steps on our continuous improvement journey,” she said. The nominations submitted by the County Council were shortlisted in the following categories. Outstanding Change Leadership – Pembrokeshire Children’s Services Delivering results and doing it better – Pembrokeshire Social Care Workforce Planning Collaboration and working across boundaries – Tenby Seagull Proof Bag Trial – in partnership with Tenby Town Council Innovation and doing it differently – Childrens and Young People’s Rights and Participation The AWCIC body is a network of over 300 members from public sector organisations based in Wales. The awards have been introduced to recognise and celebrate continuous improvement in public services across the country.

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Police investigate ‘Chinese government vehicle’ spotted near Puma Oil Terminal

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POLICE have confirmed that they are conducting “the appropriate enquiries” after a suspicious vehicle was spotted in the vicinity of Puma Oil Terminal on Saturday afternoon (Aug 8).

Following a tip off a Herald reporter was dispatched to the area, and saw a black Volvo SUV with three IC5 (Korean, Japanese or Chinese) looking males inside the vehicle. The vehicle had diplomatic number plates identifying that it belonged to the Chinese government.

However, a DVLA check suggested that the plates were registered to a BMW and not the Volvo they were displayed upon.

South Hook LNG security was notified as a precaution.

A police spokesman said: “Members of the public are advised to contact the police to report any suspicious activity or incidents.”

Both the UK and US governments are currently on alert following incidents of spying relating to key infrastructure, computer systems and state secrets by the Chinese authorities.

[The image used in this report is a computer generated artist’s impression.]

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Milford Haven Street Food Festival Returns To Waterfront This August

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MILFORD Haven Street Food Festival will be setting up camp at Milford Waterfront for the third year running to continue their Summer of street food tour, and with a brand new sponsor joining for the ride! Jubel Beer will be on hand fully loaded with refreshing fruity beers to serve all weekend long.

Street Food Warehouse and their team of feeders are heading back into town this bank holiday weekend, 28th – 30th August.

Cooking up a storm between noon – 10pm, the festival is split into three mouth-watering portions and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.

You’ll need to grab your tickets beforehand, just make sure you come with an empty belly ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster. From smokin’ souvlaki to naughty nachos, mouthwatering Malaysian to chocolatey treats. Carnivores, veggies and vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that you’ll need something to tingle your taste buds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company has got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages ranging from zesty Mojitos to ice-cold pints of Jubel Beer.

Two Lads Kitchen, Spicer’s Meat Wagon, Makasih and Chock Shop are just some of the street food vendors that will be attending the weekend, with many more both local and national vendors to be announced.

Come rain or shine, the event is completely free and family-friendly where you can get your hands on the most vibrant and high quality street food Milford Haven has to offer.

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Tenby: Police investigate overnight burglaries and theft

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POLICE are investigating two burglaries and a theft which occurred sometime overnight 9th/10th August in Tenby.

At approximately 2am this morning the RNLI lifeboat station, on Castle Hill, was broken into and money taken from the charity donation box.

Sometime overnight the padlock on the charity box for the Shipwrecked Mariners Society on Castle Square was broken and money taken from within.

Also overnight a window was forced open at the Denis Café, Castle Beach, and the till was missing. The till was later found with the money removed.

PC Garland said: “The three incidents are currently being linked. Having to close to deal with the clean-up of this type of incident is difficult for any business but especially so at this time. The two charities rely on donations to keep going and being a crew member of the Tenby Lifeboat I know what important work they due for the local community and for visitors who get into difficulty in the sea. I would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward and contact police.”

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