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Council not in the dark

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countyhallAN EAGLE-EYED reader contacted The Pembrokeshire Herald and told us of an ironical twist on the Council’s eagerness to switch off street lights around the County in the wee, small hours to save electricity. Beginning by mentioning the Council’s failure to observe the symbolic turning off of lights in August to mark the centenary of the start of The Great War, our reader continues: “On Friday, December 19, I was walking in town at around midnight and County Hall was lit up like a Christmas tree.

Our reader goes on to ask: “Is this really the way forward for the council, as they seem to turn all residential lights off in the towns and villages of Pembrokeshire? Turning off all of these lights is potentially a health and safety problem for anyone working or walking around our County’s streets at night. “Maybe the council are trying to remember the blitz of 1940, I don’t know; but maybe that would be better remembered in 2040.

I know that the council have to save money, but putting people at risk is not the way forward. “Pembrokeshire County Council please turn your lights off as we public do not have an option. “Keeping your house in order before keeping us in the dark would be better!”

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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