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Youngsters show the right spirit!

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the right spiritA UNIQUE scheme aimed at rewarding young people who take part in volunteering has been launched in Milford Haven.

‘MY Time’ is a volunteering incentive scheme aimed at 16-25 year olds and provides a voucher in return for 20 hours of volunteering.
The vouchers can be redeemed at businesses in the town that are signed up to the initiative.

The scheme is being funded by the Port of Milford Haven and coordinated by Milford Haven Youth Centre, which is run jointly by Pembrokeshire County Council’s Youth Service and Milford Youth Matters.

Youth worker Nick Hudd, said: “The aim of the project is to develop citizenship skills, improve the community and give those who take part the opportunity to gain a range of transferable skills useful for employment. Whilst a range of volunteering opportunities already exist in the community, this venture aims to coordinate such programmes and increase the amount of young people taking part”.

The Port of Milford Haven is a Trust Port and is committed to reinvesting its profits to benefit the local community.

Corporate Affairs Director Mark Andrews has welcomed the new project, commenting:

“We hope this initiative will encourage young people in Milford Haven to consider giving some of their spare time to help others. We are also keen to support small businesses in the town and so are extremely pleased to be able to sign local companies up to the scheme”.

The initiative has been praised by Councillor David Pugh, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism and Communities, who commented:

“This unique scheme is a ‘win-win’ initiative, which rewards both young people who help out in their community and also local businesses. Too often our young people get a bad press but the majority of them are enthusiastic, hard-working and just want to be given a chance. Under this scheme while young people invest their time in the community, the community in turn invests in its young people.”

To register with the scheme contact Nick Hudd at Milford Haven Youth Centre on 01646 697967 or MilfordYouthTime@yahoo.co.uk

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Resources for food businesses further updated

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has further updated resources for food businesses ahead of opening or re-opening following the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.
From today (Monday, 13th July), businesses such as pubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to open outdoors.
The Council’s Food Safety and Licensing teams continue to update their web pages as a source of advice to enable businesses to review or update their food safety and infection controls with confidence.
Resources include handy posters to display, reminding about social distancing etc.
The links are at:
https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/food-safety-and-standards/businesses-open-during-coronavirus
Please review the information but if you cannot see the answer to any question you may have about your food business please email foodsafety@pembrokeshire.gov.uk and the team will do their best to assist.
Advice from the Licensing team is available here:
https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/licensing
If you need more information about Licensing issues which are not covered on the website please email licensing@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

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Young Vlogger proving life has zero limitations

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Jacob Weakley "despite my disability, I'm always moving forwards"

A YOUNG Pembrokeshire local, Jacob Weakley, is on a mission to raise awareness about his disability Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia.

Jacob lives with the clear message that he will never let his disability define him, stating “regardless of my disability, I’m always moving forwards”

Twenty-four-year-old Jacob refuses to let anything get in his way and has a huge passion for travel and to experience the world. Jacob has travelled all over the globe alongside his girlfriend Laira to places such as Budapest, Malaysia and many other beautiful locations.

Through his travels he has shown repeatedly that he will not let anything get in his way.

Jacob and his girlfriend on one of their many adventures

Jacob created the Youtube channel and blog both under ‘theweakleypost’ to show his fun adventures and his fitness journey, after graduating from University after studying Sports Coaching and Development.

The young traveller stays positive about his disability, and keeps his followers up to date on all his latest news and adventures.

Jacob and his friends recently were able to raise money through an online fundraiser to get an essential ‘Triride’ for him to be able to have the freedom to go anywhere he would like to.

He had faced challenges within his local area due to steep hills and uneven roads making it harder for Jacob to have access to different places within Pembrokeshire, but due to his following and the power of social media he has been able to reach his goal.

Although Jacob has reached his goal, he explained that the left over funds raised will go towards helping charities which are supporting others who face challenges with disabilities within their everyday life.

In the future to come Jacob explained to Pembrokeshire Herald: ‘When we are able to travel freely again I look forward to going to even more places and documenting them through my Vlogs.”

To find out more about Jacob and his travels visit: https://theweakleypost.squarespace.com/abouttheweakleypost
Or follow his Instagram/ Youtube channel: theweakleypost

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Haverfordwest: Police appeal for information following high-value theft from Boots

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HAVERFORDWEST Police are appealing for any information following a high-value theft from Boots.

The theft occurred on Tuesday (Jul 7), anyone with information is asked to contact 101.

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