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Joyce defends under-threat markets

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under threatWITH THE future of four historic Pembrokeshire markets under review, Joyce Watson AM warns that closure would damage town centres.

Pembrokeshire council is reviewing the future of markets in Haverfordwest, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock and Tenby. An initial report by the council’s director of development concluded that the markets are ‘not profitable, when taking into account whole costs of management and future capital requirements’. A further report will be presented to cabinet next month.

In a letter to Pembrokeshire chief Bryn Parry-Jones, Mrs Watson, who lives in Haverfordwest, asks whether the council has undertaken an evaluation of the effect that each proposal would have on the future viability of each town centre.

‘The historic markets in Haverfordwest, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock and Tenby are important to the success of those towns,and the council has a responsibility to secure the long-term future of these markets, she argues.

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Broad Haven: Car overturns in wet weather on B4341

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A CAR overturned in the wet weather on the B4341 Haverfordwest to Broad Haven road on Friday evening (Jul 3).

First on the scene, local Stephen Hughes told The Herald: “I was driving along and noticed a car had overturned on the Broad Haven Road past the left turning for Tiers Cross. I stopped and checked to see if everyone as okay.

“No one was injured, and I stayed until the police arrived.”

Police directed traffic and assisted with the recovery of the vehicle.

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County Hall in NHS blue lights tribute

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COUNTY HALL in Haverfordwest was lit in blue last night (Friday, 3rd July) and will be again tonight and tomorrow night as a tribute to NHS workers and social care staff throughout the country.

The illumination also marks the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on Sunday.

Said Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman, Dr Simon Hancock: “We owe these workers a great debt which will never be fully repaid and this gesture by the Council is richly deserved.”

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Cllr Beynon suspended as school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL said that they are unable to comment on the suspension of a Pembroke Dock councillor as a school governor.

Cllr Beynon confirmed that he has been suspended as a school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur.

“I’m looking forward until when the ombudsman throws out the complaints,” Cllr Beynon said.

Paul Dowson, a fellow Pembroke Dock councillor, recently resigned from the board of school governors of Ysgol Harri Tudur.

Cllr Dowson said after he resigned: “I feel a recent smear campaign reflects badly on the school even though its untrue.”

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