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‘Resolutions for Reduction’

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reduction resolutionsCARBON TRUST WALES has launched a new campaign asking Welsh businesses to address just one area of their energy usage in 2014 in an effort to help them reduce energy bills, save costs and lower carbon emissions.

The Resolutions for Reduction campaign asks organisations to pledge to address just one of the areas contributing to their carbon footprint over the course of the coming year. Areas to be addressed could include everything from heating and lighting to monitoring, supply chains and even on-site generation.

The campaign will be supported with a free calendar of no and low cost energy saving initiatives, available from the Carbon Trust website to anyone who makes the pledge online. The calendar will help businesses by providing a resource pack, which will include Carbon Trust publications, facts and top tips, for each of the areas they can pledge to address. Each month a new area will be added to the calendar, beginning with heating in January.

Mike Batt, General Manager of Carbon Trust Wales, said: “More and more businesses are realising the potential of increased energy efficiency as a way of cutting down on bills and saving money. However, many of them struggle with where to begin. We hope that by encouraging organisations to pick just one area we will be giving them a focus and a starting point for their carbon cutting journey.

“Successfully identifying and targeting just one area of your carbon emissions will give you the proof you need to show your organisation that carbon reduction projects are worthwhile and will help you build the business case for future improvements.”

There has been a significant increase in awareness of environmental issues in the workplace over recent years, but businesses can be slower to take up carbon reduction initiatives than other sustainability projects such as recycling schemes.

Mike Batt continued: “Reducing carbon emissions should be central to any business’s sustainability agenda, as it’s one of the areas with the biggest potential for making financial savings. We are challenging businesses to commit to addressing just one area of their emissions now and then re-assess their position in a year’s time to see the difference it has made.”

To make the Resolutions for Reduction pledge and access the free calendar of energy saving initiatives, visitwww.carbontrust.com/resolutions

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Death on Freemans Way

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A 56-YEAR-OLD man has died following an incident on Freemens Way, Haverfordwest, on Wednesday night (Jul 15).

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “A 56-year-old man has died following an incident at Freemens Way, Haverfordwest, last night.

“He was taken to hospital with severe injuries, but sadly passed away.

“His family has been informed and is being supported by local officers.

“An investigation is ongoing but the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious.

“HM coroner has been informed.”

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Two arrested for shouting racist comments at BLM protest

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TWO teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of shouting racist comments at Black Lives Matter protestors, at the latest event in Haverfordwest on Wednesday night (Jul 15).
Commenting on the incident, Superintendent of Pembrokeshire division, Ross Evans said: “On Wednesday evening (July 15) a peaceful protest took place on Picton Fields, Haverfordwest, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The demonstration, which was attended by around 70 people, was overseen by local officers as part of appropriate plans in place to allow for peaceful protest.

“Sadly, officers present observed a man and a boy shouting a number of racist comments towards those attending the demonstration, and promptly arrested both, one aged 19 and the other 14, on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences.

“The comments understandably caused a great deal of upset and distress to those from the demonstration who heard them.

“The two men arrested have been taken to Haverfordwest custody, where they remain currently. Anyone who witnessed the incident and has any information is asked to contact police by emailing us at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or call 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311908.”

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Local bus firms in protest drive over uncertainty

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HONK for hope is being backed by the coach operators surrounding the South West Wales area.

They took to the roads around Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, and Cardigan in peaceful protest to support the call for help by coach operators during the corona virus pandemic.

Honk for hope is a national campaign to draw the public’s attention to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the industry. It seeks to draw Governments attention to the dangerous position the coach and travel industry has fallen under, asking for them to take action.

Local coach companies, including Midway Motors, took to the roads to show their support to the campaign and to highlight the impact the pandemic has had on the industry and to ask for more support from the Government.

The coaches and supporters met at the Carmarthen Park and Ride on July 14 at 11am to begin the drive. On the trip they visited Carmarthen at around 11.15am then headed to Haverfordwest for noon, finally reaching cardigan at 1.30pm.

Midway Motors spoke on their social media page: ‘Amazing to see so many local companies turning up to travel around Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Nice to see so many people along the roadsides as well. Let’s hope for some good news from the Government in Westminster tomorrow.”

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