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Council accused of ‘running scared’

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county hallPEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL was accused of ‘running scared’ by Cosheston Community Council chairman Geroge Allingham as officers had recommended an application to use land for a static caravan and touring caravan with a utility room for approval.

There were strong views against the project as the proposed development would take place over a water main and a gas pipe.

However, after much debate, councillors decided they should go for a site visit.

The land is located to the south west of Park House in Cosheston and the application was recommended for approval.

Councillor Tessa Hodgson said: “There are serious and legitimate concerns regarding the location of this site in relation to the high pressure gas main that runs across this field. This is not the right location for this type of development”.

The agent for the application, Andrew Vaughan-Harris said: “We have a pressing need for travellers” sites in Pembrokeshire. This is an appropriate site”.

Cosheston Community Council’s chairman George Allingham also spoke to the committee saying: “It’s quite clear from the submissions of Cosheston Community Council that six of the nine principles of policy GN 1 are not met and the other three are totally irrelevant.

“Construction cannot take place over pipe lines or within a certain distance either side. The impression among the community is that this council is running scored of this application”.

Cllr Jacob Williams said: “This application raises so many concerns in so many areas”.

Cllr Wynne Evans added: “I think a site visit would be very worthwhile”.

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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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