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Road closure schedule for Long Course Weekend



THERE WILL be road closures across the county as the Long Course Weekend starts this weekend.

The event, which starts in Tenby this evening (Jul 7), features swimming, cycling and running events.

Road closures are scheduled to take place across Saturday (Jul 8) and Sunday (Jul 9).

Organisers ask that motorists take these closures into account when they are travelling on the weekend.

The road closures are as follows:

Saturday, July 8:
Cob Lane / Tor Lane (Tenby ): 6am – 8pm
High Street (Tenby): 6am – 8pm
Tudor Square (Tenby): 6am – 8pm
St Julian Street (Tenby): 6am – 8pm
Crackwell Street (Tenby): 6am – 8pm (Access under lights)
Bridge Street (Tenby): 6am – 8pm
St Brides Hill (Saundersfoot): 10am – 5pm
West Lane (Templeton): 10am – 5pm
Summerhill to Wisemans Bridge (One way): 10am – 5pm
Coal Lane: 9:15am – 3pm (1 way)
Milton Farm Lane to Redberth Common: 9:15am – 3pm (1 way)

Sunday, July 9:
Tudor Square / High Street: 6am – 8pm
Crackwell Street / Bridge Street / St Julian’s Street: 6am – 8pm
Cob Lane / Tor Lane: 6am – 8pm
Royal Lion Roundabout to Croft Junction A478: 6am – 8pm
White Lion Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
Upper Frog Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
George Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
Cresswell Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
The Paragon: 9:30am – 10:30am
St Florence Parade: 9:30am – 10:30am
The Esplanade: 9:30am – 10:30am
Victoria Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
South Cliff Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
South Parade: 9:30 – 10:30am
Trafalgar Road: 9:30am – 10:30am
Queens Paradise: 9:30am – 10:30am
Station Road: 9:30am – 10:30am
Warren Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
Greenhill Avenue: 9:30am – 10:30am
Park Road: 9:30am – 10:30am
Lower Park Road: 9:30am – 10:30am
The Green: 9:30am – 10:30am
Marsh Road (Eastbound) / Clickett Lane (Southbound): 11:30am – 4pm
Marsh Road (Westbound): 9:30am – 11am
C3184 Penally Road / Holloway Hill: 9:30am – 11am, 11:30am – 4pm
The Ridgeway to Stephens Green Lane: 9:30am – 12pm
Deer Park Lane: 9:30am – 1pm
Dill Road: 9am – 1pm
A4075 Junction A477 (T) to Eastend Square (Fingerpost): 9am – 1pm (Northbound relief only)
Golden Lane – 10am – 1pm
Footpath from Old School to Mill Pond: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Northgate Street, Pembroke: 10:30am – 1:30pm (Southbound lane)
Main Street, Pembroke: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Eastend Square: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Wellhill: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Lower Lamphey Road: 10:30am – 1:30pm
B4584 Lamphey to Freshwater East: 10:30am – 2pm
U6340 Freshwater East to Jct A4139: 10:30am – 2pm
A4139 Jct U6340 to Jct U6339 Swan Lake: 11:30am – 2pm (Westbound lane)
U6339 Swan Lake to Jct U6338 at Cobb Lane Crossroads (11am – 3pm)
U6338 at Cobb Lane Crossroads to Manorbier Village (11am – 3pm)
B4585 Manorbier Village to Baldwins Moor: 11:30am – 3pm (Clockwise lane only)
C3040 Norchard Lane: 9:30am – 3:30pm

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Judith Rhead murder investigation – Detectives given more time to question suspect



POLICE have been given more time to question a 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder.

The man has been in police custody since Saturday night, after being arrested over the death 68-year-old Judith Rhead.

She was found in a residential property in Market Street.

The police now have until Thursday afternoon (Feb 25) to question the suspect.

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All people eligible for vaccination will get theirs by end of July



PEOPLE eligible for the coronavirus vaccine will get theirs by the end of July, the Health Minister has said.

Wales achieved its target of getting everyone in the first four priority groups vaccinated by the middle of February and is now working on offering the vaccine to those in groups 5 to 9.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has set out that people with severe or profound learning disabilities or with a mental illness will be among priority group 6.

Mr Gething said that they were would make sure that no one is left behind.

The latest figures from Public Health Wales show that 878,506 people had received their first dose of the vaccine.

59,279 people have received both doses of the vaccine.

Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services, said: “We have achieved our first milestone of offering everyone in the first four priority groups vaccination by mid-February.

“We are now making progress in achieving our next milestone, which is to offer the vaccine to all individuals in priority groups 5 to 9.

“The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has set out that people with a severe/profound learning disability and individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or any mental illness that causes severe functional impairment, should be invited for vaccination as part of priority group 6.

“There are challenges with identifying individuals within these groups, particularly given the JCVI language is not generally in use in Wales, and we are working hard to make sure that no one is left behind. Today we have published guidance on identifying eligible individuals in these groups and on how to support them to take up their vaccine offers.

“The JCVI has also said that some of our invaluable unpaid carers should be included in priority group 6.

“Today we have also published guidance on identifying those unpaid carers eligible for vaccine prioritisation and the process around this. I am grateful to the national carers’ organisations for their support with this work.”

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Council want your help to keep Pembrokeshire active



PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL is asking residents to give their views on local walking and cycling routes.

The Council aims to make journeys on foot and by bicycle easier, safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

In order to design a network that works for all, the Council would like to get the views of as many people as possible, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle. This will help ensure the routes built for walking and cycling work for the whole community.

The consultation focuses on the main towns and villages in Pembrokeshire which have been selected by Welsh Government as the designated localities in the County. These are:

  • Fishguard & Goodwick
  • Haverfordwest
  • Johnston
  • Milford Haven
  • Neyland
  • Pembroke Dock
  • Pembroke
  • Tenby
  • Saundersfoot
  • Narberth

Pembrokeshire Council is currently undertaking an Active Travel Network Map consultation (ATNM) which will run in 3 stages

Consultation 1: Residents can take part in the consultation exercise online, hosted by Commonplace at

The interactive map allows participants to flag issues, problems and successes on a plan of the active travel settlement and add comments. Such points could be for example, a pavement that is too narrow or a newly built cycle route that is regarded as a success.

The first stage of the consultation will close on 31 st March 2021.

Consultation 2: Following this, the second step of the consultation will see the Council share the initial findings and ask people what they think of the plans
proposed as a result of the feedback received.

Consultation 3: The third stage of the consultation will give members of the public a final say on the Active Travel Network Maps before they are sent to Welsh Government for approval. These maps will have been produced taking into account public feedback and ideas from consultations 1 and 2.

By upgrading facilities and creating new walking and cycling routes, the Council plans to make Active Travel the popular choice for local journeys, to increase the attractiveness of local communities as places to live and work, improve health and well-being, and help tackle air pollution.

Cllr Phil Baker, Pembrokeshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said: “This consultation exercise will produce an Active Travel Network Map which will be a plan of routes the Council will use to inform where improvements to walking and cycling should be made in Pembrokeshire.

“It will help to make journeys on foot or by bicycle easier and safer for everyone, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle often and people who use mobility aids and will build on the increased level of walking and cycling that we have seen over the last 12 months during the pandemic.”

See more information on Active Travel at:

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