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Milford Haven: New councillor plans to improve communication with community

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MILFORD HAVEN’S latest town councillor wants to improve communication with the community, and plans
to do so through social media.

Rhys Williams, 24, was elected in March to the town’s central ward,vfollowing the resignation of Councillor Byron Jenkins’ resignation before Christmas.

Cllr Williams explained that the Town Council has done a good job publicising their work, but that he felt more could be done to engage with the community.

He said: “The most frequently asked question I have received is ‘What does a town or community council do?’ I think it is extremely important to encourage healthy debate and discussion around the work of the town council that is why I have set up a Facebook page to actively communicate with the community.”

Councillor Williams went on to say that his interest in politics is rooted in the conversations he had with his grandfather about current affairs.

He recalled: “I remember how passionate he was, and it really inspired me to make a difference.”

This motivates him to get the youth of Milford Haven involved in local politics, and by recently joining the council’s Youth Working Group, Councillor Williams hopes to encourage youngsters to ask questions and to have a say about what happens in their town.

He was also keen to stress the importance of tourism to Pembrokeshire, and feels Milford Haven could be promoted as a key tourist hub of the county. As well as this, Cllr Williams wishes to tackle things he considers to be a ‘big problem’ in Milford Haven, such as dog mess, limited parking and leftover waste after the collection of bins.

Currently working for the marketing department of Bluestone National Park Resort, Cllr Williams lives in Milford Haven with his partner and Millie, their two-year old golden retriever.

To follow his work, or to raise an issue, visit facebook.com/cllrrhyswilliams

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Tenby: Suspected groomer netted by paedophile hunters PH Balance

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A SUSPECTED child sex offender has been arrested in Tenby this weekend in a sting operatition set up by a peadophile hunter group called PH Balance.

The group, according to media reports, aims to catch predators on social media and in chat rooms before conducting stings and then handing evidence to the police.

A post on the group’s Facebook page has received a lot of local attention and includes a photograph of the suspect being detained by officers at Tenby railway station on Sunday (Jul 22)

A spokesman from PH Balance calling himself Taz posted: “Today the west team deployed to Tenby under the leadership to capture a ‘creature’ who had been talking to a 14-year-old girl and arranged to meet her at midday.

“The team caught him and called the police who responded rapidly and made an arrest.

“Two in two days for the PH family, and a busy summer holidays looks [to be] on the horizon.

“Well done PH Balance West.”

Dyfed-Powys Police have been contacted by The Herald for a comment.

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Keep Calm and Carry On at Carew Castle’s murder mystery events

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WOULD-BE detectives will be given the chance to catch a killer at Carew Castle on 27 and 28 July during two Second World War-themed murder mystery evenings packed with drama and intrigue.

Don’t Panic by Harvey’s Players is set in 1943 Carew, where a murder rocks the sleepy village as it gears up for the annual flower and produce show. It will be down to you to help the home guard track down the culprit and put them behind bars.

Carew Castle Manager, Daisy Hughes said: “If you’re a fan of detective dramas, 1940s fashion and good food, then join us in the Castle’s cosy Lesser Hall, where we’ll keep the home fires burning while the investigation ensues.

“Fancy dress is optional but with the cast donning authentic uniforms loaned from Carew Control Tower and a prize for the best Vera Lynn lookalike, there’s all the more reason to delve into your wartime wardrobe for afternoon dresses, hats and military outfit to fully immerse yourself in this 1940s experience.”

Tickets are £20 for adults and £18 for children (not suitable for under 12s). Doors will open at 7pm with the event starting at 7.30pm on both nights. Ticket price includes buffet. A bar will be available all evening.

To book your tickets call Carew Castle on 01646 651782 or more information visit www.carewcastle.com.

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Milford Haven: Two more arrested in Mount Estate drugs raids

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ARMED officers from Dyfed-Powys Police have carried out further drugs warrants in the Elm Lane and Willow End area of the Mount Estate in Milford Haven this week.

As a result of the raids, which took place on the morning  Friday  July 20, a quantity of drugs were seized and two males were arrested.

One male remains in custody and one has been released under investigation.

A police spokesperson told The Herald that an investigation into the matter is ongoing.

The spokesperson added: “Anyone with information on drug use is asked to report to police by calling 101, or anonymously contact Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.”

Police at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on July 20, 2018 (Pic: Herald)

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