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Coombs Drive is police’s first Street of the Week

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POLICE in Milford Haven have launched a Street of the Week campaign following concerns raised at a public meeting.

The neighbourhood policing team is committed to targeting a different area of the town each week, offering advice and support to residents.

The campaign comes as a result of a public meeting attended by more than 50 people living in Coombs Drive and Hilton Avenue, who had raised concerns over antisocial behaviour and burglaries in the area.

Police were keen to attend the meeting to ensure confidence in the local team, to calm fears, and to offer advice on keeping homes protected. The priority was to find a way they could work in partnership with the community to ensure a positive future.

Milford Haven Sergeant Terri Harrison said: “There were very clear concerns raised by residents at the meeting, and we are keen to work with them to come up with problem-solving ideas and, ultimately, to ensure people feel safe in their own homes.

“We came away with a new Neighbourhood Watch coordinator, a positive attitude from residents with regards to their responsibilities as community members to look out for each other and ensure they don’t create opportunities for offenders, and the knowledge that future intelligence will be called through to the police as opposed to being kept to themselves.”

Officers in the town will also adopt a street of the week, which will see them visit residents in particular areas to offer crime prevention advice.

“We will visit each house on the street – starting with Coombs Drive – delivering safety advice, window stickers and Neighbourhood Watch leaflets,” Sgt Harrison said.

“Our aim is to be out and about in the community as much as we can, to be visible to residents, and also to visit those who have been a victim of crime recently to carry out safety checks. If you would like us to visit your street as part of the campaign, please let us know.

“The aim is to tie community spirit with community policing to make Milford a safe and secure place to live.”

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Success for pupils on A-Level results day

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THE OVERALL Pembrokeshire pass rate at A-Level was 96.6% compared with the Wales national average of 97.4%.

Nationally there has been a slight decrease in the pass rate compared with last year.

The percentage of pupils gaining A* and A grades in Pembrokeshire was 20.2% compared to a Welsh average of 26.3%.

There has been a good improvement in the percentage of pupils achieving A* and A grades since last year in Ysgol Greenhill School at 24.3%, Sir Thomas Picton School at 24.7% and Tasker Milward School at 30.3%.

The overall Pembrokeshire pass rate at AS-Level this year was 85.2% compared to a national average of 90%.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Director for Children and Schools, Kate Evan-Hughes, said: “Most of our students have achieved the outcomes they require to take the next steps in their journey whether that is university, apprenticeship or employment.

“It is good to see improvements being made in a number of our schools, particularly at the higher grades of A*/A in Tasker Milward, Sir Thomas Picton and Ysgol Greenhill School.

“We are pleased that the strategies to support the most able and talented learners continue to show good results.”

Councillor David Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We continue to work committedly with our schools to achieve better outcomes for learners in Pembrokeshire. We are confident of achieving this.

“It is especially reassuring to see successes in particular schools for our most able pupils. At the same time where there are weaknesses we will acknowledge them and dedicate bespoke resources to remedy them.

“In conclusion I would like to wish all students every success with their future ventures and thank the teaching staff for their ongoing commitment to our young people.”

SCHOOL A*-A A*-E
Ysgol Greenhill School 24.3 95.7
Milford Haven School 9.0 96.2
Pembroke School 11.0 99.0
Sir Thomas Picton School 24.7 95.8
Tasker Milward School 30.3 95.5
Ysgol Bro Gwaun 5.5 92.7
Ysgol Dewi Sant 13.0 98.6
Ysgol Y Preseli 24.8 97.9
Pembrokeshire (overall) 20.7 96.6
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Saundersfoot: Two elderly people allegedly assaulted

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POLICE are investigating an allegation of assault which occurred at approximately 10.30pm on Saturday, August 4.

Two elderly people were assaulted by a male. One of the victims required hospital treatment.

A 20-year-old male was quickly arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation.

PC Corissa Smith said: “This was an isolated incident and officers quickly arrested a man. We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

“We are especially looking to speak to a female who may have had contact with the male suspect moments before the incident.

“She is described as being in her mid to late twenties, large build, with blonde hair and wearing dark clothing. She may have been with a smaller female friend.”

Anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation is asked to report it by calling 101. If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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Haverfordwest: Lorry blocks Clay Lane

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A LORRY has blocked Clay Lane in Haverfordwest this morning (Aug 16) shortly before 9am.

Motorists reported a delay on the road and were forced to turn around.

Several large vehicles have blocked the road over the last year.

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