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countyhallMONKTON County Councillor and IPPG member Pearl Llewellyn stormed out of a meeting of Pembroke Town Council last Thursday evening, announcing her resignation from it “forthwith”. 

Councillor Llewellyn’s resignation took place during a discussion on a no confidence motion placed before the Council by Cllr John Harvey. In his address to the meeting, Cllr Harvey set out the lamentable and scandal-laden record of the IPPGled County Council: the discredited Commercial Property Grants Scheme, unlawful payments made to Bryn Parry Jones and the conduct of Deputy Leader Rob Lewis in using Council infrastructure to run the IPPG’s election campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Former IPG County Councillor Clive Collins suggested avoiding a vote on the proposal, claiming that the motion was political in nature whereas the Town Council had always been apolitical. Cllr Arwyn Williams, another County Councillor and IPPG member also left the meeting. In an embarrassing turn of events, IPPG uber-loyalist County Councillor Daphne Bush arrived at the meeting late and then left before the vote of no confidence was heard. The vote was carried by seven votes to two with four abstentions. Those voting against the motion were Cllrs Clive Collins and former mayor Keith Nicholas. One of the abstaining Councillors was County Councillor and Pembrokeshire Alliance member Jonathan Nutting. He commented: “I thought Jamie Adams should be given the opportunity to explain himself and the antics of the IPPG. The majority did not feel it was necessary. They had had enough of all the goings on in the political side of the County Council. As I had voted for this amendment I did not feel able to vote on the main agenda item. I will say though I fully understand why the others did not want to mess around further and listen to Jamie Adams’ platitudes. Pembroke and the south of the county have been treated badly for long enough. Well done those who stuck to their principles.” Cllr John Harvey, said: “I put the motion forward and took a fair amount of flak from those IPPG members present. There are good councillors sitting at County Hall; notably Mike and Viv Stoddart, Tessa Hodgson, Paul Miller, Rhys Sinnett, Tony Wilcox and Jacob Williams, to name a few. As for the IPPG, I just hope the good folk of Pembrokeshire have long memories when it comes to the next election as that is the only chance we have to get them out!” The Pembrokeshire Herald invited Cllr Llewellyn to comment on events at the meeting and her decision to resign from the Town Council. Cllr Llewellyn told The Herald: “A notice advertising a causal vacancy for the Monkton Ward on Pembroke Town Council was published online this week. Nominations are scheduled to close within fourteen days.”

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Tragedy above Milford Haven takeaway

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DYFED POWYS POLICE has confirmed that a 20-year-old male passed away in Milford Haven last Saturday, April 17.

Police were called to the USA Fried Chicken store on Charles Street at around 1:30pm but have said there are no suspicious circumstances.

A Herald reporter was at the scene and witnessed a number of police cars and an ambulance while plain-clothed officers were also seen.

HM Coroner has been informed.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson added: “We were called to Charles Street in Milford Haven on Saturday 17 April at approximately 1.34pm to reports of a medical emergency. We attended the scene with one emergency ambulance where we assisted colleagues from the police.”

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Tavernspite School the ‘healthiest of schools despite the pandemic’

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THE STAFF, governors, parents, and of course, the children of Tavernspite Community Primary School are delighted to gain the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes National Quality Award for an incredible 5th time after a recent and very rigorous assessment.

The school is already well known and highly regarded for its outstanding work in developing the health and wellbeing of all members of its school community. To achieve this prestigious recognition in the midst of a pandemic is all the more impressive. 

Health and Wellbeing at the school is led by teacher, Lauren Arthur, who has done an incredible job preparing for this re-assessment and raising the profile of the Healthy Schools scheme.

The assessor Mrs Lynne Perry, enjoyed a virtual tour and presentation by Year 3 pupils who took great pleasure in proudly showing Mrs Perry all the wonderful work the school has done to ensure its children are safe, happy with high levels of emotional and physical wellbeing.

In her report, Mrs Perry wrote, ‘Tavernspite School continues to be an outstanding health promoting school. The health promoting school ethos is evident across the whole school population and it runs seamlessly throughout everything that the school does. Tavernspite School continues to give high priority to promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of the whole school community.’

The school received fantastic support from Mrs Liz Western, Senior Public Health Officer and Lead for Healthy Schools and Pre-schools, Pembrokeshire, to whom they are very grateful.

Head teacher Kevin Phelps said, ‘We were delighted to receive this award for the fifth time, particularly considering the experiences we have all been through these past twelve months. Health and wellbeing has never been so important and we are proud to be leading the way like this.’

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Joinery learner through to Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year Finals

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PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE joinery learner, Conor Ratcliff has made it through to the final ten in this year’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.

Now in its seventh year, the competition celebrates the next generation of tradespeople as they start out on their career. With over 2,500 nominations, Conor was shortlisted to the top 30 where he had to deliver a video presentation to industry-leading judges and trade body representatives. Judged on professionalism, creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and knowledge of their trade, Conor impressed the judges and is now in the final 10.  

Simon Jackson, Screwfix Customer and Digital director, commented: “Every year we are amazed by the outstanding quality of entrants and, this year, we are on the lookout for apprentices who go above and beyond to succeed within their chosen trade.

“We’ve seen how this career-boosting accolade and £10,000 prize bundle helps kickstart an apprentice’s career. I’d like to wish everyone through to this stage the best of luck!”

The prize package includes everything a future tradesperson may need to start up their own business including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology. The college where they study will also receive £2,000.

Conor is thrilled to have made it through to the finals and commented: “I am extremely honoured to have made it this far in the competition and I am very excited for the final event. It would be an amazing opportunity for me, if I won this competition.

“I hope it encourages more people to consider an apprenticeship in a trade, the Carpentry and Joinery department have been incredibly supportive during my studies.”

The Final is due to take place imminently where the judges will conduct an online interview with the ten finalists before selecting and announcing their overall winner.

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