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Police CCTV now operating in Milford Haven

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David Morgan, Deputy Manager of Lidl, Great North Road, Milford Haven and Helen Shayle, engagement officer.

FOUR new CCTV cameras have been installed in Milford Haven.

They are located at Upper Charles Street, Lower Charles Street, Hamilton Terrace and Great North Road.

The installation has taken place over the last week and the cameras are now live and recording. They will be centrally monitored at Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters.

The work has been carried out as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn’s reinvestment in the CCTV provision across the force area of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys.

Milford Haven is the seventh town out of a planned 17 locations to benefit from the reinvestment project.

Locations of the cameras have been decided through crime analysis mapping and in consultation with partner agencies.

Dafydd Llywelyn, Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I am very pleased to be able to say that another town has benefited from my pledge to reinvest in CCTV. Two of my team were out and about in Milford Haven on the 15th November – as the new CCTV cameras were being installed – engaging with residents and business owners on my behalf. The feedback received was very positive: The community feels much safer with the return of CCTV to the area. I look forward to seeing the project being delivered further again over the coming months.”

The project is being managed by a dedicated team at Dyfed-Powys Police, who are working behind the scenes to ensure the project keeps moving along. This includes working closely with contractors Baydale, who secured the contract for the instalment programme through a procurement process.

Mark Collins, Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable, said: “I am delighted that four cameras have been installed in Milford Haven in time for the busy build up to Christmas. All the hard work of the Project Team is paying off and CCTV is now live across seven towns in the force area. CCTV cameras will help us to deter and detect crimes in the places where they are proven to be needed the most.”

The PCC and his team have visited Milford Haven to speak to local business owners about the CCTV project and to find out what their thoughts are on the reinstatement of cameras in the town. All gave positive feedback including they felt it would bring peace of mind to businesses and that it should help with night-time economy-related issues in the town.

David Morgan, Deputy Manager of Lidl store, Milford Haven, said: “The new CCTV cameras will benefit the community and hopefully act as a deterrent. Whatever helps the community, all the better.”

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Appeal after woman sexually assaulted on cycle path near Haverfordwest

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POLICE officers in Haverfordwest are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted at approximately 4.30pm on Sunday (May 16).

The woman was walking along the cycle path between Haverfordwest and Tiers Cross when she was approached by a man who threatened and assaulted her, before walking away towards Haverfordwest town.

The male is described as a white male, between 5ft 4 and 5ft 11 tall , normal build with a welsh accent. He has short dark hair, a beard and a moustache, brown eyes, and wearing light blue jeans, navy/dark blue jersey with grey sleeves. Anyone who saw a man matching this description in the area between 3.30pm and 5pm in the afternoon.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

The cycle path is currently closed while the investigation continues.

Detective Superintendent Jayne Butler, who is leading the investigation, said “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare in the Dyfed-Powys area. The public may see an increased presence of police officers in the coming days as police investigate the incident. Anyone with concerns or information that could help our enquiries can speak to those officers or contact police. While a man was quickly arrested we would still like to speak to anyone who saw a man matching the above description in the area yesterday afternoon.”

Anyone with information which could help the investigation is asked to contact police. This can be done online at bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or 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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Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet endorses STEP Fusion application

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S Cabinet have today endorsed proposals from Cllr Paul Miller (Cabinet Member for Economic Development) to further progress the nomination of a Pembrokeshire site to host a Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) fusion power station in the county.

Working with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), the proposed site is adjacent to the existing energy facilities on the South Shore of the Haven waterway.

If approved, the facility will initially host research with the ultimate aim of developing this technology which could offer a virtually limitless source of clean electricity by copying the processes that power the sun.

Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “I am pleased my Cabinet colleagues endorsed this important programme of work. The Haven Waterway has provided livelihoods, underpinned by fossil fuels, for thousands of Pembrokeshire families, mine included, for more than 50 years. It’s my job to help ensure the waterway continues to provide high skilled, engineering, science and technology jobs for the next generation of this county – and so linked to our focus on climate change (and in addition to our existing multi-million pound commitments to supporting wind, wave and tidal clean power generation) my team have been exploring whether we can also support the development of clean, green fusion technology.

“It’s very early days in the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s site selection process but we’ll provide regular updates as things progress.”

•       STEP is an ambitious programme to design and build a prototype fusion power plant;
•       It is a UKAEA programme, currently with £222m funding from the UK Government to produce a concept design by 2024: https://step.ukaea.uk/

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Re-opening of indoor hospitality and attractions at Milford Waterfront

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RESTAURANTS and indoor visitor attractions in Milford Waterfront are welcoming the return of indoor services from today.

The re-opening of indoor dining allows all restaurants at Milford Waterfront to seat customers indoors. As well as all restaurants on the Waterfront now being able to offer this service, the brand-new Foam Domes overlooking the Milford Haven Waterway are able to open, with bookings being taken from the 19th May.

Indoor visitor attractions are also allowed to re-open. This includes the Waterfront Gallery, which is open today and Phoenix Bowl & Pirate Pete’s Adventure Play which is making preparations to open from Wednesday 19th May. Also, Milford Museum, which has had a new rendered exterior finish, is preparing to open for the end of May.

Lucy Wonnacott, Marketing Manager for Milford Waterfront commented: “We are delighted to see the re-opening of indoor hospitality and visitor attractions here at Milford Waterfront. Each business has their own safety and social distancing measures in place and we kindly ask that you respect and adhere to these for your own safety, and that of others. We hope you enjoy your visit to Milford Waterfront and stay safe!”

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