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Fishguard: Work stops on Chimney’s Link scheme

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FOLLOWING the news that construction company Dawnus has gone into administration, work on the £1.1million Chimney’s Link scheme in Fishguard has been halted.

The scheme is being delivered in stages with the first seeing the former Ship and Anchor pub demolished after it was deemed surplus to requirements.

The second phase, which is now on pause, would see the construction of a new link road and bus drop off points as well as the demolition of the Former Fishguard Junior School and other buildings.

When it was approved by Council in 2017, it was commented that the scheme would ‘open up’ the Town centre and that it would create a healthier and friendlier environment.

A spokesperson for Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council posted on their Facebook page: “The Town Clerk received a visit from Atkins, the new road contractor late yesterday afternoon.

Sadly, it was announced that Dawnus, the construction company, employed to manage the road construction, went into administration yesterday morning and all workers have left the site.

We will endeavour to keep you updated with any developments whilst the matter receives urgent attention. Meanwhile, work on the site has stopped.”

Construction company Dawnus, who had also been working on projects in Swansea and Manchester went into administration on Thursday morning (Mar 14).

A spokesperson for Pembrokeshire County Council told the Herald: “Dawnus is the contractor for the Chimneys Link road project in Fishguard and we can confirm that work on the site ceased this morning (March 14) after reports that the company has gone into administration.

The Authority will be liaising with the administrator, if and when appointed, with a view to finishing the work which is 80 per cent complete.”

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Johnston: Police appeal for witnesses

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POLICE have again appealed for witnesses after a collision in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, on Wednesday (August 5).

A boy on a scooter sustained minor injuries during the collision, which took place at around 4.20pm. A red 4×4 is believed to have been involved also.

Anyone who was in the area of the St Peters Road pelican crossing, or nearby Langford road, and either witnessed the collision or who has CCTV that covers this area is asked to get in touch.

You can telephone 101, visit bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Dyfed-Powys Police Ref DP-20200805-249

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Police investigate ‘Chinese government vehicle’ spotted near Puma Oil Terminal

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POLICE have confirmed that they are conducting “the appropriate enquiries” after a suspicious vehicle was spotted in the vicinity of Puma Oil Terminal on Saturday afternoon (Aug 8).

Following a tip off a Herald reporter was dispatched to the area, and saw a black Volvo SUV with three IC5 (Korean, Japanese or Chinese) looking males inside the vehicle. The vehicle had diplomatic number plates identifying that it belonged to the Chinese government.

However, a DVLA check suggested that the plates were registered to a BMW and not the Volvo they were displayed upon.

South Hook LNG security was notified as a precaution.

A police spokesman said: “Members of the public are advised to contact the police to report any suspicious activity or incidents.”

Both the UK and US governments are currently on alert following incidents of spying relating to key infrastructure, computer systems and state secrets by the Chinese authorities.

[The image used in this report is a computer generated artist’s impression.]

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Milford Haven Street Food Festival Returns To Waterfront This August

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MILFORD Haven Street Food Festival will be setting up camp at Milford Waterfront for the third year running to continue their Summer of street food tour, and with a brand new sponsor joining for the ride! Jubel Beer will be on hand fully loaded with refreshing fruity beers to serve all weekend long.

Street Food Warehouse and their team of feeders are heading back into town this bank holiday weekend, 28th – 30th August.

Cooking up a storm between noon – 10pm, the festival is split into three mouth-watering portions and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.

You’ll need to grab your tickets beforehand, just make sure you come with an empty belly ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster. From smokin’ souvlaki to naughty nachos, mouthwatering Malaysian to chocolatey treats. Carnivores, veggies and vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that you’ll need something to tingle your taste buds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company has got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages ranging from zesty Mojitos to ice-cold pints of Jubel Beer.

Two Lads Kitchen, Spicer’s Meat Wagon, Makasih and Chock Shop are just some of the street food vendors that will be attending the weekend, with many more both local and national vendors to be announced.

Come rain or shine, the event is completely free and family-friendly where you can get your hands on the most vibrant and high quality street food Milford Haven has to offer.

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