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Monkton and Milford communities enjoy Fun Days

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Monkton residents enjoyed various activities in the community fun day

TWO community fun days were held recently for tenants living in Monkton and the Mount Estate, Milford Haven.

The events were organised jointly by the housing department at Pembrokeshire County Council and ateb, a housing association.

At Monkton, the local group Monkton Young People First organised children’s activities including parachute games and biscuit decorating while Mac Sports ran family sports and other activities.

Eco Champions community co-ordinator Mark Bond ran a recycling activity encouraging tenants to swap their plastic milk bottles for glass ones and giving out contact details for local milkmen.

Residents also took part in a litter pick on the estate, talked money management with financial officer Peter Dickinson, chatted with local police and fire service officers and enjoyed healthy snacks and drinks.

Families on the Mount Estate took part in an enthusiastic litter pick

At Milford Haven, the Mount Estate Parent Play Team (MEPPT) relaunched their play sessions after a break over the winter months, with various play, arts and crafts activities, badminton, bikes and scooters, and free hot dogs and drinks.

Thanks to ateb’s digi-van, residents were helped to sign up for Universal Credit and get online, while Public Health Wales held healthy food cookery demos with wraps, fruit pots and other options.

Residents also took part in a clean-up of the estate, while police and housing staff from the Council and ateb were available for informal chats and to answer any questions from tenants.

“Both events were very successful and saw a large number of residents from the estates and surrounding areas come along to get involved,” said Nia Davies, Customer Liaison Officer for Pembrokeshire County Council.

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Haverfordwest: Man detained under Mental Health Act on bypass bridge

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POLICE assisted a man who was sat on the road bridge above Freeman’s way in Haverfordwest on Sunday night (May 19).

He was taken to hospital, as he was believed to be suffering from mental health problems.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Herald: “We received a report concerning the welfare of a man, who was sitting on the bridge above Freeman’s Way, Haverfordwest, at around 10.40pm on Sunday.

“The man was detained under the mental health act a short time later and taken to hospital.“He was not injured. Freeman’s Way was closed for around 10 minutes.”

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

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MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.

 

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Willy make the council fix the road?

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DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
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