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Museum curator is new Pembrokeshire County Council leader

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A LOCAL historian and museum curator is the new Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council.
Dr Simon Hancock JP was invested with the chain of office at the Authority’s annual meeting in County Hall, Haverfordwest, on Friday (10th May).
He succeeds Councillor Aden Brinn of Pembroke.
Councillor Dr Hancock represents the Neyland East electoral division on the Authority of which he is one of just three existing founder members from 1995.
Born and bred in Neyland, he has been the Curator of Haverfordwest Town Museum in the town’s castle for the past 21 years.
A published author, he has been Mayor of Neyland nine times and this week marked 32 years on the Town Council.
He was also Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority from 2006 to 2009.
Educated in Neyland and Milford Haven, he obtained a Ph.D from Cardiff University in 2015 in recognition of his thesis on Pembrokeshire in the First World War.
Councillor Dr Hancock is well known in the community for his charity work which includes serving on the local boards of Mencap and the Blind Society. He is also Chairman of the VC Gallery.
He is married to Christina and has two step-daughters: Miss Kim Furness and Mrs Helen Keir who will act as his Consort.
At the annual meeting he was proposed as Chairman by Councillor David Lloyd, seconded by Councillor Michael John.
Councillor Mike James of St. Dogmaels was elected Vice-Chairman.
Council Leader, David Simpson, proposed a vote of thanks to Councillor Brinn, the outgoing Chairman.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards, attended the annual meeting as a guest.

Pictured above: The new Chairman, Councillor Dr Simon Hancock, is pictured flanked by his Consort, Mrs Helen Keir. Also seated (left) is Council Chief Executive, Ian Westley, and new Vice-Chairman, Councillor Mike James. Standing (left to right) is past Chairman, Councillor Aden Brinn alongside his Consort, Cllr Mrs Rose Blackburn, and Council Leader, Councillor David Simpson.

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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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