Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

Museum curator is new Pembrokeshire County Council leader

Published

on

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.

News

A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

Published

on

EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

Continue Reading

featured

Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

Published

on

ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

Continue Reading

News

Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

Published

on

TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

MORE TO FOLLOW

Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
Continue Reading
News15 hours ago

Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been...

News1 day ago

Organisers urged to read guidance on holding Covid-aware events

ORGANISERS planning to hold events in Pembrokeshire are being urged to read guidance published by the Welsh Government. The Welsh...

News2 days ago

Four men arrested as armed police swoop on Hubberston address

ARMED police and specialist dog handlers swooped on an address in Hubberston, Milford Haven on Wednesday night (Jun 16). The...

News2 days ago

Heatherton expansion approved

• Committee overturns officers’ objections • Economic benefits outweigh other impacts • Conditions must not delay development THE COUNCIL’s Planning...

News3 days ago

Milford Haven: Christmas cosmetics thief caged

A MIDLANDS shop lifter caught stealing £2200 worth of cosmetics and skin care products from Boots in Milford Haven just...

News4 days ago

Major blaze destroys well known Tenby chip shop

EMERGENCY services have sealed off part of Tenby following a major fire at a chip shop. Fire fighters rushed to...

News4 days ago

Tributes from family for ‘beautiful’ Ella Smith following fatal road accident

POLICE investigating Sunday’s fatal road traffic accident have confirmed that the person who sadly died has been formally identified as...

News4 days ago

Public urged to have say on second homes and empty properties policies

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has begun a consultation exercise on the authority’s policies relating to second homes and long term empty...

News5 days ago

Tributes to victim as police confirm fatal workshop fire in Sageston

POLICE have confirmed that a workshop fire in Sageston over the weekend was sadly fatal and is now being investigated...

News5 days ago

One dead and three seriously injured in road traffic accident on B4341

DYFED-POWYS POLICE has confirmed it is investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the B4341 between Haverfordwest and...

Popular This Week