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New Cabinet Member for Education at Pembrokeshire County Council

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S Leader, David Simpson, has made a change to his nine-strong Cabinet team.

Milford Haven Councillor Guy Woodham has replaced Councillor David Lloyd of St Davids as Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning.

Councillor Simpson announced the change following the Authority’s annual meeting on Friday (10th May).

Councillor Woodham – a member of the Council’s Labour group – is a former chairman of the Schools and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

More recently he has been chairman of the Policy and Pre-decision Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

A school governor for the past ten years, he is currently Chairman of the governing body at Milford Haven Community Primary School.

A Milford Haven town councillor and former Town Mayor, he was elected to the County Council in 2012.

Paying tribute to Councillor Lloyd, Councillor Simpson said: “I am very grateful to him for his hard work and dedication under my leadership in Cabinet over the past two years.

“However, I felt the time was right time for a change and a fresh focus to what is a challenging portfolio.

“Councillor Woodham has impressed me with his work in Overview and Scrutiny Committees and I am sure he will bring the same passion to bear in his new role.”

Councillor Woodham will be replaced as Chairman of the Policy and Pre-decision Overview and Scrutiny Committee by Councillor Joshua Beynon, the Labour member for Pembroke Dock: Llanion.

A barrister, Councillor David Lloyd has held the education portfolio on the County Council since 2016.

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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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