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Kerbside recycling creates new jobs for county

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PEMBROKESHIRE County Council’s Waste and Recycling changes have delivered a significant boost to the County with the creation of thirty-eight new jobs with the Local Authority.

The posts come as a consequence of an increased kerbside recycling programme in the autumn, together with additional amenities such as the recently launched Absorbent Hygiene Product Collection (AHP) and an independent Trade Waste service.

Michael Harries, Waste & Recycling Manager for Pembrokeshire County Council, said: “We are expanding our team to support how Pembrokeshire will be recycling in the near future. We will have more vehicles collecting more recycling from the kerbside and we need a dedicated, well-trained team to fulfil this.

“We are recruiting HGV Class 2 Drivers and Waste and Recycling Loaders who will be part of the team that will take residents’ recycling from the kerbside.”

The process will begin on 5 August when the posts will be advertised on the PCC website. In support of the recruitment drive, an open day will be held on Saturday 10 August at Pembrokeshire Archives in Haverfordwest from 9:30am – 11:30am.

“Those interested in joining the team will be able to come along and learn more about our new kerbside
collection and recycling vehicles, the shift patterns, hours and overtime, as well as future career progression opportunities,” said Michael. “Added to that, attendees will have a chance to have a coffee and a chat with our Waste and Recycling Supervisor and Manager to learn more about our work and discuss what they may be able to bring to our team.

“This is an exciting time to join us. We’re looking for those who want to be part of a project that will have a positive influence on the environment and the County we love. We can’t wait to get started.”

Cllr Cris Tomos, Cabinet Member for Environment and Welsh Language, who will also be attending the Recruitment Open Day said: “The recycling changes in autumn will allow Pembrokeshire to look after our environment and recycle in a way that does our bit to challenge the impact of climate change. Added to that, we are seeing the positivity continue with the creation of jobs for Pembrokeshire.

“The changes we are implementing will create a lasting environmental legacy from which future generations will benefit and, in the shorter term, will help to support Pembrokeshire’s national recycling targets. These new, improved processes save significant finances that allow us to invest in people, jobs and communities.”

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Dale Road: Several have minor injuries after two vehicle accident

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EMERGENCY SERVICES are attending a two-vehicle road traffic accident on the B4327 Dale Road.

Two fire crews from Haverfordwest as well as police were called at around 3pm today (Aug 16).

A van and a car are involved.

Avoid the area at the present time

The Herald understands that several people are being treated for minor injuries.

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Tenby: Hotel goes into administration as new owner’s business empire collapses

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A POPULAR Pembrokeshire hotel has gone into administration.

The Fourcroft Hotel in Tenby how faces an uncertain future. It’s parent company Northern Powerhouse Developments reportedly suffered a £14m operational loss last year.

The 40-bedroomed hotel, which had been in the ownership of the same family for over 70 years, was bought by Northern Powerhouse Developments for an undisclosed sum in January 2017.

New boss Gavin Woodhouse said at the time: “This is the first of four hotels we are acquiring and opening in South Wales to complement our existing hotels up and down the coastline of the United Kingdom.”

“The Fourcroft will be the sister hotel to the Llandudno Bay Hotel and Spa and part of the group’s premier hotel collection.

“We are keen to compliment the local businesses and hope to be part of the future success of Tenby and the surrounding areas.”

NPD was founded by Gavin Woodhouse to focus on investment in the leisure and tourism industry.

According to ITV News, at the High Court hearing, Justice Alastair Norris was told that Woodhouse had been withdrawing tens of thousands of pounds from a bank account he had kept secret from administrators.

Below: Video by The Guardian regarding the missing millions which have plagued Gavin Woodhouse’s businesses

Appointment of Administrators

In the High Court of Justice

Court Number: CR-2019-005297

FOURCROFT HOTEL (TENBY) LIMITED

(Company Number 00772050)

Nature of Business: Hotels and similar accommodation

Registered office: Unit D2 Elland Riorges Link, Lowfields Business Park, Elland, HX5 9DG

Principal trading address: The Croft, Tenby, SA70 8AP

Date of Appointment: 8 August 2019

Names and Address of Administrators: Philip Francis Duffy (IP No. 9253) and Sarah Helen Bell (IP No. 9406) both of Duff & Phelps Ltd, The Chancery, 58 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1EW

Further details contact: The Joint Administrators, Tel: 0161 827 9000. Alternative contact: Chloe Chan, Email: Chloe.Chan@duffandphelps.com

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Coastguard call-out after missing cliff climbers fears

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EMERGENCY services were called to the Stack Rocks area on Thursday August 15, following concerns for the safety of two climbers.

The emergency services were called following fears over the safety of some climbers when climbing gear had been found at the top of the cliff near Bullslaughter Bay, with the owners nowhere to be seen.

At 9.11pm, Tenby Coastguard rescue team, St Govan coastguard rescue team, Tenby Lifeboats RNLI ALB, Angle Lifeboat RNLI ALB and Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 were called to search for possible missing persons in the vicinity of Stack rocks.

Tenby’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched just after 9pm and made best speed towards the scene, 10 miles west of Tenby, while Tenby and St Govans Coastguard rescue teams and Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 also made their way.

An RNLI spokesman said: “Once on scene, the volunteer crew began their search from Stackpole Head towards Bullslaughter Bay.

“With darkness fast approaching, it was decided to launch Angle all-weather lifeboat so that the search for anyone in difficulty could be widened.

“Sometime later, the helicopter spotted some climbers and directed Angle lifeboat to their position, and, while speaking to them, they confirmed it was their climbing gear and that they were in no difficulty.

“All units stood down and returned to their respective stations, with Tenby lifeboat arriving back on station at about 12.15am.”

H M Coastguard Tenby, posting on Facebook, added: “Coastguard and RNLI were quickly on the scene with the Coastguard officers searching from land along the coastline and RNLI lifeboats commencing a water search.

“Once Coastguard rescue helicopter 187 arrived on scene they managed to quickly locate two climbers using FLIR [Forward-Looking Infra-Red].

“Angle RNLI was then directed to the persons and made contact with the climbers and confirmed that the equipment found belonged to them and that they did not require assistance.”

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