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Milford Waterfront’s first parkrun kicks off with success

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38 RUNNERS took part in Milford Waterfront’s inaugural parkrun on Saturday 7th September. Parkrun organises free, timed 5km runs for all abilities in over 600 locations around the world, all taking place at 9.00am every Saturday morning. The Milford Waterfront parkrun takes place at Mackerel Quay each week and, like all parkruns, it is free to take part after an initial registration on the parkrun website.

The newest parkrun location offers participants a great opportunity to enjoy fantastic views of the Milford Haven Waterway. Many of the 38 attendees at the first Milford Waterfront parkrun were on holiday in the local area, and most participants enjoyed a post-run coffee at Foam, which is located close to the finish line.

Karen Lewis, Tourism Manager for Milford Waterfront enjoyed the first event: “This is something we have been working on with lots of help from other Event Directors including Jon Phillips and Laurence Worth, and we are all really proud that the first parkrun had such a great turn out. We really wanted to bring something different to Milford Waterfront and it’s going to be great to see everyone out every Saturday morning! Participants of all abilities can take part, and children in buggies and dogs on leads are also welcome guests with participating runners. We’re always on the lookout for volunteers to help marshal the events too, so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved. We look forward to seeing the event grow in popularity!”

There is free parking close to the start/finish. To register for the parkrun please go to: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/.

If you would like to volunteer, please email: milfordwaterfront@parkrun.com.

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Climate change protesters pack the streets of Haverfordwest

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Hundreds of protestors flooded the streets of Haverfordwest today to join in one of the biggest global climate strikes to date.

The event took place at County Hall from 11am on Friday, September 20, where hundreds flocked in unison to show their support for the many global activists around the world in protest of the way we live on our planet.

Leading the charge for the world-wide events were multiple organisations including Extinction Rebellion and UK Student Climate Network, as well as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish activist for the planet’s well-being. Children all across the globe have been puled out of their schools to join the protests for change on how we consume our planet’s resources and these acts have been met with mixed responses.

Some are happy that others are taking a stand for the greater good of our planet, whilst others seem to be disgruntled by all the commotion the protests have caused in their areas.

At County Hall in Haverfordwest, singing and chanting could be heard as the school children, toddlers, pensioners, families and college students all joined the call for imminent action to tackle the climate emergency.

The climate protest was also attended by Cllr David Simpson and director of development Dr Steven Jones, who assured the public that the authority was working towards its zero carbon goal.

In a statement on Facebook, Extinction Rebellion said: “Hundreds turned out to support today’s Global Climate Strike in Haverfordwest alongside hundreds of thousands around the world! A clear message was delivered and responded to by the leader of Pembrokeshire County Council who has invited you to be represented in their work in months to come to meaningfully address the climate emergency in our beautiful county and beyond. The tide is rising, and so are we!”

The protests ended as the groups made their way to Castle Square, where final chants and songs echoed around Haverfordwest.

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Refinery protest over: Two activists arrested at scene, others reported for summons

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THE PROTEST organised by Extinction Rebellion at Valero Refinery came to an end last night (Sept 19).

Specialist officers were deployed to the scene and as a result of that, two protestors were arrested for unlawful obstruction of the highway and transferred to Haverfordwest custody.

Others who took part, police said, decided to end their protest and have been reported for summons and the items used by them have been seized by the police.

Police said: “All protestors have now left the area and police are maintaining high visibility patrols.”

Superintendent Robyn Mason said: “Officers spoke to the protesters and partner agencies throughout the day to ensure a balance was maintained between allowing people the right to peaceful protest and the requirement to ensure the safety of, and minimise the disruption to, business and the community. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

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Pembroke Dock: Man hospitalised after ‘jumping through pizza shop window’

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A PEMBROKE DOCK man has been taken to hospital after becoming injured by glass in Pembroke Dock.

According to a passing motorist a male was seen shouting and screaming in the street – he was being restrained by others.

He then jumped into the glass window of the PizzaTime take away in Meyrick Street, cutting his stomach on the glass.

Multiple police vehicles and an ambulance attended the incident which took place at around 15.30 HRS.

The road was temporarily blocked.

Once police car remains on scene (16:49 HRS)

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