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Milford Round Table set for a “2020 to remember” with a “new look Carnival”!

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MILFORD HAVEN ROUND TABLE is celebrating 60 years since they were first formed with some exciting plans for 2020 including a new look Carnival.

On 3rd March 1960 a group of 28 young men from the town met at The Lord Nelson Hotel and were granted their Charter by The National Association of Round Table of Great Britain & Ireland with Mr Taylor, a Milford Fish Merchant, being elected as the first Chairman. Today, the Table is one of the most active and fastest growing in the UK with 17 members and a strong contingent of ex-Tablers who still give up their free time to be a part of the group.

Chairman Ellis Thorne commented; “2019 has been a great year and I am so proud of everything we have achieved as a volunteer group of Milford lads. The Carnival was huge, I was amazed by the size of the crowds on the streets and bringing Britain’s Got Talent stars Reggie & Bollie to the Carnival field was the highlight for me! Then we had the Beer Festival which was crazy! Around 3,000 people visited during the day with over 4,000 pints of ale and cider, 1,000 glasses of prosecco and 10 hours of live music being enjoyed in the sunshine! In November the free-entry Firework Display attracted over 7,000 people to what was another great display with some great live music too. The year was finally wrapped up with the annual visit of Father Christmas. We spent 4 nights bringing a little bit of festive cheer to the towns kids, all the lads love this event every year! We’ve worked hard but it’s all so worth it!”

Adrian Cook will take over as Chairman in April and has some exciting plans for the year ahead with the annual Carnival receiving a face-lift; “For the last few years the Carnival has grown in size and is now such a huge day in the town. We’ve been thinking about how we can help it to keep growing and the obvious thing that needs to happen is for the Carnival procession to return to Charles Street! There are so many great local businesses along the street that would really love to be a part of the day and we hope that we can bring the spirit of the Carnival to the town centre once again. We’ve also faced some challenges fitting everything that we would like on the Carnival field so we’re also delighted to announce that the procession will finish at it’s new home on Milford Waterfront where we can accommodate a great funfair, charity stalls, entertainment arena and loads of fun for all the family!”

President of the Table Mark Khan says he is excited about how this new look will transform the Carnival; “This is the biggest community event in the town’s calendar, possibly even the County, and we want to make sure it keeps getting bigger and better. So many people have asked us to look at Charles Street being a part of the route and to keep growing the activities and entertainment on the Field – with what we have planned we can do all of it! Our thanks also go to the team at Milford Waterfront who really do get behind everything we do and offer so much support!”

Charles Street, Milford Haven – Carnival Day – July 5, 1986

Milford Haven Carnival will be held on Saturday 4th July with no set theme. However, for the first year there will be a prize awarded for the entry that best tells the story of Milford Haven so think along the lines of the Vikings, Quakers, Fishing, Oil & Gas and the Waterway. Entry forms are available by contacting any Tabler or via the Milford Haven Round Table Facebook page.

Milford Haven Round Table says it is always on the lookout for new members so if you are aged below 45 and would like to help make a difference in the town then get in touch via Facebook.

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Rider of a motorbike taken to hospital following collision with a car

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A COLLISION which involved a car and a motorbike on Friday afternoon (Jun 18) saw one person being transferred to hospital.

Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that the collision, which happened at approximately 1.17pm at Dwrbach, Scleddau, involved a white Seat Ibiza and a black Suzuki motorbike.

The Herald understands that the accident happened at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

The incident caused the road to be closed while emergency services dealt with the situation.

The rider of the motorbike was transferred to Glangwili Hospital for treatment.

A Police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred in Scleddau, Fishguard early Friday afternoon, June18th 2021.

“The collision involved a white Seat Ibiza and a black Suzuki motorbike. The rider of the motorbike was taken to hospital.

“The road was closed for emergency services to deal with the collision.”

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to attend a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle at Dwrbach, Fishguard at 1.17pm on Friday 18 June. We sent one rapid response vehicle and one emergency ambulance. One patient was taken to Glangwili Hospital for further treatment.”

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Residents urged to be alert to Covid-19 symptoms following cluster of cases

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PUBLIC HEALTH WALES, Pembrokeshire County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board are urging members of the public to be alert to COVID-19 symptoms following the identification of a cluster of cases in the Tenby area.

The 22 confirmed cases are linked to social and sporting events and local schools and have generated a large number of contactssince the first cases were confirmed on Saturday, 12 June. 

A number of individuals, including pupils, are currently isolating and close contacts of the positive cases continue to be traced.

From Monday 21 June to Sunday 4 July, a mobile testing unit will be available for local residents in and around Tenby to access if they have symptoms.

This is based at Salterns Car Park, Marsh Road, Tenby, SA70 8DU.  To book a test visit the UK portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or ring 119.

Residents can protect themselves and others from Coronavirus by remaining at least two metres away from everyone else, washing their hands regularly, and by wearing a face covering where required. 

The virus disperses in a well ventilated environment, so opening windows and allowing fresh air to circulate is another way to keep ourselves safe.

Residents should take up the vaccine when offered, and self-isolate and get a test if they or anyone in their household develop symptoms.

As well as the three most common symptoms of Coronavirus – a fever, a new continuous cough, or a loss/change of taste and smell – people with any of the following, wider symptoms that are persistent and/or unusual for them are also strongly encouraged to get a PCR test:

  • Mild summer cold symptoms – including sore throat, runny nose, headache
  • Flu-like symptoms, including myalgia (muscle ache or pain); excessive tiredness; persistent headache; runny nose or blocked nose; persistent sneezing; sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known COVID-19 case
  • Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test

If you have any of the above symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please stay home and book a PCR test through the UK portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or ringing 119.

When booking your PCR test, you will also be asked about your symptoms: if you have wider summer cold or flu-like symptoms as described above, rather than the classic three symptoms, choose ‘None of these symptoms’ and then choose one of the following options to enable you to complete the booking:

• My local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms or

• A GP or other healthcare professional has asked me to get a test.

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Paul Davies submits views to Health Board Consultation

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Senedd Member Paul Davies has fed his views into Hywel Dda University Health Board’s consultation, “Building a Healthier Future after Covid-19.”

In response to the Health Board’s proposals, Mr Davies has made it clear that he opposes any movements to centralise or downgrade services at Withybush hospital.

Mr Davies said, “I cannot emphasise how important this consultation is and so I’d urge everyone across Pembrokeshire to read through the Health Board’s proposals and make their views known. In my submission, I’ve made it crystal clear that the people of Pembrokeshire should not have to travel further for vital health services.

“I want to see Hywel Dda start prioritising Pembrokeshire by investing in services at Withybush hospital so that it can support people living and working across the county.

“There’s still time to feed into the consultation and have your say on the Health Board’s plans. The deadline is Monday, June 21 and you can find more information here – https://www.haveyoursay.hduhb.wales.nhs.uk/building-a-healthier-future-after-covid-19.” 

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