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Reports continue about holiday businesses receiving visitors and second homes use



Reports of holiday businesses receiving visitors and second homes
being occupied locally continue to be received by Pembrokeshire
County Council.

The regulations are clear that residents should stay at their primary
residence and that travel to holiday accommodation or second homes
is not essential travel.

Police officers have the power to issue fixed penalty notices and turn
those travelling around.

Across the Easter weekend police and Council officers stopped 1,660
vehicles with 39 fixed penalty notices issued to those deemed to have
left their homes without reasonable excuse.

Further traffic checks are continuing day and night.
Travelling to a second home or holiday accommodation risks
introducing the virus to rural communities from areas where the
disease might be more prevalent.

It also places additional strain on local health services where
provision is based on resident population.

There are also concerns of increasing anxieties and possible tensions
in rural communities.

For clarity, all holiday accommodation businesses listed below are to
remain closed to the public until further notice, apart from the certain
limited exceptions described.

 Holiday sites

 Camping sites

 Hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation

 Other holiday accommodation (including holiday apartments, hostels
and boarding houses)

These businesses can be specifically requested to operate by the
Welsh Ministers or by Local Authorities for a limited number of
reasons. Such reasons include:

 accommodating key / critical workers (as defined by Welsh

 accommodating those who have been displaced or are
homeless, or;

 providing accommodation for health patients.
If a business is specifically requested to open by Welsh Ministers or a
Local Authority, this provision should not be taken to mean that the
whole site or business can reopen.

Any permitted re-opening will be specific and limited to the purposes
set out in the request.

The fact the Welsh Ministers or Local Authorities may request a
business to open for a specific purpose does not authorise it to open
for any other purpose and nor does it oblige the business to open.
Some holiday businesses in the County are currently accommodating
key workers but if such businesses have not yet been asked to do so
by the Welsh Ministers or a Local Authority, they must make
Pembrokeshire County Council aware of this as a matter of urgency.
They need to ensure that a written request is forthcoming from the
Welsh Ministers or Local Authority and they may only remain open in
response to such a request.

Enforcement action will be undertaken against any holiday
accommodation business that continues to operate without such a
request having been made.

Our communities continue to be monitored in partnership with Dyfed
Powys Police and officers of the Council’s Public Protection team for

If you have information that causes you concern in your community
relating to the use of holiday accommodation and buildings please
contact the Council at
There is also currently a particular challenge in terms of securing
sufficient accommodation for vulnerable groups.

Holiday accommodation businesses in Pembrokeshire are being
requested to consider providing accommodation for such groups.
If you currently own or manage holiday accommodation businesses in
Pembrokeshire and would like to make this accommodation available

for this purpose, please email with
contact details.

If you have already responded to the Welsh Government’s request,
please let the Council know to update records.

If you are operating a business in Pembrokeshire and want to make
sure that you are only operating within the correct permission under
The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations
2020  please contact email



Angle Lifeboat tasked to disabled yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head



Image Credit - RNLI Penny Harris

ANGLE LIFEBOAT and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

Angle Lifeboat and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

The lifeboat was launched at 10:43pm to a 26ft yacht that had reported smoke coming from their engine compartment. The casualty vessel was 22 miles south west of St Ann’s with two crew onboard.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 11:46pm. The on scene assessment was carried out and both crew were safe and well but the vessel would need to be towed to Milford Haven. The tow was set up and the casualty vessel was under tow at 11:56pm.

The conditions were perfect for the slow tow back which saw a beautiful moon rising and the early glow of dawn.

Lifeboat arrived at Milford and swapped the casualty vessel to an alongside tow to take it alongside in to the lock at Milford Marina where the casualty was safely tied up at 04:49am.

The lifeboat rehoused at 05:15am where she got her well deserved washdown and the crew headed home to get some sleep.

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Meet the Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor



A NEW Pembrokeshire business is proving to be an inspiration for young people after its recent launch.

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor is the brainchild of Ewan Griffiths, who turned his dream into reality thanks to the advice and support of Cam Nesa.

The project aims to reduce the number of young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment.

Before signing up to Cam Nesa, Ewan was out of work and struggling for direction, and anxiety was preventing him from maximising his potential.

Throughout his journey with Cam Nesa, Ewan worked closely with youth worker Donna Wright to devise a plan that provided support and guidance to improve his confidence and self-esteem, and provide mechanisms for coping with anxiety.

In addition, the project provided Ewan with opportunities to gain qualifications and obtain information that would help him with starting his own business.

Ewan’s message to other young people is simple, “If you find yourself struggling, there is help.”

“Cam Nesa supported me in all aspects of my plan, and working with Donna was fantastic.”

“I would definitely encourage others to reach out for support.”

Donna Wright, who supported Ewan throughout his Cam Nesa journey, said that the launch of his new business is a great source of pride for Cam Nesa and Pembrokeshire Youth Service.

“Ewan has come on leaps and bounds, and it was his engagement and determination that has made his outcome with Cam Nesa so successful and inspiring”, she said.

“Congratulations Ewan on your achievements, and we all wish you good luck with your new business.”

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor provides repairs and servicing for mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, and most agricultural engines, with the mobile service providing collection and returns.

For more information, search ‘Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor’ on Facebook.

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Milford Haven: Mount estate death not being treated as suspicious say police



POLICE have confirmed that following a welfare visit to a property in Mount Estate, they discovered a male occupant, in his 30’s, in need of medical help.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff he sadly passed away on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed to The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a property at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Friday 30th April 2021, following a report of concern for the welfare of the occupier.

“A male was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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