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Pembrokeshire County Council leader’s coronavirus update, May 20th

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Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, Councillor David Simpson,
has provided a further coronavirus update for Wednesday, 20th May,
as follows:

‘Once again I am delighted to give you my daily update.
‘It has been a very strange week so far. I began it by chairing the first
virtual Cabinet meeting which went very well. I want to thank my
Cabinet members and Council officers for their input and for enabling
this meeting to take place.

‘As the week progressed I have had time to reflect on where we are
now and what is happening around us. I’m sure you will all agree that
this is not easy and the continuation of restrictions is really testing for
us all.

‘I’m sure, like me, you have had times when you have felt vulnerable
to this pandemic. However, we need to stay strong and keep our
focus on better days ahead.

‘I fully appreciate how difficult it is for everyone. Anybody who feels
alone needs to ensure they have a contact to talk to. As communities
we are here to support each other. This pandemic is not targeting
individuals so please do not feel this is personal. We are all in this
together.

‘I want to confirm that our Waste and Recycle Centres will be opening
next Tuesday, 26 th May, but you will need to pre-book your slot. Be
aware the slots are filling up quickly. You can book online or through
our contact centre on 01437 764551.

‘As I write this today I have to highlight my gratitude to all the parents
undertaking home teaching for their children and of course the
teachers who are supporting and delivering their education needs.
‘As today is ‘National Thank a Teacher Day’ – I’d like to pay tribute to
our teaching and education staff for all their hard work.

‘Our teachers – and all our staff working across education and
childcare settings – have really stepped up to meet the current
challenges we face.

‘Across the whole country, thousands have been going into schools to
look after the children of critical workers and vulnerable children.
‘Many more have been supporting students to continue with their
learning remotely and helping parents to do this as well. In fact a
survey by Parentkind found that 84 per cent of Welsh parents were
satisfied with the support they had received.

‘And others, right across the nation, have been coming forward with
ideas for what we do next and ensure that they can get back to do
what they do best – teach – when it is safe to do so.

‘A reminder as I set out yesterday that this week is Mental Health
Awareness week. Information can be found at:
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/menatl-health-awarness-week

‘I really hope that everyone can continue to offer support to each
other. We need to understand that we are not alone in tackling this
pandemic. We are all in it together.

‘Public Health Wales is updating and adding to their resources
regularly. Please find all assets here:
https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-
covid-19/coronavirus-resources/

‘Also, please keep an eye on our newsroom at:
https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom

‘And to get daily email updates, log onto our website and sign into My
Account at:https://myaccount.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

‘Don’t risk catching or spreading the virus, why risk it? Remember:
Stay Strong, Stay Safe and Stay at Home. Thank you.’
Useful links:

 www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
 www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/coronafeirws
 https://phw.nhs.wales/
 Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru – Coronafeirws Newydd (COVID-19)
– Cyngor hunan-ynysu
 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-
19-list-of-guidance

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Drug drive arrest following routine check

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A MALE has been arrested following a positive roadside test.

The vehicle, which was stopped this morning, June 6, by the Pembrokeshire Road Policing Unit (Pembrokeshire RPU) was part of a routine check.

Traffic officers suspected the driver may be under the influence after smelling cannabis coming from the vehicle.

A roadside drug test was performed with a positive result with the drugswab provided. A small quantity of cannabis was also found inside the vehicle.

The cannabis was seized and the driver was arrested, later released under investigation, pending the male’s blood test result for the drug drive offence, out of court disposal for the possession.

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Campers from Cardiff sent packing

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PEMBROKESHIRE Road Policing Unit (Pembrokeshire RPU) have this morning, June 5, reported nine individuals for breaching coronavirus regulations.

The occupants of the three vehicles, all from the Cardiff area, had moved barriers that had been in place to close off the carpark to the public and set up camp for the night.

A Pembrokeshire RPU spokesperson said ‘Three vehicles from the Cardiff area located at Abereiddy this morning.

“The occupants of the vehicles, who’d travelled down overnight, had moved the barriers that had been used to close the car park. Having done so they then set up camp nearby.

“All nine persons present were reported for breaching coronavirus regulations. One was further dealt with by means of an out of court disposal for possession of cannabis.

“Rubbish cleaned up, car park closure reinstated, vehicles escorted out of Pembs.”

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Police urge visitors to ‘check the rules’

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POLICE in Powys are reminding people to check the rules before they travel, as tourists from the Midlands, London and Bristol continue to visit despite lockdown restrictions.

Last weekend more than 1,000 cars were turned around by police in the Brecon Beacons after visitors attempted to access the area around Ystradfellte known as ‘waterfall country’.

Many of those stopped claimed they thought the rules around travel were the same as in England, while others had deliberately flouted them.

Seventy-two per cent of people reported for breaches of Covid-19 restrictions in Powys since March 27 have been from outside the police force area.

“I would like to thank the communities of Powys for their cooperation in recent months in complying with requirements of the Covid 19 legislation and also reassure them we are still working hard with our partners to police the restrictions that remain in place across Wales,” said Superintendent Steve Davies.

“Our officers have worked hard to engage with the public at every opportunity throughout these unprecedented times by explaining what we are doing and why, and encouraging people to make the best choices to protect public health in Wales.

“But where people have clearly flouted the rules we have dealt with them appropriately and issued fines.”

He said officers will continue to conduct stop checks throughout Powys and across the force area this weekend.

In England, people can now travel an unlimited distance for exercise and to access so-called ‘beauty spots’.

But the Welsh Government has said people must remain local – ideally not travelling further than five miles from their home – for exercise or limited leisure pursuits, and this also applies to anyone travelling across the border.

Wales’ three national parks – which include popular sites such as Snowdon, the Elan valley and the Pembrokeshire coast – currently remain closed to the public, as do all National Trust car parks and properties.

The latest Welsh Government advice is available at gov.wales/coronavirus.

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