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Supporting young people and families over the summer holidays

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PEMBROKESHIRE County Council is delighted to announce a fun and comprehensive programme of activities to support young people and families this summer.

The programme will help young people re-engage with their peers in a safe environment over the summer and help prepare for returning to school in September.

This provision has been developed in conjunction with 3 rd sector youth providers, PAVS, Public Health Wales, Citizens Advice, Pembrokeshire College and Uniform Services.

Pembrokeshire’s Youth Services and Education Welfare Officers will also work throughout the summer complimenting the services by supporting rural communities and targeting our most vulnerable young people.

Youth Clubs
The Council will be supporting the opening of Youth Clubs at The Tanyard (Pembroke), The Hive (Haverfordwest), The POINT (Fishguard) and Milford Youth Matters (Milford Haven).

There will also be restricted openings at Letterston, Neyland and popup youth work sessions in Solva. Operating hours at each setting will differ so please check the website
www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/summer-programme for details of what’s on in your area.

Free pizza and snacks will be available at settings as well as additional support for families through the delivery of food parcels, recipe cards and online videos.

PAVS Community Connector for Children & Families will also be available through the summer to help signpost and connect families to voluntary sector and community support. They will also be offering online advice and support in conjunction with Citizens Advice on money matters, benefits and support for uniforms.

Pembrokeshire Council will be supporting young people on a referral basis, offering outdoor and adventurous activities and counselling to compliment this wider provision.

Colleagues from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service will also be on hand to offer general advice to young people on the dangers of tombstoning, wild fires etc.

Five to 16 year-olds will also be able to drop in to the Community Hubs between 12-2 throughout the summer for free food and activities.

The four school based Community Hubs will be based at Pennar Community School, Goodwick CP School, Greenhill and Waldo Williams (Mount Airey / Infants site). Among the fun on offer will be craft, music and sport co-ordinated by the Council’s Music Service, Flying Start and Sport Pembrokeshire.

For further information and advice on what’s available for your child over the summer contact 01437 770023 or e-mail: CSAAS@pembrokeshire.gov.uk See www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/summer-programme

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Johnston: Police appeal after boy on scooter injured in collision

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, on Wednesday (Aug 5).

A boy on a scooter sustained minor injuries during the collision, which took place at around 4.20pm.

A red 4×4 is also believed to have been involved.

Anyone who was in the area of the St Peters Road pelican crossing, or nearby Langford road, and either witnessed the collision or who has CCTV that covers this area is asked to get in touch with Dyfed-Powys Police

As spokesman said: “You can telephone 101 or email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Please quote Dyfed-Powys Police Ref DP-20200805-249.”

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Police ask communities to stay alert to prevent raves this weekend

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Police are asking communities to stay alert to prevent raves this weekend.

As we head into the weekend, police are urging members of the public in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire to help them prevent illegal raves from setting up in their communities.

A police operation, called #OpFlamenco, is urging people living in rural communities, including farmers and landowners, to report anything suspicious to Dyfed-Powys Police.

The information will help police respond swiftly as illegal raves arise and hopefully prevent them from happening or at the very least allow police to respond before they become established.

Superintendent Jon Cummins, Head of Specialist Operations for Dyfed-Powys Police, said:

“We know raves can cause anxiety to the community they are held in, and if not dealt with swiftly are difficult to stop due to the sheer numbers of people involved. There is also a safety concern involved in breaking-up such events. And as we’re currently faced with the pandemic, it is absolutely crucial that these types of gatherings do not take place.

“As a force, action is taken as soon as we gather any intelligence of an event being planned. We will continue to respond swiftly to reports of illegal gatherings, and where appropriate will prosecute those responsible in order to protect our communities. Officers will also be conducting proactive patrols of areas identified as possible sites for these types of gatherings.

“However, these types of illegal events are carefully co-ordinated to avoid police attention, and organisers will always try to find new ways to avoid being found out.

“We rely on the support of communities to report any suspicious activity immediately, so action can be taken to disrupt illegal gatherings swiftly. And there has never been a more important time for us all to look out for each other, and report anything that seems suspicious.

“I would encourage farmers, landowners and local communities to report anything they feel is suspicious or out of the ordinary either online at: http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101.”

Know the signs:

Unusual numbers of vehicles, especially camper vans, vans or trucks, seen in the locality.
Illegal trespassers may recce sites in advance of any rave

People may approach landowners and ask around for land, in the guise of hiring it for acceptable activities such as gymkhanas or scout camps.

If you suspect anyone who approaches you for land hire might not be who they say they are, please do not hesitate to contact police.

Social networks make it easier for organisers to spread the word – rave attendance numbers can grow hugely in short spaces of time, and locations can change quickly.

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Haverfordwest: Appeal for information following incident at Morrisons

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POLICE are investigating a shoplifting and assault allegation which occurred at approximately 3.20pm on Saturday (Aug 1) at Morrisons, Haverfordwest.

A teenage male was involved in an altercation with the store security guard after he and two older people, a male and a female, were stopped for the purpose of checking receipts as they exited the store.

All three had left the store before police arrival.

Police said: “There were a number of customers of the store who may have witnessed the incident.

“Anyone with information which could help the investigation is asked contact police.”

“Police can be contacted at contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”

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