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Cabinet grants lease of former Tenby lifeboat station to RNLI

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THE RNLI’s inshore lifeboat in Tenby will soon be returning to its former home after plans were agreed at Cabinet on Monday, February 15.

The Cabinet voted unanimously to grant the lease to the RNLI who have already secured planning permission from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for a new slipway.

Cabinet member for Finance, Cllr Bob Kilmister said there had been two cliff falls near the site of the current building, the most recent of which saw the inshore lifeboat temporarily relocated to the lifeboat unit on South Beach.

Cllr Kilmister added: “Therefore, the RNLI, concerned about further cliff falls and the limited space in their current accommodation, have explored alternative accommodation for this service.

“There are limited opportunities to relocate the inshore lifeboat in Tenby Harbour, therefore the RNLI approached the council and the current tenant of the former lifeboat station on Castle Beach to explore the possibility of relocating their inshore facility to the lifeboat station.

“The former lifeboat station building was constructed in 1895 and was operated by the RNLI until 1905. The property previously benefitted from a 31-foot wooden slipway. The RNLI wish to reconstruct something similar and have secured planning consent from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for a new slipway.

“The existing tenant has agreed to surrender their leasehold interest to facilitate the relocation of the inshore lifeboat station and terms have been provisionally agreed between the parties.”

Cllr Phil Baker added: “It’s great to see the former RNLI building brought back to its original use.”

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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