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conserTHE MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY has potentially welcomed the news that South Pembrokeshire could provide tidally powered electricity if approval of a wave hub goes ahead. The Crown Estate, who owns the seabed in question, agreed the rights on July 8 to three sites and zones in Welsh waters to facilitate further development of the wave and tidal current energy sector. The announcement formed part of the Crown Estate’s wider leasing round for wave and tidal current test and demonstration, which saw the organisation agree seabed rights across the UK for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones, which for the first time will enable locally-based organisations to manage and sub-let parts of the seabed to a range of wave and tidal current developers. Rob Hastings, Director of Energy and Infrastructure at The Crown Estate, said: “By providing these additional seabed rights we are pleased to be enabling further technology development and commercialisation, which will be critical if the UK is to unlock its significant natural resources for wave and tidal current energy. This innovative approach to leasing the seabed sees us responding to market demand and introducing managed demonstration zones to give other organisations the opportunity to lend tangible support in their local areas.” MP for South Pembrokeshire, Simon Hart said of the project: “Subject to any environmental concerns being properly addressed this seems a positive step. Local people are understandably concerned about the effectiveness of onshore wind energy as well as the visual impact, so developing new technologies which create jobs and contribute to our energy mix must be a good thing.” Melissa Moore, a Marine Conservation Society Senior Policy Officer, told The Herald: “The proposal for a wave demonstration project off South Pembrokeshire will have to pass an Environmental Impact Assessment before the Welsh Government licences it, but providing this proves that it will not adversely affect any habitats or species we would welcome it. We are pleased to see the proposal looks sufficiently far offshore to reduce a clash with more diverse coastal sites and Pembrokeshire navigation routes”.

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Haverfordwest: Man detained under Mental Health Act on bypass bridge

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POLICE assisted a man who was sat on the road bridge above Freeman’s way in Haverfordwest on Sunday night (May 19).

He was taken to hospital, as he was believed to be suffering from mental health problems.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Herald: “We received a report concerning the welfare of a man, who was sitting on the bridge above Freeman’s Way, Haverfordwest, at around 10.40pm on Sunday.

“The man was detained under the mental health act a short time later and taken to hospital.“He was not injured. Freeman’s Way was closed for around 10 minutes.”

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

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MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.

 

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Willy make the council fix the road?

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DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
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