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beachPOLICE in Pembrokeshire are asking the public and young people in particular, to consider others whilst on our beaches this summer. There have been instances where officers have been patrolling beach gatherings at various locations, and alcohol has been seized from a number of underage young people – and the dangers associated with consuming alcohol and then entering the water are well known. There have also been a number of complaints from residents and people staying in areas near beaches of antisocial behaviour, for example loud music being played. Temporary Inspector Catrin Thomas said: “Our message is simple, we’re not here to spoil anybody’s fun, especially in the lovely weather we’ve been experiencing. But sometimes evening gatherings on our beaches can lead to antisocial behaviour and affect others negatively. Where that happens we will use our powers to ensure that it is dealt with and does not continue. “It is an offence for anyone under 18 to be in possession of alcohol and it will be seized from them by officers. Alcohol and water do not mix, and the obvious dangers of combining them are of great concern to us. Similarly drivers who use their vehicles on beaches in an antisocial manner and cause danger or alarm to others risk having their vehicles seized.” Police will be patrolling local beaches over the summer on the lookout for anyone behaving in an antisocial manner but we also need the help of the public. If you are a victim of, or witness Anti-Social Behaviour, you should contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101. In an emergency call 999.

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Broad Haven: Car overturns in wet weather on B4341

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A CAR overturned in the wet weather on the B4341 Haverfordwest to Broad Haven road on Friday evening (Jul 3).

First on the scene, local Stephen Hughes told The Herald: “I was driving along and noticed a car had overturned on the Broad Haven Road past the left turning for Tiers Cross. I stopped and checked to see if everyone as okay.

“No one was injured, and I stayed until the police arrived.”

Police directed traffic and assisted with the recovery of the vehicle.

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County Hall in NHS blue lights tribute

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COUNTY HALL in Haverfordwest was lit in blue last night (Friday, 3rd July) and will be again tonight and tomorrow night as a tribute to NHS workers and social care staff throughout the country.

The illumination also marks the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on Sunday.

Said Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman, Dr Simon Hancock: “We owe these workers a great debt which will never be fully repaid and this gesture by the Council is richly deserved.”

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Cllr Beynon suspended as school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL said that they are unable to comment on the suspension of a Pembroke Dock councillor as a school governor.

Cllr Beynon confirmed that he has been suspended as a school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur.

“I’m looking forward until when the ombudsman throws out the complaints,” Cllr Beynon said.

Paul Dowson, a fellow Pembroke Dock councillor, recently resigned from the board of school governors of Ysgol Harri Tudur.

Cllr Dowson said after he resigned: “I feel a recent smear campaign reflects badly on the school even though its untrue.”

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