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Livestock building for 500 cows approved

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farmbegellyAT TUESDAY’S planning and rights of way meeting, councillors accepted plans for a new agricultural building at Langdon Farm in Begelly. The new building would be used to house livestock and would create space for an extra 500 cows. Objecting to the plans, Mark Hayett said: “This is very close to my home. I would also like to point out the extreme ugliness and the enormous size of the current building. “There is a continuous coming and going of farm tractors. There is mud in wet weather and dust in the dry weather. There are terrible smells at times. “There are very bright floodlights at night. There is also a lot of noise coming from extractor fans in the current building.” Cllr Wynne Evans said: “I’m going to move approval on this – this is the way modern farming is going.” Cllr Brian Hall added: “This is a natural progression for any farm. I’m going to support this but the applicant should do some sort of survey to monitor the noise.” Head of planning, Hywel Jones, said: “It is up to delegated authority to implement any restrictions that would be necessary.” Cllr Jacob Williams added that he had only noticed the fans a few days ago, but said that he fully supported the diversification of the farm. Cllr Rob Lewis said: “I can understand the concerns, but there are other issues that need to be considered as well.” Cllr Tony Wilcox suggested they should defer a decision until an assessment had been carried out. However councillors approved the plans with the added condition that delegated powers be given to look into the noise and light issues at the building.

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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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