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Wales Audit Office probe into Bryn’s pay-off

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brynTHE WALES AUDIT OFFICE  is planning to examine the details of a pay-off worth more than £330,000 to Pembrokeshire council’s chief executive, Bryn Parry-Jones.

Bryn Parry-Jones will leave following a row over cash payments made to him in lieu of pension contributions, which was initiated by a special report in The Pembrokeshire Herald last year. The payments were later judged by the Wales Audit Office to be unlawful.

However, East Williamston’s councillor, Jacob Williams, has told media that the pay-off includes £16,695 compensation for breach of contract over missed pension contributions.

Pembrokeshire County Council has refused to confirm the full terms of the severance deal agreed.

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  1. Ieuan

    October 21, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Time for Jamie Adams and the rest of the IPPG and whoever else to jump the sinking ship, the rats giving him a pension boost from OUR money, they are all a disgrace and traitors to the people they serve!

  2. Barrie Williamson

    October 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Screaming Lord Sutches party is alive and well living in our county hall. The party is now lead by Screaming Lord Adams, it looks to me like the Lunatics have finally taken over the Asylum. Lord Adams and his 28 sheep should hang thier heads in shame giving Bryn Parry Jones £330,000 of our money instead of sacking him for gross misconduct to the staff and councillors who toil away for the residents of Pembrokeshire. If I had behaved in the same manner as him I would have been sacked and my pension frozen. To the 29 people with no back bone I suggest you take a photograph of your council seats because you wont see them after the next Election.

  3. Western Welsh

    October 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Whatever happened to the ethos of public service? Self-service seems to take its place when the Independents come to town!

  4. Fechan

    October 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Parry-Jones’ tenure has been a disaster from beginning to end. The public money that has been wasted by him and his devastation of Haverfordwest are legendary and an absolute disgrace. Those that voted for a secret ballot and payoff for this despot should never ever be trusted again. I think most people would have paid an extra 2% in Council Tax to take the disciplinary procedure to its full conclusion and expose all the grime and mess that this despot has collected to the whole of Wales.

    The fatuous statements that were made about coliseum politics by certain persons were nauseating. This a question of principle and at the very least those that voted should ALL have canvased their electorate closely.

    I am afraid that the Ethos of this Council gets worse and worse and will never improve until the Cabal at the top is disbanded. They are the reason for his longevity until now. What right anyway, does Adams have to negotiate a deal with this person, in private. If it’s in the rules, then it needs changing.

    Some people in this council have behaved disgracefully and are not fit for purpose.

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Police investigate ‘Chinese government vehicle’ spotted near Puma Oil Terminal

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POLICE have confirmed that they are conducting “the appropriate enquiries” after a suspicious vehicle was spotted in the vicinity of Puma Oil Terminal on Saturday afternoon (Aug 8).

Following a tip off a Herald reporter was dispatched to the area, and saw a black Volvo SUV with three IC5 (Korean, Japanese or Chinese) looking males inside the vehicle. The vehicle had diplomatic number plates identifying that it belonged to the Chinese government.

However, a DVLA check suggested that the plates were registered to a BMW and not the Volvo they were displayed upon.

South Hook LNG security was notified as a precaution.

A police spokesman said: “Members of the public are advised to contact the police to report any suspicious activity or incidents.”

Both the UK and US governments are currently on alert following incidents of spying relating to key infrastructure, computer systems and state secrets by the Chinese authorities.

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Milford Haven Street Food Festival Returns To Waterfront This August

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MILFORD Haven Street Food Festival will be setting up camp at Milford Waterfront for the third year running to continue their Summer of street food tour, and with a brand new sponsor joining for the ride! Jubel Beer will be on hand fully loaded with refreshing fruity beers to serve all weekend long.

Street Food Warehouse and their team of feeders are heading back into town this bank holiday weekend, 28th – 30th August.

Cooking up a storm between noon – 10pm, the festival is split into three mouth-watering portions and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.

You’ll need to grab your tickets beforehand, just make sure you come with an empty belly ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster. From smokin’ souvlaki to naughty nachos, mouthwatering Malaysian to chocolatey treats. Carnivores, veggies and vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that you’ll need something to tingle your taste buds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company has got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages ranging from zesty Mojitos to ice-cold pints of Jubel Beer.

Two Lads Kitchen, Spicer’s Meat Wagon, Makasih and Chock Shop are just some of the street food vendors that will be attending the weekend, with many more both local and national vendors to be announced.

Come rain or shine, the event is completely free and family-friendly where you can get your hands on the most vibrant and high quality street food Milford Haven has to offer.

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Tenby: Police investigate overnight burglaries and theft

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POLICE are investigating two burglaries and a theft which occurred sometime overnight 9th/10th August in Tenby.

At approximately 2am this morning the RNLI lifeboat station, on Castle Hill, was broken into and money taken from the charity donation box.

Sometime overnight the padlock on the charity box for the Shipwrecked Mariners Society on Castle Square was broken and money taken from within.

Also overnight a window was forced open at the Denis Café, Castle Beach, and the till was missing. The till was later found with the money removed.

PC Garland said: “The three incidents are currently being linked. Having to close to deal with the clean-up of this type of incident is difficult for any business but especially so at this time. The two charities rely on donations to keep going and being a crew member of the Tenby Lifeboat I know what important work they due for the local community and for visitors who get into difficulty in the sea. I would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward and contact police.”

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