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‘Gallwn greu Bil gwell’



skyMAE CYNGHRAIR o bron 30 o sefydliadau yng Nghymru wedi croesawu adroddiad newydd gan Aelodau Cynulliad sy’n argymell newidiadau i un o fesurau pwysig Llywodraeth Cymru, Bil Llesiant Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol. Mae’r Gynghrair Datblygu Cynaliadwy’n cytuno gyda Phwyllgor Amgylchedd a Chynaliadwyedd y Cynulliad bod angen nifer o ddiwygiadau er mwyn i’r gyfraith wneud gwahaniaeth gwirioneddol. Mae’r Gynghrair yn cynnwys elusennau amgylcheddol a datblygu, yn ogystal â grwpiau ffydd a chredo, iaith, cymuned a menywod.

Gan ymateb i lansiad adroddiad y Pwyllgor heddiw, dywedodd y llefarydd dros y Gynghrair Datblygu Cynaliadwy, Haf Elgar: “Os byddwn ni’n cael y Bil hwn yn iawn gallai wneud gwahaniaeth gwirioneddol, cadarnhaol i bobl a’r blaned. Fodd bynnag, fel mae adroddiad heddiw’n dangos, mae angen ei gryfhau er mwyn cyflawni hyn. Rydyn ni’n falch bod yna gefnogaeth drawsbleidiol i egwyddorion y ddeddf hon, ac rydyn ni’n cefnogi’r argymhellion mae’r pwyllgor wedi’u gwneud.

“Dylai’r Bil gynorthwyo cyrff yng Nghymru i ddatblygu mewn modd cynaliadwy – o recriwtio i arlwyo. Dylai eu helpu i wneud penderfyniadau sy’n golygu y collir cyn lleied o natur ag sy’n bosibl, yn helpu i leihau’r newid yn yr hinsawdd, yn cefnogi’r Gymraeg ac yn cefnogi amodau tecach i weithwyr. Er mwyn i’r Bil fod yn effeithiol, mae angen dyletswydd glir ar gyrff cyhoeddus fel bod popeth a wnân nhw’n ein symud tuag at fod yn genedl fwy cynaliadwy.

Mae’n rhaid bod yna ddiffiniad cynhwysfawr o ystyr datblygu cynaliadwy, ac mae’n rhaid i fynd i’r afael â’r newid yn yr hinsawdd fod yn greiddiol i’r Bil. Ac mae’n rhaid i’r Comisiynydd fod yn wirioneddol annibynnol, gyda’r pwerau angenrheidiol i ddadlau achos cenedlaethau’r dyfodol.Rydyn ni’n hyderus y gall Llywodraeth Cymru ac Aelodau Cynulliad greu Bil gwell, gyda’r diwygiadau cywir. Edrychwn ymlaen at weithio gyda nhw i lunio cyfraith gref ac effeithiol a fydd yn helpu pobl a’r blaned, y gall Cymru fod yn falch ohoni.”

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Two arrests in Haverfordwest after reports of man in possession of a knife



THERE was a large police response following 999 calls made in Haverfordwest last night to reports of an affray involving an offensive weapon.

Multiple police units descended on Fleming Crescent just before nine o’clock on Thursday (May 19).

Two people were taken into police custody, where they remain, police confirmed.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “We were called to a disturbance and reports of a man in possession of a knife in Fleming Crescent, Haverfordwest, at around 8.50pm on Thursday, 19 May.

“A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon, while a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray.

“Both remain in police custody.”

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Grape expectations for Welsh Wine Week 2022



THIS JUNE, Welsh vineyards will welcome guests from Wales and beyond to taste what Wales’ burgeoning wine sector has to offer during its annual Welsh Wine Week.

From Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th June, free events, competitions, expert guided tours and tastings will make up the Welsh Wine Week schedule and give wine lovers the chance to personally discover the country’s picturesque vineyards and sample their wide range of award-winning vintages.

Special product releases will take place during Welsh Wine Week to commemorate the event, including Pembrokeshire’s Velfrey Vineyard’s Cuvée Reserve Sparkling Brut, a 2019 vintage traditional method sparkling brut wine, made especially from the vineyard’s Seyval Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes.

Confirmed events for Welsh Wine Week 2022 include: a cheese and Welsh wine sampling event from Gwinllan Conwy (in collaboration with Bodnant Welsh Food), White Castle Vineyard will be holding a tasting of their wines with Fine Wines Direct and there will be free vineyard tours and wine tastings across the week from Parva Farm vineyard.

Andy Mounsey, owner of Velfrey Vineyard and Chairman of the Welsh Vineyard Association, said: “Whether you relish in a red, white, rosé or sparkling wine, Welsh Wine Week is the perfect opportunity to show consumers what the Welsh wine industry has to offer.

“Wales is making strides in its wine production and has proudly adopted an innovative approach in which its experimental and diverse with the wine it produces. Wine producers are working collaboratively to drive the industry forward and championing each other, creating a supportive and closely connected network of vineyards.

“We have all been waiting fondly for the return of Welsh Wine Week and will mark the first event with no restrictions with a stellar line up of producers. We hope to welcome many more wine enthusiasts into our businesses this year, so please sign up to our events and treat yourself to some quality Welsh wine as you do.”

Full event listings and access to exclusive competitions and interviews with Welsh vineyards can be found on the dedicated Welsh Wine Week website.

Welsh Wine Week is organised by the Welsh Drinks Cluster, funded by Welsh Government, which works in partnership with Welsh drinks producers to promote the industry and its production of world class products.

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Warm Pembrokeshire welcome for Ukrainians fleeing from war



THE PEMBROKESHIRE community has been preparing a warm welcome to Ukrainian people fleeing the devastating war in their homeland.

Across Pembrokeshire, people have been signing up to become sponsors under the Homes for Ukraine scheme – one of the formal routes by which Ukrainian people can make their way to the UK, having been matched with a local family.

To date, Pembrokeshire has seen over 75 households signing up to the scheme.

As part of the formal process for becoming a sponsor, Pembrokeshire County Council is undertaking checks to ensure that people arriving from Ukraine are being offered safe and comfortable environments in which to live.

When people arrive with their sponsor household, contact is made by the Council to welcome them, support them with any immediate needs and ensure that they know where they can get information and advice.

The Pembrokeshire Community Hub, a partnership between Pembrokeshire County Council, PAVS and Volunteering Matters, is also working with Council teams and community groups to ensure that people are offered a warm welcome to the county.

People who are hosting and sponsoring families arriving from Ukraine are being equipped with information packs to help them prepare for their guests’ arrival and are also being invited to become part of an online support network, where they can connect and support one another.

The support has led to positive feedback from local people hosting Ukrainians with compliments for the level of assistance and support provided.

Community groups are also establishing themselves across the County, offering a range of support to those arriving.

This includes spaces to meet, organised community gatherings and fundraising activities.

Through the Community Hub and with support of PAVS, these groups are also being encouraged to join Pembrokeshire Community Support Network – Ukraine, where they can get up to date information, share with one another and get support when needed.

If you are looking to support people arriving from Ukraine, or are already doing so, and would like more information, please contact the Pembrokeshire Community Hub on 01437 776301 or

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