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Police get public satisfaction team

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A NEW public satisfaction team will see the people of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys get more out of their police force and its

Police Satisfaction Team: For Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

Police Satisfaction Team: For Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

Commissioner.

Staff in the Dyfed-Powys Public Service Bureau will improve how people can express low-level concerns and dissatisfaction about policing services.

Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon, whose office is hosting the Bureau, said: “People dissatisfied at their police or my office want quick and efficient action – that will now happen. For too many years the process of dealing with these inquiries has been slow. Our Public Service Bureau will provide swift answers, advice and guidance. The Chief Constable and I want greater public satisfaction; policing services must meet the expectation of our communities.”

Dyfed-Powys Police received 276 formal complaints in 2014 (with 580 issues being raised in these), 290 compliments and 1,652 expressions of concern. Those non-formal issues will now, in the first instance, be handled by the Public Service Bureau.

The customer service professionals in the team, based at Police HQ, Carmarthen, are Kerrie Phillips, Dan Allbon and James Lewis.

They will deal with and monitor all expressions of dissatisfaction and concern – along with compliments – made by the public about Dyfed- Powys Police or the Commissioner’s office.

The public can contact them by phone, email or via the force or Commissioner websites.Low-level concerns will be dealt with directly by the Bureau or referred to a police officer for resolution. More serious matters will be referred to police force’s formal complaints team and to the Commissioner’s office.

The progress of all low-level cases will be monitored and pursued through to resolution. Bureau statistics and key information will be published regularly.

Chief Constable Simon Prince said: “Our new service will be public-friendly and will cut bureaucracy. It offers a single point of contact, a streamlined approach, rapid resolution and transparency.”

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Salvage Hunters: New series is filming in Pembrokeshire, and they need help

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SALVAGE HUNTERS, the well-loved and most watched Quest TV and Discovery Network show, is on the hunt for locations to film at in the Pembrokeshire and the wider South West Wales area to feature in the upcoming series.

We follow decorative antiques expert Drew Pritchard as he travels around various locations in the UK and abroad on his quest to find and buy unusual objects with an interesting history.

Drew really visits everywhere – beautiful estates, old family businesses, barns and attic’s stuffed full of unwanted things, museums, factories, collectors and iconic religious sites buying all sorts along the way – from gorgeous country house furniture and railwayana to 6ft 1980s disco balls and anything in-between.

Now in its sixteenth series and airing to over half a million people in the UK and millions more worldwide, this is a great opportunity for you to promote your business or home to a broad audience, sell a few items that perhaps you no longer need, make some money and celebrate the history and heritage of the UK.

If you think you fit the bill or know somebody that might then please do not hesitate to reach out and speak with a member of our team.

Call us on 0203 179 0092 or alternatively send us an email to – salvagehunters@curvemedia.com

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Fishguard and Goodwick Mural project turns to Crowdfunder to raise money

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PLANS to put up a few bright and decorative murals around the twin towns of Fishguard & Goodwick have turned to Crowdfunder to raise the money needed for their vision.

Andrew Harries, found of the Fishguard Future Projects, wants to place 12 murals around Fishguard and Goodwick “to help brighten up the town and showcase its culture and history”.

Andrew said: “Having been born and raised in Fishguard, I have seen the town’s highs and lows.

“Fishguard and Goodwick has a lot of potential with the tourism trade growing every year and the popular events such as the Music Festivals, The New Years Eve Street Party, The Carnival, The Soapbox Derby and many more helping attract even more visitors.”

The murals, which were initially turned down for funding when a grant application was refused, will focus on the two towns “interesting but lesser known history” that Andrew feels needs to be highlighted.

Andrew told The Herald: “Each design will be 8 x 6ft and mounted professionally on buildings around the area. Having spoken to a few business owners around the town, this project has received a lot of positive feedback.”

“The murals will unfortunately need to be fully funded via Crowdfunder, after a grant application was turned down.

“I have explored the option of having them traditionally painted on, but this would be more cost effective and would need to be maintained every 5 – 8 years. With this in mind, the designs will be created digitally and then professionally mounted on aluminium composite.”

If you want to help, you can find the link to Andrew’s Crowdfunder here.

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Drive for new recruits as Army Cadets re-open

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DYFED AND GLAMORGAN ARMY CADET FORCE are now able to accept new joiners aged 12 (and in Year 8 at School) to 17 years old.

Joining the Army Cadets will give access to a wide range of exciting activities, from adventurous training (AT) such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to military-themed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, young adults get the chance to discover lots of new experiences and make new friends.  

There is no obligation to join the Forces at all, but they can give some guidance if you are interested.  

There are no subscription charges, uniform is issued free on a loan basis; the only thing you need to supply yourselves is Boots.  

The Cadet Force are also looking for adult volunteers, both uniformed and non-uniformed to assist as well.

They have Detachments located in Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Narberth, Tenby, Milford Haven, Neyland, Pembroke Dock, Tenby, St Clears, Llanelli, Trimsarren and Burry Port.

Most Detachments parade twice a week in the evenings 1900 – 2100hrs on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday (Depending on Location) and try to get away for a weekend every month as well as organising summer camps. 

Further Information is available at :- www.armycadets.com or call them on 01656 657593 (Option 1) to find out where your local detachment is and what nights they Parade.

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