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Have your say: What do you think of Pembrokeshire County Council?

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THE WALES Audit Office wants to hear what residents across Pembrokeshire think of their Council and the services it provides, as part of a corporate assessment of Pembrokeshire County Council.

The Wales Audit Office is undertaking a rolling programme of corporate assessments of improvement authorities (local government bodies) in Wales, based on a four year cycle. The purpose of the corporate assessment is to provide a position statement of a Council’s capacity and capability to deliver continuous improvement.

It reports on the Council’s track record of performance and outcomes as well as the key arrangements that are necessary to underpin improvements in services and functions. The corporate assessment does not provide a comprehensive assessment of the performance of all the councils’ services.

As part of this programme, the Audit Office is asking Pembrokeshire residents to give their views on the Council by answering a short online questionnaire.  It couldn’t be easier to give us your views, click on this link https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=143169383459 and answer the following questions:

  • What do you think of your Council?
  • What do you think of the services your Council provides?

Wherever you live in Pembrokeshire your county council provides a number of services that affect you, your family and your wellbeing. But with financial resources becoming ever more stretched in Wales, it is important that councils prioritise areas that need to improve and have arrangements in place to ensure that citizens benefit from the most vital of services.

The Wales Audit Office want to hear from a cross section of people on any topic related to the county council. You may have views on how the council notifies you about changes to services, or thoughts on its objectives – for example on its commitment to regeneration and town centres, schools improvement and reconfiguring adult social care services.

The Auditor General and the auditors he appoints in local government are the independent statutory external auditors of most of the Welsh public sector. They are responsible for the annual audit of the majority of public money spent in Wales, including the £15 billion of funds that are voted on annually by the National Assembly. Elements of this funding are passed by the Welsh Government to the NHS in Wales (over £5 billion) and to local government (over £4 billion).

Auditor General for Wales, Huw Vaughan Thomas, said:

“If we are to get a clear picture of how a council is doing, we need to be asking the very people it is there to serve and support. It is important for us to hear from the people of Pembrokeshire and I would encourage as many residents as possible to give us their views.”

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  1. ian campbell

    May 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

    after the election a plague on all your houses i thought pcc was bad now pcnp is worse in their disregard for the truth and contempt for us peasants
    sieg heil befehl ist befehl

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Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi’s model train club appeals for donations

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THE YSGOL Penrhyn Dewi Model Train Club, is reaching out to the community for donations of old Hornby 00 gauge rail tracks and accessories. The club, which has been a staple of the school’s extracurricular activities, aims to enrich its collection and create more intricate and engaging layouts for its members.

In an appeal reminiscent of a bygone era, the school has issued a traditional wanted poster, urging those with unused or forgotten model railway items to consider contributing to the club. The poster, which features a vintage steam locomotive and a railway crossing sign, reads: “Wanted: Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi VA Model Train Club is looking for donations of any old Hornby 00 2 rail track or accessories no longer used or needed.”

The initiative, spearheaded by enthusiastic students, seeks to foster creativity and technical skills through the hobby of model railroading. The club members, dressed in their school blazers, are pictured eagerly overseeing their current collection, which, while cherished, is in need of expansion to accommodate their growing ambitions.

Donations can be left at the Dewi Campus reception or, if necessary, arrangements can be made for items to be collected. The poster concludes with a heartfelt “Diolch!”, expressing the club’s gratitude in advance.

This appeal not only highlights the club’s dedication to preserving a traditional pastime but also underscores the educational value such activities offer. Engaging in model railroading allows students to learn about engineering, history, and geography in a hands-on and enjoyable manner.

As the Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi VA Model Train Club looks to the community for support, it stands as a testament to the enduring charm and educational potential of model trains. The school hopes that with the generosity of the public, they can continue to inspire and educate the next generation of railway enthusiasts.

For those interested in contributing, further details can be found on the school’s website or by contacting the Dewi Campus directly.

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Police appeal after biker sadly killed in crash with campervan on A40

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A MOTORCYCLIST was sadly killed in a crash with a campervan on the A40 on Wednesday (Jun 12).

Dyfed-Powys Police confirmed that the male rider of the motorcycle died at the scene of the collision which took place at around 1.05pm.

The road between Llanwrda and Llandovery was subsequently closed for ten hours.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash to anyone from Pembrokeshire who may have been in the area.

The incident was also attended by Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) crews from Llandovery and Llandeilo; the Wales Ambulance Service and the Wales Air Ambulance.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred at about 1.05pm, Wednesday, 12th June 2024.

“A beige Volkswagen campervan and a blue and white Honda motorcycle collided on the A40 between Llanwrda and Llandovery.

“Sadly, the male rider of the motorcycle died at the scene.

“The road was closed and reopened at about 11.15pm.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone living or travelling on the A40 between Llandeilo and the collision site, between 12.30pm and 1pm, with dashcam or ring doorbell footage, is asked to contact police on 101.

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Savers store to shut up shop in another yet blow to county town’s centre

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ANOTHER Haverfordwest chain store has announced when it is shutting up shop, it what seems to be a growing trend in large businesses abandoning the market town’s centre

A spokesperson for the health, home and beauty retailer Savers told The Pembrokeshire Herald that it was hoped that the staff from the Haverfordwest store would be able to take up positions at other branches in Tenby and Carmarthen.

The final day of trading will be this Saturday (Jun 15).

The closure notice on the shop door.

On Facebook the store’s management posted: “It is with great sadness that Haverfordwest Savers will be closing its doors for the last time on Saturday 15th June.

“Management and team would like to take this opportunity to thank all our amazing customers, past and present, for your custom and support, and wish you all well in the future.

“Thank you all.”

The herald broke the story back in march 2024
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