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Pembrokeshire: Latest weather situation report



HOW Imogen has disrupted Pembrokeshire

Fallen trees, traffic accidents, bridge closure, ferries cancelled and more as storm rips through county.

With residents from across the county being kept awake by the thunder, lightning and heavy rainfall, the torment had not stopped by day break.

Across Pembrokeshire trees have been reported to have fallen in these areas:

  • Tree down onto a vehicle on the A477 between Sageston and Milton.
  • Tree down blocking road on B4329 between Eglwyswrw and Crosswell.
  • Tree blocking road between Pentlepoir and Saundersfoot (Now Cleared)
  • Small tree down near Nolton Cross between Broad Haven and Simpson Cross.
  • Tree down on road to The Rhos from bottom of Arnolds Hill outside Haverfordwest.
  • Tree down on the Haverfordwest to Burton road between Troopers Inn and Freystrop.
  • Tree down at Upper Lamphey Road, Pembroke; on the Penally to Pembroke Road near Hodgeston.
  • Fallen tree at Broad Lane, Lawrenny.

Traffic is being diverted due to 95mph winds on the Cleddau Bridge and flooding in many coastal areas which has seen massively increased traffic flow through rarely used routes, causing many accidents.

Roofing has been heavily damaged and town streets and areas have been closed off sue to harsh winds:

  • Tesco, Pembroke Dock was closed while fire crews fought to keep roofing sheets from causing an accident. (Now reopened, threat still present but reduced)
  • Outhouse roof dislodged at Bryn –y-Derwyd, Trefin
  • Roof tiles loose at Ysgol y Frenni, Crymych
  • Chimney cowling dislodged at Coastlands School, St Ishmaels
  • Tiles dislodged from roofs at Strongbow Walk, Pembroke Dock
  • Facia boards dislodged at Tenby Learning Centre.
  • Tiles off roofs at Croft Avenue, Hakin, at College Park and Gothic Road in Neyland

Ysgol Bro Dewi has been closed for the whole of Monday with Nun Street, St Davids being closed all day until the wind subsides.

The A487 at Newgale towards Nolton Haven has now opened after heavy flooding on the coastal road, with crews working to clear the road of heavy pebble deposits and debris at Nolton Haven, where the road is being blocked.

Following this crews will relocate to Broad Haven and onto Little haven to being removing pebbles covering the road surfaces.

Other flooding has also taken place across the county which is expected to get worse as the day goes on:

  • Lower Town, Fishguard: has also seen flooding while conditions have eased, the combination of ground conditions, existing river levels and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land during the next 24 hours.
  • Ritec, Tenby: The combination of ground conditions, existing river levels on the river Ritec and forecast rainfall quantities gives a high risk of flooding of low-lying land. Due to restrictions at the tidal outfall, river level on the river Ritec in Tenby will raise and fall with the high and low tides respectively, levels will remain above the flood alert for the next few days.
  • Newgale – Kidwell risk: Spring tides are adding to the risk of flooding around the coast while high winds persist. Newgale is being monitored due to the high tide scheduled for 18:17 this evening, while low lying tidal areas stretching from Dale round to Kidwelly remain at risk from large waves and over-topping.

While the harsh weather continues the Fishguard to Ireland ferries are still on hold, whether they will be running as suggested tonight is yet to be confirmed.

The Ferry from Pembroke Dock to Ireland has been cancelled all day with the return trip being cancelled this morning but being planned to go ahead this afternoon.

Also reported across the county:

  • Temporary traffic lights blown over on B4327 Haverfordwest to Dale road at Dreenhill
  • Cable down on B4327 Haverfordwest to Dale road near Hasguard Cross
  • Trains delayed.

With weather set to get worse by 3pm today, Pembrokeshire could be in store for more devastation.

Keep an eye on The Pembrokeshire Herald Facebook page for the latest details.

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Sensational music event thrills the crowds at Scolton Manor



AN UNFORGETTABLE evening of live jazz, classical, rock, and film score music captivated hundreds of attendees at the enchanting ‘Music at the Manor’ event. Presented by the esteemed Pembrokeshire Music Service, this musical extravaganza took place amidst the picturesque grounds of Scolton Manor, offering young talents from across the county a chance to showcase their skills in a relaxed setting. For many of these budding musicians, it marked their debut performance in front of a live audience.

The event witnessed outstanding displays of talent from a myriad of ensembles, including the County Brass Band, Training Orchestra (featuring the Second Steps group), Concert Band, Rock and Pop bands, Rock Strings, Symphonic Wind Band, Pembrokeshire’s Community Choir, and the esteemed Cleddau Chamber Orchestra.

Among the delighted attendees was Patricia Mawuli Porter OBE, who attended the event alongside her family. She described the evening as “a wonderful demonstration of community, music, family, caring, and just what an amazing part of the world we live in.” Mawuli Porter OBE was particularly impressed with the diversity of performances, ranging from youth bands belting out energetic renditions of songs like ‘Teenage dirtbag’ to the majestic classical and movie-themed scores, which added depth and variety to the musical tapestry.

“We can only applaud the team at Pembrokeshire Music Service for putting on the most incredible community event and look forward to next year’s event with great anticipation!” Mawuli Porter OBE exclaimed with enthusiasm.

Cllr David Simpson, Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, expressed his gratitude to the Pembrokeshire Music Service team for organizing such an excellent evening of entertainment. “It was a lovely concert, and so good to see it full of local people enjoying themselves,” he commended. “Credit must go to the brilliant participants, be they playing an instrument or singing songs, they were excellent.”

Vivienne Ward from the Newport Music Society also offered her congratulations to all the performers, acknowledging the impressive talent pool in Pembrokeshire. “What impressive young musicians there are in Pembrokeshire, and what a wonderful variety of different bands/orchestras are available for the young to choose from; they are indeed lucky,” she praised.

The event drew overwhelming praise from parents in attendance, with one parent raving, “The standard was exceptional, and a wonderful evening was had by one and all. Well done, everyone! A massive thanks to everyone involved, and much appreciation to Pembrokeshire Music Service – we are so lucky to have you!”

Philippa Roberts, the head of the Music Service, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all those involved in making ‘Music at the Manor’ a resounding success. “A huge thank you from the team at Pembrokeshire Music Service to everyone who contributed to making Music at the Manor a wonderful community event,” Roberts said. “Working in partnership with Valero, the Friends of Pembrokeshire Young Musicians, and Scolton Manor, I am grateful to everyone who helped and supported the performers to provide a special evening of live music.”

With its remarkable performances and celebration of musical diversity, ‘Music at the Manor’ proved to be an extraordinary showcase of Pembrokeshire’s vibrant musical talent. As the echoes of this magnificent event fade away, anticipation for next year’s edition continues to build, promising an even more spectacular musical spectacle for all to enjoy.

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Police confirm body found in search for Huw



POLICE said than a frantic search for Haverfordwest man Huw Phillips, 56, has been called off after the body of a man was discovered in the local area.

Police said that Huw’s family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers, after the body was found on Saturday afternoon (Jun 3). 

Huw’s son Kenes Phillips took to Facebook to share the sad news. He bravely said: “Thank you everyone for sharing, showing your love, helping with the search and just doing whatever you could to offer the slightest bit of help.

“But unfortunately, my father was found dead.”

Huw’s good friend Mark Llewhellin paid tribute. He said: “Huw was born of the 4th July. He was kind, sensitive, a good laugh and one of my very best friends.
“I was lucky to have had him as a close friend.
“See you on the other side my friend, but not yet, not yet.”

The police posted on Facebook at 4pm on Saturday saying: “Thank you for sharing our appeal earlier to find Huw, missing from Haverfordwest.

“Sadly, a body has been found during the search, and therefore we are no longer appealing for information.
“Officers are supporting Huw’s family and our thoughts are with them all.”

Earlier on Saturday, the police found Huw’s abandoned car in Clay Lane, Haverfordwest.

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Ironman Wales in Tenby becomes second UK event of 2023 to sell out



THE HIGHLY anticipated Ironman Wales event in Tenby has captured the attention of athletes, becoming the second race in the UK this year to sell out well before the season kicks off.

Scheduled for Sunday, September 3, Ironman Wales has now joined the Ironman 70.3 Swansea event as another sold-out competition in the country.

The popularity of the Tenby event should come as no surprise, as it was the only race to feature in the top 10 globally in eight out of nine categories in the Ironman Athletes’ Choice Awards. This prestigious recognition is based on votes cast by triathletes from around the world.

The captivating swim start at Tenby’s North Beach, the picturesque bike ride passing by stunning beaches and castles, and the exhilarating finish line on streets filled with cheering spectators have made Ironman Wales internationally renowned.

Sam Brawn, the regional director for UK & Ireland at The Ironman Group, expressed his delight, saying, “Ironman Wales continues to attract a tremendous following from our athletes year after year. Whether they are returning participants or newcomers eager to conquer this iconic course, the event remains immensely popular.”

“We take great pride in the fact that the race has been acknowledged as one of the finest events in the global Ironman Series. It secured a spot in the top 10 across multiple categories in the Global Ironman Athletes’ Choice Awards, including a second-place ranking in both the ‘Will Recommend To A Friend’ and ‘Overall Host City’ categories.”

For those who were unable to secure a spot in Tenby, Mr. Brawn highlighted Ironman Cork as an exciting alternative. The inaugural event in Cork, Ireland, took place last year and will return on Sunday, July 2.

“It’s also thrilling to witness the growing popularity of new races, such as the festival weekend in Cork, Ireland, which has gained traction after just one year,” he added.

The official UK and Ireland race season will commence in just over a week with Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire on June 11. The organizers eagerly anticipate an exhilarating few months of racing, regardless of the weather conditions that the British summer may bring.

Athletes looking to complete their race calendar for 2023 can find the full schedule of events at

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