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Claim your free Budweiser today before Wales vs Portugal!

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Budweiser is giving everyone who lives in Wales over 18 a beer on them for one day only – to raise a Bud to the dedication and support of all the Welsh football fans out there who never stopped believing in their team.

Budweiser will be giving away potentially millions of bottles of free beer as part of the celebration, honouring the unwavering commitment of Welsh football fans for one day only today, Jul 6 2016. To claim their complimentary Budweiser, those of legal drinking age, and over who are living in Wales should do one of the following:

  1. Pick up the Western Mail, South Wales Echo, South Wales Evening Post, Metro (Cardiff) or Daily Post which will include a voucher to claim their free Budweiser, that they can redeem at Tesco, One Stop and Co-op
  2. Log on to www.freebudforeveryoneinwales.com where consumers can submit their details to claim their free Budweiser voucher, which they can redeem at Tesco, One Stop and Co-op

The beer brand will also be delivering limited edition, 660ml bottles of Budweiser re-labelled to say ‘Cymru’ – “Wales” in Welsh – to the likes of Chris Coleman and the Welsh national football team, as well as other notable Welsh personalities, to continue to celebrate the nation’s recent sporting performance.

With one of Budweiser’s biggest breweries based in Magor, Wales, the brand has close ties to the Welsh community and is keen to get behind its football fans and celebrate its national team’s recent success.

Steph Okell, Marketing Manager, Budweiser UK, says, “At Budweiser, we’re all about celebrating epic moments like this. We’re proud to have one of our biggest breweries based in Wales, and even prouder to be able to celebrate the passion and commitment of all the Welsh fans out there by raising a Bud for them today. This Bud’s for you Wales – congratulations!”

For those in Cardiff, Budweiser will be popping up at the city’s train station on Wednesday 6th July 2016 from 2pm – 6pm handing out redeemable vouchers to consumers, who can exchange them for a complimentary Budweiser at five different bars and pubs in Cardiff, where they can watch the big game unfold from. The venues included in this offer include Soda Bar, Bunker, Ten Mill Lane, Face 11 and Le Monde Hotel.

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Milford Haven: Concerns over council refuse collection staff using drugs on duty

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL have confirmed that they are conducting an ongoing internal investigation.

The probe is relating to “illegal drug use by on-duty refuge collection crews” operating from the Thornton Refuge Depot in Milford Haven.

The Herald understands that following suspicions being raised, drug testing was carried out on refuse crews on Monday (May 10) – all before they left their depot.

This newspaper has been told that a number staff, which includes bin lorry drivers, tested positive for drug use, and that the council called in the police.

That information was passed to The Herald by someone who we have confirmed to be a member of staff working at Pembrokeshire County Council, who did not want to be named.

After a request for a statement, a spokesperson for the council has stressed that none of their vehicles were involved, suggesting that, on the day in question, positive tests were arrived at before any bin lorries had left the depot.

As part of the multi-agency operation the police were called and attended Thornton Refuse Depot, but did not make any arrests, and said they had little involvement in the operation.

Pembrokeshire County Council spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there is an ongoing internal workplace investigation and can clarify that there was no police involvement on the day in question – no Pembrokeshire County Council vehicles were involved.

“We are not in a position to comment any further at this time.”

Dyfed Powys Police told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “At the request of Pembrokeshire County Council, officers attended Thornton Refuse Depot to provide [them with] support on the morning of Monday, May 10.

“Officers attended; however they were not utilised.”

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Council’s Planning Committee approves ambitious dockyard plans

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’s Planning Committee this morning (Tuesday, May 18) approved an application for the construction of a new marine engineering project at Pembroke Dock’s Royal Dockyard.
The plans, vociferously opposed by local heritage groups, passed unanimously.

The matter will now go to the Welsh Government, which has reserved its position on the scheme’s approval.
Committee members expressed the view that the balance between heritage and economic development were balanced, with strong views expressed on either side. They decided the balance of the application favoured economic development subject to conditions regarding aspects of the site’s preservation and its ability to be restored in the future.

The Committee members who attended a site visit on Wednesday, May 12, said it was the most informative and best site visit they had this council term. Visiting the site gave them a clearer idea about what was planned and the scale of the project, which would not have been gained from a paper exercise.

While the approval of the scheme was unanimous, one element of the reserved matters caused some members concern: the height and size of the proposed massive new sheds which would be built at a later phase of the project.
Cllr David Pugh, seconded by Cllr Steve Alderman, moved an amendment which would approve the project and delegate reserved matters to officers apart from the sheds’ construction, which would return to the Committee for detailed approval.

Cllr Tony Wilcox and Cllr Mark Carter emphasised the need for certainty regarding the project’s development, a position supported by Cllr David Howlett, Cllrs Pugh, Alderman and Cllr Stephen Joseph said that little delay would be caused to the scheme by bringing the sheds’ development back to the Committee. They noted the significant intrusion of the sheds into the landscape for miles around.

Planning Officer Mike Simmons advised that the project would proceed in five phases and that the applicant, Milford Haven Port Authority, was keen to proceed with the first phase as soon as possible. The first phase would be the infilling of the docks and pool, removing a caisson gate and preserving it, before the building of new slipways.
The Port Authority already accepted the sheds would only be built if there was commercial demand for them.
The amendment proposed by Cllr Pugh passed by six votes to five with two abstentions.

It means before the sheds are built, the Committee will decide the detailed application relating to them.

All other aspects of the development will be decided by officers.

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Further Covid-19 business support packages to become available soon

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PEMBROKESHIRE businesses that remain affected by Covid-19 restrictions can check their eligibility for a new package of support from the Welsh Government.

This latest support package will help those businesses eligible to meet ongoing costs through to the end of June as they prepare for re-opening and more normal trading conditions.

Businesses that stand to benefit include:

  • nightclubs and late entertainment venues
  • events and conference venues not covered by the Welsh Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund (CRF)
  • hospitality and leisure businesses, including restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • supply chain business, which have been materially impacted by restrictions

An eligibility checker has opened on the Business Wales website so businesses can find out how much support they are likely to be entitled to and how to apply.

See more information and check your business’ eligibility at: https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice/

Funding will be calculated based on the size of the business and the type of restrictions they are under.

Businesses will be able submit applications to the Welsh Government from 24th May 2021 for grants of up to £25,000 and by the end of the month to Pembrokeshire County Council for smaller fixed Discretionary Grants.

To keep up to date and see the future application process for the Discretionary Grants please see: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/business-advice-and-support

The above link will be be updated with the latest information.  

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