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An eventful summer at Milford Marina

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29.07.16- Outdoor performances of Block will take place at Milford Marina on 3rd AugustMILFORD MARINA continues to be a hive of activity this summer as an exciting programme of events takes place over the coming months.

Following the success of Milford Fish Festival in June, the marina is becoming a sought after location to stage everything from awards ceremonies to cruise calls.

In July, the marina hosted the 102.5 Radio Pembrokeshire Business Awards, sponsored by the Port of Milford Haven. This event was held on Mackerel Quay and aimed to recognise and reward business individuals and companies who play a vital role in creating an impact in the county’s economy. 240 guests enjoyed the awards and entertainment from the Garnett Family who starred in Britain’s Got Talent.

Milford Haven Round Table also arranged their first Beer and Cider Festival at the venue, and welcomed some 300 visitors through the day. As well as raising funds for good causes in the town, guests enjoyed live entertainment and the chance to sample beers and ciders from across the county, as well as the popular prosecco and cocktail bar.

On Aug 3 there will be two outdoor performances on Mackerel Quay of ‘Block’, an exciting collaboration between Nofitstate Circus and Motionhouse, at 4.30pm and 7.15pm, followed by the Sunset Cinema screenings of ‘The Goonies’ on Aug 7, and ‘Top Gun’ on Aug 10. Tickets for these three events are available from www.torchtheatre.co.uk or at the box office.

During the school holidays, Healthaspire will be running a Summer Cookery School for children, sponsored by Milford Fish Docks. Participants will learn about the importance of healthy eating and how to cook with fish. Healthaspire is also organising a sponsored walk in aid of Paul Sartori on Sep 11. To find out more about the cookery school or the sponsored walk, please call 01646 278216.

For the second year running, the Port of Milford Haven has teamed up with Milford Youth Matters, the VC Gallery and Arts Care Gofal Celf to stage the ‘Under the Bridge’ project on Friday nights during the school holidays. The initiative takes place under Hakin Bridge between 6.30-8.30pm and offers free urban arts, music and dance activities to 11-18 year olds.

Cruise ships are another popular attraction for the marina. On Aug 17 the Port will host a visit from the cruise vessel Seabourn Quest, followed by Albatross on Sep 15.

Lucy James, Marketing Manager at the Port of Milford Haven, commented, “There is something for everyone at Milford Marina, whether you’re visiting one of the wide selection of independent businesses, or attending an event, we hope that you enjoy your experience. Hosting such a diverse range of activities is an important element of the growth of Milford Marina as a destination, and we’re really looking forward to welcoming many visitors this summer.”

For more information visit www.milfordmarina.com/whats-on

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Appeal after woman sexually assaulted on cycle path near Haverfordwest

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POLICE officers in Haverfordwest are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted at approximately 4.30pm on Sunday (May 16).

The woman was walking along the cycle path between Haverfordwest and Tiers Cross when she was approached by a man who threatened and assaulted her, before walking away towards Haverfordwest town.

The male is described as a white male, between 5ft 4 and 5ft 11 tall , normal build with a welsh accent. He has short dark hair, a beard and a moustache, brown eyes, and wearing light blue jeans, navy/dark blue jersey with grey sleeves. Anyone who saw a man matching this description in the area between 3.30pm and 5pm in the afternoon.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

The cycle path is currently closed while the investigation continues.

Detective Superintendent Jayne Butler, who is leading the investigation, said “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare in the Dyfed-Powys area. The public may see an increased presence of police officers in the coming days as police investigate the incident. Anyone with concerns or information that could help our enquiries can speak to those officers or contact police. While a man was quickly arrested we would still like to speak to anyone who saw a man matching the above description in the area yesterday afternoon.”

Anyone with information which could help the investigation is asked to contact police. This can be done online at bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet endorses STEP Fusion application

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S Cabinet have today endorsed proposals from Cllr Paul Miller (Cabinet Member for Economic Development) to further progress the nomination of a Pembrokeshire site to host a Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) fusion power station in the county.

Working with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), the proposed site is adjacent to the existing energy facilities on the South Shore of the Haven waterway.

If approved, the facility will initially host research with the ultimate aim of developing this technology which could offer a virtually limitless source of clean electricity by copying the processes that power the sun.

Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “I am pleased my Cabinet colleagues endorsed this important programme of work. The Haven Waterway has provided livelihoods, underpinned by fossil fuels, for thousands of Pembrokeshire families, mine included, for more than 50 years. It’s my job to help ensure the waterway continues to provide high skilled, engineering, science and technology jobs for the next generation of this county – and so linked to our focus on climate change (and in addition to our existing multi-million pound commitments to supporting wind, wave and tidal clean power generation) my team have been exploring whether we can also support the development of clean, green fusion technology.

“It’s very early days in the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s site selection process but we’ll provide regular updates as things progress.”

•       STEP is an ambitious programme to design and build a prototype fusion power plant;
•       It is a UKAEA programme, currently with £222m funding from the UK Government to produce a concept design by 2024: https://step.ukaea.uk/

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Re-opening of indoor hospitality and attractions at Milford Waterfront

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RESTAURANTS and indoor visitor attractions in Milford Waterfront are welcoming the return of indoor services from today.

The re-opening of indoor dining allows all restaurants at Milford Waterfront to seat customers indoors. As well as all restaurants on the Waterfront now being able to offer this service, the brand-new Foam Domes overlooking the Milford Haven Waterway are able to open, with bookings being taken from the 19th May.

Indoor visitor attractions are also allowed to re-open. This includes the Waterfront Gallery, which is open today and Phoenix Bowl & Pirate Pete’s Adventure Play which is making preparations to open from Wednesday 19th May. Also, Milford Museum, which has had a new rendered exterior finish, is preparing to open for the end of May.

Lucy Wonnacott, Marketing Manager for Milford Waterfront commented: “We are delighted to see the re-opening of indoor hospitality and visitor attractions here at Milford Waterfront. Each business has their own safety and social distancing measures in place and we kindly ask that you respect and adhere to these for your own safety, and that of others. We hope you enjoy your visit to Milford Waterfront and stay safe!”

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