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Haverfordwest: New food park could create 1,000 jobs

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New food park: An artist’s impression of the proposed development

New food park: An artist’s impression of the proposed development

MAJOR plans have been unveiled for a new food park in the county which could create up to 1,000 jobs.

The Pembrokeshire Food Park would provide one million square foot of food production and cold storage facilities, a shared distribution network, and transport hub. It would be located at Withybush Industrial Estate, just outside Haverfordwest.

The food park would be targeted at both large-scale vegetable producers, food processing, and dairy product suppliers as well as specialist smaller scale outlets and start-up businesses.

The company behind the project is Hacer Developments. Managing Director Carwyn Davies said: “Tourism and food production are two industries synonymous with Pembrokeshire.

“It therefore a really exciting project to be working on, that has the potential to create 1,000 jobs whilst at the same time strengthening and supporting the food industry in this part of Wales.

Autumn Producers Evening are (left to right) Carwyn Davies, Andrew Thomas, Steven Bradley, Martin White – Head of Regeneration at Pembrokeshire County Council, Huw Thomas – Managing Director of Puffin Produce, and Cllr Keith Lewis.

Autumn Producers Evening : (left to right) Carwyn Davies, Andrew Thomas, Steven Bradley, Martin White – Head of Regeneration at Pembrokeshire County Council, Huw Thomas – Managing Director of Puffin Produce, and Cllr Keith Lewis.

“The impact on the economy of the region will be significant, and we are working closely with the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone Board, Pembrokeshire County Council, and the region to promote this as a very real and deliverable project.”

The plans for the food park were announced at the Autumn Producer Evening at County Hall in Haverfordwest on Thursday (Nov 17).

Local producers heard that the food park would not only provide companies with the world-class resources they need to expand but also support new start-up businesses, thanks to a mix of different-sized incubator units with the flexibility for growth.

Cllr Keith Lewis, Cabinet Member for Economy and Communities, described it as a very exciting development, saying: “A Pembrokeshire food park would provide a considerable boost for  local agricultural sector and food and drink industry – as well as further economic benefits in terms of added value.

“We are working very hard with Hacer Developments and the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone on the project, and are extremely hopeful of support from the Welsh Government.”

The Autumn Producer Evening also included a presentation on the Welsh Government’s Food Business Investment Scheme from Andrew Thomas, Business Development Manager.

There was an update on LEADER programmes from Steven Bradley of Planed, and a discussion was opened on the possibility of plans to introduce a dedicated local produce section at the County Show’s food hall.

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Pembrokeshire residents can quickly check symptoms for variety of conditions on NHS 111 Wales online

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NHS 111 Wales online symptom checker can save Pembrokeshire patients time by helping them find the right NHS service for treatment. Symptoms can be quickly checked for a variety of conditions and advice given on the best way to treat them by visiting www.111.wales.nhs.uk which is hosted by the Welsh Ambulance Service.

The way we access NHS services has changed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with more options now becoming increasingly utilised, including the NHS 111 Wales online service which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It can be used for both health information and advice and to access urgent primary care in Welsh and English.

In a recent YouGov survey, a third of Pembrokeshire residents had not even heard of the NHS 111 Wales online symptom checker and only 19% had used it during the past 12 months.

Andrew Carruthers, Director of Operations at Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “We are asking everyone to help us by reconsidering the way you access NHS services. The methods available have changed but we are still here for you. It is worth getting to know the different ways you can access the NHS so you can be seen and treated quicker with your first port of call being NHS 111 Wales.”

According to the YouGov survey, carried out for the Welsh Government’s Keep Wales Safe campaign, only 67% of Pembrokeshire residents had heard of the NHS 111 Wales online symptom checker. However, 86% said they felt it was important to have access to the service.   

NHS 111 Wales online can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. The way it works is: You answer questions about your symptoms on the website and depending on the situation you will:

  •           Get self-care advice
  •           Be told how to get any medicine you need
  •           Find out what local service can help you
  •           Be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
  •           Get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
  •           Be given an arrival time if you need to go to A&E – this might mean you spend less time in A&E

For those who don’t have confidence going online to seek advice, there is the NHS 111 Wales phone service. This is also a free service where patients can contact the NHS by dialling 111 to receive advice on the best way to manage their issue or gain further assistance if needed. The bilingual telephone service is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Eighty-four percent of Pembrokeshire residents had heard of the NHS 111 Wales phone service when asked for the recent YouGov survey but only 20% had used the telephone service during the last 12 months.

 

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Trial date for son accused of killing mum

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THE SON of Judith Rhead, 68, who was found dead in her home in Market Street, Pembroke Dock on Feb 20 will now appear in Crown Court again in October.

Dale Morgan, 43, said to be a scout master, appeared in court only to confirm his name, date of birth and address – which was listed as Honeyborough Green, Neyland.

A plea and trial preparation hearing date was set for March 26 with a provisional trial date set for October 4.

He was remanded in custody.

In court papers it stated that the alleged murder took place between December 10, 2020 and February 21, 2021.

The paperwork demonstrates that the police are unsure of the exact date that Ms Rhead died. The large date range, two months, points to the likelihood that this will be a challenging case for all those involved.

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Launch of Haverfordwest Castle Conservation Management Plan

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MEMBERS of the public are being asked to help shape the future of Haverfordwest Castle as a draft Conservation Management Plan (CMP) is launched.

One of Pembrokeshire’s most important historical assets, the Castle is owned by Pembrokeshire County Council, which has produced the CMP.

The plan:

▪ sets out the significance of the castle and describes how the building will be protected with any new use, alteration, repair or management; 

▪ will help with the planning of maintenance, conservation and repair work and adaptation of the site to meet new or changing uses; 

▪ will help promote understanding of the site and look at improving public access and activities for local people and visitors; 

▪ will support proposals to conserve the castle and adaptations of the site in response to climate change; 

▪ and underpin funding applications to support improvements

An engagement exercise has been launched alongside the Plan, giving members of the public with an interest in the historic and/or environmental significance of the castle an opportunity to comment on the document and share their views.

To take part in the engagement exercise, please click on the following link: 

https://haveyoursay.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/regeneration-communities

The deadline for responses is Sunday, March 28, 2021.

 

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