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New logo for Haverfordwest Farmers Market

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Displaying the runners-up and winning logo designs are (left to right), Eva Khonji, Jorja Parry, Euros Havard-Evans, Cllr Tony Brinsden, Izzy Scale, Vic Moulder, Hannah Reynolds, Roland Keevil, and Joe Welch.

HAVERFORDWEST FARMERS MARKET has unveiled a bright new logo, which was designed by 11-year-old Izzy Scale of St Ishmaels, who won a county-wide competition run by the Farmers Market inviting all pupils in Pembrokeshire to create a suitable design.

Izzy, a pupil at Coastlands CP School, said she was really pleased to win, especially as she has been interested in farming since she was little.

Her mum Nadine said: “She asked for some sheep for her last birthday so she’s now got twenty Romney sheep – she was lambing all over Easter and we still have three molly lambs in the garden!

“Out of all the competitions she’s entered, it’s lovely that she’s won this one!”

Judges said Izzy’s drawing of a cow was not only full of character but was also a great way of highlighting the local farming industry, which is so important to the Farmers Market.

Izzy was presented with a family pass to the Blue Lagoon, courtesy of Bluestone, and Coastlands CP School has received a voucher for school art supplies courtesy of Emrys Arts in Market Street, Haverfordwest.

Winner: The new logo

The runners-up in the competition were Eva Khonji of Castle Prep School, Jorja Parry of Coastlands C.P. School, and Hannah Reynolds of Hubberston School, who each received a £10 book token.

All the competition entries will be displayed at the Riverside Shopping Centre, Haverfordwest.

The competition was judged by Roland Keevil, Riverside Shopping Centre Manager, Cllr Tony Brinsden, Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council, Euros Havard-Evans, Chairman of Haverfordwest Farmers Market, Vic Moulder of Sigma Display Ltd, and Joe Welch, Pembrokeshire County Council Food Development Officer and Market Manager.

It was sponsored by Sigma Display, who produced a final logo design based on Izzy’s drawing. The new logo will be used on all market publicity materials, including the website and facebook, and the newly printed market leaflet.

Joe Welch, market manager, said: “A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the competition, and congratulations to Izzy, Eva, Jorja and Hannah who came up with some fantastic designs. We are delighted that the Farmers Market finally has its own identity.”

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Tavernspite School the ‘healthiest of schools despite the pandemic’

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THE STAFF, governors, parents, and of course, the children of Tavernspite Community Primary School are delighted to gain the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes National Quality Award for an incredible 5th time after a recent and very rigorous assessment.

The school is already well known and highly regarded for its outstanding work in developing the health and wellbeing of all members of its school community. To achieve this prestigious recognition in the midst of a pandemic is all the more impressive. 

Health and Wellbeing at the school is led by teacher, Lauren Arthur, who has done an incredible job preparing for this re-assessment and raising the profile of the Healthy Schools scheme.

The assessor Mrs Lynne Perry, enjoyed a virtual tour and presentation by Year 3 pupils who took great pleasure in proudly showing Mrs Perry all the wonderful work the school has done to ensure its children are safe, happy with high levels of emotional and physical wellbeing.

In her report, Mrs Perry wrote, ‘Tavernspite School continues to be an outstanding health promoting school. The health promoting school ethos is evident across the whole school population and it runs seamlessly throughout everything that the school does. Tavernspite School continues to give high priority to promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of the whole school community.’

The school received fantastic support from Mrs Liz Western, Senior Public Health Officer and Lead for Healthy Schools and Pre-schools, Pembrokeshire, to whom they are very grateful.

Head teacher Kevin Phelps said, ‘We were delighted to receive this award for the fifth time, particularly considering the experiences we have all been through these past twelve months. Health and wellbeing has never been so important and we are proud to be leading the way like this.’

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Joinery learner through to Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year Finals

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PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE joinery learner, Conor Ratcliff has made it through to the final ten in this year’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.

Now in its seventh year, the competition celebrates the next generation of tradespeople as they start out on their career. With over 2,500 nominations, Conor was shortlisted to the top 30 where he had to deliver a video presentation to industry-leading judges and trade body representatives. Judged on professionalism, creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and knowledge of their trade, Conor impressed the judges and is now in the final 10.  

Simon Jackson, Screwfix Customer and Digital director, commented: “Every year we are amazed by the outstanding quality of entrants and, this year, we are on the lookout for apprentices who go above and beyond to succeed within their chosen trade.

“We’ve seen how this career-boosting accolade and £10,000 prize bundle helps kickstart an apprentice’s career. I’d like to wish everyone through to this stage the best of luck!”

The prize package includes everything a future tradesperson may need to start up their own business including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology. The college where they study will also receive £2,000.

Conor is thrilled to have made it through to the finals and commented: “I am extremely honoured to have made it is this far in the competition and I am very excited for the final event. It would be an amazing opportunity for me, if I won this competition.

“I hope it encourages more people to consider an apprenticeship in a trade, the Carpentry and Joinery department have been incredibly supportive during my studies.”

The Final is due to take place imminently where the judges will conduct an online interview with the ten finalists before selecting and announcing their overall winner.

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Warrant without bail issued for Milford Haven man who failed to attend court

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A WARRANT without bail has been issued for a Milford Haven man who failed to appear in court yesterday.

Gareth James Mann, 45, of Bunkers Hill was stopped in his VW Golf on October 31, 2020 in Milford Haven.

Mann is accused of driving without a licence, insurance, under the influence of cocaine and whilst in possession of an ounce of cannabis.

Police are now instructed to find Mann, arrest him and bring him before the courts.

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