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Road closure schedule for Long Course Weekend

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THERE WILL be road closures across the county as the Long Course Weekend starts this weekend.

The event, which starts in Tenby this evening (Jul 7), features swimming, cycling and running events.

Road closures are scheduled to take place across Saturday (Jul 8) and Sunday (Jul 9).

Organisers ask that motorists take these closures into account when they are travelling on the weekend.

The road closures are as follows:

Saturday, July 8:
Cob Lane / Tor Lane (Tenby ): 6am – 8pm
High Street (Tenby): 6am – 8pm
Tudor Square (Tenby): 6am – 8pm
St Julian Street (Tenby): 6am – 8pm
Crackwell Street (Tenby): 6am – 8pm (Access under lights)
Bridge Street (Tenby): 6am – 8pm
St Brides Hill (Saundersfoot): 10am – 5pm
West Lane (Templeton): 10am – 5pm
Summerhill to Wisemans Bridge (One way): 10am – 5pm
Coal Lane: 9:15am – 3pm (1 way)
Milton Farm Lane to Redberth Common: 9:15am – 3pm (1 way)

Sunday, July 9:
Tudor Square / High Street: 6am – 8pm
Crackwell Street / Bridge Street / St Julian’s Street: 6am – 8pm
Cob Lane / Tor Lane: 6am – 8pm
Royal Lion Roundabout to Croft Junction A478: 6am – 8pm
White Lion Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
Upper Frog Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
George Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
Cresswell Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
The Paragon: 9:30am – 10:30am
St Florence Parade: 9:30am – 10:30am
The Esplanade: 9:30am – 10:30am
Victoria Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
South Cliff Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
South Parade: 9:30 – 10:30am
Trafalgar Road: 9:30am – 10:30am
Queens Paradise: 9:30am – 10:30am
Station Road: 9:30am – 10:30am
Warren Street: 9:30am – 10:30am
Greenhill Avenue: 9:30am – 10:30am
Park Road: 9:30am – 10:30am
Lower Park Road: 9:30am – 10:30am
The Green: 9:30am – 10:30am
Marsh Road (Eastbound) / Clickett Lane (Southbound): 11:30am – 4pm
Marsh Road (Westbound): 9:30am – 11am
C3184 Penally Road / Holloway Hill: 9:30am – 11am, 11:30am – 4pm
The Ridgeway to Stephens Green Lane: 9:30am – 12pm
Deer Park Lane: 9:30am – 1pm
Dill Road: 9am – 1pm
A4075 Junction A477 (T) to Eastend Square (Fingerpost): 9am – 1pm (Northbound relief only)
Golden Lane – 10am – 1pm
Footpath from Old School to Mill Pond: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Northgate Street, Pembroke: 10:30am – 1:30pm (Southbound lane)
Main Street, Pembroke: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Eastend Square: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Wellhill: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Lower Lamphey Road: 10:30am – 1:30pm
B4584 Lamphey to Freshwater East: 10:30am – 2pm
U6340 Freshwater East to Jct A4139: 10:30am – 2pm
A4139 Jct U6340 to Jct U6339 Swan Lake: 11:30am – 2pm (Westbound lane)
U6339 Swan Lake to Jct U6338 at Cobb Lane Crossroads (11am – 3pm)
U6338 at Cobb Lane Crossroads to Manorbier Village (11am – 3pm)
B4585 Manorbier Village to Baldwins Moor: 11:30am – 3pm (Clockwise lane only)
C3040 Norchard Lane: 9:30am – 3:30pm

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Conservatives hold on to Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire seat

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THE CONSERVATIVES have held on to their Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire seat despite Labour closing the gap.

Sam Kurtz will take over the seat from the outgoing Angela Burns who held a majority of 3,400 at the last election.

This time, the gap was just 936 to Labour’s Hassan Riaz who picked up 10,304 votes.

Plaid Cymru’s Cefin Campbell picked up 6,615 votes.

The turnout in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire was slightly up to 52.12% from 51.2% in 2016.

However, with a larger electorate thanks to votes for 16/17-year-olds, the number of votes cast went up by almost 3,000.

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Paul Davies re-elected as Conservatives hold Preseli Pembrokeshire

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PAUL DAVIES has been re-elected to represent the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency.

He won with 12,295 votes, while there were 10,895 votes for Labour’s Jackie Jones.

Plaid Cymru candidate Cris Tomos gained just over 6,000 votes and there were also 1,239 for Reform UK candidate Alan Dennison.

There were over 3000 more votes cast in 2016, down largely in part to the fact that 16 and 17 year olds were able to vote in this election.

Both the Conservatives and Labour received more votes than before while the gap to Labour closed to just 1,400.

After being elected, Paul Davies said he would continue to ‘fight for Pembrokeshire’ and thanked those who had been involved in his campaign.

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Former Cardigan Castle director sentencing delayed

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THE SENTENCING of a former director of Cardigan Castle who has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and theft totalling over £40,000 has been delayed.

Former director, Jac Davies, pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and theft was due to be sentenced on Wednesday (May 4) at Swansea Crown Court – but has now been delayed.

Davies who held the £40,000 a year post fraudulently obtained £33,098.75 and stole a further £7,932.97 from the award winning restoration project..

Davies held his position at Cardigan Castle from September 2017 to November 2019.

The defendant has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining £4,143.20 from the castle on December 21, 2017.

Again Davies admitted to fraudulently obtaining £28,955.55 between February 4, 2019 and November 3, 2019.

Two further charges of theft were also admitted – one charge of  theft from the castle of £1,908.18 between May 2, 2018 and May 24, 2019 and a further charge of theft from Cardigan Castle Enterprises to the sum of £6,024.79.

Dyfed-Powys Police conducted a year long investigation after being contacted by the castle board of directors.

Financial discrepancies were identified during financial monitoring.

An internal investigation was launched and Davies left his position within the castle in October 2019 following a disciplinary process.

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