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Haverfordwest: £100,000 secured for river facelift

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HAVERFORDWEST river is set to be given a facelift after funding was secured to give an enhancement project the go-ahead.

Over £100,000 has been earmarked for the Haverfordwest Riverside Circular Path and Greening Project by Natural Resources Wales (NRW); the single largest award from NRW for a project in Wales.

The project is a joint venture between Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC), Haverfordwest Town Council (HTC), the Bridge Meadow Trust and Haverfordwest Kayak Club.

Plans for the scheme include improving the existing rights of way network in the Town Centre, creating a new river crossing to the north of Haverfordwest (on the site of the old river weir near Crowhill where people used to learn to swim) and providing links to the Priory and the Saltings area in the south of the town.

Other elements include habitat and invasive weed management, the creation of Otter Holts and Sand Martin Towers and a new riverside access for the Haverfordwest Kayak Club and wider community.

A greening element on the river steps opposite the new Library will deliver a visual enhancement to the river and create a new habitat for wildlife in the centre of Town.

Volunteers from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire College have already pledged their support to the scheme.

“Once complete, I’ve no doubt the Haverfordwest Riverside Circular Path and Greening Project will provide residents and visitors with a fabulous leisure amenity for them to enjoy for many years to come,” said Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure, Councillor Phil Baker.

“It mixes old with new giving users a glimpse into the heritage of the town with walks passed the ruins of the Priory in the south and Old Mill located near the headwaters of Crowhill and of course the state of the art Library being constructed in the centre.

“This is an exciting project that will ensure Haverfordwest is a vibrant, colourful and exciting town to live work and play in,” he added.

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Angle Lifeboat tasked to disabled yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head

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ANGLE LIFEBOAT and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

Angle Lifeboat and her crew saw out April when they were tasked on 30th of April to a yacht 22miles from St Ann’s head.

The lifeboat was launched at 10:43pm to a 26ft yacht that had reported smoke coming from their engine compartment. The casualty vessel was 22 miles south west of St Ann’s with two crew onboard.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 11:46pm. The on scene assessment was carried out and both crew were safe and well but the vessel would need to be towed to Milford Haven. The tow was set up and the casualty vessel was under tow at 11:56pm.

The conditions were perfect for the slow tow back which saw a beautiful moon rising and the early glow of dawn.

Lifeboat arrived at Milford and swapped the casualty vessel to an alongside tow to take it alongside in to the lock at Milford Marina where the casualty was safely tied up at 04:49am.

The lifeboat rehoused at 05:15am where she got her well deserved washdown and the crew headed home to get some sleep.

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Meet the Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor

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A NEW Pembrokeshire business is proving to be an inspiration for young people after its recent launch.

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor is the brainchild of Ewan Griffiths, who turned his dream into reality thanks to the advice and support of Cam Nesa.

The project aims to reduce the number of young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment.

Before signing up to Cam Nesa, Ewan was out of work and struggling for direction, and anxiety was preventing him from maximising his potential.

Throughout his journey with Cam Nesa, Ewan worked closely with youth worker Donna Wright to devise a plan that provided support and guidance to improve his confidence and self-esteem, and provide mechanisms for coping with anxiety.

In addition, the project provided Ewan with opportunities to gain qualifications and obtain information that would help him with starting his own business.

Ewan’s message to other young people is simple, “If you find yourself struggling, there is help.”

“Cam Nesa supported me in all aspects of my plan, and working with Donna was fantastic.”

“I would definitely encourage others to reach out for support.”

Donna Wright, who supported Ewan throughout his Cam Nesa journey, said that the launch of his new business is a great source of pride for Cam Nesa and Pembrokeshire Youth Service.

“Ewan has come on leaps and bounds, and it was his engagement and determination that has made his outcome with Cam Nesa so successful and inspiring”, she said.

“Congratulations Ewan on your achievements, and we all wish you good luck with your new business.”

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor provides repairs and servicing for mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, and most agricultural engines, with the mobile service providing collection and returns.

For more information, search ‘Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor’ on Facebook.

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Milford Haven: Mount estate death not being treated as suspicious say police

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POLICE have confirmed that following a welfare visit to a property in Mount Estate, they discovered a male occupant, in his 30’s, in need of medical help.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff he sadly passed away on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed to The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a property at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Friday 30th April 2021, following a report of concern for the welfare of the occupier.

“A male was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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