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Nine more jobs saved at Mustang

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mustangTHE DRY dock division Pembroke Dock boat-building and repair firm Mustang Marine has been sold, protecting nine jobs, say administrators. 

The firm went into administration this year after making significant losses when key contracts overran. The sale of the boat building and marine operation has saved another 30 jobs, administrators said on Thursday (May 29). Alistair Wardell, from company administrator Grant Thornton said: “We are delighted to have been able to conclude a deal for the dry dock part of the Mustang business, having last week finalised a deal for its boat building and marine services operation based at Pembroke Dock. “This is very good news for the nine skilled employees who have remained working for the company at Milford Haven through the administration process. “The new owners, who were also among the largest of the Mustang Marine (Wales) creditors, are confident in being able to grow and expand the business in Milford Haven.” The Herald understands that the dry dock business has been bought by a local industrial painting firm which was owed money by Mustang. Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales, has welcomed the news that the sale of the boat building and marine services arm of Mustang Marine to a consortium of investors has been concluded, and that jobs have been safeguarded as a result. She has also welcomed the news that buyers have been found for the company’s former dry dock facility at Milford Haven, with the potential for job creation. In a letter to Assembly Members this week, the Minister for Business, Enterprise, Transport and Science said: “I am writing to provide a further update on events regarding Mustang Marine, the boatbuilding and repair firm based in Pembroke Dock who entered administration in March 2014. “Members will wish to note that the appointed Administrator, Grant Thornton has been able to conclude the sale of the boat building and marine services arm of the former business at Pembroke Dock to a consortium of investors. The new company Mustang Marine Ltd will employ the 30 existing staff to continue working on a number of ongoing projects and is aiming to grow sales, expand the business and increase the workforce which is to be welcomed. “Members will also wish to note that the Administrators have also this week secured the sale of the company’s former dry dock facility at Milford Haven to a second consortium with the potential creation of a further 10 jobs.” Mrs Evans said: “I welcome the news that a successful sale means that the existing workforce of 30 at the boat building and marine services arm of the former company will keep their jobs, and that the new owners are committed to working to increase sales and expand the business with the aim of creating further skilled jobs in future. “I also welcome the news that the nine remaining employees at the dry dock arm of the former business also have their jobs safeguarded, and that the Minister sees the potential for the creation of a further 10 jobs at that site in future. “I wish the new owners well, and hope that the companies will now go on from strength to strength.”

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Haverfordwest Youth Club hosts successful open evening

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HAVERFORDWEST Youth Club posted to their Facebook page to thank those who attended their open evening last night (June 30). 

They celebrated Youth Work Week by sharing their amazing new facility in Haverfordwest with the local community. 

Haverfordwest Youth Club

The open evening was located at the new venue at The Picton Centre. They had a range of activities including VR goggles, face painting and jewellery making.

Haverfordwest Youth Club wrote: “A special thank you to Haverfordwest Town Council, Sian – Haverfordwest Morrison’s Community Champion and Martin Jones from Ogi for supporting the evening. Also, to our members Sara, Amelia, Sureya, Pippa and Lily for volunteering their time to help on the evening”.

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Milford Haven’s “To The Sea” carnival returns this weekend

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To The Sea is this year's theme

THE CARNIVAL returns to Milford Haven this Saturday (July 2), after a two year break. With a variety of events, rides and food, it is expected to be fun for all the family. 

This year’s theme is “To The Sea”. Milford Haven Round Table have organised an Under The Sea Parade which will form part of the procession.

This year’s procession will take on an exciting new route, ending at the new and exciting  Carnival Arena on Milford Waterfront. 

It will leave Waterloo Square at 1pm, and travel across Hakin Bridge and up Hamilton Terrace. The carnival will then proceed down Charles Street and Dartmouth Street before arriving at the Carnival Arena. 

Map of the procession (Credit – Milford Haven Round Table)

Acrobats, an animal club, live music, street food stalls, and an amazing “fly board” act on the water are among the fun activities and events planned for the Carnival Arena.

Entry to the arena is £1 for adults and 50p for children. The festivities are expected to begin at 1:30pm. 

Andrew Holmes Fun Fairs will be providing a range of rides and stalls at the Arena, such as the Sizzler, the Can Can, the Terminator and a Circus Funhouse. A superslide and games stalls will also be available. 

Rides and stalls will not accept cash on Carnival Day, but will instead be accepting tokens which are available from the grey token box at the entrance of the arena. 

Each token costs £1. It is advised to pay for tokens with cash. Although card is accepted to purchase tokens, due to the location of the Carnival Arena the signal may be a problem so the card readers may not work as planned. 

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Deputy chief whip made ‘massive misjudgements’, says cabinet minister

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A PEMBROKESHIRE MP has said that Tory deputy chief whip Chris Pincher appears to have made “massive misjudgements”.

Simon Hart, Secretary of State for Wales, told GB News: “…my first reaction with all of this is always one of sadness rather than anger because so many people are affected by this.

“Clearly massive misjudgements appear on the face of it to have been made and and I think our first priority, rather than turning this into a sort of part of political discussion, with which it sounded almost dangerously like it was about to be, that we look after the interests of people who have been adversely affected by this.

“They must be and will remain our absolute first priority so that anybody in Parliament for any party who feels that they have ended up in one of the very unfortunate positions has an independent grievance procedure they can go to.

“They can expect to be heard, as I say, anonymously, and independently and I, that for me seems to be the priority that we should be addressing, rather than so try to use this as an opportunity to say notch up a couple of political goals that seems sort of sounds and feels to me a bit unedifying, in a very difficult situation.”

Speaking during an interview on Breakfast with Stephen Dixon and Anne Diamond, he was asked what he could say that will restore people’s faith in MPs.

Mr Hart said: “Me standing here alone, I probably, there isn’t a sentence or a word that I can use which is instantly going to change all of this and suddenly make everybody feel better about it.”

He added: “There isn’t a workplace in the land, which could say with absolute certainty that these sorts of things never happened.

“We want to minimise the risk and above all, we want to make people, we will make people proud to work here, people love working in this place, it is fantastic that most MPs do a really good job and take their standards incredibly seriously as do most of the staff who work here too.

“So yes, there are some really sad and unfortunate, very stark examples of where this goes wrong.

“Nine times out of 10 it doesn’t go wrong but when it does, I hope that there are measures in place…it’s still in its infancy. I hope it protects people’s interests as well, best we can.

“Nobody likes hearing these things. I mean, I’d much rather come on here and talk about other stuff but we have to confront these things when they come off.”

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