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Do you need new food waste and glass recycling boxes?

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IF YOU’RE A PEMBROKESHIRE householder and need a replacement food waste caddy (large and/or small) or a new recycling box for glass, then there are numerous local pick-up points where you can collect them for free.

The collection points are listed at https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/waste-collections/replacement-bags-and-boxes

They are available at the following locations (opening times vary):

Leisure centres: Crymych, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke, Tenby and St Davids.

Libraries: Milford Haven, Neyland, Saundersfoot, Glan-yr-Afon in Haverfordwest, Tenby.

Customer service centres: North Wing (County Hall, Haverfordwest), Argyle Street (Pembroke Dock).

Other locations: Cilgerran Post Office, Costa Coffee at Milford Waterfront, Narberth (Bloomfield Community Centre), Newgale shop (MM Carter Gardens & Leisure), Newport Post Office, Pembroke Town Hall, Tenby Town Council, Thornton Business Park (Council depot), St Davids City Hall, and St Dogmaels Post Office.

The Council has collected food waste and glass for recycling from the kerbside for several years. These collections are now weekly and continue under the new scheme, which also collects the following:

• blue box (paper)
• blue re-usable bag (card and cardboard)
• red re-usable bags (plastic pots, tubs, bottles and trays, cartons, and metal packaging – cans, tins and foil trays.

Please note that more than half of the households in the county have new collection days. Check your personalised calendar (posted out in October) if you’re unsure of your collection day. You can also view www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/kerbside-collection/next-waste-and-recycling-collection

Please note that containers need to be presented at the kerbside by 6:30am, as collection times are also changing.

Grey refuse bags have replaced the traditional black refuse sacks. Three grey bags will be collected once every three weeks. Larger families (six and over) can register for extra (green) bags at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/waste-changes

• The Council urges anyone with queries about the new service to view FAQs and other information at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/waste-changes

If this doesn’t answer your query, please email enquiries@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

All email enquiries are being logged but acknowledgement emails are not being sent. However, queries are being dealt with. Please don’t send a follow-up email as it adds to the volume of messages received.

For further information, please contact Anna Wilson, Press and PR Officer, on 01437 775855. The Council’s press releases are also available on the Authority’s website: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom

A OES ANGEN BLYCHAU AILGYLCHU GWASTRAFF BWYD A GWYDR NEWYDD ARNOCH CHI?

Os ydych yn byw yn Sir Benfro ac mae angen blwch gwastraff bwyd (mawr a/neu fach) neu flwch ailgylchu gwydr newydd arnoch, gallwch eu casglu nhw am ddim o nifer o fannau yn lleol.

Rhestrir y mannau casglu fan hyn: https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/casglu-gwastraf/casglu-gwastraff

Maen nhw ar gael yn y lleoliadau canlynol (amseroedd agor amrywiol):

Canolfannau hamdden: Crymych, Abergwaun, Hwlffordd, Aberdaugleddau, Penfro, Dinbych-y-pysgod a Thyddewi.

Llyfrgelloedd: Aberdaugleddau, Neyland, Saundersfoot, Glan-yr-Afon yn Hwlffordd a Dinbych-y-pysgod.

Canolfannau gwasanaethau cwsmeriaid: Adain y Gogledd (Neuadd y Sir, Hwlffordd), Stryd Argyle (Doc Penfro).

Lleoliadau eraill: Swyddfa Bost Cilgerran, Costa Coffee Glannau Aberdaugleddau, Arberth (Canolfan Gymunedol Tŷ Bloomfield), siop Newgale (MM Carter Gardens & Leisure), Swyddfa Bost Trefdraeth, Neuadd y Dref Penfro, Cyngor Tref Dinbych-y-pysgod, Parc Busnes Thornton (canolfan y Cyngor), Neuadd y Ddinas Tyddewi, a Swyddfa Bost Llandudoch.

Mae’r Cyngor wedi casglu gwastraff bwyd a gwydr i’w ailgylchu wrth ymyl y ffordd ers blynyddoedd. Bydd y casgliadau hyn yn parhau bob wythnos o dan y cynllun newydd. Mae’r Cyngor hefyd yn casglu’r canlynol:

• blwch glas (papur)
• bag glas amldro (cerdyn a chardfwrdd)
• bagiau coch amldro (potiau, tybiau, poteli a hambyrddau plastig, cartonau a deunyddiau pacio metel – caniau, tuniau a hambyrddau ffoil)

Sylwer, mae gan dros hanner aelwydydd y sir ddiwrnodau casglu newydd.

Gwiriwch eich calendr personol (a bostiwyd atoch ym mis Hydref) os nad ydych yn siŵr o’ch diwrnod casglu.

Yn ogystal, gallwch wirio’r dyddiad fan hyn:
https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/casglu-gwastraf/casglu-gwastraff

Mae bagiau gwastraff lliw llwyd wedi disodli’r sachau lliw du traddodiadol. Byddwn yn casglu tri bag lliw llwyd unwaith bod tair wythnos.

Gall teuluoedd sy’n cynnwys o leiaf chwe unigolyn gofrestru ar gyfer bagiau (gwyrdd) ychwanegol yn: https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/newidiadau-gwastraff

Mae’r Cyngor yn annog unrhyw un sydd ag ymholiadau am y gwasanaeth newydd i ddarllen y Cwestiynau Cyffredin a gwybodaeth arall ar https://www.sir-benfro.gov.uk/newidiadau-gwastraff

Os nad yw hynny’n ateb eich ymholiad, anfonwch neges e-bost at enquiries@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Mae’r Cyngor yn cofnodi pob ymholiad e-bost, er nad ydym yn anfon negeseuon e-bost i gydnabod ein bod wedi eu derbyn. Fodd bynnag, rydym yn delio â phob ymholiad. Peidiwch ag anfon negeseuon e-bost dilynol oherwydd bydd hynny’n ychwanegu at nifer y negeseuon mae’r Cyngor yn eu derbyn.

Am ragor o wybodaeth, cysylltwch ag Anna Wilson, Swyddog y Wasg a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus, ar 01437 775855. Mae datganiadau i’r wasg y

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Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre celebrates the building of the iconic Star Wars starship

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A MILLENNIUM FALCON exhibition is opening to the public in the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre in West Wales on Monday, May 23, thanks to £8,000 funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The permanent installation tells the story of the building of a life-sized model of the iconic Star Wars starship in the town in 1979 for the Oscar-winning film The Empire Strikes Back.

“The worst kept secret in Pembroke Dock.” 

Craftsmen from a local engineering firm built the model – the first of its type ever constructed, in the Western Hangar – a former RAF aircraft hangar in the town’s dockyard.

“It was the worst kept secret in Pembroke Dock – everybody in the town knew they were building a UFO in the hangar and that period of time and that story is an important part of the town’s living memory” remembers Gareth Mills, a trustee of the Pembroke Dock Heritage Trust.

“Thanks to National Lottery players, we are now able to tell the story of the building of the Millennium Falcon in Pembroke Dock – an iconic event to fans across the globe, in a new and permanent exhibition. The exhibition will provide a significant boost for Pembroke Dock with increased visitor numbers helping with the economic regeneration of our town and will also have major benefits for Pembrokeshire.”

“One of the most iconic starships in science fiction history”

Work on the Millennium Falcon exhibition at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre has been going on for some time under the watchful eye of local Star Wars expert and enthusiast Mark Williams.

“George Lucas set a new standard in both storytelling and film making with Star Wars and the story of the Millennium Falcon being built in Pembroke Dock was big news at the time. The whole world knew about it, then the story faded into legend.”

“The idea of a town in West Wales making a significant contribution to this incredible story by being the place where one of the most iconic starships in science fiction history was built, creates a mixture of disbelief, awe and pride.”

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded towards creating a permanent display in the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre about the building of the Millennium Falcon model.

A walk-through display will tell the story with photographs, film, models and costumes.

“Pembroke Dock – the birthplace of the first-ever life-sized model of the Millennium Falcon – now has a permanent exhibition for an often overlooked and largely unknown but major Welsh contribution to film and cinema history and popular culture,” said Andrew White, Director of the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales.

“The funding for the Pembroke Dock Heritage Trust has been made possible by National Lottery players who raise more than £30 million every week for good causes in the UK. It is just one of the more than 635,000 good causes in the UK that has received a share of over £41 billion raised by National Lottery players since 1994.”

The Millennium Falcon isn’t Pembrokeshire’s only connection to Star Wars. Lynwen Brennan, Lucasfilm EVP and General Manager, is a Pembrokeshire native. “I am so delighted that this wonderful moment and place in Star Wars history will be preserved,” said Lynwen Brennan. 

“I love that such an iconic, beloved ship was built in the town where my Mum was born and in the county where I grew up, and I’m hopeful this exhibit will become a new destination for fans around the world.”

Andrew White,Director of the National Lottery heritage Fund in Wales said “Wales has a proud tradition of myths and legends to which we can now add the little-know story of Wales’ contribution to the Star Wars films.This new exhibition showcases Pembroke Dock as the birthplace of the first life-sized model of the Millenium Falcon. It’s a great example of one of our small grants going a long way , in this case to a galaxy, far away and back again”.

The funding for the Pembroke Dock Heritage Trust has been made possible by National Lottery players who raise more than £30 million every week for good causes in the UK. It is just one of the more 635,000 good causes in the UK that has received a share of over £41 billion raised by National Lottery players since 1984.

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Housing Provider picks two Important Causes as its Charities of the Year

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Wales Air Ambulance

WALES & WEST HOUSING ASSOCIATION has chosen the Wales Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes as its charities of the year.

The two important causes will benefit from funds raised by staff during a two-year period after over 850 staff were invited to nominate charities that were close to their hearts.

A shortlist was drawn up of the most popular suggestions and staff voted for their preferred charity.

Diane Barnes, Senior Administrator at Wales & West Housing said: “The Wales Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes Wales had the most support.

“One of the staff members who nominated Wales Air Ambulance had personal experience of the service when one of the older residents living at the housing scheme she manages was taken ill. Wales Air Ambulance flew the resident to hospital and our staff member was in no doubt that the speed of the service was critical in saving the person’s life, so we are delighted to be able to support the Charity’s vital work.”

This will not be the first time that Wales & West Housing has raised funds for the Wales Air Ambulance, they raised more than £6,000 in 2006.

Some of the other charities they have supported in recent years include Cancer Research Wales, Stroke Association, Help For Heroes, Alzheimer’s Society, NSPCC, Tenovus and Guide Dogs.

Wales Air Ambulance offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. 

The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia, and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care.

Now operational 24/7, the Charity needs to raise £8 million every year to keep the helicopters flying.

Speaking on how valuable the company thinks the lifesaving service is, Diane added: “Wales Air Ambulance is hugely important. It saves lives every single day of the year. When we learned that the service relies entirely on public donations to keep their emergency helicopters flying to all parts of Wales, our staff were keen to help support the Charity and make a difference to its fundraising for the next two years.”

The staff kicked off its fundraising with an Easter egg raffle which raised more than £400.

Diane said: “We also have people running marathons, doing sponsored challenges and baking cakes over the coming months and are looking forward to many other innovative and fun fundraising ideas and suggestions that we can take part in and support over the next two years. We also asked staff to donate the odd number of pennies from their pay to our charity. This way we can raise thousands of pounds every year without having to do anything!

“In the past we have held regular raffles in our offices, bake sales, dress down days and special events such as a Ride the Nation charity cycling challenge from North to South Wales and a rugby tournament, which helped to raise money for a previous staff charity Age Cymru.”

Katie Macro, Campaigns Manager for the Wales Air Ambulance said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been chosen as one of Wales & West Housing’s charities of the year for the next two years. Support from businesses like Wales & West Housing is vital in helping us to be there for the people of Wales when they need us most.

“It sounds like Wales & West Housing have some exciting fundraising plans coming up and we wish them well. Their support of our lifesaving charity is much appreciated.”

There are several ways that the public can continue to support the Wales Air Ambulance. These include online donations, signing up to the Charity’s Lifesaving Lottery or by coming up with their own innovative ways to fundraise at home. Further information can be found via www.walesairambulance.com

Alternatively, a £5 text-message donation can be made by texting the word HELI to 70711. For more information on Wales & West Housing visit www.wwha.co.uk

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Get Active with Pembrokeshire Leisure!

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Haverfordwest Leisure Centre

PEMBROKESHIRE Leisure have launched their new streamlined membership and pricing structure.

Membership options on offer to new customers have been reduced to make joining easier.

If you are a current member with a live membership, you will not be affected by the change. The new Active Memberships include Active Individual, Active Junior and Active Household. They will replace the previous Gold, Silver and Bronze memberships.

The pricing will also be made simpler by removing loyalty options. If you’re an existing loyalty subscription user you will continue to benefit from the loyalty price until the current subscription expires.

Gary Nicholas, Leisure Services Manager for Pembrokeshire said; “In order to simplify our pricing structure and as a reflection of current cost of living challenges, we have reviewed and changed our charges to provide excellent value to all our users.

He continued: “Pembrokeshire Leisure continues to offer our Passport to Leisure scheme to support those most in need, as well as offering the Welsh Government funded Free Swimming for the 60+ and 16 & under, Active for Life Programme and the National Exercise Referral scheme.

“Our facilities and services are here to provide active and social opportunities to everyone in our communities as we aim to promote and support a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.”

If you would like more information, please visit https://pembrokeshireleisure.co.uk/news/

You can now buy Active Memberships online or in any of our leisure centres.

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