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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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Controversial windfarm on edge of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park refused

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YET again, the ill-sited Rhoscrowther windfarm on edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has been refused consent, much to the joy of campaigners

The Chair of Pembrokeshire Branch of The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW), Mary Sinclair, has responded with relief to the decision by Julie James, the Welsh Government Minister for Climate Change, to refuse planning permission for the Rhoscrowther windfarm on the Angle Peninsula, on the edge of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

The Branch’s detailed objection (below) catalogued a 25-year sequence of 15 various proposals, appeals and decisions on or near the site, every one of which ultimately resulted in refusal of consent.

Mrs Sinclair said: “This must surely now be the end of developers’ misplaced attempts to industrialise this cherished landscape, and to desecrate the setting of the Angle Conservation Area, whose inhabitants can now look forward to freedom from such schemes.

“The decision justifies CPRW’s persistent argument that wind turbines are out of character with the landscape and visual qualities within and adjacent to this narrow National Park – which needs – and has – the highest level of protection.”

She added: “Nevertheless, we support the development of far-offshore wind resources in the Celtic Sea as a more realistic way to address the impacts of Climate Change – it is now high time that developers transferred their efforts to this purpose”.

Following an online Hearing under the new procedure by Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW) the Inspector’s Report also agreed with CPRW’s Hearing Statement (below) that industrial scale (126m = 413ft) turbines could not be justified in this location because of the nearby oil refinery.

The applicants’ attempt to down-play the adverse impact of the rotating blades on the Grade 1 listed St Decumanus church was also countered by the Inspector who concluded that ‘the visual change in the tranquil and peaceful setting of the church would result in a substantial level of harm’.

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Fflecsi Pembrokeshire bus service is set to expand

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TRANSPORT FOR WALES (TfW) is expanding the fflecsi service in Pembrokeshire, allowing more communities across the county to benefit from demand responsive transport.

Working in partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council, the new fflecsi zone replaces the current 315 bus service and will connect villages and hamlets in the Dale Peninsula to Milford Haven and Haverfordwest – integrating with wider public transport routes.

The expansion begins on Monday 30 January and will link up with the highly successful fflecsi service in north-west Pembrokeshire, which has seen an increase in passenger demand since it began operating in September 2020.

Together, the two zones will cover a large portion of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, offering visitors to the area an accessible, environmentally friendly transport alternative to some of the county’s most popular destinations, including the Wales Coastal Path.

TfW also supports the operation of the fflecsi Bwcabus service, which connects rural villages in central Pembrokeshire to Haverfordwest, Fishguard and its ferry port, as well as operating zones which serve parts of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire.

fflecsi Pembrokeshire is a demand responsive bus service which does not have a fixed route and timetable but an operating zone which enables passengers to be picked up and dropped off anywhere within that fflecsi zone.

Rather than passengers waiting at a bus stop for a bus to turn up, they can book a journey in advance using the fflecsi app, or by calling 0300 234 0300.

Passengers are informed where to catch the bus and at what time it will be arriving – the pick-up point will be near as possible to the location of the passenger.

Andrew Sherrington, Head of Bus Network and Service Development, said: “fflecsi has grown to become a dependable public transport choice in rural Pembrokeshire and its expansion will now allow more people across the county to access the service for everyday journeys and to make important travel connections.

“Passenger numbers continue to grow and in August and September of this year, figures were more than double what they were for those months in 2021.

“We know that fflecsi is highly valued by the rural communities it serves across Pembrokeshire, and it is a vital part of TfW’s commitment to providing a multi-modal transport network that encourages more people to make use of public transport.”

Rhys Sinnett, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services for Pembrokeshire County Council said: “This is a really positive intervention by the County Council in order to protect a service for rural passengers in this part of the county and ensure that they continue to have access to key urban areas.

“The fflecsi Pembrokeshire scheme has proved extremely popular in the north of the county both for tourists and local people and we hope to see this success maintained when the new zone is introduced.”

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Grant to renovate a community swimming pool in Cardigan

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CARDIGAN Memorial Swimming Pool and Hall have received a Capital Grant to undertake much needed renovation work.

The Sport Wales Capital Grant of £207,000 from Welsh Government was secured by Ceredigion County Council to fund essential capital works at Cardigan Memorial Swimming Pool and Hall.

The grant will enable the Swimming Pool to upgrade its Pool Plant Equipment and Air Handling Unit, insulate the roof above the toddler pool and purchase new Pool covers.

Matt Newland, Chairman of Cardigan Memorial Swimming Pool and Hall Trustees, said: “The swimming pool and hall trustees are delighted to announce that we have received a grant from Sports Wales to carry out much needed works to the pool to enable it to continue running. The trustees would like to thank Ceredigion County Council for their assistance and support. Cardigan Swimming pool and hall is run by the trustees committee for the benefit of the community. It is an essential resource and this grant will help secure our future.”

Katie Proven, the newly appointed manager of the centre also welcomed the news: “This investment will help us make much needed efficiency savings, reducing our energy costs and environmental footprint. This is excellent news for the people of Cardigan”

Councillor Catrin M.S Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Customer Services, said: “Ceredigion’s leisure facilities which are run by the community are an important part of the opportunities available for our residents to be active and have fun as a family, group of friends or individually. By working together, Cardigan Memorial Swimming Pool and Hall and the Council have secured a significant investment that will enable the pool to continue to contribute to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents in the county.”

More information on the plans can be seen on Ceredigion County Council’s website: https://council.ceredigion.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=148&MId=291&LLL=1

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