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Pembrokeshire County Councillor Paul Dowson has joined UKIP

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IN THE WAKE of UKIP Wales’s recent commitment to end the project to make Wales a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’, Pembroke Dock Central Councillor Paul Dowson has announced today that he will sit as a UKIP councillor on Pembrokeshire County Council.

Cllr Dowson said: “I’m delighted to announce that I am joining UKIP.

“UKIP is the only common sense alternative to the stale, out of touch Labour/Conservative/Plaid politically correct consensus. Politicians branded Wales a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ and actively encourage illegal migrants to Wales.

“My local community, Pembrokeshire and wider Wales has suffered greatly at hands of virtue signalling policies handed down from the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.

“This policy is directly responsible for the housing of hundreds of migrants – many here illegally – right on my constituent’s doorstep in Penally with no consultation of local residents.

“Welsh Labour are letting Westminster Tories off the hook for their consistent failure to control our borders, by offering up Wales as an overflow for the thousands of illegal migrants.

“UKIP has the courage to deal with the tough issues that Senedd politicians want to ignore and sweep under the carpet – starting by scrapping the Nation of Sanctuary project. If you care about your community, Wales and the UK then take action and join UKIP”.

In 2017, Paul decided to stand in the local elections for his home town of Pembroke Dock as a result of frustration at the self-serving attitudes of those who had been elected to look after it. Since his election, Paul has fought against incredible odds to do what is best for his town and its people ever since.

In response, UKIP leader & Mid & West MS, Neil Hamilton, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Cllr Dowson into UKIP.

“Paul is going to play a key part in our 2021 Senedd elections campaign, in which we will be fighting to scrap the Senedd and end Welsh Labour’s dangerous fantasy of making Wales a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ for bogus asylum-seekers.

“We must stop inviting to Wales thousands more people we know nothing about. This will put an unprecedented strain on already struggling NHS, schools, housing and transport. A quarter of people in Wales already live in fuel poverty. Charity must begin at home.

“UKIP Wales will fight the Senedd elections on a clear message: scrap the Nation of Sanctuary policy and stop illegal migration into Wales.”

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Blue Gem Wind begins digital aerial surveys for 300MW Valorous floating wind project

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BLUE GEM WIND, the joint venture between TotalEnergies, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and Simply Blue Energy, has begun offshore digital aerial surveys for a proposed 300MW floating wind project.

APEM Ltd have been chosen by Blue Gem Wind to deliver 24 consecutive monthly bird and marine mammal surveys of the early-commercial scale Valorous site. The high resolution data obtained will support baseline environmental characterisation of the site and environmental impact assessments for key ecological receptors.

The survey programme commenced in March 2021 and four of the 24 monthly surveys have been completed
to date.

Sean Evans, Environmental Specialist at Blue Gem Wind said, “It is important for us to begin long-lead in items
such as bird and marine mammal surveys as early as possible. These surveys will provide crucial species specific
data on the number, spatial distribution and activity of individuals across the Valorous site. This enables us to
undertake robust environmental impact assessments ahead of our planned consent application submission in
2023.”

Matt Rohner, Senior Consultant at APEM, “APEM Ltd are delighted to be able to support Blue Gem Wind’s
proposed Valorous offshore wind farm with our best-in-class survey design approach. Imagery captured using
state-of-the-art cameras is of ultra-high (1.6cm) resolution, providing industry leading image quality that is
essential for species level identification.”

The Celtic Sea is poised to play a key role in Net Zero, the Committee on Climate Change’s 100GW offshore
wind target, and crucially, the UK Government’s target of 1 GW of floating wind by 2030. The ORE Catapult also
estimated that the first GW of floating wind in the Celtic Sea could potentially deliver over 3,000 jobs and
£682m in supply chain opportunities for Wales and Cornwall by 2030.

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Three arrests as suspected cocaine worth £12,000 seized in Milford Haven

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POLICE in Milford Haven have disrupted the supply of cocaine in the town in a major operation which saw people detained and a large quantity of drugs found.

Three people were arrested and suspected cocaine worth up to £12,200 was seized, police said.

Dyfed-Powys Police carried out a warrant at a house in Hubberston on the evening of Friday, June 11, “where 122g of what is believed to be cocaine was found.”

This is estimated to have a street value of between £9,760 and £12,200 depending on its purity.

The occupant of the address – a 59-year-old man – was not present at the time, however he was later arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

He has been released under investigation pending the result of forensic, digital and financial enquiries.

As enquiries progressed, officers made two further arrests over the weekend.

A 33-year-old man from Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possession of an offensive weapon after police stopped the car he was driving.

A quantity of white powder was seized by Greater Manchester Police during a warrant at the address he gave officers in custody.

A 27-year-old woman from the Stockport area was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Both have been released on bail with the condition not to enter Pembrokeshire.

Detective Constable Phillip Jones said: “This was a significant drugs seizure, and we will continue our enquiries with the view to securing a swift outcome.

“I would like to thank all officers involved over the weekend for their dedication and diligence.”

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Major blaze destroys well known Tenby chip shop

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EMERGENCY services have sealed off part of Tenby following a major fire at a chip shop.

Fire fighters rushed to Park Road Fish & Chip Shop after a blaze broke out late on Tuesday morning (Jun 15).

Emergency services are still at the scene. Police are asking people to avoid the area.

Diversions for traffic are in place.

Four fire appliances responded to the blaze at the Tenby chip shop (Image G Davies Photography)
Fire fighters take off BA kits after the blaze was put out (Image G Davies Photography)

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