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Plan aims to get more people involved with Haverfordwest Castle

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A PLAN, aimed at getting more people involved with Haverfordwest Castle’s heritage, has gone out to public consultation.

Cabinet members met on Monday, February 15, to discuss the Castle’s Conservation Management Plan (CMP), and gave their unanimous support to the consultation.

The plan will also help plan in planning maintenance and repair works and to adapt the site to new and changing uses.

It will also look at improving public access and activities to help more people and visitors get involved.

At the Cabinet meeting, Cllr Phil Baker commended the work that had been done on the plan and said he hoped there was ‘good feedback’ following the consultation.

Cllr Michelle Bateman also welcomed the plan saying she was amazed that they had a castle in the middle of the town which no one seemed to do anything about.

Council leader, Cllr David Simpson added: “This is an exciting project, one of vision and one that is going to help towards the redevelopment of the town itself.

“It is away from the river, this will be a beautiful place if it is ever done but it is down to the consultation to see what the people want. Thank you very much for having some vision.”

Speaking after the meeting, Simon Hancock, curator of the Haverfordwest Town Museum, said: “Haverfordwest Castle is of central importance to the history and identity of the town.

“The Conservation Management Plan is a very welcome document which will hopefully stimulate public discussion.

“It is a demonstration of a commitment to conserving the medieval fabric while promoting public understanding.

“I believe this ancient monument, witness to so many historic events and people from Edward I to Oliver Cromwell is of vital importance to the regeneration of the whole town.”

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Fire service attend incident on Mount Estate

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THE FIRE service attended an incident at Larch Road on the Mount Estate yesterday (August 11) after a council container began smoking.

A  fire engine arrived on the scene at approximately 10:50 to deal with a possible fire in one of the containers.

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A witness on the scene said it appeared as though the mobile canteen was on fire.

The fire service resolved the issue and left the scene at 11:20. 

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Council to showcase services at County Show

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THE SHOW IS BACK – and following a two-year absence, this year’s event will be the first open to the public since 2019.
As a celebration of rural life in the county, the show is the perfect platform to engage with both local communities and visitors.
This year, the largest county agricultural show in Wales, will be held over two days, on 17 and 18 August – and the Pembrokeshire County Council is attending the event to highlight the work they undertake, support available and the employment opportunities they have to offer.
To ensure the Local Authority provides information on a wide range of our services, this year our Social Services team are in a stand-alone marquee, enabling people to visit a one-stop-shop of support.
We will also give visitors the opportunity to join us in the corporate marquee to engage with Cabinet Members, the Chief Executive and a whole host of interesting and innovative projects happening across the county.
Pembrokeshire County Council Chief Executive Will Bramble said: “Our teams are excited about engaging with the public and having the opportunity to demonstrate what they do – and highlight the wealth of support available along with the wide range of career opportunities we have to offer.
“This will be my first Pembrokeshire Show as Chief Executive and I am looking forward to engaging with the rural and wider communities of this fantastic county.
“The Pembrokeshire Show is the perfect platform to celebrate the amazing produce we have to offer – and to meet new and old friends. Please come and visit our marquees and discover more about the support available and the transformational projects we are doing, which will improve the lives of our communities and visitors. I look forward to meeting you at the show.”
Among those joining the team will be the Broadband project, the Haverfordwest Regeneration work and the fascinating ongoing archaeological dig exhibition with Dyfed Archaeological Trust. Visitors will also get the chance to engage with Cabinet Members who will attend across the two-day event.
In the Social Services marquee will be Foster Care, Carers Support and the recruitment team who will be able to discuss how you can start your career in social care, and join the team making a real difference to the lives of people in our communities.
Cllr Paul Miller: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Place, the Region and Climate Change, added: “The County Show is a well-loved and important celebration of rural life in Pembrokeshire, and we are delighted to be part of the event once again this year. Our staff and members will be chatting to lots of people from communities’ right across Pembrokeshire: please do drop into our stands and say hello – we’re looking forward to meeting you.”

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RNLI help firefighters control island blaze

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ST DAVIDS lifeboat volunteers provided support to local fire crews tackling a wildfire on Carreg Fran off Porthlysgi beach on Monday, (Aug 8).

The fire on Carreg Fran Porthlysgi beach is suspected to have started from the remnants of wild camping on the island.

St Davids fire service requested the assistance of the all-weather lifeboat Norah Wortley to transfer staff and equipment following reports of people swimming to the island in an attempt to extinguish the blaze.
Seven fire crews used a featherweight pump and hoses to douse the island with sea water in an operation lasting over seven hours.

This is the second time St Davids lifeboat volunteers have been called to wildfire concerns at Carreg Fran within the last month.

Despite earlier attempts to control the fire, the islands’ peat surface has continued to smoulder.

Will Chant, RNLI Coxswain for St Davids RNLI lifeboat, said: “St Davids fire station requested our logistical help to safely transport their crew and equipment to Carreg Fran.

“We stood by in support whilst the fire crew tackled the wildfire.

“Despite their best efforts, the fire reignited the next day, so we urge members of the public not to attempt to access the island as they are putting their own lives at risk.”

Since the start of summer, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue have attended 280 grass fires that have either been started deliberately or were accidental.

Richie Vaughan-Williams, Arson Reduction Manager, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Its everyone’s responsibility to protect our countryside from wildfires.

“Many of the fires are set deliberately but some occur through negligence or boredom.

“This is frustrating when our fire crews can then get detained for hours in difficult conditions trying to stop the damage, meaning that they are then sometimes delayed in attending other emergencies.”I would encourage everyone to consider their actions when enjoying the countryside and avoid lighting fires at all.

“We need to work together to support our communities, to ensure the safety of our family and friends, neighbours, members of the public and our Emergency Services.”

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