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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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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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