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New campaign call on dog owners to ‘leave only pawprints’

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL joins new campaign to tackle dog fouling.

Pembrokeshire County Council is urging dog owners to do the right thing and pick up after their pets as part of a new national campaign from Keep Wales Tidy.

Although an estimated nine out of ten dog owners pick up after their pets, dog poo remains a persistent issue in communities across the Country.

Keep Wales Tidy’s campaign aims to raise awareness of the health risks associated with dog poo; not just for humans but also for livestock and other pets.

Dog poo that’s left behind can carry harmful bacteria which can remain in soil long after it has decomposed.

The nationwide campaign is being run as part of Caru Cymru (a Welsh phrase meaning ‘Love Wales’) – an inclusive movement led by Keep Wales Tidy and local authorities to inspire people to take action and care for the environment.

Based on research by behaviour change experts, bright pink campaign images will be appearing across Pembrokeshire to ‘nudge’ people into making the right decision.

Cllr Cris Tomos, Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Thank you to everyone who already picks up after your dog. We are always appreciative of responsible dog ownership.

“We are urging those who do not currently pick up after their pet to please think about the health risks and do their bit to keep Pembrokeshire clean and tidy and safe for everyone.”

Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive Lesley Jones said: “We’re excited to be launching this important campaign with our local authority partners. As a nation of dog lovers, we should all be aware that dog poo isn’t just an unpleasant mess, it can be dangerous.

“We’re urging the small minority of irresponsible dog owners to do the right thing. By not picking up after your dog, you could be putting people, livestock, and our beloved pets at risk. Please bag it, bin it and leave only paw prints when you’re out and about.”

People in Pembrokeshire and across Wales are being encouraged to join the new campaign. 

Visit Keep Wales Tidy’s website to find out more and download free materials: www.keepwalestidy.cymru/caru-Cymru

Caru Cymru has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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Haverfordwest: Police appeal after moped stolen from College Court

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is appealing for witnesses after a moped was stolen from College Court, Haverfordwest at approximately 8pm on October 6.

The black and orange SYM Jet moped was found abandoned a short time later on Dew Street, Haverfordwest. Two 17/18-year-old males are believed to be involved and are both described as wearing black clothing and wearing rucksacks at the time of the incident.

We urge anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Quote reference: DP-20211006-328.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Coast to Coast grabs gold at national award ceremony

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PEMBROKESHIRE COAST NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY’S long-running visitor newspaper Coast to Coast was one of the gold winners at the recent CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards.

The free annual visitor newspaper picked up the award for Best Publication at an online ceremony hosted by broadcaster Jason Mohammad, having last won the award in 2014.

National Park Authority Communications and Marketing Manager Marie Edwards said: “We are delighted that Coast to Coast has been recognised once again alongside so many other great entries and winners from the private and public sectors.

“Hundreds of thousands of copies are picked up across Pembrokeshire and beyond each year, helping people to learn more about the National Park and enjoy their visit.

“We would like to thank all the readers, stockists and advertisers for their ongoing support as we prepare to publish the 40th edition in 2022.”

In assessing the Coast to Coast entry, the judges felt there was “a very clear brief for Coast to Coast, with well thought through targets. The entry demonstrated a strong alignment to the organisational goals as well as importantly, giving staff the opportunity to contribute.

“Ultimately this approach led to excellent metrics in the evaluation and fantastic feedback from customers, which the judges were particularly impressed with.”

National Park Authority Chairman Cllr Paul Harries added: “The team should be extremely proud to have won another gold at these prestigious awards, which follows on from an incredibly successful few years despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and emphasises the high calibre of officers we have working for the Authority.

“The team works tirelessly to promote the National Park and the Authority in so many different ways, including the ever popular Coast to Coast, which continues to go from strength to strength.”

To read this year’s edition online or find out more about advertising in the 2022 edition of Coast to Coast visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/coast-to-coast.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

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It was held in the beautiful lounge at St Brides Spa Hotel who also donated all the coffee for the morning. Cakes were supplied by the community who baked some fabulous, tasty treats!

Saundersfoot Connect hosted a very successful Coffee Morning on Friday October 8th , raising a very impressive £1,070 for the cause.

It was held in the beautiful lounge at St Brides Spa Hotel who also donated all the coffee for the morning. Cakes were supplied by the community who baked some fabulous, tasty treats!

The raffle prizes were many and varied – lots donated by those who came along, and a huge number generously donated by local businesses. Over £500 of the total was raised on the raffle alone.

Organiser, Ladan Harper, said “We were blown away by the number of beautiful cakes that were brought along, and the many lovely prizes donated by guests and local businesses. We were very busy all morning, with over 100 people attending!”.

“It was so lovely to come out and meet people at an event” said one of the guests “it’s the first time I’ve done something this social in 18 months!

“I’ve just moved to the area, so it was great to be able to say ‘hello’ to some new friends and make connections with people I’ve only met online so far!” said another.

Many people commented how lovely it was to meet up and expressed an interest in maybe doing something like this more often. So, watch this space – a monthly Saundersfoot Coffee & Connect is on the cards!

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