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Counicl issues update on Union Hill in Haverfordwest

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DETAILED survey work, data-gathering and a public consultation will take place ahead of the reconstruction of a destabilised section of wall at Union Hill at the end of Quay Street, Haverfordwest.

Earlier this year, Pembrokeshire County Council carried out emergency works to remove the destabilised section and to make safe the remaining wall and the embankment behind it. The Council is monitoring the site weekly to ensure there is no further deterioration.

The next stage is to apply for national funding to support the reconstruction of the wall and improvements in the vicinity, as Cllr Rhys Sinnett explains.

“The cost of replacing the wall to its original state is significant,” said Cllr Sinnett, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services.

“At present, the carriageway in the area of the wall narrows in the vicinity of Priory Stile (to approximately four metres), and forces pedestrians to step onto the road around the residence. To replace the wall as it is currently would not improve this situation.

“As a result, the Council will apply for funding to support the reconstruction of the wall and improvements to the highway for pedestrians and cyclists.

“In order to comply with funding regulations we need to gather data, undertake public consultation and complete detailed survey work at the site.

“This will take time, and as such it is likely that the proposed reconstruction of the site may not be started for a year and will therefore remain in its current state for that period of time.

“It is important to note the site has been made safe, including the placement of Heras fencing and safety barriers on Quay Street, and the area is being monitored to maintain the integrity of the embankment.”

County Councillor for the Haverfordwest Castle ward, Tom Tudor, said: “Could I extend my appreciation to all concerned who have been dealing with this problem, and for ensuring that measures are in place to protect public safety.

“I would also like to thank the general public for their patience during this process, and should they have any concerns or questions during this period of consultation and discussion, not to hesitate to contact me.”

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10-mile trek raises £1,000 for stroke unit

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A TEAM of 18 from CARA Wales took on a 10-mile trek and raised £1,000 for the Stroke Ward at Withybush Hospital.

The team from CARA Wales, an agricultural and rural consultancy and advice organisation, walked across the Preseli Mountains from Foel Drygan to Foel Eryr on 17th June 2023.

Mererid Sandbrook, who works for CARA Wales, said: “The walk started in Crymych and continued along the Golden Road up to Foel Eryr, the highest point of Preseli Mountain. It was a really enjoyable day.

“We were all really pleased to have raised such a great amount of money. We would like to thank everyone who donated money towards our challenge.”

They also raised £1,000 for Stroke Association.

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to CARA Wales for taking on the 10-mile trek in aid of the Stroke Ward.

“The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”

Your donations are making a positive difference to the health, wellbeing and experience of NHS patients, service users and staff. For more details about the charity and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk

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Calls for help over VHF radio may have been a hoax, say RNLI

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THE ANGLE All-Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch on service at 10:23am this morning, Monday (July 22).

Following a call to the Coastguard from Milford Haven VTS, the crew were tasked after the VTS operators overheard a female voice calling for help on VHF channel 12.

After narrowing down the transmission to having been received on the Pembroke aerial site, the crew were requested to conduct a search.

Launching at 10:30am, the lifeboat made best speed to the moorings at Hazelbeach, and a hasty search was requested by the Coastguard of any moored vessels. The crew began making their way amongst the moorings, heading up to the moorings off Neyland. With nothing untoward sighted, the crew proceeded to search the moorings off Hobbs Point, Barnlake Point, Burton, Llanion and Rudders Boat Yard.

With nothing found, the Coastguard requested that the crew continue their search up river to Picton Point. The lifeboat continued searching up the western shore encompassing Llangwm before altering course just past Landshipping and searching the eastern shore back down the river, calling in to Lawrenny on the way to check any vessels moored there.

The RNLI said that the search continued back down as far as the Cleddau Bridge.

On Facebook the organisation posted :”Following a thorough visual, communications and radar search the crew were subsequently stood down when no further information or calls had been received.

“The tasking was therefore deemed to be a hoax call.

“The lifeboat was back alongside and readied for further service by 1pm.”

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Police investigating after man injured during altercation in cemetery

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POLICE have confirmed that they are investigating a report of an altercation which occurred in the cemetery off Gelliswick Road, Hakin, Milford Haven sometime between 4.30 and 5.00pm, Wednesday 17th July, 2024.

Following the incident, a 32-year-old man went to hospital for treatment and was later released.

A 19-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail pending further police enquiries police have confirmed.

The incident caught the attention of locals, who said there was a large police response to the incident included armed officers.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing [email protected], 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: 394 of the 17th

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

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