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Major traffic disruption for county town

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roadworksA ROUNDABOUT redevelopment is already causing havoc for traffic in Haverfordwest as work at a busy junction is set to take up to 26 weeks to upgrade. This comes at the same time as the county town prepares for the County Show that always carries with it a huge increase in traffic volume. 

The building work is said by Pembrokeshire County Council to be essential to increasing the road’s capacity as new developments take place on Slade Lane, including a new Sainsbury’s supermarket. The roundabout, located by Thomas Parry Road, is set to have a new traffic light system to aid traffic flow. Local people had plenty to say about this development on social media. Lee Skone expressed his concern, saying: “This is another example of the ineptitude of Pembrokeshire County Council. No forethought has gone into any of the recent redevelopments in Haverfordwest, it’s just been about getting big rates from the big businesses to line the coffers of the Council and no consideration for the people who shop there. Personally, I now shop in Carmarthen, a town centre that has shown how a redevelopment should be done.” However one of the workmen, Neil Butland, defended the works, saying: “Hypocrites. You all drive cars. You all use electricity, water gas and phones. Yet you complain about essential road improvements needed for the development of a town you will all no doubt shop in, and no doubt visit the cinema and facilities that will eventually be constructed. “You see roads as simply a surface to drive your vehicles on and obviously have no understanding of the vast network of pipes and cables that carry the everyday utilities you so ignorantly assume just appear from your sockets, taps and cookers as if by magic”. Also defending the work was County Council Cabinet member for Transportation, Rob Lewis, who said: “This work is essential because of the anticipated rise in traffic which will be generated by major investment in the town. I would ask people to be patient and, if possible, either reroute their journeys or allow extra journey time in case of delays.”

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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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