Invitation to tender for £2.65m council flat plan in Milford Haven

CONTRACTORS to build council flats in Milford Haven are being invited to tender for the £2.65million project. Pembrokeshire County Council’s director of social services and housing Jonathan Griffiths, in consultation with cabinet member for housing Cllr Michelle Bateman, has signed off a delegated decision to invite and evaluate tenders. The Continue Reading

Wales and UK Governments have accepted case for Mid Wales Growth Deal

ANOTHER milestone to securing £110 million in funding for the Mid Wales Growth Deal has been passed. At the Growing Mid Wales Board meeting on Tuesday, November 10, representatives of Powys and Ceredigion County Councils will be told that both the Welsh and UK Governments have accepted the case for Continue Reading

Applications for Pembrokeshire’s new CEO down to two

Applications to take on Pembrokeshire’s interim chief executive role have been whittled down to two from the six senior officers who put their names forward, with final interviews due later this month. Minutes of a meeting held in private last month state that Richard Brown (head of environment and civil Continue Reading

Protestors angry over cycle path tree felling

PEOPLE who oppose a new cycle path in Swansea are threatening to chain themselves to trees which are set to be cut down, according to a councillor. Linda Tyler-Lloyd said there was significant opposition to the council’s plan for a new cycle route along Mayals Road, which links the seafront to Continue Reading

Plan for 56 houses in Crymych back before planning committee

A PLAN for 56 new homes in Crymych – with 25 per cent affordable housing –  is back before councillors next week and is expected to be approved. In May 2019 Tai Ceredigion’s proposal for an “eclectic mix” of housing on land at Villa Farm had been granted permission for Continue Reading

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service condemn attacks on its firefighters

DURING two separate incidents on Thursday, 5th November 2020, firefighters from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were attacked whilst responding to emergency incidents. At 05:25pm, a crew from Welshpool attended a bonfire, that had become out of control, in the Welshpool area. Whilst dealing with the fire Continue Reading

Police appeal for information following sudden death in Porth

SOUTH Wales Police are appealing for information following the sudden death of a man from Porth. Craig Holland, 38, was found deceased at an address in Gethin Terrace at approximately 7am on the morning of Thursday 5th November. His death is currently being treated as unexplained and officers are trying Continue Reading

Emergency services conclude their search for ‘missing’ Darren Rees

DYFED-POWYS Police and its partner agencies who have been searching for Mr Darren Rees have concluded their search on the Loughor Estuary. Chief Inspector Chris Neve said: “At 2pm today a specialist Police Search Advisor met with HM Coastguard, the South Wales Police Underwater Search Unit and a representative from Continue Reading

Pembrokeshire action plan to recruit social care workers showing signs of success

AN ACTION plan to improve recruitment and retention of staff across social care roles is showing signs of success despite delays due to Covid-19. Vacancies in some departments, including social workers, are at the lowest level of recent years, a committee heard as it discussed an update of the social Continue Reading

Dog handlers praised for saving missing woman’s life

TWO police dog handlers have been commended for saving the life of a missing woman in Ceredigion. Dyfed-Powys Police offices PC Spencer Cowper and PC Michael Barnsley gave vital first aid to the woman who was found with a severe cut to her abdomen and was losing blood rapidly. The Continue Reading

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