PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: LEADER’S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, FRIDAY 27TH MARCH

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: LEADER’S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, FRIDAY 27TH MARCH

Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, Councillor David Simpson, has provided a further coronavirus update for Friday, 27th March, as follows:

Firstly I would like to offer a huge thank you to all the NHS staff, carers and support workers across Pembrokeshire. Everyone is appreciating the work that you are all doing in this very testing climate. The way you are looking after the most vulnerable in our communities, in the face of an unprecedented crisis, is commended

I would also like to thank the staff at Pembrokeshire County Council for supporting our communities during this period of unrest.

I know this must be an especially difficult and anxious time for all of you especially those who are being asked to work in the front line to maintain care and support to the people of Pembrokeshire. It is really important that you know how much that is appreciated by me and all Elected Members of Pembrokeshire County Council.

Press releases issued since my message yesterday are:

  • Covid19 Grants For Small Businesses:

https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/newsroom/covid-19-grants-for-small-businesses

I want to highlight that Business Grant application forms are now available on our website.

I also want to take this opportunity to remind you all of the importance of keeping within the Government’s guidance in relation to Social Distancing. Remember:

  • stay home
  • only go out for essential purposes
  • do not drive to the beach or other hot spots
  • avoid social gatherings
  • and stay safe

I wish you all a nice weekend and I will update you further next week.’

Useful links:

For further information contact: Len Mullins, Press and Public Relations Manager, on 01437 775387. The Council’s press releases are also available on the Authority’s website: http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: LEADER’S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, THURSDAY 26TH MARCH

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: LEADER’S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, THURSDAY 26TH MARCH

Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, Councillor David Simpson, has provided a further coronavirus update for Thursday 26th March, as follows:

I want to stress again the importance of listening to the government advice on how to tackle this virus; we all have a role to play.

We have taken steps to ensure that our own staff, or those working for us, who need to be in their workplace, or helping in the community as key workers, will have the necessary identification to confirm this, in terms of the policing of this measure.

I would also highlight that due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic, Pembrokeshire County Council is looking for staff to work with us on a temporary basis within our Social Care Directorate as Home Care (Domiciliary Care) and Residential Care Workers.

We are particularly keen to hear from those staff who have previous experience in these sectors, but if you feel that you have relevant transferable skills and you would be willing to undertake the necessary training then we would like to hear from you.

All roles will require flexibility in terms of location, and hours worked which could include early mornings, evenings and weekends. 

Please complete the application and indicate on this form which roles you would be interested in and your availability in terms of location and available hours.

If you have any queries or would like further information please contact Emma James (01437 775071), Kerry Cox (01437 776580), Jo Pugh-Davies (01437 775823) or Rebecca Noyce (01437 775534). Further details are available at: https://jobs.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/etrec106gf.display_srch_all?wvid=7472197Xwc


Press releases issued since my message yesterday are:

The more general updates I want to highlight today are:

  • we are working on the Business Grant application process and will be issuing further details on this shortly
  • we have already issued a range of information and advice to local businesses
  • we have set up a new Community Information hub on our website

  • Rights of Way are remaining open. However, we will be monitoring the situation. Please ensure you keep your social distancing and consider whether using the paths is essential.’

Useful links:

For further information contact: Len Mullins, Press and Public Relations Manager, on 01437 775387. The Council’s press releases are also available on the Authority’s website: http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

NOTICE: 25th March 2020

NOTICE: 25th March 2020

CORONAVIRUS: HOW TO ACCESS HELP OR VOLUNTEER TO HELP OTHERS

A one stop shop for information on how to access help or volunteer to help others during the coronavirus pandemic has gone live.

The Community Coordination Hub (https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-community-information/community-hu)b went operational on Monday, with key worker staff from Pembrokeshire County Council, PAVS and Delta Wellbeing.

The website – which will continue to be updated – features information for those who need help, those who wish to volunteer and links to community coronavirus support groups.

The Hub can also be contacted on 01437 776301 or emailing communitycovid19@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: LEADER’S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, FRIDAY 27TH MARCH

NOTICE: 25th March 2020

WASTE AND RECYCLING CENTRES CLOSE BUT KERBSIDE COLLECTIONS CONTINUE

Pembrokeshire’s six Waste and Recycling centres have now closed but kerbside waste and recycling collections across the County are to continue.

Public Health Wales has issued the following advice for disposal of personal waste during the coronavirus outbreak:

Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths/ wipes should be placed securely within a disposable rubbish or plastic bag.

These bags should be placed into another second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste.

This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being placed in your usual residual “grey” bags for collection.

Please ensure all recycling is sorted correctly. With reduced staffing levels, this will help Council staff to collect and empty your recycling more easily.

NOTICE: 25th March 2020

NOTICE: 25th March 2020

RIGHTS OF WAY STAY OPEN – BUT REMAIN UNDER REVIEW

Following careful consideration, it has been decided to keep Pembrokeshire County Council’s public rights of way network open for now.

The decision will remain under review and may change if areas are identified where groups of people are congregating and actively ignoring measures set out by the Government.

Members of the public must follow the directions for social distancing if using the paths.

Use local routes and not travel to other parts of the countryside unnecessarily.

Please keep to the paths, keep your distance from other people and landowners, continue to follow the restrictions.

Coastal car parks have been closed by the County Council.

Council-run play areas – are closed.

Within Pembrokeshire many public rights of way, including the coast path are managed by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (PCNPA). Details of any path closures within the National Park area can be checked via the PCNPA website at https://www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/

PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL: LEADER’S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE, FRIDAY 27TH MARCH

NOTICE: 23rd March, 2020

REDUCED BUS SERVICE ON SOME ROUTES

A reduced service is being introduced on two bus routes from Tuesday 24th March.

A two-hourly service will operate on the T11 and T5 Trawscymru services.

The T11 route runs between

  • Fishguard – St Davids – Haverfordwest

The T5 routes run between:

  • Cardigan – Newport – Dinas – Fishguard – Haverfordwest

  • Aberystwyth – Aberaeron – Newquay – Aberporth – Cardigan

Please do not travel unless absolutely necessary and avoid close contact with other people by staying two metres away.”

All bus passengers should check their timetables before travelling as the next few weeks might see changes to other bus timetables as well.

To view the revised T5 and T11 timetables (and all other bus timetables in Pembrokeshire) please go to www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/transport and click on ‘bus timetables’

Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust visit

Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust visit

Our partners PLANED welcomed Alison Ward and Steve Watson from Wessex CLT, who have helped 50 communities across Devon, Dorset and Somerset, create Community Land Trusts. PLANED is working with representatives from Wessex CLT to develop best practice in community-led affordable housing solutions in Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust (CLT) is a LEADER funded project administered by PLANED. The Pembrokeshire CLT is working with communities to deliver genuinely and permanently affordable homes, that are owned and run by local people, for local people, that generate incomes for their communities. Wessex were overwhelmed by the vision and were delighted to be introduced to so many inspiring, community-minded people. They visited community representatives in Crymych, Boncath, Roch and Solva.

Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust Officer, Jo Rees-Wigmore commented “We are delighted to have this opportunity to replicate some of the successes here in Pembrokeshire, that Wessex have achieved in the West Country. To help communities create affordable housing solutions for local people who otherwise may be unable to live in the community that they were born or brought up in. In so doing, we are helping create sustainable communities for future generations and we are very much looking forward to supporting those communities who wish to set up a Community Land Trust.”

Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED has provided funding of £60,410 to develop the Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust project. This is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.