Dyfed-Powys Police Survey
Dyfed-Powys Police have launched a public consultation on police funding and would like your assistance. They have written the following to the Town Council:
“As you will already be aware, local policing is funded from a Home Office grant, as well as contributions from the public via the Council Tax, known as the police precept. Decisions made in recent years have resulted in less money being available to deliver vital services for our communities, and with the continued threats of cuts from central government alongside the recently announced review of the funding formula it is a critical time for Police funding. I firmly believe that the public should have a strong voice in the decision to make changes to the public’s contribution through the Council Tax and that once agreed, the impact is clearly explained. Funding decisions must be translated into impact on services, and if the budget is cut, the public must realise what might be lost. On the other hand, if the decision is to increase the contributions, it is important that the public feel that they are getting value for money and a tangible benefit from the increase. I look forward to hearing the public’s opinion on this critical issue. The questions I would like to seek the public’s views on are included on the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SZ9956P
The survey also includes detail on the impact that various changes to the police precept would have both on the public’s purse, but also on the overall policing budget. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the survey, please contact my office. The survey opened on 24/11/2017 and ends on the 15/12/2017.”
This is a chance to make your views known so please take a few minutes to complete the survey.
The results from the popular recent ‘Wish Trees’ are in. The two most popular wishes are support for the Lota Poject and Theatr Gwaun. A public event has been organised and these two projects will each give a presentation. Go along to have your say. The event is on Monday 4th. December. See the What’s On page full full details.
Recycle More from Pembrokeshire
Following on from the recent meeting about refuse and recycling Pembrokeshire County Council will now be in the market hall Thursday 7th December with further information and samples of boxes and bags. See the What’s On page for further details.
Children in Need
The Fishguard & District Round Table have done it again. A phenomenal £3334.72 raised for Children in Need with the Lower Town bridge collection. Well done to everyone involved and to those that donated.
Goodwick Youth Bank
Goodwick Youth Bank will be holding a grant panel meeting in January 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday 22nd December 2018. All completed applications should be sent to Pembrokeshire Youth Service, North Wing, County Hall Haverfordwest SA61 1TP
St Davids and Fishguard in bid for UK City of Culture
St Davids has registered is intent to bid for the UK City of Culture in 2021. The bid will include the old “hundred” of Dewisland plus Fishguard and Roach. There are now 11 cities in the process and St Davids is currently 4th favourite to win! If successful there will be enormous boost to the local economy plus funding of £3m from the national lottery.
Boost to Fishguard library opening hours
Fishguard Library is set to re-open on Fridays from April 1st – thanks to Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council agreeing to fund the additional hours. Since April 2015, the library has closed on Fridays as a result of the ongoing financial pressures faced by Pembrokeshire County Council. But following negotiations between the two authorities, the Town Council’s Finance Committee has agreed to cover the cost to enable the library to re-open six days a week. It follows a meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday (10th January) at which councillors approved the finance committee’s proposal to fund opening hours on Fridays for an initial period of 12 months. Cllr Elwyn Morse, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said: “I’m delighted that the agreement has been reached with Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council, and we are very appreciative of their commitment to the library.
“Fishguard Library is a very well-used resource and I’m sure the return to full opening hours will prove popular with the local community. The library also houses the magnificent Last Invasion Tapestry and there is no doubt that this investment will also be a boost to tourism in the local area.”
Local Government elections
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Wi-Fi in Fishguard and Goodwick
Free public WiFi is up and running in Lower Town, West St car park, Ocean Lab, Beeches Diner and the Seafront Garage in Goodwick.
If you go down to the Parrog car park, for example, you can connect to the Fishguard and Goodwick Town Wi-Fi. The first time you connect, open a bowser and you will be asked to enter your email address and your name, click the box to accept conditions etc and optionally to receive information and the your are connected. Then Surf the internet on beach!
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