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Port of Milford Haven’s CEO to step down from role



Andy Jones, CEO at the Port of Milford Haven has announced he will step down from his role at the end of April 2022.

He became CEO in 2018 and will have been at the Port for 11 years.

Andy Jones (Image: Port of Milford Haven)

The Port Authority has praised Jones’ significant role in building a positive culture at the Port, creating an environment of collaboration, helping to ensure the delivery of some key strategic priorities and set the vision for the Port’s future.

The decision to step down was reportedly a difficult one for Mr Jones as he remains vested in the future of Pembrokeshire but feels the time is right for him personally to step back and hand over the reins to take the Port forward into its future.

Andy Jones said: “The team at the Port is led by a committed Board of Directors, a passionate Senior Management Team and a fantastic team of employees who I’ve had the pleasure working with over the last 11 years. I know they will continue to ensure the Port plays a crucial role in building the Haven’s prosperity.”

Chris Martin, Chairman said: “We will miss Andy but he leaves the Port in a strong position for future growth and we sincerely thank him for his vision, leadership and contributions and wish him the absolute best in all his future plans and endeavours.”

The Nomination Committee of the Board are responsible for appointing a replacement CEO and Goodson Thomas have been appointed to assist the Board with the search and selection process.


(Lead image: Port of Milford Haven)

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Over £100m spending on Pembrokeshire school building projects agreed




Councillors in Pembrokeshire have agreed a significant investment in schools in the county

Proposals backed include a £62.4m investment in the community of Milford Haven with the creation of new-build primary and secondary schools in the town through the use of the Welsh Government Mutual Investment Model (MIM).

Councillors also agreed the teaching and learning environments for children who attend Portfield School in Haverfordwest and the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre (PLC) in Neyland need to be significantly improved, with a £38.5m investment into the two sites. This work will be funded under Band B of the 21st Century Schools Programme.

A total of £20.3m will be invested at Portfield School, which provides education for pupils with statements of special educational needs aged between 3-19 years.

Meanwhile £18.2m will be spent on improving the Neyland site of the Pembrokeshire Learning Centre, which provides education for pupils aged between 11 and 16 with complex needs.

Cllr Guy Woodham, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “While there are further stages as part of both the Band B 21st Century Schools funding and separate MIM proposal that we now need to successfully complete in partnership with Welsh Government, today represents a significant positive step forward in achieving Cabinet’s commitment to delivering all 21st Century School capital projects and significant investment in Milford Haven, Portfield School and the PLC.


“My thanks go to all those who have worked very hard to get us to where we are today, and I look forward to continuing to work with all those now involved in successfully delivering these exciting school capital projects that will provide the best educational facilities for learners.”

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Green hydrogen electrolyser and car refueler arrive at Milford Haven Waterfront




Pembrokeshire County Council say they are leading the way in renewable energy with a collaborative £4.5 million project exploring the vital role hydrogen could play in a decarbonised energy future.

Milford Haven : Energy Kingdom (MH:EK) is a two-year ‘detailed design’ project, completing in 2022, exploring what a renewable energy based Smart Local Energy System could look like for the Milford Haven Waterway – including the concept of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (HFCEV).

The aim is to gather detailed insight into the whole energy system around the Waterway, looking at how to make, using and distributing hydrogen financially viable within the different energy sectors of buildings, industry, power and transport.

The MH:EK team will investigate the potential of local renewable energy, including solar, onshore wind, future offshore wind and biomass for decarbonised gas transition.

One element of the project involves a consumer trial of two Riversimple ‘Rasa’ HFCEV’s. The MH:EK team is building a green hydrogen electrolyser and refueler on Milford Waterfront – and this will be used to produce green hydrogen on site to fuel the two trial HFCEV’s.

The project will demonstrate the practical application of hydrogen technology. The aim is to test the feasibility of two hydrogen powered Rasa cars. They will be built by Welsh company Riversimple, and operate as fleet cars in and around the Haven.


Pembrokeshire County Councillor Cris Tomos, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Welsh Language, said: ‘We welcome the progress made by the partnership, particularly in view of recent news that new petrol and diesel cars will not be sold in the UK after 2030. This innovative approach will help us to switch to a low carbon future and promoting sustainable transport as we respond to the climate change emergency.’

Work is underway and should be operational for the trial in July. A hydrogen-ready smart hybrid heating system is also being designed and will be installed and tested in an operational Port building.

(Lead image: Pembrokeshire Council)

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Three arrests as suspected cocaine worth £12,000 seized in Milford Haven




Three people have been arrested as suspected cocaine worth up to £12,200 was seized in Milford Haven.

Dyfed-Powys Police carried out a warrant at a house in the town on the evening of Friday, June 11, where 122g of what is believed to be cocaine was found. This is estimated to have a street value of between £9,760 and £12,200 depending on its purity.

The occupant of the address – a 59-year-old man – was not present at the time, however he was later arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. He has been released under investigation pending the result of forensic, digital and financial enquiries.

As enquiries progressed, officers made two further arrests over the weekend.


A 33-year-old man from Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possession of an offensive weapon after police stopped the car he was driving. A quantity of white powder was seized by Greater Manchester Police during a warrant at the address he gave officers in custody.

A 27-year-old woman from the Stockport area was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Both have been released on bail with the condition not to enter Pembrokeshire.

Detective Constable Phillip Jones said: “This was a significant drugs seizure, and we will continue our enquiries with the view to securing a swift outcome.


“I would like to thank all officers involved over the weekend for their dedication and diligence.”

(Lead image: Dyfed Powys Police)

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