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First look at spectacular new Milford Haven hotel revealed

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New computer-generated images have been unveiled giving the first look inside a new 100-bedroom hotel being built as part of the Milford Waterfront development in Milford Haven.

Set to launch in Spring 2022, the new hotel will be managed and operated by the team responsible for the iconic Celtic Manor Resort. This exciting destination is the latest addition to the expanding portfolio in The Celtic Collection and the Tŷ Hotels family, in partnership with the Port of Milford Haven.

Artist’s impression of the new Ty Hotel on Milford Waterfront (Image: Milford Waterfront / Holder Mathias Architects)

The CGIs released today show the spectacular views that will be enjoyed right on the water’s edge by guests at the hotel’s brasserie restaurant and bar. Other images reveal the fresh contemporary design of the bedrooms, again showing off the views over Milford Marina that will be such a feature of the new destination.

The Celtic Manor Resort made global headlines when it staged the 2010 Ryder Cup and the 2014 NATO Summit, and The Celtic Collection will be bringing its knowledge and expertise to operating the new hotel.

The 46,000 sq ft property will be located at the entrance to Milford Waterfront on the Pembrokeshire Coast and will provide a perfect base to stay and explore the area. It will feature four floors of bedroom accommodation and benefit from picture-postcard views across Milford Marina.

Standard King Room with marina view (Image: Ty Hotels)

With a wide range of rooms available, including family rooms, the hotel will be suitable for all types of business and leisure travellers, and provide the perfect base to explore the stunning West Wales coastline. The largest rooms will feature waterfront views, balconies, and a seating area.

Superior Family Room with marina view and balcony (Image: Ty Hotels)

The restaurant will offer wide ranging views across the waterfront and will feature a brasserie menu with crowd-pleasing dishes using the very best of local Pembrokeshire produce, from the land and the sea.

Construction work commenced in January 2021 and has been ongoing throughout the year, with the hotel expected to be completed in time for opening in the Spring of 2022.

The Tŷ Hotel will provide a significant draw for new tourists to Milford Haven and Pembrokeshire, as part of a major redevelopment of the waterfront. Around 50 permanent jobs will be created in the hotel’s operations, with many more supported in the supply chain.

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Chief Executive at the Port of Milford Haven, Andy Jones, said: “This is a brilliant step towards the opening of this substantial investment in Milford Haven. We are proud to be working to deliver this quality hotel with The Celtic Collection, who share our vision for Milford Waterfront as a unique and exciting place to visit, stay and enjoy.”

The Celtic Collection Chief Executive Ian Edwards said: “We are incredibly excited to launch in Pembrokeshire, in partnership with the Port of Milford Haven. Milford Haven is the ideal home for our latest Tŷ Hotel. The area is world-renowned thanks to its spectacular coastline and landscape, and its welcoming people.

“We’re particularly looking forward to working with local suppliers and the community to bring more visitors and a welcome boost to the local economy.”

(Lead image: Ty Hotels)

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‘Eco Park’ proposed for Milford Haven to process county’s recycling

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Pembrokeshire County Council is planning to build an “Eco Park” to support the county’s kerbside recycling collection service.

The council are urging people to give their views through a pre application consultation (PAC) exercise.

In November 2019 Pembrokeshire County Council introduced a new household recycling and waste collection service and Pembrokeshire is now very proud to be Wales’ top recycler.

The introduction of the new service has resulted in the household recycling rate for Pembrokeshire increasing from 57% in 2017/18 to 71.65% for 2019/20, with a further increase to 73.2% for 2020/21.

To support the kerbside collection service, the Council has been operating an interim facility at Pembroke Port (Units 29 & 41).

However, due the temporary nature of the facility, future plans at the site, and to allow the Council to continue to further increase recycling capabilities, land has been identified at Amoco Road, Milford Haven, SA73 3FB, as a suitable site for a permanent Eco Park for Pembrokeshire.

The proposed development is essential to ensure the Council can continue to provide the statutory services surrounding Waste and Recycling Collections across Pembrokeshire.

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The facility will enable materials collected across Pembrokeshire to be bulked, sorted and stored prior to onward transfer to a processing and disposal facilities across Wales and the UK.

It is proposed that the Eco Park be built in four stages:

  • Phase 1: Recycling transfer facility and associated access roads.
    This phase will also contain an office and visitor centre, offering the opportunity for groups to come learn about waste and recycling.
  • Phase 2: Vehicle / staff parking area. A vehicle maintenance workshop and staff welfare facilities are also planned as part of this phase.
  • Phase 3: Residual waste and recycling facility
  • Phase 4: Publicly accessible waste and recycling centre (WRC)

The proposed site will not only future proof the waste facility but will allow a much needed modern replacement for the Winsel Waste and Recycling Centre (WRC) to be built.

Winsel currently services a substantial proportion of Pembrokeshire households (about 30% of all WRC waste and recycling collected went through Winsel over the last three years), but the facility is no longer fit for purpose.

This is due to infrastructure works required associated with Environmental Permit Regulations and limitations associated with development options and access.

Pembrokeshire County Council wants to hear your views on the proposed Eco Park via the PAC and through a community engagement event.

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Cllr Cris Tomos, the Council Cabinet Member for Environment, urged members of the public to learn more about the proposed development.

“This is an important development for waste and recycling in Pembrokeshire,” he added.

“Pembrokeshire has established itself as the number one recycling county in Wales but to maintain that position and recycle even more, we need the infrastructure to be able to do so.

“Please take the opportunity to learn more about the proposed Eco Park and add your views.”

More information and the ability to have your say on the proposals is available on the council’s website.

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(Lead image: Pembrokeshire Council)

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Warning of the dangers from carbon monoxide after newly installed alarm activated at vulnerable Pembrokeshire resident’s home

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Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Safety Team are urging those with fuel burning appliances, fires, and stoves in the community to install working Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors following a lucky escape by a Milford Haven resident after a ‘Safe & Well’ visit by the Fire and Rescue Service.

On-Call Firefighters Neil Phillips and Huw Davies who are currently assisting the Community Safety Team with safe and well visits attended a property of a resident in Milford Haven, following a referral from the Pembrokeshire Community Alarm Service.

The Pembrokeshire community alarm service is an emergency telephone service with special features to suit the visually impaired, hard of hearing and people with mobility and other disabilities.

During the visit, the firefighters fitted a Carbon Monoxide detector, that was linked to the community alarms system, after noting that there was a gas fire appliance within the property.

Later that same day, Milford Haven Fire Station were called to the property after the CO detector started to sound and automatically dialled out to the alarm system. Crews established that there was a problem with the gas fire within the property and safeguarded the resident by working with their utilities company to isolate the fireplace.

Will Stephenson, Crew Manager for Community Safety in Pembrokeshire added: “Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and this incident is a clear example of. how important carbon monoxide detectors are in the home. The team were relieved that they were able to avert a potential tragedy this time and we urge others to consider the risks associated with fuel burning appliances.

“This incident also emphasises the importance of working collaboratively with our partner agencies in our communities, as without that referral the consequences could have been much worse, and also the importance of our retained firefighters carrying out ‘Safe and Well’ visits.”

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Carbon Monoxide is produced when certain fuels are not properly burnt. This includes gas, oil and solid fuels such as coal, coke and wood. Carbon Monoxide can also seep into properties via shared flues or chimneys and can even permeate through brick walls and plaster.

Karen Jones, Head of Community Safety for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service added: “Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that has no colour, no taste or smell. Fuel burning appliances such as stoves, fires, boilers and water heaters can produce carbon monoxide if they are incorrectly fitted, badly repaired or poorly maintained, or if flues, chimneys or vents are blocked.

“It is vital that those with such appliances ensure that they are serviced regularly, flues are kept clear, homes are well ventilated and working carbon monoxide detectors are installed in the correct areas of the home and that they are also regularly tested.”

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have provided further information on what you can do to prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning on their website.

A ‘Safe & Well’ check can be completed by the Fire and Rescue Service by calling 0800 169 1234 or via their website referral form.

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Lead image: Neil and Huw at MAWWFRS Pembrokeshire Community Safety Team

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Over £100m spending on Pembrokeshire school building projects agreed

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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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