HELP US IMPROVE ACTIVE TRAVEL IN NEYLAND – The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 makes it a legal requirement for Local Authorities in Wales to map and plan for suitable routes for Active Travel in their area. Active travel refers to walking and cycling (including use of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs) to make everyday journeys, such as journeys to work, to the shops or to access services, such as health, leisure centres and bus/rail stations. To help with this aim, Pembrokeshire County Council is producing an Active Travel Network Map (ATNM) which is a plan of walking and cycling routes in designated settlements, including Neyland. The ATNM will be used to inform where improvements to walking and cycling should be made and will help make journeys on foot or by bike easier and safer for everyone, particularly those who don’t currently walk or cycle often and people who use mobility aids. In order to design a network that works for everyone, PCC would like to consult to get the views of as many people as possible. You can take part in the consultation exercise online through the interactive mapping tool at https://pembrokeshire.commonplace.isThe map allows participants to flag up issues, problems and success on a plan of each active travel settlement and add comments. The first stage of the consultation will close on 31st March 2021.This is a three-stage consultation and the findings will assist the council to identify upgrades to existing Active Travel facilities and create new walking and cycling routes. The second step will be to share the findings and ask people what they think and the third step will give members of the public a final say on the ATNM before it is sent to Welsh Govt for approval. For those unable to access it online, printed copies of the network map and survey can be provided via email, free of charge from firstname.lastname@example.org or by post from Transport Strategy (Active Travel), PCC, County Hall, Haverfordwest SA61 1TP
At a recent council meeting, Members pledged to plant a quantity of new trees in Neyland and would like residents’ opinions on where they think trees should be planted and what type of trees they prefer. Please let us know by emailing email@example.com or by telephoning 01646 602873.
If you registered an interest in having a Community Garden in Neyland some time ago, the Council is interested to know what sort of fencing you would prefer to have around the gardens ie wooden picket fencing, a hedge, metal fencing to suggest a few. Please let us know what you think by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01646 602873.
Santa is coming to Neyland on Friday 18th December from 5.00pm. Starting at Honeyborough Roundabout he will travel along the following streets:
Honeyborough Road, Wood Lane, Westfield Drive, Kensington Road into John Street, Sportsway, Osborn Park. He will return back along John Street and then down High Street and PIcton Road and across the Promenade. He will then loop around ST clement’s Road/Neyland Hill, Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Riga Avenue, James Street/ Charles Street and travel up and down Cambrian Road/Lawrenny Street.
Listen out for the Christmas music and please don’t congregate in groups for everyone’s safety. Sorry Santa won’t be able to stop and hand out sweets this year!