Five new Town Councillors co-opted onto Neyland Town Council
Neyland Town Council now has nine Town Councillors - four ladies and five men. The remaining three casual vacancies will be re-advertised very soon.
Town Council supports very special Carnival this year
After an urgent request for financial assistance was made by the Neyland Carnival Committee the Town Council agreed a donation of £1000 to support the 100th Anniversary of our wonderful Carnival.
Goodbye Cllr. Simon Hancock and Town Clerk Jane Clark
A gathering of former Neyland Mayors, Town Councillors and Town Clerk bid farewell to Cllr. Simon Hancock and current Town Clerk Jane Clark at an event organised by Neyland Town Council last Thursday 26th May. Cllr. Hancock who is staying on as County Councillor for Neyland East was presented with a cut glass commemorative bowl while Jane Clark who was retiring after 8 years as Town Clerk was delighted with her gift of a voucher for cream tea at Penally Abbey. Both talked positively about their time on the Town Council and wished the new Council, formed after the recent Election, well. The buffet was provided by the SnackShack in Neyland High Street including the fantastic cake with the beautiful Neyland Town Council crest pictured above.
Neyland Town Council needs eight new Town Councillors. Please contact the Town Clerk for more details.
New Skatepark at Brunel Quay now open
Mayor, Cllr. Simon Hancock, officially opened the Brunel Quay skatepark this afternoon in front of Neyland Town Councillors and members of Neyland Youth Club who had a great time trying everything out.
Replacement Cherry Tree for Neyland Vale
Neyland Councillors Simon Hancock, Andrew Lye, Peter Hay and Ashleigh Phelan joined members of the Soroptimists to commemorate the planting of another cherry tree in Neyland Vale today. This tree replaces the one stolen last year.
Don’t forget to bring the kids to see Santa
Santa will be touring Neyland in his sleigh from 5pm on Friday 17th December. Bring the kids to see him in Neyland Community Hub from 5.30pm where he will be giving out presents to all Neyland children under 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Town Council pays tribute to Neyland Pharmacy
Staff from Neyland Pharmacy were invited to a presentation by Neyland Town Councillors on Monday 6th December to thank them for their services to the community of Neyland especially during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Jonathan David, Sarah Townsend, Julie Walters and Gillian Roberts were each presented with a personalised glass trophy together with flowers and a certificate for the Pharmacy. Shown here with Cllr. Gareth Lawlor, Deputy Mayor.
Great News for Skateboarders
Funding from the Welsh Government has been approved for the skatepark at Brunel Quay via Pembs County Council’s Play Capital Funding Panel – work will start early next year.
Artist impression of facilities to be provided.
Skate Park at Brunel Quay
On Wednesday 10th November Neyland Town Council unanimously voted to apply for grant funding for a skate park to be located on the existing concrete hardstanding at Brunel Quay, subject to successful grant funding and all necessary permissions.
The new skate park was officially opened on the 16th March by Mayor, Cllr. Dr. Simon Hancock and is proving to be a great success.
For more information contact the Town Clerk on 01646 629885 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Come To The Fireworks Night On The 6th November
Neyland Town Council and Neyland CIC present their Fireworks Night at the Neyland CIC with big screen live rugby, bar, childrens funfair and hot food. Firework Display starts at 6.15pm. Parking is limited so please park in the High Street carpark – see map.
Elm Grove To A477 Footpath Link
Work is due to commence on 20th September on the informal footpath link from Elm Grove to the A477 which was initially due to commence on 23rd June 2021, but was temporarily stopped in response to concerns about the proposed works and to allow time to consult.
Following a site meeting on 22nd June 2021 with residents and Cty Cllr Simon Hancock, it was clear that the scale of the scheme and the potential concern about children running through the gap in the hedge into cyclists or traffic on the main road was causing some concern. Therefore the scale of the scheme was reduced while achieving the desired link and adding a visual barrier to raise awareness of the point where the path meets the existing A477 shared use path.
Help To 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.is The 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 email@example.com or by post from Transport Strategy (Active Travel), PCC, County Hall, Haverfordwest SA61 1TP
Community Gardens In Neyland
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.
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Santa Claus Is Coming To Neyland!!!
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!
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Nature Friendly Areas
At the Neyland Town Council meeting, councillors supported an initiative to encourage a more nature friendly mowing regime. During lockdown in April and early May, we saw some beautiful wildflowers in some of the verges, providing a lot of pleasure for people passing by as well as nectar for bees and other pollinators. Sadly, these were mown in May and since.
This is what was decided to request from Pembrokeshire County Council.
- Default mowing for Neyland to be reduced from 14 to 10 times per year.
- No mowing in May in all areas.
- Designated nature friendly areas (NFAs) to be mowed twice a year, once in September and once in late March with cuttings removed.
- Short mown paths through, or alongside NFAs to show areas are being maintained.
- An appropriate sign to be placed at NFAs
NFAs to be decided but suggestions are Honeyborough Green (paths mown through like in photos), the bank below The Promenade, Honeyborough Road, and the grassy area below Cambrian Road.
We welcome comments from the community and suggestions of suitable sites.
Neyland Town Council Is Pleased To Support Greenacres Animal Rescue
Due to the Coronavirus situation all Neyland Town Council events are cancelled until further notice. This includes the Neyland Heroes presentation event on 18th March, the Mayor’s Tea, Cakes and bingo on 25th March and the Easter Egg hunt on Easter Saturday. The Mayor has reluctantly made this decision but it is in the best interests of Neyland residents at this present time.
If you need help with anything, please contact these numbers specially for dealing with the outbreak.
The community response number Neyland district, including Llanstadwell, Jordanston and Waterston is:
07311 215796 or email email@example.com
Performing Arts School Comes To Neyland
Free Community Lunch
Bee Friendly area at school
The front of Neyland school now has a bee-friendly area, with seeds paid for by the COOP, and the work done by Neyland and District Environment Enthusiasts. The children from the eco-committee designed posters to mark the area. The winner received a home-made bee hotel (made by Councillor Pollard-Powell) and £5 voucher donated by the COOP and all of them received £5 for their effort. The pictures were laminated and fixed to stakes by the mayor, Councillor McGarvie and hammered in by Councillor Pollard-Powell. The bee area is a work in progress. It currently has a lot of clover, which is loved by many bees.
Brunel Quay Gets Spruced Up!!
The historical items located at the entrance to Brunel Quay have recently been spruced up by one of our Neyland Town Councillors. Cllr Phil Wonnacott recently spend several days rubbing down and painting the Brunel Iron Bench, the two anchors and the bollards surrounding the Brunel Statue and they look much improved. The town council has over the past 12 months purchased a picnic table and several new benches for this area of the marina and with the painting of these items the area now looks even more inviting to residents and visitors. Neyland Town Council recently received funding from Pembrokeshire County Council’s Enhancing Pembrokeshire Fund to renew and replace the 14 information boards located from the entrance of the Marina up to Westfield Pill. The boards describe the history of the area and also provide information on the wildlife to be seen along the Brunel Path.
Free Bee Friendly Wild Flower Seeds for Neyland Gardeners!
Neyland Town Council has committed to the Bee friendly Scheme and is providing a FREE wildflower seed and bee ID pack to gardeners in Neyland. Supplies are limited and are on a first come first served basis. Please collect from Snack Shack or from the Town council offices in High St. We will be giving a trophy to the best wild flower display from the pack. The packs are for a 5m x 1m border (approx 16ft x 3ft.) Also included is an easy bumblebee ID sheet suitable for all ages.
Neyland Vale Improvement
Look what happened at Neyland Vale!
Neyland town council has had the top area of Neyland vale cleared so that is is once again the beautiful area it was, where people can walk and sit in clean and tidy surroundings. Neyland Vale is one of the prettiest areas of Neyland and it has been left to become overgrown and unsightly for many years. Now, however Neyland Town Council members have decided that Neyland can be improved by clearing and tidying the areas of town that have been left for too long. This area of town now looks amazing so take a walk down from Honeyborough Green and enjoy the beauty of this area. The before and after pictures demonstrate how bad it was and how much better it is now. Plans are in place to keep this area mowed and to plant some trees to make it look even better.
Special mention to Councillor Gareth Lawlor for his good work on this project.