A precept of £60 per household agreed!

Neyland Town Council has recently agreed to set a precept of £60 per household for the residents of Neyland which represents an increase of £2 per household or a little over 3%.

The increase is to accommodate some of the additional responsibilities to be taken on by the town council including the maintenance of newly-acquired public land and take account of prices and inflation.

The council acknowledges the need for repair and refurbishment of the existing play equipment at the Victoria Court play Park.A new budget will be created for the maintenance of green spaces as the Council wil be taking over the ownership and responsibility for the play Park and the green field at Belle Vue.

The town development budget will provide for the provision of wi-fi for the town centre and the refurbishment of the information boards at Brunel Quay.

The total Town Council budget will be £89,140.40 and by increasing the precept to £60.00 this will bring in a sum of £80,424 plus other income to a total of £83,924. The shortfall of £5,210.40 will be met from reserves.

The Mayor of Neyland, Dr Simon Hancock said the council would be allocating sums for twinning and Christmas festivities and the council was determined that council taxpayers would get good value for money. ‘We want to do the very best for residents in spending the precept.’

Neyland Ladies Choir

choirhandoverAt the recent Annual General Meeting, Janet Knight was elected as new Chairlady and Janice Spearing stepped in to the role of Secretary. The outgoing Chairlady, Noreen Hadfield, said it had been an honour to serve as chairlady for the last two years and had enjoyed making new friends along the way. She wished the new committee every success for the coming year.

The meeting was well attended and it was a pleasure to have the company of the Choir President, Dr. Simon Hancock who congratulated the choir on the work they have carried out in the community and for local charities. Dr. Hancock wished the choir well for the forthcoming year and a special mention was made for continued success as the choir enters its 40th year in 2017.

At the end of the meeting Janet Knight presented the Waterford crystal bowl for safekeeping to the outgoing Chairlady, Noreen Hadfield. The bowl was given to the choir during its 1997 tour to Ireland for their performance at the Waterford factory.

For information regarding the choir visit www.neylandladieschoir.weebly.com

Neyland Youth Club Summer Term 2016

1 Attendance figures for last term remained high even though we had some glorious summer evenings when we were competing with other activities within the town and the ever popular jumping off the pontoon! This year the admittance of new Year 6 members was staggered, they were not allowed in until they had reached their 11th birthday and I think this was one of the reasons our attendance remained high. We also have a great outside area where members can sit and relax on picnic benches purchased with the Neyland Town Council Development Grant , or take part in sports activities. A group of young people and their tutor from Milford Haven Youth Matters based in Milford Haven Youth Club very kindly came along and assembled the benches for us.

2Sessions this term included ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, where members had to eat bugs, put their hands in slime, identify revolting looking foodstuffs etc in order to win vouchers to spend in the Tuck Shop. We held a tea party for the Queen’s 90th birthday, an American Thanksgiving themed night with food, quiz and games, held a Treasure Hunt, ran a sweepstake for the Euro 2016 Football championship and glass painting.

3We received money from the Mayor’s Fund which has enabled us to buy some new sports equipment for use inside and outside the club. Cllr Mrs Margaret Brace made a visit to our Youth Forum meeting where she presented us with a cheque for £400, this was from fund raising events held during her term of office.

N4eyland Youth Club
Tel no: 01437 775471 Opening Times for Year 7 and above From September 2016
Day 5.00pm – 6.30pm 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Monday After School Club Youth Club
Tuesday Alternative weeks :Youth Forum or Girls Group (Year 8 and above) Youth Club
4.30pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday Youth Club Closed

Neyland Carnival 2016

Some photos and videos from Neyland Carnival on 9th July 2016 – details of winners of prizes etc are on the Western Telegraph website

Songs of Praise

The 22nd Songs of Praise celebration was held at the Hotel Gardens, Brunel Quay Neyland last Sunday afternoon and was well attended despite a short spell of rain. The event was originally held in 1995 and is organised by Churches Together in Neyland. Only three times has it had to be held indoors on account of bad weather.

Eight rousing hymns were sung and the Mayor of Neyland Councillor Simon Hancock said “The Neyland Ladies Choir. Haverfordwest Male voice Choir and Milford Haven Town Band were all in fine form. Sincere thanks to the musical directors, accompanists, representatives of all the various churches and all who helped in any way to support this much-loved event.”

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Neyland Civic Service Sunday 17 July 2016 12 Noon

The above civic service will be held on Sunday at 12.00 noon at St Clement’s Church, Neyland to mark the election of Cllr Simon Hancock as mayor of the town.

A warm invitation is extended to everyone to attend the church service which will be conducted by the Rev Alan Chadwick.

The collection will be in aid of the mayoral charities, Neyland Brownies, St Clement’s Church Hall Fund and Shalom House.

Shelter Cymru

We are arranging a joint
steering group and Networking Event for all our partners in
Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.  The event will give
us the opportunity to tell you how the project is performing
and give you all a chance to Network
and feedback.  The Event will start at 10:30 at the
Queens Hall in Narberth and lunch will be provided.  We
anticipate that the event will end at 1pm.  There will
be an opportunity to have a stall to showcase your own
projects/work you do.  Please let me know
if you would be interested in attending and also if you
would like a stall so that we can make the appropriate

Please also find attached our surgery calendar for May – July 2016 – please feel
free to share this with any of your contacts.

Kind Regards,

Leanne Atkinson

Cyngor 50+ Project Administrator
Gweinyddwr Prosiect

Shelter Cymru Llanelli

T:  01554 899371

Pembs Dates May – July 16 [WORD document]

Final Grant Applications Submitted (Community Hub)

After an exhaustive few months our work is done and it’s
a case of sit back and see…….

The team have worked flat out over the last few months and
both of the applications submitted in recent weeks have
consisted of thousands of pages of reports, financials
appraisals, plans, policies and procedures. We hope it will
all be worth it (there is £1,000,000 riding on these two)
but we will know the outcome before the end of this summer
and of course I’ll let you all know how we get on.

We’ve given ourselves the best possible chance of securing this funding. With enabling
works on the site now complete and £800,000 already
committed to the scheme we are confident we’ve put
together two really strong applications. Time will
tell……. If things have gone well, we envisage making a
start on site before the end of this year with the New
Community Hub being up and running early in 2018.


Len Mullins
01437 775387
12th May, 2016

Neyland Community SchoolNeyland Community School is one of four schools in the county to receive a Partnership Working Award from the Family Information Service (FIS).

To win the award the school had to satisfy a number of criteria including promoting the FIS through presentations and meetings.
Neyland School’s family liaison officer, TJ Stables (left) is pictured with pupils Megan Lewis, Anais Phillips and Sara Llewellyn with family information officer, Laura Richards.

For further information contact: Len Mullins, Press and Public Relations Manager, on 01437 775387. The Council’s press releases are also available on the Authority’s website:

Neyland Youth Club News Spring Term 2016

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At the end of last term Neyland Youth Forum raised £103 for H.O.P.E. Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre by having fund raising tables at two school Christmas Fairs.  Originally the money was to be split between the youth club and H.O.P.E. but members voted to donate the whole amount to the charity.This term the Youth Forum successfully applied for funding for garden plants, including bedding plants for the area at Police’s Bank in High Street. They will be planting the flowers in June with help from Neyland Town Councillor Mrs Judith Wilson.
Here are just a few examples of the sessions we have had:
Pembrokeshire People First facilitated a Hate Crime Workshop for members, followed by a question and answer session.
St David’s Day we had cawl, bara brith and a Welsh themed quiz.
Chinese New Year we made bunting, coloured Year of the Monkey pictures and had a rice eating competition.
Pancake Day we lost count of the number of pancakes that were made …… and eaten!
Boogle has now taken over from Scrabble as the most popular board game.
A Easter Egg Hunt on the last day of term.

Baking continues to very popular, we have continued this activity on a weekly basis with members making Marmalade Cake, Victoria Sandwich and Gingerbread Biscuits to name just a few. A very popular activity that all members took part in was a Cup Cake decorating competition.

The Beauty Saloon is a hit with the girls where they regularly wash and style each other’s hair.

NEW FOR THIS TERM – A Year 6 After School Club running on a Wednesday between 4.30 and 6.00. Members need to have had their 11th birthday before they can attend.  Entry is free.

New Eco-Friendly Haven Pod to provide unique accommodation in Wales

DSCF3942 IMG_8433Neyland Yacht Haven has launched a new Haven Pod cabin-style lodge which takes the phrase “waterfront accommodation” to a new level.

The cabin-style lodge floats on the water in the marina surrounding by boats and the stunning Pembrokeshire National Park. The eco-friendly cabin, which sleeps two adults and two children, is built from ethically-sourced balau and cedar wood, floating on up-cycled pontoons and finished with Fair Trade products.

The pod itself has all the amenities families would need from a self-catered accommodation including a kitchenette and kitchen essentials, a dining table and chairs, TV, sofa, Wi-Fi and a stunning private terrace.

Marina Manager James Cotton described his delight at the opening of the Haven Pod saying, “It has been a six month project from start to finish so it is a great to see the eco-friendly lodge open for guests. The appearance of the cabin is very unique so we’ve had a lot of curious onlookers while the finishing touches have been made!”

The Haven Pod is open for bookings with prices per night starting from £60 during the summer months. For more information, visit www.yachthavens.com/neyland or call 01646 601601.

Editor’s notes

Contact James Cotton at Neyland Yacht Haven for further information or high res images. Email James@neylandyachthaven.com or call 01646 601601

Address: Neyland Yacht Haven, Brunel Quay, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, SA73 1PY

About Neyland Yacht Haven

Located within the coastal Pembrokeshire National Park, Neyland Yacht Haven offers marina berths for over 400 boats.

The marina offers free parking, a chandlery, convenience, bike hire, and food and drinks at the popular Bar Restaurant.

See www.yachthavens.com for more details