Temporary road closure – John St

Temporary road closure – John Street, Neyland

I have received a request from our Highway Asset Management Section for the temporary closure of John Street, Neyland, from its junction with Kensington Road, east to its junction with Frederick Street.

The closure is necessary so that carriageway resurfacing works can be carried out.

To minimise disruption, the closure is proposed to commence on Tuesday 7th April 2015 for five days.
The alternative route for traffic will be via Kensington Road, High Street, Lawrenny Street and Sportsway.

I attach a plan for your information detailing the closure and alternative route. Should you have any comments regarding the above proposal I would be grateful to receive them by Monday 16th March 2015.



Kelly Morris
Traffic Section
Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall
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Neyland Ladies Choir

On 23rd February a few of the ladies went to Portfield School to have an informal concert to help the school celebrate St David’s day. Yvonne Byrant and Peter Griffiths put together a fun programme so that everyone could participate, which went down well with both the pupils and the choir ladies. Action songs such as ‘My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean’, ‘Swing Low’, ‘He’s got the Whole World in his hands’ had the audience and choir competing to see who would do the best job and there was a great deal of laughter when some of the ladies’ co-ordination left much to be desired. With a few well known Welsh hymns and the National Anthem, the afternoon was a huge success and the choir left the school with a promise to be back next year.

The next engagement will be on March 12th at Bethesda Baptist Chapel when the choir will give a concert to raise funds for the British Red Cross. There will be a varied programme to suit everyone and, with guest soloists,  I’m sure the evening will be very enjoyable.

Neyland Ladies Choir

On Saturday 31st January the choir took part in the Light up a Light event at Picton Castle for the Paul Sartori Foundation.  The choir, led by musical director Lynne Kelleher and accompanied by Peter Griffiths, opened with a beautiful rendition of ‘Benedictus’  followed by  ‘In Flanders Fields’. The second half of the programme started with ‘Be Thou My Vision’ and the ladies then sang the beautiful Welsh hymn ‘Lausanne’.  The choir and the audience joined together for the final item ‘You Raise me Up’ and also lit candles in remembrance of loved ones who have used the services of the Foundation.

The choir programme is building up for 2015 with the promise of a busy year ahead. The next concert will be on March 12 at Bethesda Baptist Chapel , Neyland for the British Red Cross Society.

The ladies will have their post  Christmas dinner on Friday 20th February.

For information contact Noreen (01646 600102) or Joan (01646 278078)

Temporary Road Closure – Pembrokeshire Duathlon – The Promenade/Picton Road, Neyland


Notice is hereby given that Pembrokeshire County Council is to make an Order under Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit all vehicular traffic, other than exempted vehicles, from proceeding along those lengths of adjoining road, known as The Promenade and Picton Road, Neyland, from the junction with Riverside Avenue to the junction with the access road to Brunel Quay / Marina.
The Order is necessary in the interest of public and competitor safety during the transition and finish stages of the Pembrokeshire Duathlon.
The restrictions, which will be signed accordingly, will come into force at 08:00hrs on Sunday 15th March, 2015, and finish at approximately 11:00hrs.
Pedestrian access will be maintained together with vehicular access to affected properties located within the closure.
This Order will remain valid for one day.

Dated this 6th day of March 2015

Ian Westley
Director of Transportation, Housing and Environment
County Hall

Neyland Duathlon 2015 RC & Cycle Rte plan


Sunday 9 November 2014
The Milford Haven Town Band provided the music in their usual excellent style. The vicar Alan Chadwick officiated. Perhaps the best turnout Neyland has seen for many years with a particularly strong contingent from Brawdy. The list of wreaths and Kohima address were spoken by barry John. The Mayor of Neyland Councillor Simon Hancock JP led the town’s commemoration in this the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War.
After the service Mr Brian Rothero of the Club put on an excellent spread for the soldiers, young people and guests.

The opening of the new Neyland Changing Village

..took place on 21st November. The new building was opened by Cllr Elwyn Morse of the county council and Mr Martin Rees of the Athletic Club and  represents £500,000 spend by Pembrokeshire County Council and working in partnership with the local sporting associations it will ensure that local teams will have first-class changing facilities for many years to come.

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posterChoristers and guests, accompanied by Musical Director Lynne Kelleher and Accompanist Jill Williams, recently undertook a successful tour to Sanguinet, France. The tour party was overwhelmed by the welcome extended by Sanguinet’s choir ‘La Voix de Losa’ and the twinning committee. After being greeted at Bordeaux airport by Rachel Tomasini, Sanguinet twinning Chairlady and Maithe Charbonnier, Chairlady of La Voix de Losa, the party prepared for an intense week of concerts, soirees and official visits.

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After attending a morning service at St. Sauveur Church the group were invited to meet the Mayor of Sanguinet for an official reception and refreshments, where gifts were exchanged. Noreen Hadfield, choir Chairlady presented the Mayor with a book on the history of Neyland on behalf the author Simon Hancock, Mayor of Neyland and choir president. Later that day the choir received rapturous applause at a concert in the church where the stage was shared with La Voix de Losa and the evening ended with a reception hosted by the French choir.

During the week the party visited Arcachon, Biscarrosse and Bordeaux and, those who were able, climbed the Dune du Pyla the biggest sand dune in Europe. A guide tour of the Museum du Lac, Sanguinet and the lake was rounded off with an open musical evening when choral group ‘Lo Vent de L’Esty’ sang traditional Gascon folk songs

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Interesting visits to two vineyards in St Emilion were arranged and the group were able to enjoy seeing the chateaux and the countryside of the Bordeaux region followed by an evening soiree hosted by the Mayor of Sanguinet and the twinning committee with entertainment by the Sanguinet Jazz Band.

The final concert in Biscarrosse Theatre was arranged by the choir ‘Desordre Vocal’ and La Voix de Losa, and Noreen and Trish Campodonic were asked to attend an interview for the local radio station FGL as part of the promotion for the concert. The concert was enjoyed by a packed audience and the evening ended with the three choirs joining together to sing ‘All Through the Night’ in Welsh, English and French. Afterwards a reception was hosted by the choirs when Noreen thanked everyone for the warm welcome extended to the tour party and hoped that the friendships made will last for many years to come.


The hospitality the group received was overwhelming and so much effort had been put in to the planning of the week by both the choir’s tour committee and the contacts in France. The weather was exceptional for the time of year and this could only add to the enjoyment of everyone. Noreen presented the two main contacts, Rachel and Maithe, with copies of Simon’s book by way of thanks for their help in the planning of the visit.

The tour party returned home tired after an exhausting week but with fond memories of a very successful trip to their twin town.

Get Cooking Competition

Neyland Youth Club Members, Elleena Duncan and Sequoia Smith, have recently taken part in the ‘Get Cooking’ Competition. They travelled to Port Talbot with Neyland Youth Workers Andrea Evans-Jenkins and Sarah King for the regional finals. This was the fourth time Elleena had entered the competition and Sequoia’s third, each year they have secured first place in the Pembrokeshire heat and for the last three years come runners up in Newtown. In this year’s final the girls won with their two course meal consisting of a Spicy Crab Cakes starter and a main course of Chicken Murg Massalam, Jewelled Cous Cous and home made Tzatziki. The girls did extremely well considering they are both vegetarians but still managed to produced fish and meat dishes cooked to perfection.


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Paper Bank removed from Neyland

On account of yet another fire being started in the paper bank at the recycling centre in the High Street Car park the county council has had to landfill all the contents and removed the paper bank. The fire service was called out. This has happened several times before and on this occasion the cost was £1,656. The bank will not be replaced.
People can still recycle paper through the weekly orange bag collection.