Congratulations to the wonderful Greening Fishguard & Goodwick group. They have won the coveted Green Flag Community Award. For the 7th year running. Our thanks to all members of the group for helping to make Fishguard & Goodwick so colourful.
It’s officially Carers Week (5-11 June 2023), a to take the opportunity to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid Carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as Carers and access much-needed support.
To acknowledge the contribution and value of Carers, Carers Week is being celebrated in Pembrokeshire by a range of organisations. Adferiad (PCISS), Action for Children, PAVS, Pembrokeshire County Council, Hywel Dda University Health Board, VC Gallery, Dementia Supportive Communities and others are putting on a range of free events.
The Royal Voluntary Service is celebrating volunteers with the Coronation Champions Award 2023. The Awards celebrate the work of extraordinary volunteers across the UK. For more details and to nominate your Coronation Champion – click here
New proposed rules will require all bird keepers, no matter how many birds they keep, to register their birds and update their information on an annual basis. This includes owners of backyard flocks, birds of prey and pigeon fanciers. This will enable the government to communicate with poultry keepers quickly, to manage potential disease outbreaks, such as avian influenza, and limit the spread. By registering their birds, keepers will ensure they receive important information on biosecurity rules to help protect their flocks from the threat of avian influenza.
Details on this consultation can be found here. We would be very grateful if you could share this information with your colleagues and members.
Comments Off on Appeal for local communities and volunteers to help with Operation Nightingale 23
Do you have any spare time to support people who are well enough to return home from hospital but who still need a little help to get back on their feet?
Could you help with things like shopping, dog walking, light housework, and collecting prescriptions? Or maybe you could give someone a lift home from hospital, or simply be on the end of a phone for a friendly chat to check people are doing OK?
These are just a few examples of specific ways in which members of the public can volunteer their help with Operation Nightingale 23 – an emergency social care campaign launched by Pembrokeshire County Council and partners to reduce the current pressure in local hospitals.
Pembrokeshire County Council have established a new 700 square metre wildflower meadow at the beginning of the Marine Walk in Fishguard in front of St Teresa’s Rest Home. The work was funded through the Welsh Government Places for Nature funding. This is a start on increasing biodiversity in towns in the county which will benefit wildlife and increase the wellbeing of residents and visitors. The Town Council, in collaboration with PCC, would like to do more sites like this in 2023. If you have any ideas of suitable locations whether large or small, please contact Cllr. Jim Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org