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.
Light-Boats Join Tracy Breathnach on Whitesands Beach to add more light to the lengthening day as we co-create a simple creative ceremony Sunday 26th March 2 – 5 pm You will create a palm-sized clay boat, filled with a tiny bundle of native plants, shells and pebbles along with your thoughts, prayers and wishes for those who were buried at this site and for all those who have arrived and departed on this beach throughout history. We will join our boats together with lights to form a circular wave that contains us. The event will end with some Authentic Movement from Tracy and singing. All materials will be provided, no making skills required. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
The event will run throughout the afternoon 2-5pm, you can book a 1-hr slot from 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm, or 4-5 pm. Families with children are welcome to take part. Please add a ticket for every individual in your family. All children must be supervised by an adult. Let us gather together to honour the people of this place, along with the people in our own histories who have made long journeys, in physical, mental or emotional ways, to bear us. Let us create a container of light together that can hold us for a brief time.
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.