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Councillor Daphne Bush, signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office yesterday, after winning the seat in the Town Election on Thursday 11th October 2018 for the St Mary (North) ward.
Councillor Bush said "I am looking forward to working with Pembroke Town Council. “It is a privilege to have an official capacity, and to be able to serve the groups which I have continued to serve and support since my involvement in local government in 2011.
“I’ve got experience from being on the county council before, and people wanted me to [run], so I did.
“I’m not very competitive, I treat it as a job - I take it very seriously - I stand for town council knowing full well what needs doing.”
Cllr Bush said she already has ideas for what she wants to start tackling when she takes her seat.
“What concerns me is the speed of traffic. The Speed of traffic in the ward is awful.
Cllr Bush pointed to areas of the ward where it wasn’t safe for young families because of the speeds cars were going at.
“I want to see additional facilities for young people,” she added. “The Tanyard is well used, but we need additional facilities for young people of all ages.
“I want to focus on the health and wellbeing of the community.”
Members of Pembroke Town Council are united in their opposition to Pembrokeshire County Council's plans to close Pembroke Library and Tourist Information Centre as part of a cost saving exercise.
Unless an alternative funding source can be found, proposals to be discussed at the County Council's Cabinet Meeting in June are likely to recommend the closure of the town's Library and Tourist Information Centre to be replaced with a mobile library service.
Town Councillors who have set up a sub-committee to fight the proposal stated:
"Whilst fully appreciating the savings that the County Council need to make, it would be a very short sighted decision for the County Council to close these vital community services in Pembroke. Libraries play an essential role in community life, whilst the Tourist Information Centre is an extremely important service for visitors to the Town. The costs of running both services is in the region of £30,000 per annum which is hardly a significant cost saving given its importance to residents and visitors alike. I would hope that all residents of the Town will be united in their opposition to these proposals."
A public meeting is to be held at Pembroke Town Hall on Wednesday 21st March (7pm), where the views of local residents will be sought on the proposals. A drop in session will be available prior to the meeting starting at 4.00pm for those who cannot make the evening meeting. A petition opposing the plans is being prepared and will be available to sign in the Town Hall as well as various businesses in the Town.
Further details of the proposals and public meeting are available on Pembroke Town Council's website and Facebook page and also on the dedicated "Save Pembroke Library and TIC" Facebook page."
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