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West Wales: Fire service advice, and event listings for Bonfire Night

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WITH November 5 just around the corner , Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service encourages the public to celebrate this year’s Bonfire Night in the safest way possible and attend an official, organised public firework display, which are much safer, more entertaining, and cost effective than private displays.

MAWWFRS Arson Reduction Manager will Bowen advises: “Remember that safety is the key to having a safe and successful November the 5th. The following are very simple Do’s and Do Not’s to ensure the safest possible night:

Do:

  • Position the bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs -15m is usually a safe distance.
  • Make sure the bonfire is stable and will not collapse.
  • Ensure everyone is a safe distance (15m) away from the fire and children are supervised at all times.
  • Keep buckets of water, a garden hose or a fire extinguisher nearby in case of an emergency.
  • Pour water on the remains of the bonfire before leaving.
  • Keep pets indoors during bonfire night.

Do NOT burn the following:

  • Tyres
  • Cylinders
  • Canisters
  • Aerosols
  • Paints
  • Plastics
  • Rubber
  • Foam filled furniture

Remember:

  • Never use flammable liquids to light a bonfire.
  • Never light or store fireworks near a bonfire.
  • Never leave a bonfire unattended.

If you are planning a bonfire we insist that you contact the Fire Service ahead of time on 01268909404 and provide us with the following information:

  • Name of responsible person and contact telephone number
  • Date, time and location of the bonfire
  • How the fire will be extinguished after the event or if it gets out of control”.

For those who are interested in attending organised events please see if any of the following are near you:

30th October, 6pm Bonfire at Llangrannog Beach

31st October, 6pm Fireworks at Goodwick Parrog Beach

31st October, 6.30pm Fireworks at Myddfai Hall, Llandovery

31st October, 5.30pm Fireworks, Bonfire and Halloween party at The Snooty Fox, Martletwy

1st November, 6pm Fireworks at Maesydre Recreating Ground, Welshpool

5th November, 5pm Fireworks at Carmarthen Park

5th November, 5.30pm, Fireworks at Mackerel Stage, Milford Haven

5th November, 7pm Fireworks at The Castle Ruins, Newcastle Emlyn

5th November, 6pm Bonfire and Fireworks at Black Mountains Lion and Baskerville Hall, Clyro

5th November, 6pm Fireworks at St Helen’s Ground, Swansea

5th November, 6.30pm Fireworks at Llannon School

5th November, 6pm at King Arthur in Reynoldston

5th November, 6pm Bonfire at St Florence Village Hall

5th November, Bonfire and Fireworks at Gwili Tractors, Lampeter

5th November, 6.30pm at Mynyddygarreg Hall

5th November, 5pm Fireworks at Llangattock Church in Wales School

5th November, Fireworks at Belgrave Park, Abergavenny

5th November, 7pm Fireworks at The plash Inn, Whitland

6th November, Fireworks at Parc y Scarlets

6th November, 6:30pm Fireworks at Rugby Ground Heywood Lane Tenby

7th November, 6pm Fireworks at Cae William, Llandeilo

7th November, 6.30pm at Llangennech Scout Hall

7th November, 6pm Fireworks at Maes y Dre Recreation grounds, Welshpool.

  • If you can think of any more events please email us to be listed or add as a comment below!
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New Quay RNLI crew members pass out as ILB helms

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NEW QUAY RNLI crew members Huw Williams and Dylan Price recently passed out as inshore lifeboat helms.

They were put through their paces by an RNLI Assessor on Monday (Aug 13) with a written exam ashore and a practical assessment afloat on the D class inshore lifeboat.

Roger Couch, Lifeboat Operation Manager of New Quay RNLI said: “As well as responding to emergencies our volunteer crew members spend a lot of time training in order to maintain their knowledge and skills.

“Both crew members have worked very hard over the past 12 months to complete all the training units needed and have now passed the final stage.

“Our lifeboats are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round and having seven qualified helms for our inshore lifeboat provides us with additional flexibility.”

Huw Williams added:“Dylan and I would like to thank all the crew here at New Quay lifeboat station for their help over the last 12 months. We could not have done it without their support.”

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Schools succeed in A-Level results

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A-LEVEL examination results published yesterday(16 August) by the WJEC indicate that high standards are being achieved in Ceredigion schools.

Councillor Catrin Miles, Cabinet member with responsibility for Learning Services said: “Our sincere congratulations are extended to Ceredigion sixth form students who, once again have excelled in their A Levels. Thank you to all school staff, Governors and parents who have supported our young people to fulfil their potential.

“Their successes are a testament to our pupils’ efforts and hard work, in addition to the quality of education provided by teachers in Ceredigion. We are proud of the well-deserved achievements of our young people and wish them well in the future.”

Nearly 27% of Ceredigion entries achieved A* – A grades and 77% of entries achieved A*- C grades. A pass rate of 98% was achieved by Ceredigion students.

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Grade A* – A 26.8% 26.3%
Grade A* – B 56.7% n/a
Grade A* – C 77.1% n/a
Grade A* – E 97.8% 97.4%

Compared with last year, 6% more of Ceredigion entries achieved A*-A grades. The number of entries that have achieved A*-A, and A*-E in Ceredigion is higher than the Welsh average.

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Man assaulted nurses while being restrained

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A PRE-SENTENCE report will be prepared on a Ceredigion man who assaulted two nurses and destroyed an extractor fan.

Lewis Hill, aged 24, of Brynhoffnant, appeared before Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday (Aug 14) to plead guilty to the three charges.

Prosecuting, Mr Vaughan Pritchard-Jones told the Court: “At 11pm in the evening on January 30, the defendant was on the roof of Bronglais Hospital threatening to jump off. Police and medical personnel attended and were able to talk him down.

“He was taken to the Cwm Seren ward in St Davids Park, Carmarthen, where they arrived at 1:03am the following morning. During the course of being assessed he became aggressive and had to be restrained by staff. He kicked out at the first nurse and was then put on the floor.

“Whilst on the floor he was throwing his head back and forth and the staff nurse, who was concerned for him, tried to hold his head but he continued to throw his head and because of the force he was using he trapped her finger onto the floor.

“The charge did originally read as common assault but the nurse went to get her finger x-rayed which revealed the fracture.

“After that incident he got free and he started damaging an extractor fan which he completely destroyed.
“I am not sure why the case has taken so long to come here but at the time of the offence he was on a suspended prison sentence, the period for which has now elapsed.”

Defending, Mrs Katie Hanson added: “He is extremely sorry for his actions on that night. He was on the roof of Bronglais Hospital trying to commit suicide. There are serious mental health issues but he accepts he was struggling on the floor but he did not intentionally hurt anyone and he apologises for his actions.”

Magistrates ordered that a pre-sentence report be prepared and Hill was released on unconditional bail and must return to court on Wednesday, August 29 for sentencing.

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