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Tyred and emotional commissioner

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baldytireOFFICIALS supporting a controversial Welsh Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) under investigation for allegedly using a car with bald tyres, have denied he ever uses the blue flashing lights which were fitted, The Eye can reveal.

Christopher Salmon, the Dyfed- Powys PCC, was using a former police car with warning equipment when he was stopped after allegedly driving with defective tyres.

But a statement from the commissioner’s office released to The Eye states:

“Formerly used by police officers, it (the car) has blue lights and warning equipment.

“These fittings are not used by the Commissioner and his staff.”

Mr Salmon is currently being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for allegedly driving the car with defective tyres in October.

The incident was referred to the IPCC by the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime panel, which oversees Mr Salmon’s work as commissioner.

An ex-army officer, Mr Salmon narrowly won the PCC post in November 2012 when standing as the Conservative candidate.

He will be seeking a second term at an election in May, to be held on the same day as the National Assembly vote.

His investigation follows a referral from the crime panel in January.

Mr Salmon lives in Carmarthenshire.

On his website he states: “I was elected by the public of Dyfed-Powys to be your voice and to keep you safe.

“I secure and spend around £95m of taxpayer money every year to do that – and I am accountable to you.

“I listen to you and – based on your needs – set the priorities for policing and crime prevention.”

He said about the inquiry into allegedly driving with bald tyres: “I am aware of the complaint received by the Police and Crime Panel and referred on to the IPCC.

“I will cooperate fully with the investigation.”

Cooperation is good.

Especially when it is with the police

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New Quay RNLI lifeboat crew trains with lifeguards

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NEW QUAY lifeboat station hosted a special training evening with the lifeboat crew and Ceredigion’s RNLI lifeguards last week.

Pete Yates, one of New Quay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat helms, worked closely with Ceredigion lifeguard supervisor, Tirion Dowsett, to plan scenarios for the teams to practice working together in casualty care situations.

A large scale scenario included four casualties to be dealt with by the inshore lifeboat crew and two lifeguard teams on a nearby beach, whilst a third lifeguard team and lifeboat crew members dealt with a separate scenario at the lifeboat station.

Pete said: “It was a great evening of training. We had 9 lifeguards and 13 lifeboat crew in attendance.

“The main scenario included casualties suffering from hypothermia and propeller injuries. A second scenario involved a mechanic suffering head injuries in the forepeak of the all-weather lifeboat and requiring extraction on a stretcher.

“On completion of these scenarios we all gathered back at the station where one of our senior crew members sprung a great act at being a diabetic having a hypo, and being suitably angry and aggressive.”

Roger Couch, New Quay RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, added: “It was great for our lifeboat crew members to work with the lifeguards as it builds a deeper understanding of each other’s roles and encourages teamwork between us. This is of great benefit when dealing with real life casualty care situations.”

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Coastguard rescues dog stuck on cliffs

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LAST TUESDAY (Aug 27), New Quay RNLI’s inshore D-class lifeboat, Audrey LJ, was tasked by Milford Haven Coastguard to assist the Coastguard with a dog stuck on the cliffs near New Quay.

The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 1.50pm with four crew members on board and made their way south down the coast.

Brett Stones, New Quay RNLI’s helm said: “We located the dog on the cliffs by Castell Bach, near Cwmtydu. We stood by while the Coastguard team caught the animal. The dog was unharmed and safe with the Coastguard so we were stood down.

“However, while returning to station we were then tasked to a small vessel with engine failure. We towed the stricken boat with three people on board back to New Quay. We rehoused the inshore lifeboat and it was ready for service by 2.40pm.”

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New maintenance Lorries cut carbon emissions

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The Ground Maintenance Team has purchased three new lorries to support ground maintenance services in Ceredigion.

The new lorries will move Ceredigion County Council’s Ground Maintenance Service’s equipment to and from the grounds that they look after. The lorries will also take cut grass away for composting. This provides the most efficient way of maintaining the areas that the team is responsible for.

Councillor Dafydd Edwards is the Cabinet member responsible for Highways and Environmental Services together with Housing. He said: “The new vehicles replace ones which had provided excellent service for almost 20 years. They are fitted with Euro 6 engines which are considerably more efficient and better for the environment.”

The Grounds Maintenance Team is also incrementally introducing electric-powered mowers, blowers, hedge cutters and strimmers into its fleet. This equipment is better for the environment, is easier to use and causes less noise and vibration.

The new lorries support Ceredigion County Council’s commitment to be a net-zero carbon council by 2030.

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