THE Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority would like people’s opinions on the future management of the National Park landscape.The National Park exists to help protect the landscape, wildlife and rich historic and cultural environment, and to help people discover and enjoy them. A draft Management Plan, now out for consultation, sets out the ways in which these purposes can be achieved for the period 2015-2019. National Park Authority Chief Executive Tegryn Jones said: “Achieving National Park objectives is a shared challenge: the National Park Authority is one of many organisations and individuals that affect the way the Park looks, sounds and feels. “A National Park is more than vistas and blisters; issues like climate change, energy generation and food security are intimately wrapped up with the landscape and people’s enjoyment of it. “We know that people who live in and visit the Pembrokeshire Coast care passionately about it, and I would like to encourage everyone to contribute their views on the management of this precious landscape in the current consultation.” The draft Management Plan is available on the Public Consultations page of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s website, www. pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk, and can be viewed at the National Park headquarters in Llanion Park, Pembroke Dock (opening hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm). The Plan and associated documents are available in English and in Welsh. The draft Plan can also be viewed on disc at National Park Authority centres in St Davids, Newport and Tenby during normal opening hours. Discs have also been supplied to libraries in Cardigan, Crymych, Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Narberth, Newport, Neyland, Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, St Clears, St Davids, Saundersfoot and Tenby. Details on how to respond are contained in the draft Plan. The closing date for comments is Friday 31st October, 2014.
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Improvements required at five takeaway premises in Ceredigion
PROPRIETORS of five takeaways in Ceredigion have been warned that their businesses may face closure if they fail to take reasonable measures to provide or require the use of personal protective equipment and face coverings by persons working on their premises.
Premises Improvement Notices have been served on the persons responsible for these takeway premises in Ceredigion:
– Cardigan Arms Fish & Chip Shop, Cardigan
– Express Café, Aberystwyth
– Domino’s, Aberystwyth
– Hot Dumplings, Aberystwyth
– and Star Fried Chicken and Pizza, Aberystwyth
The improvement notices require the businesses to ‘provide or require the use of personal protective equipment and face coverings by persons working on the premises’ and warn that failure to comply with the notices can result in a premises closure notice being issued. The premises were issued with the notices following coordinated inspections by Dyfed-Powys Police and the Public Protection Team at Ceredigion County Council over the weekend.
Businesses should ensure that they are aware of the requirements under the Regulations for individuals to wear face coverings in indoor public areas, and also for regulated premises to take all reasonable measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, such as providing and requiring the use of face coverings. Whilst face shields do offer some protection for the user against transmission of coronavirus, they are not considered to be ‘face coverings’ as they merely shield rather than actually cover the mouth and nose.
The Public Protection Team will continue to carry out unannounced inspections of premises and the non-compliant businesses may be issued with premises improvement or closure notices.
Information for businesses is available on the Council’s website: Supporting Ceredigion’s Economy.
Any business who is unsure of their responsibilities in relation to face coverings is urged to check the Welsh Government website.
Any business that requires further information or guidance can contact the Council’s Public Protection Team on 01545 570881 or email email@example.com.
Closure notice issued to a takeaway premise in Aberystwyth
A TAKEAWAY premise in Aberystwyth has been closed after it failed to comply with a premises improvement notice.
A closure notice has been served on G-One, North Parade, Aberystwyth by Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Officers due to non-compliance with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 4) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
The business was required last month to “provide or require the use of personal protective equipment and face coverings by persons working on the premises”. However, officers witnessed staff failing to wear face coverings on several occasions in breach of the requirements.
Ceredigion County Council’s Public Protection Team will continue to take action against businesses who fail to comply with the coronavirus restrictions. Whilst non-compliant businesses will usually receive advice and guidance, serious or persistent breaches will be dealt with by means of our closure powers, fixed penalty notices or prosecution.
The takeaway must close until December 21, 2020, and the full closure notice can be found on Ceredigion County Council’s website, under Improvement and Closure Notices: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-improvement-closure-and-direction-notices/
Information for businesses is available on the Council’s website: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/business/covid-19-supporting-ceredigion-s-economy/
Any business who is unsure of their responsibilities is urged to check the Welsh Government’s website: https://gov.wales/taking-all-reasonable-measures-minimise-risk-exposure-coronavirus-workplaces-and-premises-open
Any business that requires further information or guidance can contact the council’s Licensing Team at 01545 570881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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