County Councillors across Pembrokeshire have been asked for their views on up and coming road closures for an annual sporting event.

Pembrokeshire County Council has received a request for temporary road closures and restrictions to facilitate the annual Long Course Weekend triathlon, which is to be held in June.

The event kicks off with the swim held on Tenby’s North Beach on the evening of Friday, June 21, followed by the cycle sportive on Saturday, and the Wales Marathon on June 23 - with events taking place around Tenby and the south of the County.

As in previous years, the Local Authority has stated it will be necessary to introduce a number of traffic restrictions on the Saturday and Sunday to enable both the sportive and marathon to take place in a safe environment, working with race organisers Activity Wales.

The Croft and a section of the Norton (White Lion Street to The Croft) will also be temporarily closed on the Friday evening between 4.30 and 6.30 pm, in the interest of public safety due to possible thronging of spectators watching the swim event. Access to properties on The Croft will be managed.

After many local councillors had called for a ‘robust review’ - with many businesses in Tenby stating that the event which previously finished in Tudor Square caused too much disruption to the town centre, following the success of last year, the start and finish on both Saturday and Sunday will again be from the Salterns car park, and full road closures implemented on a rolling basis for Sunday’s marathon.

County councillors for the ward’s affected have been asked to provide their views to PCC by April 19.

Saundersfoot’s councillor for the south ward Cllr Chris Williams has flagged-up some concerns regarding the stretch of road between Coppet Hall and Wisemans Bridge, in light of the recent rock falls on the coastal path and continued falls in this area.

“I have noticed an increase in traffic and many pedestrians now walking on this route/road between these destinations and parking at Coppet Hall. With the proposed completion of the works by July 12, I fear that local businesses, residents and tourists will require full access to this road as the coastal path will be closed due to the ongoing works and safety concerns,” stated Cllr Williams, asking PCC if there were any contingency plans in place for this year’s event?