Councillors’ concerns over poor condition of Tenby Town Walls continues

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Tuesday 10th May 2022 11:40 am
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The poor condition of Tenby’s historic town walls continues to cause concern for local councillors.

Members of Tenby Town Council were informed earlier this year that plans to improve the condition of the town walls had been hit due to a lack of funding from Pembrokeshire County Council.

Earlier last year, as well as discussing carrying out work on the walls, the Town Council also set out a list of aims and objectives to take forward in relation to enhancing the town’s Five Arches, which form part of the structure.

Speaking at the most recent meeting of the Town Council, Clr. Mrs. Christine Brown asked if a response had been received from PCC on the situation, with the clerk statng there had been none.

Clr. Mrs. Brown said she was most concerned as White Lion Street was in a shocking state with weeds and pigeon droppings everywhere.

“Clr. Blackhall had previously said that we may be getting something done shortly but it is almost May. Is there anyone we could contact to try and get something done?” she asked.

Clr. Mrs. Sue Lane said that in the past the Town Council have written to the Welsh Office, suggesting that perhaps they should now write to MP Simon Hart.

“Something has got to happen -they need to work for us,” she remarked.

“It is the entrance to our town,” continued Clr. Mrs. Brown. “Clr. Blackhall said we could get funding, but as of yet no progress. We need to have a plan, who do we need to speak to?”

The Clerk said that Helen McLeod Baikie was Head of Department at PCC, but due to the pre-election period, very little would happen now, but the Town Council could double its efforts after the election.

Clr. Mrs. Brown said, if you read through the minutes, it’s like PCC have been shut!

Clr. Mrs. Lane commented that there were weeds that were almost 4foot high around the benches and asked that the Area Maintenance team be asked to deal with them.

She said that she as Tenby in Bloom chair, and her daughter had asked many times over the years to access weed spray training but nothing has materialised.

Clr. Blackhall agreed that the matter seemed to drag on with no answers but he understood the Clerk about the pre-election period.

“Hopefully our new council will have this matter as an urgent agenda item. We need to give the relevant authorities another blitz, call a meeting to invite all to attend. Tell them a month in advance when the meeting is,” he said.

Clr. Mrs. Brown agreed that a meeting should be arranged a meeting so that councillors can relay what they want.

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