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Recent improvements to the former officer’s mess building have resulted in a Display Energy Certificate rating of Band B, which is an exceptional rating for this type of building and well above the average.
The improvement from the high end of Band C in just two years is the result of significant work undertaken as part of the Authority’s ongoing ‘greening up’ programme.
National Park Authority Building Projects Officer Andrew Muskett said: “The recent Display Energy Certificate rating emphasises how much energy can be saved, even in a building which is more than a century old.
“The Authority will now be rolling out energy improvements to all its other buildings wherever possible in order to increase efficiency savings, decrease costs and work towards meeting Welsh Government targets for carbon emission reductions.”
Recent improvements to the Edwardian building include the installation of a new 100kw biomass pellet boiler in 2012 and the addition of 16 photovaltaic panels in March 2013. To date the panels have generated over 3450kwh of energy and saved almost 2000kg of CO2.
Project Wild Thing aims to encourage children and their families to reconnect with nature.
The feature length documentary will be shown at Broad Haven Youth Hostel Study Centre on Sunday, March 2nd, in the middle of a day of wild activities in the surrounding National Park.
National Park Authority Discovery Team Leader Graham Peake said: “We hope this day of family fun, together with the screening of Project Wild Thing will inspire children and their parents to strengthen their links with nature and the National Park.
“The National Park offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with its diverse landscape and varied wildlife. The Authority also has an action-packed calendar of activities and events led by Rangers and guides who can help you become a wild thing!”
The public are also being advised to exercise caution near cliffs and especially around beaches as the heavy rain and pounding waves increase the risk of cliff falls.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path has been diverted at Blackpoint, north of Broad Haven.
National Park Authority Director of Delivery and Discovery James Parkin said: “The recent storms have led to an increase in rainwater finding its way through soil and rocks, which in turn increases the risk of cliff falls and slumps on the Coast Path. People should always be wary of walking or sitting on or under cliffs that may be unstable.
“The Authority has already identified two problem areas on the Coast Path near Broad Haven (North) and Ceibwr. Thanks to information from members of the public and with the kind permission of land owners, Authority staff have created diversions and kept path closures to a minimum.”
With March 1st falling on a Saturday this year, there will be an extra special atmosphere on the streets of Britain’s smallest city, with a packed weekend of activities in the offing.
Dragon Parade set to fire up St David’s Day fun at Oriel y Parc
Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre Manager Paula Ellis said: “We are delighted to be a part of the St David’s Day festivities, with the Dragon Parade once again promising to be one of the many highlights of this year’s proceedings.
“St Davids has been a haven for Welsh culture for centuries and I hope that events such as this will continue to preserve this tradition for many years to come.
The whole week is packed full of fun for all ages, with activities ranging from painting your shield at Carew Castle, to having your face painted like a Celtic warrior at Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort.
Travel back to the Iron Age at Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort.
Put that together with the annual Dragon Parade at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre, as part of a packed St Davids Day schedule in Britain’s smallest city, and there’s a whole host of exciting activities for families to get involved in this half term holiday.
National Park Chairman Cllr Mike James said: “These fantastic events provide a great opportunity for children and families to get out and about and learn more about the fascinating environment, culture and history of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
View over St Davids Bishop’s Palace
‘I’m so pleased that we are working with Cadw again,’ said Julia Horton-Powdrill the Festival founder and organiser. ‘In 2013 the Really Wild Festival was judged the Best Day Out/Visitor Experience in Pembrokeshire and it promises to be as spectacular as last year with new fun attractions and old favourites. There will be over 70 stalls show-casing and selling their products.’
‘All our food and drink exhibitors will be from within Wales.’ said Julia ‘There is such a wonderful variety of top quality produce in the Principality. Why would we look further afield?’
A fantastic choice of hands-on workshops will be available especially for over 60’s and under 10’s. There will be plenty more to entertain and occupy every member of the family.
Farmhouse Breakfast Week is an annual celebration which promotes the important benefits of a healthy breakfast, as well as demonstrating a variety of breakfast options.
Captioned from left to right is Chief Executive of Pembrokeshire Tourism Maudie Hughes, Jayne Hancock of Fields Lodge B&B, Gemma Thomas of Pembrokeshire Tourism, Jim Hughes & Ollie Cole of Radio Pembrokeshire.
Throughout the week Pembrokeshire Tourism ran a social media campaign highlighting innovative and healthy breakfast options shared from a number of their members. They also prepared their own locally sourced breakfast in the office with fresh ingredients provided by supplier members Pembrokeshire Produce Direct and Bethesha Meats.
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