Notice of Appointment of date for the exercise of Elector’s rights – Pembroke Town Council  Year ended 31 March 2016  –  Click here to read notice

 

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Please contact  the Town Hall on 01646 683092 for more information or to make an appointment

Pembroke Town Council in partnership with Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society and Pembrokeshire County Council have recently unveiled the Marquette of Henry VII at Pembroke Town Hall , Main Street Pembroke.

The Marquette designed  by  sculptor Harriet Addyman ,is on display in the Foyer of the Town Hall which is open from 9am – 1pm daily.

Click on the link to read the article written by Rachael Misstear on 28th January 2016  , Henry’s 599th birthday, giving further information and photographs.

 

Pembroke aims to mark its Tudor links with Statue of Henry VII – Rachael Misstear Wales on Line 28.1.2016

Your Local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding a Community Surgery at Pembroke Town Hall between 10.30 and 11.30 am on the first Friday of every month starting on Friday 5th February  2016.

The aim of the surgery is to discuss any local issues or concerns that you may have with a member of the Neighbourhood Policing Team on a one to one basis.

The Team looks forward to to seeing you and listening to your views about your community.

An important event for Pembroke and its history was held recently at the town.

A public meeting was held in Pembroke Town Hall on October 3 to launch a campaign for a statue of Henry VII, the founder of the Tudor dynasty.

The event, sponsored by Pembroke Town Council, was intended as a public consultation to invite discussion on a project for a statue of Henry VII, and was organised by Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society, which also hosted a coffee morning.

Pembroke Mayor Pauline Waters opened the event, highlighting the importance of a Henry VII statue in promoting Pembroke as the birthplace of the Tudor dynasty.

She thanked all those present for attending and for the support not only of the town council, which has commissioned a maquette, a miniature of the intended eight foot high statue, but also of the county council which has agreed to match fund it as part of its Town Centre Support programme.

A presentation was then given by Linda Asman, chairman of the local history society.

Cllr Asman said that a committee of town councillors have been in discussion with sculptor Harriet Addyman who had produced a preliminary sculpture of Henry VII in order to invite discussion and comments.

It was felt that his statue should stand proud on the Mill Bridge set against the magnificent backdrop of Pembroke Castle where he was born.

Also present was Nathen Amin, who runs the Henry VII Society website, and has made a previous attempt to get a Henry VII statue in Pembroke.

Two other Tudor authors were present:Tony Riches and Terry Breverton, an authority on the Tudors and an award-winning author of 50 books, his latest being Jasper Tudor: Dynasty Maker.

The model will continue to be displayed in Pembroke Town Hall for public viewing in the foyer – open to all to come in and make comments. The Hall is open every weekday morning 9am to 1pm.

Pictured with the maquette of Henry VII are Pembroke councillor and town crier Rose Blackburn, Tony Riches, Mayor Pauline Waters, George Lewis, Terry Breverton, Cllr Linda Asman and Nathen Amin. (41709244)

Pembroke Town Trail Launch

Pictured at the launch of Pembroke Town Trail ,outside Pembroke Town Hall   where the trail starts ,are left to right  County Cllr Daphne Bush ,Cllr Dennis Evans , Cllr Linda Asman, Cllr Pauline Waters (Mayor),Members of Pembroke Civic Trust and Town Clerk Suzie Thomas.

PEMBROKE Town Council has recently launched a new town trail, which it is hoped will encourage visitors and locals alike to appreciate the historic splendour of the town.

 

Although Pembroke’s town trail goes back many years and was originated by Pembroke Civic Trust, over the course of time some of the number plaques have been lost and the information required updating.

 

Town Councillor Linda Asman, also a Civic Trust committee member and chairman of Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society, was asked to undertake the task of updating the trail and producing a new booklet.

 

Cllr Asman, with fellow local historians Terry John and husband Stuart, walked around the town many times before embarking on the project of mapping out the new town trail, which makes Pembroke Town Hall the starting point.

 

The three mile route is marked out in 30 numbered, bronze circular plaques, installed in the pavements at various points along the way. The plaques, incorporating the Castle and Tudor Rose, were produced by Autodromo Ltd of Narberth.

 

There is much to see and comment on along the Trail and the entire walk is around three miles in length, with choices along the route which allow for short cuts and suggestions for variations of the Trail. These are indicated on the map and in the text of the booklet. Previously a brief, free leaflet had been published as a stop gap – the Civic Trust’s booklet having gone out of print – but to do Pembroke justice a new, beautifully-produced booklet is now available.It is intended as a keepsake and is generously illustrated by George Lewis, who has also created the lovely map of the town which folds out on the back cover.

The booklet is available at the Town Hall and The Castle Gift Shop at the cost of £1.50 and it is hoped shortly it will be available at the Tourist Information Centre on the Commons Pembroke. The money for the booklet will go back into the Museum funds to build on the work that Pembroke Museum are already doing.The Museum is  situated in Pembroke Town Hall on Main Street Pembroke and is open every morning and is entry is free

Pembroke Town Trail is jointly funded by Pembrokeshire County Council, through its Town Centre Support Programme, and Pembroke Town Council

Pembroke’s 637th Mayor  was installed on 7th May 2016 ,Councillor Dennis Evans. His chosen Charities for his year in office are Macmillan and Wales Air Ambulance.

He will be support throughout the year by the Mayoress , his wife , Mrs Rita Evans.

 

The enchanted Waterfall

29 Main Street

Pembroke

http://www.theenchantedwaterfall.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Each financial year Pembroke Town Council allocate a sum of money from their budget for donations to charitable organisation who work in and on behalf of the community of Pembroke.

The Council consider applications four times a year in June ,September ,December and March.

The Town Council will consider making a small donation to an organisation ,they cannot make donations to an individual.

Application forms can be obtained from the Town Clerk at Pembroke Town Hall and all applications must be accompanied by the organisations balance sheet.

For more information call 01686 683092

 

Saturday 4th October 2014 saw the successful launch of this project which recounts the lives of ordinary residents of Pembroke through there own words and photographs.The book is accompanied by a DVD of the contributors telling their own stories.

This project is a unique collection of oral history and photographs ,an invaluable resource for present and future generations.

A voluntary ,community -wide project published with a grant from the History Lottery Fund.All proceeds from the sales will be invested in future community projects of the Pembroke and Monkton Local History Society.

Already there has been interest in the book from near and far – residents and former residents from all over the world wanting to remember and reconnect with a Pembroke that if not preserve in these oral memories will be lost to us for ever.

Copies of the book ,priced at £12 can be purchased from the Pembroke Museum at Pembroke Town Hall  or from the Enquires desk at Pembroke Town Hall.  

 

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Singer song writer Jess Ward hired the hall recently to launch her new album

from The Western Telegraph ;

SINGER songwriter and harpist Jess Ward will be celebrating the launch of her new album with a concert and dance on Saturday.

Hailing from the Pembroke area, she has spent many years teaching piano and performing with her guitar before discovering her dream instrument, the Celtic lever harp.

This new love, together with a passion for dancing has inspired her to write her debut album of songs in the neo – folk style, under the title The Mermaid’s Lament.

Here you will find dancing and devils, mermaids and enchantments and songs of love and longing.

Tracks from the album were played on both Frank Hennessey’s Celtic Heartbeat show on BBC Radio Wales and BB Skone’s music show on Radio Pembrokeshire, where she was the live session guest, on Sunday evening.

Jess will be launching the album with a concert at Pembroke Town Hall on Saturday, September 27, followed by a dance with the Gower All Stars.

The Gower All Stars, feature three top names from the Welsh folk music circuit in Martin Leamon, Sille Ilves and Ceri Rhys Matthews, and perform regularly up and down the country, playing traditional Welsh music on hurdy gurdy, fiddle, bagpipes and more.

They have worked tirelessly to keep vibrant dance and music traditions alive and kicking over the years, bringing their magic to village halls throughout Wales and making them accessible to all.

Dances such as Robin Ddiog, Jac y Do, An Dro and Bourre 3 Temps are expertly called and can be enjoyed by beginners and experienced dancers alike.

Contact the Town Hall Team on 01646 683092 for more information regarding hire.