Tenby beach declared most beautiful in Europe

Tenby beach declared most beautfiul in Europe

Tenby beach declared most beautfiul in Europe

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Tenby has won another tourism accolade.

The popular Pembrokeshire resort’s Harbour Beach has been picked as the most beautiful beach in Europe.

The beach beat off competition from sands across Europe – including well known resorts in Portugal Croatia and Italy - to win the top prize.

The accolade was bestowed by leading European e-tourist organisation- European Best Destinations.

It said that Tenby had been chosen for the quality of its water, the beauty of its environment and its reputation among visitors.

Meanwhile Tenby has also been picked as one of the top 30 most beautiful small towns in the world in a new on line best destination list.

The resort was only one of two British entries in the list of 30 global gems – including places in China, USA and Iceland - on disctractify.com.

Councillor David Pugh, Cabinet Member for Economy and Tourism said he was thrilled at Tenby’s recognition.

“We are especially pleased to see Tenby featured on both of these ‘best places to visit’ lists alongside some other really exotic worldwide destinations.

“It underlines just how special Tenby is. I’m sure they will both help bring in many more UK and international visitors”.

Alan Turner, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Tourism Manger said it was wonderful to see Tenby featured on both of the lists.

“They’re great for raising global awareness of Tenby and Pembrokeshire as they get shared to huge audiences on social media channels,” he said.

The latest recognition comes on top of Tenby’s third placing at last year’s British Travel Awards - Best UK Coastal Resort category.

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2:02pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Cymru bach says...

Cllr David Pugh and Alan Turner have got a cheek claiming any credit for either of these awards as the County Council do nothing but undermine Tenby's potential through continuous cut backs. We have a Tourism Manager and a Cabinet Member with special responsibility for tourism but 'no money in the pot' as the tourism budget has 'been cut to the bone'. The gardens budget has been slashed etc etc. the Council have even stopped producing the Pembrokeshire guide. On top of that there is no emergency medical care available in the town after the closure of the Minor Injuies Unit.

The Council need to wake up and support the Town of Tenby and it's resources which is rightly recognised all over the world.
Cllr David Pugh and Alan Turner have got a cheek claiming any credit for either of these awards as the County Council do nothing but undermine Tenby's potential through continuous cut backs. We have a Tourism Manager and a Cabinet Member with special responsibility for tourism but 'no money in the pot' as the tourism budget has 'been cut to the bone'. The gardens budget has been slashed etc etc. the Council have even stopped producing the Pembrokeshire guide. On top of that there is no emergency medical care available in the town after the closure of the Minor Injuies Unit. The Council need to wake up and support the Town of Tenby and it's resources which is rightly recognised all over the world. Cymru bach
  • Score: 5

2:34pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bluestone says...

Cymru bach wrote:
Cllr David Pugh and Alan Turner have got a cheek claiming any credit for either of these awards as the County Council do nothing but undermine Tenby's potential through continuous cut backs. We have a Tourism Manager and a Cabinet Member with special responsibility for tourism but 'no money in the pot' as the tourism budget has 'been cut to the bone'. The gardens budget has been slashed etc etc. the Council have even stopped producing the Pembrokeshire guide. On top of that there is no emergency medical care available in the town after the closure of the Minor Injuies Unit.

The Council need to wake up and support the Town of Tenby and it's resources which is rightly recognised all over the world.
Cymru bach.. sounds to me like the only person talking Tenby down is you!! Why don't you put a sock in it?
[quote][p][bold]Cymru bach[/bold] wrote: Cllr David Pugh and Alan Turner have got a cheek claiming any credit for either of these awards as the County Council do nothing but undermine Tenby's potential through continuous cut backs. We have a Tourism Manager and a Cabinet Member with special responsibility for tourism but 'no money in the pot' as the tourism budget has 'been cut to the bone'. The gardens budget has been slashed etc etc. the Council have even stopped producing the Pembrokeshire guide. On top of that there is no emergency medical care available in the town after the closure of the Minor Injuies Unit. The Council need to wake up and support the Town of Tenby and it's resources which is rightly recognised all over the world.[/p][/quote]Cymru bach.. sounds to me like the only person talking Tenby down is you!! Why don't you put a sock in it? Bluestone
  • Score: 24

3:46pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Cymru bach says...

Bluestone I am not talking Tenby down. I am stating the reality.

What is the point of having a Cabinet Officer with special responsibility for Tourism if he hasn't got a budget. The County Council have stated that they have not got a statutory responsibility for tourism, and have slashed the budget. Cllr Pugh has stated that there is NOTHING left in the budget to support tourism as the budget was slashed to the bone, the County Council have stopped producing a Pembrokeshire Guide, and yet we continue to have a Cabinet Officer with special responsibility for tourism?

I am delighted that Tenby have got this award but it has been achieved in spite of PCC not because of PCC. despite this the only people asked to comment by the Western Telegraph are from the County Council?

Bluestone are you happy that Pembrokeshire has no guide? That we have a tourism department and a Cabinet Officer with special responsibility for Tourism on a special responsibility allowance but with no budget available? Are you happy that there is no emergency medical care available to visitors to Tenby and that anyone with an emergency is expected to go to Withybush or Carmarthen?

I am sorry but I will not 'put a sock in it' as you so impolitely put it, the situation is far too important to be ignored.
Bluestone I am not talking Tenby down. I am stating the reality. What is the point of having a Cabinet Officer with special responsibility for Tourism if he hasn't got a budget. The County Council have stated that they have not got a statutory responsibility for tourism, and have slashed the budget. Cllr Pugh has stated that there is NOTHING left in the budget to support tourism as the budget was slashed to the bone, the County Council have stopped producing a Pembrokeshire Guide, and yet we continue to have a Cabinet Officer with special responsibility for tourism? I am delighted that Tenby have got this award but it has been achieved in spite of PCC not because of PCC. despite this the only people asked to comment by the Western Telegraph are from the County Council? Bluestone are you happy that Pembrokeshire has no guide? That we have a tourism department and a Cabinet Officer with special responsibility for Tourism on a special responsibility allowance but with no budget available? Are you happy that there is no emergency medical care available to visitors to Tenby and that anyone with an emergency is expected to go to Withybush or Carmarthen? I am sorry but I will not 'put a sock in it' as you so impolitely put it, the situation is far too important to be ignored. Cymru bach
  • Score: -7

4:11pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bluestone says...

The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good! Bluestone
  • Score: 21

4:43pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Tttoommy says...

Bluestone wrote:
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips !

- you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain -

PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4
[quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good![/p][/quote]couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips ! - you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain - PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4 Tttoommy
  • Score: -36

4:50pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bilbo101 says...

Cymru bach wrote:
Cllr David Pugh and Alan Turner have got a cheek claiming any credit for either of these awards as the County Council do nothing but undermine Tenby's potential through continuous cut backs. We have a Tourism Manager and a Cabinet Member with special responsibility for tourism but 'no money in the pot' as the tourism budget has 'been cut to the bone'. The gardens budget has been slashed etc etc. the Council have even stopped producing the Pembrokeshire guide. On top of that there is no emergency medical care available in the town after the closure of the Minor Injuies Unit.

The Council need to wake up and support the Town of Tenby and it's resources which is rightly recognised all over the world.
Your comments are unfair and incorrect. Alan Turner has done an excellent job for many years as tourism manager and has worked tirelessly for this county. Before you start throwing muck at people you should make sure that they deserve it and I know as many other Pembrokeshire people do that Alan is one of the best. As for Alan "claiming the credit", where on earth do you get that idea??? Before you start ranting you should engage your brain first and count to ten and then you might think twice before writing this sort of factually incorrect nonsense.

With regards to the medical issues ( which have nothing to do with this story ) you are getting the Councils role mixed up with that of the Health Board, they are two completely different and independent organisations.

As far as Tenby goes, it is doing extremely well in regards to tourism, always has and always will and rightly so BUT more promotion needs to be done for Mid and North Pembrokeshire. Tenby and South Pembrokeshire is a tourism magnet but there are so many other beautiful locations in Pembrokeshire that also deserve the time and resources of PCC Tourism Dept.

As for there being "no money in the pot", well that is not correct. There is money in the pot and it is being spent. The ongoing development of the dedicated tourism website, all the tourism brochures, the tourist information centres, the tv adverts, Google advertising, these are just some of the many things that your council is doing for Pembrokeshire.

We are all more than aware that certain parts of the council have problems and hurdles to overcome, especially with having to make £20 Million savings over the next few years. However there are many services that the council provide that are doing an excellent job and in my mind the Tourism department is one of them, they are actually doing a great job considering the limited resources that they have.
[quote][p][bold]Cymru bach[/bold] wrote: Cllr David Pugh and Alan Turner have got a cheek claiming any credit for either of these awards as the County Council do nothing but undermine Tenby's potential through continuous cut backs. We have a Tourism Manager and a Cabinet Member with special responsibility for tourism but 'no money in the pot' as the tourism budget has 'been cut to the bone'. The gardens budget has been slashed etc etc. the Council have even stopped producing the Pembrokeshire guide. On top of that there is no emergency medical care available in the town after the closure of the Minor Injuies Unit. The Council need to wake up and support the Town of Tenby and it's resources which is rightly recognised all over the world.[/p][/quote]Your comments are unfair and incorrect. Alan Turner has done an excellent job for many years as tourism manager and has worked tirelessly for this county. Before you start throwing muck at people you should make sure that they deserve it and I know as many other Pembrokeshire people do that Alan is one of the best. As for Alan "claiming the credit", where on earth do you get that idea??? Before you start ranting you should engage your brain first and count to ten and then you might think twice before writing this sort of factually incorrect nonsense. With regards to the medical issues ( which have nothing to do with this story ) you are getting the Councils role mixed up with that of the Health Board, they are two completely different and independent organisations. As far as Tenby goes, it is doing extremely well in regards to tourism, always has and always will and rightly so BUT more promotion needs to be done for Mid and North Pembrokeshire. Tenby and South Pembrokeshire is a tourism magnet but there are so many other beautiful locations in Pembrokeshire that also deserve the time and resources of PCC Tourism Dept. As for there being "no money in the pot", well that is not correct. There is money in the pot and it is being spent. The ongoing development of the dedicated tourism website, all the tourism brochures, the tourist information centres, the tv adverts, Google advertising, these are just some of the many things that your council is doing for Pembrokeshire. We are all more than aware that certain parts of the council have problems and hurdles to overcome, especially with having to make £20 Million savings over the next few years. However there are many services that the council provide that are doing an excellent job and in my mind the Tourism department is one of them, they are actually doing a great job considering the limited resources that they have. Bilbo101
  • Score: 27

4:55pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bilbo101 says...

Tttoommy wrote:
Bluestone wrote:
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips !

- you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain -

PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4
I wish you would do us all a big favour and move back asap. Once again your comments are a random rant that are completely unrelated to the story. Your another one who needs to engage their brain before posting mindless drivel.

Instead of constantly focusing on the negatives why not try looking at the countless positives. No wonder your such a miserable so-and-so.
[quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good![/p][/quote]couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips ! - you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain - PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4[/p][/quote]I wish you would do us all a big favour and move back asap. Once again your comments are a random rant that are completely unrelated to the story. Your another one who needs to engage their brain before posting mindless drivel. Instead of constantly focusing on the negatives why not try looking at the countless positives. No wonder your such a miserable so-and-so. Bilbo101
  • Score: 37

5:00pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Cymru bach says...

Bluestone wrote:
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
Fair comment, but perhaps you should direct some comments at the Council who seem content with the situation.

Re Tttommy comment. Pembrokeshire is the only Council I know who charge disabled blue badge holders to park. We can afford to pay the CEO £200k and buy him a new Porsche for some £90k and even insure his young son to drive it at god knows what cost, yet we have to charge Disabled people 30p etc to park their car?

The situation is too serious to allow the Council to think that all in the Garden is rosy. we have over paid officers sitting in the ivory towers and we have cabinet officers milking the system for all it's worth, claiming huge allowances and expenses going back four years.

The County urgently needs a new start, to get rid of the ruling IPPG,to make officers and staff accountable, and to spend the money available on the right things.
[quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good![/p][/quote]Fair comment, but perhaps you should direct some comments at the Council who seem content with the situation. Re Tttommy comment. Pembrokeshire is the only Council I know who charge disabled blue badge holders to park. We can afford to pay the CEO £200k and buy him a new Porsche for some £90k and even insure his young son to drive it at god knows what cost, yet we have to charge Disabled people 30p etc to park their car? The situation is too serious to allow the Council to think that all in the Garden is rosy. we have over paid officers sitting in the ivory towers and we have cabinet officers milking the system for all it's worth, claiming huge allowances and expenses going back four years. The County urgently needs a new start, to get rid of the ruling IPPG,to make officers and staff accountable, and to spend the money available on the right things. Cymru bach
  • Score: -19

5:21pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Tttoommy says...

Bilbo101 wrote:
Tttoommy wrote:
Bluestone wrote:
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips !

- you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain -

PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4
I wish you would do us all a big favour and move back asap. Once again your comments are a random rant that are completely unrelated to the story. Your another one who needs to engage their brain before posting mindless drivel.

Instead of constantly focusing on the negatives why not try looking at the countless positives. No wonder your such a miserable so-and-so.
None so blind as those who don't want to see?

Do you really think that the things I've mentioned will have no effect on the pleasure /pain that the tourists will have to go through?

and as far as anyone dare complain about Pembs your retort is go away and don't come back? err, no repeat business for your little hotel then matey ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bilbo101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good![/p][/quote]couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips ! - you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain - PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4[/p][/quote]I wish you would do us all a big favour and move back asap. Once again your comments are a random rant that are completely unrelated to the story. Your another one who needs to engage their brain before posting mindless drivel. Instead of constantly focusing on the negatives why not try looking at the countless positives. No wonder your such a miserable so-and-so.[/p][/quote]None so blind as those who don't want to see? Do you really think that the things I've mentioned will have no effect on the pleasure /pain that the tourists will have to go through? and as far as anyone dare complain about Pembs your retort is go away and don't come back? err, no repeat business for your little hotel then matey ;-) Tttoommy
  • Score: -24

5:25pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Tttoommy says...

Cymru bach wrote:
Bluestone wrote:
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
Fair comment, but perhaps you should direct some comments at the Council who seem content with the situation.

Re Tttommy comment. Pembrokeshire is the only Council I know who charge disabled blue badge holders to park. We can afford to pay the CEO £200k and buy him a new Porsche for some £90k and even insure his young son to drive it at god knows what cost, yet we have to charge Disabled people 30p etc to park their car?

The situation is too serious to allow the Council to think that all in the Garden is rosy. we have over paid officers sitting in the ivory towers and we have cabinet officers milking the system for all it's worth, claiming huge allowances and expenses going back four years.

The County urgently needs a new start, to get rid of the ruling IPPG,to make officers and staff accountable, and to spend the money available on the right things.
Cannot believe you're being voted down for what I can see is common sense - those IPG councillors must have been congratulating themselves for making Tenby attractive thought God or nature had done that actually ?
[quote][p][bold]Cymru bach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good![/p][/quote]Fair comment, but perhaps you should direct some comments at the Council who seem content with the situation. Re Tttommy comment. Pembrokeshire is the only Council I know who charge disabled blue badge holders to park. We can afford to pay the CEO £200k and buy him a new Porsche for some £90k and even insure his young son to drive it at god knows what cost, yet we have to charge Disabled people 30p etc to park their car? The situation is too serious to allow the Council to think that all in the Garden is rosy. we have over paid officers sitting in the ivory towers and we have cabinet officers milking the system for all it's worth, claiming huge allowances and expenses going back four years. The County urgently needs a new start, to get rid of the ruling IPPG,to make officers and staff accountable, and to spend the money available on the right things.[/p][/quote]Cannot believe you're being voted down for what I can see is common sense - those IPG councillors must have been congratulating themselves for making Tenby attractive thought God or nature had done that actually ? Tttoommy
  • Score: -22

5:59pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Cymru bach says...

Tttommy
The IPPG and their cronies will be voting down using every computer in County Hall, also no doubt using their I phones and their I Pads, but as you say none so blind as those that don't want to see.

Biblio if as you say there is money available in the tourism budget perhaps you would enlighten us as to how much there is and where it is? as clearly the Cabinet Officer does not have any money available to promote tourism.

With regard to the Health care, I am aware that it is the Health Board's responsibility, but I would expect the Tourism Cabinet Officer to be highlighting the enormous difficulties that closing the MInor injury unit in Tenby would cause to the 60,000 holidaymakers in the town. Instead of that their silence is deafening. They seem to think that as a fellow statutory body everything that the health board say must be right, and have forgotten that they are there to serve the PUBLIC.

Tenby, I can assure you is not doing 'extremely well' and this was pointed out to Cllr Jamie Adams in no uncertain terms when he attended Tenby Town Council's meeting last week. It has no god given right to do well in the future, if you look at holiday resorts throughout Britain, some, that have a strategy and support from their local authority are doing ok, whilst others painfully are falling behind. That is the last thing that we want for Tenby or Pembrokeshire, but closing toilets, charging disabled people to park, handing out parking fines like confetti, not watering floral displays etc etc, along with not having adequate health cover are all steps in the wrong direction.

People may vote this down, but that does not make it incorrect.
Tttommy The IPPG and their cronies will be voting down using every computer in County Hall, also no doubt using their I phones and their I Pads, but as you say none so blind as those that don't want to see. Biblio if as you say there is money available in the tourism budget perhaps you would enlighten us as to how much there is and where it is? as clearly the Cabinet Officer does not have any money available to promote tourism. With regard to the Health care, I am aware that it is the Health Board's responsibility, but I would expect the Tourism Cabinet Officer to be highlighting the enormous difficulties that closing the MInor injury unit in Tenby would cause to the 60,000 holidaymakers in the town. Instead of that their silence is deafening. They seem to think that as a fellow statutory body everything that the health board say must be right, and have forgotten that they are there to serve the PUBLIC. Tenby, I can assure you is not doing 'extremely well' and this was pointed out to Cllr Jamie Adams in no uncertain terms when he attended Tenby Town Council's meeting last week. It has no god given right to do well in the future, if you look at holiday resorts throughout Britain, some, that have a strategy and support from their local authority are doing ok, whilst others painfully are falling behind. That is the last thing that we want for Tenby or Pembrokeshire, but closing toilets, charging disabled people to park, handing out parking fines like confetti, not watering floral displays etc etc, along with not having adequate health cover are all steps in the wrong direction. People may vote this down, but that does not make it incorrect. Cymru bach
  • Score: -3

12:05pm Tue 3 Jun 14

malcolm calver says...

I do think it is time we faced reality as far as the Pembrokeshire guide is concerned, anyone taking an interest in its production over the last few years would have noticed the decline in the number of advertisers and the size of the adverts they were prepared to pay for. Times have moved on and the guide has failed for many years to attract advertisers,with the internet being the main source of information for those looking for a holiday destination. Surely the decision to stop production was taken by a majority of county councillors.
Whilst Tenby has beautiful beaches I feel we must remember the other glorious beaches in Pembrokesjire of which there are many. The sad fact is that although over the years many beaches in Pembrokeshire have received awards it does not seem to have stopped the decline in the tourism industry.
The question that should be addressed is "do we really need a tourism department and manager funded by the ratepayers / taxpayers of Pembrokeshire?"..
I do think it is time we faced reality as far as the Pembrokeshire guide is concerned, anyone taking an interest in its production over the last few years would have noticed the decline in the number of advertisers and the size of the adverts they were prepared to pay for. Times have moved on and the guide has failed for many years to attract advertisers,with the internet being the main source of information for those looking for a holiday destination. Surely the decision to stop production was taken by a majority of county councillors. Whilst Tenby has beautiful beaches I feel we must remember the other glorious beaches in Pembrokesjire of which there are many. The sad fact is that although over the years many beaches in Pembrokeshire have received awards it does not seem to have stopped the decline in the tourism industry. The question that should be addressed is "do we really need a tourism department and manager funded by the ratepayers / taxpayers of Pembrokeshire?".. malcolm calver
  • Score: 5

12:27pm Tue 3 Jun 14

KeanJo says...

Wouldn't surprise me if the whole of the tourism budget was spent on staff salaries.
Wouldn't surprise me if the whole of the tourism budget was spent on staff salaries. KeanJo
  • Score: 1

12:27pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Bilbo101 says...

malcolm calver wrote:
I do think it is time we faced reality as far as the Pembrokeshire guide is concerned, anyone taking an interest in its production over the last few years would have noticed the decline in the number of advertisers and the size of the adverts they were prepared to pay for. Times have moved on and the guide has failed for many years to attract advertisers,with the internet being the main source of information for those looking for a holiday destination. Surely the decision to stop production was taken by a majority of county councillors.
Whilst Tenby has beautiful beaches I feel we must remember the other glorious beaches in Pembrokesjire of which there are many. The sad fact is that although over the years many beaches in Pembrokeshire have received awards it does not seem to have stopped the decline in the tourism industry.
The question that should be addressed is "do we really need a tourism department and manager funded by the ratepayers / taxpayers of Pembrokeshire?"..
That is a really interesting and valid point and I guess the answer to that question is no we don't, but promotion needs to be done by somebody and if the cost of running the tourism department was able to be diverted to an independent non-council body then they may well be able to make better use of this money.

I wonder how cost effective the tourist information centres are these days and whether they are still required in this day and age when mobile applications are so widely used and provide a much quicker and convenient answer to many tourists questions.

The council are unlikely to consider such a proposal as it would weaken their empire, BUT this is a very good idea that should be investigated and taken further. Due to the way the council operates, it is inherently slow to adapt to change but maybe if some of the leading lights in our tourism industry could make a case for this and launch a campaign for change then the money currently being spent by the council could be better spent by a tourism association that was independent of the Council.

I just wonder exactly how much money is being spent by PCC each year on tourism related services ? Especially the running costs of all the tourist information centres. If the TIC's were closed ( because I assume they are no longer required ) and the running costs were diverted into advertising and promotion then I am sure this would result more tourists visiting Pembrokeshire.
[quote][p][bold]malcolm calver[/bold] wrote: I do think it is time we faced reality as far as the Pembrokeshire guide is concerned, anyone taking an interest in its production over the last few years would have noticed the decline in the number of advertisers and the size of the adverts they were prepared to pay for. Times have moved on and the guide has failed for many years to attract advertisers,with the internet being the main source of information for those looking for a holiday destination. Surely the decision to stop production was taken by a majority of county councillors. Whilst Tenby has beautiful beaches I feel we must remember the other glorious beaches in Pembrokesjire of which there are many. The sad fact is that although over the years many beaches in Pembrokeshire have received awards it does not seem to have stopped the decline in the tourism industry. The question that should be addressed is "do we really need a tourism department and manager funded by the ratepayers / taxpayers of Pembrokeshire?"..[/p][/quote]That is a really interesting and valid point and I guess the answer to that question is no we don't, but promotion needs to be done by somebody and if the cost of running the tourism department was able to be diverted to an independent non-council body then they may well be able to make better use of this money. I wonder how cost effective the tourist information centres are these days and whether they are still required in this day and age when mobile applications are so widely used and provide a much quicker and convenient answer to many tourists questions. The council are unlikely to consider such a proposal as it would weaken their empire, BUT this is a very good idea that should be investigated and taken further. Due to the way the council operates, it is inherently slow to adapt to change but maybe if some of the leading lights in our tourism industry could make a case for this and launch a campaign for change then the money currently being spent by the council could be better spent by a tourism association that was independent of the Council. I just wonder exactly how much money is being spent by PCC each year on tourism related services ? Especially the running costs of all the tourist information centres. If the TIC's were closed ( because I assume they are no longer required ) and the running costs were diverted into advertising and promotion then I am sure this would result more tourists visiting Pembrokeshire. Bilbo101
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Tttoommy says...

Bilbo101 wrote:
malcolm calver wrote:
I do think it is time we faced reality as far as the Pembrokeshire guide is concerned, anyone taking an interest in its production over the last few years would have noticed the decline in the number of advertisers and the size of the adverts they were prepared to pay for. Times have moved on and the guide has failed for many years to attract advertisers,with the internet being the main source of information for those looking for a holiday destination. Surely the decision to stop production was taken by a majority of county councillors.
Whilst Tenby has beautiful beaches I feel we must remember the other glorious beaches in Pembrokesjire of which there are many. The sad fact is that although over the years many beaches in Pembrokeshire have received awards it does not seem to have stopped the decline in the tourism industry.
The question that should be addressed is "do we really need a tourism department and manager funded by the ratepayers / taxpayers of Pembrokeshire?"..
That is a really interesting and valid point and I guess the answer to that question is no we don't, but promotion needs to be done by somebody and if the cost of running the tourism department was able to be diverted to an independent non-council body then they may well be able to make better use of this money.

I wonder how cost effective the tourist information centres are these days and whether they are still required in this day and age when mobile applications are so widely used and provide a much quicker and convenient answer to many tourists questions.

The council are unlikely to consider such a proposal as it would weaken their empire, BUT this is a very good idea that should be investigated and taken further. Due to the way the council operates, it is inherently slow to adapt to change but maybe if some of the leading lights in our tourism industry could make a case for this and launch a campaign for change then the money currently being spent by the council could be better spent by a tourism association that was independent of the Council.

I just wonder exactly how much money is being spent by PCC each year on tourism related services ? Especially the running costs of all the tourist information centres. If the TIC's were closed ( because I assume they are no longer required ) and the running costs were diverted into advertising and promotion then I am sure this would result more tourists visiting Pembrokeshire.
Think it's pretty evident that the chiefs are being paid too much for their HUGE responsibility and there's hardly any money left to employ the "indians" or provide even half decent services
[quote][p][bold]Bilbo101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]malcolm calver[/bold] wrote: I do think it is time we faced reality as far as the Pembrokeshire guide is concerned, anyone taking an interest in its production over the last few years would have noticed the decline in the number of advertisers and the size of the adverts they were prepared to pay for. Times have moved on and the guide has failed for many years to attract advertisers,with the internet being the main source of information for those looking for a holiday destination. Surely the decision to stop production was taken by a majority of county councillors. Whilst Tenby has beautiful beaches I feel we must remember the other glorious beaches in Pembrokesjire of which there are many. The sad fact is that although over the years many beaches in Pembrokeshire have received awards it does not seem to have stopped the decline in the tourism industry. The question that should be addressed is "do we really need a tourism department and manager funded by the ratepayers / taxpayers of Pembrokeshire?"..[/p][/quote]That is a really interesting and valid point and I guess the answer to that question is no we don't, but promotion needs to be done by somebody and if the cost of running the tourism department was able to be diverted to an independent non-council body then they may well be able to make better use of this money. I wonder how cost effective the tourist information centres are these days and whether they are still required in this day and age when mobile applications are so widely used and provide a much quicker and convenient answer to many tourists questions. The council are unlikely to consider such a proposal as it would weaken their empire, BUT this is a very good idea that should be investigated and taken further. Due to the way the council operates, it is inherently slow to adapt to change but maybe if some of the leading lights in our tourism industry could make a case for this and launch a campaign for change then the money currently being spent by the council could be better spent by a tourism association that was independent of the Council. I just wonder exactly how much money is being spent by PCC each year on tourism related services ? Especially the running costs of all the tourist information centres. If the TIC's were closed ( because I assume they are no longer required ) and the running costs were diverted into advertising and promotion then I am sure this would result more tourists visiting Pembrokeshire.[/p][/quote]Think it's pretty evident that the chiefs are being paid too much for their HUGE responsibility and there's hardly any money left to employ the "indians" or provide even half decent services Tttoommy
  • Score: 5

8:29pm Tue 3 Jun 14

teifion says...

Anyone told Jamie that Bryn's expecting another £50k per annum as he PERSONALLY was responsible for the formation of the beach and If he doesn't get the additional remuneration he WILL leave and Tenby will suddenly become ugly and look like Pendine ;-)
Anyone told Jamie that Bryn's expecting another £50k per annum as he PERSONALLY was responsible for the formation of the beach and If he doesn't get the additional remuneration he WILL leave and Tenby will suddenly become ugly and look like Pendine ;-) teifion
  • Score: 4

9:30pm Tue 3 Jun 14

KeanJo says...

Bilbo101 wrote:
malcolm calver wrote:
I do think it is time we faced reality as far as the Pembrokeshire guide is concerned, anyone taking an interest in its production over the last few years would have noticed the decline in the number of advertisers and the size of the adverts they were prepared to pay for. Times have moved on and the guide has failed for many years to attract advertisers,with the internet being the main source of information for those looking for a holiday destination. Surely the decision to stop production was taken by a majority of county councillors.
Whilst Tenby has beautiful beaches I feel we must remember the other glorious beaches in Pembrokesjire of which there are many. The sad fact is that although over the years many beaches in Pembrokeshire have received awards it does not seem to have stopped the decline in the tourism industry.
The question that should be addressed is "do we really need a tourism department and manager funded by the ratepayers / taxpayers of Pembrokeshire?"..
That is a really interesting and valid point and I guess the answer to that question is no we don't, but promotion needs to be done by somebody and if the cost of running the tourism department was able to be diverted to an independent non-council body then they may well be able to make better use of this money.

I wonder how cost effective the tourist information centres are these days and whether they are still required in this day and age when mobile applications are so widely used and provide a much quicker and convenient answer to many tourists questions.

The council are unlikely to consider such a proposal as it would weaken their empire, BUT this is a very good idea that should be investigated and taken further. Due to the way the council operates, it is inherently slow to adapt to change but maybe if some of the leading lights in our tourism industry could make a case for this and launch a campaign for change then the money currently being spent by the council could be better spent by a tourism association that was independent of the Council.

I just wonder exactly how much money is being spent by PCC each year on tourism related services ? Especially the running costs of all the tourist information centres. If the TIC's were closed ( because I assume they are no longer required ) and the running costs were diverted into advertising and promotion then I am sure this would result more tourists visiting Pembrokeshire.
Very good point Bilbo and worthy of serious consideration. The best people to look after tourism in Pembrokeshire is the tourist industry themselves .The responsibility could be taken over with grant assistance from the CC.This is the type of thinking badly needed by LAs in place of their Luddite no fundamental change attitude.There are many other functions which need to be examined. For instance Leisure Centres and Libraries could be sold conditional upon core services being protected. Let's see some radical thinking from the boys in County Hall instead of the mixture as before........
[quote][p][bold]Bilbo101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]malcolm calver[/bold] wrote: I do think it is time we faced reality as far as the Pembrokeshire guide is concerned, anyone taking an interest in its production over the last few years would have noticed the decline in the number of advertisers and the size of the adverts they were prepared to pay for. Times have moved on and the guide has failed for many years to attract advertisers,with the internet being the main source of information for those looking for a holiday destination. Surely the decision to stop production was taken by a majority of county councillors. Whilst Tenby has beautiful beaches I feel we must remember the other glorious beaches in Pembrokesjire of which there are many. The sad fact is that although over the years many beaches in Pembrokeshire have received awards it does not seem to have stopped the decline in the tourism industry. The question that should be addressed is "do we really need a tourism department and manager funded by the ratepayers / taxpayers of Pembrokeshire?"..[/p][/quote]That is a really interesting and valid point and I guess the answer to that question is no we don't, but promotion needs to be done by somebody and if the cost of running the tourism department was able to be diverted to an independent non-council body then they may well be able to make better use of this money. I wonder how cost effective the tourist information centres are these days and whether they are still required in this day and age when mobile applications are so widely used and provide a much quicker and convenient answer to many tourists questions. The council are unlikely to consider such a proposal as it would weaken their empire, BUT this is a very good idea that should be investigated and taken further. Due to the way the council operates, it is inherently slow to adapt to change but maybe if some of the leading lights in our tourism industry could make a case for this and launch a campaign for change then the money currently being spent by the council could be better spent by a tourism association that was independent of the Council. I just wonder exactly how much money is being spent by PCC each year on tourism related services ? Especially the running costs of all the tourist information centres. If the TIC's were closed ( because I assume they are no longer required ) and the running costs were diverted into advertising and promotion then I am sure this would result more tourists visiting Pembrokeshire.[/p][/quote]Very good point Bilbo and worthy of serious consideration. The best people to look after tourism in Pembrokeshire is the tourist industry themselves .The responsibility could be taken over with grant assistance from the CC.This is the type of thinking badly needed by LAs in place of their Luddite no fundamental change attitude.There are many other functions which need to be examined. For instance Leisure Centres and Libraries could be sold conditional upon core services being protected. Let's see some radical thinking from the boys in County Hall instead of the mixture as before........ KeanJo
  • Score: 3

8:21am Fri 6 Jun 14

teifion says...

It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo.
PS tell me councillor?
It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo. PS tell me councillor? teifion
  • Score: -12

4:49pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Bluestone says...

teifion wrote:
It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo.
PS tell me councillor?
Afraid you are barking up the wrong tree again, I am not and never have been a Councillor!!
[quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo. PS tell me councillor?[/p][/quote]Afraid you are barking up the wrong tree again, I am not and never have been a Councillor!! Bluestone
  • Score: 11

5:08pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Cymru bach says...

This article is word for word the same as was printed on the front page of the Tenby Observer today.

I assume therefore that it is a 'Press Release' released by the Marketing Department of the County Council. No wonder there are only quotes on there from Alan Turner and Cllr Pugh.

The Western Telegraph and Tenby Observer havr just printed word for word without following up and getting further quotes. Lazy journalism I'm afraid. We deserve better.
This article is word for word the same as was printed on the front page of the Tenby Observer today. I assume therefore that it is a 'Press Release' released by the Marketing Department of the County Council. No wonder there are only quotes on there from Alan Turner and Cllr Pugh. The Western Telegraph and Tenby Observer havr just printed word for word without following up and getting further quotes. Lazy journalism I'm afraid. We deserve better. Cymru bach
  • Score: 5

6:45pm Fri 6 Jun 14

teifion says...

Bluestone wrote:
teifion wrote:
It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo.
PS tell me councillor?
Afraid you are barking up the wrong tree again, I am not and never have been a Councillor!!
so you're just a little nobody who dislikes being challenged ?

Sure you're not a councillor ? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo. PS tell me councillor?[/p][/quote]Afraid you are barking up the wrong tree again, I am not and never have been a Councillor!![/p][/quote]so you're just a little nobody who dislikes being challenged ? Sure you're not a councillor ? ;-) teifion
  • Score: -8

7:47pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Bluestone says...

teifion wrote:
Bluestone wrote:
teifion wrote:
It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo.
PS tell me councillor?
Afraid you are barking up the wrong tree again, I am not and never have been a Councillor!!
so you're just a little nobody who dislikes being challenged ?

Sure you're not a councillor ? ;-)
Well I am certainly a little nobody. As to the last question I have already answered that and I am sorry that you assume disagreeing with you automatically makes me a Councillor in your eyes. Perhaps you should stand for Councillor at the next election and put your money where your mouth is?
[quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo. PS tell me councillor?[/p][/quote]Afraid you are barking up the wrong tree again, I am not and never have been a Councillor!![/p][/quote]so you're just a little nobody who dislikes being challenged ? Sure you're not a councillor ? ;-)[/p][/quote]Well I am certainly a little nobody. As to the last question I have already answered that and I am sorry that you assume disagreeing with you automatically makes me a Councillor in your eyes. Perhaps you should stand for Councillor at the next election and put your money where your mouth is? Bluestone
  • Score: 8

8:55am Sun 8 Jun 14

Tttoommy says...

Tttoommy wrote:
Bluestone wrote:
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips !

- you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain -

PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4
I may have been taught to be cautious but I too think that Bluestone isn't telling us something

- he doesn't believe in open government (or washing your dirty laundry in public) maybe in should be done in back rooms without the great unwashed having to know about it - just the same way that Bryn tells Jamie what to do.

I'm leaving Pembroke , I'm not the only one, tourist are leaving in droves - it must show something's going wrong with this County and telling us to shut up and go away will not help the cause of Pembrokeshire
[quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good![/p][/quote]couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips ! - you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain - PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4[/p][/quote]I may have been taught to be cautious but I too think that Bluestone isn't telling us something - he doesn't believe in open government (or washing your dirty laundry in public) maybe in should be done in back rooms without the great unwashed having to know about it - just the same way that Bryn tells Jamie what to do. I'm leaving Pembroke , I'm not the only one, tourist are leaving in droves - it must show something's going wrong with this County and telling us to shut up and go away will not help the cause of Pembrokeshire Tttoommy
  • Score: -4

6:31pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Bluestone says...

Tttoommy wrote:
Tttoommy wrote:
Bluestone wrote:
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips !

- you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain -

PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4
I may have been taught to be cautious but I too think that Bluestone isn't telling us something

- he doesn't believe in open government (or washing your dirty laundry in public) maybe in should be done in back rooms without the great unwashed having to know about it - just the same way that Bryn tells Jamie what to do.

I'm leaving Pembroke , I'm not the only one, tourist are leaving in droves - it must show something's going wrong with this County and telling us to shut up and go away will not help the cause of Pembrokeshire
He doesn't believe in open government?? How do work that out?? Poor deluded Tttommy, perhaps it would be better if you left...to quote the well known TV series...'there is nothing for you here'...!
[quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good![/p][/quote]couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips ! - you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain - PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4[/p][/quote]I may have been taught to be cautious but I too think that Bluestone isn't telling us something - he doesn't believe in open government (or washing your dirty laundry in public) maybe in should be done in back rooms without the great unwashed having to know about it - just the same way that Bryn tells Jamie what to do. I'm leaving Pembroke , I'm not the only one, tourist are leaving in droves - it must show something's going wrong with this County and telling us to shut up and go away will not help the cause of Pembrokeshire[/p][/quote]He doesn't believe in open government?? How do work that out?? Poor deluded Tttommy, perhaps it would be better if you left...to quote the well known TV series...'there is nothing for you here'...! Bluestone
  • Score: 8

7:51pm Sun 8 Jun 14

teifion says...

Bluestone wrote:
Tttoommy wrote:
Tttoommy wrote:
Bluestone wrote:
The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good!
couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips !

- you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain -

PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4
I may have been taught to be cautious but I too think that Bluestone isn't telling us something

- he doesn't believe in open government (or washing your dirty laundry in public) maybe in should be done in back rooms without the great unwashed having to know about it - just the same way that Bryn tells Jamie what to do.

I'm leaving Pembroke , I'm not the only one, tourist are leaving in droves - it must show something's going wrong with this County and telling us to shut up and go away will not help the cause of Pembrokeshire
He doesn't believe in open government?? How do work that out?? Poor deluded Tttommy, perhaps it would be better if you left...to quote the well known TV series...'there is nothing for you here'...!
I can be just as rude and as unpleasent as you I just chose not to, neither do I spend my time clearing my cookies - OK sweetie?
[quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: The point that people fail to realise is that negative comments online are heard all over the world, I am sure that is not what you intend, but having a go could just put people off from visiting Pembrokeshire. Laundering dirty washing in public does nobody any good![/p][/quote]couple of days ago I saw a disabled person who was taking a VERY long time to get to the parking meter from their vehicle given a parking ticket - Welcome to Pembroke, this on top of a 3rd world NHS in Wales, no toilets, dangerous multi storey car parks in Tenby and Haverfordwest, high parking charges, boarded up shops, lets not call the political system corrupt here but Putin and Mugabe are sending ppl here to get tips ! - you might make money from tourists , I just feel sorry for them , ripped off and looking miserable in the rain - PS my house is on the market, biggest mistake I ever did was move 250 miles (and 50 years ) down the M4[/p][/quote]I may have been taught to be cautious but I too think that Bluestone isn't telling us something - he doesn't believe in open government (or washing your dirty laundry in public) maybe in should be done in back rooms without the great unwashed having to know about it - just the same way that Bryn tells Jamie what to do. I'm leaving Pembroke , I'm not the only one, tourist are leaving in droves - it must show something's going wrong with this County and telling us to shut up and go away will not help the cause of Pembrokeshire[/p][/quote]He doesn't believe in open government?? How do work that out?? Poor deluded Tttommy, perhaps it would be better if you left...to quote the well known TV series...'there is nothing for you here'...![/p][/quote]I can be just as rude and as unpleasent as you I just chose not to, neither do I spend my time clearing my cookies - OK sweetie? teifion
  • Score: -6

9:36pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Bluestone says...

Bluestone wrote:
teifion wrote:
Bluestone wrote:
teifion wrote:
It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo.
PS tell me councillor?
Afraid you are barking up the wrong tree again, I am not and never have been a Councillor!!
so you're just a little nobody who dislikes being challenged ?

Sure you're not a councillor ? ;-)
Well I am certainly a little nobody. As to the last question I have already answered that and I am sorry that you assume disagreeing with you automatically makes me a Councillor in your eyes. Perhaps you should stand for Councillor at the next election and put your money where your mouth is?
Teifion...you still haven't answered my question....
[quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bluestone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: It does look as though bluestone is either the most popular poster here OR he's fiddling the voting system again- I know what I think , LOL saddo. PS tell me councillor?[/p][/quote]Afraid you are barking up the wrong tree again, I am not and never have been a Councillor!![/p][/quote]so you're just a little nobody who dislikes being challenged ? Sure you're not a councillor ? ;-)[/p][/quote]Well I am certainly a little nobody. As to the last question I have already answered that and I am sorry that you assume disagreeing with you automatically makes me a Councillor in your eyes. Perhaps you should stand for Councillor at the next election and put your money where your mouth is?[/p][/quote]Teifion...you still haven't answered my question.... Bluestone
  • Score: 4

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