Pembrokeshire County Council will once again be playing a key role at this year's County Show.

As well as hosting several stands, County Council officers will be out and about on the showground offering advice and information on a range of Council services.

The County Council will also have a major presence in the Food Hall throughout the Show's three days.

On Wednesday, August 19th, the County Council holds the Pembrokeshire Produce Mark Awards, including the Peoples Choice Award sponsored by Tesco.

The awards celebrate County businesses, which excel in providing or sourcing local food and drink.

This year the Council will also be officially launching Pembrokeshire Produce Direct at the awards reception.

This new concept in food shopping was launched earlier this year with the aim of making local produce more accessible.

The scheme, which has around 50 producers offering 1,000 products from Pembrokeshire and neighbouring counties, enables anyone in West Wales to order locally produced food on the internet or over the phone and have them delivered directly to their door.

Also at the show will be: Mobile Information Bus The Mobile Zone will be located in Band Avenue, Zone A, just outside the Pavilion, and will have lots of information for young people on services for them, things to do and issues that affect them, etc. There will be consultation packs available at the Mobile Zone stand for everyone to fill in on the proposed Haverfordwest Skate Park.

Waste and Recycling

The Council's Waste Management Team will be spreading the word about waste reduction and recycling, concentrating this year on food waste. They will be giving out bags and other goodies and giving people the chance to win a fleece jacket made from recycled plastic bottles.

Flexible Support 4 Business

Flexible Support 4 Business (FS4B) and the Local Investment Fund (LIF) will be on hand to give out information on accessing the grant and general business advice and support. Learning Pembrokeshire

Learning Pembrokeshire is in the Learning Zone on Band Avenue. The Zone's theme is "Your future - Your choice". Staff will be available each day to give advice and information on courses and activities being held at Community Learning Centres across the County.

The Learning Pembrokeshire brochure - Your Complete Guide 2009/10 - will be available at the show and workshop sessions will be held throughout the three days:
Tuesday: Photography, Using IT
Wednesday: Jewellery, Using IT
Thursday: Photography, Using IT

Pembrokeshire Greenways partnership and Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations in association with Pembrokeshire County Council's Transport Unit and the Community Transport Association.

Meet Pembrokeshire Greenway's larger than life puffin mascot and look around one of the brand new Coastal Buses, which runs on locally recycled vegetable oil.

There will be information on coastal buses, public and community transport services in Pembrokeshire and further a field while for the young, and young-at-heart, there will be Puffin colouring sheets and free make a minibus-shaped-keyring activity. Pembrokeshire's community transport operators will also be displaying one of their wheelchair accessible cars and extending a warm welcome to all current and prospective future volunteers.

Pembrokeshire Childcare Partnership and Family Information Service

Staff will be located in the marquee outside the Prendergast Arena on band Avenue. While children will be able to take part in art and craft opportunities, staff will be on hand to provide information on childcare services in Pembrokeshire. You will be able to find out about new initiatives, discuss childcare issues and listen to children's thoughts and views.

Safer Pembrokeshire

The Safer Pembrokeshire stand will be based on the theme 'Your Community'. There will be a walk through of a community, with information available at each point and staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the concerns of residents.

Various police equipment will be present at set times for the public to view and test, such as speed guns, breathalysers, armed response kits plus much more. Visitors to the stand will also have the chance to test their reaction skills with 'beer goggles' to simulate being over the drink drive limit.

Animal Health and Welfare

Located on Eight Avenue by the Dog Agility area, the stand aims to raise public awareness of pet welfare and will also promote the Welsh Assembly Government's Companion Animal Welfare Enhancement Scheme. There will be talks, workbooks, pencils and stickers for the children.