Youngsters in Marloes are joining forces with the community council to restore the clock tower in the centre of the village.

Organised and funded by the Prince's Trust, a group of ten teenagers from the village are making interpretation boards, carving wooden signs and decoration into a green oak lovers seat, sculpted from a solid tree trunk by carpenter Matt Oliver from Talbenny.

The project undertaken by the youngsters, supported by Kirsty Weedon the rural youth development officer for Pembrokeshire, runs alongside a project by the community council to carry out restoration work on the clock tower.

The restoration work is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Enfys (Open Spaces). Pete Smithies, chairman of Marloes community council, said: "It is a brilliant idea getting the youngsters involved, which gives them a sense of pride, ownership and achievement in the community."

All the wood used in the project is locally sourced and it will take one week for the project to be completed.

The restoration work on the clock tower is due to be finished in a month and both projects will be unveiled at the same time.

Kirsty Weedon said: "Projects like this are engaging young people to get involved with their local community.

"In Marloes there is nothing for the youngsters to do, being miles away from both Haverfordwest and Milford Haven.

"It is an interesting partnership between Planed, PAVS and the Prince's Trust giving youngsters the opportunity to spend free time constructively and learning new skills and becoming involved in their local community."