Jacob Williams
Friday 12th February, 2016

Sectioned off

Sectioned off

• Councillors’ budget amendments wrongly vetoed • Auditor pronounces on PCC’s latest legal howler • Resolution to simple dispute took nearly a year Readers may recall the bizarre turn of events at the county council’s budget-setting mee... Read more →


Reality bites
Friday 8th January, 2016

Reality bites

Straight off the back of the Christmas high comes the harsh reality of the cash-strapped times we live in – if the agenda for the next cabinet meeting is ...


Wednesday 23rd December, 2015

Rotten boroughs

Rotten boroughs

At about this time for the past couple of years I’ve invited the public to vote for their Golden DonQui, based upon the year’s council antics. This year I fear Cllr. Alison Lee’s 24-carat candidacy would render a shortlist for the gong pointl... Read more →


Wednesday 16th December, 2015

In the bleak midwinter

In the bleak midwinter

Thursday’s Christmas council meeting was quite a day to remember. You can’t say us south-county opposition members don’t do our bit for the environment – Cllrs. Phil Baker, Mike Evans and I shared a car. We had barely disembarked before... Read more →


Wednesday 9th December, 2015

Mince spies

Mince spies

The December county council meeting is traditionally followed by the chairman’s Christmas reception. Councillors usually tuck into a turkey dinner with all the trimmings followed by Xmas pud from the County Hall canteen. Not this year, though. In the nam... Read more →


Cops and rozzers
Monday 7th December, 2015

Cops and rozzers

Users of Pembrokeshire County Council’s webcasting facility may have noticed one of the more recent archived meetings has nothing to do with the authority...


(Just like) starting over
Wednesday 25th November, 2015

(Just like) starting over

The announcement last week that councillors tomorrow are to be asked to withdraw proposals for secondary education reform in Haverfordwest led to much criticism...


Sunday 22nd November, 2015

Myles out of order

Myles out of order

A reader-comment posted by Gwylan on my recent article questions Cllr. Myles Pepper’s suitability for promotion to the county council’s cabinet as spokesperson for planning, replacing Cllr. Rob Summons. It came as a surprise to some as Myles had be... Read more →


Alison Lee joins IPPG
Thursday 19th November, 2015

Alison Lee joins IPPG

Pembroke Dock councillor Alison Lee has joined Pembrokeshire County Council’s ruling IPPG party. Her new political affiliation follows Cllr. Pearl Llewel...


Pepper’s promotion and Pearl’s commotion
Thursday 12th November, 2015

Pepper’s promotion and Pearl’s commotion

• CLLR. ROB SUMMONS RESIGNS FROM CABINET • REPLACED BY CLLR. MYLES PEPPER • CLLR. PEARL LLEWELLYN QUITS RULING IPPG Share this... Monkton’s Cllr. P...