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Pembrokeshire: Newly-refurbished living areas unveiled after makeover project

Back row from left, County Councillor Bethan Price, resident Pat Boyle, pupils Erin Foster, Moli Mills, Rose Kirkham and Evan Jones, resident Patricia Morgan and warden Diane Nicholson. Front row, from left, residents Martin Smith, Carl Edwards, Ken Clancy and Dawn Gould.

A COMPLETE make-over has been given to the shared living areas at three Pembrokeshire County Council-run sheltered accommodation complexes.

The communal lounges at Dairy Park in Hakin, Hilton House in Milford Haven and Yr Hafan in St Davids have been newly painted and decorated, with new flooring, furniture – locally sourced where possible – and artwork – including paintings created by local pupils.

Yr Hafan : Back row from left, County Councillor Bethan Price, acting housing assistant Angie Dwyer, Yr Hafan warden Diane Nicholson, area maintenance manager Simon Tremain. Front row, residents Carl Edwards, Patricia Morgan,
Martin Smith and Pat Boyle.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s housing department carried out the work with a Welsh Government Housing with Care Fund grant of £45,000, following consultation with the residents.

Yr Hafan: Large group shot, including Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi art teacher, Mrs
Karen Morris.

“Many of these areas were closed during the Covid pandemic and we have been keen to enhance and renovate them to make them more appealing and comfortable for residents,” said Cllr Michelle Bateman, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regulatory Operations.

Yr Hafan: Enjoying a cup of tea and snacks in the newly refurbished communal room, County Councillor Bethan Price with residents Patricia Morgan and Martin Smith.

“All residents were invited to coffee mornings to give their views on all aspects of the refurbishment and we have tried to incorporate all their ideas.

Yr Hafan: Resident Carl Edwards, and Pat Boyle (background).

“We are grateful to local school communities for helping us to decorate them. Pupils from Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi have created a beautiful painting for Yr Hafan and Milford Haven School will be providing paintings for Hilton House.”