Planning Last Tuesday was a red letter day for the
Friends of the Memorial Park Committee.
A committee was set up in 2006
to answer the need for facilities in the town park and
has ever since been working towards the provision of
activities for all ages.
The committee’s Chair, Cllr Sue Perkins said, “Getting
the unanimous support of the planning committee for our
bike track and skate park was fantastic - an important
milestone in the history of the Memorial Park.
“The Park committee already has the funds for the bike
track and we will be pressing on with the building work
in the coming weeks. The finance for the skate park
will take a little longer and we look forward to working
with others to raise the cash. Offers of help have
already started coming in from young people, which is a
sure sign they will support the Park now and when the
skate park is done.
“I want to thank the members of the committee for their
fantastic work over the past five years, with support
from Pembroke Dock Town
Council, Llanion Communities
First, the Police and
Pembrokeshire County Council.
“I would also like to thank the 700 plus people who
signed our petition in favour of facilities in the
Park. We want to work with the community as a whole,
but particularly with people who had concerns when the
planning application went in. We are very keen for a
spokesperson from the area to come onto the committee.
“This is an exciting time. It’s been a long time since
our town had facilities like this for our young people.
Our next phase will be more facilities for little
children, so we are catering for all ages.