Changes to local bus services will be introduced in the coming weeks.

Councillor Rhys Sinnett, Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services said: “I am delighted to be able to report that we are able to maintain the whole of Pembrokeshire’s current local bus network in the coming year.

“We have also secured key improvements such as reinstating an hourly service on the 349 route between Haverfordwest and Tenby via Pembroke Dock, and the popular Strumble Shuttle and Puffin Shuttle coastal bus services during the summer.”

Pembrokeshire County Council and the Welsh Government will provide over £3million in support for bus services in Pembrokeshire during the coming year.

Informed by a public consultation, receiving over 300 responses, all Pembrokeshire’s local bus services have been re-tendered.

Two key services, the 302 Haverfordwest to Milford Haven and 349 Haverfordwest to Tenby via Pembroke Dock, come under Council oversight for the first time, giving the Council greater oversight of service operations and fares. Pembrokeshire residents will also benefit from a new fare structure on all First Cymru services.

Tap On Tap Off allows passengers to pay the cheapest fare depending on the number of journeys they make or distance travelled, capping the maximum adult fare at £3 single and £5.40 return.

The following local bus service changes have been confirmed:

The 351 (Tenby to Pendine via Amroth) returns to its summer timetable.

From April 1, an hourly service will return on the 349 (Haverfordwest to Tenby via Pembroke Dock) service (April to September).

The 356 (Milford Haven to Monkton) service will no longer call at Waterston and Hazelbeach owing to narrow lanes. The Fflecsi service will still be available.

The 322 (Haverfordwest to Carmarthen) and 381 (Haverfordwest to Tenby via Narberth) services will be run by First Cymru. The 322 timetable will remain the same. The 381 timetable will remain the same from Haverfordwest to Tenby but journeys from Tenby to Haverfordwest will depart slightly earlier (37 past the hour instead of 45).

· The X22 and X61 services between Pembroke Dock and Kilgetty, and Pembroke Dock and Haverfordwest will be withdrawn.

From May 19, the Tenby Coaster service between Tenby and Saundersfoot returns for the summer.

From May 25, the 387/388 Coastal Cruiser service around the Angle Peninsula will operate 7 seven days a week until September 29.

Further information can be found on the Council’s website.