Solva Care won the Big Lottery!

Solva Care successfully applied for £281,783 from the National Lottery Community Fund. This will provide funding for the next five years to continue, enhance and expand existing support. The funding will be used to provide increased opportunities for social and community interaction, learning opportunities and intergenerational activities. “We are absolutely delighted that Solva and Solva Care have been recognised in this way”, said
Mollie Roach, Chair of the Trustees. We are planning an open evening in Solva Memorial Hall in April, to which everyone is invited, to come and find out more and give suggestions of new activities we could organise.


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Bingo at the Hall

A family Bingo evening will be held on Friday 15 March in the Memorial Hall, starting at 6pm.
Bring your family, bring yourself, bring your friends plus your choice of beverages and nibbles.
All proceeds will go to the repainting of the interior of the Hall.


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Solva Duck Race 2019

This highly popular event will take place on Easter Monday 22 April. Tickets will be available from Bay View Stores, Ship Inn, Harbour Inn, Royal George, MamGu Welshcakes and Window on Wales, from Monday 11 March. Two of the ducks have been renamed as “Henry” and “Nana Duck”, please make sure you get your favourite names as soon as possible. There will be the usual cash prizes of 1st £10; 2nd £5; 3rd £2.50. All profits will go to the upkeep of Solva Memorial Hall.


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Solva AFC Table Top Sale

Sunday 3 March at 10am. Tables £10
and refreshments available.
Please come along and help support your local junior and senior football teams. To book a table contact:
Medi George on 07854 241589 or email solvaafc@gmail.com


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RNLI St Davids shop

Our final takings for 2018 were a fantastic £11,169. That’s all down to you lovely volunteers! Well done! Thank
you to everyone who manned the shop and talked to the public visiting the lifeboat station.


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“Men’s Shed”

The response has been good and Robin is working on the logistics. He is hoping to get the project up and running next month, at the Football Club. Watch this “Shed Space”. Contact Robin Tyler on 01437 721588 or 07779 240268 if you are interested.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:
Thu 7 March: Hidden Figures (PG)
Thu 4 April: A Star is Born (15)
Thu 2 May: The Children Act (12)
Thu 6 June: Mission Impossible – Fallout (12)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7.30pm


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For Sale!

Near-brand new “Blomberg”dishwasher.
Solva Memorial Hall has been given an industrial dishwasher, thank you Joy Dixon. The new domestic one purchased
just before Christmas is now surplus to requirements. It cost the hall £379.99 and is offered at £290. Call Peter on 01437 720111.


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Solva WI

Nineteen members attended the February meeting. A variety of items from the newsletter were discussed, including participation in the annual Quiz on Tuesday 26 March at the Picton Centre and the Dewisland Group Spring Meeting in April.
Our annual Pancake Coffee Morning will take place on Tuesday 5 March, between 10.30am – 12noon, in the Memorial Hall. Proceeds to be donated to Shalom House.
A very interesting illustrated talk was then given by Mike Riby, entitled the World on a Plate.
This covered his career of traveling the world to guarantee the quality of raw materials used in the manufacture of dishes by companies such as Marks & Spencer.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 14 March when we will be welcoming back Julian Cremona with an illustrated talk on “Wildlife in France”.


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Child Care Pembrokeshire

Do you live in Pembrokeshire? Is your child aged 3-4 yrs old? Do you work 16 hrs or more a week? If so, the Welsh Government might be able to fund up to 30 hrs per week of combined Childcare and Early Years Foundation Phase Education.
Contact Pembrokeshire County Council on 01437 776194 for more information.


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Solva Heritage Society

Two of our members spent a profitable afternoon at the National Library of Wales workshop learning about the “Living Memories” project and the resources that are now available on line. Fran Barker contributed to the work
of transferring the information from the historic documents into their digital format. Well done, Fran.
Work is progressing on the Heritage Trail pamphlet which we hope to release for the Easter Holiday. From this small beginning it is hoped to build a larger archive on the archaeological sites, local buildings and businesses. All photographs and information / stories are welcomed. Research is a fascinating “hobby”. Your help is needed if we are to preserve our village heritage. Tel: 07739 158024 email: solvaheritage62@gmail.com


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A Diamond couple

Margaret & Andy Robinson – The 60th Wedding anniversary saw the couple jetting off to Tenerife to celebrate their anniversary on Valentines Day! Accompanied by their son David and his wife Sian, also daughter Alison, Margaret and Andy were spoiled beyond their imagination and were treated to a wonderful Diamond Celebration party.


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Parc y Capel

The AGM of the Parc Y Capel committee will be held on Wednesday 13 March at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall (upstairs). All welcome.


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Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi

“Annie” – Many thanks to everyone who supported the school production, with a special thanks to all the pupils who performed and produced this outstanding show in front of over 1,000 people, over the three nights and a matinee performance.
A big thank you to Mrs Bramley for her invaluable support and to Cyfeillion Ysgol Penryhn Dewi for their outstanding work during the nights of the production, which raised a considerable amount of money for the school.
St Davids Lantern Parade – Will be staged on Saturday 2 March at 5:30pm. The children have had so much fun creating their lanterns, working with Elly Morgan, lead artist from the National Parks Authority, and we look forward to showing them off on the day!
St Davids Day School Cathedral Service will be held on Monday 4 March starting at 10am.


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Church in Wales Services

For March:
3 March 9.30am – St Aidans, Solva: Holy Eucharist
10 Machr 9.30am – St Aidans, Solva: Morning worship
17 March 11.30am – Whitchurch: Holy Eucharist
24 March 9.30am – St Aidans, Solva: Holy Eucharist
Full service list for all Local Ministry Area churches can be found at St Aidans.


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Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 6 March at 7pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Items on the agenda:
● Discussion with Welsh Water officers
re sewage capacity
● Solva street lights
● Solva Tourist Association
● Development of Solva tourism app
● SCC AMG
● Play & Skate Parks
● AFC project
● Solva Fireworks Display 2019
● Solva Path Project
● Finance report
● Planning applications
● Local concerns
Members of the local community are welcome to attend. Please let the Clerk (Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you
wish to come along.


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Memorial Cross

The first phase of the Memorial Cross work to manage the woods has been completed, with the National Trust and Parks carrying out some thinning out of the trees. There’s still a bit more to do but already you get a clearer view of the sea from the cross and the clearing of dead wood has allowed a huge increase in the number of snowdrops this year. The National Trust will now carry out regular management of the woods and there will be a call for volunteers to help, so keep an eye on the Newsletter if you want to help.


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Scarecrow Trail 2019

The annual Solva scarecrow trail, around the village, will take place on Sunday 11 and Monday 12 August.
The theme this year is Musicals (Stage or Screen).
A great day out for all the family.
Scarecrow builders please contact Fran Barker on 01437 721164 / 07377 058265, email fran34hb@gmail.com to submit your scarecrow character for this year.


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Dog Poo Report

The football pitch, where the youngsters train, is reportedly much improved which is great. Many thanks for that. In general there seems to be less dog fouling although if anyone knows of any particular “hot spots” let your community council know. Thanks.


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Solva Open Gardens

This event has been postponed until next year to allow time to organise a bigger event. For those keen gardeners that gives you extra time to plan and prepare!


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