Solva Duck Race 2019

People come from near and far to try their hand at picking the name of the winning ducks. With a choice of names you have the chance to win £10 for first place, £5 for second and £2.50 for third. So choose a duck’s name and purchase your tickets from Bay View Stores, Window on Wales (Solva & St Davids), Royal George, Ship Inn, Harbour Inn, MamGu Welsh Cakes, and 35 Main Street. Tickets are available on the day. Funds raised go to the upkeep of Solva Memorial Hall.


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Solva Tourist Association – Solva Logo Competition

Today we are launching a competition to design a logo for Solva. The new logo will be used on all Solva Tourist Association literature, a new Solva tourism app and anything else that needs the logo. The designer of the winning logo will receive a £60 M&S voucher.
We’re looking for something that reflects our community and has a simple, modern but relevant theme, which also incorporates the view of the harbour.
Guidelines:
○ This is an amateur competition
○ We are looking for an original design
○ Must include the word “Solva” in both English and Welsh
○ Must include a view of Solva harbour
○ Your submissions should be on an A4 size paper and should be big enough to allow the judges to clearly see what
is represented (with explanatory notations if you like) and capable of still being clear when reduced in size to
approx. 3.5 x 2.5 cm.
○ You can submit as many designs as you wish and entries are encouraged from all ages
Please send your submission(s) labelled with your name, email address and telephone number to Bruce Payne (SCC Clerk) either by post (c/o Bay View Stores) or scanned and emailed to brucepayne241@gmail.com by Monday 6 May. Winner will be announced on Monday 20 May.


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Parc y Capel Fete

The spring fete will be held on Monday 27 May from 2-4pm.
This event is an annual favourite of locals and visitors alike, and is the main funding activity for Parc y Capel, ensuring the parc is maintained and can be enjoyed by all. Teas and cakes will be served in the Memorial Hall and
there will be an abundance of stalls, with the famous raffle and sunflower plants on sale in the parc.
All very welcome to attend.


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Men’s Shed update and Sport Reminiscing

Tuesday 16 April Solva AFC Clubhouse
starting at 2pm. If you have any sports memorabilia, please bring it along.
The Men’s Shed first meeting will take place the following Tuesday 23 April starting at 2pm, in Solva AFC Clubhouse.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Thu 4 April: A Star is Born (15) – (home made cake, tea and coffee available)
Thu 2 May: The Children Act (12)
Thu 6 June: Mission Impossible – Fallout (12)
Thu 4 July: Mary Queen of Scots (15)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm


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Solva WI

The annual fundraising Pancake Coffee Morning held on Shrove Tuesday was, unfortunately, not as well supported as in past years, but £100 was raised and has been donated to Shalom House.
The Walking Group continues to meet on Monday afternoons, unless the weather stops them, and the monthly meeting of the Book Club is held in warm and welcoming establishments throughout the village, preferably where lunch is being served!
On Tuesday 26 March, 9 members, making up 3 teams, took part in the Membership Quiz at the Picton Centre, an enlightening and engaging time was had by all. Next month members will be attending the Dewisland Group meeting on Wednesday 10 April at Crundale Hall. The speaker is Peter Sharpe who escorts Her Majesty at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Following our monthly meeting, we welcomed back Julian Cremona, past Head of Dale Fort Field Centre, who, as ever, gave an interesting and fascinating illustrated talk. The theme this time being “Wildlife in France”.
Members are reminded to bring a plate of “finger” food for the 11 April pre-meeting lunch which starts at 1pm. Sam Langdon an expert on snakes, will give an illustrated talk entitled “Adders are Amazing” – non-members are welcome to attend.


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St Davids & Solva Art Group Easter Exhibition

Will open on Saturday 13 April at Oriel y Parc, St Davids. This vibrant group of about 25 local artists will be
exhibiting their original paintings and prints, taking inspiration from the coastal scenery and light. The exhibition will open at lunchtime on Saturday 13 April and will be open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm and will close on Friday 26 April at 4.30pm. Paintings can be purchased by cash or card and are priced to suit all pockets. We look forward to seeing you.


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MamGu Welsh Cakes – Solva Gin tasting

There will be a Solva Gin tasting evening at MamGu Welsh Cakes on Friday 12 April at 7pm. Tickets: £10 to include: tapas style nibbles, gin tasting and a talk on Solva Community Gin and its projects. Contact 01437 454369 for more information and tickets.


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Children’s Easter Disco

A special fancy dress (optional) disco will be held on Easter Saturday 20 April in the Memorial Hall from 6-8pm. Children up to 16 are welcome to attend and need to be accompanied by parents. Games to be played and prizes to won, plus food and drinks available. Entry is only £1 and all profits will be donated to Solva Fireworks.


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Solva Play Parks New Equipment

Community Consultation
Wednesday 8 May 2019 in Solva Memorial Hall at 5pm
Invitation to Families, Children & Young People of our Local Community Solva Community Council will showcase 3 different designs for the Gamlin and Upper play parks. Families are invited to pop in to view and comment on
each of the designs that will allow a wide age-range of children to play, irrespective of mobility impairments. Social space for families and different age groups will be in each design.
Designs will also incorporate a range of outside gym equipment that can be used by all, regardless of age, experience and physical ability. Please come along to look at the proposals and help in our decision making process. It’s our pleasure to serve children a complimentary meal at 5:30pm. Soft drinks will also be available.


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Solva Community Council next meeting

SCC will meet on Wednesday 3 April, 6pm in the Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda:
● Community Land Trusts
● Whitchurch Church
● Discussion with Welsh Water officers re sewage capacity
● 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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Solva Community Council AGM

Wednesday 8 May at 7:30pm in the Memorial Hall.
Everyone is invited to this year’s AGM which is an opportunity for groups and individuals to hear
about some of the exciting activities with which the community council is involved on your behalf.
Tea, Coffee and Welsh Cakes will be served.
This year’s AGM will include, for the first time, awards to the:
● Outstanding Community Volunteer
● Outstanding Youth Champion
● Outstanding Community Fundraiser
● Outstanding Contribution to Solva Life
A Cheese and Wine evening will follow the AGM.


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Neighbourhood Watch

To help keep our community safe and crime free the community council is looking to set up a neighbourhood watch scheme.
The form this will take is yet to be decided but may involve the community council web page, social media and, hopefully, links to other community councils on the peninsula. If you have any suggestions as to what sort of scheme would best serve the community or, equally, any current concerns regarding crime please contact your
community council via the clerk.


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Church in Wales services

Monday 1 April, St Davids Cathedral – Canon Rowlands in residence.
Sunday 14 April 11:30am. Palm Sunday, Holy Eucharist at St Davids, Whitchurch.
Thursday 18 April 7pm. Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist at St Aidans, Solva.
Friday 19 April. Good Friday, St Lawrence Church. Stations of the Cross and Pilgrimage around LMA churches.
Sunday 21 April 9:30am. Easter Sunday, Holy Eucharist at St Aidans, Solva.
Sunday 28 April 9:30am. Morning Worship at St Aidans Solva.
Further details see GDLMA website or local churches.


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Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi

St Davids Day Celebrations
A lovely St Davids Day Service was held on the Monday 4 March at the Cathedral where all campuses were in attendance. We are especially proud of the brass ensemble who played on the cross square on the day. Dewi campus followed this with an Eisteddfod and the winning house was Dewi!
Non and Aidan Campuses held their house assemblies on Monday 18 March, and they also celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as book characters. Aidan campus dressed up as Fairytale characters and had a fairytale banquet.


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Shalom House fund raising events

We have two fundraising events in April:- Do join us for the Soul Funk fundraiser with DJ Mr A for Shalom House Palliative Care Centre. Dance to Detroit Soul, New Orleans Funk, West coast Wah-Wah & Harlem Shuffle… it’s a vinyl-only zone! On Saturday 6 April 8pm – midnight at St Davids Rugby Football Club Nun Street, St Davids SA62 6BP. Tickets £10 from Oriel y Parc and Pebbles Cafe.
In contrast, on Friday 26 April, the Mayor’s Concert in St Davids Cathedral will also be raising money for Shalom House. Details will be available shortly but please get the date in your diary now!


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Solva Heritage Society

Come and join us at Solva Memorial Hall on Wednesday, 17 April at 7.30pm for the launch of the first phase of the Solva and Whitchurch Heritage Trail.
This is just the beginning. We hope that you will come with suggestions and photos so that we can build a more comprehensive record of our heritage for future generations, to inform visitors and direct them to our local businesses. Contact number 07739 158024 or solvaheritage62@gmail.com


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Harbour Inn – Charity Fund raiser

The Harbour Inn will be hosting a fun quiz and fund raiser with an equestrian twist on Wednesday 17 April. It is in support of The Katie Wright memorial charity horse show, now in its 21st year. The show will be held at Newton Hall
Farm, near Scolton Mannor on Thursday 9 June. It was founded and still run by Paul and Veronica Wright of Pen y Cwm, who tragically lost their daughter Katie age 19.
Over the last 20 years the show proceeds have been donated to Shalom House, Paul Sartori and many other local Pembrokeshire based charities. This year’s designated charity is Hafal Crossroads, who support unpaid carers in Pembrokeshire.
The organisers are also looking for any volunteers who would be prepared to muck in with setting up the field and helping to ensure the smooth running of the classes on the day!
Please contact Isobel Morgan on 07971 036851 for more information.


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Solva Gin Company – Volunteer recruit required.

We are looking to recruit a volunteer to market our unique handcrafted Solva Gin.
Responsibilities will include:
● Contacting existing supplies for repeat orders
● Making contact with local business to establish new suppliers
● Deliveries
● Support the on-line sales process
In the first instance, please contact Kay Reynolds on 07889 142115 for more information.
All profits of Solva Gin are donated to The Edge Festival.


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Solva Care News

Annual meeting and Celebration Wednesday 10 April in Solva Memorial Hall. All welcome! For those who can’t make it, you can email suggestions to contact@solvacare.co.uk and we are planning to put a suggestion box in the hall. Annual Meeting starts at 5 pm and Celebration with cheese & wine at 6 pm. All welcome. Let Lena Dixon know if you wish to attend (07805 717556).
Mobility scooter and wheelchair
People have kindly donated these items to us. If you could use either of them, please contact
Lena (07805 717556).
Tax free childcare
This is a government scheme that helps working parents with childcare costs. There is also some support available while you study. Visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for more information.
Ready Meals
There’s a company called Parsley Box that delivers very reasonably priced ready meals. Delivery is free and they do not need freezing but keep in the fridge. They have a special introductory offer: 16 meals for £39.99.
Call 0800 612 7225 or visit www.parsleybox.com for a brochure.
Direct payments for social care
If you currently receive Social Care or are thinking that you may do in the near future, you may not know about Direct Payments. Direct Payments may allow you more choice and access to better, or more personalised, care.
Becoming part of a local Care Co-operative
Solva Care would like to hear from you if you are a carer – or thinking about becoming a carer – and are interested in finding out more about being part of a local Care Co-operative.
To find out more on both topics please contact Lesley at Solva Care on 07722 091664 or email contact@solvacare.co.uk
Friday Club
On Friday 5 April St Davids Cathedral Hand bells will be performing for all who wish to see and hear this musical delight. A recent comment by one of the volunteers from the Friday club was “as a volunteer I receive as much joy, fulfillment and fun as the people we serve and help”.


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