PCC video that explains how waste will be collected…


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The Edge is Here!

The biggest ever Edge Festival takes place in Solva on 2/3/4 August.
Advance ticket sales are going really well so try to get yours now and avoid queuing at the gate, or, worse still, being locked out!
The pocket programme is in the shops and pubs of Solva but it is already out of date in that we have an additional surprise act! Once again a huge thank you to the community that is now whole-heartedly supporting this voluntary, fundraising event. Individuals have donated cash, bought raffle tickets and volunteered to help. If you want to join the Edge Voluntary Army let Ifor Thomas know on 07971 038643. We still have some slots to fill!
The volunteers induction meeting will take place on the festival field at 6pm on Thursday 1 August in the Greenscar Bar. Please come and enjoy the range of exciting food from our stall holders, catering for all tastes, washed down with a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, including a huge collection of ales, cider, wine and of course our very own Solva Gin. See you there!
The Edge Festival has sponsored the purchase of polo shirts for our local RNLI lifeboat crew based at St Justinian. On Tuesday 23 July a formal presentation was made to the Lifeboat Coxswain Dai John.
There will be a bottle stall at the festival, to raise funds for 2019 Solva fireworks display. It will be up and running on Saturday 3 August at about 3:30pm in the marquee. Donations for the stall (pop, wine, beer, whatever you’ve got spare) will be very gratefully received, and can be left at Bay View Stores or collected by Vicky (call Vicky on 07748 352889). Please attach a label to any donation with your name or business, if you would like a mention on our sponsors’ board.


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Scarecrow Trail 2019 – Sunday 11 & Monday 12 August.

The theme this year is Musicals (stage or screen).
Trail maps will be available from outside Bay View Stores and in the Harbour car park from 10:30 am each day. For further information on the trail and registration for scarecrow-makers, please call Fran Barker on 07377 059265 (text or message) or email: fran34hb@gmail.com.


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Solva Regatta – Sunday 11 August

A new regatta programme,which combines the Solva Inshore (adult) regatta and the Children’s regatta into one event, is to held on Sunday 11 August, with entries being taken from 11 am and the regatta starting at 1pm. The committee would greatly appreciate your support on the day, by giving of donations, or even sponsoring an event. Details on www.solvaregattas.co.uk.


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St Davids & Solva Art Group

We are looking forward to seeing you at our forthcoming Summer Art Exhibition, which opens on Wednesday 31 July and runs through to Friday 16 August in the City Hall in St Davids. It will be open from 10am – 6pm daily and entry is free. This local group presents original art work in a variety of mediums and styles. Something for every pocket. Come and see for yourself.


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Solva Community Cinema

Presents:
Thu 1 Aug: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Thu 5 Sep: Crazy Rich Asians (12)
Thu 3 Oct: The Green Book (12A)
Thu 7 Nov: The Wife (15) + a simple meal will be available, details to follow!
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm

Solva Community Cinema AGM Update – We had a well-attended AGM on Thursday 4 July – many
thanks to those who came along.


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Church in Wales summer Fete and Fun dog show.

Thursday 1 August at 2pm in Parc y Capel.
Stalls: bric-a-brac, books, plants, bottle, raffle, plus tea & cake (in the Memorial Hall) and the famous dog show!


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Solva Memorial Hall 100 Club

Results for July Draw:
1st £50 No. 114 – The Late Mrs Mel Calder
2nd £40 No. 3 – Mrs Jane Holland
3rd £30 No. 7 – Mrs Pat Mayoh


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Solva WI

The July meeting, held before the summer break in August, takes place in a member’s garden. Sue King hosted this sociable event and as ever, members supplied delicious items for tea and the weather was pleasant enough to sit
outside. The business was kept to a minimum: however, ideas were put forward on options for the generous bequest from Marilyn Davies, including a visit to the Italian prisoner of war chapel and purchase of a laptop computer and projector.
It is hoped to visit the Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran on Monday 9 September and as usual, Solva WI will have an entry in the Scarecrow competition. That evening 4 members took part in the car treasure hunt for North Pembs.
The next meeting will be in the Hall on Thursday 12 September when we will take part in a fun competition for the Jean Platt Trophy, and please remember that the flower of the month competition is back on!


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Church in Wales services for August:

Sunday 4 Aug Morning Worship at 9:30am – Solva
Sunday 11 Aug Holy Eucharist at 9:30am – Solva
Sunday 18 Aug Morning Prayer at 11:30am – Whitchurch
Sunday 25 Aug Holy Eucharist at 9:30am – Solva


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Singing for Fun

The group will be performing a short fun-filled concert in Solva Memorial Hall on Monday 16 September starting at
7.30pm, followed by refreshments. You get in for free, but you do need to put something in the retiring bucket if you want to go home! All proceeds to Solva Care. Our new term will begin on Monday 23 September at 7pm, again in
Solva Memorial Hall. New members are always welcome – just come along on 23 Sept for a free try-before-you-buy
session. Please visit www.Singingforfun.co.uk


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Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi

Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi was delighted to host its first summer concert at St Davids Cathedral on Tuesday 16 July: a wonderful event. Thank you to all the pupils who performed under the tutelage of Mr Earey and Mrs Bramley as well
as Mrs Thomas (all of whom worked so hard to put on this event), as well as the peripatetic music teachers Chris Gillatt, Philippa Roberts, Kevin Shanklin and Hillary Lewis, for their support.
Sweden Sports Tour – This term our school’s senior boys rugby team travelled to Gothenburg, Sweden for their first international rugby sevens tour! Playing at Spartacus RFC they displayed some brilliant rugby and teamwork on the first day and won their first two games 40-0 and the third 21-0. This ensured victory in the tournament and they were awarded the Viking Cup, the first ever Welsh U16’s squad to do so!
Aidan campus would like to thank their recent visitors: St Davids Fire Service, Moz and Luke from the RNLI, Mandy the nurse, Canon Leigh and Reverend Diana. Also, we would like to say a huge thank you to Cyfeillion YPD for all their hard work and support fund raising for our school.


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New Disposable Nappy & Incontinence Waste Collections

From September 2019, Pembrokeshire County Council will be introducing a new subscription-based fortnightly waste collection service for disposable nappies and other absorbent hygiene products (AHPs) such as incontinence waste products. To register: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/myaccount, log onto your account or set up a new one to sign up for the service.


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Solva Heritage Society

Examining the generous contributions about Prendergast has been absorbing but there is still much to be done. Information gleaned from the various census lists is gradually telling the stories of families and property. Photographs, especially of people, bring the stories to life so, please, keep searching. These precious memories can be scanned so that you will not lose the originals. They will help to keep our heritage alive. Contact: 07739 158024 or e-mail: solvaheritage62@gmail.com


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Shalom House Coast Path Challenge 2019

The challenge is progressing well – but we still need your help to complete the challenge of walking the whole 186 miles! Please get in touch to pledge us your walk! Thank you. Also, we extend an invitation to attend one of our Focus Friday sessions in August: Friday 2 August – Living with Fatigue (follow on session); Friday 9 August- Sleep Promotion; Friday 23 August – Easy Breathing – Respiratory Care; Friday 30 – Relieving Stress and Reducing Anxiety. All days are free of charge and refreshments provided. Donations welcome and contact us on 01437 721344 to find out more and to book.


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North Pembrokeshire Open Studios

This new art trail runs 24 August to 8 September with 37 North Pembrokeshire artists opening their studios to visitors. Opening times are generally 11am-4pm. In Solva, Nicola Schoenenberger and Sarah (Burns) Morgan will be at Genista in St Brides View, with original paintings of local seascapes and landscapes plus prints and cards. Mandy Fish at River Cottage, 32 Prendergast (24-30) is showing contemporary artwork capturing the essence of
Pembrokeshire’s geological and geographical energy. Warren S. Heaton at Oriel Fach in Solva’s Main Street is exhibiting paintings that show the sense of longing we feel when we see the beauty of nature. Wildlife and landscape artist Robert Davies will be exhibiting plates from his field guide on African raptors and sketches of the Karoo, South Africa. Brochures are available now from Bay View Stores and Sarah (Burns) Morgan 07909 697109 or Nicola Schoenenberger 07712 013771.


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Solva Community Land Trust

Following the AGM a further meeting has been held to progress the possibility of Solva taking over the management of the project to build new houses on the football field opposite Bay View Stores.
The form that this would take is a Community Land Trust. This would ensure that local people get the benefit of the new housing whilst the community would retain overall ownership ensuring a continuing income.
We are now in the process of forming a steering group and if you would like to be part of that please Ifor Thomas know on 07971038643.
This represents a hugely exciting opportunity for the village but there are many hurdles we have to jump before this ambitious project can come to fruition. If you have the enthusiasm to contribute, then please come and join us!


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TYF Clothes Swap

Join us at the TYF Shop, 1 High Street, St. Davids on Monday 12 August at 5.30pm when we will be hosting yet another Clothes Swap. Give your old clothes a new lease of life and a new home whilst you do the same with somebody else’s. Clothes Swaps are events which familiarise folks with another way of reusing garments and accessories – swapping clothes with friends and strangers. Attendees will have the opportunity to swap clothes with one another, socialize and learn about the impact the fashion industry has on the planet. Please ensure your clothes are clean and in good condition. For more information contact shop@tyf.com or call 01437 721 611 @tyfadventure / www.tyf.com


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Campaign to save Trecadwgan Farm – Update

Six weeks of effort and consultation between campaigners and Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) were rewarded on Friday 12 July with a formal agreement to remove Trecadwgan Farm, from public auction. Considered attention from both Council officers and by members of the “Save Trecadwgan Farm” community group has ensured the successful signing of an agreement confirming the removal of the property from auction. The Community Group has now been offered the opportunity to construct proposals and a funding plan with a view to making an offer to purchase the property. The campaign group had galvanised support through leafleting, consultations, public meetings and raised over £50,000, as requested by PCC, within just a few short weeks. Negotiations with PCC steadily progressed and were satisfied on Friday with the above mentioned signing of the agreement.
Supported by Solva Community Council, Solva residents and those from further afield, who recognise the potential of Trecadwgan Farm to be once again at the heart of the community, this agreement is a first triumph in achieving a collective vision for the property as a working farm. As expressed by Gerald Miles, this is a chance for “growing and serving food, for the community, with the community”. Further support included letters to PCC by MP Stephen Crabb, AMs Elunded Morgan and Joyce Watson, including mentions in the Senedd to highlight the importance of this
project on a local, regional and even wider basis.
If all goes to plan the farm will be a place of enterprise, ecological farming, artisan crafts, employment, education, an opportunity to promote local health and well-being and of food production, including a processing facility where farmers and other producers in the local area can add value to their produce. Support from professional bodies, including the Land Workers’ Alliance, Wales Co-operative Society and the Plunkett foundation, investors and other interested parties, evidences the potential and conviction of the community group to raise necessary funds and to transform the destiny of Trecadwgan Farm.
For further information please contact: Rupert Dunn (campaign leader) 07955 387614, Gareth Chapman (press liaison) 07900 411952 / trecadwgan@gmail.com


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Solva Care

News: Family Carers
Solva Care currently supports family carers with short respite, pop-in visits, shopping, picking up prescriptions etc. We were thinking of organising a social get together for carers – would this be of interest to any of you? Or have you got any suggestions of other things we could assist with? Suggestions can be emailed to contact@solvacare.co.uk, put in the “Suggestion box” in Solva Memorial Hall; or you can call Lena on 07805 717556.
On Saturday 24 August in Solva Memorial Hall Solva Care is sponsoring “A Light at Sea” event – an afternoon photographic exhibition and evening magic show and talk, celebrating the wondrous marine life of Pembrokeshire. Solva’s magician Tom Luddington and his wife, marine biologist and photographer Lou Luddington have sold their house and are renovating a sailing yacht to sail around the world! The “A light at Sea” is a send-off event and will incorporate award-winning photographs and some seriously good magic. Doors open for the exhibition at 2pm (Free entry). The Magic show and slide-show commences at 7:30pm, entry fee Adults: £7.50, Children £2.50. It is
rumoured that some of Tom’s recent apprentices, from his magic course, may perform as well!
On the subject of entertainment – Solva Care Volunteers helped with transport for people who wanted to watch the YSADS perform of “Megan and the Golden Key”, last week. Highly enjoyed by all. Well done Solva youth.
Also there will be an opportunity to create sculpture at the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest, on Wednesdays at 11am. Please contact Sandra young on 01437 721450 for more information.
Friday Club
On Friday 7 June Helen provided a music quiz for the first session, stimulating cogs of memory, fun and enjoyment. In the second half she took us through movement routines necessary for everyday life. The following Friday Rosita returned with some old favourites – familiar songs chosen out of her extensive repertoire, then Helen expanded and extended her gentle movement reinforcing the previous week’s session. During week three, Christine helped everyone paint a very presentable and creative coaster whilst Carol Ann’s Beetle Drive gave everyone an opportunity to develop and practise a whole range of skills facilitating a platform for networking and conviviality. The Solva Ukulele Pirates along with Brenda’s Line Dancing produced yet another very successfully received session, enjoyable for both band members and audience. Friday Club finished at the end of July with Tony’s Country & Western and will resume in September.
Suggestions for activities would be very welcome. Contact Sandra 01437 721450 or Lena 07805 717556
Final Note: Free to a good home – Lightweight wheelchair (unused) – Kitchen trolley (unused). And a mobility scooter is also available. Contact Lena on 07805 717556.


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