The Welsh Blood Service are coming to St Davids City Hall

On Wednesday 19th September 11am – 1.30pm and 5pm-6.30. Please click http://bit.ly/2wIym0R for more details. We would love to see you there, Any support is greatly received, please feel free to share 😊
WBS Booking
We appreciate that our donors may lead busy lives and the time you take out of your day to donate. However, missed appointments place a strain on our service and may mean that we collect less blood than planned from a clinic. Opting in to reminders by both SMS and email is the most cost efficient wa…
donorportal.wales.nhs.uk


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PCNPA proposed changes to Solva Harbour Car Park arrangements.

It is proposed to vary the present Off-Street Parking Order for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
The proposal will be advertised in the Western Telegraph on Wednesday 5 September 2018 and a copy of the Notice will also be erected in the car park on that date.
In summary, it is proposed to introduce a 30 minute free period, introduce a 2 hour tariff (for £2) and extend the charging period from 5pm to 7pm.
The closing date for any written objections is Wednesday 26 September 2018 and should be sent to:-
Mr Darren Thomas, Head of Infrastructure, PCC, County Hall, Haverfordwest SA61 1TP
Email:- Darren.Thomas@pembrokeshire.gov.uk


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Commemorate event tonight – Sunday 2 September

Tonight – Sunday 2 September 6 pm
Commemorative event marking the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) (31 July – 10 November 1917). Service by Rev Michael Rowlands with poetry recitals and a Welsh reading. Lower Solva picnic area (Adjacent to car park).


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“Solva Remembers”

Date for your diary: Saturday 10 November, Solva Memorial Hall “Solva Remembers”. A special kind of “Street Party” full of entertainment and reflection to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1. More Information next month.


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Scarecrow Trail 2018 Winners

The theme this year was Detectives and/or (any) Villain and the event was held on Sunday 12 August and Monday 13 August. The Scarecrow Winners are:
Best:(Trophy) No 28 Kray twins… Ship Inn, Main Street
Runners up: No 1 Precious / No. 1 Lady Detective WI, St Brides View
No 9 Cruella (101 Dalmations) Sarran Blything, Bro Dawel
Scariest: No 24 Hannibal Lecter… Grahams, Pen yr Aber
Runners up: No 11 Sam Spade Sue & Keith, Bryn Seion
No 17 Pat Phelan (Coronation St) Andrew Philips, Bro Dawel
Funniest. No 10 Scooby Doo Tomos Waters, High Street
Runners up: No 21 Insp Barnaby – Midsomer Murders Sandra/Jimmy, Maes y Forwen
No 16 Rosemary Thyme Richard Page, Glan Hafen
Congratulations to ALL Scarecrow Builders for such a good effort. They were amazing and most were instantly recognisable. Remaining Scarecrows…
No 2 Terry/Jackie Edwards Ace Venture, Pet Detective Ty Gamlin
No 3 John Higgins Morse River St
No 4 John Higgins 2 Bergerac Bay View Stores
No 5 Jane & Peter Wilde Danger Mouse Prendergast
No 6 Howard & Janine Railton Lord Peter Wimsey & Bunter Anchor Down
No 7 Ann & Robin Inspector Gadget Glan Hafen
No 8 Libby Hobbs Gru (Villain Despicable me) Main Rd
No 12 Fiona Evans Richard Poole (Death Paradise) Old Vestry
No 13 Jan Powell Kojak Maes y Mor
No 14 Gill & Ifor Saga from Bridge Panteg Rd
No 15 Mollie Page Sherlock Holmes Glan Hafen
No 18 Andrew Phillips Ironside Bro Dawel
No 19 Frazer Nicol James Bond/Goldfinger Panteg Rd
No 20 Lena Dixon Blofeld GlanHafen
No 22 Jackie Young Dick Turpin Maes Ewan
No 27 No 35 Sideshow Bob, Simpsons Lower Car Park
Trail Winners: Visitors/Non Scarecrow Builders: Edward Peck, Worcester Park.
Scarecrow Builders: John & Gail Graham, Pen yr Aber, Solva


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Shalom House

We would like to thank everyone who helped complete the Coast Path Challenge in July & August. The whole 186 miles has been completed and we’re busy adding up the total raised. It is well over the modest £500 initially aimed for – more like £2000! So, THANK YOU!
Our next fundraising event is on Saturday 8 September – we are hosting OPEN GARDEN at Dyffryn Fernant, near Fishguard SA65 9SP. This gem of a garden is a real treat and Christina has kindly opened for Shalom House. Entrance tickets are £7.00 and can be bought in advance from Shalom House or Shalom Shop or on the day at the entrance. The gardens will open from 12- 6 pm and afternoon tea and cakes will be available from Julie and her helpers.
In October – please keep Saturday 13 free for our Welsh Themed Afternoon Tea. Advance tickets will be available soon at £25.00. We have some fantastic treats in store. More next month.


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FEIF

The FEIF youth camp and cup saw Cristina Edwards represent GB in Sweden, along with 80 other young riders between 13-17 yrs old from 14 countries. Cristina enjoyed a week of hard training, lots of laughter and made some new friends. They were put into international teams of 6 to compete earning points for their teams depending on their
placing in each discipline. Cristina came 6th in the flag race. She is now looking forward to competing in the British Championships and the America Cup next year.


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Solva Heritage Society

The “THEN and NOW” evening on Thursday 16 August found a goodly number of local history enthusiasts
gathered in the Memorial Hall, to review the earlier photographs, shown by Grace Davies in the “Solva: 100 years Ago” talk, alongside the modern. Many similarities and differences were marvelled at, new facts revealed and tales told. Also viewed were the stories of two local families linking the ancestors of 1918 with residents of Solva today. Very sobering in parts but also uplifting.
Future events: 31 Aug, 1 & 2 Sept: “The story of YPRES” and 28,29,30 Sept: “The story of the SOMME”.
Both at St Aidans Church.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:
Thu 6 September: The Shape of Water (15)
Thu 4 October: Finding your Feet (12)
Thu 1 November: Mercy (12A)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm


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Solva WI

There was no meeting in August but, we did take part in the Scarecrow Competition with ‘Mma Precious Ramotswe’ the main character from the book and TV series “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency” which we were pleased to have been judged a runner-up. Our next meeting is on Thursday 13 September at 2 pm in the Hall when well-known local historian, Simon Hancock will present an illustrated talk on “Women in World War One”.


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Clwb Solfach / Solva Luncheon Club

The luncheon club restarts on Wed 5 Sept at 12.30 pm in Solva Memorial Hall.
New members welcome.
Please contact Jane Pascoe on 01437 721544 for details.


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JAMIE SMITH’S MABON

The band returns to Solva Memorial Hall on 22 September at 7.30 pm.
Tickets available from Carol Ann Jones at Thursday Coffee Morning or on 01437 721374. £10 adults. £5 children, students and disabled.
Book early to avoid disappointment. A great music treat.


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Church news

The fete – A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped and contributed to the Church Fete and to all of you who came to the event. We raised just over £2000 for Church funds which will be used for the upkeep and daily running of both churches. Dog Show results next item…
September and October Services (Including Harvest festivals)
2 Sept 9:30 am – St Aidans – Holy Eucharist
9 Sept 9:30 am – St Aidans – Holy Eucharist
16 Sept 11:30 am – Whitchurch – Holy Eucharist
23 Sept 9:30 am – St Aidans – Holy Eucharist
30 Sept no service at St Aidans or Whitchurch – joint LMA Service at 11:00 am at Roch Church followed by
Harvest Lunch.
7 Oct 11:00 am – St Aidans – Harvest Service followed
by Bring and Share Harvest Lunch
14 Oct 9:30 am – St Aidans – Holy Eucharist
21 Oct 11:30 am – Whitchurch – Holy Eucharist
28 Oct 9:30 am – St Aidans – Holy Eucharist
Also, looking ahead we are holding our annual Christmas Tree Festival 1 & 2 December, with a closing Christmas Concert with Goodwick Community Brass Band on the Sunday afternoon.


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Dog Show Winners

HAPPIEST DOG: 1st Emily Rose with Simba.
WALK PAST SAUSAGE: 1st Susan with Amy
BEST VETERAN: 1st Victoria with Grace.
BEST BEHAVED PAIR: 1st Harriet with Daphne and Dorothy
TIMED OBSTACLE RACE: 1st Harriet with Anthony 49.02 secs 2nd Tim with Milo 1 min.02 secs.
3rd Emily Rose with Simba 1 min 03 secs 4th Ann with Peadar 1 min.05 secs. Special: Moira with Pippa 1 min 14 secs. Special. Vera with Lucy 1 min 28 secs.
DOG THE JUDGE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE HOME: 1st Margaret with Poppy.
Thanks to all who took part and to all who helped. Special thanks to our judge Syd Gates and to our sponsors The Solva Dog Walkers.


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Sunflower Competition results:

Tallest: 1st Andy Robinson – 9′ 9″ (pictured)
2nd Penny & John – 8′ 2″
Biggest Head: Richie Page – 11″
Most Flowers: J & P Wilde
Prettiest: Jane Wells
Most miserable: Martin Jackson
(the sunflower not the grower).


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Parc y Capel 100 Club

The first draw of the new season for the Parc y Capel 100
club was drawn on Monday 20 August, the winners are:
1st Jackie Young number 96 £50.00
2nd Jan “Mrs Will the Fish” Phillips number 115 £30.00
3rd Jim Schoenenberger number 108 £20.00


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Solva Churches 100 Club

The first draw for the new season took place at the church fete on 2 August.
Congratulations to the winners:
June Higgins £70
Rosemary Hampshire £45
Samantha Probert £30


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Solva Days Gone By Reunion

The event will be held on Saturday 29 September in Solva Memorial Hall.
Doors open @ 3 pm. Tickets £10 (including Buffet) B.Y.O alcohol.
Tickets from: Helen Thomas: 07432648596
Anne Lewis: 07974742782
Ann Grey: 07958415758
Any profit will go to Solva Care / Solva Memorial Hall


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Ysgol Solfach from the School Governors

It was wonderful to see so many people, community members, staff and pupils past and present at the celebration event in Ysgol Solfach on 14 July, which celebrated the end of an amazing era in the life of the school. As well as fun activities such as inflatables, football darts, lucky dips and ice cream there was the opportunity for everyone to have a look around the school and reminisce, particularly when they reached the amazing display of old photos and artefacts in the hall. It was lovely to hear so many exclamations as old photos were found, hairstyles and
fashion of yesteryear were reflected on and former pupils, colleagues and friends were reunited.
As I reflect on my 25 year involvement with Ysgol Solfach, initially as a staff member, then as a volunteer, moving onto a community member, parent and latterly Governor, I realise how many special memories, milestones and achievements it has held for me in all of my roles but more importantly in the lives of all pupils who have passed through its doors. There have been highs and lows, ups and downs (normally attributed to visits from Estyn!) but the wealth of memories and experiences that each pupil has accessed has been thanks to the hard work and
commitment of all staff, volunteers and governors.
So as the doors closed on Ysgol Solfach at the end of July there were some tears shed but also a lot of happiness for all the things that have been and some excitement at the new beginnings as part of Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi. As Chair of Governors I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the success and achievements of Ysgol Solfach, in particular the hardworking and committed staff and the enthusiastic pupils. Diolch, Heidi Holland.


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Singing for Fun is BACK!

Monday 17 September at Solva Memorial Hall from 7.00 – 8.30 pm.
£4 per session. You won’t believe the wide range of music that we sing … …unless you come along to try us out! Everyone welcome! Free taster!
Contact Anne on 07742 576031 or info@singingforfun.co.uk for more info.


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