Parc y Capel Fete Update

Parc y Capel Fete – The weather kept dry throughout the day and the attendance of this popular event was very good. Carol Ann Jones opened the proceedings with an entertaining anecdote about a previous fete opening and a bottle of gin, before heading straight for the bottle stall, which did a roaring trade and was soon depleted. People were encouraged to spend their money at a variety of stalls offering soft toys, a grand raffle, candy floss, bric-a-brac, plants, books, clay modelling, a sunflower competition (to be judged at the Edge Festival), hot food, teas and cake served from the Memorial Hall and people telling stories to each other dressed as bugs! A treat for all, especially the Goodwick Brass band, and thanks to the organisers for putting on a great show.


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Village of the Year 2017?

Solva Community Council has applied for the Channel 4 Village of the Year 2017 competition. SCC’s application highlighted the village’s demographics and geographic location, its attributes and uniqueness. It also highlighted why
residents and visitors love the village, and how proud the local residents are of their school, their heritage, their churches, their local businesses, Solva Care (one of the first local care facilities in the UK) and their social and sporting organisations and events.
The Channel 4 Village of the Year programme will be presented by actress Penelope Keith who has visited scores of rural communities in her Hidden Villages series. Penelope will preside over heats, semi-finals and final, with a panel of expert judges deciding which villages will progress through the rounds before revealing their winner, based on the following criteria: Appearance; History and Heritage; Village Events; Activities; and Visitor Experience.
They will award their chosen village the accolade “Village of the Year” and £10,000 to be used for a worthwhile community project. Latest news is that the short list process has begun and SCC hopes to hear by 15 June whether Solva has been successful.


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Solva Memorial Hall BINGO night

SOLVA MEMORIAL HALL Bingo Night Thursday 29 June – 6.30 pm start – for all the family.
Solva Hall Management team will be hosting a fantastic family Bingo entertainment evening. This fund raising event is in aid of off-setting an unexpectedly large electricity bills from hall usage and circuit checking (for insurance purposes)!
Help us to keep the lights burning at the hall by getting your winning pattern on your Bingo card – or the next event might have to be held by ca ndle light! So, eyes down and look in on the hall on Thursday 29 June!


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Further road closure in Prendregast, Lower Solva

Welsh Water have applied to PCC for a road closure on Monday 19 June at Plot 4 No 1 Prendregast, Lower Solva. A new pipe to the plot is required as existing one is leaking.
Two days have been requested, but Welsh Water hopes to complete in one.


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Solva WI

The business of May’s meeting included voting on the resolutions for the National AGM next year. The arrangements and rehearsals for the coming celebrations for Solva WI’s Centenary are well in hand. We are grateful to the Big Lottery Fund who have granted us financial help towards the events which include an Exhibition and Evening
of Entertainment (tickets available now) and a ‘Birthday’ Tea Party. As Solva & Mathry are celebrating 100 years both WIs are dressing the windows at WI House in Haverfordwest.
Sheena Crossley, one of our favourite speakers gave us a humorous and informative illustrated talk on Victorian Gardens.
The subject for the Jean Platt trophy was to make a celebration centenary card. The well-deserved winner was Mary Haughton.
Our meeting on Thursday 8th June is to Rhoslanog Garden followed by tea at Siop Fach Tearoom, Mathry. Members to meet at the Hall at 1.20 pm.


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WHY WHY THE WI

An evening of entertainment to celebrate the Centenary of Solva WI.
Saturday 17 June at 7 pm in Solva Memorial Hall.
Tickets £6 to include Canapés and a glass of Prosecco are available from: Jane Pascoe 01437 721544 and Kathy Davies 01437 721283. There will also be an exhibition opening at 5 pm, the entrance for the exhibition is free.


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Treginnis Summer Fete

Friends of Treginnis – Treginnis Summer Fete – Saturday 22 JULY
Our Annual Summer Fete will have all the usual fun and games you have come to expect: bouncy castle and slide; children’s games; Pembrokeshire Birds of Prey; ‘Have a go at Archery’; the Penknife Club pig roast and beef-burgers, and the beer tent. Plus the increasingly popular Dog Show. Menevia WI will be providing refreshments which can be enjoyed whilst sitting in the newly refurbished Walled Garden. Music throughout the day will be by Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates, Goodwick Community Brass Band and the Glynneath Male Voice Choir.
A free bus will be provided by Richards Bros and Bws-y-Bobol service from 1 pm for a few hours.
This is being paid for by The Good Neighbours Group Ty-Ddewi, for which we are extremely grateful. Both buses will be running from the Cross Square, St Davids and back to Treginnis, starting at 12 noon. Gates open at 12 noon and the Mayor of St Davids, Bethan Price, will open the fete at 2 pm. We look forward to seeing you.


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Cllr. Mark Carter

As County Councillor my contact details, in case any resident would like to get in touch, are markmcarter19@gmail.com (until the official council one is active) and mobile number: 07976 553912. I aim to visit Solva residents on a Sunday afternoon.


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General Election

VOTING TIME AGAIN! – General Election of Member of Parliament for the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency. Solva Memorial Hall polling station will be open from 7 am – 10 pm on Thursday 8 June. Your vote counts!


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Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates

Pirates Ahoy!
The Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates practice sessions are held every Thursday at the Royal George: 8 pm onwards. New members always welcome.
The Pirates are looking forward to attend many new gigs this season – look out for further information.


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Solva School PTA

Solva School PTA – dates for your diary (also on Solva School PTA facebook event page)
● School sports day will be held on Friday 16 June starting at 1:15 pm
● Solva PTA’s St Davids Pilgrimage Sponsored Walk Su nday 25 June .
As St Davids is going for the “City of Culture” bid and also “Visit Wales”
is the “year of legends”, we thought we would pa rticipate in this year’s
sponsored walk on the “St Davids Pilgrimage” – collectively we will need
to walk 250 miles! So, why not grab your sponsor form and get people to
sponsor you. The walk will take p lace at Newgale beach (pebbles café
end) at 10 am on Sunday 25 June. All proceeds to Solva PTA, in suppo rt
of children at Solva School.
● Open evening/come to te a on Wednesday 5 July time tbc – a chance to look around the school
and look at the children’s work and have a cup of tea, there many also be items to purchase
that the pupils have made.
● Area sports day Thursday 6 July starting at 1:15 pm – refreshments and a raffle available
● Solva PTA summer disco Friday 21 Ju ly. Please come along and join in to celebrate the end of
the school year. There will be Hot dogs, Sweets and Refreshments. £1 entry per child.


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Video Evening – Two Plays by Fran Barker,

Saturday 1 July – 7.30 pm – Solva Memorial Hall.
For those who missed the originals and for those who would like to see them again, Fran Barker presents:

“All in the Mind” and “Something to Celebrate”.

The two shows will be shown on the big screen incorporating a short interval. Please book a table (BYO drink) and enjoy an evening of entertainment. Proceeds will be in support of the Hall operations fund.
Tickets available from Bay View Stores and Fran Barker on 01437 721164.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:

Thu 1 June: Fantastic Beasts (12A)
Thu 6 July: The Accountant (15)
Thu 3 Aug: La La Land (12A)
Thu 7 Sept: Jackie (15)
Cinema Tickets: Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm

Cinema Notes
La la land (12A) A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.
Jackie (15) A drama about Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy in the days following the assassination of her husband,
John F. Kennedy.


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Solva Community Cinema News

Those of you who have attended the last couple of screenings will have noticed that we now have a new surround system! It really makes a difference to the viewing experience. We have also repainted the back wall of the hall with cinema screen paint.


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Police Notice

Following the tragic incident in Manchester, Assistant Chief Constable Liane James has issued the following statement:
“Our thoughts continue to be with the families and friends of those affected by Monday’s events in Manchester and with our colleagues at Greater Manchester Police and their partners, as they continue their work.
“In light of the threat we are reviewing our events and current known demand and will tailor our policing response accordingly. We are doing this in liaison with our colleagues and partners across the region.
“There is no current plan to deploy military into our area at this stage.
“Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police. We depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe.
“I would urge people not to panic, but to remain alert and vigilant. Any suspicious behaviour or activity should be report to 0800 789321 or in an emergency the public should always call 999.”


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Whitchurch & Solva Heritage Project

Plans for the Heritage Trail are apace. Armed with “THE PLAN” for the project and information contributed by local enthusiasts, Brenda and Vicky Barker of Solva Community Council had an encouraging meeting with Rebecca Evans of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to discuss possibilities and the next steps. If anyone has a walk they would like to describe, measure and time, please contact Brenda Lloyd at brendalloydndt@btinternet.com or 07739158073.


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Solva, Middle Mill and Whitchurch Draft Community Plan

In association with Planed, a draft action plan has been proposed based on the findings of two
community visioning events, which took place in early 2017. Everyone has something to offer and
SCC is keen to drive completion of the Action plan proposals, establishing a system for regular
review of progress and requesting volunteer involvement where appropriate.
The Action Plan Draft Proposal covers:
1. Community Facilities, Services and Activities
2. Environment and Energy
3. History, Heritage and Culture
4. Business, Tourism and Local Enterprise
5. Highways, Transport and Housing
If you would like a pdf copy of the draft proposal please email:
newyddionsolfach@gmail.com


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Entertainment in Solva Memorial Hall

ADVANCE NOTICE of our next Night Out production. Saturday 22 July at 7.30 pm Solva Memorial Hall. A welcome return to Tony Jacobs (vocalist) and Jim Barry (piano) who will present “A Fine Romance”.
Their programme of music for a summer evening will also include Catherine Sykes (vocalist). An evening not to be missed – a date for your diary. Tickets on sale soon.


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Edge Festival – Update

The Edge Festival is approaching fast and new events keep getting added to the programme, for example Penny Calder and Maddie Janes will be running a mosaic making workshop, we are also having a Close to the Edge classical music evening on Thursday 10 August to be held on the foreshore when James Crisp will be giving a virtuoso exhibition of guitar playing.
There will be al fresco food and wine available.
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the usual £1000 first prize, last year won by a caravaner at Llanungar Fach, the previous year by Steve and Julie Wright. Like very few things in life, the price has come down this year, tickets are now only £2 each, a reduction of 60% with the same grand prize. Other fund raising events include a karaoke night to be held in July, watch the notice boards for details and log onto Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch.
As many will know The Edge Festival will be taking place in Solva on 11/12/13 August. This is a huge event in Solva’s cultural life and is notable for the money it generates for local causes and projects. We are in our third year now and to date we have raised over £8000 for organisations such as Solva Care, Solva AFC, the youth club and the church roof fund. As public funding becomes more difficult to obtain, this is a great support for Solva life. To make the Festival successful we need volunteers to help in the run up and over the weekend of the Festival.
Last year dozens of people volunteered and we need your help again. If you think you can offer some time and energy to the festival please come along to a public meeting to be held in the Harbour Inn at 7.00 pm on Monday 26 June. Tasks range from tent erecting to ticket collecting; car park attendant to litter picker; shower checker to bar
staff. Come along to the Harbour Inn and see what it’s all about and tell us what you can do to help. Josh is providing some refreshments so if nothing else, we will have a convivial evening.


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Solva Care

News
Solva Care is now a registered charity (no. 1172878).
Fundraising & donations
Since the start of the project, we have received around £3,500 in donations from residents and organisations – The Edge Festival, Solva Woollen Mill, Solva Craft Group, Hairplay, Murco garage among others. The Harbour Inn hosted a fundraiser with the fantastic Haverfordwest Male Voice Choir on 6 May. Helen Platel has run a number of races and
raised money for us. Other donations include table top sales and raffles, proceeds from crafts, Christmas Carol singing, donations to Solva Care instead of birthday presents etc. A MASSIVE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU (you know who you are!).
Events
Music & movement every Friday 2-4 pm in Solva Memorial Hall
featuring:
2 June: Solva Ukulele Pirates
9 June St Davids hand bells & Yoga with Helen
16 June Symbolix Country & Western
23 June Rosita on guitar
30 June Solva Ukulele Pirates
7 July Symbolix Country & Western
All welcome!
Stay Safe Stay Connected
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To protect yourself:
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