Winners at Eisteddfod yr Urdd Caerdydd a’r fro 2019

Winner – Gold Medal – Individual Recitation Y7 – 9: Rhydian Rees-Harries
Winners – Gold Medal – Ymgom (Dialogue) Y6 and under:
Llyr Rees-Harries, Llinos Perkins, Megan Gibbins & Megan Thornton
The Urdd National Eisteddfod which is one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals and attracts around 90,000 visitors each year, was held during Whitsun week at Cardiff Bay. Over 15,000 children and young people under the age of 25 competed in various categories such as singing, dancing and performing. They were chosen from around 40,000 competitors across Wales, and won their places following local and regional rounds, held in the spring months leading up to the Eisteddfod.


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RNLI Norah Wortley visit

Trinity quay, Solva – Thursday evening 1 August at 19:20hrs.
The ALB will be visiting Solva harbour on its annual social visit, 150 years after the first lifeboats in Solva harbour. During the visit there will be a “Respect the Water” stand on the quay offering a free life jacket clinic. The aim of the clinic is to ensure that life jackets are fit for purpose before they are needed at sea. All welcome to attend.


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YSADS presents: “Megan and the Golden Key”

Friday 19 July & Saturday 20 July – Memorial Hall.
Curtain up 7.30pm. This wonderful comic fantasy, parodying (amongst other things) science fiction and James Bond, is a delight. Young SADS actors will tell you about a little-known fact that the earth rotates because someone turns the mechanism with a Golden Key, housed in The Mystic Chamber deep in Underland. But what happens when the key goes missing? Come and find out at this year’s Young SADS magical theatrical performance.


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Campaign to save Trecadwgan Farm

On Friday 14 June 2019 a public meeting, attended by around 100 members of the local and wider Pembrokeshire community, was held to gather support to save Trecadwgan Farm from being auctioned by the council. Cris Tomos of PLANED launched a community pioneer share scheme to raise funds to help buy and support the farm for the community, alongside a peer to peer loan scheme, both of which are supported by the Biodynamic Land Trust. Cris is also a county councillor. Also in attendance was Bob Kilmister from PCC who presented the council’s position on the sale.
On Friday 21 June a group of 9 members of the campaign attended a meeting with Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC), demanding that Trecadwgan Farm be removed from sale at auction, on 17 July, in order to allow them further time to consult with the community, in order to formulate a viable way forward. Spokesman Rupert Dunn, spoke of the vision for a community farm and its huge benefit not only to local community, but also the region and beyond and how it could help a “cash strapped” PCC deliver services and uphold its commitments and obligations to the local
community. He also gave examples of other similar ventures around the UK.
Joyce Watson(AM) reminded the Council of its responsibilities under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and questioned whether this had been fully taken into consideration. Joyce also brought the subject up in the Welsh Assembly Plenary on Tuesday 18 June. PCC’s position, however, remains unchanged. Leader David Simpson says he will only remove Trecadwgan from auction upon the deposit of the £50,000 non-refundable deposit, citing legal and procedural restrictions, which the group disputes. The group has written a further open letter to
the council which contains questions, requests and also suggestions with regard to a flexible way forward. Latest update… there will be another Save Trecadwgan, public meeting at Solva Memorial Hall on Friday 5th July at 6.45pm. Where we will share the latest news and invite members of the local community, for their input, ideas and collaboration on the future of the farm. Refreshments and soup will be available. All welcome.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA presents:

Thu 4 July: Mary Queen of Scots (15)
Thu 1 Aug: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Thu 5 Sep: Crazy Rich Asians (12)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm


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Solva Community Cinema AGM

The AGM will be held in Solva Memorial Hall on Thursday 4 July at 6.30 pm before the film screening of Mary Queen of Scots. Complimentary refreshments! Please note we need a number of members to attend to be quorate, so hope to see you there.


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St Davids Surgery wins “Beat Flu” Award

St Davids Surgery wins Public Health Wales “Beat Flu” Award 2019
Each year, Public Health Wales uses its “Beat Flu” Awards to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the incredible effort of individuals and teams in Wales who work hard to raise awareness and promote flu vaccination in Wales.
This year, nominations were received from across Wales and the entries were exceptional, demonstrating efforts positively to influence uptake of flu vaccine in a range of different settings. St Davids Surgery won in the Beat Flu “Primary Care” category. Public Health Wales commented that the Surgery’s annual flu vaccination campaign is a real “team effort” – with GPs, Practice Manager, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistant, Receptionists, District Nurses, Health Visitor and Community Pharmacist all actively contributing to a strong annual campaign.


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St Davids & Solva Art Group Exhibition

St Davids & Solva Art Group’s Summer Exhibition will open at lunch time on Wed 31 July in St Davids City Hall. This vibrant group (about 27 local artists) exhibits original art work biennially in St Davids, taking inspiration from the coastal scenery and amazing light. Paintings may be purchased by cash or card.
Exhibition is open from 10am – 6pm daily until Friday 17 August, when it closes at 3pm. Entry is free.


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Solva WI

The meeting held on Thursday 13 June was short but covered ideas on two possible trips for September/October, also, the Mathry Quiz Night and the Car Treasure Hunt. Jane Wells, our secretary has the report from the NFWI Annual Meeting written by our representative and this can be read at any time. Items in the PFWI newsletter were
covered and a reminder about the Book Club. We then left the Hall for a fascinating and informative visit to the St Davids Lifeboat Station where we were shown behind-the-scenes and went aboard the lifeboat where we were able to view the amazing hi-tech instrumentation and “accommodation”. Also, the launching facilities and procedures were explained in detail. Mugs of tea and delicious cakes (supplied by two members, Kathy Davies & Jenny Jones) were enjoyed by the lifeboat members & ourselves in what must be the staff room with the most spectacular view (over Ramsey Sound!).
On Thursday 11 July Sue King will host our meeting in her garden (weather permitting!) otherwise we will meet in the Hall. Please bring a plate of food and a garden chair.


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North Pembrokeshire Open Studios

A new art event launches in August, so look out for more info next month.
37 Pembrokeshire artists will be opening their studios 24 August – 8 September (including 5 artists in Solva) creating an art trail across North Pembs. Brochures are available now from Sarah (Burns) Morgan 07909 697109
or Nicola Schoenenberger 07712 013771.


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Church in Wales summer Fete and Fun dog show.

Thursday 1 August at 2pm in Parc y Capel. There will be all the usual stalls: bric-a-brac, books, plants, bottle, raffle, tea & cake (in the Memorial Hall) plus others and, not forgetting, the now famous dog show. Any offers
of help setting up the night before or on the day, gratefully received.


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Church in Wales services:

Sunday 1 July at 09.30hrs Holy Eucharist – St Aidans
Sunday 14 July at 09.30hrs Holy Eucharist – St Aidans
Sunday 21 July at 11.30hrs Holy Eucharist – St Davids, Whitchurch
Sunday 28 July at 09.30hrs Holy Eucharist – St Aidans
A full list of LMA services can be found on the GDLMA web page.


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Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi

What a fantastic start to our first ever YPD sports tour! Our senior boys sevens squad have won all of their day one games at the international sevens tournament at Spartacus RFC in Gothenburg, Sweden. They won their first two
games 40-0 and their third 21-0! Ardderchog! #teamypd! Go for it boys, we are all super proud. In the 15s tournament, we won, winning all 6 of our matches.
Congratulations to Azanor, Robyn and Lihla, who recently completed a 25 mile duathlon and raised £853 for Children’s Cancer. Well done girls! On Wednesday 5 June, PAVS launched its new scheme to recognise the work of young people volunteering in the county. As our Child Development GCSE pupils have been working with the youngest Penrhyn Dewi pupils during the year, we are delighted that their work had been recognised with a certificate for the first ten hours of work. They will now start logging their hours to work towards a twenty hour certificate.


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British Championships for Icelandic Horses

Crissie Edwards, from Whitchurch, competed at the British Championships for Icelandic Horses in the middle of June and was very successful. On her own imported Icelandic Kvika she became British Champion in Youth Tolt and Intermediate 4-gait, and on the Solva-bred mare Fjola she won the Futurity Class for young horses. Solva has one of the largest populations of rare Icelandic horses in the country. They are the original Viking horse and although short in stature these strong hardy animals are bred to carry adults. In addition to the usual walk, trot and canter/gallop, Icelandics have two extra gaits – tolt and flying pace. Crissie is hoping to be selected for the British Team to compete at the World Championships in two years time, in Denmark.


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Shalom House 2019 Coastal Path Challenge

Shalom House’s next fundraising event is the Shalom House 2019 Coastal Path Challenge.
It’s time to get your walking boots ready to join in and help us clock up 187 miles of walking along Pembrokeshire’s beautiful coastal path. We launched the Challenge on Saturday 22 June for willing walkers to pledge to walk a section of the coast path. The registration fee is £10 and walkers will receive a t-shirt and
sponsorship pack when signing up. We have a coast path map to log our walker’s pledges and we will update progress on our FB page and website.
We aim to finish by 31 August. So please get in touch to pledge your walk – contact us on Facebook,
email info@shalomstdavids.org or telephone on 01437 721344. If you want to support the event but are not too keen on doing the walk, supporters can also make an online donation at www.shalomstdavids.org by clicking the PayPal button.


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MamGu Welshcakes – Gin tasting evening

MamGu Welshcakes is excited to welcome back Solva Gin for a second Gin Tasting evening, in support of the Edge Festival. Tickets will be £17.50 each and will include a full welsh buffet and a tasting session with Community Spirit Legends – Solva Gin. Held at MamGu Welshcakes in lower Solva on 30 July at 7pm – pop in to get your tickets. Please support this fantastic local charity and experience the next installment of MamGu Welshcakes’ Social Nights!


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Summer Dinner Dance

Saturday 13 July – Solva Memorial Hall
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes – Dinner & Dance for the Provincial Grand Primo’s appeal in aid of Solva Care. A three course dinner with wine, singer, bar and raffle, starting 7.30 for 8pm.
Tickets £25 pp from P.G.P Ken Trice: 01437 729191.


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Parc y Capel Fete

The Chairman and committee of Parc y Capel would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s fete. Our gratitude goes to all those who supported the event by attending as well as to all those who helped on the day.


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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 at the Harbour car park from 10.30 am on 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 Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 10 July at 6.30pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Items on the agenda:
▪ Case for 20 mph limit in Solva
▪ Dog Fouling – Enforcement officers debate
▪ Action Plan to reduce Solva’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2030
▪ PCC Community Development Project (Transfer of Non-Statutory Services)
▪ Solva Community Land Trust
▪ Solva Community Tourism Initiative
▪ Solva Logo competition
▪ Play & Skate Parks
▪ AFC project
▪ Solva Path Project
▪ Finance report
▪ Planning applications
▪ Local concerns
Members of the local community who wish to attend. Please inform SCC Clerk Bruce Payne on 07890 987259.


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