“Solfach yn Cofio” “Solva Remembers”

Saturday 10 November promises to be a very special celebration of the centenary of the Armistice.
Don’t forget ticket holders to don your WW1 costumes, warm up your singing voices, bring a plate of savoury goodies and your own preferred tipple: 7 for 7.30pm.
Earlier in day at the hall: WI cooking workshop 9.30am – 12.30pm and Craft workshop 2 – 5pm.


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Betty Temple

Open birthday invitation:
Our mother, Solva’s oldest resident Betty Temple, will soon be celebrating her 100th birthday. As a family, we are delighted to invite anyone who knows her – from Solva or St Davids – to come along to her open house party. This will take place on her birthday, Wednesday 5 December, at The Harbour Inn, Solva from 3pm onwards.
Buffet tea and refreshments will be served. All we want is for her is to be surrounded by her family and friends on this day of celebration. So please come along and make the day special for her.
No need to let us know if you can make it, just turn up. More the merrier! Best wishes from Penny Williams, Mark Temple and Patty Pellegrini.


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GP Practice of the Year: Solva Surgery

Solva Surgery has won the GP Practice of the Year at the Western Telegraph Health & Care Awards 2018. From receptionists, nurses, district nurses, GPs to Practice manager, the staff were praised for their dedication, understanding and desire always to put their patients first. The support offered to patients and their
families is considered second to none, and the level of care and medical expertise available at the surgery was described as outstanding. Solva Surgery is recognised for addressing the needs of the community it serves with care, dedication and outstanding professionalism. Awards presented by Television presenter, GP and author Dr Hilary Jones.


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Helen Platel

Helen Platel – Our very own Solva girl completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Helen had an incredible race day, finishing with a personal best record of 12 hrs and 14 mins, placed 59th overall in her category. Helen said, “It truly was an incredible experience, with so many fantastic memories to bring home and
share. The support of all of my friends and family was immense.
Thank you for all of your kind messages!” Congratulations Helen on your wonderful achievement.


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Solva Fireworks Display – Saturday 3 November

This year’s event will start at 6.30 pm with the bonfire being lit, followed by a fireworks display to music! If the weather is inclement, alternative dates have been arranged for Sunday 4 and/or Monday 5 November. Food will be available from Café 35, Harbour Inn, Ship Inn, Royal George and MamGu Welshcakes mobile eatery. There is no charge for the display, but donations are greatly welcome in order to keep this annual event active.


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Solva WI

Our meeting on 11 October was well attended and very light-hearted. The business was covered quickly – the main points being village events we are taking part in over the next two months. We will be baking in the Hall on Saturday 10 November for the evening “Street Party” using a recipe book from that era and we look forward to the evening entertainment commemorating the end of WW1. On Thursday 22 November we have a bottle stall and Christmas crafts & gifts for sale at the Church Christmas Fayre in the Hall. Items gratefully received at our next meeting or please give to any member.
Following the business we made a Christmas decoration which was organised by Mary Haughton and gave us a chance to chat too! We will also be taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival in St Aidans Church on 1 & 2 December.
Our next meeting is the AGM on Thursday 8 November starting at 1pm with a soup lunch (£3).


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Luncheon Club

The number of members is dwindling and we’d much prefer to cook for more! So, if you are over 60 and would like to join us, please come to the Hall on a Wednesday for 12.30pm. No lunch over half-term (Wednesday 31 October). Please contact Jane Pascoe 01437 721544. Solva Care can arrange transport, if required.
Missing from the Hall!
If you borrowed a large shiny steel saucepan with a glass lid (make Thomas) from the Hall could you please return it ASAP. It is 1 of 2 that Luncheon Club donated.


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Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch

Saturday 1 December at 12.30 pm – Memorial Hall.
Open to all Solva over 60’s. Please sign the list in Bay View Stores to confirm attendance.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Thu 1 November: Mercy (12A)
Thu 29 November: A Good Year (12A)
Thu 3 January: Mamma Mia Here we go again! (PG)
Thu 7 February Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (15)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm


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Solva Cinema Special – Thursday 29 November

One of our favourite events of the year – “Food & Film” night! Tickets are now on sale now at £15, which includes the film “A Good Year” (12A) starring Russell Crowe, a two course meal and wine tasting! BYO drinks and enjoy a great night out with friends! Doors open 6.45 pm with dinner served at 7.15pm. Tickets from Sue 07817410782, Lena 07812544981, Tom 07535369356, Judy 07890647338. Tickets in advance only * please state any dietary requirements prior to booking.


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Christmas Dinner Dance

Saturday 15 December – Solva Memorial Hall – 7 to 12 midnight
Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival followed by a choice of main courses – please indicate preference when booking – of either Turkey Wellington or Christmas Beef cassoulet or Blue cheese & Vegetable Wellington. Plus a dessert table & cheese board, coffee and biscotti. BYO beverages please. Dancing to the fabulous “Curveballs” band. Tickets: £22.50 pp. Please contact David on 07717 783492 or email solvahall@btinternet.com.


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Memorial Hall 100+ club

Winners in the October Draw:
1st Tom and Anna Grime £50 no. 21
2nd Gareth George £40 no. 54
3rd Sandy Voyce £30 no. 3
100+club subscriptions are now due. People paying by cash will be contacted soon and the following numbers are available for purchase £10.00 per year:
26,27,34,36,45,53,76,82,83,85,110,119,125,130.
Please contact Jonathan Higgins on 01437 720213.


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Solva Community Christmas Fair x 2

The 2018 Solva Community Christmas Fair will take place in Lower Solva on Tuesday 4 December and Wednesday 12 December, starting at 5:30 pm. There will be stalls showcasing a range of products, music, games for the children and an Elf Hunt. Also you and your little ones can meet Santa in his Grotto! Anyone interested in donating items for the Christmas Hamper or Christmas Bottle Stall please contact Jo Gibbins at the Bay View Stores.


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Parc-y-Capel 100 club

Drawn at the Chapel Coffee Morning, the winners are:
1st Prize no.112 Tony Seaton £50.00
2nd Prize no. 78 EA Thomas £30.00
3rd Prize no. 24 Emma Iles £20.00
Tony managed to pick his own number at the coffee morning and says it is the only thing he has ever won in his life!


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Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi

Derek “the Weather Man” came to Pembrokeshire to work with the children of Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi as part of his upcoming Walking Weatherman Series. It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to talk about adders and to paint them in a positive light.
Harvest / Autumn Celebration
The school was delighted to have the opportunity for the pupils to attend their annual Harvest Festival service in St Davids Cathedral. All the pupils brought in donations of food for the Food Bank in Letterston.
Inspirational Former Pupils
Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi was delighted to welcome back former Head Boy Ben Sutton who came and gave an inspirational Science Assembly to our Year 7 and 8 pupils. In addition, Year 11 pupils took part in a Raising Achievement Assembly with Micky Beckett, an inspirational former pupil and British Sailing Champion.


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St Davids First “Bee Friendly” city in Wales

This is the first citywide accreditation for the Caru Gwenyn/Bee Friendly initiative: a scheme that encourages schools, businesses and communities to help combat the decline of insect pollinators. Mayor of St Davids, Mike Chant, said: “I am delighted with our Bee Friendly status and proud of how the community has come together to look after our world-class landscape and wildlife. Special thanks to Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm for coordinating the project”. For information about The St Davids Pollinator Trail contact Sarah Sharpe at Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm or email
sarah.sharpe@thebugfarm.co.uk


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Solva Care

Fundraising and donations
● Community event – Raising the roof for Solva Care and Cystic Fibrosis – Update.
This was an event that brought the community together with lots of audience participation. Anne Hughes Singing for Fun leader – set the tone, engaging with the audience, accompanying the singers and providing lots of fun and entertainment. Mollie Page ran the raffle and knitted the main prize, a large clown! Plus Carol-Ann and Fran, Solva Care Trustees, read some very entertaining poetry.
Thank you to everyone who attended, contributed and raised the awareness of Solva Care and Cystic Fibrosis charities. We raised around £260 in total.
● Solva Care received a donation of £125 from Friends in Harmony from a fundraising concert in the Tabernacle Chapel in St Davids in July.
● At the Thursday coffee morning 18 Oct Solva Days Gone by presented Solva Care with a donation of more than £500 raised at the Reunion in Solva Hall on 29 September.
● We have also had donations from Solva residents.
All donations are very much appreciated – THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Community Event
We are planning a community event in the hall and the date is likely to be 27 November (daytime). There will be talks and info about Direct Payments, Health & Wellbeing etc. and we have invited organisations like the Fire Brigade, Police, National Parks, Paul Sartori and others. We will also be showcasing a bit of what we do at Friday Club. Keep a look out for posters with more details nearer the time.
Congratulations!
To Solva Surgery on winning the GP Practice of the Year award and to the Paediatric Acute Care Unit, Withybush General Hospital (Sian Perry and her team) for winning the Early Years Award at the Western Telegraph Health & Care Awards 2018 held at the Withybush Pavilion. Also, “Well done” Helen Platel for competing in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii!
HELP NEEDED to store a wheelchair that we lend to people in Solva. If you have a dry and reasonably clean space please contact Lena on 07805 7171556.


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Singing for Fun

Singing for Fun at Solva Woollen Mill Christmas Fayre & Thursday Coffee Morning The Woollen Mill Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 24 November from 10 am – 5 pm
If you want to know what it feels like to sing in a choir, come along and join Singing for Fun in a morning of carols and Christmas favourites. Singing while you shop – what could be better!
On Thursday 20 December Coffee Morning will be hosting the Solva Singing for Fun group, singing festive carols and Christmas favourites. Carols, Coffee and Chat – the perfect combination!


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Solva Boat Owners Association

Cafe on the Quay closes on Sunday 4 November 2018.
Please be aware that maintenance work will be going on around the quay until Christmas. Look out for notices that
the Quay road could be closed for road works from Wednesday 7 November. Members will be notified when we have a start date. Boat owners who have their boats stored on either the Trinity Quay, Sand Quay and the Foreshore boat park should ensure their stays and halyards are secured down, so as not to cause damage and noise nuisance to residents. Please forward copies of your renewed boat insurance to the secretary as you receive them. Thank you.


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Edge Festival – Solva reaps reward!

At the AGM it was confirmed that the Edge Festival is donating more than £10,000 to the community. Beneficiaries include: Solva AFC, Solva youth club, Solva playground, Solva Community Council, The Memorial Hall, Heritage
society, Church maintenance fund, St Davids Memory Cafe, Sailing club, Rowing club and Gill presented a cheque to Dai John, St Davids coxswain, of £500. Most gratifying perhaps was the awarding of bursaries of £500 each to help four young people of Solva. Tommy Reynolds, Christina Edwards, Charlie Young and Sol Almond were the recipients – best of luck to them in their endeavours.
The Edge Festival also sponsors Solva under 10s football team.
We have had a feedback session with the licensing Authority which was positive. The Edge is back next year on the first weekend of August. There will be changes made to take on board the helpful comments we have received. Let’s make even more money for our community!


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