Your Town Your Say – Reminder

Your Town Your Say
If you’d like to have your say on how waste and recycling is collected in your local town, and the use of Council-run facilities, then now is your chance. Pembrokeshire County Council is holding a series of ten community meetings this October and is inviting all residents to attend.
The meetings will provide local people with the opportunity to feed their ideas and suggestions into an ongoing review of domestic waste and recycling.
They will also give people the chance to find out more about a review of the County Council’s face-to-face facilities in Pembrokeshire’s main towns. These include places like customer service centres, youth centres, community learning centres, libraries and leisure centres.
The nearest local meetings to Solva will be taking place between 7 pm and 8.30 pm on:
Wednesday 25 October City Hall, ST DAVIDS
Thursday 26 October Town Hall, FISHGUARD


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Solva Care is now registered with localgiving.

Solva Care is now registered with localgiving. Via this site online donations can be made to Solva Care, as follows:
1. connect to www.localgiving.org Search for “Solva Care”.
3. Click on “Donate” and follow instructions
4. At one point you are asked to sign in. If you do not want to set up an account, then this can be skipped.
5. Follow the series of options for donations. You can make a one-off donation or a series of donations via direct debit. It is also possible to set up sponsored events. 
6. It is up to the donor to cancel their direct debit when they wish to.
In the period after 10 am 17/10/2017 – 16/11/2017 there is a special “Grow your tenner” event where the site will match fund.
One off payments of £10 made through the site in this period will be matched. A larger one-off payment will be matched only up to £10.
With a series of 13 monthly payments started in this period,  the site will match donations 6-12 (up to £10 each).


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Edge Festival Fund Raising

The Edge Festival annual round of fundraising commences on Friday 13 October with a “Fright Night”
at Solva Memorial Hall. We are celebrating all that is scary with a superb meal of beetle blood soup and
mad dogs’ teeth (roast beetroot and garlic); witches toad in the hole with pimped pumpkin; murdered mess to finish. Once again there will be hilarious games with a Friday 13 theme. Phone Ifor 07971038643 or see Josh at the Harbour Inn for tickets at £15 per head.
The Edge committee is allocating funds generated this year, with an innovative suggestion to award a bursary to a young person attempting something out of the ordinary. Do you know of any candidates? Monies already donated include the: Porth Mawr Lifesavers, St Johns Ambulance, The Army Benevolent Fund and the Solva AFC.


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Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates

Over the last eighteen months the Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates (PUPS) have donated over £1500 to charities and organisations such as: Blood Bikers (Wales), Shalom House, The Tilly Appeal, Solva Care, Solva Football Club and Solva Wheelchairs. Many thanks to the various events, pubs and festivals at which we have played and thank
you to all our supporters.
Correction to last month’s article on monies raised for Solva Care – the funds were raised by Helen
Platel and topped up by the Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates.


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Flu Clinics +

Solva Surgery
A flu clinic will be held on on Saturday 14 October at Solva Surgery. This clinic is purely for a flu jab, the dispensary will be closed. Please book an appointment on 01437 721306.
St Davids Surgery
On Wednesday 11 October St Davids Surgery will host a coffee morning with their bookable flu clinic. The event will be in aid of Shalom House and held between 9 – 11 am. Please ring 01437 720303 to book your flu jab.


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Singing for Grenfell Tower Children’s Holiday at Treginnis Farm – Update

Many of the Solva Singing for Fun group made t he journey to Letterston on 16 September. Why? To raise money for the October Treginnis Farm holiday for the children of Grenfell Tower. The rain hammered down that evening and yet spirits were not dampened.
The evening was a huge success, as some eighty SfF-ers raised the roof for the “muck and magic” activity holiday. The result? We’re still counting, but have already raised £1800 from this one-hour free concert. Yes, that’s right – £1800! – Latest News: The Singing for Fun Concert has now raised £2139 for the Grenfell Tower visit. This cause has obviously touched a major Pembrokeshire artery!
Thanks and congratulations to everyone who supported this extra ordinary concert.
And we’re rehearsing on Monday evenings 7 – 8.30 pm in Solva Memorial Hall, if anyone would like to join us. Free taster session. SingingforFun.co.uk


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Solva Fireworks Display

Saturday 4 Nov – Starting 6.30 pm
Solva Lower Car Park
Please follow the sparkler code, keep warm and be safe.
Parking restricted. Food available form various outlets.
Donations are greatly appreciated as there is no charge for the event.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA presents

Thursday 5 Oct: Cinema Paradiso (PG) – Boy grows up in and around village cinema
Thursday 2 Nov: Their Finest (12A) – British war comedy-drama
Thursday 7 Dec: Now you see me (12A) – FBI against a super-team of illusionists – see below for more details.
Tickets: Adults: £5.00; Under 18s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm

Thursday 7 Dec: Special “Magic” film evening with food, Tom Thumb the magician and screening of “Now you see me” 12A). Tickets £15/person
Look out for posters!


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RNLI FUND RAISER – Revised date

Cheese & Wine evening is now on Friday 20 October at 7 pm
HARBOUR INN, Solva
Tickets £7.50


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Clwb Solfach / Solva Luncheon Club

We welcome new members to come and enjoy the company and a 2 course meal followed by tea or
coffee at the Memorial Hall at 12.30 pm on Wednesdays (except in school holidays).
The cost is very reasonable at £4.
Contact Jane Pascoe 01437 721544 for details.


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Church News

> A big thank you to everyone who was involved in making this year’s Whitchurch and Solva church Fete and dog show a success. The event was well supported and we are very grateful to everyone who attended and everyone who helped with the setting up, fetching and carrying and packing away and of course to everyone who came to support us. We
would also like to thank the local businesses who provided some fantastic raffle prizes.
> Our Christmas Tree festival will run again this year the weekend of 2 & 3 December. The festival will close again with a concert including Goodwick Community Brass band on the Sunday afternoon. More details to follow in next months newsletter but if you would like to enter a tree please contact Sam Probert: 01437 720915.
> Harvest Service – Sunday 1 October 11.15 am at St Davids church, Whitchurch. Followed by a bring and share lunch. Everyone welcome.


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Solva WI

The first meeting following our summer break was very well attended and the celebration cake much enjoyed – the lighting of sparkler candles and the smoke alarm sounding added a little entertainment! The speaker, Gerald Miles of the organic farm, Caerhys near Abereiddi brought 2 of his volunteer, like-minded workers and they gave us a very interesting and thought-provoking presentation on GM crops and glyphosate which is extensively used by farmers and gardeners. It is a major ingredient in weed killer and is likely to be damaging our health, the environment and our food. He also showed video of some of the actions taken by the anti-GM crops protestors and told us of other
protests that had been carried out. We were pleased to hear that currently the only GM crops being grown in Britain are at 2 Research Stations under strict surveillance.
Our next meeting is on Thursday 12 October when Dave Dando will present ‘The Queen of Fitzrovia’. New ladies are welcome to attend up to 3 meetings before joining.


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The Great Solva Mosaic Steps Project

Come and meet the artists Maddie Janes and Penny Dafforn at Coffee Morning on Thursday 19 October; hear all about the Project and see what will be involved. Those who sign up will attend weekly mosaic master classes for
6 weeks in Solva Memorial Hall They will decorate the steps in the Pwll Melyn lay-by with mosaics.
No cost to join but donations to Solva Care welcome.
The dates are: Tuesdays 2-5 pm weekly from 7 November – 12 December
OR Wednesdays 6-8 pm from 8 November – 13 December
To sign up phone Sue Denman on 07817 410782.

Icon Mosaic by Maddie Janes


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Night out in November

Those who remember How to build a Rocket’, Miracle on 34th Street’, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, The Iranian Feast’ and “In Praise of Elephants” will be pleased to know that Farnham Maltings, the company who brought us those delights, will be returning to Solva on Saturday 11 November with their new show “Brilliance”.
Be sure to book early as they are very popular.
Tickets on sale from Carol Ann 07970 614233.


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Ysgol Solfach – School Council 17/18

Pictured are this year’s school council members who were elected by the fellow class mates, Finley, Isla, Konrad, Harrison, Lexi and Bonnie. They have had their first meeting and elected the Chair, Vice, Secretary and
Treasurer and will meet again soon to discuss their plans for the coming year.

And the newly elected Sports Ambassadors are from left to right – Danny, Llŷr, Meg and Hattie. They will be promoting sport within the school to all pupils.

The Urdd Football Tournament took place on Monday 25 September, the school had two
teams representing the school – a boy’s team and a girl’s team!


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Western Avenue / Bro Dawel Reunion

Approximately 90 past and present residents of Western Avenue / Bro Dawel and their relatives attended a highly successful reunion at the Memorial Hall Solva on Saturday 16th September. The Organising Committee of Helen and
Alyson Thomas, Ann Lewis, Ann Gray and Barrie Smith were delighted to see their hard work result in such a successful occasion.
Mike Thomas regaled the audience with tales of ‘’the good old days’’ in ‘’Western Avenue’’. He was one of the first to move into the council housing street in 1952 as a one year old with his parents Melville and Margery. A caring,
vibrant community developed where there was always a lot of fun. He said that the local Solva families mixed well with the newcomers like Archie Young (Toxteth Liverpool), Ted Gavin (St Helens), Jock Taylor (Dundee) and Mrs Alice Harries (Malta). Mrs Harries and a large contingent of her family were present. She is the oldest surviving resident of the street.
Many people had travelled some distance for the occasion including Mr and Mrs Donald Young (Bournemouth), Mr and Mrs Nigel Phillips (Leek Staffs), the Morris family (London), Ann Coles (Abercrave) and Jill Steele (Swansea).
Music was provided by Joe Griffin and the outstanding Dyson’s Wake. Well done boys. Many thanks must go to Richard Davies for a truly magnificent buffet. Also thanks to Rebecca Wright for her considerable efforts. The proceeds of the raffle which amounted to £150, were donated to Solva Care. The formal part of the reunion took place in the Memorial Hall between 2 pm & 7 pm, and then many of the participants continued the celebrations in The Royal George. A good time was had by all. There was a great deal of discussion about another event. What about the 70th
Anniversary in 2021? Or maybe sooner?


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Heritage Rediscovered

Mike Shaw recently unearthed a family painting of his Great, great, great grandfather’s brig “The Peregrine” sailing North towards Ramsey with the old Smalls baracoon astern to seaward, and what looks like S Bishop light off her port bow. His Great grandfather (x3) was Capt. David Evans, of Cardigan.


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Growing Happiness

A new attraction has opened on the St Davids Peninsula that is aims to show visitors how they can grow happiness. The Daisybus Gardens of Wellbeing is a completely new kind of garden. Made up of a series of small, circular, themed
gardens and mini meadows the whole plot is aimed at encouraging work with nature as a way to wellbeing for people and the planet.
Owner Sarah Wint says “Research has shown that by working on a regular basis with the earth – sometimes known as gardening! – we can cope better with modern ailments such as depression and stress. Co-creating something beautiful with nature fulfils basic human desires to nurture and be creative.” The gardens are not just for the benefit of people, Sarah and husband William are also planting with insect and wildlife in mind.
Daisybus Gardens of Wellbeing are open Thursday to Monday 10-5 pm until the end of September.
www.daisybusgardens.com


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Solva Community Council

Solva Community Council will meet on Wednesday 4 October at
7:30 pm in Solva Memorial Hall. (Note: meeting will follow Code of
Conduct training with Claire Jones PCC Monitoring Officer).
Items on the agenda will include:
● AFC Refurbishment & Regeneration Project
● Memorial Benches
● Solva Grounds Maintenance Contract 2018 – 20
● Play & Skate Parks
● First World War commemorative plans
● Bro Dawel Turning Bay
● Finance report
● Planning applications
Members of the local community are welcome. Please let the Clerk
(Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you wish to attend.


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Job Opportunity – Web Administrator – Solva Care Charity

Salary: £7.50 per hour – Part-time employment, up to 8 hours per
month (3 month probation period will apply).
The Web Administrator will work with Trustees in developing, maintaining and updating the current website content. A good level of WordPress, Photoshop and Microsoft Office is the very minimum requirement. Some experience with Google Analytics and HTML is also needed.
The position requires a combination of technical knowledge and skill in both written and graphic communication. Familiarisation with the current web site will be available.
Please apply with your CV and / or a letter supporting your application.
Successful candidates will be invited to a face to face interview with Trustees.
Contact the Solva Care Treasurer for more details and a Job Description:
Bruce Payne, Mobile: 07890 987259, Email: brucepayne241@gmail.com
Closing Date for applications: Monday 9th October 2017


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