Bingo at the Hall

A family Bingo evening at Solva Memorial Hall.
Friday 15 March,
doors open at 6pm. Bring your family, your own choice of beverages, nibbles and your dabbers!
All proceeds for the upkeep of the Hall.


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Solva Duck Race

The race will be staged on Easter Monday 22 April starting at 3 pm.
Please support this annual, much loved, fundraiser for the Hall.


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Solva AFC

A change from the car boot to a table top sale:
Table Top Sale
to be held at the clubhouse on the first Sunday of every month starting Sunday 3 Feb.
● Doors open at 11am.
● £10 a table.
● Refreshments available.
Come and sell your pre-loved and unwanted items and help raise funds to support your local junior and senior football teams. To book a space call the club secretary Medi George on 07954 241589 or email solvaafc@gmail.com.


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“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Many of you will remember Kepow Theatre and Kevin Tomlinson in The Seven Ages of Man. He also appeared at the Edge Festival a few years ago. We are pleased to welcome him back to Solva for this show appropriately close to St Valentine’s Day.
The show is suitable for 6 – 106 year-olds and will certainly brighten up the grey February nights. Our thanks as always to Wales Arts Council and their Night Out Scheme. The show is at Solva Memorial Hall on Saturday 16 February at 7.30pm.
Tickets: Adults £10 and concessions: £5 (children, students, unemployed and disabled), available from 01437 721374 or 07970 614233.


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“Men’s Shed”

A number of people in Solva are thinking of setting up a ‘Men’s Shed’, possibly on Tuesday afternoons in the football Clubhouse. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Robin Tyler on 01437 721588 or 07779 240268.
Men’s Sheds are community spaces for people to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups to enjoy together.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:
Thu 7 Feb: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (15)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7.30pm
Further films to be announced soon.


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RNLI St Davids

It is the 150th anniversary of the RNLI placing lifeboats at St Davids and at Solva (which closed in 1887). To mark this year we will be posting a picture or story from the station archives each week throughout the year on our
facebook page. Here’s one from 1868 before the first boathouse had been built!


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Solva Surgery

Over the next 3 months, Solva Surgery will have final year Medical Students from the University of Swansea on placement. Patients may be offered supervised appointments with them.


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Solva WI

The Business part of the January meeting included distribution of the Programme for 2019 with its varied and interesting selection of Speakers. The committee had made a decision on our approach to the GDPR Policy, with which members agreed. The Christmas party and meeting was much enjoyed as was dinner at the Cambrian.
Arrangements for a Swim & Lunch at Croft Park and a trip to the Botanical Gardens were also finalised. It has been decided that the committee will only meet every 2 months which means events etc. have to be organised in advance.
The Annual Pancake Coffee Morning will take place on Tuesday 5 March, from 10.30am till 12 noon, in the Memorial Hall. Please come and support – proceeds will be for Shalom House.
Following the tea break there was lively discussion over the 6 Resolutions, the majority of which were on women’s health matters. Each member then voted for their choice and these will be sent to PFWI to decided which ones are put forward at the National WI Annual General Meeting.


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Solva Heritage Society

Work is underway for our first Heritage Trail Information Leaflet. A generous gift from The Edge Festival will help
with the first print run. The launch of the publication is planned for the March/Easter meeting, details of which
will be circulated soon.


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Memorial Hall 100+ club

Draw results:
1st £50.00 number 35 Bella Prickett
2nd £40.00 number 5 Mo Bland
3rd £30.00 number 106 Josie Morris


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Parc y Capel 100 club

Draw Result:
1st £50.00 number 28 Gerry Monte
2nd £30.00 number 55 Myra Parkinson
3rd £20.00 number 24 Emma Iles


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Thursday Coffee Morning

A reminder that coffee, tea, biscuits (and sometimes home-made cakes) are always available on Thursday mornings 10.30 – 12 noon in Solva Memorial Hall. In addition to a warm welcome there is also a mini lending library. We have
a good stock of all types of fiction including crime, thrillers and detective stories which are very popular.
Some large type editions are also available. The nonfiction section covers some excellent reference books,
animals, birds, gardening, travel, poetry etc plus many interesting biographies. For anyone interested in
taking up knitting we have lots of patterns and some sizes of needles. Also a few dress patterns. All these
things are so expensive these days that this is a good opportunity to practise free of charge. In April the
coffee morning will have been welcoming residents and visitors for 15 years, so come and join us – the
team: Tom, Naomi, Celia, Christine, Pat, Moira, Ann, Myra, Lynne, Janet, Jayne and CA. All welcome.


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Ysgol yr Eglwys yng Nghymru Penrhyn Dewi Official Opening

Friday 30 November saw the official opening of Ysgol yr Eglwys yng Nghymru Penrhyn Dewi at the Dewi Campus. A plaque commemorating the event was unveiled by Eluned Morgan, Welsh government minister for Welsh language and lifelong learning. The Baroness Morgan was welcomed to the school by council chairman Aden Brinn and our Headteacher David Haynes.
Musical items were performed by the cathedral choristers and the new school choir. Children from all three campuses were present to celebrate the opening, which was attended by distinguished guests from far and wide. Pupils were then entertained, and participated in, an “Open Mike” session led by local Mayor Mike Chant whilst Mr Haynes and the Head Prefects took the guests on a tour of the Dewi Campus. It was a marvellous occasion, marking the
beginning of a new chapter for education on the St Davids Peninsula.


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Church in Wales Services

3 Feb 9.30am – St Aidans, Solva. Holy Eucharist
10 Feb 9.30am – St Aidans, Solva. Holy Eucharist
17 Feb 9.30am – Whitchurch. Holy Eucharist
24 Feb 9.30am – St Aidans, Solva. Holy Eucharist
Full service list for all Local Ministry Area churches can be found at St Aidans.

A warm “Thank you” to all the creative supporters of the Christmas Tree Festival which provided a colourful start to our Celebrations. The Winner was “A Carpenter’s Christmas Tree” with the WI “Tree of Remembrance” and
“A Holey Tree” as joint second.
An entertaining evening, with the popular Goodwick Community Brass Band, brought the Festival weekend to an end and set the mood for the Christmas season.


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Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 6 February at 7pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Items on the agenda:
● Solva Community Tourism Initiative (Please note: commencing at 6pm)
●War Memorial – Thinning of trees
●Whitchurch Churchyard
● Play & Skate Parks
● AFC project
● Solva Fireworks Display 2019
● Solva Path Project
● Finance report
● Planning applications
● Local concerns (Sewage problem)
Members of the local community are welcome to attend. Please let the Clerk (Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you
wish to come along.


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Solva Business Group

The group will hold an AGM on Monday 18 February at 7.30pm in The Royal George.
All welcome.


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Oriel y Parc – Tower

Artist in Residence – Raul Speek “Artist interface” from 1 Feb – 28 Feb


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Solva Intergenerational path project

Discussions with land owners are ongoing but the Community Council is optimistic that a suitable route can be established that will be wheelchair friendly and allow users to travel from the top of the village to the bottom in a safe way.
Memorial Cross
Options are being explored to create views through from the cross to the sea. Long-standing members of our community remember when the slope down to the sea was tree free and covered with flowers in the spring. We are not
trying to recreate that landscape as time has moved on and the trees that have grown and achieved maturity are valued by the village and the rooks.
We do believe, however, that by thinning out some of the immature trees, and lopping branches that are so low that they touch the slope and become diseased, a vista could be created that would allow visitors to see down into the harbour, and, looking up, see the cross. A vital visual connection could be restored.


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Parc y Capel

The Parc y Capel Committee and the members of Capel Ucha’ wish to thank all who attended their Christmas
activities – the Christmas tree event in the Memorial Hall and the carol service at Capel Ucha’.
On both occasions donations were accepted on behalf of UNICEF.
The former event raised £113.88 and the later £175.60. A cheque for £290 was forwarded to the charity from which an acknowledgement has been received.
Again, many thanks for your generous donations to such a worthy cause.


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