BOAT JUMBLE SALE – Friday 30th Sept in Willie’s Shed, Trinity Quay at 10am – ALL WELCOME
Pots, Ropes, Buoys, nets, electrical tools, hand tools, torches, pumps, gauges and loads and loads more!
If anyone wishes to sell their own boat jumble, please contact me: Jan 01437 721571 /

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Apologies for Absence

Minutes of the AGM meeting held on 10 March 2016

Chair’s report

Treasurer’s report

Appointment of officials

Chair – Josh Phillips

Vice Chair – Dan Jones

Treasurer – Gill Thomas

Secretary – Ifor Thomas

Presentation of Donation Cheques

Any Other Business

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Edge Festival Report

Over the weekend of 5th, 6th 7th August Solva hosted its second Edge Festival which nearly a thousand people attended. The Festival is the culmination of a whole year of Edge fundraising activities.
What were the highlights of this year’s festival? — take your pick. Rock bands, poets and writers, a Roald Dahl write-alike competition (won by Skye Bramley), cooking demonstrations, foods of various kinds (including insects!), the Real Ale festival, a superb sunflower competition (thanks Mike Williams), presentations (thanks Dr Lou Luddington), a bat walk, Music, Battle of the bands, Sports – football, rugby, a kayak expedition, Swim to the Edge and the grand raffle prize (won by Damian Davies). Wow!
So how does the community benefit? The festival itself made a profit of £2,500. The Edge Festival closes its yearly account with £10,000 in the bank. Shortly the committee will allocate its distribution of funding, with the Youth Club high on the list of candidates to receive a donation.
A Huge “Thank You Solva” for supporting the community festival, we will be back with our
first fundraiser in October.

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Solva Scarecrow Trail 2016

This was the most successful year so far with 28 scarecrows (plus 1 late entry), over 70 maps sold and 39 entries in the competition. There were many favorable comments from those who enjoyed a family day exploring Solva. We raised about £350 for Solva Memorial Hall Funds, including nearly £100 from the “Win a Scarecrow” competition (thanks to Carol Ann) and a welcome donation from Café on the Quay.
The results – Out of 39 entries for “Children’s book characters”
Competition Winners: Caitlin Pratt (visiting Solva); Reid Family (from Cheltenham); Jane Wilde (Solva). Very Close: Chris Gibbins (Solva); the Twitchens (St Davids); Thompson Family (C. Down).
Participants Votes:
Best Scarecrow Winner: Paddington Bear (No 15)
Many Votes: Big Friendly Giant (No 12), Mrs Tiggywinckle (No 21), Very Hungry Caterpillar (No 1)
Scariest Scarecrow Winner: Wolf from red Riding Hood (No 14)
Many Votes: Gangsta Granny (No 26)
Funniest Scarecrow Winner: The Twits (No 17)
Many Votes: (Where’s) Wally (No 20)

Full list of Scarecrows:
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar        16. Mr McGregor & Peter Rabbit
2. 101 Dalmations                                17. The Twits
3. Tinkerbell                                         18. Pippi Longstocking
4. Tin -Tin                                            19. Three Little Pigs & Wolf
5. Jack & the Beanstalk                      20. (Where’s) Wally
6. Piglet                                                 21. Mrs Tiggiwinkle
7. Saucepan Man                                 22. Anne of Green Gables
8. Doc MacStuffins                              23. Princess & Pea
9. Robinson Crusoe                             24. Bruce Bogtrotter
10. Eeyore                                            25. Mary Poppins
11. Miffy the Rabbit                            26. Gangsta Grannie
12. Big Friendly Giant                        27. Robin Hood
13. Mister Greedy                              28. Aslan
14. Wolf/Red Riding Hood                 29. Mutant Ninja Turtle – Not in competition
15. Paddington Bear
Many thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all scarecrow builders.

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Sunflower Contest Results

Overall winner and best in show: Andy Robinson (the flower not Andy!)
Biggest flower face: Richard Pascoe
Best Children’s flower: Celyn Probert
Shyest flower: Josie Beckett
Most like it’s owner: Betty Temple

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In the fun dog show held on 4th August at Parc y Capel Church Fete the winners were:

Most Unusual cross breed: Honey (Retriever x Sprocker) with Kathy
Child Handler: Chips with Austin
Best Puppy: Sonny with Kristen
Best Veteran: Binka with Betty
Best Rescue: Lola with Dena
Best Trick: Daphne with Harriet
Waggiest Tail: Duffer with Dan
Dog the judge would like to take home: Honey with Kathy.
Many thanks to all who took part. Special thanks also to our judge, Syd Gates and our helpers, Ann, Penny and Lynne plus our sponsors, Solva Dog Walkers (Ann, Moira, Maggie,
Celia, Peter, Penny and Lena).

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If you would like to donate to ensure the Newsletter’s survival, you can do this by: Cheque, Cash, BACS or Standing Order. Please contact Bruce Payne 07890 987259 or
Thank you to all who have already donated.

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Gardening and Wildlife Club

Roch Village Hall or Venues 2 – 4 pm 1st Thursday in the month.
Please contact to check where the next meeting is to be held – All Welcome
Contact: Christine Martin 01437 710048

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Solva Sunshines – new leader required

Anyone interested in picking up the reins of this important community
group, please contact either Bruce Payne SCC on 07890 987259 / or Solva News:

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Thurs 1 Sept: “The Revenant” (15) Drama
Thurs 6 Oct: “Untouchable” (15) French comedy/drama
Thurs 3 Nov: “Florence Foster Jenkins” (PG) Real drama
Thurs 1 Dec: “Captain Fantastic” (15) Family drama
Cinema Tickets: Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm

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Parc y Capel 100 Club

August draw results:
1st Prize £50 No.78 E.A.Thomas
2nd Prize £30 No.18 Bella Prickett
3rd Prize £20 No.74 Maureen Turner

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Cafe on the Quay is joining in the world’s biggest coffee morning on Friday 30 Sept in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support between 11 am and 1 pm. The Solva Craft Group will also be attending.
Please come along and smell (and buy) the coffee!

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Clwb Solfach/Solva Luncheon Club

Clwb Solfach/Solva Luncheon Club restarts on Wednesday 7th September in Solva Memorial Hall at 12.30 pm.
Please contact Jane Pascoe 721544 to join.
The menu for this first week is chicken casserole with cabbage and mashed potato followed by blackberry and apple crumble and custard – yum!
The chef will be Jonathan Higgins.

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Cllr Lyn Jenkins

Cllr Lyn Jenkins will be at the Memorial Hall coffee morning on Thursday 8th September, should anyone have any issues to raise / discuss with her.

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This year’s annual Church Fete was held in Parc y Capel.
The members of the church would like to thank all who helped and contributed to make the day such a success both with their time and kind donations. A total of £2250 was raised which will go toward much needed funds to repair and maintain both our buildings.
Special thanks to the committee of Parc y Capel who allowed us to use the venue, the Memorial Hall Committee for their use of the village hall, the Community Council for their
help and use of their Marquee and to the Signals at Cawdor Barracks for help in erecting it. However, most importantly our thanks to you for supporting us.

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Get your NHS flu jab!

Flu can be unpleasant if you’re young and fit but if you’re older or you have certain chronic conditions it can lead to serious complications. If you’re in one of these ‘at-risk’ groups the most effective way to protect yourself, and your family, is to have a flu jab. It’s quick, easy and free on the NHS.
Both Solva and St. Davids Surgeries are running flu clinics from late September before the viruses start to circulate. Please phone for an appointment:
Solva Surgery on 721306 or St. Davids Surgery on 720303.

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RNLI House-to-House Collection discontinued.

The St Davids & Solva Fund Raising Branch of the RNLI has decided to discontinue the annual house-to house collection. The Committee feels that local residents already give very generously to other fund raising events throughout the year.
A collection may be made on some campsites since visitors may like to make a contribution.
We will continue to collect on RNLI Flag Day, which this year is Thursday 29 August.

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Marjorie Swan

David & Linda would like to thank all those who expressed their sympathy at the recent passing of their Mother.
It has been a great comfort to know she had many good friends in Solva.

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Update on Solva Heritage Project

In support of the quest to secure funds for the repair of our churches and create a heritage
trail, many kind and knowledgeable people have offered to provide resources relating to many different aspects of the history of Solva and Whitchurch.

The submission for the initial plan is almost complete and the enormous task of collating it
all is being encouraged by the enthusiasm of the volunteers. If the plan is accepted by the
various grant-giving bodies then the serious work can begin. Additional help is always
welcome, so if you have a story of Solva or Whitchurch to tell or would like a copy of the
plan, please contact: Brenda Lloyd at

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NEW at Solva Memorial Hall – SINGING FOR FUN

NEW at Solva Memorial Hall – SINGING FOR FUN (7 – 8.30 pm)
on the following Mondays: 19 Sept; 3, 17, 24, 31 Oct; 14, 21, 28 Nov & 12 Dec.
And from January the Singing for Fun will be weekly every Monday evening.
For further information please contact Anne Hughes on 07742 576031 or visit the website (see West Wales page)

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