The Edge Festival Sunflower judging will take place on Sunday 7th August at 11.00 am
The Edge Festival Sunflower judging will take place on Sunday 7th August at 11.00 am
The 2nd Edge Festival will take place in Solva over the weekend of 5,6,7 August.
A passionate celebration of the Arts, Music, Food, Sport, Literature and performance, there really is something for everyone.
The Edge owes its success in large part to the valued support of local people and businesses, and in 2015 was able to donate £4,000 of its proceeds to local charities and good causes. It is hoped to better that figure in 2016. Listed in the Telegraph’s Top 10
things to do in Pembrokeshire in 2016, we hope to have you join us at the Edge!
Solva Regattas 2016 – Trinity Quay, Solva
Children’s Regatta – Friday 12th August start 12.00, entries from 10.30 a m
Inshore Regatta – Sunday 14th August start 2 pm, entries from 1 pm
Ra ft Race – Friday 26th Au gust start 1 pm, entries from 12.00 – construction
equipment provided and teams of 4 are required.
There is no charge for entry for the Regattas . However, for the Raft Race there
are limited e ntries and a £10 refundable de posit.
Strictly no parking on quay for all events.
Clare’s Café on the Quay will be catering for all events with fantastic food, hot &
cold drinks, ice cream and a fully licensed bar.
There will be a visit from the St. Davids lifeboat if they are available, plus side stalls, raffles, guess the flag s competition, guess the lifeboat travel time and much more. A treat for all the family.
Youngsters will soon be able to enjoy the fantastic new Upper Solva Play Park, adjacent to the Football Club, when it formally reopens in August. The works, which started on 19 July, are now close to completion. Once the finishing touches are complete and the turf
has settled a ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the new play park will
The delivery of the new Play Park has been a collaboration between Solva Community Council, the Solva Playing Field Committee and Pembrokeshire County Council. The new play park has safety surfacing and features a range of equipment designed for different age groups. Items include a play tower, basket swing, buddy board, double and single zig-zag twisters.
In July 2015 Solva Community Council initiated the project to improve the existing play area, where the equipment was old and in need of replacement. Choosing from three
different designs, the community council selected the Wicksteed Leisure Ltd solution for this exciting new design that will completely transform the play experience.
At last Parc y Capel has a southern boundary thanks to Desi Page and his JCB. They made short work of getting a clean face on the earth bank and clearing a foundation for the stone facing and lifting the larger stones into place. We are indebted to Mrs. Val Vaughan and family for donating the stones and to Dan for transporting them on
site. We also had a bucketful from Trecenny.
It is remarkable what a little co-operation and willingness can achieve. Many thanks to all. Gareth Evans, Parc y Capel Chairman
The committee of Parc y Capel would like to extend special thanks to their Chairman
Gareth Evans for his work on the wall on the southern boundary. The wall is a work of art and enhances the area and will increase people’s enjoyment when visiting Parc y
Capel. Thanks also to Desi Page and the Vaughan family.
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 71004
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 / email@example.com or Solva News: firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Fete – Thursday 4 August 2016,
starting at 2 pm – CHANGE OF VENUE
The venue for the Church Fete is now Parc y Capel / Solva
There will be stalls, raffles, cakes & teas, a dog show and much more; so please
come and join in the fun. All funds raised for the maintenance fund for both local churches.
On Friday 8 July, Solva WI organised a Car Treasure Hunt for the Pembrokeshire Federation of WIs. Freystrop WI were the winners out of 13 teams that entered. The ‘finishing point’ was Harbour Inn where prize-giving was held and supper was enjoyed. Thanks to Josh and his staff for helping make the evening such a success. On 14 July
we enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the gardens at Clyn Yspytty, by kind invitation of Jilly & Keith Missen. After the business and tea, Keith showed members around the grounds and their Gypsy caravan was much admired.
At our next meeting, in the Memorial Hall, on Thursday 8 September Martin Roberts will give an illustrated talk on Castell Henllys. Look out for our entry in the Scarecrow Competition!
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.
Solva Memorial Hall 100+ Club
Prize Draw July 2016-07-24
1st Prize £50 No 7 Pat Mayo
2nd Prize £40 No 51 Solva WI
3rd Prize £30 No 105 Sue Wade
If you would like to be part of the Solva Memorial Hall 100+ Club, please contact Jonathan Higgins: 01437 720213 / email@example.com
PRENDERGAST ROAD CLOSURE – POSTPONED to Thursday 15 September
Concerns have been raised by residents in Prendergast about possible disruption and
inconvenience to visitors, holiday makers staying in Prendergast and the general
traffic flow to local businesses with a planned closure of the road on 28 & 29 July. Welsh Water have since re-surveyed the location and are satisfied for the work to be left until Thursday 15 September, starting after 6 pm and completed the same night to limit any disruption locally.
RNLI Fund Raiser – STRAWBERRY CREAM TEA
St Davids City Hall
Tuesday 2 August
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Money raised for St Davids RNLI
Also raffle, cake stall, veg stall and souvenirs. All welcome
Thurs 4th Aug: “Walking on Sunshine” (12A) Musical
Thurs 1st Sept: “The Revenant” (15) Drama
Thurs 6th Oct: “Untouchable” (15) French comedy/drama
Cinema Tickets: Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm
Cathedral Choir – On Friday, 27 May the choir sang in St. Davids
Cathedral at the opening ceremony of the St. Davids Music Festival. We
learnt some new songs: Bungalow, Move It, Sing a Song, Power in Me, Give us Hope and Al Slosha: it was really fun. The concert was well attended and thank you to all the parents who supported us. By Jack and Guy
Enterprise Fair – On Tuesday 14 June, Year 6 had a great opportunity to raise money for the school by creating merchandise to sell to customers. Our stall was very popular and raised £66.20. By Kegan and Dan
YDS summer concert – On 5 July, the brass, violins and the choir performed in the YDS summer concert. The violins and the brass played in the orchestra with pupils from YDS and the other primary schools. The orchestra played Happy and Sway. The choir sang Little Shop and Suddenly Seymour. We had a fantastic time at the concert. By Libby
The Book fair was a wonderful place to buy books, book marks, sharpeners and pointers. The School sold over £400 of books, giving us £164 worth of books for school. Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair. By Rhiannon & Matilda
Edge Festival – The Edge Festival is celebrating the centenary of Roald Dahl. There is a competition for different age groups and the winners will receive prizes. Class 1 are drawing pictures of their favourite Dahl character while Class 2 and 3 are writing a limerick or a Revolting Rhyme. By Evan and Ethan
Memory Café Dates up to September 2016:
Wednesday 3 Aug and Wednesday 7 September
All held in The Discovery Room at Oriel y Parc, St Davids 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
News – Visit to the Italian POW Chapel at Henllan
On 29 June a visit was arranged for volunteers and service users of Solva Care to visit the amazing Catholic chapel built by Italian prisoners of war at Henllan. It was absolutely fascinating and we will try to arrange another visit in the autumn for those who are interested.
Solva Senior Activities – Solva Memorial Hall 2pm – 4pm on alternative
23 Sept, 14 & 28 Oct, 11 & 25 Nov & 9 Dec
Good news of grants
Solva Care has just been awarded a grant of £4635 by the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner to run a project called ‘Stay Safe Stay Connected’. The aim of the Project is to raise awareness of scams by mail, telephone, text, internet and doorstep callers and to prevent our community from falling victim to fraudsters. We will be working closely with PCSO Jude Parr to provide information through the newsletter, run prevention sessions for volunteers and organise meet-the- police sessions.
Solva Care and Swansea University has been awarded a grant of £10,000 by Hywel Dda Health Board for a research and evaluation project so that we can see how well the pilot project is working. Solva Care will be working closely with the University on this project. There is a lot of interest in what we are doing and the difference it is making to people’s lives. For further information please contact Sue Denman 07817 410782 or Lena Dixon 07805 717556.
The Community Survey
Many thanks to all who have returned the survey questionnaire. We are likely to achieve an 80% response rate which is excellent. There is still time to return your questionnaire if you haven’t done so already. Please give it to Fran Barker or Lena Dixon.
Disabled Key Holder Scheme
Access to disabled toilets throughout the county, and indeed, the country, is possible by using the Radar NKS Key which provides access to over 9000 toilets such as the one we have in Lower Solva. These keys can be purchased on line for £4.50 or can be picked up from County Hall in Haverfordwest for a reduced sum. If any Solva resident needs help in purchasing one of these keys, either on-line or at Haverfordwest, please get in touch with Lena Dixon, Solva Care.
YSGOL SOLFACH PTA SPONSORED WALK CHALLENGE 2016
A wonderful day was had by all who participated in the Offa’s dyke sponsored walk challenge at Newgale beach on Sunday 3 July 2016.
The amazing total of £794.14 was raised!
Many thanks to those who supported the children through sponsorship; your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Shalom Charity Shop in Fishguard needs your support. Please bag up and bring any items you are clearing out to the Coffee morning in Solva Memorial Hall on the 2nd Thursday of every month and we will arrange transportation up to Fishguard. So that means Thursday 11 August is the date for your diary. Clothing, books, kitchen kit, books, bric a brac. All items gratefully received.
Would you like to be a volunteer and help out in the Shalom House Charity Shop in Fishguard? We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our friendly team. The shop is open Monday and Thursday to Saturday. Let us know if you can spare just a few hours a week. Please give Fran a call on 01437 721344. Thank you
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, SCC Clerk on 07890 987259 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who have already donated.
Sat 13th & Sun 14th August from 10 am to 6 pm
The theme this year is Children’s book characters.
There will be raffles, refreshments and a photo-shoot along the way.
Please support this Solva Memorial Hall fund-raising event.
Entry forms & maps from Lower Car Park (all day) and Solva Memorial Hall (10 am to 1 pm)