Play Day – 1 August

Wednesday 1st August – The national day for play
Scolton Manor 10:00am – 3:00pm
Come and help us celebrate a “Children’s Right to Play”
An inclusive free event with lots of exciting play activities
For all the information about the free bus service and this family event go to:
www.facebook.com/PlayPembrokeshire
Bring a packed lunch.
Drinks and hot food will also be available for purchase
Playday is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland.
How to find us:
5 miles north of Haverfordwest on the B4329 Cardigan Road
Scolton Manor, Bethlehem, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5QL
Play Sufficiency Officer – 01437 77 5868
For more amazing play information go to: www.playwales.org.uk


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YSADS

Young Solva Amateur Dramatic Society (YSADS) presents:
“Sherlock Holmes and The Book of Secret Secrets”
by Geoff Bamber – Plus… “a Secret…?
Solva Memorial Hall on Friday 6 & Saturday 7 July, Curtain up 7 pm.
Tickets: Adult £5, Child £3. Available now from Bay View Stores and on the door.
Please come and support the hard working, very talented YSADS performers.


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Ysgol Solfach – A Celebration

On Saturday 14 July there will be a special day of events at the school to celebrate Ysgol Solfach. Everyone is warmly welcome to attend. The event will take place from 12 noon – 3 pm. If anyone has any photographs,
old school reports or memorabilia from the school that they would like to share please do get in touch with us: Email: admin.solva@pembrokeshire.gov.uk / 01437 721479.


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Edge Festival

This is the last newsletter before the Edge Festival takes place on 3/4/5 August.
The organisers would like to thank everybody who has helped in the preparation of the biggest festival yet and remember, all the money raised goes back into our community. We appreciate that to some the festival is disruptive and noisy and to those, we apologise, but please consider that it is just one weekend in the year and to date, the overall benefits to the community have been great. The festival is truly intergenerational with events for all ages, ranging from the river walk and beach safari, through dance and workshops to a lecture on architecture and literature. There are sports events for everyone to take part in. This year we have more bands with the welcome return of the Supaskas, who were such a hit last year, and we also have more variety of music ranging from our local Latin, Raul, to loud and proud rock and roll.
There’s still time to volunteer to help, you will not get paid but you will be part of a fun weekend.
A Volunteers meeting will be held in Harbour Inn at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 10 July.


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Treginnis Summer Fete

Friends of Treginnis – Treginnis Summer Fete – Saturday 21 July.
Over the past year, we were able to help 5 schools bring almost 200 children to enjoy everything about the farm and see St Davids. Also, your generosity with donations and events raised enough money for us to bring a group of
children from Grenfell Towers to Treginnis, they had a wonderful time.
These are the reasons we hold the fete each year, so we hope you will attend this year, spend lots of money and help us to do it all over again, and help as many schools as we can come to this beautiful part of Wales. It will be great fun with music, food, drinks, attractions, demonstrations and new this year Circus Whiz, where you can learn circus skills, and dress up as a clown!
The fete will be opened by the Mayor of St Davids, Mike Chant, at 2 pm with the gates opening to the public from 12 noon. We look forward to seeing you all at Treginnis.


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Solva Cinema presents The World Cup Final

Sunday 15 July at 4 pm
Watch the final (whoever it may be) with friends, unlimited amounts of tea and coffee and a slab of home-made cake in the comfortable cafe style of Solva Memorial Hall. £5 entry with all profits towards Solva Community Cinema.
Doors open from 3.30 pm, 4 pm kick off. Everyone Welcome.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:
Thu 5 July: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)
Thu 2 August: Musical – The Greatest Showman (PG)
Thu 6 September: The Shape of Water (15)
Thu 4 October: Finding your Feet (12)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm


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Harbour Inn Beer Festival

The Harbour Inn will be holding a Beer Festival from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July.


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Solva Days Gone

Solva Days Gone By will be holding a reunion in Solva Memorial Hall on Saturday 29 September. Further information to follow.


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Solva WI

The June meeting was as short and concise as we could make it, as it is the month when we go out to visit a garden. Ten members had enjoyed a visit with plenty of refreshments, a walk and plant-buying at the Penrallt Garden at Moylegrove on a lovely day in May and some members took part in the Defibrillator Update Training. Two teams of
members have now taken part in the Pembrokeshire Federation Quiz at the Picton Centre and four members were exhausted after doing the Car Treasure Hunt in the North of the county!
Jilly Missen had enjoyed being an adviser at the ‘Look after yourself’ day at Crundale Hall and urged members to attend next year as there was plenty of interesting and useful information on offer. All members had received a copy of the excellent report from Barbara Biebrach who was our representative at the NFWI Annual meeting held in Cardiff. The only resolution, ‘Mental Health Matters’ was passed with 98% in favour.
Once again we will be participating in the ‘Scarecrow’ Competition in August and members were urged to help. The meeting ended at 2.45 pm which gave us enough time to drive to the DaisyBus Garden, where we appreciated the different planting in the 14 beds and then enjoyed tea and delicious cake and lots of chat. The Book Club met on Friday 29 June and the Walking Group continues to meet on Monday afternoons. Our next meeting will be on Thursday 12 July in Llanunwas Walled Garden with kind permission of Penny & Mike Williams. Members will receive
notification of what they will need to bring.


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Solva Open gardens Event Update

The event held on 16 & 17 June was extremely enjoyable for both the gardeners and the visitors alike, in spite of the very mixed weather. Saturday afternoon sun was most welcome.
Thanks are due to many people:
The Gardeners (8) for all their hard work, Helpers (10) for support, catering and transport, provision of cakes & scones (2). Maria took photos and videos of the gardens so we will have a good record of the event.
£280 was raised for Solva Care from Entrance fees, sale of Refreshments and Poetry books and Donations.


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Church Services

Church Services for July – Rotas for this month’s Church services can be found in Solva Memorial Hall
and in St Aidans church.


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Church fete

This year’s church fete and fun dog show will be held on Thursday 2 August in Parc y Capel.
We are looking for donations of books and bric a brac, if people have anything they would like to donate please contact Sam Probert on 01437 720915 to arrange either a collection or a drop-off point. Many thanks.


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Arts for Life

Inspiration + Vision for the Environment. All age creative activities in St Aidans Church, Solva on Monday 30, Tuesday 31 July and Wednesday 1 August from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm.
Please come and join us to make, create, paint and draw on themes of the environment. There will be tea, coffee and cakes. All very welcome. A family event not to miss.


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RNLI Fundraiser

RNLI – The St David’s RNLI Fundraising Committee invite you to an afternoon Strawberry Cream Tea, in the City Hall, St Davids on Tuesday 31 July from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The cost will be £4 per person. Please do come along and join us.


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Solva AFC Fundraiser

Solva Old Boys vs St Davids Old Boys – Saturday 14 July 2 pm at Maes y Mor.
Come along and watch the annual grudge match and help raise some money for the Solva’s junior and senior teams. There will be a bar and hot food available and plenty of opportunity to get involved in the festivities with a raffle and guess the score. Great prizes on offer! If you would like to play on the day please contact Medi George via imedig@hotmail.com or 07854241589.


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Ysgol Solfach

Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi Transition
As Ysgol Solfach prepares to merge with Ysgol Bro Dewi and Ysgol Dewi Sant to form the new exciting through school, Solva pupils have been taking part in various transition events. Pupils from Reception to Year 6 spent a fun-filled, packed day at Whitesands Bay and had the opportunity to take part in a variety of educational activities in this wonderful setting.
RNLI Assembly
The children enjoyed a wonderful school Assembly given by the RNLI. The talk was about the important work of the organisation and to remind children about keeping safe on the beaches and along the coast line, especially with
the summer holidays fast approaching.
Ysgol Solfach Sports Day
Ysgol Solfach had a wonderful day celebrating the school’s last Sports Day. The event was attended by many parents and grandparents who all came to support the children. It was a closely fought contest between the 2 school houses with Skomer just beating Dewi to win the trophy. Da Iawn Team Skomer!
School Uniform recycling
At the end of term there will be an opportunity for all parents to recycle any old school uniform.
From the 20 July – 1st August please drop off your uniform at the Siop y Bobl at St Davids City Hall.
The uniforms will be being donated to Refugee Camps in Syria and across Europe.


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Solva School PTA Summer Disco

Solva School PTA Summer Disco – Friday 20 July 6 – 8 pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Come along and join in to celebrate the end of another fantastic school year. Great music – hot dogs – pizza – sweets and refreshments available.
School Open Day 14 July 12 – 3 pm. All welcome to celebrate Solva School, as we know it – light refreshments, snacks, family fun and music. Attending will be pupils past & present, staff past & present and, hopefully, the whole Solva community!


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Shalom House event

From July 1 to 31 August – join us for the Shalom Coast Path Challenge. We’d like volunteers to raise money for Shalom House by walking sections of the 184 mile Coastal Path. All we ask is that you pick a section of the path you would like to walk and sign up with us. We can offer either a registration pack to include T shirt and sponsorship form for £10 or you can make a £5 donation via our Just Text Giving – just text SHAL18 £5 to 70070. We’re aiming to raise £500 and we’ll show our progress towards the total challenge on our BIG map at the House and via our Facebook page – so please send us your photos of your walk.
For your registration pack please contact us via Facebook or email: info@shalomstdavids.org or phone 01437 721344. Let’s Do It!


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“Impressions of Pembrokeshire” exhibition

Solva photographer Heather Bennett and ceramic artist Maria Jones are holding a joint exhibition at
the Cloister Gallery in St Davids Cathedral from 17 to 30 July. Everyone is also welcome to attend
the private view of the exhibition on Thursday 19 July at 7 pm, and enjoy a glass of sangria or soft drink.


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