Changes to waste & recycling centres from 3 June 2019

When visiting the Waste & Recycling Centres (WRCs):
All bagged materials that you bring to the WRCs will be opened and checked to show our team that they do not contain recycling before it can be placed in the general waste skip. You can make your visit easier by sorting recyclable from non-recyclable materials at home so that you can place items in the correct containers. Only non-recyclable items will be allowed in the general waste skip. The items as illustrated below can be recycled at our WRC’s so please keep them out of your general waste bag:

Did you know that over 40% of waste thrown in the general waste container at our WRCs could have been either recycled or reused?
Pembrokeshire Council needs to increase the amount that we recycle to meet Welsh Government targets. If we miss these targets, we will be fined. We currently recycle 60% of our waste, but we need to recycle 64% by next year and 70% by 2024/25. These improvements will help meet those demands and improve our environment.
01437 764551 / www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/wastechanges


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:
Thu 2 May: The Children Act (12)
Thu 6 June: Mission Impossible – Fallout (12)
Thu 4 July: Mary Queen of Scots (15)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm


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Parc y Capel Fete

Monday 27 May bank holiday 2-4pm
Come and spend some time (and money) at a variety of stalls and attractions (including plants, books, bric a brac and the famous dog event) at this year’s major fund raising event. Plus buy your sunflowers for judging at the Edge festival and enjoy tea and cake in the hall.
The Goodwick Brass band will also be playing. Treats not to be missed!


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Solva Regattas

The Raft Race – Friday 31 May. Entries: 3pm, construction: 4pm, race starts: 5pm.
Solva August Regatta – Sunday 11 August, entries: 11am, racing starts: 1pm.


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St Davids Church – Whitchurch

It has been brought to the attention of SCC that the church is in a sad state of disrepair, in particular the roof, and the building suffers from damp, has no heating, electricity or toilets. It should be a valued community asset, used not only for normal church services but also for community events such as concerts,
historic talks etc. Much work and money is needed to transform the church into a warm and welcoming place, but the initial challenge is to secure funds for general repairs. The SCC Chair is in the process of contacting the Diocesan Office to raise concerns about the decaying state of the church and request that immediate repair funds be allocated. If you have the same concerns, please write to the Diocesan Office, Abergwili, Carmarthen SA31 2JG in support of saving St Davids Church.


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New Wildlife Art Gallery & Print Service in Solva

A story that began in Africa twenty years ago reached fruition last month in Solva with the opening of a new wildlife art gallery called Rookwood at Llanunwas, and an exhibition of paintings.
Dr Rob Davies who has dedicated much of his life to conservation of wildlife in Africa and Wales set out to illustrate all of the birds of prey in Africa for a field guide with friend and co-author American Bill Clark. The original plates for the book, prints and signed copies of “African Raptors” are now on show and on sale at Rookwood Gallery. The gallery is also showing the work of other artists and photographers and the studio has state of the art camera, editing and printing services for reproductions of fine art and photographs. The gallery is open daily between 10am and 3pm, just follow the signs on the left as you leave Solva on the
St Davids road. www.rookwoodstudios.com


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SMHMC AGM

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Solva Memorial Hall Management Committee on Tuesday 21 May at 6pm in the Memorial Hall. All welcome to attend.


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Scarecrow Trail 2019

Sunday 11 and Monday 12 August.
The theme this year is: Musicals (Stage or screen). Sign up now for your Musicals related Scarecrows. First come, first served as far as choice of character/theme is concerned.
Contact Fran at 07377 059265 (text or message) or email fran34hb@gmail.com


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For Sale!

Near-brand new Blomberg dishwasher (used 4 times).
Solva Memorial Hall has been given an industrial dishwasher. The new domestic one purchased just before
Christmas is now no longer needed.
It cost the hall £379.99 and offers will be considered, not less than £250. Call Peter on 01437 720111.


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Solva WI

The meeting on Thursday 11 April was preceded by a delicious shared lunch provided by the members. In the absence of the President, the meeting was chaired by one of the Vice Presidents, June Higgins, who welcomed everyone – including a returning visitor – and thanked the members for the food contributions. Items discussed included the Dewisland Group Spring meeting and the PFWI Annual Quiz both having been attended by members and enjoyed. Future dates include the 2019 Annual Meeting and the Spring Council Meeting on Saturday 11 May.
The talk by Dr Sam Langdon on “Adders are Amazing” was considered brilliant. She told us about the worrying decline in the adder population and how this is an indication of the general decline in native wildlife. She encouraged us to keep dogs on leads on the coast path and to leave our stone hedge banks unscathed. She also pointed out that although adders have had a bad PR, there have been far fewer deaths from adder bites in the UK than other causes such as road accidents. They are shy creatures and are not aggressive unless frightened.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 9 May at 2pm when we welcome back Sheena Crossley, who will entertain us (as ever!) with an illustrated talk on “Gardening with Herbs”.


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Easter Coffee Morning

On Thursday 18 April the Memorial Hall was the place to be! The Craft Group were holding a sale of their
wares, Myra was raffling her home-made Simnel Cake, there was a craft raffle and all the usual donations were put towards the provision of a Defibrillator at Gwyn’s Top Shop. Thelma was the lucky winner of the cake and Celia won the Craft item. Thanks to the huge generosity of all concerned £200 was raised for this good cause.


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Churches of St Aidan and St David 100+ club

The fourth and final draw for 2018/19 took place on Sunday 21 April:
1st prize £70 Eirlys John No.56
2nd prize £45 Stewart Neal No.34
3rd prize £30 Sarah Phillips No.91


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Parc-y-Capel 100 club

Draw winners:
1st £50 Jono Voyce number 67
2nd £30 Ivor Walker number 54
3rd £20 Christine Daykin number 45


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Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates

As of Tuesday 2 April the PUPS changed their regular Thursday evening sessions to Tuesday evenings, at 8pm in the Royal George. New players and visitors are always welcome, whether you are a beginner or an experienced Uku plucker. If you would like some guidance or to try a ukulele before joining in with our group please contact Jonathan Higgins on 01437 720213 or Mike & Penny Williams on 01437 721538.


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Church in Wales services

Sunday 5 May – Joint LMA service at LLanhywel church @10am
Sunday 12 May – Morning worship at St Aidans Solva @ 9.30am
Sunday 19 May – Holy Eucharist at St Davids Whitchurch @ 9.30am
Sunday 26 May – Holy Eucharist at St Aidans Solva @ 11.30am
Any changes to the services e.g times and locations will always be put on our Facebook page and the whole list of services across the Greater Dewisalnd LMA can be found on the GDLMA website.
The Church Fete & Fun Dog show will be on Thursday 1 August at 2pm and held at Parc y Capel.


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SCC meeting

Solva Community Council SCC will meet on Wednesday 1 May at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda:
● Discussion with Welsh Water officers re sewage capacity
● Community Land Trusts
● Community Recognition Awards 2019
● Solva Tourist Association
● Solva Logo competition
● Play & Skate Parks
● PCC Cycle Path (Haverfordwest to St Davids)
● AFC project
● Solva Path Project
● Finance report
● Planning applications
● Local concerns
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 Community Council AGM

Reminder – Wednesday 8 May 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall. Everyone is invited. Tea, Coffee and Welsh Cakes will be served. This year’s AGM will include, for the first time, awards to the:
● Outstanding Community Volunteer
● Outstanding Youth Champion
● Outstanding Community Fundraiser
● Outstanding Contribution to Solva Life
A Cheese and Wine evening will follow the AGM


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Community Consultation – Play Parks New Equipment

Solva Play Parks New Equipment Reminder – Community Consultation
Wednesday 8 May 2019 in the Memorial Hall at 5pm.
Invitation to Families, Children & Young People of our Local Community.
Solva Community Council will showcase 3 different designs for the Gamlin and Upper play parks. Please come along to look at the proposals and help in the decision making process. It’s our pleasure to serve children
a complimentary meal at 5:30pm. Soft drinks will also be available.


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Logo Competition

Solva Tourist Association Logo Competition Reminder
The new logo will be used on all Solva Tourist Association literature, a new Solva tourism app and anything else that needs the logo. The designer of the winning logo will receive a £60 M&S voucher.
We’re looking for something that reflects our community and has a simple, modern but relevant
theme. Guidelines:
● We are looking for an original design
● Must include the word “Solva” in both English and Welsh
● Must include a view of Solva harbour
● Your submissions should be on an A4 size paper
Please send your submission(s) labelled with your name, email address and telephone number to Bruce Payne (SCC Clerk) either by post (c/o Bay View Stores) or emailed to brucepayne241@gmail.com by Monday 6 May.
Winner announced on Monday 20 May.


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Memorial Cross

The first phase of work to manage the woods by the Memorial Cross has been completed, with the National Trust and Parks thinning out some of the trees. There’s still a bit more to do but already you get a clearer view of the sea from the cross and the removal of dead wood has allowed a huge increase in the number of snowdrops this year. The National Trust will now carry out regular management of the woods and there will be a call for volunteers to help, so keep an eye on the Newsletter if you want to help.


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