Edge Festival Bursary

The first recipient of the Edge Festival’s Bursary is Cameron Davies, who applied for help with his chosen career in the merchant navy. He will use the money to fund some of the courses he has to undertake at Pembrokeshire College, in order to gain a place in the training academy of a major shipping company. His aim is to gain a skipper’s ticket, which would open up huge opportunities for him. We were pleased to award Cameron a bursary as he
has been a huge help in running the annual festival and we think his career ambitions should be supported. He will be a credit to Solva.
Edge Festival Christmas Dance
The Edge fund raisers are back. The Christmas Dance in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 16 December has a theme – “BE A CHRISTMAS STAR” – and prizes will be awarded for the most sparkling interpretation. There will be dancing to Preseli Pete, dinner by West Coast Catering, bar by Dai Ball and a free noggin to get you in the mood. Let’s celebrate the beginning of the 2017 festive season. Put on your tinsel, throw off your cares and join us. Tickets are already selling well so please book as soon as possible from Gill 07971122963 or Josh at the Harbour Inn.
Also see further down regarding our forthcoming AGM.


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New Solva Christmas market

The new Solva Christmas market will take place in Solva lower car park on Wednesday 6 December starting at 5.30 pm.
There will be live music, mulled wine,arts and crafts plus a visit from the big man himself, Father Christmas!


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Raise the Roof for Shalom

Monday 11 Dec at 7.30 pm in Solva Memorial Hall
A feel-good hour of fun, carols, seasonal songs and much more with Singing for Fun – AND you can join in! FREE, with a retiring bucket collection for Shalom House Care.
SfF’s new term starts on 8 Jan and anyone interested in joining us is most welcome to come along and try us out for free. You can’t read music? You haven’t really sung much before? You’re not sure if you can actually sing? NO problem! There are also groups in Letterston, Newport, Fishguard, Dinas and Moylegrove, with mix ‘n’ match an option. For more info, please contact Anne on 07742 576031 or via the SfF website www.singingforfun.co.uk. Many thanks to those who sang at Solva Woollen Mill’s Christmas Fayre in aid of the Welsh Air Ambulance.


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SADS & YSADS Pantomime 2018

SADS & YSADS present “Once Upon A Time”, a family pantomime involving many familiar panto and nursery rhyme characters to delight and entertain you. There will be audience participation and songs galore. Come and see the fun and antics on Thursday 18, Friday 19 or Saturday 20 January 2018. Tickets on sale at Bay view Stores soon.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA presents

SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA presents
Thursday 7 December: Now you see me (12A)
2018 Films:
Thursday 4 January: Lion (PG)
Thursday 1 February: Dunkirk (12A)
Thursday 1 March: Victoria & Abdul (PG)
Tickets: Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm


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PTA Christmas Bingo update

The Christmas Bingo night at the Cambrian, organised by Solva School’s PTA, was a great success.
Many families attended and with “Eyes Down” there were many prizes won. The star of the night was Isla Davies, winning the “Flyer” round and an enormous hamper.


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Solva WI

Our Annual Meeting on 9 November was preceded by a soup lunch which was much enjoyed by a large turn-out of members. Following a busy but enjoyable and successful Centenary Year, the Annual Reports from Secretary Kathy Davies and President Jane Pascoe were very positive, with optimism for the future. This carried through to the willingness of members to join the committee to replace those who have sadly stood down, having done their share of sterling work: namely Kathy Davies, Delith Williams and Jilly Missen.
Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings up to 3 times before deciding to join.
Our next meeting includes Christmas Tea on Thursday 7 December. We will be decorating a tree for the annual Christmas Tree Festival on Friday 1 December and on Sunday 10 December we will host the Dewisland Carol Service in St Aidans Church at 2.30 pm, which will complete our year of celebrations. Happy Christmas to all.


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Church News

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December: St Aidans Christmas tree festival 10 am-5 pm.
Come along and view trees from different organisations and people in the village and vote for your favourite. On the Sunday there will be a Christmas concert with the Goodwick Community Brass Band starting at 4.30 pm: tickets £5, pay on the door.
Sunday 17 December – Nine lessons and carols at St Aidans Solva: new time of 7.30 pm.
Sunday 24 December: Midnight mass: please note new time of 10 pm.
There will be no services on 25 December in either church but there is a Christmas Eucharist in the Cathedral. There is a flyer in the porch of St Aidans and at St David Whitchurch showing the times and dates of services in the cathedral over the festive period. These times can also be found on the cathedral website and Facebook page.


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Thursday Coffee Morning

Children from Solva School will entertain us again this year a little earlier than usual, on Thursday 7 December. There will be coffee mornings on 14, 21 and 28 December as usual.
Christmas Greetings to all and we look forward to seeing you on those dates.


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Parc y Capel Carol Singing

Monday 18 December at 5.30 pm
We should like to invite you to come and join us at Parc y Capel for the Annual carol singing. We will be joined by the children from Solva school and will meet at 5.30 pm to sing around the tree (or in the Memorial Hall if raining). All are most welcome: refreshments are served in the Memorial Hall, courtesy of the committee, and a visit by Father Christmas is promised. Please do come and join us.


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Christmas Lights

Sponsor a string of Christmas Lights For £20 you can be the sponsor of a string of festive lights that
will have a sign on to show the name of the person or group who is sponsoring.
Sponsored lights will be displayed on a Christmas tree, kindly donated by the Solva Business Group, at the entrance of Solva’s lower car park and it will be illuminated on Wednesday 6 December at 6 pm.
For sponsorship details please contact Bruce Payne, SCC Clerk on 07890 987259 email: brucepayne241@gmail.com


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New Changing rooms

Solva Sailing Club’s project to create a changing room on Trinity Quay is almost complete. After months of work the room created, in part of the upper floor of Kelvin’s Shed, is ready for use. If you’d like to see how the space has
been transformed, we’re open for visitors between 6 and 7 pm on Friday 1 Dec. We’ll be celebrating the project completion with mulled wine and mince pies.
Hope to see you there.


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Steve Robinson Glass

Steve Robinson Glass is leaving Pembrokeshire in December and relocating to Devon. The last day our Gallery is open will be Friday 15 December. Our website and email details will stay the same. Thank you everyone who has visited us in St Davids over the past years.


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Ysgol Solfach

Children in Need 2017 – Pupils raised an amazing £560 for this year’s Children in Need appeal, an incredible amount for such a small school. The pupils paid 50p to wear spots and collected sponsorship to walk their toy/teddy around the school grounds.
Ysgol Solfach girls football team played in the Under 11s Girls Premier League Schools Tournament regional qualifier. Although they are yet to lose a match, they sadly missed out on a place in the next round due to goal difference.
The photo is of the School Council with the equipment they have bought using money raised at the Enterprise Fair and an open afternoon held in school. This equipment is being sent to our link school in the Congo and we hope the pupils there will have lots of fun playing with the equipment they have chosen.
On 7 December the school choir and orchestra will be performing at the Memorial Hall Thursday Coffee morning.
School Christmas Concerts take place in Solva Memorial Hall on Thursday 14 Dec, at 1.30 pm and 6 pm performances. Free entry but there will be a basket for donations. All welcome.


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Pembrokeshire Music Services

Pembrokeshire Music Services joined Welsh Government’s National Musical Instrument Amnesty in November, to help to supply musical instruments to Welsh schools. If you have any unwanted or forgotten string, brass, woodwind or
percussion instruments that the children of Pembrokeshire could give a new lease of life to, they can still be donated to PCC’s Pembrokeshire Music Services: 01437 775202.


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Mosaic Steps Night Swim Fundraiser

On Sunday evening 3 December how would you like to join a full moon swim with Solva’s famous TV stars the “Bluetits” (friends of Robson Green, you know!). Then jump in to a hot tub afterwards. The event starts at Trinity Quay, Solva at 4.30 pm when Santa will be arriving by boat (weather permitting). The short circular swim
will commence at 6 pm. Entry fee is £5 for adults which includes a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie and a sticker, plus certificates for swimmers.
Also there will be a tombola with prizes and a tasty BBQ (meat donated by Jon James – many thanks). Fundraising is for the handrails for The Great Solva Mosaic Project. So please come and have lots of fun and help raise money for this enterprising community project.


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The Great Solva Mosaic Steps Project

The master classes are going well and we are all having a very enjoyable time. Each lesson has involved learning new skills and putting them to good use in making something creative. The frames for the lower steps are ready
for the art fillers, the overall design inspired by the beautiful colours and shapes of the land, sea and sky. We will be displaying the mosaics at the end of our last lesson on Wednesday 13 December at 8 pm in the Memorial Hall. Come along and celebrate this important milestone in our village project. All welcome – for more information contact
Sue Denman 07817 410782.


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Shalom House

Shalom House would like to thank everyone for their continued support – from donations large and small, fundraising activities and Charity Shop donations. The Shop in Fishguard is a great success but we still need your support in providing the goods! Donations for the shop can be made at the coffee morning in the Memorial Hall in Solva every Thursday. Alternatively, drop items off at Shalom House in St Davids, if the trip to Fishguard is not convenient. Happy New Year and Thank you.


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Solva Community Council meeting

Solva Community Council will meet on Tuesday 5
December at 7.30 pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Items:
● Play and Skate Parks
● AFC Refurbishment & Regeneration Project
● First World War commemorative plans
● Planning applications & the PCC Local Development
Plan
● BBC programme “A Restless Year”
● Memorial Benches
● Finance report (SCC budget 2018/19 & Precept)
● Dog Fouling
Members of the local community are welcome. Please let the Clerk (Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you
wish to attend.


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Restorative Justice Week

Police Report – Restorative Justice Week was held between 19-26 November.
Restorative justice is a process which brings victims and offenders into contact, in a safe way and is shown to greatly aid victims in their recovery. If you’d like to know more please email wes.restorativejustice@workinglinkssecure.co.uk or phone on 01554 773736.


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