And the winner is… SOLVA SEAFOODS!

Congratulations to Sandy and Jono on winning “Seafood Supplier of the Year” award at the inaugural Food Awards Wales.

The awards aim to recognise the hard work and efforts of the Welsh food industry. Accolades include restaurants, takeaways, gastro pubs, hotel restaurants, cafes and bistros, as well as shine the spotlight on the wonderful local producers who supply their delicious ingredients.

The black tie ceremony was hosted by Capital 1’s breakfast presenter, Polly James, and took place at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff on Monday 11th May.

As well as the Awards, the event also helped raise funds for the official charity partner – Make A Wish Foundation UK – granting magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

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Jono made news again!

And three days later, Jono Made news agagin!

On Thursday May 14 at 1pm St Davids RNLI Tamar class all-weather lifeboat with its volunteer crew, slipped her moorings to go to the aid of a 10 metre fishing vessel, which had suffered total engine failure.
The casualty vessel Zolotoy (Jono’s boat) which had 2 persons onboard, was in position to the south of the Bitches rocks. The lifeboat arrived on scene within 10 minutes, where the crew secured a tow rope to the casualty, and took it under tow to Solva harbour.
After arriving at Solva and making sure that the casualty was safely moored, the lifeboat then returned to St Justinian, arriving back at 2.35pm.

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A487 Newgale Road – SBG summary of Adaptation Plan

Solva Business Group summary of Adaption plan.

PCC has now summarised the responses to the initial consultation (32 emails, 2 letters and 1 letter to the paper!) and have produced the Newgale Adaptation Plan for everyone to comment on.
This details 7 Objectives, the most significant of which identifies Newgale as being within the National Park (NP). It states where there is a conflict between conservation and the duty of the NP to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities, then legislation requires that greater weight is attached to the primary purpose of conservation! There follows 6 action points, these actions include:
· Identifying the properties at risk from flooding/erosion/increased traffic nuisance.
· Development of community flood risk plan
· Improvement to the current diversion route
· Continue to manage the shingle bank until there is another scheme in place
· Ongoing community engagement – create website and nominate a specific contact in PCC.
The Adaptation Plan is on PCC website and they welcome comments from anyone at anytime. SBG would like to add that the importance of the A487 Newgale Road, as the main artery supplying all of us who live on the peninsular, cannot be underestimated. Please let PCC know how important this issue is to us all. and

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Over the three performance nights of “The Importance of Being Ridiculous” a collection for the waitresses was taken with a total amount of £117.61 being given: thank you all who donated. The waitresses decided to give the money to the Appeal for the Children of Nepal – Earthquake crisis.
Well done girls (and one boy)!
Also congratulations to Sam Bramley (YSADS) who successfully auditioned for a place with the ‘Young Actors Studio’ (YAS). Organised by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Sam is one of 12 successful candidates, and will start a once a week class for three terms in September. SADS are delighted to be able to provide financial support. sam

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The next meeting of Solva WI will be held at Llys y Frân Counrty Park & Reservoir, on Thursday 11th June at 2pm. After a short business meeting there will be afternoon tea and a chance to explore the area. If you wish to attend please contact Jill Iles on 721979 to arrange a lift.

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Mind Your Step – Local resident falls outside the Memorial Hall

Vera Hopkins took a very nasty tumble on 30th April. Vera’s accident happened almost directly outside the main entrance to Solva Hall. The trip was caused by a raised concrete lip – which has now been rectified by PCC thanks to the swift action of Cllr Lyn Jenkins. Vera, now on the road to recovery, would also like to thank Lindsey Richards and Mike Faulkner who came to her rescue on the day.

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The Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates presented a cheque of £379.50 to ShelterBox, the disaster relief organisation.

Each ShelterBox contains crucial items like a tent, thermal blankets, cooking equipment, a water purification unit and solar powered lights. The boxes are delivered to the scene of an emergency by their own volunteer response teams. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the supporter care team on 01326 569782 or

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