Lent Coffee Morning

Please join us for a Lent Coffee Morning on Wednesday 17th February from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm in St Aidans Church, Solva.
All welcome

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Tickets will soon be on sale at: Bay View Stores, No. 35, Royal George, Ship Inn, Harbour Inn and Window on Wales.

This is a major fund raiser for Solva Memorial Hall.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Health & Social Services Minister visits Solva

Health & Social Services Minister visits Solva’s innovative care project Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford, visited the small fishing village of Solva to find out more about the Care Pilot Project, recently launched by Solva Community Council to look after residents in need of support, both in Solva and the surrounding area.
The pilot project intends to improve health and quality of life by providing assistance that enables people to stay in their own homes and remain part of the community. Those caring for relatives are also being supported.
The Minister met with members of the Solva Care Committee, including the co-ordinator Lena Dixon, who provided information about the background to the project, how it works practically and how it is developing.
This was followed by a cup of coffee at the regular Thursday coffee morning in Solva Memorial Hall, where Mr Drakeford had the opportunity to talk to both volunteers and service users. The Minister was presented with a ‘Solva Care’ pin to commemorate the occasion.
Mark Drakeford said: “It was a pleasure to be able to visit Solva to learn more about the village’s innovative Care Project. It was great to see members of the community coming together to support those residents who need a helping hand with day to day activities.
“Prevention and early intervention is at the heart of the Welsh Government’s programme to transform social services in Wales. The Solva project is a great example of this action.
“Our goal is to improve outcomes for individuals in need of care and support and their carers. The preventative approach I saw in Solva contributes to this, as well as making the services provided more sustainable.”
Background: 28 local volunteers have signed up to provide pop-in visits, help with shopping, picking up of prescriptions, respite care, dog walking, transport and other forms of assistance. All have been trained to carry out their voluntary work safely and confidentially, are DBS checked and insured. Since the official launch at the beginning of October volunteers have given over 100 hours per month of their time to help fellow residents. The voluntary service is the first stage of an ambitious plan for Solva to build its own not-for-profit social enterprise. In the next stage the service will be extended to full hands on care to ensure that all residents receive timely, appropriate and compassionate care.
Start-up funding has been provided by the Welsh Government and Pembrokeshire National Parks Authority. For further information please contact Lena Dixon: phone: 07805 717556 email: solvacare@solva.gov.wales website: http://solva.gov.wales/solva-care/

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“Harbour route is best”

A walk around Solva Harbour has made it onto a list of Britain’s best 25 walks for winter. Published in the Telegraph, the list cites the best routes, ranging from the Lake District to the South West. Solva was ranked 13th place. The sensational views across St Bride’s Bay and the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline are said to be the highlight of the five mile circuit, along with a 3,000 year-old Iron Age fort. Walkers are directed east to Dinas Fawr, looping back via Pointz Castle, Lochvane and the woodland valley that leads back over the Gribin to the harbour.

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Criminal activity – vandalism – Bees Perish

Sometime between the 9th and 14th January vandals broke into Llanunwas walled garden causing extensive damage. Sheds were broken into, tools including a strimmer were stolen and attempts made to set fire to a shed.

Two beehives were damaged causing the deaths of approximately 15000 bees!

Police are investigating and the forensics team have visited the scene to collect evidence. Results of DNA and fingerprint tests are expected soon. Potential suspects have been named but any further information would be gratefully received.
Information can be given in confidence to PC Trish Dixon at Haverfordwest police station or by dialling 101.

Graffiti has been daubed on two litter bins and the western side of the Lifeboat
shed on Trinity Quay, Solva. It has also appeared in other areas of Solva and
St Davids. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact
the local community police on 0845 330 2000 or 101.

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Pembrokeshire Ukulele Pirates new CD “Hidden Treasure” appeared on BJ Scone’s radio show and was album of the week on Pembrokeshire radio’s Drive Time, in early January. Reviewed in Feb’s edition of Pembrokeshire Life magazine, copies are available at Bay View Stores for £5.00: monies to be donated to Solva Care.

The Pirates will be performing at St Davids Cathedral, as part of a special afternoon of homegrown St Davids (and surrounding areas) talent: Sat 13th Feb at 1.30 pm. The CD will again be available for purchase; monies to be given to Shalom House on this occasion.

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Solva Community Cinema


Thursday 4th February – “45 Years” (15)

Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay & Geraldine James

Thursday 3rd March – “Spectre” (James Bond 007) (12A)

Thursday 7th April – “Suffragette” (12A)

Tickets: Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50

Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm

The 2016 AGM for SCC will be held on Thursday 11th February at 7.30 pm, in the Royal George. All welcome

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