Winners at Eisteddfod yr Urdd Caerdydd a’r fro 2019

Winner – Gold Medal – Individual Recitation Y7 – 9: Rhydian Rees-Harries
Winners – Gold Medal – Ymgom (Dialogue) Y6 and under:
Llyr Rees-Harries, Llinos Perkins, Megan Gibbins & Megan Thornton
The Urdd National Eisteddfod which is one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals and attracts around 90,000 visitors each year, was held during Whitsun week at Cardiff Bay. Over 15,000 children and young people under the age of 25 competed in various categories such as singing, dancing and performing. They were chosen from around 40,000 competitors across Wales, and won their places following local and regional rounds, held in the spring months leading up to the Eisteddfod.


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RNLI Norah Wortley visit

Trinity quay, Solva – Thursday evening 1 August at 19:20hrs.
The ALB will be visiting Solva harbour on its annual social visit, 150 years after the first lifeboats in Solva harbour. During the visit there will be a “Respect the Water” stand on the quay offering a free life jacket clinic. The aim of the clinic is to ensure that life jackets are fit for purpose before they are needed at sea. All welcome to attend.


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YSADS presents: “Megan and the Golden Key”

Friday 19 July & Saturday 20 July – Memorial Hall.
Curtain up 7.30pm. This wonderful comic fantasy, parodying (amongst other things) science fiction and James Bond, is a delight. Young SADS actors will tell you about a little-known fact that the earth rotates because someone turns the mechanism with a Golden Key, housed in The Mystic Chamber deep in Underland. But what happens when the key goes missing? Come and find out at this year’s Young SADS magical theatrical performance.


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Campaign to save Trecadwgan Farm

On Friday 14 June 2019 a public meeting, attended by around 100 members of the local and wider Pembrokeshire community, was held to gather support to save Trecadwgan Farm from being auctioned by the council. Cris Tomos of PLANED launched a community pioneer share scheme to raise funds to help buy and support the farm for the community, alongside a peer to peer loan scheme, both of which are supported by the Biodynamic Land Trust. Cris is also a county councillor. Also in attendance was Bob Kilmister from PCC who presented the council’s position on the sale.
On Friday 21 June a group of 9 members of the campaign attended a meeting with Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC), demanding that Trecadwgan Farm be removed from sale at auction, on 17 July, in order to allow them further time to consult with the community, in order to formulate a viable way forward. Spokesman Rupert Dunn, spoke of the vision for a community farm and its huge benefit not only to local community, but also the region and beyond and how it could help a “cash strapped” PCC deliver services and uphold its commitments and obligations to the local
community. He also gave examples of other similar ventures around the UK.
Joyce Watson(AM) reminded the Council of its responsibilities under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and questioned whether this had been fully taken into consideration. Joyce also brought the subject up in the Welsh Assembly Plenary on Tuesday 18 June. PCC’s position, however, remains unchanged. Leader David Simpson says he will only remove Trecadwgan from auction upon the deposit of the £50,000 non-refundable deposit, citing legal and procedural restrictions, which the group disputes. The group has written a further open letter to
the council which contains questions, requests and also suggestions with regard to a flexible way forward. Latest update… there will be another Save Trecadwgan, public meeting at Solva Memorial Hall on Friday 5th July at 6.45pm. Where we will share the latest news and invite members of the local community, for their input, ideas and collaboration on the future of the farm. Refreshments and soup will be available. All welcome.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA presents:

Thu 4 July: Mary Queen of Scots (15)
Thu 1 Aug: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Thu 5 Sep: Crazy Rich Asians (12)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm


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Solva Community Cinema AGM

The AGM will be held in Solva Memorial Hall on Thursday 4 July at 6.30 pm before the film screening of Mary Queen of Scots. Complimentary refreshments! Please note we need a number of members to attend to be quorate, so hope to see you there.


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St Davids Surgery wins “Beat Flu” Award

St Davids Surgery wins Public Health Wales “Beat Flu” Award 2019
Each year, Public Health Wales uses its “Beat Flu” Awards to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the incredible effort of individuals and teams in Wales who work hard to raise awareness and promote flu vaccination in Wales.
This year, nominations were received from across Wales and the entries were exceptional, demonstrating efforts positively to influence uptake of flu vaccine in a range of different settings. St Davids Surgery won in the Beat Flu “Primary Care” category. Public Health Wales commented that the Surgery’s annual flu vaccination campaign is a real “team effort” – with GPs, Practice Manager, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistant, Receptionists, District Nurses, Health Visitor and Community Pharmacist all actively contributing to a strong annual campaign.


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