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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Edge Festival – 2,3,4 August 2019

We are now in the run up to the Fifth Edge Festival. The bands have been booked, as have the writers and workshop providers. It will be the biggest festival to date on 2,3,4 August. Tickets are going well and more food outlets have asked to have an opportunity to feed our festival goers with everything from beefy burgers to
vegan delights with wood fired pizza in between.
Our star act has been nominated for the best Tribute act in the UK and for the first time the bands will perform in front of a 5m wide video screen.
The community makes this festival, no-one reaps any personal benefit, all the profits go into deserving projects and towards supporting the ambitions of our young people. We thank all our personal and commercial sponsors, if you want to make a donation let us know. If you want to volunteer for any of the numerous tasks which range from collecting car park money to guarding the gate, again, please let us know: phone Ifor on 079710 38643. There is no payment for working as a volunteer at the festival but the rewards are immense!


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Summer Dinner Dance

Saturday 13 July – Memorial Hall
Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes – Dinner & Dance for the Provincial Grand Primo’s appeal in aid of Solva Care. A three course dinner with wine, singer, bar and raffle, starting 7.30 for 8pm.
Tickets £25 pp from P.G.P Ken Trice on 01437 729191.

In addition, a coastal path walk, from Porth Gain to Solva (approx 20 miles) will take place on Saturday 22 June (weather permitting), with Arnold Boorman and friends. If you would like to sponsor the group (or join them), phone Arnold on 01437 729346. All funds
raised in aid of Solva Care.


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Solva Regatta 2019

Solva August Regatta – Sunday 11 August, entries: 11am, racing starts: 1pm.
The committee have worked hard over the winter months to produce a new programme for the Solva Regatta that offers something for everyone. They have combined the very beat and most popular offerings from both the Children’s and Adult’s regattas, whilst adding in some new quay-side and water-based activities. It is now a “Community Regatta”. Please come along on Sunday 11 August, to Trinity Quay, Solva and enter or watch the new and exciting Solva Regatta.


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