The Police & Crime Commissioner’s survey

The survey ends on Monday 2 Sept. If you wish to give your your views /experiences of contact with and the response of Dyfed-Powys Police, you can access the survey at:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MQLW7D3. or contact 01267 226440 / opcc@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk


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Pembrokeshire Waste Changes

There have been many discussions regarding this Autumn’s changes to the refuse service, with a display at the County Show and the release of the PCC video. If any resident of Solva ward has concerns, I would be happy to discuss the changes with them. Please call or text 07976 553912 or email cllrmark.carter@pembrokeshire.gov.uk.
We can make this work best if everyone gives it a fair chance and understands how it works.
Thank you Cllr Mark Carter.
Please visit this link to view how waste will be collected: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMq9YVP2i0Q


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Trecadwgan Farm – Update

Friday 23 August was the deadline, set by PCC, for the submission of a funding plan, which laid out how the Trecadwgan Community Group, intends to fund the purchase of the farm.
Despite many questions put to PCC still remaining unanswered, not least a final purchase price, a plan was put forward together with a supporting letter from Triodos Bank who have expressed a wish to help fund the purchase. Triodos is a market leader in ethical banking and has helped fund numerous other community ventures.
Their keen interest in this project means they are developing a novel method to enable the farm to be purchased by the Community. A further community meeting was held on Wednesday 28 August in Solva Memorial Hall, where the group expanded on the vision for the farm, consulted with and answered questions from the local community, and campaign leader Rupert Dunn also gave a talk on Agroecology and how it might fit into the development of the farm.
However, the farm still remains on the open market and the group waits nervously for a response from PCC, with regards to their funding plan.
For further information contact: Rupert Dunn (campaign leader) 07955 387614, Gareth Chapman
(general information and press liaison) 07900 411952 or trecadwgan@gmail.com


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Solva Care

News: Magic course update
This was one of the first intergenerational projects, involving children, set up by Solva Care and it was open to up to 12 people of any age (minimum 11 years), and it was fully subscribed.
The aims of the project were to:
• bring generations together in an enjoyable and social activity.
• enhance the well-being of participants and increase their confidence,
self-esteem, hand-eye coordination/dexterity, memory skills and enjoyment.
• improve the participants’ interest in community activities.
• give the participants the opportunity to perform with Tom at an event in the village.
The Outcome:
• all participants reported gaining high levels of enjoyment from the project and an improved sense of well-being.
• many learnt new skills or reinforced those that they already possessed.
• new social connections across the ages were also facilitated.
Thank you Tom Thumb for a very inspiring 8 weeks!
Volunteer with Solva Care!
Are you taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award or Welsh Baccalaureate in school? If you are, Solva Care may be able to help you with the volunteering part. And you would be helping out in the community. Please contact Lena Dixon on 07805 717556
Would you like help with shopping?
Solva Care can help with this. Give a list to one of our volunteers, who will do the shopping for you and deliver it to your door. Contact Lena for more information.
Come along to Theatr Gwaun and watch “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. Join a group from Solva for the afternoon of Thursday 5 September at 1.30pm. We can help with transport. We will be pre-booking tickets so let us know asap if you would like to attend. Please contact Lena Dixon on 07805 717556.
Friday Club Update
5 July: The Cathedral Bells once again enthralled us with their diversity of song. This was followed by gentle movement with Helen.
12 July: Rosita joined us once again with her wide repertoire of songs. Carol-Ann followed this, presenting an artefact that stimulated interest for a very productive memory session revitalising stories, scenarios and experiences.
19 July: Solva Ukulele Pirates once again provided fun and entertainment for the whole session.
26 July: Tony and his band joined us once again and entertained for a full session to an appreciative and responsive audience. Friday club resumes on Friday 6 Sept with Tom Thumb – Solva’s own magician!


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Coast Path Challenge

Shalom House would like to thank all walkers from near and far for stepping out to complete the Coast Path Challenge – as it draws to a close we have raised over £1500! Brilliant. Thank you. We’ve also been successful in our application for a grant from the Enhancing Pembrokeshire Fund and will be upgrading our boilers and our fancy Jacuzzi bath. Then we will be able to ensure all clients can access such delights, confident of lots of hot water! Date for your diary – Friday 18 Oct there will be a fundraising concert in the Cathedral with Male Voice Choirs. Sure to be good! More details next month.


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Solva AFC – New Solva AFC kit continues Luke’s Stand Up To Cancer message

The family of inspirational cancer fundraising campaigner Luke Harding has donated new kit to Solva AFC in his memory, which features four words that perfectly sum up the way he battled the illness – Stand Up To Cancer.
Luke, who played for Solva for around a decade, raised more than £30,000 for Withybush Hospital’s Ward 10 and local charities following his diagnosis with stage four lung cancer in 2016. Medi George, Secretary of Solva AFC said: “Luke played football with the same dedication and energy with which he battled cancer and it is an honour for our club to be able to continue his message in this way. We are extremely grateful to Alex, Peter and the Harding family for this kind gesture and it is fitting that our players were able to wear the kit for the first time in the final of the first annual Luke Harding Memorial Cup.” The kit was unveiled at Fishguard Sports’ ground before the final of the competition, with Goodwick United 2nds running out eventual 3-1 winners against Solva 2nds. The tournament also included Fishguard Sports and Letterston, which Luke also represented. Ruth Amies, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Wales, said: “We are extremely grateful to Luke’s family and to Solva AFC for supporting Stand Up To Cancer which funds life-saving research in Wales and across the UK. The new kit is a wonderful tribute to Luke who fund raised tirelessly throughout his diagnosis and we are thrilled the players wore the new kit for the first time this week.”


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Bottle Stall – Solva Fireworks Fundraiser

The bottle stall at the Edge Festival raised over £200 towards this year’s fireworks display, and we are now close to our target. Many thanks to all those who donated and bought tickets. Also thanks to the Edge Festival for providing the stall and to Bay View Stores for helping round up bottles. Vicky Barker.


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St Davids & Solva Surgeries – get your NHS flu jab this autumn!

The first deliveries of this season’s flu vaccines are expected during September.
Again this year, there will be 2 different adult flu vaccines available, depending on patient age – this may lead to staggered deliveries and clinics. You are eligible for a free NHS flu jab at your Surgery if you are:
Aged 65 or over
Or have – Diabetes; Asthma or COPD; Heart Disease; Kidney Disease; Liver Disease; Pregnancy; a BMI of 40 or over; a condition affecting the brain or nervous system; or a condition affecting the immune system or spleen.

Flu spreads easily – flu viruses can survive as particles in the air, or on surfaces such as door handles for
several hours. So one person with flu can infect many others. Flu isn’t just a bad cold – becoming ill with flu can lead to serious complications if you’re an older person, or if you have any of the above chronic conditions. It can develop into bronchitis or pneumonia, which could lead to a stay in hospital or even death in some cases. The most effective way to protect you and your family is to have a flu jab. Both St David’s and Solva Surgeries aim to start running flu clinics from September, before the viruses start to circulate. If you are eligible for an NHS flu jab please phone your GP Surgery for an appointment from early-September onwards (when we will have a better idea of firm delivery dates and clinics). If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please ring your Surgery and we will check for you.
St Davids Surgery: 01437 720303 / Solva Surgery: 01437 721306.


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Solva Boat Owners Association

Please note that Trinity Quay and the Sand Quay are private property and parking is restricted to badge holders only. The HM will allow quick dropping off and picking up. Members must ensure that their car stickers are displayed in a prominent position in their cars. As we have previously stated we should not rely on the HM or committee to police our property; it is the responsibility of all members and that includes reminding people that dogs must be on leads. We also remind people verbal and abusive behaviour is not acceptable.
The Lift out is scheduled for Wednesday 2 October. Lift instructions and storage locations will be sent out shortly.


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The Bug Farm

We are thrilled to have launched a new range of insect-based food with Selfridges and the Celtic Manor Resort. Food made from insects is a sustainable, ecologically sound food choice, full of protein and other important nutrients!
For more info please visit our website: https://www.bugfarmfoods.com


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Trecadwgan Community Farm Group

Community meeting on Wednesday 28 August at 7pm in Solva Memorial Hall.
Please join the group for the first of their Roundhouse meetings. The “Roundhouse” is a place where we share food, update and further consult with the community over the development of Trecadwgan Farm and also further expand on the vision through a series of informative talks. This month: Agroecology-Farming for a sustainable future by Rupert Dunn


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Peninsula Local Energy Action Group

Another stimulating opportunity to engage in creating our communities’ energy future…  Thursday 22 August at Solva Memorial Hall, starting 7:30pm. All welcome.


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PCC video that explains how waste will be collected…


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The Edge is Here!

The biggest ever Edge Festival takes place in Solva on 2/3/4 August.
Advance ticket sales are going really well so try to get yours now and avoid queuing at the gate, or, worse still, being locked out!
The pocket programme is in the shops and pubs of Solva but it is already out of date in that we have an additional surprise act! Once again a huge thank you to the community that is now whole-heartedly supporting this voluntary, fundraising event. Individuals have donated cash, bought raffle tickets and volunteered to help. If you want to join the Edge Voluntary Army let Ifor Thomas know on 07971 038643. We still have some slots to fill!
The volunteers induction meeting will take place on the festival field at 6pm on Thursday 1 August in the Greenscar Bar. Please come and enjoy the range of exciting food from our stall holders, catering for all tastes, washed down with a range of alcoholic and soft drinks, including a huge collection of ales, cider, wine and of course our very own Solva Gin. See you there!
The Edge Festival has sponsored the purchase of polo shirts for our local RNLI lifeboat crew based at St Justinian. On Tuesday 23 July a formal presentation was made to the Lifeboat Coxswain Dai John.
There will be a bottle stall at the festival, to raise funds for 2019 Solva fireworks display. It will be up and running on Saturday 3 August at about 3:30pm in the marquee. Donations for the stall (pop, wine, beer, whatever you’ve got spare) will be very gratefully received, and can be left at Bay View Stores or collected by Vicky (call Vicky on 07748 352889). Please attach a label to any donation with your name or business, if you would like a mention on our sponsors’ board.


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Scarecrow Trail 2019 – Sunday 11 & Monday 12 August.

The theme this year is Musicals (stage or screen).
Trail maps will be available from outside Bay View Stores and in the Harbour car park from 10:30 am each day. For further information on the trail and registration for scarecrow-makers, please call Fran Barker on 07377 059265 (text or message) or email: fran34hb@gmail.com.


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Solva Regatta – Sunday 11 August

A new regatta programme,which combines the Solva Inshore (adult) regatta and the Children’s regatta into one event, is to held on Sunday 11 August, with entries being taken from 11 am and the regatta starting at 1pm. The committee would greatly appreciate your support on the day, by giving of donations, or even sponsoring an event. Details on www.solvaregattas.co.uk.


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St Davids & Solva Art Group

We are looking forward to seeing you at our forthcoming Summer Art Exhibition, which opens on Wednesday 31 July and runs through to Friday 16 August in the City Hall in St Davids. It will be open from 10am – 6pm daily and entry is free. This local group presents original art work in a variety of mediums and styles. Something for every pocket. Come and see for yourself.


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Solva Community Cinema

Presents:
Thu 1 Aug: Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)
Thu 5 Sep: Crazy Rich Asians (12)
Thu 3 Oct: The Green Book (12A)
Thu 7 Nov: The Wife (15) + a simple meal will be available, details to follow!
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm

Solva Community Cinema AGM Update – We had a well-attended AGM on Thursday 4 July – many
thanks to those who came along.


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Church in Wales summer Fete and Fun dog show.

Thursday 1 August at 2pm in Parc y Capel.
Stalls: bric-a-brac, books, plants, bottle, raffle, plus tea & cake (in the Memorial Hall) and the famous dog show!


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Solva Memorial Hall 100 Club

Results for July Draw:
1st £50 No. 114 – The Late Mrs Mel Calder
2nd £40 No. 3 – Mrs Jane Holland
3rd £30 No. 7 – Mrs Pat Mayoh


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