COME TO THE EDGE

Solva’s Edge Festival Friday 3, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August – don’t miss it!


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Solva Regattas

Children’s Regatta: Tuesday 7 August 12:30 hrs (entries from 11:00 hrs)
Inshore Regatta: Sunday 19 August 12:00 hrs (entries from 11:00 hrs)
● Oldest and possibly best Regattas in Wales
● Free to enter, cash prizes, medals to be won
● Entries in Inshore Regatta now 16+
Solva Regatta has evolved over its 130 year history. Over the last few years the committee has found it very challenging to run three separate events in the summer holidays. Solva is a busy village with many events packed into the short summer season. This year the Raft Race was held on Whit Sunday which proved to be a huge success. We are now concerned about the Inshore event on Sunday 19 August, which has seen declining entries. It would be a shame for this great village tradition to fade out. That’s why we need your help. We are asking for ideas:- Could we run the children’s and the adult event on the same day? Could we merge them? Could you help or join the
committee? Could you sponsor a race? Could you organise the Regatta trip – an outing which hasn’t run in the last few years? Could you enter the swimming or kayak races? Or how about donating to the Raffle? The committee would also like to appeal to you for donations, not only to fund prizes, but to cover the costs of organising the events including printing, safety cover, insurance, equipment renewal and administration.
At the regattas we will have the usual attractions, including side stalls, raffle and guess the flags. Louise’s Café on the Quay will be catering for all events with fantastic food and a fully licensed bar. There is no charge for entry to any Regatta event except the Sailing Regatta (£10 per boat, £5 for SSC members) and programmes are free, and available in the village during the Regatta season. The committee would welcome your feedback and
looks forward to seeing you on the quay.


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Solva Scarecrow Trail

Scarecrow Trail Sunday 12 & Monday 13 August
The theme this year is Detectives and/or Villains. Trail maps will be available at Bay View Stores and the Lower Car park between 10.00 am & 2.00 pm each day (£3.50 per map plus competition sheet). More information on building or taking part from Chief Scarecrow on: 01437-721164, 07377059265 or email franhb34@talktalk.net.


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Church events:

Church Services: 12 August at 09:30 am in St Aidans, Solva
26 August at 11:30 am in St David’s, Whitchurch.
The Church fete will be held in Parc y Capel at 2 pm on Thursday 2 August. There will be stalls with bric-a-brac, books, bottles, plants and food plus raffles, cakes & teas (in the Memorial Hall). Plus the popular dog show that will start around 2.30 pm.


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Riding Out

The International Icelandic Horse Federation Youth Cup is taking place in Sweden, between 28 July & 4 August, and 16 year old Cristina Edwards, from Whitchurch, is representing Great Britain – the only British rider to qualify! Fifteen countries will be participating in the week-long event which consists of three days of training, a rest day
exploring the horse culture of Sweden, and three days of competition. The riders will take part in Icelandic sport – oval track competition, pace track, countryside riding, flag race, dressage and new for 2018, Tolt in Harmony.
They must be competent in all discipline and prepared to train hard and to compete at top level competition, plus have a whole lot of fun!
This is Cristina’s second Youth Cup – and we wish her all the best in this exciting international event.
Cristina keeps her Icelandic “Kvika” at Solva Icelandics, which has one of the largest herds of the rare gaited
horses in the UK.


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SOLVA COMMUNITY CINEMA

Presents:
Thu 2 August: The Greatest Showman (PG)
Thu 6 September: The Shape of Water (15)
Thu 4 October: Finding your Feet (12)
Thu 1 November: Mercy (12A)
Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50
Doors open: 7.00 pm / Show: 7.30 pm

Also look out for and put in your diaries:
Thursday 29 November- Our special themed food & film event!


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Solva WI

Yet another garden visit for July’s meeting. Once again, the weather was glorious for this meeting, which always takes place in a member’s garden. Penny & Mike Williams kindly invited us to the Walled Garden at Llanunwas and had thought of everything. Delicious food was supplied by the members. Much chat followed the short meeting
and some members enjoyed a wander around the garden.
Members showed interest in various items in the PFWI newsletter for September onwards. The Book Club met on Friday 27 July but the Walking Group will not restart until September.
Some speakers have already been booked for next year’s programme and members were asked for suggestions.
A preliminary meeting to organise the 2018 scarecrow will take place at Kathy Davies’ house at 10.30 am on Friday 3 August. Please bring any appropriate props – you know who we are “doing”!


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Play Day

Wednesday 1 August – The national day for play. Scolton Manor 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come and help us celebrate a “Children’s Right to Play”. An inclusive free event with lots of exciting play activities. For more information about the free bus service and this family event
go to: www.facebook.com/PlayPembrokeshire


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Solva Days Gone By Reunion

The event will be held on Saturday 29 September in Solva Memorial Hall
Doors open @ 3 pm.
Tickets £10 (including Buffet) – B.Y.O alcohol from:
Helen Thomas 07432648596
Anne Lewis 07974742782
Ann Grey on 07958415758. Any profit will go to Solva Care / Solva Memorial Hall


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Solva Memorial Hall 100+ Club

Solva Memorial Hall 100+ Club final draw for the season results:
1st £50 Keith & Sue Denman number 129
2nd £40 David Smith number 92
3rd £30 Myra Parkinson number 17
The next draw will be in October. Members are requested to make sure their subscriptions are
up to date. Please contact Jonathan Higgins on 01437 720213 to check.


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Solva Heritage Society Events

Thursday 16 August “Then and Now” a film show.
Contributions welcome. Please phone: 017739 158024 or email solvaheritagesociety62@gmail.com.
Other exhibitions commemorating WW1 planned for later.


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Recycled school uniforms

Ysgol Dewi Sant, Ysgol Bro Dewi and Ysgol Solfach
Please donate your old school uniform and any other clothes you no longer need. We are working in partnership with Clynfyw Care Farm and “anaya aid” who are going to help us send the clothes to refugee camps in Syria, Gaza,
Yemen, Greece and France.
Collection point & dates: Friday 20 July – Thursday 2 August at: Siop y Bobl – St Davids
(10:00 am – 3:30 pm – Monday to Friday. Saturday till 1:00 pm). If you missed the collection
date at Solva Memorial Hall in July, please contact Joanne Gibbins at josolva@aol.com


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St Davids & Solva Art Group’s Summer Exhibition

The exhibition opens on the 2 August in St Davids City Hall. This lively group of local artists is bringing together its diverse styles and approaches for The Summer Exhibition. All original art work will be on display with prices to suit all pockets. Open daily from 10 am – 6 pm until Friday 17 August. Look forward to seeing you there!


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Logo Competition

The new SCC logo design competition is underway.
Submissions need to reflect our community spirit and have a simple, modern but relevant theme, which incorporates the words “Solva Community Council” in both English and Welsh and the Solva CP School logo (without the words). Designs are required to be submitted on A4 paper and be capable of still being clear when reduced in size to 3.5 x 2.5 cm. You can submit as many designs as you wish and entries are encouraged from all ages. Please send your submission(s) labelled with your name, email address and telephone number to Bruce Payne (SCC Clerk) either by post (c/o Bay View Stores) or scanned and emailed to brucepayne241@gmail.com by Monday 3rd September 2018.
The winner will be announced on Monday 17 September 2018. The designer of the winning logo will receive a £50 M&S voucher.


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Hit The Wild West Garden Trail!

This is the perfect time to be visiting gardens and nurseries to gather inspiration and collect plants. The Wild West Garden Trail comprises seven venues to allow you to do just that. Each offers something special for trail finders! Pick up a leaflet at any of the locations, get it stamped and claim a free gift. Enter a prize draw if you collect all seven stamps. The gardens and nurseries are: The Perennial Garden & Café, St Davids Plant & Nursery, Fishguard Garden Centre, Daisybus Gardens, Lamphey Court, Greenway Nursery and Hilton Court.


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Advance Notice – Jamie Smith’s MABON

Advance Notice – Jamie Smith’s MABON are returning to Solva Memorial Hall on Saturday 22 September. A band that performs with such enjoyment, excitement, style and wit. For more information please phone 01437 721374.


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Raul Speek Gallery event

The gallery will be holding a Tapas and Jazz Night, at the Old Chapel, on Saturday 11 August at 7.30 pm.
Please come and join us.


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Harbour Inn

The Harbour Inn will be holding a Gin Festival from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 August.


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Caerhys Farm

Caerhys Farm Harvest Party
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 August
Live bands, DJ’s, Farm Tours, Talks and great local food. Tickets £10 for full weekend from TYF (St Davids) or on
door. Caerhys Farm, Berea SA62 6DX

Coca Community Feast – Friday 10 August at 7:00 pm followed by a Ceiligh. Come together for an organic produce three-course communal meal, cooked by Tâ a Mwg. At Caerhys Farm, Berea (near Abereiddy) St David’s SA62 6DX. Local ales and cider will also be available.


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Solva Community Council

Harbour path land slides
Bruce Payne, SCC clerk, convened a site meeting of interested parties to discuss the landslips that occurred over the winter and spring and temporarily blocked the path between the Lower Solva car park and the Sand Quay. The path is on National Trust land but is managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks, who manage most of the Pembrokeshire footpaths. The PCC engineer informed us that the cause of the landslips was water discharging down the slope. The water came from a drain that runs under the main road at the point where the quay road joins the A487. A drain diversion has taken place and it now discharges over the masonry section of the slope. The path will be tidied up by PCNP later in the year. Pembrokeshire County Council will address the subsidence in the quay road in the winter, it will mean closure of the road for a short period but plenty of notice will be given.
Tree Thinning Around the Memorial Cross
The proposal to thin trees to allow a view of the sea from the Memorial Cross has attracted many considered views from Solva citizens. The consensus is to support the proposal but all correspondents have made the point that is important to maintain the rookery. It must be stressed that no wholesale felling of trees has been suggested, only
careful thinning and management. The next step is to produce a detailed plan which will be shared with everyone before a formal application is made to PCNP. It has been encouraging to see so many people giving the matter some thought and expressing their views to the SCC.
Wheelchair and buggy path
The committee, comprising representatives of Solva Care and the SCC, met to walk the possible routes that would allow easy access from the top of the village to Lower Solva, away from the busy road. The proposal to create a mobility and exercise route for all ages has gained a great deal of support within the community and fits with the Hywel Dda Health Board’s stated well-being objectives. A number of routes are being looked at – each posing its own particular challenges.
Barry Cook, the PCC states officer was informed of the project when he attended the SCC meeting on
11 July. When the committee has whittled down the possible routes the proposals will be shared for
you to comment.


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