BOAT JUMBLE SALE – Friday 30th Sept in Willie’s Shed, Trinity Quay at 10am – ALL WELCOME
Pots, Ropes, Buoys, nets, electrical tools, hand tools, torches, pumps, gauges and loads and loads more!
If anyone wishes to sell their own boat jumble, please contact me: Jan 01437 721571 /

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Apologies for Absence

Minutes of the AGM meeting held on 10 March 2016

Chair’s report

Treasurer’s report

Appointment of officials

Chair – Josh Phillips

Vice Chair – Dan Jones

Treasurer – Gill Thomas

Secretary – Ifor Thomas

Presentation of Donation Cheques

Any Other Business

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Edge Festival Report

Over the weekend of 5th, 6th 7th August Solva hosted its second Edge Festival which nearly a thousand people attended. The Festival is the culmination of a whole year of Edge fundraising activities.
What were the highlights of this year’s festival? — take your pick. Rock bands, poets and writers, a Roald Dahl write-alike competition (won by Skye Bramley), cooking demonstrations, foods of various kinds (including insects!), the Real Ale festival, a superb sunflower competition (thanks Mike Williams), presentations (thanks Dr Lou Luddington), a bat walk, Music, Battle of the bands, Sports – football, rugby, a kayak expedition, Swim to the Edge and the grand raffle prize (won by Damian Davies). Wow!
So how does the community benefit? The festival itself made a profit of £2,500. The Edge Festival closes its yearly account with £10,000 in the bank. Shortly the committee will allocate its distribution of funding, with the Youth Club high on the list of candidates to receive a donation.
A Huge “Thank You Solva” for supporting the community festival, we will be back with our
first fundraiser in October.

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Solva Scarecrow Trail 2016

This was the most successful year so far with 28 scarecrows (plus 1 late entry), over 70 maps sold and 39 entries in the competition. There were many favorable comments from those who enjoyed a family day exploring Solva. We raised about £350 for Solva Memorial Hall Funds, including nearly £100 from the “Win a Scarecrow” competition (thanks to Carol Ann) and a welcome donation from Café on the Quay.
The results – Out of 39 entries for “Children’s book characters”
Competition Winners: Caitlin Pratt (visiting Solva); Reid Family (from Cheltenham); Jane Wilde (Solva). Very Close: Chris Gibbins (Solva); the Twitchens (St Davids); Thompson Family (C. Down).
Participants Votes:
Best Scarecrow Winner: Paddington Bear (No 15)
Many Votes: Big Friendly Giant (No 12), Mrs Tiggywinckle (No 21), Very Hungry Caterpillar (No 1)
Scariest Scarecrow Winner: Wolf from red Riding Hood (No 14)
Many Votes: Gangsta Granny (No 26)
Funniest Scarecrow Winner: The Twits (No 17)
Many Votes: (Where’s) Wally (No 20)

Full list of Scarecrows:
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar        16. Mr McGregor & Peter Rabbit
2. 101 Dalmations                                17. The Twits
3. Tinkerbell                                         18. Pippi Longstocking
4. Tin -Tin                                            19. Three Little Pigs & Wolf
5. Jack & the Beanstalk                      20. (Where’s) Wally
6. Piglet                                                 21. Mrs Tiggiwinkle
7. Saucepan Man                                 22. Anne of Green Gables
8. Doc MacStuffins                              23. Princess & Pea
9. Robinson Crusoe                             24. Bruce Bogtrotter
10. Eeyore                                            25. Mary Poppins
11. Miffy the Rabbit                            26. Gangsta Grannie
12. Big Friendly Giant                        27. Robin Hood
13. Mister Greedy                              28. Aslan
14. Wolf/Red Riding Hood                 29. Mutant Ninja Turtle – Not in competition
15. Paddington Bear
Many thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all scarecrow builders.

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Sunflower Contest Results

Overall winner and best in show: Andy Robinson (the flower not Andy!)
Biggest flower face: Richard Pascoe
Best Children’s flower: Celyn Probert
Shyest flower: Josie Beckett
Most like it’s owner: Betty Temple

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In the fun dog show held on 4th August at Parc y Capel Church Fete the winners were:

Most Unusual cross breed: Honey (Retriever x Sprocker) with Kathy
Child Handler: Chips with Austin
Best Puppy: Sonny with Kristen
Best Veteran: Binka with Betty
Best Rescue: Lola with Dena
Best Trick: Daphne with Harriet
Waggiest Tail: Duffer with Dan
Dog the judge would like to take home: Honey with Kathy.
Many thanks to all who took part. Special thanks also to our judge, Syd Gates and our helpers, Ann, Penny and Lynne plus our sponsors, Solva Dog Walkers (Ann, Moira, Maggie,
Celia, Peter, Penny and Lena).

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Thank you to all who have already donated.

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