Trecadwgan Farm Update

It has been all systems go in our fight to buy the Farm for the community.
The Steering Group has been busy writing a business plan for a Bank loan, and also a funding plan for PCC. Donations can be made through our website and soon we will be announcing how our supporters can invest through seed loan funding. The fight is not over though. We will be up against private developers in bidding for the farm and must have our offer in by the end of October: a sum likely to be in excess of £500K.
Following our community meeting on 28 August some of you said a letter template would be useful to guide you in writing a letter of support to PCC . All this can be found on our website: https://www.savetrecadwganfarm.org.
More info from Rupert Dunn Tel 07955 387614 and Gareth Chapman Tel 07900 411952.
A walk to Trecadwgan Farm
Would you like to go on a lovely short walk, hear all about the plans for the Farm and show your support for the Campaign at the same time? Then please join Gerald Miles, Members of Solva Community Council and Mollie Roach on Saturday 12 October for an hour that includes a 30 minute round trip on foot and a 30 min talk and tour. Meet at bridge in lower Solva opposite the Cambrian Inn at 10.45am wearing stout shoes or trainers. If weather very bad please contact Sue Denman on: 07817 410782 or Jessie Buchanan 07810 071826.


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For Sale!

Near-brand new “Blomberg”dishwasher.
Solva Memorial Hall has been given an industrial dishwasher, thank you Joy Dixon. The new domestic one purchased
just before Christmas is now surplus to requirements. It cost the hall £379.99 and is offered at £290. Call Peter on 01437 720111.


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Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 6 March at 7pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Items on the agenda:
● Discussion with Welsh Water officers
re sewage capacity
● Solva street lights
● Solva Tourist Association
● Development of Solva tourism app
● SCC AMG
● Play & Skate Parks
● AFC project
● Solva Fireworks Display 2019
● Solva Path Project
● Finance report
● Planning applications
● Local concerns
Members of the local community are welcome to attend. Please let the Clerk (Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you
wish to come along.


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Solva Regattas

Following the success of holding the Raft Race in May, the committee was lucky with the weather for the Children’s and Inshore Regattas. As always Mike Williams’ witty commentary kept the audience amused, while Pat Rees and Pru Johnson added a touch of glamour to the prize giving (they were the only ones not wet or exhausted – that was entrants and the committee). We hope all that attended had a great day and the committee is incredibly grateful for the donations, support and goodwill from locals and visitors.
It was hoped holding two events rather than three in the busy month of August might help the number of entries for the regattas, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. Some races had to be cancelled in the children’s regatta or combined due to lack of entries, boats or kayaks.
While maintaining the village tradition of the Regattas is recognised as important (with a 130 year history), it’s clear that the format may need to evolve in order to remain successful. One possibility might be for the committee to consider combining the two events into one day but as yet we are uncertain; some events would have to be left out. We definitely think more events involving parent and child would be preferable.
We really would love to know your opinion about this. Which events were enjoyable? Would a pre-regatta practice have encouraged you or your children to enter? At what point did your attention wander? What would keep you and your family entertained all day on the quay? How important is it to keep “proper” skills balanced with “novelty” events? What can we learn from other events around the county? Please let us know – email Chairman Steve Probert steve@solva.co.uk, comment on the facebook page or talk to a committee member. We are Steve Probert, Rachel Jones, Mike and Penny Williams, David Perry, Josie Lloyd, Penny Lewis, Iain Robestson Steel, Jane Wilde, Sarah Edwards, Sarah Phillips and Bella Prickett. We really value the opinion of the village.
Change can be exciting, but we must be cautious not to break tradition.


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Solva Surgery – A New Face

Solva Surgery welcomes a new Locum GP to work alongside our Senior GP, Dr Sujan Dhaduvai.
His name is Dr Shanker Sivaprakasam (Dr Siva) and he started with us at the beginning of September. He has been a GP in the Pembrokeshire area for many years and is a very experienced family doctor.


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St Davids & Solva Surgeries – Flu Vaccinations 2018

All GP Practices in the UK are receiving two types of flu vaccine this year – which type of flu vaccination you are given will depend on your age.
We are expecting staggered deliveries of each type of vaccine from September until November. This means that you may be offered your flu jab slightly later or earlier than usual – but please be assured that patients will be vaccinated before flu starts to circulate, typically in mid-December. We will open up age-specific Flu Clinics as and when we receive deliveries of the appropriate vaccinations. Receptionists will ask your date of birth when you book your flu vaccination appointment, to ensure we have the correct flu vaccine in stock for you.
Please check the Practice websites and the Waiting Room notice boards over the next few weeks for details of Flu Clinics and more information on flu vaccination. Thank you for your co-operation.


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Solva Surgery Missed Appointments

Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments through patient’s failing to attend without informing the surgery, it has become necessary to implement the following policy:
IF YOU REPEATEDLY FAIL TO ATTEND FOR APPOINTMENTS YOU MAY BE
REMOVED FROM THE PRACTICE LIST AND HAVE TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE GP PRACTICE.
In August a total of 24 Nurse appointments were missed and 16 GP appointments.
If you cannot attend your appointments for any reason please let us know as soon as possible, we can then offer the appointment to someone else. Thank you.


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