Post Office’s Local Hero Award

Post Office’s Local Hero Award

Huge congratulations to Postmaster Gwyn Price of Bay View Stores, Solva for being nominated for the Post Office’s Local Hero Award for service to the Community. Gwyn and his team regularly put together “Cwtch Boxes” for deserving members of the community, with items donated from the local community and the shop. During these difficult times, there have been many
inspiring stories of businesses going the extra mile for their community and Gwyn is a fine example of this. The Local Hero category is part of the Post Office’s “We’re Stronger Together” regional awards, which recognise the efforts made by postmasters to keep branches open during the Covid-19 pandemic and by serving their local community. Well done Gwyn and his team.

Solva Care new recruit

Solva Care new recruit

Jessie was appointed Solva Care’s Researcher just before lock down. She has been very busy, organising the successful Merlin Theatre Showcase event which took place in March, finalising the data requirements of our funders, and running our local research group. Importantly, she is our key link with other communities and organisations – sharing ideas and making sure that Solva Care is increasingly involved in the many decisions that affect  us. She is coordinating the “Pembrokeshire Together for Change Project” which is our partnership with PAVS, PLANED and public sector organisations formed to support community groups in the good work they are during COVID-19. Jessie also undertakes voluntary work in Solva. She undertook the Community Land Trust online survey, she is a Welsh speaker and a trained horticulturalist. Good to have you on board Jessie!

Pembrokeshire Bus Service Changes – 25 July 2020

Pembrokeshire Bus Service Changes – 25 July 2020

There are important safety instructions for passengers to follow when travelling on public transport:
○ ONLY TRAVEL IF YOUR JOURNEY IS ESSENTIAL AND YOU HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE
○ Avoid travelling at peak times: 7am – 9:30am and 3pm to 6pm
○ You should NOT travel if you are: experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, self-isolating, clinically extremely vulnerable or        shielding.
○ The advised Social Distancing rules should be adhered to at all times
○ Face coverings are mandatory on public transport and MUST be worn at all times.
○ Wherever possible, AVOID touching any surfaces at bus shelters and within the bus
○ Passengers are advised to wash their hands before and after each journey
○ Please use contactless payment or correct cash change only
○ IF YOU SNEEZE OR COUGH DURING YOUR JOURNEY PLEASE CATCH IT, BIN IT, KILL IT.

40 Mice Have Landed in Solva!

40 Mice Have Landed in Solva!

A boatload of mice have made their way to Solva on their ‘Big Cheese’ sailing boat. Under cover of night, they moored in the harbour and came ashore. Some stayed in Lower Solva, some went up the hill to Upper Solva and others have even ventured as far as Whitchurch. Where could they be hiding…?  Pick up a free map from the Top Shop or Window on Wales and hunt them all! Or download a PDF map from the Solva Care website.

The Mice have landed in Solva!

The Mice have landed in Solva!

A boatload of mice escaped from being chased around Aberporth and have made their way around the coast to Solva on the “Big Cheese’ sailing boat. By cover of night they moored in the harbour and have come ashore. Some have gone up the hill to upper Solva, others have stayed in lower Solva… where could they be hiding?

Artist Peter Taylor in Aberporth did a similar project and Chris and Ellie Sherwin are organising the Solva one.  If you are interested in painting a mouse – or mice! – please contact them on 07788 583602 or csdesigns@talktalk.net  Mice can be painted directly onto walls, or bricks/tiles, and there will be a mouse trail map when they are all finished.

Shalom House

Shalom House

Shalom House had to close during lock down. Patients are still being cared for by clinical staff either remotely or in their own homes. We have an exciting plan for the next phase of development of Shalom House to continue our palliative care services but also to offer more facilities for the local community. We are currently advertising for a Care Manager to head up this development, supported by a Commercial Manager with special responsibility for income generation. Full details of these posts are on our website: www.shalomstdavids.org.
Exciting news!
We are very grateful to Jerome Flynn of Game of Thrones fame who will be hosting an online quiz to help raise funds for Shalom House on Friday 3 July, starting at 7.30pm. Details on our website and Facebook page. Plus there are prizes to be won! A great opportunity for friends and family to join in and have some fun.