Together for Change – Pembrokeshire Communities Working Together

Together for Change – Pembrokeshire Communities Working Together

Following on from the successful Solva Symposium held earlier this year, Solva Care will be hosting an online event for all community groups – or community-minded individuals – to find out more about how they could participate in this Pembrokeshire-wide partnership project.

Together for Change is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to bring community groups together in Pembrokeshire to network and provide mutual support so that as many communities as possible can benefit.

The event is hosted by Zoom on Tuesday 30 June at 10am. For more details, see our project page Together for Change page.  To register email Project Coordinator Jessie Buchanan on research@solvacare.co.uk before the 26 June giving the following information: your name, organisation and number of volunteers (if applicable), contact details, and area of interest in community development. Please let Jessie know if you would like to participate but have trouble with accessing  Zoom and we will see if we can help.

Cwtch Boxes

Cwtch Boxes

The scheme was launched by Gwyn Price of Bay View Stores and Sam Ellison, of I Love Solva, to cheer people up and let them know they are appreciated. It has been a huge success. The boxes are given free of charge to nominated people in the
community who may be struggling financially, tired as they’re a key worker or work for the NHS, or others who may just need a little pick-me-up. Nominations can be submitted to Bay View Stores via their Facebook messenger. To date Bay View
Stores, along with a dedicated team, have delivered over 250 Cwtch boxes of food to members of our community and surrounding area. But they need your help to keep it going:
• You can make a monetary donation and we will use this to buy items. (Please message on Facebook or pop into Bay View    Stores)
• You can donate food items into our food pod next to the shop.
• You can nominate someone who needs/deserves a Cwtch Box.
Every donation means that we can carry on doing what we are doing and helping those who need it.
A huge thank you also needs to go to Richard at Whitesands Beach House, Sam and our Tetris box packing queen Jane, plus the other companies that have been involved. Not forgetting Gwyn!

Solva Duck Race – August

Solva Duck Race – August

It is still on the cards for the world-famous race to take place on Sunday 30 August, starting at 3pm when the ducks are encouraged to enter Solva river. Obviously, due to current circumstances nothing is final, so please look out for further updates.

St Davids & Solva Surgeries – PLEASE NOTE

St Davids & Solva Surgeries – PLEASE NOTE

Although the Surgery doors are locked, GP Practices are still open for business, and if patients have any symptoms that they are worried about, especially if it could be cancer, they should contact their GP straight away. We acknowledge that patients may be concerned about the risk of contracting COVID-19, but please be assured that we are offering mainly consultations by telephone, video or our new eConsult service during the pandemic – and patients will only be asked to attend the surgery for an appointment or test where it is necessary and where it is safe to do so. Please see the Practice websites for details of the new eConsult service. Also, Solva Surgery prescription collection times have changed to afternoon’s between 2pm and 5pm. Keep Safe, Stay Home.

Scarecrow Trail – August

Scarecrow Trail – August

It is still hoped to hold the scarecrow trail (2-3 August 2020), as it is outdoors and people could be encouraged to go round in family groups and keep social distancing.
If you wish to build a scarecrow please contact Fran Barker with the title of your scarecrow at fran34hb@gmail.com or phone 01437 731164 or 07377 059365.
The theme is Children’s Book Titles or Characters. Depending on the ever changing Covid-19 circumstances the event may be moved to later in August. Watch this space for updates!