Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips

Rebecca, Rachel, Mike, Thelma and Greg would like thank all that lined the way as Wendy left Solva. She would have been so pleased and it helped us cope with what was the hardest day ever. We would also like to thank all the family.
And finally a huge thank you to everyone that donated, whether it’s been via the Bro Dawel raffle, the Go fund me page or directly, we can’t thank you enough for all your kindness.

Solva Memorial Hall

Solva Memorial Hall

It is hoped the hall will be allowed to open soon – possibly by the end of this month. The committee who run and support the hall has not been able to meet or organise any fund raising events, so we need your support when it does reopen.
Sadly, two of our committee members Sian Bridge and Wendy Phillips have recently passed away. Over many years their dedication to and support of the hall was outstanding and their fund raising was relentless. They will be greatly missed. Our condolences to go out to their families. Once restrictions have been lifted the hall facilities will once again be available to our regular users and we would like to hear from any new users who would benefit from being at this “heart of the village” venue, for both large and small events/meetings/activities etc.
Please visit www.solvamemorialhall.co.uk for more information.

Welsh Blood Service

Welsh Blood Service

Please support the service by making an appointment at Haverfordwest Rugby Club on Thursday 8 & Friday 9 April.               In under 1 hour, you could save up to 3 lives by giving blood!
Please make an appointment today by visiting https://wbs.wales/Solva to book.

Scarecrows are GO!

Scarecrows are GO!

The scarecrow trail will run on Sunday 8 & Monday 9 August. The theme: Animated Characters.
Please reserve the dates in your diary and scarecrow builders let me know as soon as possible who/what is your choice of character. As usual it will be first come first served as we do not allow any duplicates. Contact Fran Barker (Chief Scarecrow) on 01431-721164 / 07377 059265 or fran34hb@gmail.com.

Vaccine update

Vaccine update

We have been informed by the Hywel Dda Health Board to start the roll–out of the 2nd vaccine (Oxford Astra Zeneca) to Cohort 2 (all those 80 years or age and over) from week 11 onwards, following their first dose. Therefore, we hope to be contacting this group soon. PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY.
We are also getting a high number of calls from patients asking why their husband/wife/neighbour etc. are being called for their second vaccine and they haven’t. This is because those patients in Cohort 3 (aged 75-79) attended a mass vaccination centre for their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech, and can expect to be contacted soon for their second dose. The schedule for the second dose interval for the Pfizer-BioNtech DIFFERS from the Oxford-Astra Zeneca and is administered before 12 weeks.
Please do not contact the surgery regarding this as we are unable to give you any further information.
In the meantime if you or someone you know in group 1-6 has not been vaccinated please get in touch as soon as possible.

Solva Care – decorative garden/windows

Solva Care – decorative garden/windows

Hello Everyone – Spring has sprung and Easter is coming soon. Would you like to have some fun in bringing Easter to Solva? Solva Care is inviting you to get creative and decorate a window and/or your front garden to celebrate Easter – with Easter bunnies, decorative Easter Eggs, Easter paintings, Easter lights or whatever takes your fancy.
There may even be prizes to win!
For further information, please contact Lena on 07805 717556 or Lesley on 07722 091664 or email contact@solvacare.co.uk

Wales, put your views to good use

Wales, put your views to good use

We’re proud to be joining Welsh Government in calling for more people across Wales to engage with democracy and have their voices heard. We all want to see positive change in Wales. But, for democracy in Wales to work for everyone, we need more people to get involved. And while it’s pointless muttering at the dog about the litter in your street – and moaning into your laptop isn’t going to increase local job opportunities – there plenty of positive things you can do to make a difference.

From voting in this years’ Senedd elections to contacting your elected representatives and signing or starting a petition, there are lots of ways you can get involved. You could even stand for election to represent your community.

To find out more about how you can put your views to good use, head to: gov.wales/use-your-views.

Gymry, lleisiwch eich barn, er lles pawb

Rydym ni’n falch o ymuno â Llywodraeth Cymru i alw ar ragor o bobl ledled Cymru i gofleidio democratiaeth a sicrhau bod eu llais yn cael ei glywed. Rydym ni i gyd am weld newid cadarnhaol yng Nghymru. Ond, er mwyn i ddemocratiaeth yng Nghymru weithio i bawb, mae angen i fwy o bobl gymryd rhan. Ac er nad oes pwrpas cwyno wrth eich ci am y sbwriel yn y stryd – ac er nad yw grwgnach o flaen eich cyfrifiadur yn mynd i gynyddu cyfleoedd gwaith yn lleol – mae digon o bethau cadarnhaol y gellir eu gwneud a fydd yn gwneud gwahaniaeth.

O bleidleisio yn etholiadau’r Senedd i gysylltu â’ch cynrychiolwyr neu lofnodi neu ddechrau deiseb, mae llawer o ffyrdd y gallwch chi gymryd rhan. Gallech hyd yn oed sefyll mewn etholiad i gynrychioli eich cymuned.

Dewch i wybod mwy am sut y gallwch chi leisio eich barn, er lles pawb. Ewch i: llyw.cymru/dweud-dy-ddweud.

 

Images: Welsh Government.

Keep Wales Safe

Keep Wales Safe

Please take a look at this Keep Wales Safe video (in English and Welsh) – these short videos provide essential messages reminding us of the reasons why we need to Keep Wales Safe even as restrictions are being eased.

Please click to take a look at this Astrazeneca update (in English and Welsh). Side effects from the vaccine are very rare – blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon.

Please also take a look at this poster about awaiting second vaccination dose (in English and Welsh).

Still time to complete the Census

Still time to complete the Census

Sunday March 21 marked the day that millions of people across England and Wales completed key questions about themselves and their households to ensure local services in every community are informed by the best information possible.

However, for those who have not yet submitted their online or paper questionnaires or have maybe misplaced their invitation letter, there is lots of help available.

“The information you provide needs to be about who usually lives in your household on Census Day, which was Sunday March 21, however if you’ve haven’t completed it yet, please do so – there’s still time to,” the Office for National Statistics’ deputy national statistician Iain Bell said.

“Every household should have received their letter inviting them to take part and we’ve had a great response so far. If you haven’t, or you have misplaced your letter, you can head online to www.census.gov.uk and request a new unique access code.

“There is plenty of help available, including face-to-face assistance at local Census Support Centres. “Field officers will soon start calling at households who have not completed their census. They will follow social distancing and COVID-safe guidelines, supporting people to take part.

“They will be equipped with PPE and will never need to enter anyone’s home. They’ll be operating much like a postal or food delivery visit.”

The results from the census will shed light on the needs of different groups and communities, and the inequalities people are experiencing, ensuring the big decisions facing the country following the pandemic and EU exit are based on the best information possible, through the anonymised answers provided.

The ONS will never share personal details and no-one, including government bodies, will be able to identify you in census statistics. Personal census records will be kept secure for 100 years, and only then can future generations view it.

If people do not complete their census, they may have to pay a fine of up to £1,000.
For more information, including how to find a local census support centre, please visit www.census.gov.uk.

 

Ddydd Sul 21 Mawrth, aeth miliynau o bobl ledled Cymru a Lloegr ati i ateb cwestiynau allweddol amdanyn nhw eu hunain a’u cartrefi er mwyn sicrhau y caiff gwasanaethau lleol ym mhob cymuned eu llywio gan y wybodaeth orau posibl.

Fodd bynnag, i’r rhai hynny nad ydynt wedi cyflwyno eu holiaduron eto – ar lein neu ar bapur – neu’r rhai sydd efallai wedi colli eu llythyr gwahoddiad, mae llawer o help ar gael.

“Mae angen i’r wybodaeth a rowch ymwneud â phwy sy’n byw yn eich cartref fel arfer ar Ddiwrnod y Cyfrifiad, sef dydd Sul 21 Mawrth ond, os nad ydych chi wedi llenwi eich holiadur eto, cofiwch wneud hynny – mae amser ar ôl o hyd,” meddai Dirprwy Ystadegydd Gwladol y Swyddfa Ystadegau Gwladol, Iain Bell.
“Dylai pob cartref fod wedi cael llythyr yn ei wahodd i gymryd rhan ac rydym ni wedi cael ymateb gwych hyd yma. Os nad ydych chi wedi cael eich llythyr, neu os ydych chi wedi’i golli, gallwch fynd ar lein i www.cyfrifiad.gov.uk a gofyn am god mynediad unigryw newydd.
“Mae digon o help ar gael, gan gynnwys cymorth wyneb yn wyneb yng Nghanolfannau Cymorth lleol y Cyfrifiad.

“Cyn bo hir, bydd swyddogion maes yn dechrau ymweld â chartrefi nad ydynt wedi cwblhau eu cyfrifiad. Byddant yn dilyn canllawiau cadw pellter cymdeithasol a chadw’n ddiogel rhag COVID-19, gan helpu pobl i gymryd rhan.

“Byddant yn gwisgo cyfarpar diogelu personol ac ni fydd byth angen iddynt fynd i mewn i gartrefi pobl. Byddant yn gweithredu mewn ffordd debyg i weithwyr post neu gwmnïau danfon bwyd.”

Bydd canlyniadau’r cyfrifiad yn taflu goleuni ar anghenion grwpiau a chymunedau gwahanol, a’r anghydraddoldebau mae pobl yn eu profi, gan sicrhau y bydd y penderfyniadau mawr a fydd yn wynebu’r wlad yn dilyn y pandemig ac ymadael â’r Undeb Ewropeaidd yn seiliedig ar y wybodaeth orau posibl, drwy’r atebion dienw a gaiff eu rhoi.

Ni fydd y Swyddfa Ystadegau Gwladol byth yn rhannu manylion personol ac ni fydd neb, gan gynnwys cyrff y llywodraeth, yn gallu eich adnabod chi yn ystadegau’r cyfrifiad. Caiff cofnodion personol y cyfrifiad eu cadw’n ddiogel am 100 mlynedd a dim ond wedyn y bydd cenedlaethau’r dyfodol yn gallu eu gweld.

Os na fydd pobl yn cwblhau’r cyfrifiad, efallai y bydd yn rhaid iddynt dalu dirwy o hyd at £1,000.

 

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