Problem Seagulls – DO NOT FEED THEM!

Problem Seagulls – DO NOT FEED THEM!

Feeding seagulls can result in over-population and the birds becoming a nuisance as they quickly learn where there are ready sources of food. They may even become aggressive to people if they realise that members of the public are likely to have food. More birds mean more mess and bird poo can attract vermin and spread disease. All in all, it is better for both people and seagulls if we refrain from feeding these seabirds. They do not prosper on a diet of bread, chips and other scraps and quickly become a serious nuisance when looking for their next meal. The RSPCA believe gulls may suffer from “Angel Wing” as snacks are high in calories but otherwise of poor nutritional value. Angel Wing is a syndrome which primarily afflicts aquatic birds. The final joint in the wing becomes twisted, causing the feathers to point out instead of lying against the body. The syndrome is incurable and it is thought the main cause is poor nutrition.
In Solva the quay is an especially vulnerable area where locals and visitors alike are guilty of feeding seagulls and thus, inadvertently, training the birds to attack for food. Please do not feed them.

The Welsh Blood Service

The Welsh Blood Service

The service aims to have least 7 days of each blood type at all times to help patients in need across Wales. Can you help us by giving blood at Haverfordwest Rugby Club on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May? Visit https://wbs.wales/GiveBloodSolva to book a lifesaving donation.

Solva Surgery

Solva Surgery

The surgery will be closed on the following Bank Holiday Mondays and patients should make sure that they have enough medication to last them over the long weekends:
Monday 3 May (May Bank Holiday)
Monday 31 May (Spring Bank Holiday)
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A DOCTOR ON CALL WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED
If urgent, please telephone 111 to access the GP Out-of Hours service.
A reminder to patients: we run our Covid Vaccination Clinics every Thursday and we have started calling in patients who are due their 2nd dose of vaccine. PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY for a vaccine appointment, we will ring you. The Covid clinics on a Thursday involve the whole team and therefore requests and collections for repeat prescriptions are not available. A doctor will be available for emergencies. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

Siop

Siop

A “Pop-Up-Shop” with refreshments will be opening soon in Solva Football Clubhouse – something similar To St Davids Siop Y Bobol but on a slightly smaller scale. The first one is likely to be held on Tuesday morning 19 May with further regular dates including weekends, once the event is up and running.                                                                                                                All are welcome to come along for a coffee and chat, browse the items and drop off any unwanted items you have which you think others could use. For further details or to offer any goods please Contact Fran Barker on 01437 721164 or 07277 059265

Calling All Scarecrow Builders

Calling All Scarecrow Builders

Please let me have the name of your chosen character as soon as possible. Remember early bird gets the worm – no duplicates allowed. The theme this year is ANIMATED CHARACTERS.
Please contact Chief Scarecrow Fran Barker on 01437 721164 / 07377 059265 or please email: fran34hb@gmail.com

Dog Poo – Bag it and BIN it

Dog Poo – Bag it and BIN it

A plea to people walking dogs along the country lanes to not jettison their dog waste bags into the surrounding fields! This has happened throughout lockdown, so holiday makers are not to blame. A particular “hot spot” is to the west of Llanungar Lane
heading north to the airfield, close to the last bend, where a gap in the hedge appears to offer an attractive hole through which to throw dog waste bags. The field corner has recently been re-fenced with 26 filled dog bags removed! Cattle graze these fields, and plastic bags and dog faeces can be lethal to cattle. To add to this plea: dog mess has just been left on
footpaths or in bags strung up in undergrowth throughout the village, the harbour, the coastal paths and the playing fields. What is the matter with these irresponsible dog owners who apparently have no regard for other people, the environment, wild life or farm animals? BAG IT AND THEN BIN IT. There is a fine of £1000 for not disposing of your dog’s waste properly.

Picnic Area

Picnic Area

Solva Community Council is in the process of enhancing and developing the foreshore area opposite the Lower Solva car park. It is already proving to be a big hit with visitors. Plans are going ahead to grass the newly cleared area to make it a more usable space and therefore additional picnic benches are now required. If you would like to help to buy a table and bench set and have you or your company’s name displayed, then please contact Bruce Payne on 07890 987259 or Colin Reynolds on 07967 431781.

Social Media masterclass 12 May

Social Media masterclass 12 May

Join the Together for Change Masterclass on the 12th May at 10am on how to use social media more effectively to communicate with your community and volunteers.

Please click here to see the information flyer and to find out how to sign up.