There are still dates available to display an Advent window. The window needs to be visible from the road. The display should be lit up from 5 – 10 pm each day from your chosen date. Contact Lena 07805 717556 or Carol Ann 07970 614233 to book your date!
Saturday 4 December – Solva Memorial Hall
Solva’s annual over-60s Christmas luncheon will commence at 12.30 pm; please do not arrive before 12noon. If you are part of the Solva Community, over 60 and wish to attend, please put your name and any dietary requirements on the list in Bay View Stores.
Saturday the 6 November at 8pm – Lower Solva foreshore
In place of the annual fireworks display it was decided to hold an event on the foreshore called “The Fire and Cider festival (without fireworks)”. So, come and celebrate autumn at our alternative bonfire night. We will have a roaring bonfire, cider from Gareth Chapman’s own cider press, live music and food. The event, organised by the SCC, is free and will be held on the foreshore picnic area. Let’s make it a great village social event – a chance to socialise outdoors before the winter sets in. If it is raining heavily we will cancel but all other weather we can deal with – see you there! Watch social media for developments or phone Ifor on 07971 038643.
The Lower Solva event will be held on Thursday 9 December, with a warm welcome, mulled wine and special offers. Window on Wales, Mamgu’s, Sail Loft and Little Bee House will be open until 7pm; look out for bargains at the annual late-night Christmas shopping event.
Micky Beckett achieved one of his objectives in Varna, Bulgaria, by becoming European Champion in the ILCA 7 (Laser) class boat. Micky, who attended Solva CP and Ysgol Dewi Sant and learnt to sail in Solva Harbour, had twice come home with the silver medal and this time was determined to go one better. Racing against a fleet of top international sailors throughout a windy week on the Black Sea he led the event from the first race to the last, ending 16 points ahead of Croatia’s Filip Jurisic in second place. “I couldn’t be happier with how this event has gone,” said Micky, who earlier this year very narrowly missed out on the British place in the ILCA 7 at the Tokyo Olympics, “It was a tough week, but it all came good in the end”. His next event is the World Championship in Barcelona in early November.
Cllr Mark Carter –
I have now been the Pembrokeshire County Council member for the last 4 1/2 years for the Solva ward and I can only say how satisfying a role it generally is. However, there is one very serious problem, especially in Solva, which I am struggling to sort.
Yet it is entirely fixable if members of the public were to change their behaviour. A minority of residents seem just not to care where their dogs make a mess and appear content to allow the children of the village to play football on the AFC pitch riddled with dog faeces, possibly parasite worms and toxocara. Either certain dog owners are just letting their dogs out, on their own, so the dog does not foul the owner’s garden; alternatively the dog is being walked on the AFC pitch area and the dog owner is
watching the dog foul the pitch and making no attempt to clean up. There is CCTV on the clubhouse but checking that is a time consuming business. What needs to happen is that inconsiderate dog owners need catching and prosecuting. As County
Councillor, I appeal to the residents of Solva to provide me with hard evidence as to who is responsible for this and, if such information is forthcoming, I promise residents that I will do everything I can to get a prosecution / fixed penalty. This situation has gone on long enough, regards Mark Carter.