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.
The Thursday Coffee Morning came back with a bang on 23 September. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and true to style we raised a huge £300!
The coffee, the cakes, the raffle and the Craft Group Sale all combined to raise this amazing sum in one and a half hours! Our thanks to all who contributed in any way.
We look forward to seeing all our friends and new ones on Thursday mornings from 10.30am – 12noon.
As members of the community know Solva Memorial Hall is a focal point and hub of the community for events and meetings. However, two factors have arisen that could affect the running and the future of the establishment. Firstly, the Hall needs
more activities to off-set its running costs; many activities have been lost through organisers either moving away or going on-line due to the Covid pandemic. If you are keen to start a new group or to revisit the hall as a previous activity group, please let me know, details below. The second factor is the dwindling number of volunteers to help run the hall and
organise fund raising events – the management committee meet approximately every two months for short, enjoyable and sometimes amusing meetings, and it not an arduous job helping with the events. If you feel a responsibility to the village and wish to help to continue the longevity of the Hall (its 100th birthday is next year), please contact Peter on 01437 72011 / email@example.com
There might be a Pantomime in the offing for New Year! All depends on who would be willing to partake? Calling all budding actors – young – old and in between – a meeting will be held in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday 6 October at 6pm. Please come along.
Solva Community Council is looking for a person with good local knowledge to be its Newsletter Editor. The Editor will be responsible for the writing, production and distribution of this valued village publication. Excellent IT skills are essential.
Advertising local businesses helps cover production costs and the Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of this platform. The role will include coordinating a team of volunteers who deliver the newsletter. Salary: £12 per hour – Maximum of 25 hours per month – Location Solva – Closing date for applications: Friday 10 December. Expected start date January 2022.
For a full job description, contact the SCC Clerk Bruce Payne by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07890 987259. Or, for an informal chat contact the SCC Chair Josh Phillips at the Harbour Inn.
For more details of SCC and the newsletter please visit: https://solva.gov.wales/
The garden opposite the Cambrian Inn has been tended by a local volunteer for the lastthree years, and it looks wonderful. To keep it in tip-top shape winter flowers and compost will need to be added to the area. If you have any spare winter flowers, shrubs or compost you wish to donate please drop them off to 27 Prendergast or call 01437 72011 to arrange a collection.
Make Solva sparkle again this year with decorated windows, from 1 – 24 December during Advent.
We would love you to join in and help to make our 3rd year the best yet. Please phone Lena: 07805 717556 or Carol Ann: 07970 614233 to put your name downs and give details of your decorated window.
Arnold Boorman of the Royal Antideluvian Order of Buffaloes presents a cheque for £90 to Mary McMahon, Treasurer Solva WI, for contribution to the replacement defibrillator pads used in Solva.
Solva Care has also contributed to buying a couple of pads, but it would be good to have some in stock. If you would like to donate towards spare ones, go to www.solvacare.co.uk or call Lena Dixon on 07805 717556.