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We only have until 31st March to get enough support for the proposed Gigabit Fibre rollout to include Solva in the next stage of the Government Rural Gigabit Vouchers Scheme!
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An older couple in Solva is looking for a small dog to adopt. They lost their last dog some time ago and really miss having one, as they are such a good incentive to go for walks. They would like a small well behaved dog: Shih Tzu, Miniature Schnauzer, King Charles or similar size.
Age doesn’t matter. Contact Lena on 07812 544981 if you know of any small dog needing a new home.
The aim is to create a space in our village that will help bring the community together through horticulture, sustainable living and educate people in the importance of biodiversity and the environment.
Around 10 vegetable plots of around 3m sq will be created for people to grow whatever they like, as well as a shared polytunnel for warmer climate produce, a community compost area for garden waste, a large shed for small workshop groups
and to teach new skills, as well as a place for people to socialise whilst visiting the site.
There will be a wildlife garden to encourage wildlife and a recreational seating area, as well as a space for local school children to be taught how to grow plants and vegetables and educate them on the importance of sustainable living and building stronger communities. In addition, it is aimed to help combat loneliness, which has been ever more difficult with the pandemic, and help the more vulnerable people in the community. Studies show just 30 minutes a week of gardening is beneficial to improved mental and physical well being. By offering a portion of what is grown to Solva Care and the Luncheon Club it also means the project directly goes back into the community. We are seeking funding of any size to help complete the project; also if any local businesses wish to donate products or services these would be gratefully received. The initial projected costs are £10,000, which includes clearance of the site, securing boundaries, purchasing a shed and other equipment. Offering financial help or donating?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading: FUNDING HELP. Registering an interest in
renting a plot? Same email with subject heading: REGISTER OF INTEREST. Many thanks Richard Davies.
COVID UPDATE – IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Following national guidance, we have started contacting patients aged between 65-69yrs old (Cohort 5).
Please do not ring the surgery for an appointment, we will ring you.
Over the next couple of months Covid Clinics will be held on a THURSDAYS and will involve the WHOLE TEAM. Repeat Prescriptions will NOT be available for collection on THURSDAYS.
A Doctor will be available for emergencies.
St Davids Surgery COVID Vaccination Clinics – the next steps:
Priority Group 5 – people aged 65-69 – has commenced.
Priority Group 6 – for people aged 16-64 years with specific underlying health conditions – has commenced. As this particular priority group includes large numbers of patients, the Health Board is currently planning to utilise the Mass Vaccination Centres and possibly Community Pharmacies alongside General Practice in order to deliver the vaccination.
Covid vaccination clinics at St Davids Surgery will be held all day on Thursdays; some half-days on Tuesdays; and some Saturdays – when we need to vaccinate large cohorts of patients. These clinics involve the WHOLE SURGERY TEAM – please DO NOT COLLECT PRESCRIPTIONS ON THOSE DAYS.
A GP will always be available on Covid vaccination days to deal with urgent medical problems.
Please do not contact us for vaccination appointments – we will contact you.
Please check our website regularly for any updates https://stdavids.gpsurgery.net/
● Scam NHS Covid Vaccine emails
The victim receives an email that they are on the Covid vaccination list and they need to select whether they do or don’t want the injection. Either choice will take the victim to a site where they will be requested to enter personal / financial data.
The NHS is not sending these emails out – it is a SCAM.
Do not click on links or attachments
● A Facebook Phishing campaign – scam FACEBOOK ALERT
Facebook users have been receiving a message “is that you”?, claiming to have found a video or image with you featured in it. Do not click on the link as you will be taken to sites where your credentials will be harvested and used by criminals. Also, do not enter your Facebook User ID and Password!
● Royal Mail delivery SCAM
…We are waiting your reschedule action. Shipment no: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
If this item is unclaimed by the return date… …Currently, your parcel is being stored in our local depot.
Redelivery your parcel (linked) . Your parcel will be delivered on selected date…
This is a scam – check by hovering mouse pointer over incoming email address, not Royal Mail then its a scam. Do not click on “Redelivery your parcel” link.
In all the above cases report suspicious emails to: email@example.com. and suspicious texts by forwarding the original message to 7726.
The Edge Festival Committee met in the New Year to consider how best to go forward with our festival this year. After seeking advice, particularly from Events Wales, it remained unclear whether large (over 50 people) live events would be able to take place this summer. Even if allowed, we were advised there was a strong possibility of restrictions, with some form of social distancing required.
This extra layer of provision adds significantly to costs. Managing a Covid-secure festival would include extra security, fencing and more. The committee agreed unanimously that in terms of both public health and our stretched finances, it would be very risky to proceed with the Edge Festival in 2021 and so we have decided to push back The Edge once again, until summer 2022.
We are very disappointed of course but will offer refunds to all ticket holders and food stalls, if this is their wish. The good news is that we have been supported wholeheartedly in this decision by the musicians and providers of our stage, PA, security and first aid. They have yet again, generously agreed to let us roll over deposits, enabling us to plan ahead. We remain committed to running The Edge in 2022 and can’t wait to welcome you onto the Maes.
The loss of two festivals in a row has had a significant impact on the finances of the Edge. We appreciate all the ongoing support the village gives us to ensure we can again get together and put on a mega Edge Festival between 29 and 31 July 2022.
A great way you can support The Edge is to keep buying Solva Gin and Rum. All profits go to The Edge, which in 2020 have kept us financially afloat. Thank you.
On the 5th February there will be a road closure for one day due to telecom polling works. The road being closed will be the Unclassified (U3026) road towards Middle Mill – from its junction with the C3057 crossroads, west to its junction within the vicinity of the property known as Tremaenhir. An alternative route can be found on the C3057 Middle Mill towards Brawdy, and C3057 road towards the U3026 junction. Pedestrian access will be maintained.
More information is available here: http://solva.gov.wales/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Plan.pdf
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SCC is looking to recruit a Web Administrator to manage our website. The candidate must have the following:
> Experience in a similar role of web content management
> Proficiency in online content management including WordPress
> Basic Photoshop skills
> Website development knowledge
£12 per hour (up to 4 hours per month) – Find out more by contacting Bruce Payne 07890 987259 or send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: Friday 26 February.
The Trust continues to make progress with some significant steps taken already this year. In its January meeting, Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet approved the use of the football field for housing. This followed the statutory consultation period when the project was advertised in the Western Telegraph and on local notice boards. Every household that adjoins the site was also written to directly to inform them of the proposal. No negative comments were received
from local residents, after all the site has been earmarked for housing for many years.
The Playing Fields Trust did however request reassurance that suitable alternative facilities were available. This has been confirmed by the CLT noting both the pitch adjacent the clubhouse and the new junior pitch proposed on the site itself. Another great stride forward has been the selection of the architect to design the project. The CLT has been actively involved in reducing the shortlist of 14 firms to three. The three finalists have now been interviewed by the CLT Board, assessing each based upon a short presentation and Q&A section. The board found each to offer a diverse range of expertise
including previous experience with CLTs and social housing projects. The details of the appointment will shortly be confirmed and then we can really crack on with engaging the community and progressing the design. Look out for notices of community workshops in the coming months.
If you haven’t joined the CLT, there is still time. For the fee of one pound you will become a full member and have a stake in the first CLT in Wales. Get in touch with Colin Reynolds (email@example.com) who leads our membership team, or Rachel Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) the CLT secretary.
For the first time, the census will be run primarily online, making it easy for most people to complete the questionnaire on any device. Local Census support centres will be offering help, while paper questionnaires will be available for those who need them. The 2021 Census will include a new question on veterans of the UK Armed Forces, as well as voluntary questions, for those aged 16 and over, on sexual orientation and gender identity. For more information see leaflet or visit www.census.gov.uk or Nia Taylor, Local census engagement manager at: email@example.com