Mystery Plant

Mystery Plant

The plant in last month’s newsletter has been identified as an Abies Koreana (Korean Pine). There are two in Parc y Capel. The one nearest the main road is the Christmas tree that is lit up in December. The other, further away from the road,
has cones which seem to be even more beautiful than the Christmas tree’s. It is also believed there is another Korean pine somewhere in the village, anyone know where? Email Solva News at newyddionsolfach@gmail.com

Coffee Mornings

Coffee Mornings

The Thursday coffee morning team looks forward to welcoming everyone back to the Memorial Hall on
Thursday 10 June, restrictions and instructions permitting. Let’s hope it will be business as usual.
Current procedures will be followed.

West Wales health care in – the future?

West Wales health care in – the future?

Plans to massively overhaul health care in West Wales
Following a public consultation in summer 2018 Hywel Dda University Health Board decided to vote in favour of a plan that
would see the development of a new hospital between St Clears in Carmarthenshire and Narberth in Pembrokeshire.
However, the main topic on most people’s minds is likely to be what it means for the existing sites of Glangwili and Withybush.
According to the health board: “Both of those hospitals will have GP-led minor injury units and a range of other services as part of community networks of care, which also include integrated care centres and other community-based services. The current hospital services at Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth and Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli will be further developed.” The health board has said the plan to reshape the way people receive medical treatment in west Wales is part of an “ongoing process” that is now under way with an engagement exercise. Anyone can have their say on the plans for the new
hospital and where exactly it should be located by taking part in the engagement process online at:
https://www.haveyoursay.hduhb.wales.nhs.uk/building-a-healthier-future-after-covid-19 or email:
hyweldda.engagement@wales.nhs.uk and by calling 01554 899056.                                                                                            The engagement exercise will run until Monday 21 June. More information on: www.walesonline.co.uk   (picture Pemb Herald)

Mouse Trail 2021

Mouse Trail 2021

At the end of last year the mice went home for the second lockdown, but they are now ready to return to Solva for their summer holiday and are looking forward to joining in all the fun.
But first a trail is needed and your help is required to form it by displaying a painted mouse board. You could use last years one, make a new one or request a helping hand. But time is short and you need to register your name and the location of your mouse board AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to be included on the trail map.
Contact Chris or Ellie Sherwin on 07788 583602 / csdesigns@talktalk.net

Solva Cinema

Solva Cinema

Thursday 3 June Whisky Galore (PG)
A remake of the 1949 film, this is set during WW2 when whisky was rationed. Scottish islanders plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a ship that is stranded on rocks!
We are now allowed 30 people indoors. Please pre-book your tickets so we can set up the seating accordingly.
solvacinema@gmail.com / Lena: 07805 717556
Doors open: 7 pm and the Film starts: 7.30 pm

Solva Surgery

Solva Surgery

*** IMPORTANT MESSAGE re 2nd-dose COVID JABS ***
1st JAB WITH GP SURGERY = 2nd JAB WITH GP SURGERY
GP Practices have been informed recently by the Health Board that an error has occurred with the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS) – this is the system used to store data on patients who have had their Covid vaccination.
Unfortunately, the WIS system is sending out text messages to some patients who had their 1st Covid jab at the GP Surgery informing them to go to a Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC) in Tenby, Haverfordwest, Carmarthen or Cardigan for their 2nd jab – THIS IS AN ERROR.
If you had your 1st vaccination at your GP Surgery, then you will be invited to have your 2nd jab at your GP Surgery too – you WILL NOT be told to go to an MVC.
If you have already been given your appointment to attend your GP Surgery for your 2nd jab, this appointment still stands – please disregard any text message you get to go to an MVC, as it is an error.
ANY MESSAGE TO ATTEND AN MVC FOR YOUR 2nd JAB IS WRONG UNLESS YOU WENT TO AN MVC FOR YOUR 1st JAB.

Solva Youth Club is BACK!

Solva Youth Club is BACK!

We would like to welcome both new and old members back to Solva Youth Club!
The Youth Club now runs every Thursday (during term time) from 18:30-20:30 in Solva AFC Clubhouse. If you are aged 11+ and would like to join us for a range of both indoor and outdoor activities, please contact Chris Barrie, Team Leader on 07717 345935 or by email on chris.barrie@pembrokeshire.gov.uk to make a booking.

Suspended Collaboration / Cywaith Cog – a community-inspired artwork!

Suspended Collaboration / Cywaith Cog – a community-inspired artwork!

Ian and Maria of Haroldston House in Upper Solva are the current Artists in Residence at Oriel y Parc in St Davids with a joint, large-scale porcelain installation in the Tower Gallery. It will be open to view each day, 10am – 3pm, until 28 June. Eventually comprising 84 porcelain panels – there are 56 at the moment! – suspended from the Tower’s ceiling space. It features drawings,
paintings, photography, text and found objects inspired by the experiences of those living in and visiting the National Park. Come and visit and, if you like, leave your impressions of living in Solva – or of anywhere that you love in the Park – and they might be immortalised in porcelain.

Spotlight on Community Arts – Together for Change Forum Event

Spotlight on Community Arts – Together for Change Forum Event

You are invited to the Together for Change Forum Spotlight on Community Arts

Exploring the Value of the Arts on the Wellbeing of Communities
Thursday 20 May 10.00-11.50

Join Together for Change for the second of our Forum events – Spotlight on Community Arts – which will be on exploring the value of the arts on the wellbeing of communities. The online event is for communities, third-, public- and private-sector arts professionals, researchers, practitioners, planners and managers.

The programme includes presentations on a variety of community arts projects in Pembrokeshire by organisers, artists, researchers and arts organisations. There will also be a discussion on the positive effects on communities’ wellbeing as a result of the arts and how they could be promoted and encouraged in a post-pandemic world.

We look forward to seeing you there. For more information, please go to: tfcpembrokeshire.org/events or for any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch: contact@tfcpembrokeshire.org

The event is limited to 60 spaces and is FREE. Register for Eventbrite tickets: https://bit.ly/3etQnG0

Fe’ch gwahoddir i’r Fforwm Gyda’n Gilydd dros Newid Sbotolau ar Gelfyddydau Cymunedol

Archwilio Gwerth y Celfyddydau ar Les Cymunedau
Dydd Iau y 20 Mai 10.00-11.50

Ymunwch â Gyda’n Gilydd dros Newid ar gyfer ein digwyddiad Fforwm ail – Sbotolau ar Gelfyddydau Cymunedol – a fydd yn archwilio gwerth y celfyddydau ar les cymunedau. Mae’r digwyddiad ar-lein ar gyfer cymunedau, gweithwyr proffesiynol, ymchwilwyr, ymarferwyr, cynllunwyr a rheolwyr celfyddydol yn y sector cyhoeddus, y sector preifat a’r trydydd sector.

Mae’r rhaglen yn cynnwys cyflwyniadau ar amrywiaeth o brosiectau celfyddydol cymunedol yn Sir Benfro gan drefnwyr, artistiaid, ymchwilwyr a sefydliadau celfyddydol. Bydd trafodaeth hefyd ar yr effeithiau cadarnhaol ar les cymunedau o ganlyniad i’r celfyddydau a sut y gellid eu hyrwyddo a’u hannog mewn byd ôl-bandemig.

Edrychwn ymlaen at eich gweld chi yno. I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, ewch i: tfcpembrokeshire.org/events neu os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau, mae croeso i chi gysylltu â ni: contact@tfcpembrokeshire.org

Mae’r digwyddiad wedi’i gyfyngu i 60 o leoedd ac mae AM DDIM. Cofrestrwch am docynnau Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/3etQnG0