Solva Community Council • Cyngor Cymuned Solfach
Welcome to Solva!
Welcome to Solva, our beautiful harbour village near the westernmost tip of South Wales.
From its distinctive deep glacial harbour mouth with its preserved limekilns, in the west; to the beautiful bluebell woods to the east; from the former airfield, with its stunning walks, to the north; to the Iron Age hillforts on the Gribin headland to the south – we think you’ll agree that Solva has something to offer everyone. With a population of around 850 – and considerably more in the summer months – we are also home to many small businesses as well as art and craft galleries, lively pubs and restaurants and the Aidan Campus of Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi.
There’s also the pioneering charity Solva Care, the unique community festival known as ‘The Edge’, and Solva’s justifiably famous Easter Monday Duck Race and Bonfire Night fireworks display – as well as a raft of organisations that ensure the village is a vibrant place to live all year round.
Underlying all this activity is a proactive local community council – and this website contains all you need to know about Solva Community Council as well as other useful information for residents and visitors alike. Please make use of it, and enjoy your visit!
This is understandably a worrying time for everyone. Activities and events in the village have been suspended, and many businesses closed. Solva Community Council – along with Solva Care – are co-ordinating volunteers to help people with shopping, delivering food, dog walking or picking up prescriptions. If you could help with this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lena on 07805 707556, and if you would like some assistance to cope with staying at home, let Lena know too.
Our Facebook page will continue to provide information about local community services such as our local shops and surgery who continue to operate, often in different ways. There is also information on the Solva Newsletter’s web page and Facebook page.
Stay at home to stop coronavirus speading
Everyone myst stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home
These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres (6ft) apart from anyone outside of your household.
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
Avoid Coronavirus scams
Be on your guard against a series of scams attempting to take advantage of the Coronavirus outbreak – online, by phone and on the doorstep. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
How to stop infection spreading:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cought or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
- do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
What to do if you have symptoms
Do not leave your home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do by clicking here.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
SCC Emergency Scheme of Delegation
SCC have issued their policy on how its business will be conducted during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Find out more about Solva, its history, geology, wildlife, its particular and special features like its limekilns and gidels, and its military history.
You can also find out about Solva’s business and leisure organisations, and establishments in the village.
Solva Community Council
Solva Community Council meets once a month (apart from August) at the Memorial Hall in the village. The links below will take you to pages with more information about the council.
Solva Community Council Initiatives
Solva Community Council has a track record of working to better its community. Grassroots, groundbreaking projects such as the charity Solva Care came out of a council initiative. Find out more about some of the initiatives that the council currently working on by going to our Solva Community Council Initiatives page.
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