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!

Coronavirus Information

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 solvacommunity@gmail.com 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.

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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!

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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

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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.  

About Solva

 

About Solva

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.

What's on in Solva?

Solva News has a new home on our Solva Newsletter page and is also on Facebook. You can download the latest Solva Newsletter using the button below.

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.

Next Meeting

The next meeting is on Wednesday 3 June via video conferencing.

Who's Who?

Meet our Community Councillors.

Minutes

Read the minutes of previous meetings.

Community Council News

Read the latest news.

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.

Solva Community Council – First June Meeting

Solva Community Council's next meeting will be held on Wednesday 3 June 2020 via video conferencing.  Items on the agenda include: Coronavirus community support Planning matters Wild garden report Finance review Local concerns Members of the community who wish to observe can do so by emailing...

Cwtch Boxes

The scheme was launched by Gwyn Price of Bay View Stores and Sam Ellison, of I Love Solva, to cheer people up and let them know they are appreciated. It has been a huge success. The boxes are given free of charge to nominated people in the community who may be struggling financially, tired as they're a key worker or work for the NHS, or others...

Solva Duck Race – August

It is still on the cards for the world-famous race to take place on Sunday 30 August, starting at 3pm when the ducks are encouraged to enter Solva river. Obviously, due to current circumstances nothing is final, so please look out for further updates.

St Davids & Solva Surgeries – PLEASE NOTE

Although the Surgery doors are locked, GP Practices are still open for business, and if patients have any symptoms that they are worried about, especially if it could be cancer, they should contact their GP straight away. We acknowledge that patients may be concerned about the risk of contracting COVID-19, but please be assured that we are...

Scarecrow Trail – August

It is still hoped to hold the scarecrow trail (2-3 August 2020), as it is outdoors and people could be encouraged to go round in family groups and keep social distancing. If you wish to build a scarecrow please contact Fran Barker with the title of your scarecrow at fran34hb@gmail.com or phone 01437 731164 or 07377 059365. The theme is Children’s...

Solva Blog

If you haven’t checked out the Solva Blog yet, please do so at:https://solvastories.wixsite.com/community/blog. There are poems, stories, photos, a quiz and ideas of activities plus Ian McDonald's “Long John Solva” pirate cartoons. Contributions are always welcome! Its all thanks to Lesley, Lena, Ania and Kelly, who set it up and run it.

Edge Festival 2021

As most of you will know, the Edge Festival has been postponed until 2021. The dates for your diary are now Friday 30, Saturday 31 and Sunday 1 August 2021 and we can’t wait! We have been really pleased with the support we have received for making this difficult decision but as we all now know, there was no other option. Thank you to our...

Solva CLT Secure Additional £50,000

PCC recently awarded the affordable housing project an additional £50,000.  Taken from the Housing Need element of Pembrokeshire County Council's Second Home Council Tax Levy, it will allow the project to continue.  The funding award will run from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021. Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay 

First May Meeting Minutes Published

The minutes from Solva Community Council's meeting of 6 May have now been published.

Housing Needs Survey Closes Soon

Solva Community Land Trust's online survey needs to hear from you!  If you would like to express your views, and interest in, this exciting project, please complete the confidential survey:  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SolvaCLT2020/ Image by mcmurryjulie from Pixabay 

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