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 local and keep Wales safe

From Monday 22 June you should:

  • always observe social distancing
  • wash your hands regularly
  • if you are meeting one other household, stay outdoors and stay local
  • work from home if you can

Remember, 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

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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 15 July 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 – Second July Meeting

Solva Community Council's next meeting will be held on Wednesday 1 July 2020 via video conferencing.  Items on the agenda include: Coronavirus community support Local Places for Nature Community Hub Local concerns Members of the community who wish to observe can do so by emailing solvacommunitycouncil@solva.gov.wales

Solva Harbour Society – Boats-lift in

The lift-in of the boats, in SOLVA, from the quays and lower car park will take place on TUESDAY 21 JULY. KEEP CLEAR - no parking allowed in any of the above mentioned areas and pedestrian access is restricted.

Second June Meeting Minutes Published

The minutes from Solva Community Council's meeting of 17 June have now been published.

The Mice have landed in Solva!

A boatload of mice escaped from being chased around Aberporth and have made their way around the coast to Solva on the “Big Cheese’ sailing boat. By cover of night they moored in the harbour and have come ashore. Some have gone up the hill to upper Solva, others have stayed in lower Solva… where could they be hiding? Artist Peter Taylor in...

Shalom House

Shalom House had to close during lock down. Patients are still being cared for by clinical staff either remotely or in their own homes. We have an exciting plan for the next phase of development of Shalom House to continue our palliative care services but also to offer more facilities for the local community. We are currently advertising for a...

Gardd wrth y Bont

The little garden by Solva bridge is blooming. Thanks very much to those generous people who have contributed plants and seedlings. If you are passing stop and have a peek! Also, thanks to Jane W for all her hard work caring for the plot (ed).

Dog Fouling

Once again the curse of the abandoned dog deposit does not seem to go away. The Patchins, the picnic areas, the airfield, the football field, the Quick - in fact everywhere - there is mess left and not dealt with because the dogs’ owners are irresponsible. Plus we are in lock down - work that one out. Obviously those responsible are local! Clean...

Solva Memorial Hall

In the doorway of the Hall in a (hopefully) waterproof plastic box are: Jigsaw Puzzles CDs Books (including children's). All have been donated to the Hall. You are very welcome to select any that may help you to pass the time now that we all have more of it. No need to return but you may pass them on if you wish. There will be a more permanent...

Solva Community Council – First July Meeting

Solva Community Council's next meeting will be held on Wednesday 1 July 2020 via video conferencing.  Items on the agenda include: Coronavirus community support Community Hub Dog fouling Solva Fireworks Planning matters Local concerns Members of the community who wish to observe can do so by emailing...

Together for Change – Pembrokeshire Communities Working Together

Following on from the successful Solva Symposium held earlier this year, Solva Care will be hosting an online event for all community groups - or community-minded individuals - to find out more about how they could participate in this Pembrokeshire-wide partnership project. Together for Change is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to...

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