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.

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 News 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 1 April via video conferencing (date subject to confirmation).

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.

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NOTICE: 25th March 2020

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NOTICE: 25th March 2020

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NOTICE: 25th March 2020

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NOTICE: 23rd March, 2020

REDUCED BUS SERVICE ON SOME ROUTES A reduced service is being introduced on two bus routes from Tuesday 24th March. A two-hourly service will operate on the T11 and T5 Trawscymru services. The T11 route runs between Fishguard – St Davids – Haverfordwest The T5 routes run between: Cardigan – Newport – Dinas – Fishguard – Haverfordwest Aberystwyth...

Comedy Theatre– Solva Memorial Hall

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March, curtain up 7.30pm SADS, appearing as Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society, will present two one-act plays “More Tea Vicar, Whoops there go my trousers” centred round the fund raising activities for the local church, and “Last Tango in Little Grimley” where the society is in trouble! They have got to find...

Table Tennis – new to the Memorial Hall

The hall has recently been given two tennis tables and purchased the necessary equipment to make them operational. A group is being formed and led by Dave Perry, who is keen to hear from anyone who might be interested. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday 10 March between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Please contact Dave on 07891 624220 to put your...

Coming Soon – Local fresh milk – Available daily at Bay View Stores.

Mount Farm and Solva Community Council "Working for a greener future". Once again Solva proves to be a leader! The Solva Community Council has thrown its weight behind an initiative suggested by Mount Farm. Currently all of the milk from the farm gets transported to North Wales, racking up miles and increasing its carbon footprint. From April...

Solva Community Cinema presents

Thursday 5 March “Wild Rose” (15) Thursday 2 April “Downton Abbey” (PG) Thursday 14 May (please note date) “Mrs Lowry and son” (PG) Adults: £5.00; Under 18’s: £3.50 Doors open: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm Solva Memorial Hall  

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