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

It is understandably still a worrying time for many people and many are still shielding.  Solva Community Council – along with Solva Care – continue to co-ordinate 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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Keep Wales safe

      • stay at home
      • meet only the people you live with
      • maintain 2m social distancing
      • wash your hands regularly
      • work from home if you can
      • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

      If you have symptoms, get a test.

      All of Wales is at alert level 4 – find out what you need to do at alert level 4.

      Remember, you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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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SCC Emergency Scheme of Delegation

SCC have issued their policy on how its business will be conducted during the Coronavirus pandemic.  

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!

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 6 January 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 CLT General Meeting minutes published

Solva CLT's first General Meeting was held on 18 November 2020 and the minutes are published on the Solva Community Council website.

Solva Community Council – January Meeting

Solva Community Council's next meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 January 2020 via video conferencing.  Items on the agenda include: Coronavirus community support Solva Beaches Coastal Award Quiet Lanes Solva CLT Community Clubhouse Picnic area Memorial benches Climate Change Emergency Action Plan Planning applications SCC 2021/22 precept Local...

November Minutes Published

The minutes from Solva Community Council's meeting of 4 November have now been published.

Parc Y Capel Event CANCELLED

Due to the current circumstances, we have unfortunately had to cancel the event mulled wine and mince pies at Parc y Capel this evening. Image by TukTukDesign from Pixabay 

CANCELLED! – Sparkling Solva! Mulled Wine at Parc Y Capel

On Sunday 20 December, from 4-6pm – weather permitting – you can take a Christmassy walk around Solva and spot the Advent windows.  Stop off at Parc Y Capel for a mince pie and some mulled wine.  Remember to bring a torch and wear warm clothes! If it’s raining, please ring Lena on 07805 717556 to check!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa will be visiting Solva on Friday 18th of December and will be taking a sleigh ride around the village. He will be visiting various parts of the village and his elves will be giving out some gifts, so make sure you don't miss it!

Tea and Chat

Do you want to learn how to shop online? Would you like to talk to family on the computer? Does switching a computer on feel impossible? Would you like to be able to help the kids with homework? Do you want advice on getting a computer or on the internet? Come along to the Solva Football Clubhouse on Wednesday 16 December 10.00 – 11.30am and find...

Solva Community Council – December Meeting

Solva Community Council's next meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 December 2020 via video conferencing.  Items on the agenda include: Coronavirus community support Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch Advent calendars Solva CLT Community Clubhouse Climate Change Emergency Action Plan Planning applications Local concerns including Lower Solva car park...

Christmas cards, Markets and Solva Christmas shopping

RNLI and Shalom Christmas cards are for sale at Oriel y Parc with Shalom cards also at their shop and Mathias Hardware. There will be four December “pop up” markets of local crafts, out of doors, in Oriel y Parc courtyard on the 5,6, 12 & 13 Dec from 10am - 1pm.                                                                                 ...

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