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

Even with the easing of restrictions, it is understandably still a worrying time for many people and many are still shielding.  Many activities and events in the village have been suspended, and businesses are only just opening again.  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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eeep Wales safe

  • always observe social distancing – it is still 2 metres in Wales
  • wash your hands regularly
  • if you meet another household, outside your extended household, stay outdoors
  • work from homw if you can
  • get tested and stay at home if you develop symptoms

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.

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 2 September 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 – September Meeting

Solva Community Council's next meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 September 2020 via video conferencing.  Items on the agenda include: Coronavirus community support Firework display Planning applications Local concerns including traffic issues, Gamlin Play Park, local businesses/car park, Solva sewage treatment works and wild flower loss Members...

Faster Broadband for Solva?

Do you want faster Broadband speeds in Solva? How does 1000 mbps sound! The Government is asking people to register their interest - to distribute funding to upgrade our Broadband equipment. Basically the more people that register interest in Solva the closer we are to having an upgrade! Please share and encourage everyone to do this, register...

Milk Scheme

The Mount Farm Milk Scheme is now established with every household in Solva being provided with a free one litre milk bottle that can be used over again. This scheme is supported and subsidised by Solva Community Council as part of its green agenda. If everyone in Solva were to use recyclable bottles then there would be a reduction in single use...

St Davids & Solva Surgeries – Flu Vaccination Clinics 2020

Both practices are currently busy planning the forthcoming Flu Vaccination clinics which, due to Covid-19, are going to be more challenging than usual to deliver this coming Autumn. We are still in the planning stage and are currently awaiting further guidance but, in the meantime, we are exploring the possibility of running flu clinics at...

Scarecrow Trail 2020 Results

Over the first weekend in August the 14th annual Scarcrow trail took place. The two day event was a great success, especially with the influx of visitors due to the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions. Seventy groups competed to explore the village and guess the scarecrow theme names and judge the winners: Best Scarecrow: No 12. Harry Potter and...

The Sunny Solva Coffee Morning

The coffee morning team, with support from Solva Care, is planning to hold an Open Air Coffee Morning in Parc y Capel in early September. Ann and Robin have kindly agreed to provide electricity and the Chapel have allowed us to use the Parc. Owing to the Covid-19 regulations we will have to observe certain restrictions: ● Social distancing -...

Second July Meeting Minutes Published

The minutes from Solva Community Council's meeting of 15 July have now been published.

Solva Community Council – August Meeting

Solva Community Council's next meeting will be held on Wednesday 12 August 2020 via video conferencing.  Items on the agenda include: Coronavirus community support Local Places for Nature Community Hub Local concerns Planning applications Members of the community who wish to observe can do so by emailing...

Post Office’s Local Hero Award

Huge congratulations to Postmaster Gwyn Price of Bay View Stores, Solva for being nominated for the Post Office’s Local Hero Award for service to the Community. Gwyn and his team regularly put together “Cwtch Boxes” for deserving members of the community, with items donated from the local community and the shop. During these difficult times,...

Solva Duck Race – CANCELLED for this Year

In line with Government guidelines on social distancing and gatherings, the duck race planned for Sunday 30 August will not place this year. Refunds will be given for tickets bought.

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