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!

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 8 January.

Who's Who?

Meet our Community Councillors.


Read the minutes of previous meetings

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.

Burns Night Postponed

You may have heard about COCA's proposed Burns Night planned for 25 January in Solva Memorial Hall.  Sadly, it has had to be cancelled due to no band being available.  However, there are plans for a Welsh night dinner in March so watch this space!

New Housing in Solva Consultation

The Community Land Trust (CLT), set up to deliver new affordable housing in Solva, has received around £3m from Pembrokeshire County Council. A consultation is being held between 6.30 to 7.30pm on Wednesday 11 December in Solva Football Club. If you are interested in one of the properties, or in what form they should take, do go along.

Renew Your Bus Pass

Transport for Wales are working with all Welsh local councils and Welsh Government to roll out new-style Concessionary Travel Cards by the end of December 2019. These cards will replace the current green 'bus passes' across Wales. The old-style cards will not be recognised by electronic readers on buses after 31 December 2019. Renew online now...

Solva Community Council – Next Meeting

Solva Community Council will meet on Tuesday 3 December at 6:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.  Items on the agenda will include: 2020/21 Budget and Precept Finance report Planning applications Local concerns including Bro Dawel traffic Members of the local community are welcome to attend. Please let the Clerk (Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you...

October Minutes Published

Solva Community Council's minutes for October have now been published on its website.

Solva Community Christmas Lunch

Solva's annual over-60s Christmas luncheon is hosted by Solva Community Council each year for everyone who is part of the Solva Community.  This year's will be held on Saturday 7 December at 12.30pm in the Memorial Hall with entertainment by the Brian Jobson band.  Add your name to the list in Bay View Stores if you are interested.

Solva Fireworks

Thanks to everyone involved in the 2019 fireworks' display - organisers, bucket shakers and onlookers.  We raised £1,296.61!

Solva Precept Pressure 2020/21

Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) will have a 2020/21 funding gap and although probably less than previous years is seeking our support to deliver various non-statutory services which otherwise may be at risk of being withdrawn. These include: • Public toilets • Playparks • Parks, gardens & public open spaces The first of these are playpark...

Solva Community Council – Next Meeting

Solva Community Council will meet on Wednesday 6th November at 6:30 pm in the Memorial Hall.  Items on the agenda will include: Playpark Services - debate & 2020/21 funding motion (see Solva Precept Pressure article) Dog Fouling - Enforcement officers debate & motion Solva Community Land Trust VE Day 75 Celebrations Finance report...

Free Wi-Fi at the Hall

Solva Memorial Hall are pleased to announce that there is now free Wi-Fi at the hall! Image by Samuel1983 from Pixabay 

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