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.
Thanks to everyone involved in the 2019 fireworks’ display – organisers, bucket shakers and onlookers. We raised £1,296.61!
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previous years is seeking our support to deliver various non-statutory services which otherwise may be at risk of being withdrawn.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
• Parks, gardens & public open spaces
The first of these are playpark services and PCC plan to transfer the full cost to Solva Community Council (SCC) in April 2020. The forecast cost is £1,200 which could see our 2020/21 precept rise by 3.43%.
SCC has already taken financial control for the delivery of local Youth Services at an annual cost of £3,155. The cost of local elections has already been passed to community councils and PCC will now charge SCC approximately £5,000 for any contested election. SCC must be ready for the 2022 local elections and has from 2018 included £1,000 within the annual precept to cover expected costs.
Such increases to our precept are always a challenge to justify and we wish to do everything we can to protect residents from further excessive precept rises especially in the wake of Council Tax increases of 23.6% over the last two years.
SCC will consider all options to ensure our playparks remain open. Community Councillor’s will debate and agree a way forward at their meeting on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 6:30pm in the Memorial Hall.
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
- Planning applications
- Local concerns
Members of the local community are welcome to attend. Please let the Clerk (Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you wish to come along.
Solva Memorial Hall are pleased to announce that there is not free Wi-Fi at the hall!
… until Friday 8 November at 6.30pm due to bad weather.
Solva Fireworks are on Friday 1 November in lower Solva. Judging of the guy compeition at 6.30pm followed by the fireworks at 7pm. Free entry but do give a donation to help towards next year’s display.
This meeting has had to be postponed; more details to follow about the new date.
The meeting (as agreed at the Solva Community Council Meeting on 4 September 2019) to take forward the Community Climate Change Emergency Action Plan is on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 6:30pm in the Harbour Inn. Members of the local community are warmly invited to attend and can download the draft agenda.
Introducing ‘The Wonder of You’ and the boys of the Waste and Recycling Team, alongside the wonderful creativity of Mr Mark Bond and the Eco Champions project. Thankyouverrrrmurrrrch!