Solva Community Council’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday 3 June 2020 via video conferencing. Items on the agenda include:
- Coronavirus community support
- Planning matters
- Wild garden report
- Finance review
- Local concerns
Members of the community who wish to observe can do so by emailing email@example.com
The scheme was launched by Gwyn Price of Bay View Stores and Sam Ellison, of I Love Solva, to cheer people up and let them know they are appreciated. It has been a huge success. The boxes are given free of charge to nominated people in the
community who may be struggling financially, tired as they’re a key worker or work for the NHS, or others who may just need a little pick-me-up. Nominations can be submitted to Bay View Stores via their Facebook messenger. To date Bay View
Stores, along with a dedicated team, have delivered over 250 Cwtch boxes of food to members of our community and surrounding area. But they need your help to keep it going:
• You can make a monetary donation and we will use this to buy items. (Please message on Facebook or pop into Bay View Stores)
• You can donate food items into our food pod next to the shop.
• You can nominate someone who needs/deserves a Cwtch Box.
Every donation means that we can carry on doing what we are doing and helping those who need it.
A huge thank you also needs to go to Richard at Whitesands Beach House, Sam and our Tetris box packing queen Jane, plus the other companies that have been involved. Not forgetting Gwyn!
It is still on the cards for the world-famous race to take place on Sunday 30 August, starting at 3pm when the ducks are encouraged to enter Solva river. Obviously, due to current circumstances nothing is final, so please look out for further updates.
Although the Surgery doors are locked, GP Practices are still open for business, and if patients have any symptoms that they are worried about, especially if it could be cancer, they should contact their GP straight away. We acknowledge that patients may be concerned about the risk of contracting COVID-19, but please be assured that we are offering mainly consultations by telephone, video or our new eConsult service during the pandemic – and patients will only be asked to attend the surgery for an appointment or test where it is necessary and where it is safe to do so. Please see the Practice websites for details of the new eConsult service. Also, Solva Surgery prescription collection times have changed to afternoon’s between 2pm and 5pm. Keep Safe, Stay Home.
It is still hoped to hold the scarecrow trail (2-3 August 2020), as it is outdoors and people could be encouraged to go round in family groups and keep social distancing.
If you wish to build a scarecrow please contact Fran Barker with the title of your scarecrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01437 731164 or 07377 059365.
The theme is Children’s Book Titles or Characters. Depending on the ever changing Covid-19 circumstances the event may be moved to later in August. Watch this space for updates!
If you haven’t checked out the Solva Blog yet, please do so at:https://solvastories.wixsite.com/community/blog.
There are poems, stories, photos, a quiz and ideas of activities plus Ian McDonald’s “Long John Solva” pirate cartoons. Contributions are always welcome!
Its all thanks to Lesley, Lena, Ania and Kelly, who set it up and run it.
As most of you will know, the Edge Festival has been postponed until 2021. The dates for your diary are now Friday 30, Saturday 31 and Sunday 1 August 2021 and we can’t wait!
We have been really pleased with the support we have received for making this difficult decision but as we all now know, there was no other option. Thank you to our committee for making the decision. Thank you to all the bands and other performers for agreeing to perform at the 2021 festival and rolling over the deposits we have paid.
Thank you to our major suppliers of the stage, first aid and security for doing the same. Thanks to those who bought Early Bird
tickets and the stall holders. It’s because of all these many people and small businesses that we will be able to have an Edge Festival in 2021. Inevitably, we have some financial challenges and although we have applied for grants, we have yet to receive anything. If you would like to make a donation to help support us, please drop us a line at email@example.com
PCC recently awarded the affordable housing project an additional £50,000. Taken from the Housing Need element of Pembrokeshire County Council’s Second Home Council Tax Levy, it will allow the project to continue. The funding award will run from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021.
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The minutes from Solva Community Council’s meeting of 6 May have now been published.
Solva Community Land Trust’s online survey needs to hear from you! If you would like to express your views, and interest in, this exciting project, please complete the confidential survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SolvaCLT2020/
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