Solva Community Council • Cyngor Cymuned Solfach
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previous years is seeking our support to deliver various non-statutory services which otherwise may be at risk of being withdrawn.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.
… 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.
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!
Changes to the way that waste and recycling is collected will change from autumn 2019.
Image courtesy of PCC
Solva Community Council’s minutes for July have now been published on its website.
Solva commemorated the end of the Great War throughout 2018. Solva Heritage Society, in particular, organised a series of events that were both poignant and thought provoking. You can download a the illustrated document, produced by Brenda Lloyd, that summarises Solva Heritage Society’s contribution.
June’s minutes have now been published.
The preferred route has been revealed!
Hugging the valley above Newgale beach, the preferred option is a two-and-a-half kilometre stretch linking Penycwm with a purpose built roundabout approximately 1km south of Roch.
The next stages are – if Cabinet agree – for Pembrokeshire County Council to apply for Welsh Government financial support to undertake further studies of the ground conditions, ecology and environment along the preferred route so that the precise location of the road can be determined.
Detailed surveys of the route will be undertaken as well as drilling some exploratory boreholes as part of the ground investigation. Detailed designs of the new road will be developed for public consultation before an application for planning consent and a public enquiry.
A full list of Solva Community Council Award winners are: Outstanding Community Volunteer: Brenda Lloyd, Carol Ann Jones, Rebecca Wright and Jimmy Young, Outstanding Youth Champion: Jane Wilde,
Outstanding Community Fundraiser: Lindsey Richards, and Outstanding Contribution to Solva Life: Mollie Roach.
Four of our award winners, who received their plaques last night at Solva Community Council’s AGM. Pictured from the right are Solva Community Council Chair Josh Phillips who presented the awards, Carol-Ann Jones, Mollie Roach, Jim Young and Brenda Lloyd – full list of winners to follow …