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

It is understandably still a worrying time for many people and many are still shielding.  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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Keep Wales safe

Wear a face covering (if you are able to)

Wash your hands regularly

Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

If you have symptoms, get a test.

Remember, you can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

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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SCC Emergency Scheme of Delegation

SCC have issued their policy on how its business will be conducted during the Coronavirus pandemic.  

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!

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 March meeting has been cancelled – a new date will be announced soon.

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.

Panto Time

Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! on Friday 28 & Saturday 29 January 2022 at 7.30pm SADS & YSADS will be delighted to present a Pantomime for your entertainment. “Dick Whittington” seeks fame and fortune in a town where he thinks the streets are paved with gold; but they aren't! There is an evil King Rat after him: with the help of Fairy...

New Year’s Day Treasure Hunt

We have been busy putting together a cracking programme for New Year's Day 2022. It will start at Bay View Stores from 10-10.30am and conclude at the Royal George later on in the afternoon, for the answers to the fiendish clues and the results of the competition.

Solva Christmas Shopping Night – Thursday 9th December 5pm till 8pm

The local shops, pubs and cafés will be opening their doors, together with exciting craft and food stalls, to help to create real Christmas cheer in Lower Solva. Window on Wales will offer mulled wine and money back vouchers and MamGu Welshcakes has Car Y Mor, Menevia, Solva Gin, and St Davids Old Farmhouse brewery joining them. The Wild Yoga...

The Edge Festival is back – with a Christmas offer!

It’s been a long time coming but the Edge Festival will be back on Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2022. After three years since the last Edge, it will be a great party. We can’t wait, so please put these dates in your diary. Tickets for the general public will be on sale early in the New Year, but we have a special Christmas Early Bird...

West Wales Walking for Wellbeing

All welcome to come and join our wellbeing walks, every Monday. Walks done at a pace to suit the individual. Start at 14:30 from Lower Solva Car park. Minibus pick up from Solva AFC Clubhouse at 14:15 and then from both lay-bys en route down. For more details contact Sam on 07796526166 or email: same@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

Sparkling Solva

Solva Advent windows - 1 Dec to 24 Dec All the dates have been taken! So look out for maps in Bay View stores and Window on Wales. Solva Care has also inspired a village in the Czech Republic to create advent windows this year!

Welsh Blood Service

Winter is here and the need for blood has never been more important. Over 200 blood donation appointments are available in Haverfordwest Rugby Club, on Monday 20 December. It only takes 45 minutes to give blood, for someone in need. Please book today @ https://wbs.wales/SolvaNews

Sparkling Solva

There are still dates available to display an Advent window. The window needs to be visible from the road. The display should be lit up from 5 - 10 pm each day from your chosen date. Contact Lena 07805 717556 or Carol Ann 07970 614233 to book your date!

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Luncheon –

Saturday 4 December - Solva Memorial Hall Solva's annual over-60s Christmas luncheon will commence at 12.30 pm; please do not arrive before 12noon. If you are part of the Solva Community, over 60 and wish to attend, please put your name and any dietary requirements on the list in Bay View Stores.

Fire & Cider Festival –

Saturday the 6 November at 8pm - Lower Solva foreshore In place of the annual fireworks display it was decided to hold an event on the foreshore called “The Fire and Cider festival (without fireworks)”. So, come and celebrate autumn at our alternative bonfire night. We will have a roaring bonfire, cider from Gareth Chapman’s own cider press, live...

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