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

From 26 April

  • Outdoor hospitality and outdoor visitor attractions can open.
  • Organised outdoor activities and outdoor wedding receptions are permitted for up to 30 people.

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.

All of Wales is at alert level 4 – find out what you need to do at alert level 4.

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.

Spotlight on Community Arts – Together for Change Forum Event

You are invited to the Together for Change Forum Spotlight on Community Arts Exploring the Value of the Arts on the Wellbeing of Communities Thursday 20 May 10.00-11.50 Join Together for Change for the second of our Forum events - Spotlight on Community Arts - which will be on exploring the value of the arts on the wellbeing of communities. The...

Telephone scams information

Please click here to read the above posters that provide information about telephone scams. Poster by Cyber Crime Team, Dyfed-Powys Police.

Problem Seagulls – DO NOT FEED THEM!

Feeding seagulls can result in over-population and the birds becoming a nuisance as they quickly learn where there are ready sources of food. They may even become aggressive to people if they realise that members of the public are likely to have food. More birds mean more mess and bird poo can attract vermin and spread disease. All in all, it is...

The Welsh Blood Service

The service aims to have least 7 days of each blood type at all times to help patients in need across Wales. Can you help us by giving blood at Haverfordwest Rugby Club on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May? Visit https://wbs.wales/GiveBloodSolva to book a lifesaving donation.

Solva Surgery

The surgery will be closed on the following Bank Holiday Mondays and patients should make sure that they have enough medication to last them over the long weekends: Monday 3 May (May Bank Holiday) Monday 31 May (Spring Bank Holiday) THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A DOCTOR ON CALL WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED If urgent, please telephone 111 to access the GP...

Siop

A “Pop-Up-Shop” with refreshments will be opening soon in Solva Football Clubhouse - something similar To St Davids Siop Y Bobol but on a slightly smaller scale. The first one is likely to be held on Tuesday morning 19 May with further regular dates including weekends, once the event is up and running.                                             ...

Calling All Scarecrow Builders

Please let me have the name of your chosen character as soon as possible. Remember early bird gets the worm - no duplicates allowed. The theme this year is ANIMATED CHARACTERS. Please contact Chief Scarecrow Fran Barker on 01437 721164 / 07377 059265 or please email: fran34hb@gmail.com

Dog Poo – Bag it and BIN it

A plea to people walking dogs along the country lanes to not jettison their dog waste bags into the surrounding fields! This has happened throughout lockdown, so holiday makers are not to blame. A particular “hot spot” is to the west of Llanungar Lane heading north to the airfield, close to the last bend, where a gap in the hedge appears to offer...

Picnic Area

Solva Community Council is in the process of enhancing and developing the foreshore area opposite the Lower Solva car park. It is already proving to be a big hit with visitors. Plans are going ahead to grass the newly cleared area to make it a more usable space and therefore additional picnic benches are now required. If you would like to help to...

Social Media masterclass 12 May

Join the Together for Change Masterclass on the 12th May at 10am on how to use social media more effectively to communicate with your community and volunteers. Please click here to see the information flyer and to find out how to sign up.

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