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.

Macmillan Coffee Morning Update

The Thursday Coffee Morning came back with a bang on 23 September. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and true to style we raised a huge £300! The coffee, the cakes, the raffle and the Craft Group Sale all combined to raise this amazing sum in one and a half hours! Our thanks to all who contributed in any way. We look forward to...

Solva Memorial Hall

As members of the community know Solva Memorial Hall is a focal point and hub of the community for events and meetings. However, two factors have arisen that could affect the running and the future of the establishment. Firstly, the Hall needs more activities to off-set its running costs; many activities have been lost through organisers either...

Panto – Panto – Panto?

There might be a Pantomime in the offing for New Year! All depends on who would be willing to partake? Calling all budding actors - young - old and in between - a meeting will be held in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday 6 October at 6pm. Please come along.

SCC – We’re Hiring – Solva Newsletter Editor

Solva Community Council is looking for a person with good local knowledge to be its Newsletter Editor. The Editor will be responsible for the writing, production and distribution of this valued village publication. Excellent IT skills are essential. Advertising local businesses helps cover production costs and the Editor will be responsible for...

The Small Garden by the Bridge / Yr Ardd Fach Wrth y Bont

The garden opposite the Cambrian Inn has been tended by a local volunteer for the lastthree years, and it looks wonderful. To keep it in tip-top shape winter flowers and compost will need to be added to the area. If you have any spare winter flowers, shrubs or compost you wish to donate please drop them off to 27 Prendergast or call 01437 72011...

Sparkling Solva – Solva Care

Make Solva sparkle again this year with decorated windows, from 1 - 24 December during Advent. We would love you to join in and help to make our 3rd year the best yet. Please phone Lena: 07805 717556 or Carol Ann: 07970 614233 to put your name downs and give details of your decorated window.

Donations for Defibrillator pads

Arnold Boorman of the Royal Antideluvian Order of Buffaloes presents a cheque for £90 to Mary McMahon, Treasurer Solva WI, for contribution to the replacement defibrillator pads used in Solva. Solva Care has also contributed to buying a couple of pads, but it would be good to have some in stock. If you would like to donate towards spare ones, go...

Solva Ultrafast Full Fibre Broadband Project – Update

22% of Solva has now registered interest in the PCC led Ultrafast Fibre Broadband Project. For the project to go forward we need over 35% of residents and businesses to register. To help push the project forward please encourage friends, family or neighbours to complete the survey online: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/broadband-survey Please...

Thursday Coffee Morning and Mini Library

Every Thursday Memorial Hall 10.30 - 12 noon. We have been back in the Hall for 11 weeks, still with some COVID restrictions but getting back to our usual friendly atmosphere in spite of them. The end of the season is a good time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones. All ages are welcome as are well-behaved dogs. At the moment ages...

Foreshore Picnic Area – Mini Festival 25 September

The seeding of the foreshore picnic area was completed in July and now we have the makings of a grand area for additional tables and benches. Thank you to the members of our community who have contributed new tables. This is a very popular area used by visitors to picnic, launch paddle boards and kayaks and the Solva Swimmers are also known to...

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