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.

COMMUNITY MEETING OVER THE PENGRAIG/HEADLANDS DEVELOPMENT 27th JULY CANCELLED

COMMUNITY MEETING OVER THE PENGRAIG/HEADLANDS DEVELOPMENT 27th JULY CANCELLED Following significant research and discussion across our community it is with regret that we have to inform residents that the public meeting scheduled for the 27th of July has been cancelled. After careful consideration and with new documents coming to light the...

Waste and Recycling Centres Survey

Below is information about and a link to a survey by PCC into our recycling centres. If we want to keep St Davids Recycling Centre it would be good if as many as possible of us completed it. Feel free to pass it on. A PCC Cabinet decision on the 15 March to undertake a consultation on proposals around amending the level of provision (including...

Time To Dust Off Your NHS Rainbows

Monday 5 July is both the 73rd anniversary of the birth of the NHS and 2021’s National day to celebrate the contribution of NHS Social Care and Frontline Workers. Solva has planned a scaled down, Covid-conscious, programme which will be centred on the Football Club, where a commemorative Flag will be raised at 10 am. There will also be a small...

Solva Car Park

Although there is nothing on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (PCNPA) signage to alert National Trust members I can confirm that “National Trust members can park for free in the PCNPA car park in Solva - as long as a valid membership card or sticker is displayed clearly on the front windscreen or dashboard. This is agreed with...

Basic Life Support and Defibrillator training by Welsh Hearts

Monday 19 July 7pm & 8pm at Solva AFC Clubhouse. There will be two FREE CPR and Defibrillator training sessions run on the day. These hour-long sessions provide understanding of basic life support and use of a defibrillator, giving attendees the confidence to deal with an emergency and becoming a potential life saver. EVERY SECOND COUNTS WHEN...

Piano Recital by Boaz Johnson (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama)

Solva Memorial Hall - MONDAY 19 July doors open 7 performance starts at 7:30pm An hour of music including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Haydn All proceeds to www.solvacare.co.uk - Covid restrictions will apply and spaces are limited indoors so booking is essential by texting 07443 460036.

Public Meeting / Debate – St Brides View traffic/Pengraig/Headlands development

The Community Council has arranged for a public debate to take place with regards to issues arising out of the Pengraig/Headlands development. The project achieved planning approval in 2010, however, the developers are now seeking to amend the original application to allow for larger houses. Access for construction vehicles is an issue and the...

Mystery Plant

The plant in last month's newsletter has been identified as an Abies Koreana (Korean Pine). There are two in Parc y Capel. The one nearest the main road is the Christmas tree that is lit up in December. The other, further away from the road, has cones which seem to be even more beautiful than the Christmas tree's. It is also believed there is...

Coffee Mornings

The Thursday coffee morning team looks forward to welcoming everyone back to the Memorial Hall on Thursday 10 June, restrictions and instructions permitting. Let's hope it will be business as usual. Current procedures will be followed.

West Wales health care in – the future?

Plans to massively overhaul health care in West Wales Following a public consultation in summer 2018 Hywel Dda University Health Board decided to vote in favour of a plan that would see the development of a new hospital between St Clears in Carmarthenshire and Narberth in Pembrokeshire. However, the main topic on most people’s minds is likely to...

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