Did you know that the electoral ward of Solva and Brawdy has been identified by Pembrokeshire County Council as an area in need of housing? And that a Community Land Trust, called Solva CLT, has been set up by Solva Community Council to take a community housing project forward to meet that need?
The new houses would be for the current residents and future generations of Solva and Brawdy. They would be environmentally friendly, affordable to rent, and looked after by the CLT in partnership with a not-for-profit housing association.
Solva CLT has already run two discussion groups about the project and would now like to hear from more people living in Solva and Brawdy. An online survey has been launched which we would like as many people to complete as possible. If you would like to express your views, and interest in, this exciting project, please complete the confidential survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SolvaCLT2020/
If you would like any further information about Sova CLT or the survey, please contact Sue Denman on firstname.lastname@example.org or Ifor Thomas on Ifor.Thomas@gmail.com
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Solva Community Council’s minutes for April have now been published on its website.
Solva Community Council’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday 6 May 2020 via video conferencing. Items on the agenda include:
- Coronavirus community support
- Planning Applications
- Interpretation/notice boards
- Path signage
- Local concerns
Members of the community who wish to observe can do so by emailing email@example.com
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Solva Community Council will hold a second April meeting on Wednesday 22 April at 6pm via video conferencing.
Members of the public are welcome to attend; please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to observe the meeting.
Solva Community Council’s minutes for March have now been published on its website.
The garage at Whitchurch is still open and able to carry out MOT’s repairs and servicing etc. We can arrange to pick up and return cars for those that are self-isolating, therefore avoiding human contact.
Just give us a ring on 01437 720900 to arrange.
We hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
Best wishes Elaine & Vince Longotano
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has issued guidance to people who have access to the countryside on their doorsteps to help them stay safe while out walking.
The countryside guidance has been produced as a reminder to those out walking to follow Government advice and to be mindful of the Countryside Code, respecting any people and livestock encountered.
The guidance advises people to:
Only use country paths in your neighbourhood that you can walk to from your house – DO NOT drive to the countryside to walk.
Keep to the path – Do not trespass onto private land; only use public footpaths and bridleways.
Practice social distancing – Keep a minimum of two metres apart from other walkers and avoid using narrow paths.
Plan your walk – Try to avoid busy times of day when many other people may be walking, and if possible, don`t use the same route every day.
Respect residents and landowners – If a path runs close to a house or farm try and take a different walk. If this isn’t possible, please respect the residents’ space as they may be vulnerable and self-isolating.
Keep dogs on leads – The lambing season has begun and many fields are now stocked with sheep and lambs.
We have just received a report of a land slide on the coast path between The Cradle and Gewni just west of Solva. The attached photo was supplied by a member of the public and we have yet to verify this report but it appears to be on footpath PP102/20 between Solva and Porth y Rhaw.
This section of path is currently closed in accordance with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020, but our team will go out and lock the gate which takes you out onto the headland from the Solva side of the path and erect signage on the Llanunwas and NineWells link paths.
We will look to undertake realignment works once we have clearance and will let you know.
National Trail Officer / Swyddog Llwybr Cenedlaethol
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority / Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro
Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, Councillor David Simpson, has provided a further coronavirus update for Wednesday, 1st April, as follows:
‘It has been another busy day for my colleagues within the Authority and everyone is working hard to tackle Covid-19.
‘We are operating in unprecedented and challenging times and have engaged our Emergency Planning protocols to manage the situation.
‘We have set up a strategic group that reviews matters daily. Sub-groups then support this strategic group and each group has defined roles and responsibilities. I can confirm that senior managers lead this robust structure.
‘I want to thank them for the way they are organising and managing the Authority’s resources to ensure our communities are supported.
‘I’m also aware that the elected County Councillors are very active out in the community. I am proud at the way officers and Elected Members are working to safeguard our county and communities.
‘I am pleased to announce that from today we have started paying Covid-19 grants to small businesses. We are processing payments as quickly as possible.
‘The following grants are available to small businesses to support the costs associated with the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses as follows;
small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief;
grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £12,001 and £51,000.
‘Councillor Paul Miller, the Cabinet Member for Economy, told me: “I know our local businesses are doing all they can to sustain jobs and livelihoods. Our job is to get assistance to them as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
‘I would like to highlight that the Welsh Blood service has set up regional donation hubs. The regional hub in Haverfordwest will be open tomorrow at Haverfordwest Rugby Club. Book your slot at: https://wbs.wales/Havwest10 or phone: 0800 252266
Councillor Tessa Hodgson, the Cabinet Member for Social Services, has commented how delighted she is to see so many people coming forward in our communities to volunteer.
To review community volunteering, visit our website at:
‘Community Foundation Wales has launched the Wales Coronavirus Resilience Fund to support charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations working in Wales, who provide activities to vulnerable groups.
‘The fund will be supporting organisations to adapt the way they work to respond to the rapidly changing needs in their communities.
Make a donation here.
Apply for a grant here.
‘Press releases issued since my message yesterday (Tuesday) are:
- Covid-19Business Grants For Small Businesses
‘Please everyone adhere to Government advice, stay home and be safe. Thank you.’
For the latest advice and press releases relating to coronavirus, please view: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
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