Solva AFC – Players Wanted!

Solva AFC – Players Wanted!

Solva AFC
PLAYERS WANTED FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON 2020/21
We currently have 4 teams: Senior 1st Team, Senior 2nd Team, Under 14’s and Under 12’s
Training has already begun in-line with FAW COVID-19 Guidelines. If you or your child are interested contact solvaafc@gmail.com or message through Facebook or Twitter

Solva Care is Hiring

Solva Care is Hiring

Would you be interested in helping Solva Care extend its work In the local community? The Solva Care Trustees are looking
for a person with good local knowledge and an interest in helping and supporting our community. We have funding to
Appoint an Activities Assistant to work with our Solva Care Co-ordinator on our projects. The role will also involve
developing a programme of leisure and recreational activities to interest and involve people in our community.                    Good knowledge of IT and the ability to organise digital training will be an important part of the post.
Salary: £12 per hour – hours: maximum 46 hours a month –  location: Solva § closing date for applications: 16 October 2020 –  expected start date: Nov 2020
For a full job description, please contact Solva Care Finance Officer Bruce Payne by emailing brucepayne241@gmail.com or calling 07890 987 259. Or, for an informal chat, contact Trustee Board Chair Mollie Roach by email on alanmollie@btinternet.com or by calling 01437 729 052. For more details of Solva Care, take a look at our website: solvacare.co.uk and Twitter and Facebook pages.

Solva Surgery Coronavirus Update

Solva Surgery Coronavirus Update

The surgery is now operating a full telephone triage service. If you have a medical query and would like to speak to a Doctor or Nurse please telephone the surgery on 01437 721306 and you will be added to their telephone list. You will be asked for the details of your query which is very important in order for us to prioritise your query.
All queries will be dealt with over the telephone. We also have facilities for video consultations.
If the doctor needs to see you in order to treat you then they will provide full instructions of when to attend the surgery and what to do when you attend the surgery.
Please do not attend the surgery without speaking to the doctor first. Patients can also contact the practice by “E-consult” which they can access via our website https://solvasurgery.gpsurgery.net.
This is an online consultation service that links the patient to the GP. The patient just needs to fill out a simple form to get advice and treatment by the end of the next working day. It also allows the patient to access self-care, pharmacy and can signpost to local self-referral services.

Investors in Carers Award for Shalom House

Investors in Carers Award for Shalom House

Shalom House in St Davids, Pembrokeshire has been recognised for its commitment to and support for carers and their families. Shalom House, a specialist palliative care establishment caring for people with life limiting illness and their carers has achieved the Investors in Carers Bronze Level award; a scheme which is delivered by Hywel Dda University Health Board and supported by its local authority and third sector partners in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
Elaine Lorton, Pembrokeshire County Director for the Health Board said, “It is so positive to be able to recognise the significant role our third sector partners play in supporting carers across Pembrokeshire. Shalom House is the first such organisation to attain this recognition and this demonstrates their dedication and commitment.”

Mount Farm Milk – latest delivery

Mount Farm Milk – latest delivery

The Mount Farm’s fresh milk initiative, in partnership with Solva Community Council, has caught the imagination of the village and a number of tourists too. In the short period that the Top Shop Milking Parlour has been open already a considerable saving in single use plastic cartons has been achieved – probably a skip full!
Lyndsey Richards from Mount Farm is delighted that locals are opting for a local, sustainable milk over alternatives with a huge carbon footprint – she says that this is a great example of the community working together with a local supplier to the benefit of everyone. We are making huge strides to meet the objectives of our emergency climate declaration. Keep buying the milk! It’s great value at £1 per litre and, as many of the older residents of the village have said, “It’s just like milk used to be”.

Solva Memorial Hall Reopening Update

Solva Memorial Hall Reopening Update

Extracts from a recent zoom meeting between PAVS, WCVA, Welsh Government and WLGA.
The main topics of discussion were, what was the difference between social and charitable/voluntary activities and the interpretation of the “rule of six”, which has understandably caused some concern amongst hall committees regarding
reopening plans. Things are under review, and the WCVA’s information sheet will not be updated until next week, hopefully it will provide more clarity.
Currently the legislation hasn’t changed and community facilities following all COVID-19 secure guidelines can host more than 6 people in total, but no one should visit or socialise in a group of greater than 6. But ultimately it up to the hall committee to make the decision whether they reopen now, or continue with preparations to re-open at a future date.
With this in mind and until the above clarification has been received Solva Memorial Hall will remain closed, but it is hoped it can be reopened in the next two weeks.

Solva CLT Update

Solva CLT Update

The work on the SCLT continues with regular meetings being held with Pembrokeshire County Council and our other partners. The next step is to get
the business case approved by PCC so that the Welsh Government can approve the grant funding. This hopefully will be done after the September Cabinet meeting of PCC.

A consultation will then take place with the community over the change of use of the playing field to a housing site. This consultation will be led by PCC. The site has been earmarked for housing for as long as people can remember, so it is hoped that this process will proceed smoothly. The project does, after all, include new recreational space. In the meantime, make sure that you complete your membership leaflet, pay a pound and join the project. There will be an AGM in the autumn so all the members can elect a committee to take forward this exciting project. If you don’t have a membership leaflet pick one up at Bay View Stores or download a PDF.

Solva Community Council – September Meeting

Solva Community Council – September Meeting

Solva Community Council’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 September 2020 via video conferencing.  Items on the agenda include:

  • Coronavirus community support
  • Firework display
  • Planning applications
  • Local concerns including traffic issues, Gamlin Play Park, local businesses/car park, Solva sewage treatment works and wild flower loss

Members of the community who wish to observe can do so by emailing solvacommunitycouncil@solva.gov.wales