SCC is looking to recruit a Web Administrator to manage our website. The candidate must have the following:
> Experience in a similar role of web content management
> Proficiency in online content management including WordPress
> Basic Photoshop skills
> Website development knowledge
£12 per hour (up to 4 hours per month) – Find out more by contacting Bruce Payne 07890 987259 or send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: Friday 26 February.
The Trust continues to make progress with some significant steps taken already this year. In its January meeting, Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet approved the use of the football field for housing. This followed the statutory consultation period when the project was advertised in the Western Telegraph and on local notice boards. Every household that adjoins the site was also written to directly to inform them of the proposal. No negative comments were received
from local residents, after all the site has been earmarked for housing for many years.
The Playing Fields Trust did however request reassurance that suitable alternative facilities were available. This has been confirmed by the CLT noting both the pitch adjacent the clubhouse and the new junior pitch proposed on the site itself. Another great stride forward has been the selection of the architect to design the project. The CLT has been actively involved in reducing the shortlist of 14 firms to three. The three finalists have now been interviewed by the CLT Board, assessing each based upon a short presentation and Q&A section. The board found each to offer a diverse range of expertise
including previous experience with CLTs and social housing projects. The details of the appointment will shortly be confirmed and then we can really crack on with engaging the community and progressing the design. Look out for notices of community workshops in the coming months.
If you haven’t joined the CLT, there is still time. For the fee of one pound you will become a full member and have a stake in the first CLT in Wales. Get in touch with Colin Reynolds (email@example.com) who leads our membership team, or Rachel Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) the CLT secretary.
For the first time, the census will be run primarily online, making it easy for most people to complete the questionnaire on any device. Local Census support centres will be offering help, while paper questionnaires will be available for those who need them. The 2021 Census will include a new question on veterans of the UK Armed Forces, as well as voluntary questions, for those aged 16 and over, on sexual orientation and gender identity. For more information see leaflet or visit www.census.gov.uk or Nia Taylor, Local census engagement manager at: email@example.com
Solva Care trustees have a small sum of money to benefit good causes in Solva.
Local organisations can apply for a grant that will support at least one of the following purposes:
2. Citizenship or community development.
3. Arts, culture, heritage, or science.
4. Amateur sport.
5. Improvement of the community.
6. Environmental protection or improvement.
Please note that grant requests of more than £500 are unlikely to be awarded. Contact Bruce Payne on firstname.lastname@example.org / 07890 987259 for an application form. Closing date: Friday 26 February.
The Welsh Government’s Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy sets out three key milestones:
• By mid-February – all care home residents and staff; frontline health and social care staff; everyone over 70 and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable will have been offered vaccination.
• By the Spring – vaccination will have been offered to all the other phase one priority groups. This is everyone over 50 and everyone who is at-risk because they have an underlying health condition.
• By the Autumn – vaccination will have been offered to all other eligible adults in Wales, in line with any guidance issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
In total, around 2.5m people throughout Wales could be offered Covid vaccines by September, depending on further advice from the JCVI. The strategy depends on sufficient and regular supplies of the vaccines being delivered. It will be kept
under review in line with supply of the vaccine and any further advice from the JCVI.
Solva and St Davids Surgeries
Each surgery has received an initial supply of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and will now begin the vaccination of eligible patients in the following priority groups:
● Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
● All those 80 years of age and over
● Front line Primary Care staff and social care workers whom the Health Board has allocated to us for vaccination.
The surgeries request that patients do not call them. They will call you in Priority Group order.
Further information on the Covid vaccine can be found on the Public Health website:
2020 has proved to be an extremely difficult year for everyone and Wales Air Ambulance Charity is no exception. This national crisis has severely impacted our fundraising. We have seen our fundraising income drop by nearly 60% meaning we need your help more than ever. We currently run a 12-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With your support, we still plan to provide a 24-hour service so we can save lives in Wales regardless of the hour. In the past 12 months, we received 3627 calls in total! To provide this continual level of service to the people of Wales, the Charity needs to raise £6.5m every year. Please help us today to save lives tomorrow. Thank you.
Please visit https://welshairambulancecharitabletrust.eu.rit.org.uk/donate/waa/5/credit-card
Spring will soon be upon us and bring some colour back at last!
There have for some time been suggestions to form a gardening venture or club in the village. It would be a way of meeting like minded people and share thoughts and ideas for pots, baskets and window boxes and to help Solva bloom. The club could also support residents, who may not be able to or don’t know much about gardening, with ideas on how to brighten their lives through gardening in a small way. If there is enough interest we could have an informal meeting at the Solva Clubhouse, once lockdown is lifted! Contact Tony Hughes: email@example.com or 07815 792856.
SCC & Solva WI Tree Planting:
Local volunteers have now planted 350 saplings, including Rowan, Wild Cherry, Crabapple, Dogwood, Hazel and Hawthorn, on Lyn’s Path hillside. The remaining 70 saplings are being planted around the perimeter of the football pitch.
Solva planting co-ordinator Vicky Barker would like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and good humour! As well as the Woodland Trust for providing the saplings, stakes and tree guards.
To help with future planting email Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org or send text on 07748 352889.
WI Tree Planting
Two Crabapple trees were planted on the bank at St Aidans car park, and an ornamental Cockspur Thorn alongside the walkway to the doctor’s surgery. Thank you to spouses Jonathan and Keith for the digging of the holes and to Vicky
and Bruce from Solva Community Council for their patience and guidance.
Acting on behalf of the Pembrokeshire Community Hub, PAVS has been awarded funding from the Welsh Government Coronavirus Recovery Grant for Volunteering 2020-21. The purpose of the grant is to sustain volunteering and community action during the pandemic and recovery and, at the same time, improve or introduce new systems and support arrangements, complementing existing infrastructure, to ensure more sustainable models of volunteering. The grant was formally approved on 22nd January 2021 and all funded activity must be completed by 31st March 2021.
Download a PDF of the Request to Quote document to find out more.
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