Theme “Animated Characters”.
A great day out for all the family. Trail maps and competition sheets available for £3.50 at Bay View Stores (Top Shop) and the Lower car park from 10.00 to 14.00 on Sunday and 10.00-12.00 on Sunday. Scarecrows on view from 10.00 to 18.00 each day. Enquiries to Fran Barker: 07377 059265.
Theme “Animated Characters”.
The Pembrokeshire public is being asked for its views on the future operation of Waste and Recycling Centres (WRCs) in the County. A public consultation has been launched and puts forward potential options for residents to provide feedback.
It follows examination of data that showed at some sites less than 30% of available slots at WRCS are being booked. And, against a backdrop of ongoing changes to recycling legislation from the Welsh Government and increasing financial pressures, it is now timely to undertake a review of the WRCs.
The consultation is at https://haveyoursay.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/ and closes on Monday 9 August.
Hard copies of the survey are available at the Call Centre, please call 01437 764551. If we want to keep St Davids Waste & Recycling Centre it would be good if as many as possible complete the survey.
The Welsh Government has published its consultation document on the proposal to introduce a default 20 mph speed limit on restricted roads in Wales. Please feel free to share the opportunity to respond through your usual channels and contacts.
Responses are welcomed by 30 September.
We have recently installed a defibrillator at Llanungar Caravan Park. The unit is situated in the “Information Room” in the wooden cabin on the top camping field. The unit is in an alarmed cabinet, but remains unlocked to avoid unnecessary delays
obtaining and entering access codes. This building is easily accessible following the main park entrance along “Snakey Lane” (bridleway) by following signage for the “Park Office”. It is also accessible through Llanungar Fach Farm (permissive route in
an emergency only). There is an emergency phone next to the defibrillator with the exact location clearly provided. The unit was used twice last year and is available for emergency use, it is listed on the CAD system with Ambulance Control. If it used, please inform us, as part of the equipment will need to be replaced. Location: OS Ref SM (7938,2502). What3words (///expect.sketching.campers)
Sadly the upper playground was recently vandalised and had to be closed, due to the equipment being used as target practice for bottles. Shards of glass covered the grass which was a danger for anyone playing in the area. The better news is that thanks to PCC cleanup crew it is now operational. This kind of pointless, irresponsible vandalism does not sit well with the people of Solva. The incident has been reported to the Police and anyone with any further information should please contact them on 101.
The lower Playground’s new equipment passed inspection and the barriers have been taken down, allowing the new attraction to be used.
Solva Memorial Hall 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. All ages welcome and no experience necessary.
Free to attend with donations to Solva Care. Please pre-book a space as numbers are limited. email email@example.com
Photo: Karel Mujica Photography
The practice has seen an increase in calls from patients, requesting a letter of confirmation regarding their Covid vaccination status. Please note WE ARE UNABLE to offer you a certification of Covid vaccination, a Vaccine Passport or a letter to prove
you have been vaccinated against Covid 19. Please follow the Welsh Government NHS link to register. Get the NHS COVID Pass to show your vaccination status for travel at GOV.WALES. Alternatively, you can request a paper Covid Pass by telephoning 0300 303 5667. The line is open 7 days a week between 9 am and 5 pm.
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 Council are unable to permit any use of the recreation grounds for access as set out in the deed of gift, this would not be a permitted use or in line with provisions that this land may only be used for community benefit.
We as a council have already made representations regarding amended planning and although this alternate route is not feasible, we would welcome suggestions from the developers should they wish to present another route. We are also mindful of the disruption to residents in this area and will continue to make representations on behalf of those residents affected should any further queries or difficulties arise.
Solva community council is committed to providing open and transparent engagement with all members of the community as we have demonstrated on this occasion. Unfortunately, there are legal restrictions that could not be ignored, and we have taken our decision in line with covenants within the deed of gift.
Community meetings convened by local government electors
Should a sufficient number of residents require us to hold a meeting there are regulations set out in the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 that allow for this. It states:
A community meeting may also be convened at any time by not less than 50 Solva electors. Such a meeting must be chaired by the existing chair of the community council.
The convenors of the meeting are required to give notice of the meeting to Solva community council. The notice must include the name, signature, and address of each of the individuals who assert that they have convened a community meeting, and,
- The business which is proposed to be transacted at the meeting
- The proposed time and place at which the meeting is to be held
If the business of the community meeting is a general issue, at least seven clear days notice of the meeting must be given.
For further information please contact the Clerk, Bruce Payne on 07890 987259 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 operating and opening arrangements) of Waste and recycling centres to provide a service which balances with the needs of the public as far as practicable, the required statutory level of service provision and the budgetary constraints that the service neds to operate within, was launched this week and puts forward potential options for residents to provide feedback.
The Pembrokeshire public is being asked for its views on the future operation of Waste and Recycling Centres (WRCs) in the County. A public consultation has launched and puts forward potential options for residents to provide feedback.
It follows examination of data that showed at some sites less than 30% of available slots at WRCS are being booked.
And, against a backdrop of ongoing changes to recycling legislation from the Welsh Government and increasing financial pressures, it is now timely to undertake a review of the WRCs.
The consultation and full consultation document can be found here: https://haveyoursay.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/
The Council currently operates six WRCs across the County – Crane Cross, Hermon, Manorowen, St David’s, Waterloo and Winsel – one of the highest levels of WRCs provision in Wales.
The current operating costs for the WRCs are more than £1.3m per year. This cost is not sustainable and mandatory requirements to sites in line with changes to environmental permits will also require about £250,000 of infrastructure costs at five of the six WRC sites.
The consultation provides two options to balance the needs of the public as far as practically possible with the statutory level of service and budgetary constraints.
Option 1: Reduce the number of WRC sites operated by PCC.
Option 2: To rationalise the opening hours of all WRCs based on data. This could include changes to opening days / hours at WRCs.
The potential savings of a closure of a small WRC would be approximately £45,000 per year while reducing the opening hours by two days per week could provide a cost reduction of about £10,000 per year.
The public’s views are also sought on:
- The retention of the WRCs booking system
- The range of materials collected at WRCs across Pembrokeshire – i.e. do all sites need to accept all materials or should some just focus on recycling and reuse options?
- The range of non-domestic materials which incur charges
We have also asked for their own ideas, suggestions and different ways of working so that the services can be retained and made more efficient and effective.
The consultation is now live at https://haveyoursay.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/ and closes on Monday, 9th August 2021.
If constituents cannot access the consultation online there are hard copies available at the Call Centre, please call 01437 764551.