What Solva Community Council Does
The Community Council works in partnership with a range of organisations – such as Pembrokeshire County Council, local law enforcement (Dyfed-Powys Police), the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and the National Trust – in order to ensure that Solva remains an attractive place to live, visit and work.
Decision making is carried out by 8 elected Members, who represent Solva’s roughly 656 people of voting age. However, the Community Council is not party political – enabling each member to vote as an individual on all matters that concern Solva, Whitchurch and Middle Mill.
Day-to-day operations are carried out by the Clerk, supported by contractors for specialist jobs such as Grounds Maintenance.
Notice of Casual Vacancy - 31st May 2022
A casual vacancy has arisen in Solva Community Council for the office of community councillor.
Any TEN local government electors for the ward of Solva may within 14 days of this notice make a written request to hold an election to fill the vacancy to the:
Pembrokeshire County Council
Electoral Services, Unit 23
Thornton Business Park
Thornton Industrial Estate
If no request for an election is received by 10 or more electors within 14 days of this Notice, Solva Community Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
Please contact the Clerk Bruce Payne on 07890 987259 who will be happy to discuss the vacancy.
Reference: Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011 Part 7: Communities and Community Councils (Chapter 3) – Co-option to fill a casual vacancy
3.18. A casual vacancy can arise for several reasons, including resignation or failure
to accept office. The vacancy is automatic, and does not need to be declared.
The statutory reference for the filling of casual vacancies is section 21 (2) (a) of
the Representation of the People Act 1985 and any power or duty of a
community council under rules made under section 36(2) of the Representation
of the People Act 1983 to co-opt a person to fill a casual vacancy.
3.19. Public notice must be given of the vacancy to give the community the
opportunity to nominate candidates to represent them on the council. If
notification is received from ten electors within fourteen days that they want an
election, then an election must be held. If there is one candidate for one
vacancy, this candidate is elected unopposed. Only if there is no request for an
election may the council co-opt an individual as a councillor and again public
notice must be given.
Welsh and English Notices of Casual Vacancy have been posted in Solva.
For a PDF version of this notice please click the link below:
One Voice Wales
Please click the link below to download a PDF for more information.
Notice of Next Meeting
The next SCC meeting is planned to be on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 6pm at Solva Community Clubhouse.
Please click the link here to see a notice of the meeting.
Members unable to do face-to-face will have the option to attend via Zoom. Members of the community who wish to observe can do so by emailing Brucepayne241@gmail.com
The 2022 Annual Meeting (AGM) took place on 11th May 2022 in the Solva Community Clubhouse.
Please click the link below to download a PDF of the AGM minutes:
Solva Community Council Members
A warm welcome to our newest council members:
- Richard Davies
- Robert Richards
- Bethany Hutson
- Samuel Ellison
Please click on the link on each candidate’s profile to read their personal register of interest
Have your Say!
Alternatively, members of the public are welcome to attend Community Council meetings – see the dates above.
Or, you can come along to one of our weekly coffee mornings from 10.30am to noon on a Thursday in the Memorial Hall, where you will often find a Community Councillor to speak to. Our County Councillor, Mark Carter, sometimes has a local surgery at the coffee morning a couple of times per month; please contact him for details on 07976 553912 or firstname.lastname@example.org; you can also check the Solva Newsletter for dates. Alternatively you can make an appointment with the Clerk to see the Chair at other times.
Other Elected Representatives for Solva
Below are details of the County Councillor, Welsh Assembly Members, Member of Parliament and Police that represent Solva. Click on their photos for contact details and further information.