Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 4 Sept at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda:
▪ Solva Speed Limit – rumble strips
▪ Glanhafan – Proposal for new waiting restrictions
▪ Trecadwgan Community Farm
▪ Peninsula Local Energy Action Group
▪ Dog Fouling – Enforcement officers debate
▪ Solva Emergency Climate Action Plan
▪ PCC Community Development Project (Transfer of Non-Statutory Services)
▪ Solva Community Land Trust
▪ Solva Community Tourism Initiative
▪ Play & Skate Parks
▪ AFC project
▪ Solva Path Project
▪ Finance report
▪ Planning applications
▪ Local concerns
Members of the local community who wish to attend. Please inform SCC Clerk BrucePayne on 07890 987259.


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Campaign to save Trecadwgan Farm

On Friday 14 June 2019 a public meeting, attended by around 100 members of the local and wider Pembrokeshire community, was held to gather support to save Trecadwgan Farm from being auctioned by the council. Cris Tomos of PLANED launched a community pioneer share scheme to raise funds to help buy and support the farm for the community, alongside a peer to peer loan scheme, both of which are supported by the Biodynamic Land Trust. Cris is also a county councillor. Also in attendance was Bob Kilmister from PCC who presented the council’s position on the sale.
On Friday 21 June a group of 9 members of the campaign attended a meeting with Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC), demanding that Trecadwgan Farm be removed from sale at auction, on 17 July, in order to allow them further time to consult with the community, in order to formulate a viable way forward. Spokesman Rupert Dunn, spoke of the vision for a community farm and its huge benefit not only to local community, but also the region and beyond and how it could help a “cash strapped” PCC deliver services and uphold its commitments and obligations to the local
community. He also gave examples of other similar ventures around the UK.
Joyce Watson(AM) reminded the Council of its responsibilities under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and questioned whether this had been fully taken into consideration. Joyce also brought the subject up in the Welsh Assembly Plenary on Tuesday 18 June. PCC’s position, however, remains unchanged. Leader David Simpson says he will only remove Trecadwgan from auction upon the deposit of the £50,000 non-refundable deposit, citing legal and procedural restrictions, which the group disputes. The group has written a further open letter to
the council which contains questions, requests and also suggestions with regard to a flexible way forward. Latest update… there will be another Save Trecadwgan, public meeting at Solva Memorial Hall on Friday 5th July at 6.45pm. Where we will share the latest news and invite members of the local community, for their input, ideas and collaboration on the future of the farm. Refreshments and soup will be available. All welcome.


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Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 10 July at 6.30pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Items on the agenda:
▪ Case for 20 mph limit in Solva
▪ Dog Fouling – Enforcement officers debate
▪ Action Plan to reduce Solva’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2030
▪ PCC Community Development Project (Transfer of Non-Statutory Services)
▪ Solva Community Land Trust
▪ Solva Community Tourism Initiative
▪ Solva Logo competition
▪ Play & Skate Parks
▪ AFC project
▪ Solva Path Project
▪ Finance report
▪ Planning applications
▪ Local concerns
Members of the local community who wish to attend. Please inform SCC Clerk Bruce Payne on 07890 987259.


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Litter

It has been noted that a large amount of litter, mainly food boxes, drink cans, crisp packets and sweet wrappers are being deposited along the side of the Whitchurch road. A local resident who walks that way has been picking the litter up and taking it home to be binned. Anyone witnessing litter being deposited in this area, possibly from a moving vehicle, please take details and inform the SCC. Keep Solva tidy!


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Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 5 June at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Items on the agenda:
▪ Dog Fouling – Enforcement officers debate
▪ Action Plan to reduce Solva’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2030
▪ PCC Community Development Project (Transfer of Non-Statutory Services)
▪ Solva Community Land Trust
▪ Solva Community Tourism Initiative
▪ Community Crime Watch Scheme
▪ Memorial Benches – Motion to use PCNPA benches in car park
▪ Solva Logo competition
▪ Play & Skate Parks
▪ AFC project
▪ Solva Path Project
▪ Finance report
▪ Planning applications
▪ Local concerns
Members of the local community who wish to attend. Please inform SCC Clerk Bruce Payne on 07890 987259.


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Community Awards

This year saw the inauguration of the Solva Community awards, a chance for our village to recognise those who have given their time willingly and freely to enhance the quality of life in Solva:-
Outstanding Community Volunteer: Brenda Lloyd, Carol Ann Jones, Rebecca Wright and Jimmy Young.
Outstanding Youth Champion: Jane Wilde.
Outstanding Community Fundraiser: Lindsey Richards.
Outstanding Contribution to Solva Life: Mollie Roach.


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Climate Change Emergency

We believe that Solva Community Council is the first community/town council in Pembrokeshire to declare a #ClimateEmergency – following Welsh Government and Westminster’s declarations. We must act now and we will:
• Pledge to do what is within our powers to make Solva carbon neutral by 2030;
• Call on Welsh Government to provide the powers and resources necessary for Solva to achieve target;
• Address how individuals, families, organisations and businesses understand local and global challenges;
• Develop a community-led Action Plan to reduce Solva’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2030;
• Report within six months with that Action Plan, outlining the leadership role Solva Community Council will take
to achieve this Carbon Neutral Commitment;
• Ask PCC and the Welsh government for help to bring this plan to fruition;
• Investigate all possible sources of external funding and match funding to support this commitment.


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