Solva Care

News:
We had a very enjoyable cinema outing to see “The King & I”on Thursday 10 October. There will be another trip to Theatr Gwaun on Thursday 7 November, after the coffee morning, to see Gene Kelly in “An American in Paris”. Please contact Lena (details above) for info and to book a place.
● Look out for events in connection with Thursday coffee mornings: on 14 November, AGE UK will visit and in early
December there will be a talk about scams etc.
● We are planning a film project about Solva “The importance of Place” If anyone is interested in getting involved,
contact Lena.
● There are Art sessions at the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest every Wednesday between 12.30am and 2.30pm (£2/head),
If anyone is interested in going, please contact Sandra on 01437 721450.
Friday Club
In September Ceri once again provided craft activities – this time card making that everyone could treasure and take home. Brenda’s creative drama generated fun and laughter with a session using different dressing up hats.
October started with a rousing Solva Ukulele Pirates session and Brenda’s Line dancing. This was followed by Helen’s gentle movement, lulling everyone into a relaxed and soporific state. Reminiscing with Carol Ann provoked the sharing of objects, stimulating interest, memory recall and conviviality and this, once again was followed by further developmental movement with Helen, who also provided a fun and enjoyable music quiz. We also enjoyed Rosita’s sing-a-long and a trip to Vincent Davies Christmas store and café on the Bus y Bobl, in late October.
November will comprise: Tony’s Country and Western on 1st Nov; Fun Quiz with Ifor and Gill on Friday 8 Nov; Solva Ukulele Pirates on Friday 15 Nov (in the Football Club – please note); Nadia’s craft making for Advent windows on Friday 22 Nov; plus Cathedral Bells on Friday 29 Nov. With the exception of Country Western, all are followed by Helen’s Gentle movement.
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Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 6 Nov at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda:
▪ Play park Services – debate & 2020/21 funding motion (see Solva Precept Pressure article)
▪ Dog Fouling – Enforcement officers debate
▪ Solva Community Land Trust
▪ V.E. Day 75 years Celebrations
▪ 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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Solva Precept Pressure 2020/21

Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) will have a 2020/21 funding gap and, although probably less than previous years, is seeking our support to deliver various non-statutory services which otherwise may be at risk of being withdrawn. These include:
▪ Public toilets
▪ Play parks
▪ Parks, gardens & public open spaces
The first of these are play park services and PCC plan to transfer the full cost to Solva Community Council (SCC) in April 2020. The forecast cost is £1,200 which could see our 2020/21 precept rise by 3.43%. SCC has already taken financial control for the delivery of local Youth Services at an annual cost of £3,155. The cost of local elections has already been passed to community councils and PCC will now charge SCC approximately £5,000 for any contested
election. SCC must be ready for the 2022 local elections and has from 2018 included £1,000 within the annual precept to cover expected costs. Such increases to our precept are always a challenge to justify and we wish to do everything we can to protect residents from further excessive precept rises especially in the wake of Council Tax increases of 23.6% over the last two years. SCC will consider all options to ensure our play parks remain open. Community Councillors will debate and agree a way forward at their meeting on Wednesday 6 November at 6:30pm in the Memorial Hall.


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Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 2 Oct at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda:
▪ Solva Speed Limit – rumble strips
▪ Dog Fouling – Enforcement officers debate
▪ PCC Community Development Project (Transfer of Non-Statutory Services)
▪ Solva Community Land Trust
▪ Play & Skate Parks
▪ AFC project
▪ Solva Path Project
▪ Solva Biodiversity Plan
▪ 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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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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