PCNPA proposed changes to Solva Harbour Car Park arrangements.

It is proposed to vary the present Off-Street Parking Order for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
The proposal will be advertised in the Western Telegraph on Wednesday 5 September 2018 and a copy of the Notice will also be erected in the car park on that date.
In summary, it is proposed to introduce a 30 minute free period, introduce a 2 hour tariff (for £2) and extend the charging period from 5pm to 7pm.
The closing date for any written objections is Wednesday 26 September 2018 and should be sent to:-
Mr Darren Thomas, Head of Infrastructure, PCC, County Hall, Haverfordwest SA61 1TP
Email:- Darren.Thomas@pembrokeshire.gov.uk


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SCC meeting

Solva Community Council will meet on Wednesday 5 September 2018 at 6:30 pm in Solva Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda will include:
● Social housing allocation
● Whitchurch Church Cemetery
● Finance report
● Planning applications
● Additional Community Governor
● SCC Logo Competition
● Youth representation
● Play & Skate Parks
● Solva firework display
● Local concerns – Bus Shelter/trip
hazard, Car Park Pay & Display.
Members of the local community are very welcome. Please call Bruce Payne on 07890 987259 if you wish to attend.


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Logo Competition

The new SCC logo design is drawing to a close. Please send your submission(s) labelled with your name, email address and telephone number to Bruce Payne (SCC Clerk) either by post (c/o Bay View Stores) or scanned and emailed to brucepayne241@gmail.com by Mon 3 Sept. The winner will be announced on Monday 17 September. Winning designer will receive a £50 M&S voucher.


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Solva Care

New post – Following the success of our application for funding from the EU LEADER Programme, which funds new initiatives, we have been able to create a part time post of 16 hours a week, fixed term, for two years. Following interviews of applicants, Lesley Robertson-Steel was appointed. The post will include working on a preventative health care programme, supporting people who may consider the use of Direct payments as a means of getting
care more suited to their need and to liaise with carers – both domiciliary and private.
Friday Club will resume on 14 September and continue until 14 December. The 5 October session
will be at 7 pm in the evening session featuring Ann Hughes ‘Singing for Fun’ choirs to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis and Solva Care. There will also be readings of poetry from Solva Care members.
Our activities next term will include music: Country and Western & Ukulele along with craft, reminiscing, gentle movement, a beetle drive etc. On 9 November MamGu’s will be demonstrating and helping us make our own Welsh cakes. We have a special Christmas session on 14 December with St Lucia film as well as the Cathedral Hand Bells. You are welcome to come along for fun, companionship, and entertainment!
We are applying for funding from the Big Lottery and it would be helpful to have expressions of
support from members of the community. We have already done two surveys approaching local groups and societies for a response. If anyone would like to take part as an individual, giving an honest opinion – warts and all – about what they think of Solva Care, what we do, what else we could do and how we might improve, we would be glad to hear from you. Please email us or write to Solva Care, c/o Bruce Payne, Mount Farm, Solva SA62 6XL by 14 September.


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Solva Community Council

Harbour path land slides
Bruce Payne, SCC clerk, convened a site meeting of interested parties to discuss the landslips that occurred over the winter and spring and temporarily blocked the path between the Lower Solva car park and the Sand Quay. The path is on National Trust land but is managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks, who manage most of the Pembrokeshire footpaths. The PCC engineer informed us that the cause of the landslips was water discharging down the slope. The water came from a drain that runs under the main road at the point where the quay road joins the A487. A drain diversion has taken place and it now discharges over the masonry section of the slope. The path will be tidied up by PCNP later in the year. Pembrokeshire County Council will address the subsidence in the quay road in the winter, it will mean closure of the road for a short period but plenty of notice will be given.
Tree Thinning Around the Memorial Cross
The proposal to thin trees to allow a view of the sea from the Memorial Cross has attracted many considered views from Solva citizens. The consensus is to support the proposal but all correspondents have made the point that is important to maintain the rookery. It must be stressed that no wholesale felling of trees has been suggested, only
careful thinning and management. The next step is to produce a detailed plan which will be shared with everyone before a formal application is made to PCNP. It has been encouraging to see so many people giving the matter some thought and expressing their views to the SCC.
Wheelchair and buggy path
The committee, comprising representatives of Solva Care and the SCC, met to walk the possible routes that would allow easy access from the top of the village to Lower Solva, away from the busy road. The proposal to create a mobility and exercise route for all ages has gained a great deal of support within the community and fits with the Hywel Dda Health Board’s stated well-being objectives. A number of routes are being looked at – each posing its own particular challenges.
Barry Cook, the PCC states officer was informed of the project when he attended the SCC meeting on
11 July. When the committee has whittled down the possible routes the proposals will be shared for
you to comment.


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Solva Care news

Tuesday 3 July – Trip to Daisybus Gardens near Llandeloy.
Thirteen Solva residents (including four volunteers) made a second visit to Daisybus. The gardens had matured immensely since our last visit and after a tour of them all (Grandma’s, Seaside, the Maze etc.), and saying
hello to the donkeys, we had tea and cake under the welcome shade of the trees. A very enjoyable afternoon!
Tuesday 10 July – Trip to Whitesands with the VC Gallery
Seven of us went by bus to Whitesands courtesy of the VC Gallery in Haverfordwest. Pete gave an interesting talk on the geology and history of the area, and Barry drove us to the Oriel y Parc gallery and enlightened us
on many of the exhibits, in particular, the Graham Sutherland paintings.
The last Friday Club before the summer break was on 27 July and the club will start again on Friday 14 September. We would like to thank all volunteers and others who have given their time and talent – the Craft Group, The Ukulele Pirates, Tony’s Country & Western, St Davids Cathedral Bells and everyone else who has supported us.
Sue and Mollie were invited to present on Solva Care at the Bevan Commission’s International Conference in Newport on 4 July. There was a lot of interest in what we are doing in Solva. The key question discussed was – “How
can what Solva is doing be replicated elsewhere?”
Solva Care Big Lottery application – Local community support
Solva Care will make an application in October for a Big Lottery People and Places grant.
The submission requires detailed information and clear evidence to demonstrate how Solva Care is people-led and how the community has been integral in informing and shaping what we do.
Throughout August Trustees will attend coffee mornings, and from 4 September, Friday Club and Luncheon club, inviting those who come along to comment on Solva Care, what the charity should be focused on and how we can do it better. We welcome your thoughts and comments, new ideas and suggestions. Please pop in to any of these community events and talk to us. You can also send your views via the Solva Care website. We look forward to seeing or hearing from you.


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SCC meeting

Solva Community Council will meet on Wednesday 11 July at 7 pm in Solva Memorial Hall.
Agenda items:
●Police Update
● Thinning of Trees below War Memorial
● First World War commemorative plans
●Youth Representation
●Project to recycle School uniforms
● Finance report
●Planning applications
●Community Social Enterprise
●Community Action Plan 2017
●Community Intergenerational Project
●AFC Project
●SCC Logo Competition
● Local concerns – Litter & Dog Fouling
Members of the local community are welcome. Please call Bruce Payne 07890 987259 if you wish to attend.


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