Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 6 March at 7pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Items on the agenda:
● Discussion with Welsh Water officers
re sewage capacity
● Solva street lights
● Solva Tourist Association
● Development of Solva tourism app
● SCC AMG
● Play & Skate Parks
● AFC project
● Solva Fireworks Display 2019
● Solva Path Project
● Finance report
● Planning applications
● Local concerns
Members of the local community are welcome to attend. Please let the Clerk (Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you
wish to come along.


read more

Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Wednesday 6 February at 7pm in Solva Memorial Hall. Items on the agenda:
● Solva Community Tourism Initiative (Please note: commencing at 6pm)
●War Memorial – Thinning of trees
●Whitchurch Churchyard
● Play & Skate Parks
● AFC project
● Solva Fireworks Display 2019
● Solva Path Project
● Finance report
● Planning applications
● Local concerns (Sewage problem)
Members of the local community are welcome to attend. Please let the Clerk (Bruce Payne 07890 987259) know if you
wish to come along.


read more

Solva Intergenerational path project

Discussions with land owners are ongoing but the Community Council is optimistic that a suitable route can be established that will be wheelchair friendly and allow users to travel from the top of the village to the bottom in a safe way.
Memorial Cross
Options are being explored to create views through from the cross to the sea. Long-standing members of our community remember when the slope down to the sea was tree free and covered with flowers in the spring. We are not
trying to recreate that landscape as time has moved on and the trees that have grown and achieved maturity are valued by the village and the rooks.
We do believe, however, that by thinning out some of the immature trees, and lopping branches that are so low that they touch the slope and become diseased, a vista could be created that would allow visitors to see down into the harbour, and, looking up, see the cross. A vital visual connection could be restored.


read more

Dog fouling

Once again phantom dog owners have let their pooches litter our village, without bagging it and binning it. Recent occurrences have been on the football fields, along Maes yr Eglwys and in the surgery grounds!
What is the matter with these irresponsible dog owners?
Here’s a few facts: Toxocariasis is an illness found in humans that occurs when they are infected with parasitic roundworms, originating from either the fecal matter of dogs and foxes (Toxocara canis), or cats (Toxocara cati). Although most people might display symptoms similar to the flu, there are certain instances, where the illness can turn into a more severe form known as Ocular Toxocariasis, that has the potential to cause blindness. Although
Toxocariasis can infect humans, the most common victims are actually children, for two reasons:- one being that children have a weaker immune system than adults, and the other being that they are the ones that tend to place their hands on the ground and in the dirt while playing outside. Take control and clean up after your pet.


read more

SOLVA CARE CHARITY

SOLVA CARE CHARITY – Charity number: 1172873 – contact@solvacare.co.uk
Lena Dixon, Co-ordinator : 07805717556
Lesley Robertson-Steel, Participation & Integration Partnership Assistant: 07722091664
News: Solva Care is now a registered charity and its new title is Solva Care Charity.
We held a Community Event in the Memorial Hall on 27 November, with stalls from, and talks by, various organisations and community groups such as the Fire Brigade, National Parks, Paul Sartori and many others. Lesley Robertson-Steel talked about Direct Payments for Social Care. The purpose was to collect useful information under one roof.Despite the weather, which was awful, we were happy with the attendance and may repeat the event at a future date.
Direct Payments for Social Care – If you are receiving Social Care or you are thinking of applying for Care, it is important that you have information on the Direct Payment option. Direct Payments may allow you more choice and better care. If you would like to know more, please contact Lena or Lesley (see above).
Developing Solva Community Care-Potential for Care Co-operative. Solva Care Charity would be interested in hearing from carers who are available to work as self employed home workers as part of the Direct Payments process in Solva and the local area.
Food bank in Letterston – If you know of someone in our area who is struggling financially and is finding it difficult to feed their family, please pass on the following information. There is a Food bank at Letterston Church Hall, which can help. It is open from 11am-2pm on Thursdays.
Vouchers can be obtained from any organisation that helps people – Social Services, Doctors’ surgeries, School head teachers, etc. If you would like to donate food, there is a collection point at St Davids Cathedral where your gifts would be welcomed.
Local trades people – We are often asked about how to find reliable local people: gardeners, cleaners, window cleaners, builders, odd job men/women. If you work in the area and would be happy to be put on our list, please contact Lena (see above contact details).
A Better Place – The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is currently determining the work she will undertake over the next 3 years to improve the lives of older people. She wants the options and experiences of as many older people as possible to help her work. You can respond on line at: http://bit.ly/OPCWEnglish or pick up a paper copy from the Hall or call Lena.
Tuesday Outings: 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 and 26 March have been allocated to Solva Care for visits to the VC Gallery, Haverfordwest. Solva Care is looking for Art lovers or shoppers who would like to join us. The sessions provided by VC Gallery are free and a Bus y Bobl will be leaving from the Mosaic Steps at 10 am and from Haverfordwest, return journey, at 12.30 pm, on the above dates. Our first visit was extremely successful, enjoyable and productive and we are looking forward to the next. Join us – volunteers, clients or anyone who would like to go shopping. For information contact: Sandra 01437 721450 or Lena 07805717556


read more

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


read more

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.


read more