Solva Community Council

SCC will meet on Tuesday 3 Dec at 6.30pm in the Memorial Hall.
Items on the agenda:
▪ 2020/21 Budget and Precept
▪ Finance report
▪ Planning applications
▪ Local concerns – Bro Dawel traffic
Members of the local community who wish to attend, please inform SCC Clerk Bruce Payne on 07890 987259.


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Solva Care

We have attended a few events in the last month:
23 Oct – Ageing Well in Wales, Letterston – we gave a talk on “How to bring people together to make better communities”.
24 Oct – We held a seminar in Solva Memorial Hall: “Can a small community start a care co-operative? Answers from Solva Care”. About 45 people from organisations around Wales attended, including Ian Westley, Chief Exec of PCC who spoke movingly about his own experiences of the care system.
The Innovate to Save Project has been challenging, but the day generated great interest and we are now looking at how to move forward on how to arrange care locally.
25 Oct – Our “American Supper” was held on the worst evening of the year which affected attendance. We are planning to repeat it in the spring as a family event.
7 Nov – Representatives from Solva Care attended the Primary Care Conference in Newport, Gwent and staffed a stand there, which sparked quite a lot of interest.
Bus passes – On 31 October there was a drop-in session at the hall for those who wanted to renew their bus passes – thank you Tomos for arranging this. Anyone who has not yet renewed their pass and would like help to do it online, can visit Lena in Solva Surgery on Fridays 10-12 noon. Don’t forget that you need your NI Number and your old bus pass!
Donation – Solva Care was given a £125 donation from a recent Football Tournament, which was collected by Mollie and Fran at a ceremony Goodwick on Wednesday 20 November. Many thanks to the footballers!
Friday Club
November – Tony’s Country and Western once again provided entertainment for two hours enticing people to dance and join in, provoking memories whilst at the same time creating pleasure and enjoyment. Gill and Ifor’s Fun Quiz was extremely welcome recreating memories, laughter as well as featuring local characters. Ukulele Pirates once again provided a varied programme that relied heavily on audience participation with singing, using musical instruments and convivial rapport. Helen’s Gentle movement, now a regular and opportune Friday Club second half routine, is clearly reaping rewards with increased mobility of our members. Members completed a very positive questionnaire during the break of this session.
Nadia had a craft session to create the first Advent Calendar window display and Cathedral Bells performed once again with their delightful and entertaining programme. Ukulele Pirates join us once again on 6 December, whilst Carol Ann’s “Festive” Beetle Drive will complete the end of term Friday Club sessions, on Friday 13 December.
All sessions will be followed by Helen’s Gentle Movement.
Vincent Davies Shopping – 11 friends of Solva Care, transported by Bws y Bobl, wandered around the fabulous store amongst an array of shoppers most of whom circulated around the Singing human life-sized Penguins. We had a pre-booked lunch with excellent service.
Cinema at Fishguard – Fran and Sandra ferried five friends of Solva Care to watch American in Paris, a block buster with Gene Kelly. This released memories, throughout the picnic and film. Once again the support from Theatre Gwaun was superb.


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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.
Please note: It is possible to get this newsletter delivered as an A4 version, just contact Solva News on
01437 720111 or email newyddionsolfach@gmail.com.


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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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