Solva Harbour Society News Letters

Solva Harbour Society Shareholder Update January 2022

Dear Shareholder,

2021 was another difficult and challenging year due to Covid 19. We did manage to launch and recover the boats, have some enjoyable times and maintain services to members and the Community, meeting all our obligations as a Community Benefit Society. Sadly, Regattas and the Raft Race did not take place due to Covid 19 regulations, we hope they will run in 2022.

Throughout 2021 the Management Team met on Wednesdays and kept services running. By the end of July 2021 things improved briefly and we were able to hold the first General Meeting of SHS Ltd on the 31st July in the Memorial Hall, electing a full Committee. This Committee will serve until the 2023 General Meeting, when a third of members will come up for re-Election.  The 2022 General Meeting of the Society will take place, restrictions permitting, on Saturday 9th April 2022.

2021 also saw several severe storms causing damage to vessels in the harbour and to the infrastructure of the Quay. The maintenance programme has continued, and works are ongoing repairing the Quay walls and the running moorings. A new kayak rack with 78 rack spaces has been completed and kayaks will be allocated a numbered space, which is noted on your bill.  Kayaks must be moved to the allocated space on the new rack by 1st March 2022, please remember to add your sticker. New running moorings have been laid, tagged and allocated.

The Solva RIB will be kept afloat on a mooring from Lift In until Lift out and then stored ashore, freeing up six new spaces for bubbles in the Trinity Shed and generating income. There are some locker and bubble spaces available, please contact the Clerk for further information.

Membership fees are being raised in 2022 to reflect the increasing costs of operating SHS Ltd and maintaining services. Footage remains unchanged for this year. Costs for Kayaks and Paddle Boards are increasing to cover the cost of the new rack and to reflect a fairer share of charges. Members will only be permitted to have two kayaks / SUPs and only members will be permitted to launch from Trinity Quay. Visitors will not be permitted to launch SUPs from Trinity Quay and must launch and recover from Sand Quay.

The Committee propose that Associate members become Retired Members, paying a Membership fee but no voting rights or shareholding. This resolution will be on the agenda for the General Meeting. Visiting Boats, Annual Visitor moorings charges, launching and recovery charges are being increased to reflect the cost of providing services. The Café on the Quay lease has been reviewed and re-let for the next five years and will include toilet cleaning.

Budget planning continues and is essential for the future, there is a focus on income generation. Monthly full Committee meetings are planned, and the management team will continue to meet on Wednesday mornings.

Nicola Evans, our Clerk, has been an excellent new team member and is an asset to SHS Ltd, she works Wednesday mornings only, when she will be based in the Office at Trinity Quay.

Discussions are ongoing to introduce a ‘duty member’ rota to support the Harbour Master and to assist in Quay control, parking management and visitor advice and the collection of launching fees at busy periods.

In view of the increasing number of holidaymakers, casual visitors will only be permitted to launch from Sand Quay and no visitor or tourist vehicles will be allowed to park on the Quay. All members are requested to help in managing the Quay safely. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times. Drones are not permitted on SHS Ltd property.  The Quay is a working Quay, not a promenade and tourists will be discouraged from obstructing the Quay area with deck chairs and loungers!

Please ensure that your moorings are checked and serviceable and your vessels are hung with fenders when on the moorings and on the running moorings and that sails are furled securely. Please ensure that your fees are paid on time and that all vessels and cars carry a 2022 sticker.  Please note your mooring and Kayak storage allocations are on the last page along with your Annual Fees notifications.

Lift In date for 2022 is Saturday 2nd April, with a proposed Lift Out date of Thursday 29th September.

The President, Chair and Vice Chair would like to thank the Committee and the members who have helped with so many tasks throughout the last two problematic seasons.

We hope all members have an enjoyable and safe season in 2022.

BANK TRANSFER DETAILS                                                                                                                                   

Lloyds Bank. Account Name: Solva Harbour Society Ltd, Sort Code: 30-96-26, Account  No:74926960                                                                         

(Please e-mail confirmation of payment to


News  From Solva Harbour Society

Covid 19 remains a real threat .

The Trinity Quay Slipway can only be used by members for launching boats and Visitors must keep the slipway clear for members. All dogs must be on leads and poop bagged and put in a bin.

Paddleboards and kayaks used by Visitors may not be launched or recovered from Trinity Quay, they may be launched from Sand Quay and a fee paid in the honesty box or from the Public Slipway in the Harbour Inn car park, they may not park vehicles on the Sand Quay. This is necessary to prevent congestion and accidents on the slipway.

The Public cannot park on the Trinity or Sand Quays at any time. Only Members displaying their car stickers may park on the Quay.

Limited toilet facilities are available behind Kelvin’s Shed, the Café Toilets are for customers and SHS Members only. Rubbish must be placed in the bins provided.

CCTV is in place and is reviewed regularly. All members have a duty to keep the Quay safe and to report any problems.

Visitors to Solva are requested to respect the resident local population and the Environment and to remember that the Quay is a Private Quay and not public property.

The Committee wish all members and visitors a safe and enjoyable visit to the Quay.

PLEASE NOTE that Trinity Quay and the Sand Quay are private property and parking is restricted to badge holders only. Only Members are allowed to launch from Trinity Quay slip. The HM will allow quick dropping off and picking up. Members must ensure that their car stickers are displayed in a prominent position in their cars. During the summer period members have been requested to assist the HM as stewards, all members are requested to assist in this policy. As we have previously stated we should not rely on the HM or committee to police our property it is the responsibility of all members and that includes reminding people that all dogs must be on leads. We also remind people verbal and abusive behaviour is not acceptable   





  • Water to the Foreshore Boat Park will be available after lift Out.


    No further boats to be stored on foreshore without approval of SHS committee

  • Only Members and visitors with SHS stickers are allowed to launch and recover from the slip on Trinity Quay

  • Toilets on trinity are open .


Quay signs

The policy of the Society is that all dogs must be kept on leads whilst on the Societies property and are not allowed in any part of the clubhouse. Dogs are allowed on the balcony under supervision.


To save any embarrassment we urge you to keep your dogs on leads whilst on SHS Ltd property.

Your cooperation in these matters will be appreciated by all