Local Elections – Thursday May 4th

There will be a local government election on Thursday May 4th. There will be 2 ballot papers. The first is for the Unitary Council seat for Holt and Staverton which is being contested by Trevor Carbin (Liberal Democrats) and Richard Warren (Conservative Party). The second is for the Parish Council which has 11 seats with 12 candidates standing.   Electors are invited to vote for up to 11 of the 12 candidates. Of the 12 candidates, 10 are from the existing council (David Cullop is not standing for re-election) and 2 new candidates from the village, Andrew Pepler and Dee Rickard.

Parish Council Elections

Twelve candidates have put their names forward  and there will, therefore, be an election on May 4th

PLEASE NOTE: To conform with the rules in Election Year the May meeting of the Parish Council will now be held on Thursday 18 May – the venue and time will remain the same



Cheaper rate for swimming at BOA Pool for 13-18 year olds

Swimming for £1.50 for 13-18 year olds
Young people from the Bradford On Avon community area can access the swimming pool at Bradford On Avon at the cheaper rate on Fridays 3.30pm – 5pm and Saturdays 2.15pm – 5pm starting February 20th 2017.
Bradford on Avon Area Board has funded the swimming pool to enable 13-18 year olds to swim at a cheaper rate for a period of time.
Turn up at the swimming pool at the designated time and sign in at reception.
Free Swimming is still accessible during half term and the summer holidays.

Holt Neighbourhood Plan update

Wiltshire Council have taken the decision pursuant to Section 38A(4) of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act, 2004, to ‘make’ the Holt Neighbourhood Plan. The Holt Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Wiltshire Council Development Plan and the policies in the Neighbourhood Plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land in the Holt Neighbourhood Area. A copy of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan and Wiltshire Council’s post-referendum Decision Statement will be available on Wiltshire Council’s website at: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planninganddevelopment/planningpolicy/neighbourhoodplanning/npneighbourhoodplanareas.htm

Paper copies of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement will also be available at the following locations:
·        Wiltshire Council Offices at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JN
·        Bradford on Avon Library, Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1BY
There is now a 6 week period within which legal challenges may be made against the decision to ‘make’ the Neighbourhood Plan.


With the onset of Autumn and Winter, and the inevitable wet weather, a reminder that there is an emergency flood kit in the Village.
If we have a period of heavy rainfall and you are concerned that your property is vulnerable to imminent flooding, the kit is housed in an unlocked outside cabinet by Holt Shop.
Please feel free to access the equipment if needed.  To ensure that the flood kit is kept up to date, and available to all at short notice, please advise the Clerk, Holt Parish Council, of any equipment you may have utilised, or replace it in the cabinet once the emergency is over.
Contact details:  Jennie Beale, Clerk, 783029



The Parish Council are currently in the process of raising funds to re-site the current defibrillator to make it more accessible. Generous donations have already been pledged and with a little more help we will be able to site another one in the village. If you would like to contribute there are collecting boxes in The Old Ham Tree and and the Holt Superstore.