Taking into account the financial hardship felt by many Holt families during the pandemic, the Parish Council has voted to request zero increase in the precept (the share of council tax paid to a parish) for next year. In the face of mounting living costs we hope this goes some small way to helping. We still have a program of community projects and improvements for the village, and the decision not to increase the precept this year is not expected to adversely impact these plans.
We recently issued a statement about parking problems in the Elms. Upon further investigation Wiltshire Council have confirmed that the road is in fact, part of the public highway. However, it would be considerate to avoid parking in the Elms to allow space for residents and carers. Thank you.
With effect from Monday 19th July parking restrictions came into force in the lay-byes on both sides of the road outside the Holt Superstore. Parking is now limited to 30 minutes with no return within 2 hours Monday-Saturday 8am – 6pm. This was done to help ensure parking availability for shop customers.
Huge congratulations to the community of Holt for coming together to support this amazing cause, and a special thank you to The Scarecrow Ladies for organising this fabulous event and raising over £3000 for Holt Pre-school. https://www.facebook.com/1588044637880649/posts/4662424350442647/?sfnsn=scwspmo
You may have noticed between Holt and Melksham, there are now 2 new 50 limit zones. Here’s hoping it helps make this busy stretch of road safer for us all.
Wiltshire Council wanted to update you on the Government’s national bus strategy and the work they’re doing to improve local bus services in Wiltshire.To recap, earlier this year the government published its Bus Back Better vision, the strategy will deliver better bus services for passengers across England, through ambitious and far-reaching reform of how services are planned and delivered. It will make buses:
easier to understand and use
£3bn has been set aside in this parliament to be spent on increasing bus usage nationally through the national bus strategy. In addition, in March 2020, Government granted Wiltshire £671,000 as revenue support to help to improve the provision of local services. Wiltshire Council are holding an informal consultation with the public and businesses to help shape their work as they look to produce a Bus Service Improvement Plan.Alongside all the existing information we have on services and usage, this non-statutory survey,that will run until 23 August 2021, will give us an even better understanding of how bus services are used and how usage has been affected by the pandemic. The survey shouldn’t take longer than five minutes to complete and we are keen to hear from non-bus users, as well as those who currently use them, as this will provide a much more wide-ranging picture of the current situation and people’s circumstances. The survey can be found at https://surveys.wiltshire.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp…, hard copies available from Wiltshire Council.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday the 23rd of September at 7.30pm, in the village hall. Please do come along, your input and ideas are welcome and the Council would love to hear from you.
Following feedback from residents, Holt Parish Council has created its own Facebook information page, which they aim to keep updated with their community work, progress on projects and useful information. If you are a Facebook user, please visit the page holtparishcouncil for regular updates.
Alternatively, for non Facebook users, we will aim to mirror all posts here on our website.
If you would like to respond to any posts, or ask further questions, please either send a private message, email email@example.com or come in person to one of the regular meetings.
We have just received the following message from Laura Wallace our Community Police Officer:
On the 07/07/21 in The Common, residents have intercepted possible pressure trading towards an elderly resident- Roofing/guttering cleaning services.
Can you please mention possible rogue trading offences particularly around our vulnerable residents.
The fact that residents intervened in this instance speaks volumes about your community looking out for one another.
Holt Road in Bradford is due to be closed for four months. The closure will be between the B3109 Springfield junction to Brooklands. Wiltshire Council will be repairing the retaining wall and strengthening the embankment. Traffic will be diverted via Forewoods Common.The works are scheduled to start on Monday September 6th and to continue until Christmas.For further information contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 4560105.