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.
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
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.
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
Result of the Neighbourhood Plan referendum 24 November 2016
431 for 33 against
Link to the Bradford on Avon Museum History of Holt added to the Reference Items of this website
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.
The Complaints procedure has now been published on this website – see sidebar tab