Concessionary Bus Passes – Renewals post Jan 2019

The following has been received from Wiltshire Council on 15 November 2018

Older person’s standard Wiltshire concessionary bus pass
Information about the renewal of bus passes
From 01 January 2019, not all bus passes will be renewed automatically. This is because there are approximately 20,000 passes in circulation that have not been scanned on a bus prior to renewal, indicating that the pass has not been used. In these cases, the passes will not be automatically renewed.
If your pass is not automatically renewed but you would still like to receive one to use in the future, please contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0100 and we can arrange for your new pass to be issued.
Wiltshire Council regrets that any charges which may occur on bus journeys are non-refundable.

Metro Counts in Holt

Villagers may have noticed that there are 5 metrocount systems that have been positioned at various points along the B3107 in the village. These were requested by the Parish Council to assess the average speed which can inform future potential traffic calming measures and whether we meet the criteria for community speedwatch or speed indicator devices. The results from the metrocount recently positioned on Melksham Road concluded that neither would be applicable.

PARISH COUNCIL – VACANCIES FOR COUNCILLORS

Are you are interested in your community and wish to contribute to decisions on planning, highways, village facilities that affect your village?

Are you interested in becoming a member of a strong, proactive team?

If the answer to these questions is YES then why not become a Parish Councillor as there are currently 2 vacancies.

For more information please contact the Clerk at clerk@holtparishcouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01225 783335 or why not come along to the next Parish Council Meeting on Thursday 26th July at the Village Hall starting at 1930 hours.

Update on Footpath 73

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981- Section 53
Parish of Holt Path No 73 definitive Map and Statement of Modification Order 2016
FOOTPATH 73.  From the metal finger post Bradford Leigh road, C.224,leading in a SW and W direction along a track (0.85 m to 1m width) and then generally NW through the adjoining field (1.5m width)to its junction with FP 31
Inspector’s decision following hearing on 14 March 2018  ROW/3178505
Having regard to matters raised at the hearing and in the written representations I conclude that the order be confirmed …. Helen Slade – for the Planning Inspectorate
Date of order 22 March 2018
This footpath will now be added to the Rights of Way for Holt and available for immediate use. Wiltshire Council & Holt PC will be clearing and installing new stiles or kissing gates.
The decision document can be viewed on:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rights-of-way-order-information-decisions-and-maps