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Councillor Vacancies

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 3 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 24th October at the Village Hall starting at 1930 hours.

Clean Air Day 2019

Take part in Clean Air Day 2019 on Thursday 20 June
Holt Parish Council are supporting Clean Air Day 2019 and encouraging everyone in Holt to do at least one thing to help improve air pollution in the local community.
Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. But there are lots of simple things we can all do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.
You can help in lots of ways, from raising awareness of air pollution with friends and family, leaving your car at home for the day, turning your engine off when sat in traffic or using chemical-free cleaning products.
More information on how you can get involved can be found on the Clean Air Day website:
https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/pages/category/what-can-i-do-about-air-pollution

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.

Results from the recent MetroCount can be found here

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

Neighbourhood Plan Update as at October 2017

Our sub Groups have been working on the feasibility and practicality of implementing  residents wishes .Please see the Neighbourhood Plan section of this website for an update.
The Highways and Streetscene Committee are currently looking at:
Completing a survey of the pavements in the village
Consulting with Wiltshire Council re traffic calming measures on B3107
Considering a new bus shelter outside the Three Lions
Extension of double yellow lines at Beckerley Lane
Researching Improvement of the Zebra crossing – warning flashing LED lights
Junction improvements – The Midlands/The Street/The Common – possibly in line with future Tannery Development