All posts by Marsha Nicholson

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.

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

 

Useful info in case of flooding

Flood equipment, comprising sand bags, flood warning road sign and high visibility vests are available, in a bunker in the village. Sand can also be found next to the bunker
This is for free use by residents in the case of a flood emergency.
The bunker is unlocked and is situated in the yard of Holt Superstore, against the end wall of the Village Hall.
Clearly the quantity of materials is limited and anyone using the equipment should advise the Parish Clerk in order that stocks can replenished.
All unused materials should be returned to the bunker.
There is a permanent menu for flooding on the left hand side of this website which will be updated as necessary.

Vacancy for Parish Clerk

A vacancy exists for the position of Parish Council Clerk with the additional role of Responsible Financial Officer
Holt Parish Council is looking to appoint a self-motivated, highly organised, innovative individual with good IT skills and a flexible approach to work who will be able to bring experience to the position of Parish Clerk. Integrity and impartiality are essential to the role. The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and is responsible for managing the Council’s finances and accountancy.
Further details of post can be found here
To express an interest and receive a full job description please email Becky Stevens at   bexstevens7@gmail.com .
Closing Date 14 July 2017

 

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.