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ROAD CLOSURE

The B3107 Forewards Common to Holt Road will be closed on Monday 25th March and Tuesday 26th March for carriageway resurfacing. A Diversion will be in place and vehicles will be routed when leaving Holt to Bradford on Avon towards Staverton and then right at the traffic lights towards Forewards Common

Police Report – Stranger Danger

Parents Urged To Speak To Their Children About Stranger Danger Following Incidents In Bradford-On-Avon
We are urging parents to speak to their children about the dangers of speaking to strangers following two incidents in the town.

On 16 January, we received a report that a 10-year-old boy had been followed by a vehicle in the St Laurence Road area.

The vehicle is described as black with tinted windows and a fairly new model. The driver is described as a white female with long dark hair. The front seat passenger was a white man.

Three people were sat in the back of the vehicle and they are reported to have got out of the vehicle in Culver Road and followed the boy.

The first person is described as a white female, aged approximately 25, 5 ft 3 inches tall, with light brown hair worn in pigtails with green ties. She was wearing a pink short-sleeved crop top, black jeans and pink or silver Nike trainers.

The second person is described as a white female, aged approximately 27, 5 ft 5 inches tall, with blonde hair in a ponytail and wearing a black top, beige jeans and carrying a grey or brown handbag.

The third person is described as a white man, aged approximately 32, 6 ft tall, of large build, with dark brown short hair. He was wearing a ‘Guinness’ t-shirt, a black leather jacket and Puma tracksuit bottoms.

In a separate incident, which is believed to be unrelated, two 12-year-old girls were approached by a man on their way to school as they walked in the Mount Pleasant area shortly after 8am on 15 January.

This man is described as white, with shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a brown leather jacket, brown trousers and a black cap.

Community coordinator PC Charly Chilton said: “We understand the nature of these reports will cause some concern within our local community and we would like to reassure residents that we are continuing to conduct regular mobile patrols in the town as a result, especially at school opening and closing times. If you see our officers out and about please chat to them and share any concerns.

“We are fully investigating both reports which we do not believe are related at this stage and we would urge anyone who either recognises those involved from the descriptions we have been given, or anyone who saw either incident, to please call police on 101.

“We would also urge parents of the importance of talking to their children about the issues of strangers and their associated danger – please monitor their own fear and be careful not to alarm your children. Ensure they know who, when and where to get help.

“It’s important to stress that no attempts have been made to injure children or get them into a car but we do want people to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to 101, or 999 in an emergency.

“There may well be a perfectly innocent explanation to these incidents, and if you are either the occupant of the vehicle, or one of those people described, please contact us so that we can complete our enquiries.”

 

Message Sent By

Katie Bond (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

Planning Meeting 9th January 2019

HOLT PARISH COUNCIL

You are hereby notified that there will be a Planning Committee meeting of Holt Parish Council

at  United Reformed Church Hall On Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 7.00pm

Agenda

  1. Apologies

To accept apologies for absence

2. Declarations of interest

To receive any Declaration(s) of interest under The Relevant Authorities (Dis-closure pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012 made under s.30(3) of the localism Act 2011 and under the Code of Conduct adopted by the Parish Council.

3. Planning Applications

Parish Council Reference                 1

Planning Application Number       18/11218/FUL

Type of Application                              FUL

Date to comment                                1 January 2019

Parish Council Meeting date         9 January 2019

Address                                               The Coach House 386 A Ham Green Holt BA14 6PZ

Description of Work                            Proposed ground first floor extensions and alterations.

Members of the public are welcome to attend

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION If you would like to take advantage of a five minute per person time slot to address the council or committee, please contact the clerk (details below) or attend the meeting 5 minutes prior to the commencement and advise the clerk that you wish to speak.

Tel 01225 783335 email clerk@holtparishcouncil.gov.uk

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.

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.