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Parish Council Meeting 21st May

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held by telephone conference on Thursday 21st May at 7.30 pm. If you wish to raise any issues at the meeting then please contact the clerk on  clerk@holtparishcouncil.gov.uk. Similarly if you just wish to “listen in” please contact the clerk who will provide you with details of how to join the conversation. The Agenda may be viewed here

 

 

Covid-19 Advice

WC advice may be found here.
Help in Holt on Facebook here.  Villagers need to click the Join Group button to access the information.

Please note: During the current Covid-19 Crisis Parish Council meetings will take place via Conference Call. Dates and details of how to participate  will be on the Council meetings 2020 page of this website.

Covid 19

“Holt Parish Council would like to acknowledge and thank everyone for the outstanding efforts being given by villagers in the form of voluntary help.  We feel proud to be part of such a wonderful community.
As a Parish Council, we have limited resources but would like to help where we can, so have set aside £1000 from reserves to support these voluntary actions, and will add to this if necessary.
We’ll continue to work on Parish Council business where possible, doing what we can from our computers during the lockdown period.  Caretaking and grass cutting is continuing for the time being.   Any relevant information we receive from Wiltshire Council will be shared to the Parish Council website (holtparishcouncil.gov.uk), on social media via Spotted in Holt and Help in Holt, and the village magazine.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to us about any concerns you have, please contact the Clerk, Neil Baker at clerk@holtparishcouncil.gov.uk or call 01225783335.”

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

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)

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.