Nominations have now opened for prospective Councillors to register their application for Holt Parish Council. The current edition of Holt Magazine provides details of Council Structure and Duties. This is an opportunity to influence how the local precept is used to improve conditions in the village for residents. Recent examples are providing financial support to the Luncheon Club, The Youth Club, and contributing to the costs of improving the junction at the Tollgate. Also liaising with Wiltshire Council to improve the pavements through re surfacing and we must mention plans for trees following the removal of those on Ham Green.
If you meet the following eligibility criteria then you can apply:
Section 79(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (“the 1972 Act”) provides, unless disqualified a person is qualified to be elected and to be a councillor if they are a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or an EU citizen and on the day on which they are nominated and, if there is a poll, the day of the election they are 18 years of age or over and:
a) on that day they are and thereafter continues to be a local government elector for the area of the authority; or
b) they are during the whole of the 12 months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in that area; or
c) their principal or only place of work during that 12 months has been in that area; or
d) they have during the whole of those 12 months resided in that area; or
e) in the case of a member of a parish or community council have during the whole of those 12 months resided either in the parish or community or within three miles of it.
Further information is available from the Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 07818 025 676. In addition if you wish to speak with a current Councillor to assist in your nomination or obtain further information on the role this will be arranged by the Clerk.
An open letter from the Chairman on the subject of trees may be read or downloaded from here.
Holt Parish Council will hold a meeting by video conference call at 7.30pm on Thursday 22 October at 7.30pm. Any member of the public wishing to attend or to raise any issue should contact the Clerk on 783335 or by e-mail to email@example.com. The agenda may be found here.
Holt Parish Council will hold a meeting by video conference call at 7.30pm on Thursday 24 September at 7.30pm. Any member of the public wishing to attend or to raise any issue should contact the Clerk on 783335 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The agenda may be found at http://holtparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/24-September-2020-Agenda.pdf
The play area on the Recreation Ground will reopen from Saturday 4 July. Families are strongly advised to follow the measures in place to protect others and use the facilities safely:
Numbers using the play area to be limited to thirty people at any one time.
Social distancing, as per government guidelines, must be adhered to.
Only one family member to accompany each child.
Consumption of food and drink is prohibited.
Users are encouraged to clean equipment after use.
Face masks should be worn.
Please take your litter home.
Holt Parish Council will hold a meeting by video conference call at 7.30pm on Thursday 25 June at 7.30pm. Any member of the public wishing to attend or to raise any issue should contact the Clerk on 783335 or by e-mail to email@example.com. The agenda may be found at http://holtparishcouncil.gov.uk/…/…/06/25-June-20-Agenda.pdf.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
During the Covid emergency Parish Council meetings will be held by teleconference. The next meeting will be this Thursday, 16th April at 7.30pm. If you wish to attend or raise any matter please contact the Clerk, Neil Baker, on 01225 783335, email@example.com. The agenda for the meeting may be viewed here.
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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01225783335.”