Category Archives: Highways and Streetscene

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

Proposed highway works in Holt

Wiltshire Council contractors will be working in Holt from the 16 March for up to 10 working days.  The footway alongside the Brook opposite the Village Hall will be resurfaced.  This will involve the closure of the west entrance to The Midlands for 2/3 days.  A diversion will be in place using the east entrance.  Access to the Village Hall car park will be permitted.  The footway alongside the Recreation Ground from Ground Corner to opposite the URC entrance will be reconstructed.  This will involve a suspension of parking on that length of the street with 2 way light control.

PARKING ON PAVEMENTS AND VERGES

May we appeal to drivers to consider pedestrians and buggy users when parking on the roadside.  The incidence of vehicles obstructing pavements is happening more and more often in the Village. Whilst it is appreciated that on road parking is nearly at saturation point and that the roads are narrow in places, it is inconsiderate and unacceptable  to park in such a way that pedestrians and buggy users are forced into the road.

Please think before parking on the pavement!

Annual Footpath Survey

The Parish Council undertake a survey of all footpaths in Holt every year, this ensures that we have evidence of existence and also that maintenance issues are reported to the relevant authority where they cannot be dealt with on a local basis. We will soon be commencing the 2016 walks (see the footpaths section of this website for previous year’s results). If you are a regular walker or would like to explore the wonderful countryside and would be willing to help us please use the Contact the Parish Council tab and we will give you further details of how to participate.

Thankyou