Just to let you know, the pavilion is now open again for users of the recreation courts and field.
The Parish Council has been working for a long time to improve safety, especially for pedestrians, at the junction of The Midlands and The Common (B3107). Some progress is now being made with Wiltshire Council, and as soon as their Highways planners have drawn up plans, we will share them with you all.
The village has 2 defibrillators which have been kindly donated over the years. One located on sports pavilion at the playing field and the other on the village hall. The Parish Council funds and manages the essential maintenance of these amenities, batteries on both have just been replaced as have pads in one.
With effect from Monday 19th July parking restrictions will come into force in the lay-byes on both sides of the road. Parking will be limited to 30 minutes with no return within 2 hours Monday-Saturday 8am – 6pm. Signs will be placed on the grey posts already in situ. This is being done to help ensure available parking for shop customers..
Due to an error at installation, further work is required to reduce the height of the shelter before fitting seating, backing and roof. Unfortunately the Parish Council have not been advised as to when this will be done.
The Agenda for the above meeting to discuss applications 21/01854/FUL and 21/02601/LBC – Holt Farm Ground Corner and 21/02068/FUL – 89 The Street can be viewed here.
A Full Parish Council Meeting will be held by Zoom Video Conference on Monday 29 March at 7.30pm to discuss and propose a formal response to Planning Application 21/01207/FUL, The Old Coal Yard, Station Road
Change of use of land from storage and distribution to commercial use to allow for the manufacture of candles and scented products (part retrospective): the demolition of a storage building: the provision of a new standalone building: the extension of an existing building to provide manufacturing, storage, office and laboratory floor area as well as staff welfare facilities, the provision of staff parking: associated works. If you wish to join the meeting click the following link https://zoom.us/j/91623431191?pwd=SGFiNTFBVFZOTFlMQURsTFUzUUJVUT09
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.
To enable Gas Transportation Co Ltd to carry out excavation to lay new gas main to new development the road will be closed at The Midlands (Part), Holt ; from its junction with The Elms for a distance of approximately 20
metres in an easterly direction.
Alternative route: via The Midlands (unaffected length) – B3107 The Street and vice versa. The notice can be viewed here and the indicative plan here
The 2019-2020 Accounts have now been audited by PKF Littlejohn, the Government appointed external auditor for Parish Councils and details are published in the Finance section of the website.
An open letter from the Chairman on the subject of trees may be read or downloaded from here.