|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)
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
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.
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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.
The Parish Council will meet at the Village Hall on 15th November 2018 at 7.30 pm to discuss the proposed funding for Financial Year 2019/2020 and set the Parish Precept for submission to Wiltshire Council
Results of the Annual Survey for 2018 can be found on the footpaths tab of this website
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.
Results from the recent MetroCount can be found here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01225 783335 or why not come along to the next Parish Council Meeting on Thursday 25th September at the Village Hall starting at 1930 hours.
B3105 temporary Closure August 2018. This will take effect from Approximately 13th – 21 August 2018
Document giving details of Parish Council Powers and Duties has been added – click on relevant tab on left hand side of this website.
Wessex Flood Warden Newsletter Spring 2018 can be found on website Flood Tab. Of local interest regarding flooding of Brooks