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PARISH CLERK Vacancy wef 1/9/22 – post now filled

An immediate vacancy for the position of Holt Parish Council Clerk.
We are looking to appoint a self-motivated and highly organised individual with good IT skills and a flexible approach to work who will be able to bring experience to the position. It is part-time, averaging 8 hours per week. Integrity and impartiality are essential to the role in facilitating the operations
of the Council, including as the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO), managing finances and accountancy.
To express an interest and receive a full job description please email the Chair, Phil Game, at phil.game@me.com.

2022/23 Precept

Taking into account the financial hardship felt by many Holt families during the pandemic, the Parish Council has voted to request zero increase in the precept (the share of council tax paid to a parish) for next year. In the face of mounting living costs we hope this goes some small way to helping. We still have a program of community projects and improvements for the village, and the decision not to increase the precept this year is not expected to adversely impact these plans.

Our next meeting

The next meeting will be held on Thursday the 23rd of September at 7.30pm, in the village hall. Please do come along, your input and ideas are welcome and the Council would love to hear from you. 

Visit our Facebook information page

Following feedback from residents, Holt Parish Council has created its own Facebook information page, which they aim to keep updated with their community work, progress on projects and useful information. If you are a Facebook user, please visit the page holtparishcouncil for regular updates.

Alternatively, for non Facebook users, we will aim to mirror all posts here on our website.

If you would like to respond to any posts, or ask further questions, please either send a private message, email  clerk@holtparishcouncil.gov.uk or come in person to one of the regular meetings.

Parish Council elections 6 may 2021

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 clerk@holtparishcouncil.gov.uk 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.

Parish Council Meeting

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 clerk@holtparishcouncil.gov.uk. The agenda may be found here.

Parish Council Meeting

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 clerk@holtparishcouncil.gov.uk. The agenda may be found at http://holtparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/24-September-2020-Agenda.pdf

Play Area

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.