Bus Back Better Survey

Wiltshire Council wanted to update you on the Government’s national bus strategy and the work they’re doing to improve local bus services in Wiltshire.To recap, earlier this year the government published its Bus Back Better vision, the strategy will deliver better bus services for passengers across England, through ambitious and far-reaching reform of how services are planned and delivered. It will make buses:

more frequent

more reliable

easier to understand and use

better co-ordinated


£3bn has been set aside in this parliament to be spent on increasing bus usage nationally through the national bus strategy. In addition, in March 2020, Government granted Wiltshire £671,000 as revenue support to help to improve the provision of local services. Wiltshire Council are holding an informal consultation with the public and businesses to help shape their work as they look to produce a Bus Service Improvement Plan.Alongside all the existing information we have on services and usage, this non-statutory survey,that will run until 23 August 2021, will give us an even better understanding of how bus services are used and how usage has been affected by the pandemic. The survey shouldn’t take longer than five minutes to complete and we are keen to hear from non-bus users, as well as those who currently use them, as this will provide a much more wide-ranging picture of the current situation and people’s circumstances. The survey can be found at https://surveys.wiltshire.gov.uk/snapwebhost/s.asp…, hard copies available from Wiltshire Council.

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.

Community Police notice

We have just received the following message from Laura Wallace our Community Police Officer:
On the 07/07/21 in The Common, residents have intercepted possible pressure trading towards an elderly resident- Roofing/guttering cleaning services.
Can you please mention possible rogue trading offences particularly around our vulnerable residents.
The fact that residents intervened in this instance speaks volumes about your community looking out for one another.

Road closure notice

Holt Road in Bradford is due to be closed for four months. The closure will be between the B3109 Springfield junction to Brooklands. Wiltshire Council will be repairing the retaining wall and strengthening the embankment. Traffic will be diverted via Forewoods Common.The works are scheduled to start on Monday September 6th and to continue until Christmas.For further information contact Wiltshire Council on 0300 4560105.

Road safety improvements

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.

Did you know?

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.

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