Welcome to the Holwell Parish Council website
Holwell Parish Council comprises seven elected Councillors who meet at least four times a year to transact the business of the Council. Councillors serve for a period of four years. The next elections to the Council will be held in 2019. Occasional vacancies occur if a Councillor resigns before the end of his/her term. Any such vacancy will be advertised within the village on the noticeboard and on this website.
The Council is served by the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.
Please note that the Parish Council has a new email address - email@example.com
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF STONY LANE, HOLWELL DORSET COUNTY COUNCIL has issued a Notice under Section 14  of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 as amended. All vehicles will be prohibited from proceeding along STONY LANE, HOLWELL from outside Hill Street Farm, Holwell, a distance of 40 metres. The order is needed in order to comply with Health and Safety Regulations which require the provision of safe working areas and to minimise likelihood of danger to Highway Users. It will come into operation on the 9th July 2018 and remain in force for 5 days. However it is anticipated that the works will be completed by 11th July 2018. This Notice will enable Wessex Water safe access to make new connection to troughs for the farm. The alternative route which will be sign posted is as follows; Stony Lane - Peaceful Lane - Fosters Hill - Stony Lane If you would like further information about the work being undertaken please call Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600. For the information concerning this notice please call Dorset Highways’ Traffic Team on 01305 221020. 25th June 2018 MIKE HARRIES Director for Environment and the Economy County Hall DORCHESTER Dorset DT1 1XJ. Any person who uses or permits the use of a vehicle in contravention of the order will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1000.
Neighbourhood Plan -We have now prepared a Pre Submission version of Holwell’s Neighbourhood Plan which is available for formal review before it is submitted for independent examination. The period of formal consultation began on Monday 21st May and concludes on Monday 9th July 2018 during which time we are required to make the Plan available to people who live work or carry on business in the area so they can review and comment. Copies of the documents will be available at http://holwellneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/ and in hard copy from members of the Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group
Accounts year ending 31.3.18 - The accounts have had their internal audit and are available for inspection with reasonable notice to the Parish Clerk, commencing on Monday 4 June and ending on Friday 13 July 2018. For further details please see administrative matters.
Dorset Care Record - Dorset Care Record brings all your health details together so medical and social care staff can give you the best possible care. It is planned that the system will go live in early Spring and from that time on health and social care professionals will be asking people whether they want their record shared with the practitioners dealing with their care. Further information can be found on https://news.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dorset-care-record
Bus Services - All the current routes except one have now been withdrawn. A bus is provided on Tuesday mornings to Sherborne and Yeovil It is run by Dorset Community Transport and intending passengers need to book by the Monday before travel by phoning 01258 287980. The cost is £5. The bus leaves Holwell at around 9.27am, arriving in Sherborne at 10 25am and Yeovil at 10.45am. Returning, it leaves Yeovil at 12.30pm and Sherbone at 12.45pm.
Superfast Broadband - The Parish Council is collecting a list of addresses in Holwell unable to connect to Superfast Broadband, in order to pursue this further with the providers. If you would like your address added please advise the Clerk - contact details below. The Parish Council has been advised that there is financial help for those on the slowest broadband as a subsidy towards the installation of a wireless, satellite or 4G broadband connection. For further details of the scheme please visit: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/broadband/better-broadband-scheme 13/12/16
Current Councillors and their contact details are as follows:-
Bruce Duncan (Chairman) - 01963 23595 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lord Vicary Aldenham - 01963 23126 - email@example.com
Rodney Antell - 01963 23278
Jo Edmondson (DAPTC Representative) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Katrina Wall (Footpaths Officer) - 01963 23622 - email@example.com
Libby Wilton (Village Hall Representative) - 01935 592244 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Clerk - Sarah Mitchell, Hartmoor Farm, Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7ED Tel: 01258 817288 Email: email@example.com
County Councillor - Mary Penfold Tel: 01300 342545 Mob. 07980 569880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Councillor - Robert Gould, Hillside Farm, Poyntington, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LF Tel: 01963 220222 Mob: 07732 677824 Email: email@example.com
News of Village Organisations and Events - These can currently be found on the Village Hall website -
Click on this link:- www.holwellvillagedorset.org.uk