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 - holwell@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

Neighbourhood Plan

Holwell Parish Council submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plan plus supporting evidence as prescribed under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 to West Dorset District Council’s (WDDC) Planning team on Friday 3rd August 2018.  The documentation will now be checked by them and they will advise us if they are happy to proceed.

All associated documentation will be uploaded to the Neighbourhood Plan web site in parallel with WDDC   You can find the web site at holwellneighbourhoodplan.co.uk 


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Bus Services - All the current routes except one have now been withdrawn.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.

Community Speedwatch - New volunteers are needed to support the work of the team. Please consider whether you could offer to help. Full training will be given, and a police check required. 

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 - bruceduncanab@gmail.com

Diana Gibbs (Vice Chairman) - 01963 23836 - djg6005@gmail.com

Lord Vicary Aldenham - 01963 23126 - vtaldenham@aol.com

Rodney Antell - 01963 23278

Jo Edmondson (DAPTC Representative) - edmondsonj32@gmail.com

Katrina Wall (Footpaths Officer) - 01963 23622 - moormead@aol.com

Libby Wilton (Village Hall Representative) - 01935 592244 - libbywilton@stantonstone.com

Parish Clerk - Sarah Mitchell, Hartmoor Farm, Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7ED  Tel: 01258 817288  Email: holwell@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

County Councillor - Mary Penfold Tel: 01300 342545 Mob. 07980 569880 Email: marypenfold8@gmail.com

District Councillor - Robert Gould, Hillside Farm, Poyntington, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LF  Tel: 01963 220222 Mob: 07732 677824 Email: cllrr.gould@westdorset-dc.gov.uk


News of Village Organisations and Events - These can currently be found on the Village Hall website -

Click on this link:- www.holwellvillagedorset.org.uk