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 May 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 - contact holwell@dorset-aptc.gov.uk

The next meeting is on Tuesday 16 July - 7.30 pm in the village hall.

 Agenda - July 2019.docx 

schedule - July 2019.docx

Howell Parish Council Accounts - Year ending 31.3.19 

xmaking_provision_for_the_exercise_of_public_rights_2018-19_-_exempt_authorities (1).docx


Parish Council Elections

 Uncontested Election 23.5.19.pdf

notice of uncontested election (2).pdf 


Holwell Neighbourhood Plan

At a meeting of the Full Council (26th February 2019), West Dorset District Council took the decision to make the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan (as modified in accordance with the Examiner’s recommendations) part of the development plan for the Holwell neighbourhood area. The Holwell Neighbourhood Plan along with the Adopted West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Joint Local Plan 2015 is being used by planning officers as the principle documents in which to make their decisions on planning applications in the Holwell area.

The members of the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan steering group were congratulated for their hard work.

Holwell Decision Statement.pdf

Feb 19 Holwell made plan - progress.pdf

The Neighbourhood Plan dedicated web site address is http://holwellneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/ 




Bus Services - All the current routes except one have now been withdrawn.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 - for up-to-date information on Superfast Broadband, please go to www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/superfast (May 2019)

Current Councillors and their contact details are as follows:-

Will be updated shortly.


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

Dorset Councillor - Sherborne Rural - Robin Legg



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

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