General Issues and Notices

Church Services at St Laurence, Holwell



It is hoped that there will be Holy Communion on Sunday December 20th at 10am and also on Christmas Day at 10am. If the service is not happening for any reason, there will be notices on the Village Noticeboard and Church Gate. No services at any other times are planned in Holwell in December.


Dog related Public Spaces Protection Order 

201027 Dog Fouling Publicity for Order document.pdf


The Parish Council have been informed that Winsley White will be commencing work on the Crouch Hill Development on Monday 18 May 2020.  Please be aware that there will be an increase of traffic and large vehicle movements.  There will also be some stopping/parking of site vehicles on the road for a short period until the on-site parking facilities have been installed. (Posted 17 May 2020)


 Support for Local Business

Businesses in Dorset are invited to access grant funding which the Government announced recently.

The grants from the central Government will be administered by Dorset Council to eligible businesses in the Dorset Council area.

There are two new grant funding schemes. First is the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) and secondly the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF). 

Full eligibility criteria is available on our website.

To ensure the right businesses are supported correctly and no fraudulent claims are made, businesses are being asked to provide information via an e-form. In some cases, additional checks may be necessary to confirm eligibility.    

We hope this funding will offer some welcome relief to business owners during this very challenging time.  Our revenues and benefits team will be working very hard to process the grants and we will continue to lobby the Government for further support for Dorset.

Posted 2.4.20

 South Western Railways

Industrial action is planned to take place on the South Western Railway throughout December.  The RMT union has called 28 days of strike action which will disrupt train services throughout December. The action is due to commence on 2 December and last until the New Year. You can find the latest information at

2 December 2019










For useful information on bonfires issued by DCC please see Bonfires.docx


Review of Rural Bus Services

All the existing services have now been withdrawn, apart from one on a Tuesday morning to Sherborne and Yeovil.

The service is run by Dorset Community Transport and passengers need to book in advance ie by Monday, by phoning  01258 287980. Timetable details are as follow:

Kings stag 9.25am, Holwell 9.27am, Sherborne 10.25am, Yeovil 10.45am

Return - Yeovil 12.30, Sherborne 12.45pm                                                              22/7/2017