Your Holsworthy Post returns!
Today marks the relaunch of the Holsworthy Post — bringing you the best in local news, sport and features.
Copies will be available in shops each Wednesday (market day).
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The Town Council has decided that in line with recent Government Guidelines for this area of Devon, and as in the main people are adhering to social distancing requirements all of the barrels in the Square will now be removed, releasing a number of car parking spaces. However at no point has Covid-19 passed and we all must remain vigilant and take care of ourselves and others.
It is hoped that the community of Holsworthy will continue to support their local shops, and Wednesday Market to ensure that our Town Centre and valued independent traders thrive in these challenging times.
The vehicle access to Victoria Square from The Square however, will still be prohibited given the need to allow for safe distance queuing outside for the HSBC Bank and Cashpoint. This will however be reviewed periodically and in light of any changes in Government Guidelines.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that due to the resignation of Councillor Nigel Kenneally a vacancy has arisen in the office of Town Councillor for the above Town.
A by-election to fill the vacancies will be held if within 14 days of the date of this Notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Bank Holidays) ten electors from the Town give notice in writing to the Returning Officer requiring that such an election be held.
Where ten valid requests for a by-election are received by the Proper Officer then under the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and The Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner (Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England and Wales) Regulations 2020 the by-election will not currently take place, and the vacancy will be held open until the by-election takes place. The 2020 regulations provide for the by-election to take place on the date for the Ordinary Election of Councillors due to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances. Any Election that is in due course called will be duly publicised as required by law.
The address of the Returning Officer is Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG.
A request for an election can also be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org ,and must contain a “wet ink” signature.
If no such notice is given, the Town Council will fill the vacancy through co-option.
Hi – hope that you are well.
We are back up with our full hours at the library now and really trying to spread the word that we are open – we are also keen to let people who may be housebound know about services that may be of use to them
(Home Delivery, Good Neighbours, Choose & Collect and Digital) so, if you know any groups or individuals who this may apply to please do let them know.
Holsworthy Library is now open for our normal hours (Monday 2-5, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-5 and Saturday 10-1). We have worked hard to make it a safe and welcoming space – customers will notice a few changes (most recently the requirement to either scan the Test & Trace app or fill out a form on entry) but, the shelves are still full of brilliant books, the reservation system for requesting books from other branches is operating again and we have a public computer and photocopier available.
It has been great to welcome customers back into the library for browsing and borrowing.
However, we are aware that not everyone is able to come into the library so, we would like to spread the word about some alternative services we offer for those who can’t leave home or are uncomfortable doing so.
Firstly, Our Home Library Service delivers books to people unable to get to the library because of health, mobility or caring responsibilities. Dedicated volunteers choose and deliver books to your home, including large print and audiobooks, free of charge and in a covid secure way. Whether you are an avid reader or simply like to browse the occasional book we can help.
Another option is for customers who aren’t able to come into the library is to nominate someone they know, a friend or family member as a “Good Neighbour” who can borrow books on their behalf and act as a point of contact and guarantor.
Also, we are still offering our “Choose and Collect” service where, by prior arrangement you can collect books from the library foyer without coming into the building itself. We are happy to select books for customers based on genres or authors you like or, you can use to reservation system to order specific titles if we don’t have them in stock at Holsworthy.
Finally, don’t forget about the fantastic range of digital offers which are available for free to library members. Everything from ebooks and audio books to online magazines and the genealogy website Ancestry.
Please find attached the TTRO issues on behalf of Devon County Council for The Square, Holsworthy Christmas Market which will be held on Saturday 21st November 2020