Freeman of Holsworthy 2023

It is that time of year again where we ask you to nominate an individual that has served Holsworthy’s Town and people by way of personal good deeds or as part of a larger organisation.

To Summarise, the honour is open to anyone who:

– Is a resident in Holsworthy or the surrounding parishes.
– Have contributed over many years to the community of Holsworthy.
– Have made a difference to the lives of individuals and groups of people within Holsworthy.

The Recipient will hold the Award and the tittle of Honorary Freeman of Holsworthy for one year, with the Freeman’s Cup being returned to Holsworthy’s Town Clerk no later than the 1st March the following year.

If you would like to nominate someone please find a form here > Freeman of Holsworthy 2023
Forms can be emailed, posted or delivered to Holsworthy Town Council.

townclerk@holsworthytowncouncil.gov.uk

Holsworthy Town Council, Manor Offices, North Road, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6DJ

Forms MUST be submitted by Noon Friday 31st March 2023

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Holsworthy Town Council, we hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Our office is now open and has returned to our usual hours: Monday-Thursday (9am-4pm) Friday (9am-1pm).
  • We will be holding a Coffee Morning in The Memorial Hall in Holsworthy on 11th January from 9am until 12pm.
  • Holsworthy’s Weekly Wednesday Market will be reopening on the 11th January from 9am until 2.30pm.
  • Full Council Meetings & Sub-Committee Meetings will be returning from Wednesday 11th January.

Holsworthy Food Bank

How to get help

If you are on UC please go to your online journal and message your wok coach, alternatively you can go into your local jobcentre between 10:00-14:00 and they can refer you if appropriate.

This is because at the Foodbank we normally work on a voucher referral basis.

Vouchers are issued by any frontline agency who is helping to resolve your problems.

However, if you are a new customer you can get immediate help from one of our centres by calling in there without a voucher. (We usually only do this to give you time to arrange professional help.)

Holsworthy Foodbank is open on Wednesday Afternoons in the Manor Suite at the back of the Memorial Hall.
Please come between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Our friendly volunteers will ensure you have good food for the family.

You may also be able to get help from Citizens Advice on (Freephone) 0808 2082138

Written by Holsworthy Foodbank

Rooms To Hire

Torridge District Council have a Unit Available To Let (Unit 2, Manor Court, Victoria Square, Holsworthy)

Viewings will be available from January 2023.

For More Information view here or

Contact Torridge District Council directly via:

Sarah Pennington (01237) 428 738 / 07966 274 629 / sarah.pennington@torridge.gov.uk

Torridge District Council
Riverbank House,
Bideford,
EX39 2QC

Town Councils Collaborate on No 6 Bus route

As frustrations understandably continue over the changes to the No 6 Exeter bus service, a meeting took place this week between Cllrs from Holsworthy and Bude-Stratton Town Council, the two towns most significantly impacted by alterations to the timetable.

The Deputy Mayor of Holsworthy Cllr Nigel Kenneally, Mayor of Bude-Stratton Cllr Amanda Tame, Holsworthy Town Clerk Vanessa Saunders, Devon County Councillor James Morrish and Cornwall Councillor Peter LaBroy met to discuss the ongoing problems.
Top of the list of immediate concerns was the failure of the return bus to wait in Okehampton for arrivals from Exeter, leaving long waits in the dark and cold for Exeter College students trying to get home. The Cllrs also spoke to Devon County Transport Officers during the meeting, who are very aware of the recent problems.
As a result, Cllrs from both towns are pushing to get the 6 and 6a buses designated a ‘through’ service, which would ensure buses had to wait for connections before leaving Okehampton.
A raft of other issues was discussed – increased cost, infrequency of service, unreliability and inaccessibility of the route.
The Cllrs thanked everyone who has so far commented on the impact the changes to the bus route has had, and urged those who have yet to do so to pass on their experiences as soon as possible.
The Cllrs will provide this evidence to Stagecoach and Devon and Cornwall County Councils and have agreed to meet again before Christmas to monitor progress.

Holsworthy Food Bank

How to get help

If you are on UC please go to your online journal and message your wok coach, alternatively you can go into your local jobcentre between 10:00-14:00 and they can refer you if appropriate.

This is because at the Foodbank we normally work on a voucher referral basis.

Vouchers are issued by any frontline agency who is helping to resolve your problems.

However, if you are a new customer you can get immediate help from one of our centres by calling in there without a voucher. (We usually only do this to give you time to arrange professional help.)

Holsworthy Foodbank is open on Wednesday Afternoons in the Manor Suite at the back of the Memorial Hall.
Please come between 2pm and 3.30pm.

Our friendly volunteers will ensure you have good food for the family.

You may also be able to get help from Citizens Advice on (Freephone) 0808 2082138

Written by Holsworthy Foodbank

Holsworthy’s Big Switch-On & Christmas Market

This year Holsworthy Town Council have planned an exciting day filled with different activities and entertainment for all ages.

It will take place on Saturday 3rd December 2022 from 4pm to 8pm

Quiet Hour | 4pm-5pm | A quieter hour with reduced noise levels to help those with hidden disabilities.
The aim is to make the Holsworthy Switch-On and Christmas Market more accessible to customers with hidden disabilities and additional needs.

What can you do at Holsworthy’s Lights Switch on?

Browse the Christmas Market for last minute presents, treats to yourself or get some creative ideas!

Have a go on a Bucking Bronco Reindeer

Watch on-stage Entertainment
( Including but not limited to: Town Band, Holsworthy Youth Club, Holsworthy Primary School, Holsworthy Community College)

Interact with the Walking Entertainment (incl. Stilt Walkers, Elf Bubbleologist)

Take memorable photographs in the Giant Snow Globe

Meet Father Christmas

Free rides & Face Painting for Children

Late Night Shopping Including, but not limited to: 
Yarns of Holsworthy, The Den, The Original Factory Shop, The Model Shop.

Holsworthy Football Club will be holding a ‘Santa Run’ if you’d like to enter pick up an entry form from the Town Council Offices

All Enquiries to the Holsworthy Town Council, Manor Offices, North Road, Holsworthy, EX22 6DJ
townclerk@holsworthytowncouncil.gov.uk
01409 253 312