Thursday 6th June 2024

Join us on the 6th June to commemorate the largest Naval, Air and land operation in History.

8am, The Square, D-Day 80 Proclamation
11am, Stanhope Park, Poems for Schools, D-Day Heroes
6.30pm, The Square, join us for a free ‘Fish & Chip’ supper, the Town Band and live entertainment
9pm, Outside St Peter & St Paul’s Church, the Commemoration
9.15pm, Lighting of the Beacon on the Church Tower

This commemoration is supported by The Holsworthy Town Council & The Balsdon Trust

For more info please message The Town Council or email the Holsworthy Town Clerk,

Mayor Councillor Nigel Kenneally & Chapman Machinery Ltd

On Friday 1st March 2024, the Mayor Councillor Nigel Kenneally met with James Chapman, owner of Chapman Machinery Ltd & Nathan Evans to thank them for their hard work in recoating the metal framework for the historic Pump in the Square, Holsworthy.

Open photo

Pictured is Mayor Councillor Nigel Kenneally shaking hands with James Chapman, alongside Nathan Evans, in front of the Historic Pump.


Holsworthy Town Council’s Budget and Precept for 2024/2025

Holsworthy Town Council will be levying a precept of £188350 in the coming financial year to pay for the ongoing running costs of the Town Council. The precept is collected on the Town Council’s behalf by Torridge District Council and the Town Council’s share of the precept represents an increase of 57 pence per month for a person paying the full Council Tax Charge on a Band D property compared to last year. However, 76.5% of the properties in the Town fall in into Council Tax bands A to C and will therefore be paying less than this.
Holsworthy Town Council own and manage most of the recreational green spaces as well as five public footpaths in the town. The Council also run and organise a number of community events throughout the year. Its budgeted expenditure is in excess of £225,900 for 2024/25 versus an estimated income of £37550
Councillors felt that in the context of very real threats to some of the frontline services which are maintained by the District and County Councils in the Town (e.g. emptying of waste and dog waste bins, toilets, counter service, grass cutting, highways maintenance etc.), it was imperative to levy a realistic precept.
The local precept covers the upkeep of Stanhope Park along with Badock and Rowland Gardens, as well as the management of the weekly Pannier Market, and events throughout the town including the very successful Christmas Switch on.
The Mayor of Holsworthy Councillor Nigel Kenneally said ‘During 2023/24 the Council has been involved in many projects throughout the town such as installing new lights in the Park, work to improve the access to Badock Gardens and also sought to source external funding as much as possible including the successful funding bid that helped to enable the Coronation Celebrations and the Christmas Switch On Event. In 2024/25 funding for projects will be pursued that will further improve the facilities in the Town including refurbishing the Sun Lounge in Badock Gardens, extending the CCTV coverage in the town and working with partners at Torridge District Council to progress an off road cycle path between Bude and Holsworthy, the refurbishment and reopening of Coles Mill Viaduct and improvements to both Manor Office and the Market Hall .
Other projects to be pursued in 2024/25 include improving the appearance of the Town Centre, renewing some of the paths within the Park and the continuance of working with partners including Torridge District Council and Devon County Council to improve facilities and access to services for all the community of Holsworthy.’
In setting the Council's budget for the financial year ahead, the Town Council has kept expenditure down to a minimum and endeavoured to make as many savings as it can within the town budget. Councillors will continue to weigh up the cost of any expenditure against the benefit to the community.


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Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer Vacancy

We are seeking a motivated, proactive individual for the role of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO). This is an exciting opportunity and would suit a community-minded individual who has the relevant experience to undertake an interesting and varied post within our Town Council. The role is approximately 33 hours per week with evening, flexible working and some weekend working.

The role requires someone with the confidence and interpersonal skills to deal with a wide range of individuals from the local and wider communities. The ideal candidate will have good verbal and written communication skills, be computer literate and also have the ability to work on their own initiative. Strong financial management and organisational skills are required, together with a positive outlook.

The Clerk will be responsible for managing the day to day business of the Council, including the production of the agenda/ minutes for all Council meetings liaising with outside bodies as well as providing and implementing Council decisions. The Clerk/ RFO will also be responsible for and carry out the administration associated with all the financial transactions and records of the Council.

A Certificate in Local Council Administration is desirable but not essential, there will be a requirement to attain this qualification within an agreed period. Training will be provided and supported.

TC/RFO Information Pack

TC/RFO Application form

For further information please contact:

Holsworthy Town Council
Manor Offices
North Road
EX22 6DJ

Tel No: 01409 253312


Closing date for applications: Friday 16th February 2024

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 4th March 2024

Holsworthy Town Council’s Christmas Opening Hours

Monday 25th December                   Closed

Tuesday 26th December                   Closed

Wednesday 27th December              Closed

Thursday 28th December                 Closed

Friday 29th December                      Closed

Monday 1st January                         Closed

Tuesday 2nd January                       9am-4pm

Illyria’s production of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Illyria’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is coming to Holsworthy!

This open-air production of Pride & Prejudice will be in Badock Gardens, Holsworthy on Saturday 12 August at 6:30pm.

In a whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzy Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane, thoughtful people – and they hate each other! Or do they? Can she see beyond his pride, and can he overcome her prejudice, in order to achieve happiness?

If your idea of Jane Austen is stuffy costume drama then this sparkling adaptation may make you change your mind. Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, bitchy best!

Running time (approx): 2hrs 20min (inc 20 minute interval).

Suitable for ages 8+


  • Tickets are available online or via the box office 01805 624624. 5% booking fee applies across all payment methods.
  • Tickets are also available on the gate (card or cash). 5% booking fee applies.
  • People with access needs are welcome to a free ticket for their carer/assistant. Please call the box office on 01805 624624
  • Every 11th ticket is free for group bookings. Available via the box office on 01805 624624
  • Ticket holders enjoy free access to the gardens two hours before 6.30pm/7pm performances and one hour before earlier performances. (Or earlier for pre-show drama workshop ticket holders)
  • Most performances last approx 2 hours with a 20 minute interval
  • Minimum ages are advisory only. Please use your discretion.


  • No seating is provided. Please bring low-back seating and/or blankets,
  • An area for people on blankets is reserved at the front.
  • If you wish to be socially distanced please sit towards the rear or sides of the audience area
  • Performances start at the stated time so please arrive in good time to take your seats

Vacancy for Holsworthy Town Councillor – Closing: Friday 21st July 2023

Holsworthy Town Council



Notice is hereby given that Holsworthy Town Council has one vacancy for a Councillor to be filled by co-option.


Those wishing to apply for the position should obtain an application pack and further information from:


Vanessa Saunders

Town Clerk

Holsworthy Town Council

Manor Offices, North Road, Holsworthy

EX22 6DJ

Telephone 01409 253312



Completed application forms should be returned to the above address no later than Noon on Friday 21st July 2023


Applications will be considered at the Full Council Meeting of Holsworthy Town Council at a date to be confirmed

The Future of Holsworthy’s Outdoor Market!

Holsworthy Town Council have created a survey to gather people’s thoughts on the future of the market. This is to evaluate what our next steps are regarding the market.

We would appreciate it if you could spare a few moments to complete this short survey.

The Closing date for this survey is Monday 17th July at 12 noon.

You can complete this survey online via or ask for a paper copy in the Manor Offices, North Road, Holsworthy, EX22 6DJ

If you have any queries, you can contact Holsworthy Town Council:

Phone – 01409 253 312

Email –