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
01409 253 312
The Mayor of Holsworthy Cllr. Helen Parker and Cllr. Lyndon Piper on behalf of the rest of Holsworthy Town Council formally opened the recent works done to improve the disabled access and outside seating area at Badock Gardens. GM Contractors and Roger Andrews Builders who carried out the works for the Town Council said ‘we appreciate being awarded the contracts by Holsworthy Town Council to improve a very special and unique space which is Badock Gardens, the end result being much improved access and an updated facility for all residents of the town to use’.
The Mayor Cllr. Helen Parker explained ‘the project to widen the paths to improve access for those that have mobility problems and to improve the outside seating area has been a project I have been very keen to promote as Badock Gardens is a lovely space in the town for those people that like a quiet and peaceful place to relax and unwind and enjoy the beautiful plants and flowers. It is hoped that by improving the paths many more people will be able to access the Gardens which were gifted to the Council many years ago. In the next few months the lighting in the Gardens will also be improved. Once this has ben done the Town Council will be seeking funds to completely refurbish the Sun Lounge in the Gardens improving the access to this also’.
In aid of Holsworthy’s Mayor Councillor Helen Parker’s Chosen charities for 2022/23
Lymphoma Action & Breast Cancer Now
Holsworthy Bowling club have decided to organise a bowls challenge to fundraise.
Locla Businesses, Clubs, organisations and/or friends are welcome to enter mixed teams of three players to have a great afternoon and help raise funds for the mayors 2 charities.
Entry Forms are available here >
Holsworthy ib Bloom 2022
Entries were free and open to all those living within the boundaries of Holsworthy Town.
Judging took place during St Peter’s Fair Week on Monday 4th July by
Mayor Councillor Helen Parker, Deputy Mayor Councillor Nigel Kenneally & Portrevine Angela Parrish
The Residential Winners of 2022 are:
Residential 1st Place: Linda Russell
Residential 2nd Place: Gloria Dymond
Residential 3rd Place: Martin Prout
Highly Commended Residential Entry: Ronald Parsons
Highly Commended Residential Entry: Mirium Hibberd
The Business Winners of 2022 are:
1st Place Business: The Holsworthy Social Club
2nd Place Business: The Kings Arms
Best Dressed Business Competition
The White Hart Hotel
The Kings Arms Hotel
Best Dressed Residence Competition
A joint entry submitted by neighbours Marilyn Chidley & Clive Birch & Beverly Birch.
Thursday 2nd June-Sunday 5th June
The information below will be updated regularly
- Civic Service of Celebration
- Lantern Parade for adults and children
- Lighting of the Beacon
- Display of photos, memorabilia of the past 70 years such as previous jubilees
- Street Party on Fore Street
- Hobby horse derby and other fun children/parent races at Stanhope Park
The Town Council and the other organisations who are taking the lead on the Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations are hoping that the whole Town and those of all ages will be able to take part and enjoy the extended holiday to recognise the 70 years of dedicated service by the Queen to the United Kingdom and Commonwealth. If anyone has any other suggestions on events they would to be included then please contact the Town Clerk Vanessa Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 09/06/2022
Friends Group Book Sale
Summer Reading Challenge Drop in Craft
Home Education Social Club
Craft & Chatter (Adukts)
Cuppa and Chat
Bounce & Rhyme
Bounce & Rhyme Every Thursday in May ( except the 26th) @ 2.15-2.25pm
Saturday Club! Every Saturday in May @ 10-11.30am
Craft & Chatter (Adults) Every Alternate Mondays 9th & 23rd May @ 2.30-3.30pm
Home Education Social Club Monday 16th May @ 10am-12pm
Cuppa and Chat Every Thursday in May @ 10am-12pm
Digital Drop-in Every Thursday in May @ 10am-12pm
Bounce & Rhyme Every Thursday in April @ 2.15-2.25pm
Saturday Club! Every Saturday in April @ 10-11.30am
Craft & Chatter (Adults) Every Alternate Mondays 11th & 25th April @ 2.30-3.30pm
Home Education Social Club Monday 25th April @ 10am-12pm
Cuppa and Chat Every Thursday in April @ 10am-12pm
Digital Drop-in Every Thursday in April @ 10am-12pm
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 Mayor, Councillor Helen Parker held a very successful Civic Ball in aid of Cancer Research UK and Blood Cancer UK
After a while of preparing, Holsworthy Town Council held an amazing Civic Ball, the first of the century!
Due to Coronavirus it was invite only. There was great turn out though! We were entertained upon entry by a magician, Jack Lovegrove and greeted by Charles Jeffery-Hudson the Toastmaster. Both Jack and Charles are involved in HATS (Holsworthy Amateur Theatre Society). They brought the Ball to life. We were blessed to have Mother Elizabeth say grace before our meal. This allowed us to remember those we have sadly lost recently and to be thankful for what we do have.
Around 7:30pm Oaktree Occasions started delivering our prechosen Starters in between our lively chatter. Soon after finishing our starters we were given our main then our dessert. The food was high quality, if you are having a small get together or a large event then we highly recommend Oaktree Occasions. Their service was very professional and any queries were answered swiftly.
Charles Jeffery-Hudson the Toastmaster stood up and sounded his gavel 3 times to call upon Holsworthy’s Mayor Councillor Helen Parker for the Loyal Toast! There was a lovely portrait of our Queen in her younger days for us to toast to. Tea and Coffee was offered to all guests.
After the loyal toast the raffle was drawn. We adopted a raffle tradition suggested by Holsworthy’s Consort, Ian Parker. There were many small envelopes placed on the tables alongside a pen, you were to write your name and deposit cash inside the envelope then seal, ready to be collected.
Once all envelopes were collected Guests were chosen to draw the tickets. There was a large variety of prizes to choose from such as a Fruit Basket, A Voucher from Shepherd’s Hardware’s, 2 tickets to any Exeter Chiefs games, Gift basket from Holsworthy’s Foot Health Clinic and many more!
After the raffle draw Mayor Councillor, Helen Parker gave a speech to all the guests, councillors and office staff for their help in making the Civic Ball happen! There were many guests representing councils from both Devon and Cornwall as well as those representing local organisations.
District Councillor David Jones, responded to Mayor Councillor Helen with a very sweet speech, to which we appreciated a lot.
This concluded the formal evening and the room was reorganised into a Ballroom, entertained by Neil Kristopher.
Thank you very much to the following Mayors/ Deputy Mayors and other Councillors that attended our Civic Ball:
The Leader of Torridge, Ken James,
District Councillor, David Jones,
The Mayor of Barnstaple, Councillor Alan Rennles, the Mayoress Mrs Sue Rennles and their Beadle, Mr Don Gramlich,
The Mayor of Great Torrington, Councillor Doug Smith, his Granddaughter Miss Mezli Smith and their Beadle, Mr Andy Griffiths,
The Deputy Mayor of Launceston, Councillor Helen Bailey and Consort Mr Adrian Bailey,
The Deputy Mayor of Okehampton, Councillor Deborah Sanger and Consort Mr Paul Jessop,
The Deputy Mayor of Bideford, Councillor Jude Gubb and Consort Mr Michael Gubb,
Councillor Michael dawes and Wife Mrs Jo Dawes.
A special mention to the councils that sadly couldn’t attend but sent their apologies:
South Molton Town Council- we received an apology and a donation from Mayor Councillor Mervyn Way and Mayoress Mrs Helen Way,
Ilfracombe Town Council- Mayor Councillor Kit Leck sent his apologies and donated a sum.
We’d also like to say thank you to those that attended the Civic Ball representing a local organisation such as the following:
Holsworthy Bowls Club, HASP, the Rotary Club, the Lions, the Museum, the press, etc!
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