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

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.

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 /

Torridge District Council
Riverbank House,
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.