Welcome to Holme Valley Parish Council
Holme Valley Parish Council is the first tier of local government covering the administrative area of the Holme Valley. It serves a population of nearly 30,000 in the towns and villages of Holmfirth, Honley, Brockholes, Cinderhills, Hade Edge, Hepworth, Hinchliffe Mill, Holmbridge, Holme, Jackson Bridge, Netherthong, New Mill, Scholes, Thongsbridge, Upperthong and Wooldale.
As Holme Valley Parish Council covers quite a large civil parish, it is divided into parish wards, with separate elections for each ward. Councillors are elected representatives, often living in the village or locality they represent.
The Council’s main aim is to improve the quality of life of the residents of the Holme Valley. It works in partnership with many organisations to promote the Valley to make it a thriving place to live, work and play in, as well as an attractive area to visit.
The Council strives to:
♦ Represent and consult the residents of the Holme Valley on developments in the Valley including the formulation of a Neighbourhood Plan and the district authority’s Local Plan.
♦ Support and encourage local events and community organisations through providing financial grants and assistance.
♦ Manage and sustain community facilities, including the minibus service, the public toilets in the centre of Holmfirth, red phone box libraries/information points, public seats and stone bus shelters, a closed churchyard and allotments.
Notice of Election – Brockholes Ward
An election is to be held of a Parish Councillor for the Brockholes Ward of Holme Valley Parish Council.
Nomination papers must be delivered to Electoral Services (High Street Entrance), 3-5 Albion Street, Huddersfield HD1 2NG. Close of Nominations is 4pm on Friday, 30 September 2016 at the above address.
Forms of nomination paper may be obtained from Electoral Services (above address) who will, at the request of any local government elector for the said ward, prepare a nomination paper for signature.
If the Election is contested, the poll will take place on 27 October 2016.
Electors and their Proxies should take note that any new applications for postal votes or changes to existing postal or proxy applications must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services (above address) by 5pm on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. The last date for new proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 19 October 2016.
Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Electoral Services (above address) by 5pm on Polling Day. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday, 19 October 2016.
(Signed) Adrian Lythgo
DATED this 22nd day of September 2016
Notice issued by Kirklees Metropolitan Council
The Council is committed to engaging with the community and we welcome your views on issues affecting the Valley. If you have a specific concern, please either contact your Ward Councillor or the Clerk who is available (by appointment) in person in the Council Chamber in Holmfirth from 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further details on how to contact us click here
Holme Valley Land Charity
Holme Valley Parish Council is the sole corporate Trustee of the Holme Valley Land Charity, so the councillors are all part of the Land Charity, as Members of the Trustee. However, the Land Charity is a separate charitable organisation and totally independent from the Parish Council. For further details and contact information for the Land Charity, please click here to visit the Land Charity’s website