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.
Nominations have now closed and the Election is being contested. A link is provided here, to the Statement of Persons Nominated for the Brockholes Ward, issued by Kirklees Council on 30 September 2016.
If anyone has any queries about the vacancy, please contact Kirklees Electoral Services via the Kirklees Website http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/council-and-democracy.aspx#voting-and-elections
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