What is the 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.

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