Holme Valley Parish Council

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Vacancy – Clerk to the Council & Responsible Financial Officer

Holme Valley Parish Council has a vacancy for a Clerk to the Council & Responsible Financial Officer.  Closing date for applications is 3pm on Friday, 16 November 2018.

Please click on the following links for full information:
Clerk to the Council & RFO Job Advert
Application Form
Application Form Guidance Notes
Job Description
Person Specification

Completed application forms should be sent to the Clerk by email (only) to clerk@holmevalleyparishcouncil.gov.uk and CVs will not be accepted.  Those shortlisted will be informed by Friday, 30 November 2018 and if you have not been contacted by that day, please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Results Published

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has now completed its analysis of the results of the 475 consultation questionnaires and is pleased to be able to publish the results. We are now working with our planning consultant to produce a draft Neighbourhood Plan containing planning policies which reflect what our community wants to see.  Please click here for the Neighbourhood Plan page to access the summary results document.

Dog Waste Management Strategy

At the Service Provision Committee meeting held on 6 March 2017 a Dog Waste Management Strategy was agreed.  Details can be found here.

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.

For a map of the Civil Parish area, click here

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.

For details of the current councillors and the committees on which they serve, please click here

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.

Contact Us

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