Supporting the Holford & District Village Hall

It's really simple, and doesn't cost you anything.

All you have to do is:

1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/holforddistrictvillagehall

2. Sign up free 

3. Get shopping - your donations will be collected by easyfundraising and automatically sent to Holford & District Village Hall's bank account. It couldn't be easier!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Holford & District Village Hall will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.      MoY

Every little helps

As of Monday 28th September 2017, 31 people have registered as supporters and currently £299.55 has been raised for the cause.

Parish Council Finances for the Year ending 31st March 2017 can be accessed from the

Parish Council web page.

Check out the details of a new place to stay and enjoy the Somerset Coast.

Visit the Website

Congratulations Brett on being awarded the prestigious 5 star rating by Visit England, the official tourist board for England. It puts them amongst some of England’s finest properties to stay at, one of only two in West Somerset, the only 5 star accommodation in Dunster and the first for any chalet at Dunster Beach

See details HERE

Quantock Hills AONB Annual Report

The Quantock Hills AONB Annual Report can be viewed by clicking


Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs Website

If you are a gardener then have a look at the Somerset Federation of Gardening Clubs website.

Just CLICK HERE to go to the website.

Falls Awareness Course

There are a few remaining places on the next Falls Awareness course which is being held on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 in Bridgwater, from 9.30-12.45 (arrival from 9.15), so book now!    

The ½ day course is free to attend and is suitable for those with little or no knowledge of falls issues, it is aimed at organisations and voluntaeers supporting people in community settings (not residential care settings).

Please use this link to register your interest as the course is managed through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/falls-awareness-course-on-3rd-october-2017-expression-of-interest-registration-36393107765  (if you have not used Eventbrite before you will need to complete a quick registration).

This registers your interest in the course, if you are successful a confirmation will be emailed around 3 weeks before the course, this will include further details of venue.

Success at the Bridgwater Flower Show

Two of our lovely Holford ladies entered the Bridgwater flower show with tremendous success.

Elaine Falkingham got two 1st prizes for a photograph of a bee and a vase of cut herbs. Her jar of  honey and a beeswax candle were both in second place.

First time entrant Liz Guttridge, who only decided to enter two weeks earlier, scooped two silver cups as first prizes for a beautiful succulent and a colourful streptocarpus.  Not only that, she achieved three second places with her other entries. Not bad for a first timer!

To enlarge photos just click on them


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Casual Vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor on the Holford Parish Council.

Unless ten electors for the Parish give notice in writing by 12 October 2017 to the Returning Officer at West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, Taunton, Somerset TA4 4QA, requesting that an election be held, the Parish Council will, at a Meeting to be held on 13 Novermber 2017 at the Village Hall, fill the vacancy by the co-option of a new Councillor.

Hema Stanley, Clerk

Coach House 1,

Alfoxton Park,


TA5 1SG.

21 September 2017

Waste & Recycling (including garden waste) will be collected on  Friday 27th October 2017 09 Sept Oct Holford News & Views.pdf

Holford News & Views

For a copy in full colour just click on the News & Views page below. The HN&V will be downloaded as a PDF file for you to read or print as you wish.



Thursday 14th -

Monday 18th June 2018

Itinerary is now completed for a long weekend

in Northamptonshire, & venturing into other counties!   Visiting eight gardens, with free time

in Stamford, Lincs.

Total cost of holiday includes the following:  

Four nights’ accommodation with three course dinner/beverages, and buffet breakfast at a 4* hotel, nr Northampton, with porterage/leisure facilities. (Nb: Single supplement £80)  Admissions, guided tours/introductory talks, light refreshments at some venues and two lunches (where stated) and all coach travel with pick up points between Minehead and Bridgwater.  

Cost of holiday also includes all gratuities.

All welcome, for price and more information,

please email: plomdove4145@googlemail.com

or call 01278 741152


Scammers are out - posing as B.T. Engineers. They have phoned several peiple in the village this week saying you need to do something on your computer. DO NOT accept what they say. Replace the phone. B.T. Will NEVER ask to take control of your computer or ask for passwords.

This also applies with any company phoning you.