Holford News & Views

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Oil Delivery - Times for Ordering

For those wishing to make use of the community oil delivery scheme - orders need to be placed with David Young

(741249 or davidyoung1934@talktalk.net)


Monday 19th March 2018

Oil will be delivered during the following week.

Holford Parish Council

Holford Parish Council now has its own website with a wealth of Council information. Well worth visiting.

Web address: www.holford-pc.gov.uk


That discussions are now at an advanced stage for the merger of our West Somerset Council (WSC) with Taunton Deane Borough Council (TDBC).  The reason for this situation is quite simply that WSC is deemed to be financially unsustainable and therefore unable to continue as a single entity.  The financial shortfall over the coming years is approximately £435,000 per annum (depends whom you talk to!).  Sensible steps have already been taken for joint administration management with TDBC.   

I believe that these merger proposals are contrary to good local democracy and will result in our WSC area being a “second class citizen”, the sheer size of TDBC and its proposed increase in housing development will further contribute to this.


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 Saturday 10 February 2018, 32 people have registered as supporters and currently £381.47 has been raised for the cause.

2018 01 Jan Feb News and Views.pdf

Double Awards for Dunster Beach Hut

Our own Holford’s Brett and Susan have scooped top tourism awards at the prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

They took Gold for Dog Friendly Business of the Year and Silver for Self catering Business of the Year. The awards were presented at a ceremony held at Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay.

It just shows what vision, dedication, commitment and sheer hard work can achieve.

Congratulations Brett and Susan - you both deserve the awards.

For more details see their page

Salad Days

listed under To eat and/or Stay

Recycling (excluding garden waste)  will be collected on   Friday 23rd March

 The Village Hall Refurbishment

What’s Going On

Please see the Village hall Page for details.

Village Hall Page

A Quantock View through time

The Quantock Hills AONB Service launches a new website www.quantockviews.uk to capture and record the changing landscape and village life of the Quantock Hills.

Ever wondered what the landscape of the Quantock Hills looked like 100 years ago? This new website aims to capture historic pictures, postcards and photographs of the Quantock Hills and the surrounding villages, building an online resource showing the changing landscape of England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  The Quantock Hills AONB Service’s volunteers, led by Keith Edwards have driven this project. Keith says ‘Quantock Views started in order to pull together various existing collections of photographs, postcards and paintings which are rarely seen and to gather together private collections and recollections, which may be in danger of being lost to the Quantock community.’

The Quantock Hills AONB Service Project Officer, Iain Porter says ‘I am amazed and so pleased with the effort of Keith and the other volunteers in developing and taking this project forward. It is great to see the website go live and the interest from local community members. Capturing these images for future generations is really important not just as an archive but also as a way for bringing communities together.’

Anyone interested in the archive can view it online at www.quantockviews.uk.  If you have a coffee morning or community event coming up and you would like someone to come and tell you a bit more, please get in touch.  Also if you are interested in volunteering in the project by helping to collect and archive pictures, or have postcards, pictures or photographs which show the changing landscape of the Quantock Hills please contact – the Quantock Hills AONB office on T: 01823 451 884 or email quantockhillls@somerset.gov.uk

Weacombe Quantock Views  - "Top Cottage" in Weacombe. Now replaced by a later cottage. William Alves gardener with wife Louisa and 9 of their 11 children. Published by H H Hole

Kilve Quantock Views - View of Kilve from Higher Hill 1937. The A39 main road comes from the left side then turns left and can be seen going up the picture, near the centre, and passing a short row of three new (thatched) houses.

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.