BUCKLAND NEWTON – The road from junction with Landscombe Lane to junction with B3143 will be closed from 13 – 17 February to allow Wessex Internet Limited to desilt existing duct and install new subduct in existing duct.

GLANVILLES WOOTTON – The road will be closed from South Farm to the War Memorial to allow safe working for BT, moling ducts, 13-14 February.


Parish Council Process

Planning Applications for Holwell Parish are notified to the Clerk. A proforma is then circulated to Councillors who add their observations and comments. Councillors have agreed that their views be summarized by the Clerk and submitted to Dorset Council.

Public Process

All details of planning applications for Holwell are available on the Dorset Council web site which you can find by following the link below.

Search and comment on planning applications – Dorset Council

You will able to see the comments made by the Parish Council and any other interested parties including any resident affected by an application who may also make his/her own representation via the website.


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Livestock Worrying

Livestock worrying is a criminal offence under the Protection of Livestock Act 1953 and does not require an animal to be injured.

Allowing a dog to be off a lead or otherwise not under close control in a field or enclosure of sheep is an offence. The penalty for livestock worrying can be six months’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £1,000

We would like to remind all dog owners to ensure their dog is on a lead whenever it is near livestock.

Message Sent By

Mark Jones

(Dorset Police, PCSO, Sherborne, Dorchester, Bridport)