Welcome to the Brockenhurst Parish Council website. Please see the notices below:

 

 The Parish Council Office is open to visitors from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesdays and 11am to 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Please note the office is only open between 10.30am  and 11.30am  on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

 

 

                  

Other times by appointment  

 

  Please note that the Clerk works part-time therefore replies may not be instant   

 

 The Council's vision for the next four years is  “to promote and support our community as a vibrant village”.

 

 

 

 

80th Anniversary of D-Day 1 June 2024



Pancake Races 13th February 2024


Thank you to everyone that took part in this year's annual Pancake Races.  Despite the wet weather there was a good number of children and adults for the races. Our thanks go to the race sponsors Friends of Brockenhurst, who provided gold, silver and bronze environmentally friendly wooden medals for the winners. Tesco Brockenhurst also donated sweets for the children taking part.

The running relay has become quite a competitive race and once again Balmer Lawn Hotel retained their first-place position, following by Daisy Bank Cottage Boutique Bed & Breakfast in second place and Welcome Stores Brockenhurst in third place.

The walking relay also did very well with the 50+ Club taking the gold medal and the Brockenhurst WI as runners-up.

 

 

 

Looking After Your Rights of Way


Parish Council News-Sheet

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We have made the decision to cease production of paper copies of the news-sheets and this decision will be reviewed in the summer of 2024.

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Autumn 2023 news-sheet 

Spring 2023 news-sheet 

February/March 2023 news-sheet

January 2023 newsletter 



The Nalder Trust - Can You Help?

We are looking for volunteers to join our Nalder Trust Advisory Committee.  For further information on The Nalder Trust, please see the link to our Nalder Trust webpage

 

 

 

Plastic Free Brockenhurst

 

Brockenhurst is Awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ Status as it Takes Action on

Single-Use Plastic

Brockenhurst has joined a network of communities across the UK who are leading the way to tackle throw away plastic at source. The village has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environment.

Greener Brockenhurst & local residents started the campaign in 2022 after wanting to do something to encourage the village reduce its use of single use plastic. Brockenhurst Parsih Council, thought it was a great idea, and we pledged our support of the campaign and do our bit within our own organisation.  And many other local businesses and community groups did the same.  We are now delighted to hear that enough has been achieved within the village for us to have been awarded ‘Plastic Free Communities’ status.  Plastic Free Community status is not easily won and is a great achievement for the whole village.

Of course, Brockenhurst is very far from being actually free from single use plastic, but this is a first step along the way and we at Brockenhurst Parsih Council will continue to support the campaign as it continues to challenge our throwaway culture and protect the environment. 

If you would like to know more about the Campaign, the Plastic Free Brockenhurst team would love to hear from you  plasticfreebrockenhurst@gmail.com) or follow their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=plastic%20free%20brockenhurst )

 

 

Verge Restoration Works

Forestry England, having a legal duty to protect the New Forest, are undertaking a programme of verge restoration works to stop further vehicle damage across the forest, including Brockenhurst.  These works with various partner organisations - Verderers, National England, New Forest National Park, Parish Councils, CDA, residents and local staff - are funded under the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. 

A number of areas are included in the proposed programme of remedial works which will include re-profiling existing car-free banks and ditches which have eroded over the years, and creating new banks where erosion has been caused by vehicle movements.  Dragon's Teeth (small wooden posts made from FSC Chestnut) will also be installed. 

link to Maps of the area.   Further information is available via this link to hlsnewforest.org.uk.

Flood Alleviation

The Parish Council have been working with various bodies to achieve flood reduction by identifying watercourses and drains that are particularly prone to blockage so that their clearance can be prioritised.  In low lying areas such as Brockenhurst it is particularly important that watercourses and drains are actively managed, especially during periods of prolonged wet weather.  

Please see the Flooding section of our link to Emergency Services webpage for more information.  

To report a faulty or blocked watercourse please phone the Parish Clerk on 622829 or New Forest District Council on 023 8028 5000.

 Please follow this link for a Hampshire County Council guide to Flood Risk Management Guidance for Landowners.

Hampshire Police New Forest Heart Beat Report Monthly Report

January 2024

 

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