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Brookley Road Scheme

 

 

The Parish Council, following many debates and much negotiation, finally approved the scheme which should be implemented by 31st March 2023.

 

Following discussions with Hampshire County Council as the Highway Authority in June 2020, a series of temporary measures was installed along Brookley Road to support the local economy and protect public health in the post Covid 19 recovery period. Adjustments were made and consultations began on the European funded Active Travel Scheme.

 

The latest consultation closed on 14th August: 46% positive about the village square concept and 15% negative with concerns on air quality and traffic congestion. Given the community response, whilst Parish Councillors, Brockenhurst Business Association and the Friends of Brockenhurst all have some concerns about the details there was general agreement to support the proposals.

 

Once implemented, the scheme will create a different space which will be available for community events so that consideration is now being made with regard to the location of the street furniture; seats, bins and cycle racks.

 

The Parish Council will continue to pursue investment to improve our village whilst Hampshire County Council, like all Local Authorities, are struggling to cover the ever-increasing costs of social care. Some road surfaces and pavements around the village have been renewed but Parish Councillors will continue to press specifically for further investment in Brookley Road given that statutory guidance on reallocating road space clearly states that the government "expects local authorities to make significant changes to their road layouts to give more space to cyclists and pedestrians".

 

Councillor Pete Wales

Brockenhurst Parish Council

 

 

The Parish Council Office, now at 70b Brookley Road, is open to visitors from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesdays and 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays. 

Other times by appointment. 

 

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

 


Parish Council Newsletter

The Parish Council publishes "The Brock News" newsletter three times per year which is distributed to all homes within the Parish.  The Spring 2021 edition has just been published and will be delivered to local residents shortly.

Please contact the Parish Clerk if you would prefer to receive the newsletter by email.

Follow this link to read our latest 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

New Forest Action Plan

A joint action plan has been created by forest organisations to respond to the significant increase in visitors expected in the New Forest this year as lockdown is gradually eased.  The plan has been developed jointly by Forestry England, the New Forest National Park Authority, New Forest District Council and tourism body Go New Forest with support from the Verderers, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service and Hampshire Constabulary. 

It has been created to support the landscape and local community during this time and encourage greater care and respect for the area among all those spending time here.  Its focus is on all these organisations sharing resources in a concerted effort to be well prepared for and able to meet critical recreational pressure.  It aims to ensure that the area can play an active role in helping people to recover in the great outdoors whilst also caring for the Forest. 

For more information, please see the link to an overview of the New Forest Action Plan which includes key actions which will be undertaken during this time.  

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.

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.

 

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