Please see up to date notices below - Including Notice of Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Welcome to the Brockenhurst Parish Council website

The Parish Council Office, Highwood Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RY
01590 622829

Use this link to email the clerk@brockenhurst.gov.uk

 

Coronavirus Updates
  
During the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak the Parish Council Office will not be open to the public and the staff will be working remotely via email and picking up voice messages.   

 

The Clerk does not work on Fridays so emails and messages are dealt with on the following Monday. 

 

Please see the link to the Parish Council Covid-19 page for up-to-date advice and information

 

Until further notice Brockenhurst Parish Council will not be holding face to face meetings including Parish Council meetings, the 2020 Annual Parish Meeting and Planning Committee meetings.  Please see the link to the Parish Council Planning Pages for how to provide comments to Planning applications.

The Parish Council Office will continue to be open for its office days and times but not for public visitors. If the telephone is not answered please leave a message and the Clerk will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

New Forest Ambassador Scheme

 

The New Forest Ambassador Scheme is asking local people to consider volunteering to help the New Forest National Park recover from the impact of Covid-19 including welcoming responsible Forest users (particularly during the remainder of the main holiday season), litter picking, and recording verge / gateway parking. 

To find out more, please click the link to the New Forest Amabassadors website.

The scheme website also includes a link to information on how to report a problem.  


 

Local Businesses

 

To view a list of local businesses operating during the current lockdown please click the link to the Local Businesses list

 

Post Office:  Services have returned and are available in the Welcome Store, Brookley Road.  Opening hours will initially be 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday.

 

Please remember when using Brookley Road to Keep Your Distance and Keep Alert.  Stay safe.  

 

 

Notice of Vacancy for a Parish Councillor


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Superfast Broadband update

The Government supported Rural Gigabit Scheme has now been given improved financial support from Hampshire County Council.  The grant for each property will now be £3,000 towards the cost of installation.  Two or more households in a local area can group together, each getting a grant to offset the installation cost for the group of properties. Speeds of up to 1000 Mbs can be obtained.  

Whilst some households are satisfied that the current superfast broadband speed is adequate, there are those, particularly on the fringes of the area covered, who may wish to join together and upgrade their speeds.  Further details can be obtained at: https://www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/top-up/

 

The Late Harry Oram

A Message from our Chairman Pete Wales:

It is with sadness that I report the death of Harry Oram whom I have known for many years, not only as a colleague but latterly as a personal friend. He increased my love of the Forest by giving me a deeper understanding of its nature. His legacy will be to continue his ambition for it to remain a working forest.

Parish Council Newsletter

The Parish Council publishes "The Brock News" newsletter three times per year which is distributed to all homes within the Parish. Unfortunately the Spring 2020 edition has been held up during the current Covid-19 situation but normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

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

Follow this link to read our last newsletter. Please note that the latest release has been delayed due to the pandemic. 

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.  

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.

Christmas Fun Evening - Friday 6th December 2019

A video can be found on this link to the Christmas Fun Evening Video.  Many thanks to everyone who came along and made the evening such a success!

 

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Full details of our policy can be viewed by following this link to our Financial & Governance Information page.  

 

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