Welcome to the Brockenhurst Parish Council website

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

clerk@brockenhurst.gov.uk


The Parish Council Office is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 noon and at other times by appointment.   

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

 

Parish Council Newsletter

The Parish Council publishes "The Brock News" newsletter three times per year which is distributed to all homes within the Parish.

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

Click here to read our latest newsletter. 

 

Super-Fast Broadband update

You may have seen from our website that we have announced that the March date for completion of SFBB for Box 2 (the New Forest Drive area) will not be achieved. We are working with all the relevant parties to expedite the wayleave which is needed for this work. Whilst we understand that it will not be long before this will be with Open Reach, we cannot forecast a completion date at the moment. The other part of the work is the fibre route along Rhinefield Road which requires Natural England permission. They agreed to all the survey work but have to give permission to do digging work now that the ecological survey has been completed. Their consideration can take up to 28 days. In order to minimise the time to do the work, the Chief Engineer Director of Open Reach made a site visit on 22 February and agreed that they would use their own direct labour to clear and rope the route as soon as permission is granted. This avoids any possible delay in fitting in with the workload of a contractor.

We will continue to work with the various parties and offer any help they may need to complete the work as soon as possible.


Friends of Brockenhurst Station - Can You Help?

Following completion of major works at Brockenhurst Railway Station, the Parish Council is seeking volunteers to be "Friends of the Station" to enhance the station environment, form a more welcoming atmosphere and encourage greater community use of the railway.  Many stations throughout the country have similar organisations and train companies are actively encouraging friends groups and establishing good working relationships.  

The aims of working together are to:

  • Encourage use of the railway through a variety of regeneration and community activities;
  • Promote the station as a gateway to Brockenhurst, the New Forest and Lymington areas;
  • Improve the environmental and operational upkeep of the station; and
  • Enhance the historical heritage of the station.  

Volunteers will join an existing group of helpers to:

    • Regularly visit the station to conduct surveys;
    • Alert South Western Railway to any damage, vandalism or disrepair;
    • Suggest improvements for the overall benefit of customers using the station;
    • Assist with community event planning such as 'Music at the Station' events.
    South Western Railway will continue to manage the line and station and be responsible for its cleanliness, decorative order and repair.  Volunteers will not take on tasks currently performed by South Western Railway's staff or agents.  If you are interested in helping, please contact the Parish Clerk by email or on 622829 in the first instance.    

    Guide to Waste and Recycling

    Click here for HCC's latest Guide to Waste and Recycling

    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 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.

    Allotment Plots

    If you live in the Parish and are interested in having an allotment please contact the Parish Clerk by email or on 622829 to be put on the waiting list.  

     

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