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Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire

 


Brockenhurst - the New Forest Village set amongst delightful landscapes.

Community and visitor information all here on our village website.

 

 

 

Highwood Road
Brockenhurst Hampshire
SO42 7RY
01590 622829

 

Clerk

 Mrs M Pattison

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Change of our email address

Our email address has now changed to clerk@brockenhurst.gov.uk. You will NOT get a bounce back message. Please record our new address or contact us via the link next to the photograph above.

Consultation on National Park Recreation Strategy

From 19 June to 13 August there is a ‘call for views’ consultation about the management of recreation across the New Forest. You will find a news release about this here: http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/news/article/926/future_forest_call_for_views_consultation See also our Consultations page on this website.

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS CONSULTATION IS BEING HELD OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD AND YOU MAY HAVE LIMITED TIME TO RESPOND.

Further consultation on the new local plan.

New Forest National Park Authority is running a further consultation (14 June - 26 July 2017) on the potential alternative housing sites. Please see our consultations page..

PLEASE NOTE THIS CONSULTATION IS BEING HELD OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD AND YOU MAY HAVE LIMITED TIME TO RESPOND.

Super-Fast Broad Band North West Sector of Brockenhurst.

We have reported that installation for the fibre cabinets for Boxes 1 & 2 has been approved but this did not include the necessary authorisation to install associated cables and fibre under Crown Land /SSSI. We continue to press for this to be achieved as soon as possible. The duct repair along Rhinefield Road is the first task. Until this is done, the fibre cannot be routed to the new boxes 1 & 2. It is hoped the two fibre boxes will be working by the end of this year. Pete Wales, Chairman of Brockenhurst Parish Council, has recently met New Forest District Councillors who have agreed to help expedite matters. Pete has also arranged to meet Keith Mans, the new County Councillor for the Division to enlist his support.

 Fundraising for MUGA surges ahead - but do not relax yet!

The public campaign to raise the £100k needed to build a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at Highwood Road has got off to flying start. Funds so far committed exceed 80% of the estimated cost but more help is needed. Can you help?

Donations can be made online,

http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/the-brockenhurst-village-trust. Taxpayers can enhance their donation by 25% at no cost by using Gift Aid. For other ways of donating contact Lynsey Davis on 01590 622957

To find out more about the forthcoming Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and how you can support it visit the website: http://brockenhurstvillage.org.uk/muga/ or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/985079641621849/

Flood Alleviation

We have been working with various bodies to achieve flood reduction by identifying water courses and drains that are particularly prone to blockage so their clearance can be prioritised. In low lying areas such as Brockenhurst it is particularly important that watercourses and drains are actively  managed. There is some good advice in this Government Booklet

Flying of Drones in the New Forest

Anyone using a drone needs to follow basic safety rules which are summarised in the CAA's Dronecode.

The use of 'drones' is becoming increasingly popular as they become more affordable. Just like any other aircraft, a drone must always be flown in a safe manner, both with respect to other aircraft in the air and also to people and properties on the ground. If you want to fly a drone on or over land that you do not own, our advice is to seek permission from the landowner, especially where there is potential for disturbance to other people or wildlife. The Forestry Commission, National Trust and Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) require that you obtain a licence from them. Drones or model aircraft should not be flown on or over Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or Special Protection Areas(SPAs) without consent from Natural England.

The British Model Flying Association offers advice and guidance on the current legal situation regarding drones and model aircraft.

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Don’t forget that you can have your newsletter delivered straight to your inbox. Please email the Parish Council with your name and address, stating E-newsletter in the subject line.

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