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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.   

 

LATEST NEWS

 

Click here to read our latest Newsletter.  

 

Annual Accounts and Audit 2017/18

The Annual Return has been sent to the External Auditor PKF Littlejohn for audit. Please click here to view the Internal Auditor's Report, the Annual Governance Statement and the Accounting Statement. The period set for the Exercise of Public Rights to view the Accounts and supporting documents for 2017/18 is Monday 25th June - Friday 3rd August 2018. Please contact the Parish Clerk on 622829 or by email to clerk@brockenhurst.gov.uk to arrange an appointment.

Super-Fast Broadband

We are pleased to confirm that planning permission has now been agreed for the installation of the next cabinet (Cabinet 2) and that positive progress is being made.  

Whilst contractors have been clearing the ducts for the fibre installation, the Parish Council has been asked to help locate two undetectable inspection points.  

The Forestry Commission and BT Openreach are negotiating new national wayleave guidelines following the expiry of the previous arrangements.  New local wayleaves can't be issued until the national framework is in place.  

The Parish Council continues to monitor the situation and continually helps to keep pressure on the organisations to get this work completed.  

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.    

    Village Sign Project

    The Parish Council has received a suggestion that the Village should have its own distinctive free-standing sign.  These are quite common in Sussex and the East of England and help to foster the idea of a community proud of its past and locality.  A good example of a recent one is at Peasmarsh and a photo of the unveiling last summer is available on their website.  

    No decision has yet been taken on whether to go ahead with the sign, the cost of which should be around £4,500.  We would like to invite the submission of designs for the sign which will be put on display at the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 24th April.  Brockenhurst College has also been invited to submit designs and the students have worked on the project with enthusiasm.  Two potential sites have been suggested so far: Waters Green or near the Watersplash. 

    If you would like to put in an entry please ensure we receive it at the Parish Council Office in Highwood Road (preferably via email) by 10am on Monday 9th April 2018.  Please click here for more information or contact the Parish Clerk on 622829 or by email

    Guide to Waste and Recycling

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

    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.  

    MUGA Grand Opening

    The MUGA and Green Space Grand Opening took place on Sunday 25th February with the support of Brockenhurst Village Trust and the Scout Hut. The afternoon included football chants themed singing led by Cynthia Wilson, sports displays by Brockenhurst Pre-School, the Mum's Netball Group and New Milton Hockey Club and the inaugural Brockenhurst Inter Football Tournament organised by the Youth Empowerment Group (YEG).    

    The MUGA was officially opened by Sofia Pittortou with the support of Dr Derek Browne, Lynsey Davis (the project lead) and members of the YEG.  A cake stall was held to raise further funds towards the maintenance and upkeep of the facilities.  If you are interested in making a donation or getting involved, please email BrockMUGA@hotmail.com


    Pancake Races - 13th February 2018

    The Pancake Races were a great success once more.  There was a good attendance, particularly considering the weather and that Shrove Tuesday fell in half-term.  

    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.

     

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