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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

 

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 Mrs M Pattison

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Crime Warning 22nd May 2017

You may or may not be aware that Brockenhurst and Beaulieu were targeted at the weekend for dwelling burglaries. Can I ask that you pass the message on reminding people to vigilant, report sus vehicles and behaviour and of course ensure their property is left secure when unattended. Kindest regards, PC 2901 Jason Eastwood

Freedom of the Parish for retiring County Councillor Ken Thornber.

At the Annual Parish Meeting on April 25th Parish Council Chairman Pete Wales presented the Freedom of the Parish* to Brockenhurst County Councillor T.K (Ken) Thornber CBE.

The award was made in recognition of Ken’s exceptional contribution and service to the Brockenhurst community since elected to the County Council in May 1977. Ken has held many senior positions including that of Leader for 14 years. The meeting gave a very generous round of applause to Ken for all his past work in a moving presentation.

 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 60% of the estimated cost but more help is needed. Can you help?

Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded the maximum grant of £50,000, and the Parish Council, £1000. Numerous donations have been made or pledged to the project by from local individuals, businesses and clubs. The Football Club and Masonic Hall are holding fundraising events. A youth team is organising many other fundraising activities.

Over £500 has already been raised at the local Tesco store and the group has been chosen the token charity for both Waitrose (Lymington) and Tesco in the New Forest area for March & April, potentially raising over £5000.

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/

WW1 Heritage Walk leaflet 2017

An updated version of the WW1 Heritage Walk leaflet has been produced and is available at station ticket office (the start of the walk) or in various shops and hotels the village. The history display panels at St Nicholas Church have also be updated. Copies of all these are also available on the World War One Heritage Walk page of this website.

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.

Newsletter by e-mail

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.

Animal Safety

On the 15th of May until the 19th of June stallions will be turned out on the New Forest. This means the mares and stallions will be more active, so please be more aware. A stallion may get the urge and push the mares across the roads. With foals also coming along soon we urge everyone to drive with the utmost caution. Please share to protect our stock.Change of e-mail address.

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