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. 

 

Christmas and New Year

THE PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED from 24th December to 7th January 2019.

Over the Christmas period if you need to discuss funeral arrangements please phone 07747 613038.

Emails and telephone messages will be monitored periodically.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Super-Fast Broadband

We are pleased to have been informed that work will begin shortly to clear blockages in the duct by the side of Rhinefield Road which we have been really concerned about for a very long time. We have been pressing for this part of the work to be started as soon as possible to try to avoid any late hiccups when the box is installed. BT Openreach are doing this work now as part of their commitment to do all they can to ensure that Box 2 installation can be completed in the first quarter of next year.

We have also been looking at options for the longer term, particularly for those too far away to obtain fast enough SFBB from an existing box. We are now part of the NFDC working party which is looking at this and will be at the next New Forest Consultative Panel with BT Openreach and Hampshire County Council when the topic is being discussed.



  

Bracelet found at Remembrance Day Parade

A bracelet was found at the Remembrance Day Parade to the War Memorial on Sunday. If you think it is yours please contact the Parish Clerk on clerk@brockenhurst.gov.uk or 622829.

  

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. 

 

Brockenhurst Village Directory 2019

We are updating the Brockenhurst Village Directory for 2019 which will delivered free to all homes in the Parish.  It is the definitive guide to businesses, clubs and societies and local services in Brockenhurst.  

If you would like to publicise your organisation, advertise your business or amend an existing entry, please call 01590 622829 or email clerk@brockenhurst.gov.uk with your details by Monday 29th October 2018.  Brockenhurst businesses who provide us with their details by this date will be listed in the Directory free of charge (please note that charges apply to formal advertisements).  

Free AFC Bournemouth Community Football Sessions for Children

AFC Bournemouth's Premier League Kicks Programme are running free community football sessions at Brockenhurst College every Tuesday from 5.30 to 6.30pm on the all-weather pitch.  Sessions will be split into age groups: 8-11 years and 12+ years.

Children will be coached by qualified AFC Bournemouth community coaches and the sessions aim to give all children the opportunity to participate in positive activity in the area.  

For further information, please see the poster below.

 

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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