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Welcome to the Brockenhurst Parish Council website


Coronavirus Updates
  
During the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak the Parish Council Office will not be open to the public and the staff will be working remotely via email (clerk@brockenhurst.gov.uk) and picking up voice messages (01590 622829).   

 

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

 

 

As we enter a new lockdown this may well again be a challenging time so please remember that the village support group, Brockcare, is still active and willing to help in any way it can.  This is not only for those we have helped before but everyone - whether for practical issues or just to be on the end of a phone to have a chat.  

 

  Please see the link to the Parish Council Covid-19 page for up-to-date advice and information

 

 

Until further notice Brockenhurst Parish Council will not be holding face to face meetings including Parish Council meetings and Planning Committee meetings.  Please see the link to the Parish Council Planning Pages for how to provide comments to Planning applications.

The Parish Council Office, now at 70b Brookley Road, will continue to be open for its office days and times but not for public visitors. If the telephone is not answered please leave a message and the Clerk will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Please see the link to Brockenhurst businesses operating during the current Covid-19 lockdown

Please remember when using Brookley Road to Keep Your Distance and Keep Alert.  Stay safe.  

 

 

 

Active Travel: Brockenhurst - Brookley Road Improvements

Hampshire County Council are proposing to make the existing temporary measures more robust by installing small areas of pavement widening for the existing cycle racks to create a more attractive temporary layout.  This will ensure they continue to manage the risks around social distancing whilst supporting our high street.  It is vital to the economic recovery of businesses that they provide a safe and welcoming space in our village centre.  

An online survey is available and your views would be welcome on these proposals so that these can be considered in the development of the scheme.  The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and will be available online for a four-week period from Monday 22nd February to Sunday 21st March 2021. 

Please access the survey and accompanying information via the link to Hampshire County Council - Active Travel Fund, Brockenhurst

If you require a paper copy of the survey, please phone Hampshire County Council on 0370 779 7200.

 

Census 2021

21st March 2021 is Census Day!

Did you know, the first UK Census took place in 1801 when the England & Wales population was estimated to be 8.9 million.  By 2011 it had grown to be 56,075,912!

Statistics from the National Census will be used for the next 10 years to help create policy, plan and allocate funding throughout our area and beyond.  The Census gives us a picture of all the people and households in England & Wales.  The Census is unique - there is simply nothing else that gives so much detail about us and the society we live in.  All kinds of organisations, from Local Authorities to charities, use the information to help provide the services we all need, including transport, education and healthcare.  Without the Census it would be much more difficult to do this.  

By taking part you'll be helping make sure you and your community get the services needed now and in the future.  So this year we are asking you to complete the Census and, if you can, offer to help friends and family so we can collect the best data possible.  

 

 

 

Elections - 6th May 2021

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, especially during periods of prolonged wet weather.  

Please see the Flooding section of our link to 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.

Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations go to our Vice-Chairman, Michael Harris, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.  Well done Michael! 

The award was in recognition of his role as a Trustee and Treasurer for Comic Relief and helping to raise over £1.7 billion.  

Brockenhurst Parish Council's Annual Return and Auditor's Reports

Brockenhurst Parish Council's Annual Return and Auditor's Reports can be downloaded below:

 

Superfast Broadband update

The Government supported Rural Gigabit Scheme has now been given improved financial support from Hampshire County Council.  The grant for each property will now be £3,000 towards the cost of installation.  Two or more households in a local area can group together, each getting a grant to offset the installation cost for the group of properties. Speeds of up to 1000 Mbs can be obtained.  

Whilst some households are satisfied that the current superfast broadband speed is adequate, there are those, particularly on the fringes of the area covered, who may wish to join together and upgrade their speeds.  Further details can be obtained at: https://www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/top-up/

 

Parish Council Newsletter

The Parish Council publishes "The Brock News" newsletter three times per year which is distributed to all homes within the Parish. Unfortunately the Spring 2020 edition has been held up during the current Covid-19 situation but normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

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

Follow this link to read our last newsletter. Please note that the latest release has been delayed due to the pandemic. 

Verge Restoration Works

Forestry England, having a legal duty to protect the New Forest, are undertaking a programme of verge restoration works to stop further vehicle damage across the forest, including Brockenhurst.  These works with various partner organisations - Verderers, National England, New Forest National Park, Parish Councils, CDA, residents and local staff - are funded under the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. 

A number of areas are included in the proposed programme of remedial works which will include re-profiling existing car-free banks and ditches which have eroded over the years, and creating new banks where erosion has been caused by vehicle movements.  Dragon's Teeth (small wooden posts made from FSC Chestnut) will also be installed. 

link to Maps of the area.   Further information is available via this link to hlsnewforest.org.uk.

 

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Full details of our policy can be viewed by following this link to our Financial & Governance Information page.  

 

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