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Christmas Fun Evening
The Christmas Fun Evening will take place a week later than usual this year, on Friday 8th December, starting at 6pm with the Christmas Lights switch-on. Come along and join the fun! We will have Santa in his Grotto, the Salvation Army Band, Friday Girls singing carols, Magic Jack, New Forest Morris Dancers and for the first time the New Forest Mummers.
Small Business Saturday
On Saturday 2nd December NFDC will suspend car parking charges in the village to encourage local Christmas Shopping and to support our local small businesses.
You may have seen the duct being installed along Rhinefield Road for the fibre connection to BT Box 1. This was the first task which had to be completed before the fibre can be routed to the new boxes and whilst the work is more extensive than originally envisaged, we are pleased to say that the timescale we have been given by BT OpenReach is that the fibre installation should be completed this week (w/c 06.11.2017) and the new Super-Fast Broad Band (SFBB) Cabinet erected by the end of November.
Testing will subsequently be required following which internet service suppliers will need to contact OpenReach to arrange the necessary connection to homes wishing to have SFBB. If you have not already done so you should express your interest on the BT OpenReach and Hampshire County Council websites.
We have not yet had a firm date for the installation of Box 2 but every effort is being made to complete this following on from Box 1.
Councillors Mourn the Death of Brockenhurst's First and Only Freeman
Councillors were saddened to learn of Ken Thornber's passing. He was a selfless man who went through life providing a valuable and sterling service to our community. Our thoughts are with his wife Lin and family at this time.
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 01590 622829 or New Forest District Council on 023 8028 5000.
Allotments Plots Available!
We have a couple of allotments available at present so if you live in the Parish and are interested in having one please contact the Parish Clerk on email@example.com or 01590 622829.