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.   

 

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).  

Super-Fast Broadband

The last cabinet in central Brockenhurst (No. 2 serving the New Forest Drive general area) still awaits a final permission to install new ducts, etc.

Unfortunately, as previously stated, the Forestry Commission and BT Openreach have to agree a national procedure to apply for wayleaves.  Their legal departments have been in negotiation since April on this issue and whilst the Openreach project team, Hampshire County Council and the Parish Council have been doing all they can to expedite the process, this is a national problem. 

Given this unacceptable delay, the Parish Council is therefore seeking any help our local MP can give in view of the Government policy on Super Fast Broadband.  Indeed, Digital Minister, Margot James, stated earlier this year that "broadband has become a modern necessity" and the Chancellor made further funding available only last month, however, no progress will be made until a resolution can be found.  

Free Older Drivers Forum Event - Monday 1st October


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.

 

WWI Centenary Commemorative Concert - Saturday 3rd November

An evening of music, songs and readings featuring the national award-winning Michelmersh Silver Band. 

A Concert to commemorate the Centenary of the end of the First World War is to be held at the Village Hall on Saturday 3rd November at 7.00 for 7.30 pm. Please note that due to the nature of the content this concert is not considered suitable for under-12s.

Tickets: £12 Adults / £6 Students - Wine, Tea, Coffee, Cakes & Ice Creams will be available.

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.

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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