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. 

 

Playground Surface Renewal

We are seeking quotes for the renewal of the surface of the Playground in the car park of the Village Hall, to include also the removal of the cross-trainer and the installation of an all-inclusive roundabout. Full details of the scheme are available here and here. The plan is attached for guidance only. Please contact the Parish Clerk by email for further information or to arrange a site visit.

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 Englan, 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. 

Maps of the areas can be found here.   Further information is available here.

Superfast Broadband update

For the latest information on SFBB speed upgrade possibilities please click here.

Hurray! SFBB has arrived at Box 2 for the New Forest Drive area. You can now apply to your ISP for the service.

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. 

 

2018/19 Financial and Audit Information

The Annual Governance Statement, Annual Return and Internal Auditor's Report are available here. Please note that these documents are with the External Auditor, PKF Littlejohn, and the outcome of that audit will be posted once it has been received, due in September. For full details of Public Rights and how to contact the External Auditor please click here. The documents are posted on the noticeboard in Brookley Road and all the accounting records are available for public inspection at the Parish Council Office, Highwood Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RY, from Monday 1st July to Friday 9th August, by prior arrangement. Please contact the Clerk on 622829 or clerk@brockenhurst.gov.uk.

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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