Welcome to the Brockenhurst Parish Council website. Please see the notices below:

Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

Brockenhurst Parish Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Brockenhurst Parish Council.

If by 27 October, 2021 14 days after the date of this notice excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy.

If no request for an election is received the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place no later than 1 January, 2022.

 

Dated 7 October, 2021

H Lawrence Clerk to Brockenhurst Parish Council

70B Brookley Road

Brockenhurst

Hampshire

SO42 7RA

 

Brockenhurst Parish Council has resumed face-to-face meetings including Parish Council meetings and Planning Committee meetings.

The Parish Council Office, now at 70b Brookley Road, is open to visitors from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesdays and 11am to 1pm on Wednesdays.  Other times by appointment. 

  Please note that the Clerk works part-time therefore replies may not be instant

 

As Government guidelines are relaxed this will remain 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 for everyone - whether for practical issues or just to be on the end of a phone to have a chat.   Indeed, if you want a chat, the Parish Council have identified two 'Happy to Chat' benches for residents to talk whilst abiding by social distancing rules:  one is in Brookley Road outside The Terrace and the other near the Catholic Church on Rhinefield Road. 

 

With overseas travel remaining uncertain, 2021 is set to be another challenging year with large numbers of visitors expected to the New Forest.  If you identify any issues these can be reported using the link to the NFNPA Report a Problem webpage.  

 

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

 

Brockenhurst: The Future - tell us what you think

 

The Parish Council are keen to understand the views of residents, visitors, school children and students as to the most important issues affecting our village.  A questionnaire was included in our latest newsletter (link to latest newsletter) and can be completed via this link to online survey

Thank you to everyone who has provided us with their views so far - your feedback is invaluable in informing the Parish Council's proposals on how we can all play our part in keeping this vibrant village thriving.  There is still time to submit your response and if you haven't done so already please click on the link above to access the survey.  

Your views are very important to us - thank you for your help.  

 

Parish Council Newsletter

The Parish Council publishes "The Brock News" newsletter three times per year which is distributed to all homes within the Parish.  The Spring 2021 edition has just been published and will be delivered to local residents shortly.

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

Follow this link to read our latest newsletter.

The Nalder Trust - Can You Help?

We are looking for volunteers to join our Nalder Trust Advisory Committee.  For further information on The Nalder Trust, please see the link to our Nalder Trust webpage

New Forest Action Plan

A joint action plan has been created by forest organisations to respond to the significant increase in visitors expected in the New Forest this year as lockdown is gradually eased.  The plan has been developed jointly by Forestry England, the New Forest National Park Authority, New Forest District Council and tourism body Go New Forest with support from the Verderers, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service and Hampshire Constabulary. 

It has been created to support the landscape and local community during this time and encourage greater care and respect for the area among all those spending time here.  Its focus is on all these organisations sharing resources in a concerted effort to be well prepared for and able to meet critical recreational pressure.  It aims to ensure that the area can play an active role in helping people to recover in the great outdoors whilst also caring for the Forest. 

For more information, please see the link to an overview of the New Forest Action Plan which includes key actions which will be undertaken during this time.  

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.

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.

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.

Content coming soon

 

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