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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.   

 

LATEST NEWS

 

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MUGA Grand Opening

Please come along to the MUGA and Green Space Grand Opening in Highwood Road on Sunday 25th February at 2pm.

The Youth Empowerment Group (YEG) are organising a Brockenhurst Inter Football Competition. If you'd like to get involved, please email BrockMUGA@hotmail.com

There will also be sports demonstrations, refreshments and some special guests.

We hope to see you there!

Social House for Rent

A two-bedroomed house in Culverley Close has become available to rent from New Forest Villages Housing Association.  

The deadline for application is 5th March 2018.  As this is a social housing scheme local connection criteria will apply.  

For more information please contact Terri Browning of English Rural Housing on 0207 820 7930 or visit their website to apply.   

Village Sign Project

The Parish Council has received a suggestion that the Village should have its own distinctive free-standing sign.  These are quite common in Sussex and the East of England and help to foster the idea of a community proud of its past and locality.  A good example of a recent one is at Peasmarsh and a photo of the unveiling last summer is available on their website.  

No decision has yet been taken on whether to go ahead with the sign, the cost of which should be around £4,500.  We would like to invite the submission of designs for the sign which will be put on display at the Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 24th April.  Brockenhurst College has also been invited to submit designs and the students have worked on the project with enthusiasm.  Two potential sites have been suggested so far: Waters Green or near the Watersplash. 

If you would like to put in an entry please ensure we receive it at the Parish Council Office in Highwood Road (preferably via email) by 10am on Monday 9th April 2018.  Please click here for more information or contact the Parish Clerk on 622829 or by email

Pancake Races - 13th February 2018

The Pancake Races were a great success once more.  There was a good attendance, particularly considering the weather and that Shrove Tuesday fell in half-term.  We have a pair of glasses that were handed in so if you have lost your glasses please contact the Parish Council Office on 622829.

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.    

    Proposed Change to Brookley Road Post Office

    The Post Office recently consulted on proposed changes to the Brockenhurst branch, details of which can be found here.  

    The consultation period closed on 8th February 2018, however, staff at the branch are happy to answer any questions you may have and/or you can contact the consultation team by email: comments@postoffice.co.uk

    Super-Fast Broadband

    We are pleased to report that SFBB Cabinet 1 has been commissioned and that BT OpenReach have notified Internet Service Providers that they can now accept customer orders.  

    To find out whether your line is served by Cabinet 1 and see the predicted speeds, enter your post code on the OpenReach 'When Can I Get Fibre?' website.  Please note that whilst this gives a good indication as to whether SFBB is available to you, it is not 100% accurate and you will need to confirm availability with your service provider.  

    Work to install and commission Cabinet 2 was originally expected to follow-on immediately after Cabinet 1, however, a ducting issue looks likely to result in the new cabinet having to be repositioned (subject to obtaining the necessary permissions).  Further updates will be posted here as we get them.  

    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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