Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire
Community and visitor information all here on our village website.
Mrs M Pattison
New Scout and MUGA Facilities in Highwood Road
For many years the village has needed more youth facilities. The Village Trust (which has two permanent parish councillor seats on its Board) has now been able to release some of the land vacated by the Highwood Nursery.
An area will be leased to the Scouts to enable them to build a new Scout Hut using funds that they hold.
The Trust will also be developing a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA). This will be funded by fundraising.
Planning permission has now been granted for both projects.
The MUGA will feature a range of ball games for all ages. An energetic team of parents, young and not so young people are joining the Trust team to fund raise and operate this fantastic asset. MUGA team leader Lynsey Davis is spearheading the public campaign to raise the £100k needed to get the MUGA built and fully operational open in time for summer 2017.
Planned funding applications have now been launched inviting companies, and lottery bodies to support this worthwhile project. However support of the local community is still needed.
Donations can be made online,
http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/the-brockenhurst-village-trust. Taxpayers can enhance their donation by 25% at no cost by using Gift Aid.
To find out more about the forthcoming Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and how you can support it visit the website: http://brockenhurstvillage.org.uk/muga/ or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/985079641621849/
Paying for our Police
Hampshire's Police Commissioner is seeking views on funding. Have your say here.
We have been working with various bodies this autumn to achieve flood reduction by identifying water courses and drains that are particularly prone to blockage so their clearance can be prioritised. In low lying areas such as Brockenhurst it is particularly important that watercourses and drains are actively managed. There is some good advice in this Government Booklet
Brockenhurst Superfast Broadband
We are still pressing for the earliest possible installation of Superfast Broadband in the NW parts of the village where it a not yet available. Progress is being made - watch this website for the latest information.
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