Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire
Community and visitor information all here on our village website.
Mrs M Pattison
Affordable Homes for the Village
The Hampshire Alliance for Rural Affordable Housing (HARAH) provides affordable homes for local people in villages across Hampshire. In May 2015 it organised a consultation on the proposal for 10 local affordable homes on land at Mill Lane. The Parish Council, would like see these much needed affordable homes in Brockenhurst, ensuring local people can stay within the area. It met with HARAH on 4th November and is keen to ensure the site and buildings respect the local character and distinctiveness. It would like to see them retained in perpetuity for local people. It would also like the homes built to standards that ensure on-going running costs are affordable. Furthermore during construction it wishes to see highway safety is carefully managed.
Village Christmas Fun Evening
The ever popular Christmas Fun Event organised by the Parish Council and Brockenhurst Business Association takes place on Friday Dec 4th from 6 pm to 8.00pm. There will be street stalls and an appearance of Father Christmas. (Please note a road closure will be in place along Brookley Road from the access to the car park to the Watersplash from 4.30pm to 9.00pm.) The Parish Council has also invested in further Christmas Lights and the decorations this year will extend to The Island Shop and Lyndhurst Road.
Travel Safe Video
The travel accident statistics affecting young people are shocking. This 4 minute video is a hard hitting safety film directed at increasing young people’s awareness of the danger they face in the streets and on public transport. Funded by local train companies and various public bodies it was filmed in Brockenhurst by a film team and the IoW College’s media department. More detail on Facebook.
Parish Councillors & Office Relocation
Your new council is now up to full strength following recent co-options. You can learn about the councillors by clicking on the link on the right.
The Parish Council Office has now relocated to a temporary office in the village hall. The telephone number and hours remain the same. 01590 622829. Access to the office is at the rear of the Village Hall close to the patio. Please note public meetings will now normally be held in the Village Hall Craft Room.
The Autumn Newsletter is now being delivered and contains items about details of Christmas Events, The Highwood Road site development, the New NPA Local plan and other issues. You can read the on-line copy by clicking on the link on the right.
The Parish Council is a statutory consultee on planning applications. It reviews and makes a recommendation on every local application made to The New Forest National Park Authority (NPA). The Authority decides whether applications are granted or refused taking into account the Parish Councils view. Even if you do not wish to make a personal presentation to the Council it is strongly recommended that you copy your representation to the NPA to the Parish Council. This will greatly assist the Parish Council in reaching its recommendation to the NPA. Please contact the Clerk if you require further information.
NPA Local Plan Review
The Council has responded to the first round of consultation on the NPA’s Local Plan Review. Once the NPA has analysed responses there will be a further round of consultation in the spring of 2016.