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Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire


Brockenhurst - the New Forest Village set amongst delightful landscapes.

Community and visitor information all here on our village website.

 

 

 

Highwood Road
Brockenhurst Hampshire
SO42 7RY
01590 622829

Clerk

 

Mrs M Pattison

 

 

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Brockenhurst Superfast Broadband

We are disappointed to advise you that there are delays in the installation of Superfast Broadband to premises which are connected to the two boxes in Rhinefield Road.

Box One is sited near to the Catholic Church and supplies the surrounding area, Box Two is in the New Forest Drive area and serves surrounding dwellings.

Although siting for the two fibre enabling boxes has been agreed, permissions for the procedures to install to cabling are taking some time to establish. As a result the BT Open reach timescale to complete the work is now the end of June 2016. They will try to improve on this date as soon as the necessary permissions are granted. We are also aware that the fibre cable installation between Boxes One and Two is still a challenge but BT Open Reach believe new engineering equipment will enable this to happen.

Because of the local knowledge which exists in the Parish Council we have offered any further help if required.

Closure of the Last Bank in the Village

The Lloyds Bank branch is due to close on 6th April. The Council has requested consultation so that we can see how we may be able to help businesses and vulnerable customers have access to banking services in the village.

January 30th Floods

The recent flooding was the worst since 2000, but it is our understanding that no buildings suffered. An increasing number of villagers are regularly clearing ditches and there is little doubt this helps. The Parish Council would like to thank people for doing so.

If you own land adjoining, above or with a watercourse running through it, you have certain rights and responsibilities. This is a complex area and if you have any concerns about a watercourse near your property this link will take you to an explanatory Environment Agency leaflet.

2015 Animal Accidents

January is the time of year when statistics of Road Traffic Accidents involving Forest Animals are published on the Verderers website. Here is a link to that document.

While numbers are lower than in previous years 55 deaths and 21 injuries is still far too many.

·        96% of accidents involved private cars,

·        58% of accidents involved local drivers,

·        24% of accidents were not reported,

 

Many people visiting the Forest are not aware that:-

Animals have the absolute right of way within the gridded area.

It is against bylaws to feed the animals and that doing so entices them into danger (and may negatively affect the animal’s diet).

Please spread the word and encourage everyone to become familiar with the bylaws. Here is just one link on how to enjoy the Forest responsibly.

Deer Accidents

The means of dealing with deer differs from de-pastured stock and this link provides advice.

 

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Local Police

 

New Forest NPA Planning

 

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