Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire
Community and visitor information all here on our village website.
Mrs M Pattison
Lost Toys at the playgound
Two toys have been found at the Highwood Road playground today (25/4). If you are the parent or carer for the child who has lost them please contact Mary our Clerk. She has them in good care.
Brockenhurst Superfast Broadband – update 27/4/16.
BT Openreach are still in discussion with the Forestry Commission and others to agree the amount of excavation required to install underground ducting on FC managed land. Residents fed from Cabinet 1 (near to the Catholic Church) are less affected since only the arrangement for supply of mains electricity has to be established before work can be planned to start. It is now hoped that Cabinet 1 can be completed by the end of this calendar year.
The completion of cabinet 2 (the New Forest Drive area) is more complicated. Hampshire County Council are doing all they can to try to achieve installation this year but the programme to complete cabinet 2 may well run into 2017. It is for this reason that you may be confused by the HCC broadband website which has two conflicting completion dates – the earlier one indicating the HCC effort to advance the work, the later one showing the contractual position if BT Openreach cannot start the work early enough.
We are obviously very disappointed with the extended delays and continue to press HCC and offer any help we can give to BT Openreach .
Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation
Hampshire residents are being asked their views on how savings can best be made in the running of Hampshire’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), as the council looks to make further savings due to continued reductions in Government funding.
The consultation proposes a number of different possible changes to the service including reducing opening hours and the pattern of sites across the county.
County Council is keen to hear from as many people as possible about what they think of the different proposals. The consultation will close at midday on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
Village Flood Plan
The Parish Council will soon be updating the village Flood Plan and is looking for volunteers to join the working group. Please contact us if you are able to assist.
“Hidden” bus routes and Travel aids
Brockenhurst has excellent train connections but bus routes are more problematic, especially if you don’t want to go just North or South. True? Not entirely. Any member of the public can use the buses operated for the students at Brockenhurst College. There are currently 18 different routes (some of them term-time only) which can directly take you as far as Salisbury, Eastleigh, Romsey, Hythe, Mudeford, Southbourne or Ringwood.There is usually only one bus a day in each direction, mostly out of the village in the afternoon. Perhaps not much use if you work normal hours but what about leisure use?
A live time bus departure board has recently been added to the bus stop on Waters Green. Also travellers with ‘smart-phones’ may find these “apps” useful. ‘Bus Checker’ provides a map of available bus routes, the location of bus stops and timetables. The National Rail “app” provides the rail traveller a planner and live time running information.
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