Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire
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Mrs M Pattison
Freedom of the Parish for retiring County Councillor Ken Thornber.
At the Annual Parish Meeting on April 25th Parish Council Chairman Pete Wales presented the Freedom of the Parish* to Brockenhurst County Councillor T.K (Ken) Thornber CBE.
The award was made in recognition of Ken’s exceptional contribution and service to the Brockenhurst community since elected to the County Council in May 1977. Ken has held many senior positions including that of Leader for 14 years. The meeting gave a very generous round of applause to Ken for all his past work in a moving presentation.
Fundraising for MUGA surges ahead - but do not relax yet!
The public campaign to raise the £100k needed to build a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at Highwood Road has got off to flying start. Funds so far committed exceed 60% of the estimated cost but more help is needed. Can you help?
Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded the maximum grant of £50,000, and the Parish Council, £1000. Numerous donations have been made or pledged to the project by from local individuals, businesses and clubs. The Football Club and Masonic Hall are holding fundraising events. A youth team is organising many other fundraising activities.
Over £500 has already been raised at the local Tesco store and the group has been chosen the token charity for both Waitrose (Lymington) and Tesco in the New Forest area for March & April, potentially raising over £5000.
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. For other ways of donating contact Lynsey Davis on 01590 622957
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/
Village Directory 2017
Brockenhurst Village Directory 2017 has now been published and delivered to homes in village. An online copy will appear soon.
We have been working with various bodies 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 pleased that the planning applications for BT Open Reach Boxes 1 and 2 broadband cabinets to serve the Rhinefield Road and New Forest Drive general areas in Brockenhurst were approved on 24 March. This completes the authorisation needed and the next step is allocation of resources to do the work by the BT Open Reach contractor. At the time of writing the date for installation is not available but we will put this on our web site as soon as we know this. In addition to the installation of the two cabinets, the fibre has to be routed along Rhinefield Road from the Watersplash and the amount of duct work associated with this is uncertain at the moment.
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