BPC Response to NPA Proposed Public Bike Hire Scheme.
The Parish Council's response to the National
Park Authority (NPA) proposals appears here. At a special meeting on 19thAugust the authority members voted not to proceed with the scheme.
Mayor of Christchurch NZ visits Brockenhurst War Graves
On Saturday 5 July, Lianne Dalziel, the recently elected Mayor of Christchurch,
New Zealand, visited St Nicholas' Church graveyard to lay a wreath on the
Commonwealth War Graves Memorial in memory of the 93 New Zealand soldiers
The Rev. Neil Smart led those
present down to the Memorial and conducted a short service. A wreath, provided
by Tim Thomas from the RBL, was laid by the Mayor. The rest of those assembled
placed New Zealand remembrance poppies on the other graves.
Maureen Holding, Chairman of New Forest District Council, Councillor Harry
Oram, Chairman of Brockenhurst Parish Council, Tony Foulger, Chairman of the
Brockenhurst Royal British Legion and other representatives of village
organisations also attended. more
New Station Footbridge Opens
Network Rail have now opened the new bridge giving full access to all platforms via lifts. The walkways are wider to reduce congestion at peak periods.
scheme up and running
With the help of a grant from
Hampshire County Council we now have a part time village lengthsman to deal
with blocked public drains and minor highway defects around the parish. More
details in the summer edition of the Parish Council Newsletter.
HIGHWOOD ROAD CAR PARK
The Village Trust is advising that major drainage and car park improvements starts on FRIDAY 22nd AUGUST and will last about 4-5 weeks. The lower part of the car park will remain open and vehicular access to the Parish Council Office and the Village Hall will be via the gate closest to the Parish Council office. TWO WAY TRAFFIC traffic will be operating. As a temporary measure the recycling bins have been removed and people are being asked to use those in the station yard.