NPA Proposes New Bike Based Transport Scheme.
The National Park Authority (NPA) is
considering a new cycle hire based transport scheme in the south east of the
New Forest. At this stage, NPA Members want to gauge local support before progressing
the project any further. Information is available via the website – www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/publicbikeshare
or open house drop-in
sessions for residents, parish councillors and local businesses on Monday 28 July,
6-8.30pm at Lyndhurst Community Centre and Wednesday 30 July, 6-8.30pm at
Brockenhurst Village Hall.
Should the project to be approved,
it would still be subject to formal consultation through the statutory planning
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
Visit from our Twinning Village Pont St Martin
Once again through the
hard work of Brockenhurst Twinning Association we were able to welcome visitors
from our French twin village of Pont St Martin (near Nante). We were
particularly pleased to extend friendship to their newly elected Mayor Yannick
Fétiveau and his wife Anna. As you will read in the report in the
Twinning Association section it was a very successful and poignant visit on
the weekend of the 70th anniversary of D Day.
Learn more about Pont St
Martin by clicking for key
facts or the
Website Both sites are in French but if you wish why not use Google or a similar
website to translate them.
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.
BROCKENHURST AWARDED HERITAGE LOTTERY GRANT
We are pleased to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Brockenhurst £3000 to create a Heritage Walk based around the WW1 hospital on Tile Barn Hill. The walk is planned to link the locations used by the 24000 injured troops who were sent here for treatment. It will also commemorate the villagers who supported them and the local families that made sacrifices during the war.