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NFDC Car Parking Charges Increase - 2018

The Parish COuncil have been informed by the NFDC that Car parking charges will increase in NFDC's 51 car parks from January 2018.

Colin Read, NFDC Operations Executive Head, said “It was back in 2012 when we last put up car parking charges.  The hourly rate we charge in our car parks remains competitively priced compared with private car parks and other local authority charges and the price to park in our car parks is still one of the lowest in Hampshire and Dorset."

“The decision to increase charges is always a difficult one but faced with a continuing decrease in funding, and rising costs to provide the service, we needed to look carefully at these prices.”

An example of the charges are:

  • 1 hour - £1 (was 80p)
  • Short stay parking clock (annual pass) £25 (was £20)

The costs to provide the service have seen an increase of 22% over recent yearsThe costs to provide the service have seen an increase of 22% over recent years.  Over £200k was invested in new meters in 2016/17, required to replace the aging 12 year old machines.  Some of these new machines now take card payments all of the machines have the capability to take card payments in the future if there is a demand.

More background to the decision can be found at: https://democracy.newforest.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?id=498&LLL=0

Workshop - Reducing Your Homes Energy Consumption

REDUCING YOUR HOME’S ENERGY CONSUMPTION

How to retrofit your existing house, whether old or recently built,with measures to reduce the cost of energy bills, keep warm,and replace carbon fuels with renewable energy.

SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2017 2 - 4pm

BROCKENHURST VILLAGE HALL

Highwood Road

SO42 7RY

Harry Paticas is an architect with a passion for and expertise in deep retrofitting both historic and modern buildings. He has lectured widely on this subject, is a tutor at the University of Westminster and a director of the architectural practice Aboreal Architecture

A talk and discussion withHarry Paticas BA BSc AAdipl CEPH RIBA

Broadband Universal Service Obligation: Consultation on Design

Internet speeds throughout the parish are an on-going issue. Over the last year, high speed coverage has improved with areas such as Portmore, Sandy Down and Norly Wood having improved coverage. A large part of Pilley is currently in the design stages under the Governments plans for 95% coverage by the end of 2018. Details of the planned coverage can be found here: https://www.hampshiresuperfastbroadband.com/ (click on "Hampshire Wave 2: 2016-2018" to see covered areas).

However, there will be areas which are not covered. The government are running a consultation on how to cover the last 5% with a universal service obligation. The consultation ends on 9th October 2017. The consultation is described as:

"The Digital Economy Act 2017 which received Royal Assent in April, enabled the creation of a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving every household and business the right to request a broadband connection at a minimum speed of at least 10Mbps, up to a reasonable cost threshold - no matter where they live or work. Following this, the Government is consulting on the specific design of the USO which would be set in secondary legislation."

I would encourage those of you concerned with broadband provision in the Parish to respond to the consultation. Full details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/broadband-universal-service-obligation-consultation-on-design

Public Meeting – Hampshire County Council –Balancing the Budget Consultation

Boldre Parish Council

Notice of Public Meeting – Hampshire County Council –Balancing the Budget Consultation

7.30 PM MONDAY 14th August 2017

BOLDRE WAR MEMORIAL HALL

By April 2019, the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £140 million. Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on ways it could balance its budget in response to continuing pressures on local government funding and still deliver core public services.

BOLDRE PARISH COUNCIL has invited Mr Michael White, recently elected as the Hampshire County Councillor for Lymington and Boldre to outline the options the County has for balancing its’ budget.

Meeting Agenda 

  1. Options for Hampshire County Council (Cllr Michael White) 
  2. Resident’s views and questions. 
  3. Closing remarks (Boldre Parish Council Chairman, Oliver Moore) 

The information pack Serving Hampshire - Balancing the Budget Consultation can be obtained from Hampshire County Council, or can be viewed online:

http://documents.hants.gov.uk/consultation/2017ServingHampshireBalancingtheBudgetConsultationInformationPack.pdf

A copy of the pack is available to view at the Pilley Community Shop. The consultation process is open until 21st August 2017