Boldre Parish Council May 4th

The Council held its Annual Assembly on May 4th. The Council reviewed it’s key achievements from the last year, including:

  • Establishing a long-term agreement for use of the recreation ground for football with Lymington Sprites,
  • Facilitating the installation of additional road signs to reduce the number of HGVs in the Parish and a mirror to improve safety,
  • Working with the Local Government Boundaries Commission England to ensure Boldre Parish remains as a rural NFDC ward,
  • Working to relocate and replace the Play Area to allow the relocation of the village shop.

As part of this, further details were given about the progress on the play area project to date – you can find these details here: https://boldre.org.uk/parish-council/play-area-relocation.

The formal BPC meeting was abridged due to the need to hold both the May Parish Council meeting and Annual Assembly prior to May 7th when the legislation to permit remote meetings by councils expired. Future meetings will be in person, though the Government is consulting on whether remote meetings can be used in future.

As per Council Standing orders, the yearly process to elect the chair, vice-chair and sub-group chairs took place. The following were elected:

  • Chair - Oliver Moore
  • Vice-Chair – Jacqui England
  • Amenities Chair – Sherwin Small
  • Finance Chair – Oliver Moore
  • Highways Chair – Jacqui England
  • Planning Chair – Alison Bolton
  • Tree Warden (delegated) – Roger Bell

Representations on the following groups was also agreed: NFALC, Consultative Panel, BWMH Committee and National Park South East Quadrant.

Due to the abridged meeting, only planning and finance were discussed. Planning decisions can be found in the meeting minutes published online or attached to the planning decisions on the relevant planning authority website.

The date for the next Parish Council meeting is June 14th. This will be an in-person meeting. Members of the public are welcome to attend but will be required to follow COVID restrictions when doing so. Due to updated Government guidance, it is not possible for Councillors or the Public to participate remotely.