BPC Meeting Report November

On the 4th December at 19.00 – 20.00 Boldre Parish Council welcomes you to join us at the War Memorial hall for a refreshments and a chance to speak to councillors and have your say about future projects and improvements we can make as a community. We look forward to seeing you there.

On Monday 13th November, Boldre Parish Council met for its monthly meeting.

The Council gave thanks to Cllr Keen and Cllr Slattery for attending the Remembrance Day services at both St John’s and St Mary’s Church with poppy wreaths.

Cllr Poole sent his apologies to the meeting but provided a meeting report. Cllr Poole reported in regard to Fleur de Lys Park that NFDC are continuing to pursue legal action on the issue.

NFDC offer an assisted bin collection service. If you are unable to put out your household waste to the edge of your property due to a disability, illness, or injury, you can request an assisted collection. This is regardless of the receptacle used. More information can be found on be found here: https://www.newforest.gov.uk/assistedcollections

The council is going to review the existing Emergency Plan. The council will both investigate possible avenues with both HCC and NFDC for what support is available in the light of an emergency as well as reach out locally for an immediate response plan.

The season of damaged road surfaces has arrived. We have registered a number of issues over the last couple of weeks.  Please report any problems you become aware of:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems/potholes

https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/roadmaintenance/roadproblems/flooding

The Highways group have produced a monthly report that can be found on our website https://boldre.org.uk/parish-council/highways-drainage

Highways Group have taken up some of the issues raised at October’s meeting by a local resident:

The SID belonging to the Speedwatch group can be made available in the BPC area if we have a crew willing to staff it. Please contact the Clerk if you are interested in volunteering.

Portmore Fiveways has been flagged up with HCC as a junction of concern. We have been promised some investigation and a response.

The play area project continues; we are very grateful for these donations and for any further donations to the ongoing project. If you have a fundraising project in mind, we would love to hear from you.

The fifteen tree saplings and spring bulbs have arrived, if you would like to volunteer to help plant these, please contact the Clerk.

The Council has a possibility to run a second Defibrillator training course. If you would like to attend this, please contact the Victoria, Parish Clerk directly.

The date for the next Parish Council meeting is 11th December at 18:30. This will be an in-person meeting with the option for members of the public to attend via Zoom. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person but will be required to follow COVID restrictions or recommended advice when doing so.