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Hampshire County Council - Balancing the Budget Consultation

Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on high level, strategic options for balancing its budget. The closing date is 11:59pm on Monday 21 August 2017.

Due to ongoing national austerity measures; demographic changes reflecting increases in demand for some services; and inflationary pressures, by April 2019 the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £140 million. With less money available and growing demand for council services, tough decisions will need to be made about what the County Council can and cannot do in the future.

Your feedback will help to inform the approach the County Council takes to balancing its budget. Any changes to specific services will be subject to further, more detailed consultation.

Complete the consultation online

Paper copies of the Information Pack and Response Form are available to download and printor may be requested by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 0300 555 1375. Calls charged at local rate.

Full details can be found here: https://www.hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/haveyoursay/consultations/balancingthebudget

Future Forest Consultation

Some big issues are facing the New Forest in the coming years. The organisations with the main remit for both protecting the National Park and enabling people to enjoy it need your help to:

  • provide the best recreational experience for local people and our visitors
  • protect the very thing these people come to see – the spectacular, yet fragile landscape which is a haven for many rare wildlife species
  • ensure limited resources are spent wisely.

The current approach is described in the Recreation Management Strategy 2010-2030. We need to agree a much smaller number of high priority tasks alongside others that are more ‘business as usual’. As you take part in the consultation, please share your thoughts about what would be best for the long term future of the New Forest as a whole, as well as your personal interests.

You can leave feedback here: http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/futureforest

Timetable

9 June to 13 August 2017: An initial ‘call for views’ to ask people about the overall rationale for managing recreation across the whole of the New Forest and surrounding areas, and to guide the development of revised and prioritised actions.

  • Autumn/winter 2017/18: The update to the Strategy is drafted to reflect the feedback.
  • 2018: Public consultation on the draft update.

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Cycling Event: Brewin Dolphin New Forest Summer Sportive - Saturday 1st July 2017

Cycling Event: Brewin Dolphin New Forest Summer Sportive - Saturday 1st July 2017

On Saturday 1st July 2017, the Brewin Dolphin New Forest Summer Sportive Cycling Event will take place. This will impact the following roads in the Parish: Rope Hill, Pilley Hill, School Lane, Undershore Road

There will be a large number of cyclists throughout the New Forest so please be aware and plan accordingly.

If you see or are involved in any incidents related to this event, please inform the Parish Council via our website. You can also provide feedback directly via the feedback page of the NFDC Safety Advisory Group Event Register: http://forms.newforest.gov.uk/ufs/ufsmain?formid=EVENT_REGISTER&ebz=1_1498126859803&ebd=0&ebz=1_1498126859803

Full details of the event can be found here: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/new-forest-summer-sportive/

Map: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/maps/2017/bd-new-forest-summer-2017-map.pdf?utm_source=new-forest-summer-sportive&utm_campaign=map&utm_medium=pdf

HCC News for Local Councils - March 2017

The November edition of News for Local Councils from Hampshire Country Council can be found here.

Topics include:

- County Council continues support for local parish lengthsman scheme
- New Highways Maintenance contract for Hampshire
- Highway maintenance funding
- Hampshire County Council elections

Cycling Event: Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive- Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017

Cycling Event: Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive- Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017

On Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017, the Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive Cycling Event will take place. This will impact the following roads in the Parish: Rope Hill, Pilley Hill, School Lane, Hundered Lane, B3054.

There will be a large number of cyclists throughout the New Forest so please be aware and plan accordingly.


If you see or are involved in any incidents related to this event, please inform the Parish Council via our website. You can also provide feedback directly via the feedback page of the NFDC Safety Advisory Group Event Register: http://forms.newforest.gov.uk/ufs/ufsmain?formid=EVENT_REGISTER&ebz=1_1488411556872&ebd=0&ebz=1_1488411556872 

Full details of the event can be found here: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-new-forest-spring-sportive/

Map: https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/maps/2017/wss-nfspring-sportive-2017-map.pdf?pdf=Map-wiggle-new-forest-spring-sportive