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Annual Parish Assembly

BOLDRE PARISH COUNCIL ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY

MONDAY 21 st MARCH 2016 at 7.00pm in BOLDRE WAR MEMORIAL HALL

GUEST SPEAKER: Mr George Bisson - “Why I became a Councillor."

Mr Bisson intends to share some of his reasons for volunteering and some of the frustrations experienced. He will also explain his role within the National Park and the South East Quadrant

All welcome - light refreshments

HCC News for Local Councils - Feb 2016

The February edition of News for Local Councils form Hampshire Country Council can be found here.

Topics include:

  • Household Waste Recycling Centre consultation 2016
  • Views sought on new way to support Hampshire's families in need
  • Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s Devolution proposals
  • Keeping Hampshire Moving through the winter
  • Hampshire’s Walking Strategy in place
  • Neighbourhood Planning in Hampshire

and many others.

Beacons to mark the Queens Birthday Celebrations

On Thursday 21 April HM The Queen's 90th birthday will be marked by the lighting of beacons up and down the country, as part of a long tradition of celebrating royal events in this way. Town and parish councils, community organisations and groups of all sizes are invited to take part and events can be large or small. The event is being organised by the Queen’s Pageantmaster and HM The Queen will light the Principle Beacon on 21 April.

You can register your interest in taking part or find out more by contacting:

Bruno Peek

LVO OBE OPR Pageantmaster Pageantmaster House, 110 Lowestoft Road, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6NB, United Kingdom

Telephone: + 44 (0)7737 262 913

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.brunopeek.co.uk  

A Guide to Taking Part is available to download from our website http://www.newforest.gov.uk/article/16734/Beacon-lighting-to-mark-HM-The-Queens-90th-birthday-21-April-2016 

The full notice is avialable here: pdfDownload79 KB

Highways Problems in Boldre Parish

The recent high winds and heavy rain has once again highlighted the issues we face in Boldre with flooding, potholes and other highways issues. Boldre Parish Council works with Hampshire Highways and other landowners to try and resolve these issues by informing them of specific issues in the Parish and working with them to find resolution. A log of problems being worked on by the Parish Council is available here.

The process takes time to identify landowners and budget cuts within Hampshire Highways often mean that works cannot be given the necessary  priority. Parishioners can help with this in two ways:

  1. Ensuring that ditches and drains under their ownership are regularly cleared and maintained to allow the existing water system to work at its maximum capacity.
  2. By reporting problems with Highways that are not causing a risk to life or obstruction should be reported to Hampshire Highways: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/roads/roadproblems.htm

We have found regular occurrences where a problem impacting multiple parishioners has only been reported once to Hampshire Highways and as such does not receive the appropriate priority.  If you see an problem, we advise you to:

  1. Take photos and other evidence to show the extent of the problem
  2. Report it to Hampshire Highways on the day you spot it. Problems that have a current impact are more highly prioritized
  3. Make sure your neighbors and others impacted by the problem report it. The more reports the higher the priority
  4. For persistent problems, contact the Parish Council

 

Natures Stepping Stones - Volunteer Scrub Bashing Days

The Nature’s Stepping Stones Project is working with landowners to restore grassland, heathland and wetland on privately owned land. Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) are often very small but are important fragments of habitat which help to enable our wildlife to thrive around the edges of the New Forest.

The Better Boundaries project involves working with landowners within the New Forest National Park in the western escarpment (Godshill to North Gorley and across to Linwood) to restore linear habitat features across the landscape, mainly hedgerows in order to increase habitat connectivity.

In this first winter of the projects Nature’s Stepping Stones are running four volunteer scrub bashing days as part of the Nature’s Stepping Stones project to help landowners clear scrub in order to restore lost grassland. 

Please find a flyer outlining the four tasks which are taking place this February with details of how to book onto them here

 

In this first winter of the projects we are running four volunteer scrub bashing days as part of the Nature’s Stepping Stones project to help landowners clear scrub in order to restore lost grassland.

Please find attached a flyer outlining the four tasks which are taking place this February with details of how to book onto them.