Published: Monday, 07 March 2016 00:00
The February edition of News for Local Councils form Hampshire Country Council can be found here.
- 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.
Published: Thursday, 03 March 2016 21:57
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:
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
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:
Published: Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00
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:
- 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.
- 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:
- Take photos and other evidence to show the extent of the problem
- Report it to Hampshire Highways on the day you spot it. Problems that have a current impact are more highly prioritized
- Make sure your neighbors and others impacted by the problem report it. The more reports the higher the priority
- For persistent problems, contact the Parish Council
Published: Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:00
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
Published: Monday, 08 February 2016 00:00
Work is well underway on the England Coast Path - a new National Trail around England’s entire coast. For the first time people will have the right of access to walk around and enjoy our open coast. This will also bring benefits to local communities and provide economic opportunities for businesses.
Highcliffe to Calshot Stretch
Work to identify exactly where the Coast Path between Highcliffe and Calshot will be aligned is just beginning and it is hoped that your new local stretch will open in 2018. This will provide part of a continuous coastal route allowing people to enjoy the diverse range of landscapes that Hampshire has to offer. Work on the stretch of coast between Lulworth Cove and Highcliffe in Dorset is also underway and work on the stretch between Calshot and Gosport is expected to start 2016-2017.
Local council officers are providing Natural England with expert advice and helping to make sure there is full consultation with local interests during the development of the route.
Please come and learn more about the project and share your views with us at these public drop-in sessions in your area. We look forward to seeing you there. A leaflet is available for download .
Drop-in sessions – arrive at any time between the stated times
Jubilee Hall, The Square, Fawley
Beaulieu Village Hall, High St.
Milford on Sea Village Community Centre, Sea Rd.
Lymington Community Centre, New St.
Tues 8th March
Thurs 10th March
Tue 15th March
Thurs 17th March
5pm – 6:30pm
5pm – 6:30pm
5pm – 6:30pm
5pm – 6:30pm
Find out more about the England Coast Path and progress in the rest of Hampshire at http://tinyurl.com/ECP-Home