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Non-Native Invasive Plants (Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, etc.)
The July 2020 Parish newsletter (page 2) carries an informative article on the above subject. Click here to view it
The August edition of “Stanley’s Own Magazine” (a monthly publication produced by the “2nd New Forest North (Stanley’s Own) Scout Group) has another article with additional information. Click here to view it
Below is a link providing details of an initiative run by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (with the support of the New Forest National Park Authority) to help reduce the damage caused to the natural heritage of the New Forest by invasive non-native species.
The Annual Accounts for the Parish Council for the year to March 31 2020 have been added to the Financial Information section of the website, together with the Notice of Public Rights and Publication of un-audited Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR).
Meeting Agendas and Supporting Documents
Although Council meetings are not currently being held in public, some elements of Council business are still continuing and a virtual “meeting” using Zoom (Video conferencing software) will take place on Tuesday July 14th, starting at 7pm
Details of how you can “attend” this meeting or bring matters to the attention of the Parish Council are included at the top of the Agenda, which can be found via this link.
Supporting documents for “meetings” will be placed alongside the agenda prior to the meeting to keep the public informed as much as possible.
”Minutes” of the meeting will also be added following the “meeting”.
The draft minutes of the Parish Council 'meeting' held on the 14th July 2020 are now available here
The approved minutes of the Parish Council 'meeting' held on 9th June 2020 are now available here
Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Council Business - Temporary Arrangements
The current restrictions on public gatherings mean that the Parish Council needs to make some changes to the way that it conducts it’s business to ensure that it’s usual day to day activities continue.
On March 24th 2020, by way of an exchange of e-mails the members of the Council approved a Business Continuity Plan (click here for details - revised April 2020) which set out a few changes to how I – as the Clerk – will deal with some of the Council’s business.
I am in contact with Councillors to ensure that they are aware of any important issues as they arise.
Parish Council Responses to Planning Applications – Temporary Arrangements
The Business Continuity Plan mentioned in the article above includes a section (point 5.2) detailing how the Council will respond to planning applications. More detailed guidance on how this will work can be found on the “Planning” page of our website.
Members of the public are reminded that they can make their own comments on planning applications by visiting the planning portal for the relevant planning authority (New Forest National Park Authority or New Forest District Council) using the links at the foot of our “Planning” page.
New Forest Bike Project CIC
New Forest Bike Project is a social enterprise and registered Community Interest Company (CIC number 10327640) which takes in unwanted bicycles and then repairs, restores and relocates them, supporting local disadvantaged people.