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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 June 9th, 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 12th May 2020 are available here

The approved minutes of the Parish Council 'meeting' held on 14th April 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.

Members of the public can still contact me by phone (023 8112 0150) or e-mail parishclerk@copythorne.org.uk    Councillors (ParishDistrict and County) can also still be contacted by phone or e-mail.

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.

Coronavirus: Support

Support for vulnerable people in Hampshire can find details of support during the Coronavirus Pandemic by visiting this page

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Please see below for public advice on storing waste -  would be grateful for any sharing of this information you are able to do (it is on our facebook and twitter also) :

Advice on how to store your rubbish for anyone with confirmed or possible Coronavirus or if you are self-isolating (COVID-19): 16/03/2020

  • Double bag all waste that contains tissues
  • Do not put it out for collection for at least 72 hours

Double bag: Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloth) should be stored separately to other waste, put in a rubbish bag  and then put into a second bag / black sack.  This should be tied and kept separate from other waste in the room/s in which you are self-isolating.

Keep aside for at least 72 hours: Do not put it out for collection for at least 3 days. As an example, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Thursday, that bag can be put out for collection on Thursday morning. However, if you have filled/tied a bag on a Monday and your collection is due on a Wednesday, you would need to hold onto that bag until your collection day the following week.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

This advice is based on guidance form central government, designed to prevent transmission of the virus.

NFDC service updates are being added to our website:

Scam about Coronavirus

Trading Standards have reported scammers tempting people to click on email links or open email attachments sent from people they don’t know — this time using Coronavirus information to tempt them.

Never click on a link or open an attachment sent from people you don’t know and stay safe!

Annual Accounts

The Annual Accounts for the Parish Council for the year to March 31 2019 have been added to the Financial Information section of the website.

Copythorne Parish Newsletter
June 2020

June 2020 Newsletter

Go to Parish Newsletters to read more

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.

Read more by following this link


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New Forest Commons Sign

New Forest Commons Sign

Meeting Documents

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