Clerk's Corner:  Clerk’s Corner – February 2019

Feedback on our first calendar has been excellent so I hope that those of you who use it will enjoy your journey through the year and are already out taking photographs ready for next year’s calendar.

If you would like to advertise with us next year it is never too early to get in touch and we will be able to offer advertising in various sizes.

We are always happy to discuss your requirements and hope to have the 2020 calendar ready for distribution by October 2019.

All details are on the back of the calendar and will be appearing on our website shortly.

Distribution was a massive task and thanks must go to Councillors George Bisson, Peter Burrows, Chris Willsher, Graham Reeve and Fiona Green who all played a part in this.

Also. thanks to the Community Centre and all their volunteer What’s On distributors who walked off the Christmas dinner by taking the calendar out with their magazines.

TLC Online produced the calendar and our thanks to them for such a professional job.

We are again asking for nominations for a Parish Champion, although this time we will be extending this to groups who may have done a great deal for our community as well.

There is an entry form in What’s On and on our website so please do get in touch if you know of a worthy individual or group.

It’s your choice.

At our January meeting our Councillors discussed the findings of the residents’ survey that the Parish Council conducted last year.

The results were put together by Councillor Chris Willsher and make interesting reading.

As a Parish Council we are unable to act on some of the suggestions although we can, and will, pass them onto the relevant authority or organisation.

Where we can make a difference, though, we will act on the ideas that have come forward.

Next year, the survey will be conducted electronically.

One topic raised in the survey was whether there was a need for a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme and I am pleased to say that Councillors Fiona Green and Sutti Se-Upara have set up a scheme in Lyndhurst which is proving successful.

Many of you will have heard about the animal silhouettes that are being used to make motorists on the open forest roads aware of the need to decrease their speed in order to safeguard the lives of our forest animals.

We have obtained permission from HCC to place these figures on the piece of land between the former Lyndhurst Park Hotel and the junction of the A35 with Beaulieu Road.

In order to maintain the impact these figures are being moved around every two weeks or so and I haven’t heard yet when the silhouettes will be with us – so keep an eye open for them.

Margaret Weston, Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer,

Lyndhurst Parish Council, 13 High Street, Lyndhurst SO43 7HJ

(Email: / Tel: 023 8028 4928 or 023 8081 3218).

The office is usually open to the public from 10.30 am until 1.00 pm on Tuesday and Friday mornings and by appointment at other times.  When paying a visit to the office it is often advisable to telephone first as, with only one member of staff who is sometimes out on site, there are occasions when it will not be open at the above times and we ask for our residents’ understanding as this is unavoidable.


Margaret Weston - Parish Clerk

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