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Bramshaw Parish Council

Bramshaw Telegraph

Bramshaw Parish Council Bramshaw Telegraph

Bramshaw, Brook, Canterton, Dazel, Fritham, Furzley, Penn.

The Bramshaw Telegraph is an email bulletin which is issued on a monthly basis outlining activities in the village, diary dates, information on consultations and other items that might affect you and a list of useful services.  Please note if you wish us to advertise your event in our diary of events, you must email your details to the Parish Clerk by 20th of the preceeding month.  The Parish Council cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the information provided.

And its au revoir from her and hello from him

Jane (Mullen) has stepped down as Bramshaw Clerk and I (Ian Milsom) have stepped in to her very big shoes.  Thankfully (especially for me) Jane will still be around and lending support in the background.



Friday 29th September 2017 to Sunday 1st October 2017  National Prayer Weekend.

Sunday 1st October 2017
Harvest Service & Communion
Rev David Bacon 9:30am Bramshaw Church
United Worship - Rev David Bacon 11:00am Landford Church
Harvest Service - Rev David Bacon 6:30pm Fritham Free Church

Monday 2nd October - Friday 6th October 2017 - the Older Drivers Forum is holding its annual Older Drivers Awareness Week.

Monday 2nd - Sunday 8th October 2017 - ‘Get Online’ week.  New Forest residents are being asked to Try 1 Thing and use the internet to do one thing they’d normally do in person at a council office, in a shop or chemist, or even over the phone.  Find out more at

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 - BRAMSHAW TRAFFIC CALMING CONSULTATION CLOSES - click here for more details.

Wednesday 4th October 2017 - School Harvest Service 9:00am Landford Village Hall

Thursday 5th October 2017 - Bramshaw W.I at BVH. 12 for 12.30. BIRTHDAY MEETING. BRITISH ALSTROEMERIAS & THE UK CUT FLOWER INDUSTRY -  Mr Ben Cross

Sunday 8th October 2017
Matins - Stephen Ings 9:30am Bramshaw Church
Holy Communion - Rev David Bacon 11:00am Landford Church
Evening Prayer - Rev David Bacon 3:00pm Plaitford Church
Old Testament Course - Exodus (1/6) 5:00pm Landford Methodist

Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Fungi Walk, Half Moon Common, 10 - 12pm.  Learn about the ecology of fungi growing in the New Forest. Join an expert on a short walk through Half Moon common, learn about the importance of fungi in the environment and help identify the different types that fruit here.  £6 per person. Booking essential via 01794 344020. Half Moon car park, Blackhill Road, East Wellow, Romsey, SO51 6AQ  nationaltrust.org.uk/NewForest   info.newforest@nationaltrust.org.uk

Saturday 14th October 2017 - Bramshaw W.I. JUMBLE SALE BVH from 2.0 pm entrance 30p. Refreshments available.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October 2017 - Share Green Interiors Celebration weekend.  Click here for further details.

Sunday 15th October 2017
Holy Communion - Rev David Bacon 9:30am Bramshaw Church
Matins - Stephen Ings 9:30am Plaitford Church
United Worship 11:00am Landford Methodist Church
Old Testament Course - Exodus (2/6) 5:00pm Nomansland Methodist Chapel

Sunday 22nd October 2017
Morning Worship - Rev David Bacon 9:30am Bramshaw Church
Holy Communion - Rev David Bacon 11:00am Landford Church
Evening Prayer - Stephen Ings 3:00pm Plaitford Church
Old Testament Course - Exodus (3/6) 5:00pm Landford Methodist Church

Tuesday 24th October 2017 -  Bramshaw Parish Council meeting.

Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th October 2017 - Lyndhurst Drama &  Musical Society - Murder in Play
Vernon Theatre, Lyndhurst.  Tickets can be bought from the Lyndhurst Community Centre from 4 October - for telephone bookings please ring 023 8028 2729. 

Friday 27th October 2017 -  The Theatre comes to Bramshaw Village Hall !!
John Godber’s ‘Bouncers’ is coming to Bramshaw Hall on Friday 27th October, 7.30pm.  Full of sharp one liners, 80s dance floor classics and a host of extraordinary characters, Bouncers will transport you back to those heady days of big shoulder pads and even bigger hair dos!  Hysterically funny, with a touch of pathos, this hilarious play takes a look at urban nightlife - you’ll laugh, you’ll cry.  Tickets only £10 - Please telephone box office, 01329 231942.

Forthcoming films:-

“Lion” - Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman

“Hidden Figures” -Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Friday 27th October to Saturday 28th October - New Forest Knowledge Conference 2017, at the Lyndhurst Community Centre.  Conference will celebrate the archaeological and historical research being carried out in and around the New Forest. It will provide an opportunity to find out who is doing what, share the results of recent work, discuss new techniques and approaches and find out how you might get involved in the future.  For more information and ticket costs click here

Sunday 29th October 2017
Annual FECF Joint Service (No other Sunday services) 11:00am Landford Methodist Hall
Old Testament Course - Exodus (4/6) 5:00pm Nomansland Methodist Chapel


Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening Tango holds events in the Studio at the Village Hall - for more details please check out their website here:tango.uk.

Thursday evenings in the Mather Snooker Club at the village hall at 7pm there are ‘try before you buy’ sessions - This is an opportunity to see the facilities within the snooker club and meet some of the members.  Contact Steve Bennison (Tel No 023 80 813442).For more details or to arrange a different evening’s viewing.

Friday mornings – 9.00 am     Bramshaw Bunnies


Christmas Parking - Supporting Small Businesses

This Year New Forest District Council (NFDC) is proposing that free parking will be provided on Saturday 2nd December 2017 to help promote Small Business Saturday which is a national campaign to promote local high streets and independent shops

In Addition, NFDC for the first time this year (2017) wishes to further support local business by suspending parking charges on the last weekend before Christmas.  In 2017 this will be 23rd And 24th December.


Smishing Fraud Alert

This is a message sent via Hampshire Alert. Information sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)Smishing Fraud Alert.

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.
The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No.
Through this method the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information.
Protect yourself:

  • Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provider through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement.
  • Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers.
  • If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank.
  • If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040

Message sent byAction Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)


New Forest District Council: Car parking charges

Car parking charges will increase in NFDC's 51 car parks from January 2018. 

Colin Read, Operations Executive Head, said “It was back in 2012 when we last put up car parking charges.  The hourly rate we charge in our car parks remains competitively priced compared with private car parks and other local authority charges and the price to park in our car parks is still one of the lowest in Hampshire and Dorset.

“The decision to increase charges is always a difficult one but faced with a continuing decrease in funding, and rising costs to provide the service, we needed to look carefully at these prices.”

An example of the charges are:

1 hour - £1 (was 80p)

Short stay parking clock (annual pass) £25 (was £20)


Glass Recycling Reminders

Residents of the New Forest can now sign up to a new text messaging service being introduced by the district council which will send a reminder the evening before monthly glass recycling collections are due - click here for more information.



Fireworks display organisers in the New Forest are being asked to be aware of ponies and other animals to avoid causing them injuries and distress.

The livestock in the National Park can be easily frightened by the loud bangs and bright lights of fireworks causing them to panic and to run into the road or into fencing and injuring themselves.  

Anyone thinking about organising a local firework display should speak to their neighbouring landowners first so that those responsible for grazing animals can take necessary precautions to safeguard their stock. Horses are easily spooked by a sudden burst of fireworks, which can cause them a great deal of distress.


Have you seen the new Parish Council guide to the Village Clubs and Societies for 2016/17 yet?– if not click here.

*********   Is there anyone willing to start a weekly table tennis club at the village hall,  if Bramshaw Trust were to acquire a table tennis table?  Please telephone 02380 811198 if interested.*********




Did you know that Bramshaw has an oil ordering consortium?– if you are interested in joining or are already a member,

Please can you send your email to Bramshawclerk@btinternet.com, we will forward this information onto the organizer – Mr Ron Gladwell as it would be considerably easier for him to contact everyone via email when putting an order together, rather than having to phone. Thank you.


Please help keep forest livestock healthy –

Please do not dispose of windfall fruit, unwanted hay, straw, and grass cuttings on the Open Forest where it can be eaten by grazing animals.This can be very dangerous to the animals and adds unwanted nutrients to the Open Forest which change the flora and soil make up. Grass cuttings in particular can kill ponies.

Compost grass cuttings and prunings within your own garden, take to a licensed tip or consider joining the New Forest District Council or Wiltshire Council Garden Waste Scheme.

Please on 'bin' day make sure that domestic waste is not accessible to animals.  Thank you.


Found a pot hole – why not report it directly to Hampshire County Council by Clicking here: Report a pothole to HCC.

If you have noticed a pothole on a road or footway or any defect that causes concern the County Council want to hear about it. So that it can be repaired as soon as possible, please let us know as quickly as you can. Your help in helping us to keep the network safe is appreciated.

Common questions:  Answers to common questions that we are asked about potholes.


DON'T FORGET TO RESPOND TO BRAMSHAW TRAFFIC CALMING CONSULTATION - more details can be found here - Consultation closes 3 October 2017.



Open Applications on 30th September  2017


17/00681   MARICO HOUSE, BROOK HILL, BRAMSHAW, SO43 7JB  -  Continued use of land as            B1 office; single storey extension to existing office building

17/00672 GRID REF SU 27180 16473, LAND OFF HARLEY LANE, BRAMSHAW, HAMPSHIRE       Change of use of land to equestrian use; replacement stables.

Applications decided in September 2017

17/00602 IVYLEA, FRITHAM, LYNDHURST, SO43 7HJ      1 No. replacement outbuilding with roof over; 1No. new single storey outbuilding;  demolition of 2No existing outbuildings




Don't forget about the Fritham Taxi Share. Don't forget about the Fritham Taxi Share.



A (very short) Vicar’s Viewpoint

“October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the
dancing flames and sink into a good book.” (John Sinor – 1930-96)
And for me, that good book will be the Book of Exodus as I prepare for
this year’s Old Testament Course. Exodus is full of episodes and
incidents that you might remember from Sunday School but joining them
together is the theme of a God who calls us into relationship with Him;
so we, like Moses and the people of Israel may journey with Him from
slavery to freedom, from Egypt to the Promised Land.



From the National Trust 

We value the species recording completed by our local communities and know that there are many local people that have a keen interest in New Forest wildlife, in both semi-professional and amateur scientific sense.

All records are valuable and important to the National Trust, and we would like to gain more of them.

Citizen Science, often known as ‘crowd-science’ is scientific recording conducted by the general public on mass, and has proved very useful in quickly gathering lots of detailed information.

In terms of species recording on National Trust commons, we currently use a recording system called ‘Living Record’ http://www.livingrecord.net/ , this is a recording system used widely in Dorset and Hampshire.

This allows everyone to record their species sightings directly onto a map, which can then be seen by others and used by the land owner. It works in such a way that very rare species sightings may only be seen by the general public at a low scale so that exact locations are impossible to find. For example, smooth snake sightings are shown at 1km grid square scales so to ensure exact reptile refugia locations are kept a secret.

By clicking below you will  the Living record handbook which gives you a step-by-step guide to using the program.