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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.

Diary Dates for AUGUST 2017

Thursday 3rd August 2017 - Bramshaw WI meeting - 2.15 at Bramshaw Village Hall.

Sunday 6th August 2017 -  Holy communion - 9.30 am, St Peters, Bramshaw, - Rev David Bacon.

Tuesday 8th August 2017 - Bramshaw Horticultural Society - Wisley Throughout the Year by Richard Thornton.

Sunday 13th August 2017 - Matins, 9.30 am - St Peters Church,  Bramshaw - Steven Ings.

Sunday 13th August 2017 - Consultation about the management of recreation across the New Forest closes - for more information click here: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/futureforest

Friday 18th August 2017 -The Bramshaw and District Film Society  “FENCES” (2016) Starring:  Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

Ex-convict Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a garbage truck worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. He once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, he creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Runtime:1hr 30mins  Cert. Rating: 12a  Bramshaw Village Hall,  Doors Open at 6.30pm    Film Starts Promptly at 7.30pm

Saturday 19th August 2017. New kitchen Celebration Dinner BVH 6.30 p.m for 7.00 p.m. £15 (bring your own drink) Contact - Pauline Slade on either pauline_slade@icloud.com or 02380 81119.

Sunday 20th August 2017 -  Holy communion - 9.30 am, St Peters, Bramshaw, - Rev David Bacon.

Monday 21st August 2017 - Consultation from Hampshire County Council on Balancing the Budget closes.  Have  your say and read more about the consultation here.

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 - Bramshaw Parish Council meeting - 7.30 pm in the Community Room - please come along and have your say.

Sunday 27th August 2017 -  Morning Worship- 9.30 am, St Peters, Bramshaw, - Rev David Bacon.

Monday 28th August 201 - Bank Holiday.


Dates for your diary -

Thursday 7th September. Bramshaw W.I at BVH 2.0 p.m for 2.15 p.m. DENMAN - PAST AND PRESENT -Mrs Helen Carter. Visitors welcome.

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

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

Forthcoming films:-

“Vicroys House”- Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon

“Lion” - Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman

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


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.




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





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)


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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.



Bramshaw Village Hall Kitchen.

We are delighted to inform everyone that  the kitchen refurbishment is now finished and the WI are holding a Celebratary Dinner at BVH 6.30 p.m for 7.00 p.m. £15 (bring your own drink) Contact - Pauline Slade on either pauline_slade@icloud.com or 02380 81119.


Open Applications on 31st July  2017.


Applications decided in June and July  2017

 17/00383  LAND OF HARLEY LANE, BRAMSHAW  Change of use of land to equestrian use; stables / office and carriage storage building, manege;  temporary siting of mobile home for residential accommodation a period of three years. Refuse.

  17/00380  YEW TREE HOUSE, FRITHAM, LYNDHURST, SO43 7HH - Single storey rear extension; porch. Grant.





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



The Vicar’s Viewpoint

Lammas Day (1st August) – The first fruits

It feels far too early to be singing, “We plough the fields and scatter” but the autumn celebration of Harvest Festival has its modern origins in the Mediaeval celebrations around Lammas Day. On that day, the first sheaf of corn would be cut and processed into bread – which would be used at the celebration of Mass (communion) in the church.

These celebrations were frowned on by the reformers and the observance fell into disuse until revived by the eccentric Cornish Vicar Rev R S Hawker in the 1840’s. He took and combined the ancient celebration of Lammastide with the secular “Harvest Home” or Supper.

In doing this Robert Hawker (perhaps unwittingly) reflected the Biblical practice of having two separate Harvest celebrations – The First-fruits and the Thanksgiving. The Celebration of First-Fruits brings with it the idea that it is good to be thankful before we receive as well as after.

In 6 weeks or so, we’ll be singing, “Come ye thankful people, come” but, perhaps we should be starting now? All the scientific evidence shows that grateful (thankful) people live happier lives.

Enjoy August!


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.


From the National Trust -

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.