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Hale Parish Council Information Update


This is the latest Information Update circulated by email.  Documents already on the website have not been duplicated here.  If you would like to receive the Information Update directly please let the Clerk know,  All we need is your email address!

Dear all

Good afternoon on this glorious day

I hope you have all been enjoying the recent sunny weather, a little hot but rather nice.  Here is the latest news from Hale.

Hale Parish Council meetings

I attach the Minutes of the May Planning and Full Council meetings and the draft Minutes (subject to approval) for the same June meetings.  The ​next meetings will be on 4 July and you are very welcome to come along.  Any items for either agenda need to be with me by 27 June please.  The Parish Council then has a break over the summer, we do not meet in August. 

Parish Plan Questionnaire

Time for responding to the Parish Plan Questionnaire now closed.  The working party and Parish Council would like to thank all of you who took the time to submit a response.  That valuable information is now being collated and the results will  help inform the new Parish Plan to be drawn up in the Autumn.

Recent thefts and attempted thefts

As you will see from the draft Minutes of the June meeting there has recently been a spate of thefts or attempted thefts from properties on Hale Purlieu.  Representatives of those living there and neighbourhood watch are hoping to meet with District Councillor Edward Heron and the police soon to see what, if anything can be done, to help improve security and deter the perpetrators.  In the meantime, please can all residents of Hale keep an eye out for anything unusual or suspicious and if you have any concerns dial 999, or 101 as appropriate or tell your local neighbourhood watch coordinators Doug Gemmell or Sharon Barnett or feel free to contact me and I can pass a message on.

National Trust

The June newsletter is attached.  adobe icon National Trust June 2017 Newsletter [1Mb]


There are 2 consultations you may like to take part in.

The first is by the New Forest National Park Authority.  They are undertaking a major review of the recreational use of the Forest and are trying to get feedback from as many people as possible on this.  I have received the following email:

"Dear Parish / Town Clerk

From 19 June to 13 August there is a 'call for views' consultation about the management of recreation across the New Forest. You will find a news release about this here:

Our overall aims are to:

  • provide the best recreational experience for local people and visitors
  • protect the very thing people come to see - the spectacular, yet fragile landscape which is a haven for many rare wildlife species
  • ensure limited resources are spent wisely.

By following this link you will find further information about the consultation and the survey questions we are asking.

The consultation is being led by the New Forest National Park Authority on behalf of the six organisations on the Recreation Management Strategy Steering Group: Forestry Commission, Natural England, Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council, Verderers of the New Forest and New Forest National Park Authority.

At this stage in the process, the Steering Group is not making any proposals - we want to hear which topics the public and other organisations think should be prioritised and why. Draft proposals will be drawn up during the autumn and winter, followed by public consultation about these next year.

We would be pleased to hear your organisation's views both at this 'call for views' stage and next year.

If you have any questions about the consultation please email

Kind regards.

Rachael Bowen

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

Tel: 01590 646632"

The second is by Rural Services Network who do a lot of work with rural communities county wide.  They are carrying out a survey as part of setting a new rural agenda

Please do pass this information onto your friends and neighbours.  As ever if they would like to join the circulation list all they need to do is let me have an email address.

Enjoy the sunshine
















Sue Plumb

Clerk to Hale Parish Council

Tel:  07717 851694


















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