See the latest edition of the Parish Pump for forthcoming events (link above)
Please see the latest information from the Safer New Forest Partnership HERE
New Information items added 15/03/2017
New wireless broadband service available for properties to the North of Damerham - See 'The Internet and Broadband' section of Amenities for more details.
Come and join our community Litter Pick!
Set aside an hour or two to help keep Damerham tidy.
Pop along to the bus shelter at a time to suit you on Saturday 28th or Sunday 29th March.
All equipment and bags will be provided.
Please wear sturdy shoes and gloves.
Children are very welcome but must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Unfortunately this event has been postponed until September 2020 - Dates to be confirmed
Thank you in advance for your support!
Householders surveyed for NFDC’s waste and recycling review
New Forest District Council is looking at how it collects household waste and recycling and is seeking the views of residents. From 16 January until 14 February 2020 researchers working on behalf of the council will be knocking on doors to invite some householders to answer a short survey on the waste and recycling service.
The survey, of around 1,100 New Forest residents, is being carried out for the council by MEL Research. The householders will be asked to answer a brief series of questions about the current service and their priorities for recycling and waste collection.
Councillor Alison Hoare, NFDC’s portfolio holder for Environment and Regulatory Services, said:
“I would like to ask residents who receive a visit from the survey teams to give a few minutes of their time to help us better understand people’s priorities for household waste and recycling in the district. We are looking in detail at how we collect residents’ waste and recycling and hearing people’s views is essential as we develop our new Waste Strategy. We want to know what they value about the current service and where they would like us to develop the service in future.
“Our aim is to reduce the impact on the environment so we are committed to helping residents to reduce their household waste and recycle as much as they can.”
Researchers will be speaking to a wide range of people to make sure the feedback gathered reflects the makeup of the district. Residents who do not receive a visit are able to complete the survey online at www.newforest.gov.uk/wastesurvey
In December 2018, Central Government released “Our Waste, Our Resources: A Strategy for England." Many of the measures proposed in this new national strategy will have an impact on how all councils collect waste and recycling. These measures will be considered alongside the results of the residents’ survey and further research and analysis, to develop a new Waste Strategy that will set out the way that we deal with household waste and recycling in the New Forest in the future. More information on the review and the development of the new Waste Strategy will be available over the next few months at www.newforest.gov.uk/wastesurvey
Cllr Hoare added, “Once we have considered all the key factors, a draft Waste Strategy will be produced. If this document contains significant changes, there will be an approval process through Cabinet and a period of public consultation later in the year.”
To keep up to date on the right way to recycle in the New Forest now, please see http://www.newforest.gov.uk/recyclingandrubbish
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
C38 MARTIN ROAD
MARTIN NR DAMERHAM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that New Forest District Council, acting as agent to the traffic authority, Hampshire County Council, proposes to make an Order to allow public utility works to be carried out, as follows:
ROAD TO BE CLOSED:
That length of C38 Martin Road Martin nr Damerham between its junction with East Martin Road and its junction with Sillens Lane.
From the northwestern point of closure, northwest via Martin Road to its junction with A354 at Martin Drove End; northeast via A354 to its junction with C93 (road to Rockbourne); south via C93 to its junction with C222 Rockbourne Lane; southwest via Rockbourne Lane to its junction with Martin Road; northwest via Martin Road to the southeastern point of closure and vice versa.
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: From Monday 17th February 2020 for a period of 3 months or until completion of works whichever is sooner. (Notwithstanding the above it is expected that the closure will be required for no longer than 5 day between 0800hrs and 1800hrs each day.)
Reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access to adjacent premises while the work is being carried out.
If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Hire-A-Lite Tel: 01362 656906 or New Forest District Council’s Transportation Section, Tel: 02380 285260, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyndhurst SO43 7PA
Have you witnessed any suspicious activity in and around the village?
Rumours are being heard of an illegal rave being plannd in Damerham the weekend of 20 September 2019.
Please keep your eyes open and call 101 immediately if you see anything unusual and of concern.
Early intelligence is the key to prevention.
I am delighted to advise the currently serving 8 Parish Councillors will be elected uncontested on 2nd May 2019.
This means there will be one vacancy - please get in touch with the Chairman or Clerk if you are interested.
Rev. Les Player has created a crowdfunding page to help with the repairs and replacement of a new roof - the costs are currently unknown.
Please support this appeal if you are able to.
Dig your Ditch - riperian ownership explained
Having had such a dry summer, it is a great time to get out and maintain your ditches and cuverts to ensure that they are ready for the rainfall when it comes. The below HCC Highways poster and leaflet clearly explains ownership and responsibility.
The fair has it's own website which can be viewed here: