Published: Saturday, 19 November 2016 11:28
Our local Beat Policeman has told us that the forest is being heavily targeted for dwelling burglaries. He says that it is not uncommon during the Christmas build up for offenders to travel in from outside the New Forest and target properties that appear blatantly unoccupied.
Ashurst, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu have so far been targeted. He asks that residents lock doors, set alarms where fitted and be alert to properties left empty by their neighbours over the forthcoming festive period.
Published: Friday, 21 October 2016 20:46
Building restoration work
Several important features on estate buildings have been the focus of repairs over recent months including the refurbishment of one of the two weather vanes on Palace House and the replacement of the wooden tower on St Leonards Farm buildings. The face of The Old Mill, for many years disfigured by surface wiring, has been improved with the removal of these cables from the roadside wall.
Published: Friday, 21 October 2016 20:38
Repairs at Beaulieu Cemetery
The first phase of repairs to gravestones in Beaulieu Cemetery at Grindingstones has been completed with a second phase due to be carried out by April. The New Forest District Council undertook to carry out the work as part of an agreement with the estate in which land for an extension to the cemetery was gifted to by Lord Montagu.
Published: Sunday, 25 September 2016 19:50
Sluice gates overhaul
The Beaulieu Estate recently completed the refurbishment of another sluice gate on the mill dam, leaving the last of the five gates to be serviced next year. They have also instructed civil engineers to carry out the inspection of the mill pond and the dam which happens every 10 years in accordance with the Reservoirs Act.
Published: Friday, 23 September 2016 21:42
PARKING IN BEAULIEU VILLAGE
Walking and biking around the Beaulieu area is a great delight, especially the walk along the river from Bucklers Hard to Beaulieu or vice versa.
However, the visit is often spoilt by both the difficulty of finding a parking spot and the cost of parking. But, there is a very simple solution to this – the “National Motor Museum” (https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/)
Beaulieu Estate allows the Museum’s free car parks to be used – the car parks are huge and never full – from these car parks there is a lovely walk, which takes you beside the pond to Beaulieu Village. You can then take either Fire Station Lane or the pathway, (which is situated a few yards up the High Street, on the left), to Bucklers Hard.