Published: Friday, 16 December 2016 22:36
Christmas Gifts and help from the Beaulieu Common Good Trust.
The Common Good Trust meets once a year during December to distribute some of the Beaulieu Village Fete revenue. The Chairman is Lord Montagu aided by five further trustees drawn from the village.All village organisations are invited to request an award and these can be as much as £500.
Due to the eclectic mix of village clubs and societies the requests come in all shapes and sizes.Some are for serious capital projects and others running costs for a fun event.
Requests this year include,new chairs for the village hall,funding for a bangers and mash old folks bash, help to publish a book on Tudor Beaulieu, a mower for the cricket club, a projector for the camera group, help with an 'out and about ' program for the playgroup, money to employ a carpenter to build a stage for the village school.
This year all village organisation have benefitted from a disdursement.
It is only by means of great community effort being put into the summer fete in July, held on the lawns of Palace House, that the Trust is able to deliver these benefits
Chairman Beaulieu Parish Council and Trustee
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.