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A presentation was given by the New Forest Association of Parish Councils entitled Unconventional Oil & Gas & Fracking.
A copy of the presentation can be found clicking on the link below. 
pdfNFALC presentation on fracking 18_09_2014.pdf

Jonathan Montagu marries Nathalie Daoust

Montagu wedding

Jonathan Montagu and Nathalie Daoust were married in Palace House on Saturday 4th October. The bride was driven to her wedding by Ralph Montagu in the museum’s 1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. Residents had an opportunity to see the bride as the car travelled through the village and entered the grounds through Clockhouse gate.

The Parish Council are making Beaulieu a safer place

Update on the defibrillator

Over the next few weeks the Beaulieu Parish Council will be installing a heart defibrillator into the village which will be situated opposite the Village School in the covered area between the High Street and the Village Hall. The defibrillator has been partly funded by the British Heart Foundation with the balance very generously provided by Mr Ted Fort’s Beaulieu Beaufort Foundation. The Parish Council are delighted to have been able to secure this vital piece of life saving equipment for the village and are enormously grateful to the British Heart Foundation and Mr Fort for making this possible. The cabinet to house the machine, and its wiring, are being funded by the Parish Council itself.  Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading course of premature death in this country but with immediate treatment many lives can be saved. 

The defibrillator [or Automatic External Defibrillator for the technically minded] is the type used by the Ambulance Service who have advised the Parish Council on the most suitable machine for us and its position in the village. The machine is designed to be used by untrained persons using its verbal instructions and visual prompts. They are safe to use and will not allow a shock to be given unless the heart’s rhythm requires it. They are designed to be stored for long periods of time without use and require very little routine maintenance. When a 999 call is made from the village the caller will be directed to the machine’s location if it is suspected that the patient has suffered a cardiac arrest.

The Parish Council are currently organising for South Central Ambulance Service to run a training course on the use of the defibrillator with the Village School, the Montagu Arms, the Estate and Fairweather’s Garden Centre already signed up. However, if there is anyone else who would like to attend a training session on the defibrillator, please contact Sara Steele on 01590 612 216 or email shsteele@btinternet .com as soon as possible.  The Parish Council feels that this will be an important amenity for the village and are keen that as many people as possible who are located in the village are familiar with operating it.  Of course, in an ideal world we hope that it never has to used but if it just saves one life it will have been well worthwhile installing it.

For further information please contact Cllr Sara Steele on 01590 612 216 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Green Open Doors – 4&5 Oct 2014

Green Open Doors is an opportunity for anybody interested in saving energy to see sustainable technologies (insulation, solar, heat pumps, wood fuel etc) in action and speak to the homeowners who enjoy their benefits.
The event, organised by the New Forest National Park Authority and New Forest Transition, sees eleven properties opening their doors throughout the weekend of 4 and 5 October. The properties offer visitors the chance to find out more about a range of energy saving measures, including:

  •   Solar panels
  •   Heat pumps
  •   Energy efficient lighting
  •   Wood burning stoves
  •   Biomass
  •   Rainwater harvesting.

Entry to all houses is free and no booking is required, with homeowners on hand to answer any questions on the pros and cons of their property’s environmentally friendly features.
John Pemberton, Green Open Doors participant said: ‘This is a good opportunity for us to show what can be done to reduce energy usage and use renewable sources of energy.  Not only can people save themselves money in the long term, they will also help to preserve the future of environmentally sensitive areas like the New Forest by reducing the use of oil and gas fuels.’
To see a map of the properties, opening times and details of each one, visit The website also contains information on how to open your own house as part of this year’s event.
For those looking for a preview of some of the properties in this year’s event, there is a new series of videos showing interviews with some of the home owners and an insight into the most effective energy saving measures at

 Andy Brennan ... Sustainabilty Officer ... Direct Line: 01590 64 6676

New Forest National Park Authority Lymington Town Hall Avenue Road Lymington SO41 9ZG

A Night With The Chefs

Tuesday 28th October 2014
Come and join us for a truly scrumptious evening of fun and entertainment with some of the New Forest's top chefs showing off their culinary wizardry. The event starts at 7.00pm in the National Motor Museum Trust Centre Theatre and tickets are £16.00 each. Seats are numbered and strictly limited, so tickets are on a first come, first served basis. The Theatre will be specially equipped for the evening to ensure everyone in the audience has a 'ringside' seat. Chefs will include those from Limewood, Chewton Glen, Careys Manor Hotel, Lanes of Lymington, The Master Builders House Hotel and The Pig.
All proceeds from this event will be divided equally between the Countryside Education Trust and The Haven, Breast Cancer Support Centre. We
do hope that you will be able to come along and join us and help raise funds for these very worthy charities.
Jan J. Hoy, MBE
Head of CET Fund-Raising Committee Mobile : 07818 454516 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.