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Beaulieu Pancake Races

On Wednesday 25th of February , the 10th annual pancake races took place in Beaulieu High Street, organised by Jan Hoy. There were teams taking part from Beaulieu School. The Motor Museum and the Montagu Arms. Sadly the Beaulieu Retained Firemen had to pull out at the last minute due to being called out on a “shout”.
Jane Noble, the Head Teacher, and her staff at the school, kept the children well under control, and organised the races.   Frederick Norris with whistle and loud hailer opened the event, cajoled adults into taking part and commentated in his own inimitable way when necessary.  The children had a great time and with a bit of luck in years to come will encourage their own children to continue this age -old custom.   There was the usual pancake tossing competition, the winner, Kevin Clark (a parent) being presented with a “golden” frying pan, suitably inscribed.   The pancakes had as usual been provided free of charge by the Brabazon Restaurant, and the Montagu Arms.  When all had been cleared away, and the road cleared of broken bits of pancakes, stewards, teachers, parents and children (plus 3 passing cyclist who had enjoyed a break from their pedalling) retired to the village hall for a welcome “cuppa” plus, of course, a pancake.
The fun continued into the evening when again the Montagu Arms generously put on an excellent 2 course supper in Monty's. During the evening a very competitive pancake tossing competition took place and was won by young Max Bagszzi, who proudly took home the Frying Pan.
Hopefully next year more Beaulieu residents will be able to attend the event.


Protocol for Reporting at Council Meetings


1. Introduction

1.1 This Protocol provides guidance to members of the public or press who wish to photograph or record proceedings at any of …BEAULIEU……………… Council’s public meetings.

1.2 The Council supports the principles of openness and transparency in the way it conducts its meetings. Sound recording, photographing, filming, and use of social media at meetings which are held in public is permitted:

(a) subject to the provisions of this Protocol; and

(b) provided that the /Chairman  is satisfied that it will not be disruptive or distracting to the good order and conduct of the meeting.

1.3 No restrictions will be placed on anyone using social media at a public meeting subject to the limitations regarding photography and audio/visual recording set out in this Protocol.

1.4 Meetings which take the form of hearings or which discuss sensitive employment or contractual information , may not be suitable for recording due to the nature of some of the evidence given at the meeting. It will be at the Chairman’s discretion to determine whether the recording of a particular meeting will be permitted.

1.5 Failure to follow the provisions within this Protocol may result in the Chairman  refusing to allow the proceedings to be photographed or recorded.

1.6 For the purposes of this Protocol ‘recording’ includes sound recording, photographing, filming, and use of social media. Social media includes, but is not limited to Twitter, Facebook and blogs.

2. Before the meeting

2.1 Those wishing to record proceedings at a meeting are recommended to contact the Clerk as early as possible before the start of the meeting so that arrangements can be discussed and the agreement of the Chairman  be sought.

2.2 The name, organisation (if applicable) and contact details of the person wishing to record proceedings are required and should be provided before the meeting if possible:

3. At the meeting

3.1 Notices will be displayed in the meeting room advising that proceedings may be recorded, and the Chairman  will make an announcement to this effect at the beginning of the meeting if a request has been received.

3.2 Members of the public attending a meeting to ask a question will be deemed to have given consent to being photographed or recorded.

3.3 Members of the public seated in the public seating area who actively object, should not be photographed, filmed or recorded as long as this does not undermine the broader transparency of the meeting.

3.4 Photography or filming must take place from a fixed position in the meeting room approved by the Chairman , to ensure that the view of Councillors, officers, public and press, is not obstructed.

3.5 The use of flash photography or additional lighting will only be permitted if agreed in advance with the Clerk and the Chairman

3.6 Photography or audio/visual recording will be stopped if the Chairman  feels it is disrupting or inhibiting the meeting in any way.

3.7 If someone refuses to stop recording when requested to do so the Chairman will ask the person to leave the meeting. If the person refuses to leave, the Chairman  will adjourn the meeting or make other appropriate arrangements for the meeting to continue without disruption.

3.8 Anyone asked to leave a meeting because they have refused to comply with the /Chairman’s  request to do so, may be refused permission to record future meetings.

4. After the meeting

4.1 Photographs and audio/visual recordings must not be edited in a way that could lead to misinterpretation of the proceedings. This includes refraining from editing the views being expressed in a way that may ridicule or show lack of respect towards those being photographed or recorded.

4.2 If someone fails to comply with this Protocol the Chairman may refuse to allow this person to record any future meetings.

4.3 The responsibility for how any photographs or audio/visual recording is used rests with the person who made the recording and not the Council.





1. The Council supports the principles of openness and transparency in the way it conducts its meetings.

Sound recording, photographing, filming, and use of social media at meetings which are held in public is permitted:

(a) subject to the provisions of the Protocol for Reporting at Meetings;


(b) provided that the Chairman  is satisfied that it will not be disruptive or distracting to the good order and conduct of the meeting.

2. Where recording has been confirmed by the Chairman an announcement will be made at the start of the meeting to advise all participants of the presence and location of any recording devices.

3. If you enter the room after the meeting has started please ensure that any recording does not disrupt the meeting.  If there is such disruption, the Chairman may adjourn the meeting or make other appropriate arrangements for the meeting to continue without disruption.

4. Only the official signed minutes of the council and its committees will be recognised as the formal, statutory and legally binding record of a meeting.



Special Notice from Beaulieu Enterprises

As you may be aware, Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd. has been developing plans for a new exhibition building on the Beaulieu visitor site. This would be situated to the north of the Motor Museum, between the Museum and the Monorail track on the area currently occupied by the Top Gear display.

Before we finalise our proposal and submit a planning application, we would like to give Estate residents the opportunity to view the draft design and give us feedback.

You are invited to look at the proposals on Wednesday 25th February in the John Montagu Building, Beaulieu.

You are welcome to visit at any time between 11am and 8pm, parking in the visitor car parks.

We look forward to showing you the plans and answering any questions you may have.

The Coast

During our meetings we often invite speakers on matters of interest to the Parish.

Beaulieu School Letter

 Dear Parents

I hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the year ahead.

I must thank you for your patience.  I am sure when Mrs Noble announced she was going part-time you wondered how long she would job share with Mrs Dalman.  Mrs Noble has now decided to retire at the end of this academic year and we have started the process of recruiting a new head teacher.  Jane told the children in assembly today.  We will be advertising for a replacement head teacher in January with interviews at the end of April.

I am sure you will join the governors in thanking Jane for her dedication to Beaulieu School and for her success in ensuring the children are confident lifelong learners with a strong community spirit.  We could not have asked for a more hard working head teacher and we will all miss her greatly.  It has in fact been a Noble team effort from the wonderful Christmas party entertainment, to Tim’s popular assistance in the classroom and on the games fields, to her husband’s help with transport to events, to her own strong and inspirational leadership of an excellent team of teachers.

Jane has tirelessly overseen the expansion of the school’s facilities and constantly sought to improve the buildings in difficult financial times.  As a governing body, we will miss Jane’s experience, her ability to foresee the next educational issue before any government initiative, and her dedication to the children.

I am sure you will join me in wishing her the very happiest retirement and I encourage you to make the most of her final two terms at Beaulieu.

Yours faithfully

Lynne Truell

Chair of Governors