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Beaulieu hits a new high with Gold Award

Beaulieu has been hailed as one of the country’s leading visitor attractions, winning a VisitEngland gold accolade for the quality experience it offers to visitors.

The Beaulieu attraction, which features the National Motor Museum, Montagu family home Palace House and the 13th century Beaulieu Abbey, was given top marks for its warm welcome to visitors, the presentation of its collections, story-telling, restaurant quality and going the extra mile to create an enjoyable and memorable day out.

The gold accolade was awarded to Beaulieu as an all-round top-scoring attraction after its most recent VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme assessment.

Beaulieu Commercial Director Stephen Munn said: “This is the third year running that VisitEngland has awarded Beaulieu with a gold accolade and we are proud to continue delivering the best experience for our visitors. Maintaining the highest possible standards is important to both Beaulieu and to the New Forest.”

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VisitEngland Senior Quality Schemes Executive Vicky Howell said: “This accolade is testament to the high standards achieved, which the assessor felt were truly deserving of recognition.”

The gold accolade is assessed annually by VisitEngland and is only awarded to top-scoring attractions where visitors can expect a truly memorable experience. Beaulieu was evaluated for categories including its Welcome, Hidden Gem, Best Told Story and Quality Food & Drink.

Admission to Beaulieu includes entry to the National Motor Museum and its collection of more than 250 vehicles, the World of Top Gear, On Screen Cars, Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and its stunning grounds and gardens. Tickets can be bought in advance online, click here for more information.

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Beaulieu Common Good Trust

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

Frederick Norris

Chairman Beaulieu Parish Council and Trustee

Freshwater Habitats Trust

The New Forest has one of the best freshwater environments in the UK and is home to many of our rarest freshwater plants and animals. However it is still vulnerable to issues such as nutrient pollution. To tackle this threat we are trying to raise awareness of the issues and the step we can all take within the home to reduce diffuse pollution. Many steps are very simple and easy to do, such as maintaining septic tanks, and could make a big difference to the ponds, ditches and streams around Beaulieu. 
The Freshwater Habitats Trust have written this piece on behalf on the New Forest catchment Partnership. The partnership is a group of organisations that are working to protect and improve the outstanding freshwater environment of the New Forest. 
You can find out more information on our website  freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/catchment-projects

Local Burglary Warning

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.
 
Thank you.
 
You can conract our local policeman on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 101.