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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.
 

Beaulieu building restoration work

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.

Repairs at Beaulieu Cemetery

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.