A message from PCSO Richard Williams;

Can I encourage you to go online and help us set our Policing Priorities.

Our survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and you’ll be answering questions about what you think your local Police team should be focusing on for the next three months.

Between now and October 31st we will be gathering information that will allow us to concentrate on the problems and concerns that most affect you here in the New Forest.

Just go online using the link below and have your say, and if possible ask your friends and neighbours to complete the survey too.

Thank you.

Unearth the New Forest’s past

Celebrate the archaeological and historical research being carried out in and around the New Forest at the 2017 New Forest Knowledge Conference. Find out more here

Burglary Update

Overnight from Friday 29th to Saturday 30th September, several sheds and garages in the Whartons Lane and Chestnut Drive area of Ashurst in the New Forest were broken into.

If you have any information or CCTV footage that might help us identify the offenders then please contact 101 quoting the crime number 44170378933.

Below are certain measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim yourself

Garages and Sheds 

1. Fit an alarm to your garage or shed - most DIY stores stock battery operated alarms suitable for this purpose

2. Make sure your garage or shed is fitted with a good strong lock, padlock, door hinges or other security devices such as a garage Defender

3. Make sure items inside the garage or shed are secure. Large items can be padlocked together or you could sink a post into the floor of the garage and padlock items to the post.

4. Always remember to lock your garage or shed after use.

5. Do not store large quantities of valuables in your garage or shed.

6. Keep property and fencing in good repair and ensure that foliage and trees are kept trimmed.

Keep your home safe. 

1. Don't leave curtains or blinds open, and don't leave valuables on show.

2. If you are going away, ask a neighbour or friend to check your house regularly

3. Buy timer switches for lamps and radios to give the impression that someone is at home.

4. Install an alarm system and ensure the alarm box is clearly visible

5. Don't leave keys in doors, remove them and keep them close at hand but out of sight where can easily find them in an emergency.

6. Don't leave your house unattended with windows open and unlocked, even just for a minute.

7. If you are in the garden or upstairs, make sure your downstairs doors and windows are closed.

8. Never leave a key under a doormat or on a string through the letterbox.Many thanks for taking the time to read this update.

Please pass the information on to someone who you think might benefit from this advice.

Yours faithfully

PCSO 14495 Richard Williams 

Village Magazine

Welcome to the village of Ashurst which hosts a variety of amenities including a parade of shops which is a hive of activity all year round.

We are close to motorway transport links (M27 and M3), the London to Weymouth train stops by at Ashurst New Forest station and we are on bus routes to Southampton and Bournemouth.

The right hand side panel has related internet links for your convenience.

Click on the magazine cover to read the latest edition and back issues.

Local Plan Presentation

Following the meeting hosted by the Parish Council on 8 November 2016, we have uploaded the Local Plan Presentation from the meeting.