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Welcome to the website for Bransgore Parish Council.

Bransgore is a village and civil parish in the New Forest District of Hampshire. The parish includes the village of Thorney Hill, and the hamlets of Neacroft, Godwinscroft, Beckley, Hinton, and Waterditch. At the time of the last national census of 2001, Bransgore had a total population of 4,333 (of whom approximately half were aged between 20 and 64) and approximately 1746 distinct dwellings. Bransgore straddles the border of the New Forest National Park with the majority of the village being just outside of the park.

Bransgore Parish Council MapThe earliest deeds mentioning Bransgore date from the 1730s. The village was called, in 1759, “Bransgoer Common”, and in 1817 “Bransgrove”. The village developed in the 19th century when a church and a school were built.

Today Bransgore has a wide variety of shops including a Post Office, pharmacy, bakery, greengrocery, hairdresser, as well as take-away food shops. There are also several pubs with restaurants. Bransgore has a large village sports field with a children’s playground and other facilities used by local clubs.

Notice of Vacancy

Bransgore Parish Council


that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Bransgore Parish Council.

If by 14 October, 2022 14 days after the date of this notice excluding Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the vacancy. If no request for an election is received the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place no later than 16 December, 2022.

Dated 26 September, 2022

Helen Klaassen
Clerk to Bransgore Parish Council