NEWS AND UPDATES
Bring Photo ID to Vote
There are parish and district elections on 4 May 2023. A new law requires voters to have a photo ID at their polling station to be able to cast their vote.
The following summarises this new requirement, and explains what to do if you do not have suitable ID:
- To vote in elections at a polling station you now need to show an accepted form of photo ID
- Passports, driving licences, and a number of travel ID are suitable
- This is a new legal requirement and without photo ID, voters will be unable to vote at their polling station.
- It is estimated that 95%+ of people already have a suitable form of photo ID and there is a free voter ID for people who do not already have something suitable
- Find out what photo ID is accepted and apply for free voter ID if you need to at newforest.gov.uk/elections
Our Next Movie Night – Wednesday 8th February 2023, doors open from 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start.
Showing: The Lost King – www.imdb.com/title/tt13421498/
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 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.
The 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.