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Village Halls Available for Hire

The Village Halls website is now part of this website. Go to the Village Halls Section for booking details.

East Boldre WW1 Project

The East Boldre Airfield Remembers WW1 project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. More details in our Local History section.

East Boldre Hedgehog Rescue

East Boldre resident Louise Godden is a member of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and registered with them as a carer.

Hedgehogs are waking up from hibernation now and will be very thirsty so please provide a dish of fresh water.

If you start to see hedgehog poo or you know you have visiting hedgehogs, some dry cat food or hedgehog dry food will help them get  back on their paws and prepare them for courting.

Click here to see who are supporting hedgehogs in our area.

Injured or sick hedgehogs need help. or call Louise on 07595709617.

War Memorial Restored

Decades of wind and rain have taken their toll on the war memorial plaque at East Boldre Village Hall. Recently, however, the missing letters have been replaced and, as soon as the weather is a little warmer, the lettering will be repainted by Sue Adams, a village hall volunteer. The lettering was restored by Allstone Stonemasons of Southampton who offered their services free of charge.

Visit our Village Hall War Memorial page to find out more about the local soldiers who died in the two world wars.

East Boldre Education Trust

The East Boldre Education Trust has monies that could be granted to children who live in the parish and have educational needs or for very talented children.

Contact Jan Saunders on 01590 612085

Sports & Social Club Update

The East Boldre & Beaulieu Sports & Social Club building will be leased to the Swamp Rats Motorbike Club from 1st July 2012. Read more.

The Beaulieu Letters Restored

The Beaulieu Letters, which date back to the New Forest Flying School at East Boldre, are being restored and the restoration will be featured in the BBC programme, ‘A Great British Story’. Never heard of them? Read all about it on our Local History Page.

Speed Limit Reminder

Too many drivers are speeding through the village. Read more.

Join Community SpeedWatch and do something about it. Read more.

Village Halls

From Forest Field to Western Front

 Community Hub - Update

Available Now for just £15.

AClick image for more details New Book which tells the  complete story of East Boldre Airfield 1910-1920.

Click the image for more details. Click here for a list of local retailers or to have a copy delivered to you by courier.

Go to the Local History section

As most local residents know, after running the shop for fifteen years, Ian and his family are moving on and the future of the current shop and Post Office is uncertain.

The Community Hub Project seeks to remedy this by developing the village hall into a community hub which will include a community shop.

Community Hub

For full details, visit the Community Hub Website

East Boldre Tennis Club

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East Boldre has an active Tennis Club. New members are always welcome.

Click the image for more detailsNow that the days are shorter, the club sessions are Sundays and Tuesday mornings from 10 to 12.

Click the image for more details. Click here for full details and a membership application form.

East Boldre and Beyond is a local newsletter delivered by e-mail. Find out what’s on in the village and get up to the minute Neighbourhood Watch alerts.

You can read the latest newsletter and subscribe to the newsletter by clicking here.

School Fields Hall

Junior Tennis Coaching

East Boldre School Fields Hall is available for hire


East Boldre Tennis Club

Summer term 2020

  • 7-11 year olds
  • Thursdays, 4:30-5:00pm
  • Free of charge
  • Everyone is welcome
  • If interested please contact us for more details: Jay Devonshire - 07768156513 or use our contact page.

Forthcoming Events

Village News

Neighbourhood Watch

East Boldre School Fields Annual Fete

Sunday 17th May 2020 Noon to 4:00 pm. Bar, Refreshments, Tombola, Cakes Stalls, Games and much more. Details to follow.

Beaulieu Horticultural Society Programme of Events 2020:

Thursday 6th February 2:30pm at East Boldre Village Hall. An afternoon tea and quiz (a small charge to cover catering costs)

Thursday 12th March 7:30pm at Beaulieu Village Hall. An illustrated talk "Beautiful English Gardens" by Andy McIndoe, an internationally renowned gardener and garden designer. Visitors welcome (£2.00)

Saturday 28th March Beaulieu Village Hall. Spring Show (Open to public 2:15 - 3:45 )

Thursday 9th April 7:30pm Beaulieu Village Hall. An illustrated talk "What the Judge Looks for" by John Trim, an experienced flower and vegetable judge.

Click here for a full list of local events


Comes to East Boldre Village Hall

6:30 pm – 7:45 pm


Come and join me as we work our way through traditional yoga postures, working with the breath to aid flexibility, strength, bringing peace and clarity of mind.

Please contact: Dawn Wade – 07715406499

For the latest Neighbourhood watch information read the East Boldre and Beyond Newsletter here.

Go to our Neighbourhood Watch page.

Also in this section:

Go to our Safer Neighbourhoods Page


Community SpeedWatch

No Cold Calling Zones

Parish Council News

New Forest Association

National Park News

East Boldre Parish Council now have their own website.

Parish Council meetings are normally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at East Boldre Village Hall. For more details and to see the Agenda or Minutes for previous meetings, see the Parish Council website.


There are currently no vacancies on the Parish Council. Click here if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor.

The New Forest Association, is a members based charity formed in 1867 to protect and conserve the New Forest.

Visit our website here and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Read our Newsletters and Presentments here.

Click Here to Read the New Quarterly National Park Newsletter.

The New Forest National Park Authority website lists many events and courses taking place in the New Forest. For more information and to book a place on one of these events/courses click here.

Local Volunteers Wanted

Watch Your Speed

Protect your bike

There are several opportunities for volunteers in the community.

Community Hub

The East Boldre Community Hub Project is currently looking for volunteers for sub committees to take on a number of responsibilities. For full details, see our Community Hub pages.

Village Agents

There are 46 Village Agents in rural communities all over Hampshire. If you are interested in learning new skills, taking part in your local community, and helping older people to remain independent then Age Concern Hampshire needs you to be the next Village Agent.

Read more.

New Forest Voluntary Car Scheme

If you have some time on your hands, why not join one of the New Forest Voluntary Car Schemes. They provide transport and other help to people who cannot easily get out and about. Read more.

Community Buddy Scheme

The Community Buddy scheme is being run throughout the Forest by Community First New Forest.

The scheme provides a volunteer buddy service for young people with additional needs or disability. A Community Buddy is a trained volunteer who accompanies and assists a young person to participate in an activity they enjoy. Read more

Many animals are killed on our roads at night. Most are killed
by local drivers.

Kill your speed, not an animal.

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Community SpeedWatch

Read more about this new scheme in our Neighbourhood Watch section.

New Forest cyclists of all ages are urged to protect their bikes from thieves by security marking them and locking them securely when unattended.

As an incentive to keep bikes secure, the Partnership is offering a gold standard D lock for just £16, available from New Forest District Council information offices. This is a much reduced price on similar quality products in the shops.

 For just £4 you can buy a neon yellow and silver cover that fits snugly over your backpack, protecting it from the weather and making you easily visible by other road users.

Read More.

Yoga at School Fields

Zumba Classes

Yoga classes are held weekly at East Boldre School Fields Hall.

Yoga 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Gentle Yoga 11:00 a.m. - 12:00

More Local Information can be found at Lymington.Com


zumba advert eastboldre.pdfZumba Classes Every Monday and Wednesday at East Boldre Village Hall

Community Events


Village Hall News

Our WW1 Commemorations were a Huge Success!

Click here for more information

The New Rabbit-Proof Allotment Fence is now complete. More.

Want an Allotment? Please contact the Parish Clerk.

More details on our Allotments Page.

Seasonal gardening tips can be found in the East Boldre Newsletters

The tremendous success of the recent WW1 event has triggered a number of new and exciting projects for the village hall team including the publication of a book covering the history of the airfield and the formation of a historical society to further our research and set up a permanent archive. If you want to get involved with these projects, please use our Contact Page to get in touch.

If you would like to add anything to this site, or comment on any of the information on these pages,
please use our Contact Page.

Links to other web sites are provided for your interest and for additional information.

Contributors to this web site and the Parish Council do not necessarily endorse any of the activities or views expressed in these web sites.

Website updated on 05 August 2020 

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Welcome to the East Boldre Community Website

About This Site

This web site serves the village of East Boldre, the adjoining hamlet of East End and neighbouring villages. These picturesque villages are situated between Beaulieu and Lymington in the New Forest National Park. Off the beaten track, these quiet country lanes are ideal for cyclists and the open heathland vistas offer myriad trails for hikers to follow.

In East Boldre and East End we have: Two pubs, two churches with halls, two village halls, a shop and post office, garage services, a football pitch, tennis courts and a playground. This website hosts pages for local businesses, clubs and societies.

Parish Council Notices

Following the monthly Parish Council meetings, important notices are posted here.

Full minutes of the East Boldre Parish Council are available on the Parish Council website.

The East Boldre Social History Project

East Boldre Parish Council has embarked on an exciting new project with grant funding from HCC and NFNPA. It involved collating memories and social history from East Boldre residents who were born and brought up in the village. Read more.

Listen to the oral histories here

East Boldre Emergency Plan

Village Emergency PlanThe East Boldre Parish Emergency is now live. Read more on the Village Emergency Plan page where you can download and print a copy of the plan.

Saturday Bus Service Cancelled

Due to Hampshire County Council cuts, the 112 Saturday bus service ceased running in April 2019. At the request of the Parish Council, HCC invited tenders for a replacement taxi or minibus service replacing the bus service once a day on a Saturday. Only one company responded, unfortunately their quote was excessive and would be unsustainable.

The Parish Council has been working hard to find alternative transport to replace the bus service: Read more.

Stay Safe Online

Stay safe online and cut the amount of junk mail, unsolicited phone calls, e-mail spam and unwanted text messages.

Junk Mail:

Register with the Mail Preference Service at or by phoning 0845 703 4599.

Unsolicited Phone Calls and Texts:

Register with the Telephone Preference Service at or by phoning 0845 070 0707.

There's Lots of advice on how to stay safe online at

Make sure you have a firewall and anti-virus software installed on your computer. You can find more advice at

Keep kids safe online:

Find out how at

Local Conditions

Nine-day Weather Forecast for East Boldre from XC Weather

Five-day Weather Forecast for Lymington from the Met Office

Two-day, Seven-day, Two-week and Long Term Weather Forecast for Lymington from Metcheck

Lymington weather Forecast from the BBC

Tide information for Lymington from the UK Hydrographic Office

Current Sea Conditions for the Solent from Bramblenet

Full Weather and sea Conditions for Lymington from Channel Coastal Observatory

Live Wind Speed and Direction from Lymington Platform (Needs Internet Explorer)

A New Book

Available Now!

The Complete Story of East Boldre Airfield 1910-1920

In 1910, the sleepy village of East Boldre was awestruck by the arrival of a fleet of flying machines and the New Forest School of Aviation - one of the first flying schools in the world. By 1915, the Royal Flying Corps arrived, the personnel soon outnumbering the villagers by three to one. They cleared the heathland, erected massive buildings, flew their machines into trees, knocked off chimney pots and even landed on the Post Office roof.

Superior soft cover book - Our Price £15.00

Discuss local issues with the Parish Council on Twitter


Stonham Home Group Supported Lodgings are looking for homes and role-models for young people between 18-25 who are in need of hosts for supported housing. You can earn between £160 and £200 per week. Click here for more details.

Don’t forget to visit our Small Ads Page. Logs for Sale Dog Sitter Required Home Renovations Etc.

All levels & abilities

Whether you are aiming to pass or excel

​Schedule a Tutoring Session today!

Call Rebecca : 01590 611176

East Boldre Village Hall is Now Open for Business After Lockdown

Hatha Yoga with Dawn starts on Thursday 30 July at 6:30 pm.
Phone Dawn on 0771 540 6499

Lesley Smith's new fitness classes from 2 September:

Monday 9:30 am Stretch and Tone

Wednesday 6:45-7:30 pm Zumba

Wednesday 7:45-8:30 pm Fitness Pilates

Advance booking only - call Lesley on 0777 188 1443

New! Dog Massage Therapy with Gill Hornsby. Starts Saturday 22 August, 10:00 am

Beginners Guide to Canine Massage

Canine Massage for Agility & Sporting Dogs


There are some restrictions on the type of activities that can take place and on numbers using the hall but we are now open for business.

Face masks are mandatory from Saturday 8 August

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