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Your Local Councillors

Michael Harris and Maureen Holding were elected as NFDC councillors for the Brockenhurst and Forest South East Ward. Michael Harris normally attends Parish Council meetings. Contact details are here.

There were too few candidates to contest the Parish Councillors election. East Boldre can have up to seven Parish Councillors. Read more.

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Village Hall News

The East Boldre Village Hall Committee needs more volunteers. Can you help us? Please use our Contact Page to get in touch.


There are TWO NEW PROJECTS underway at the Village Hall:

  • A Historical Archive and Exhibition will be created over the next three years.
  • As part of this, a Time Capsule will be created which will give a 12 month snapshot of life in East Boldre from 1 January to 31 December 2011.

Visit the Village Halls Page for more information on all of these projects.

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Parish Council Notices January 2020

Antisocial Behaviour

Following a disappointing spate of antisocial behaviour, the parish council is in the process of creating an antisocial behaviour policy for the village. Councillors will also be meeting with the community police officers later this month to discuss the possibility of reintroducing the Neighbourhood Watch scheme to the village.  

The parish council is also investigating solutions for the visibility problems faced by residents of Matthews Lane. Please can shop visitors ensure that they park in the designated parking bays opposite the shop rather than on either side of Matthews Lane.  

County Councillor Mans informed the Parish Council:

HCC now requires Hampshire car owners to register their vehicles in order to access the recycling centres. This will ensure that only residents from Hampshire use the sites. Register your car online here: https://www.hants.gov.uk/wasteandrecycling/recyclingcentres/vehicle-registration

NFDC will return the agency agreement for car parks in the New Forest to HCC. HCC plan to install electric car charging points in these car parks.

Parking restrictions will change on Lymington High Street this year: Visitors will receive ½ hour free parking then will be permitted to pay to park for a further 1.5hrs on the High Street. Revenue from additional parking charges will be spent on road improvements.  

East Boldre Oral History Project Update:

Following a very constructive meeting with Jim Mitchell at NFNPA, the interpretation for EBOH is now much clearer: EBOH now hope to have 3 listening stations, sited in the Village Hall, the Turfcutters Arms and the School Fields Trust Hall. These will include written information and a digital panel with two sets of headphones on each display. There will also be an exhibition of contributor's portraits along with photographs of then when they were young. The BT Kiosks will also house interpretation which will link to Soundcloud via QR codes, thus creating a trail of oral history through the village.

Cllr Hawker and the parish clerk took a contributor to South Baddesley School on 13th Jan to chat to pupils from across the school about life growing up in East Boldre. William Gillpin has also asked if we can work with pupils and the clerk will take a contributor to visit the school on 22nd Jan, to chat about school days past.  Beaulieu School will also be involved in the project. The schools will create artwork linked with the oral history of the village, which will be included in the interpretation for the project.

EBOH will hold a presentation day with tea and cake on 4th February, where contributors will receive a CD of their oral history recording as well as a copy of their transcription and a print of their photograph. This will give them a chance to chat and reminisce.

EBOH will host an official opening of the listening stations and interpretation on Saturday 13th June.

First Aid Training for Residents:

Eighteen residents attended the recent AED training, 7 of them were refreshing their training, 11 new residents are now trained to use the defibrillator. In total, the parish council has now trained 39 residents on how to use the defibrillator. Training will be ongoing to ensure that residents are confident using the defibrillator and administering CPR and basic 1st aid.


Parish Council Notices November 2019

Parish Council notices for November are detailed and include information on the EU Settlement Scheme, the proposed site for affordable housing, the East Boldre Oral History Project, parking around Matthews Lane, the bus shelter, the Village Emergency Plan and reports from both the District and County Councillors. Read full details

Parish Council Notices October 2019

Transition New Forest are urging parish councils to declare a climate change crisis.  They have offered plenty of ideas on how the Parish Council could make a difference. Read more

Parish Council Notices September 2019

Several complaints have been made about inconsiderate parking which at times blocks access to Matthews Lane completely and often reduces visibility for residents driving in and out of the lane. The council is looking in to various options to improve this but top of the list is a request to shop visitors to park considerately!

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Parish Council Notices August 2019

  • East Boldre Parish Council is delighted to welcome Lynn Clark, who was co-opted to the council on 13th August.  
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The East Boldre Social History Project

East Boldre Parish Council is about to embark on an exciting new project with grant funding from HCC and NFNPA. This will involve collating memories and social history from East Boldre residents who were born and brought up in the village. Read more.


Consolidation of All Allotment Plots onto Allotment 1

With much thought and deliberation over the past few months, the parish council raised a proposal to consolidate all allotment plots onto allotment site 1, at the Parish Council Meeting on 9th July 2019. Read more


Development of the East Boldre Emergency Plan

You may know that a working group for the Parish Council is in the process of developing an Emergency Plan for the Parish. An essential part of this development is to distribute questionnaires to all households seeking your support as volunteers to assist the village in the event of a serious incident, like a major fire or weather/loss of power event. Read more.


Saturday Bus Service Cancelled

Due to Hampshire County Council cuts, the 112 Saturday bus service ceased running in April this year. 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.


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