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New Parish Council Website

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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.

Speed Limit Reminder

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

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

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 February 2020

Annual Parish Assembly

Next month will be the Annual Parish Assembly; this takes place after the monthly Parish Council meeting in the village hall (at 8:00 pm on Tuesday 10th March). The assembly gives East Boldre residents a chance to come and meet their parish councillors. We are delighted that Andy Brenan will give a talk to the parish on how we can all make a difference to climate change.

Police Beat Surgerys

PC Jason Eastwood is also holding a trial beat surgery in the village shop between 9:00-10:00 am every 4 Saturdays. The first surgery will be on 29th February and will give East Boldre residents a chance to chat to PC Eastwood informally and voice any concerns you might have. The Parish Council is also investigating the possibility of reinstating the local Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the village. We hope that the Neighbourhood Watch representative will be able to attend our May parish council meeting to explain a little bit more about the scheme to residents

East Boldre Oral History Project Update

Last week, Cllr Mans presented our East Boldre Oral History contributors with CDs and transcripts of their interviews. It was a lovely afternoon, and everyone had a great chance to catch up with friends and reminisce on bygone times over a cup of tea and a piece of cake! The Lymington Times has published a lovely article about this.

Community Hub Public Meetings

Cllr Husband invited councillors to a briefing prior to submission of planning application of the Village Hub. This will take place on 25th February starting at 7:30pm in the village hall. The village hall trust will also be carrying out briefings for residents on the evening of Friday 21st February and Saturday morning 22nd as mentioned in the recent newsletter. This will have a different slant, covering also the operation of the shop and its transition, plus additional use of the theatre.

Broadband and WiFi

BT Open Reach is making good progress with the WiFi coverage in the village and hopefully some of you have noticed a difference with your broadband speeds. There has, however, been a delay in getting fibre "to the house" because East Boldre is a SSSI site.

112 Bus Survey

The parish council would like to thank those who filled in and returned the 112 bus surveys, delivered last month. We are now working in partnership with Boldre Parish Council to see if we can come up with a bus replacement service.

HARAH Consultation

The HARAH consultation on the proposed site for rural affordable housing was well attended. Many residents have filled in the questionnaires and the feedback from these will be presented by HARAH to the parish council at the meeting on April 14th.

Defibrillator for East End

The parish council has also now adopted the glass BT kiosk in East End, which will be used to house a further defibrillator in the village. We will be looking for volunteers to check the new defibrillator when it is installed!

Parish Council Notices January 2020

parish Council notes for December are detailed and include the following topics: Antisocial behaviour, parking problems at Matthews lane, County Councillor Mans report, East Boldre Oral History Project update and news about first aid training for residents. Read full details

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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