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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.

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Too many drivers are speeding through the village. 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 October 2020

  1. New village signs:
    With joint funding from NFNPA the parish council has commissioned two beautiful new cast signs for the village which will be installed in the next few weeks replacing the East End/East Boldre signs at the far end of the village.  The original cast village sign on Main Road was damaged earlier this year and has now received some TLC. This will be reinstalled with the other village signs.
  2. Some time ago, the parish council adopted and renovated the BT kiosk opposite SFT Hall, along with the glass kiosk at East End. Two defibrillators have now been ordered and will be installed in the kiosks in mid-November. Cllr Mans kindly contributed a grant from his devolved budget to help purchase them.
  3. The parish council has received notification from Ian Gillespie of English Rural Housing that the trustees of the late Michael Stansfield's estate have withdrawn the offer to sell English Rural the land South of Sherfield Cottage.  Further work in the pursuit of affordable housing in East Boldre has been suspended.  
  4. Cllr Holmes and Cllr Clark attended a meeting with NFNPA and FE at Hatchet Pond on 16/9/20
  • Proposals were outlined to remove the toilet block and relocate the parking away from the waterside.  
  • Signage and interpretation will be improved.  
  • NFNPA and FE hope that these measures will emphasize the importance of the site as a nature reserve and wildlife habitat rather than a leisure venue where visitors tend to stay for prolonged periods of time.  
  • FE had hoped to run a public consultation on the proposed work but increased Covid measures have made this impossible. It is felt that at the current time it would be irresponsible to organise a community event in person.  
  • FE remain committed to community engagement and therefore they will be creating a new webpage on the Forestry England website to host all the information.
  • There will also be an email account for enquiries specifically about Hatchet Pond and this will be advertised through press releases and social media over the next few weeks. The parish council will share this information once it is available.  
  • FE ranger team are up to speed on the plans so can talk with people whilst out on their patrols around the area.


Parish Council Notices September 2020

Read full details here.

Parish Council Notices May 2020

Parish Council notes for May 2020 included the following topics: Criminal damage in East Boldre, allotment news, the EBOH project and speeding traffic. Read full details here.


Parish Council Notices February 2020

Parish Council notes for February 2020 included the following topics: Annual Parish Assembly, Police Beat Surgeries, East Boldre Oral History Project Update, Community Hub Public Meetings, Broadband and WiFi, 112 Bus Survey, HARAH Consultation, and a Defibrillator for East End. Read full details


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!

Read more

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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