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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.

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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 September 2020

  • Our local community police officers have reported to the parish council that one of the main concerns voiced during Police Beat Surgeries has been the speed of traffic in the village. The parish council followed this up and a Speed Watch application form was sent to a resident who was keen to lead this initiative. Unfortunately, the resident cannot find the five volunteers required to run the scheme with Hampshire Constabulary. The clerk posted a request for volunteers on social media but has had no response. The parish council cannot take this any further until five volunteers are available.
  • Due to social distancing measures, the parish council has had to rethink the launch of the EBOH project. Following consultation with NFNPA, it has now been decided that a soft launch of the listening stations is now more appropriate (initially for contributors only) and there will now sadly not be an official opening of the project. The clerk is now working with the three venues and listening stations will be installed within the next couple of months.
  • Following several complaints from residents about the behaviour of members of the public at Hatchet Pond, representatives from both Forestry England and NFNPA were invited to the parish council meeting to explain measures which have been put in place since the easing of lockdown in May. Nigel Matthews from NFNPA attended the meeting and answered questions from the council and public. Full details of this are minuted and available on the parish council website: . A site meeting has now been arranged between the parish council, NFNPA and Forestry England
  • The clerk has emailed HCC, NFDC, FE, the Verderers court and NFNPA to request a meeting to resolve the issue of installing a convex mirror due to reduced visibility for residents trying to leave Matthews Lane. No response has been received from anyone yet. Cllr Gabzdyl has also requested a separate meeting with Jayne Albery to discuss the shop layby options.
  • Before lockdown, the gateway village sign for East Boldre was damaged. The parish council is in the process of repairing this but it was delayed due to difficulties obtaining timber during Covid 19 restrictions. The Parish council also has plans to replace the East Boldre/East End signs at the far end of the parish. NFNPA are offering a grant of 50% of the cost of manufacturing replacement signs for the village.
  • The parish council also intends to install two further defibrillators in the BT kiosks recently adopted (opposite SFT hall and the glass kiosk at East End). We hope to have a phased installation over the next 12 months once volunteers to help with upkeep have been established.

Nicola Curzon

Parish Clerk

East Boldre Parish Council

PO BOX 389

SO41 1BG

07562 985631

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!

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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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