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New Parish Council Website

Click here to go to the new East Boldre Parish Council Website

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, especially a Secretary and a Treasurer. Can you help us? Please use our Contact Form 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.

Parish Council Section - What is a Parish Council?

What is a Parish Council?

Parish and town councils in England are the first tier of local government. They deliver a number of services at a community level and can respond to the needs of the community - delivering the services or representation it most needs. At present, but not in all locations in England and Wales, there is a three-tiered structure of local government. County councils are divided into smaller district or borough councils which in turn are divided into smaller parish council.

Powers and Duties

Parish and town councils have a large range of powers and duties. They are involved in planning, promoting tourism, licensing, community halls, representation, management of town and village centres and providing community halls. They report on the state of the local roads and footpaths and are responsible for providing local amenities such as allotments.

How Parish Councils Work

Parish councils are statutory bodies. Members are elected for a term of four years. Parish councils are funded principally by an annual precept. Income and expenditure for the next financial year are estimated and this amount (the precept) is added to the council tax, collected by the county, borough or district council (principal authorities) and paid to parishes in two six-monthly instalments. Parish and town councils can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.

Read more on the Parish Council Website

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