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Local Interest

East Boldre WW1 Project

The East Boldre Airfield Remembers WW1 project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. More details in our Local History section.

Village Halls Available for Hire

The Village Halls website is now part of this website. Go to the Village Halls Section for booking details.

East Boldre Hedgehog Rescue

East Boldre resident Louise Godden is a member of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and registered with them as a carer.

Hedgehogs will be getting ready to hibernate soon.  They need to weigh 600g to survive hibernation. Putting cat or dog food out now, under a makeshift feeding station if you are worried about other diners, a few bricks with a roof slate on top or an upturned plastic crate with a 4 inch square door cut out, could save a hedgehogs life.

Click here to see who are supporting hedgehogs in our area.

Injured or sick hedgehogs need help. E-mail or call Louise on 07595709617.

War Memorial Restored

Decades of wind and rain have taken their toll on the war memorial plaque at East Boldre Village Hall. Recently, however, the missing letters have been replaced and, as soon as the weather is a little warmer, the lettering will be repainted by Sue Adams, a village hall volunteer. The lettering was restored by Allstone Stonemasons of Southampton who offered their services free of charge.

Visit our Village Hall War Memorial page to find out more about the local soldiers who died in the two world wars.

East Boldre Education Trust

NFDC Cllr Paul Vickers is now a Trustee of the East Boldre Education Trust which has monies that could be granted to children who live in the parish and have educational needs or for very talented children. For contact details and meeting dates, click here.

Sports & Social Club Update

The East Boldre & Beaulieu Sports & Social Club building will be leased to the Swamp Rats Motorbike Club from 1st July 2012. Read more.

The Beaulieu Letters Restored

The Beaulieu Letters, which date back to the New Forest Flying School at East Boldre, are being restored and the restoration will be featured in the BBC programme, ‘A Great British Story’. Never heard of them? Read all about it on our Local History Page.

Speed Limit Reminder

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

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

Welcome to the East Boldre Community Website

About This Site

Community Volunteers Wanted

This web site serves East Boldre Parish Council and the residents of, and visitors to, the village of East Boldre, the adjoining hamlet of East End and neighbouring villages.

These picturesque villages are situated between Beaulieu and Lymington in the New Forest National Park.

Off the beaten track, these quiet country lanes are ideal for cyclists and the open heathland vistas offer myriad trails for hikers to follow.

In East Boldre and East End we have: Two pubs, two churches with halls, two village halls, a shop and post office, garage services, a football club with changing rooms and a pitch, tennis courts and a playground.

There are many opportunities for volunteers in the community.

Village Agents

There are 46 Village Agents in rural communities all over Hampshire.  If you are interested in learning new skills or refreshing old ones, taking part in your local community, and helping older people to remain independent then Age Concern Hampshire needs you to be the next Village Agent. Read more.

New Forest Voluntary Car Scheme

If you have some time on your hands, why not join one of the New Forest Voluntary Car Schemes. They provide transport and other help to people who cannot easily get out and about. Read more.

Community Buddy Scheme

The Community Buddy scheme is being run throughout the Forest by Community First New Forest.

The scheme provides a volunteer buddy service for young people with additional needs or disability. A Community Buddy is a trained volunteer who accompanies and assists a young person to participate in an activity they enjoy. Read more

Community SpeedWatch

Read more about this new scheme in our Neighbourhood Watch section.

Subscribe to the Electronic Newsletter

Click here to subscribe to East Boldre and Beyond, the new Newsletter delivered by e-mail. Find out what’s on in the village and get up to the minute Neighbourhood Watch alerts.

Alternatively, you can read the latest newsletter by clicking here.

Local Conditions

Nine-day Weather Forecast for East Boldre from XC Weather

Five-day Weather Forecast for Lymington from the Met Office

Two-day, Seven-day, Two-week and Long Term Weather Forecast for Lymington from Metcheck

Lymington weather Forecast from the BBC

Tide information for Lymington from the UK Hydrographic Office

Current Sea Conditions for the Solent from Bramblenet

Full Weather and sea Conditions for Lymington from Channel Coastal Observatory

Live Wind Speed and Direction from Lymington Platform (Needs Internet Explorer)

Discuss local issues with the Parish Council on Twitter


Stonham Home Group Supported Lodgings are looking for homes and role-models for young people between 18-25 who are in need of hosts for supported housing. You can earn between £160 and £200 per week. Click here for more details.

Don’t forget to visit our Small Ads Page. Logs for Sale Dog Sitter Required Home Renovations Etc.

Forthcoming Events

Village News

Neighbourhood Watch

East Boldre Remembers WW1. A spectacular event for Spring Bank Holiday Weekend 2015. Details here.

Click here for a full list of local events

East Boldre Football Club won the Southampton Football Association Junior A Cup 2015, a great achievement for the village

EB Capt with Trophy and Dave Creedon, the Cup Chairman.

More here.

For the latest Neighbourhood watch information go to our Neighbourhood Watch page.

Also in this section:

Go to our Safer Neighbourhoods Page


Community SpeedWatch

No Cold Calling Zones

Parish Council News

New Forest Association

National Park News

East Boldre Parish Council now have their own website.

Parish Council meetings are normally held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at East Boldre Village Hall.The next meeting is on Tuesday 11 August at 7:00 pm.

Agenda here

Read the report from the meeting of the New Forest Association of Local Councils attended by Kim Penna (Parish Clerk) on 11th April 2013 at the Town Hall, Lymington.

Read the report from the Community-Led Planning Seminar on 7 May 2013 by CPRE at Winchester attended by Cllr Gaylard and Kim Penna (Parish Clerk).

Parish Council External Audit

Click here for the Parish Council’s External Audit for Year Ending 31 March 2013.


There are currently vacancies on the Parish Council. Click here if you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor.

The New Forest Association, is a members based charity formed in 1867 to protect and conserve the New Forest.

Visit our website here and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Read our Newsletters and Presentments here.

Click Here to Read the New Quarterly National Park Newsletter.

The New Forest National Park Authority website lists many events and courses taking place in the New Forest. For more information and to book a place on one of these events/courses click here.

Warning over police call scam

Protect yourself and your bike

New Forest businesses are urged to be wary if they receive a phone call from someone claiming to be raising money for police officers.

A local business woman recently received a bogus phone call from a man who said he was from the police and asking local businesses to support local police officers by donating £95 or less. When the woman said she would have to refer it to her husband, the swindler immediately ended the call.

She then contacted Hampshire Police, who confirmed that it was a scam.

Please contact Hampshire police on 101 to report any similar deceptions. Last year, bogus phone calls were made to New Forest businesses in attempt to get them to pay for adverts in a non-existent police magazine.

New Forest cyclists of all ages are urged to protect their bikes from thieves by security marking them and locking them securely when unattended.

As an incentive to keep bikes secure, the Partnership is offering a gold standard D lock for just £16, available from New Forest District Council information offices. This is a much reduced price on similar quality products in the shops.

 For just £4 you can buy a neon yellow and silver cover that fits snugly over your backpack, protecting it from the weather and making you easily visible by other road users.

Read More.

Yoga for Healthy Backs

Zumba Classes

Yoga for Health Backs is a twelve session course which starts on 6 September 2015 at East Boldre School Fields Hall. Click here for dates and details.

More Local Information can be found at Lymington.Com

zumba advert eastboldre.pdfZumba Classes Every Wednesday at East Boldre Village Hall

Community Events


Village Hall News

Our WW1 Commemorations were a Huge Success!

Click here for more information

The New Rabbit-Proof Allotment Fence is now complete. More.

Want an Allotment? Please contact the Parish Clerk.

More details on our Allotments Page.

Seasonal gardening tips can be found in the East Boldre Newsletters

The East Boldre Village Hall Committee needs more volunteers. Can you help us? E-mail

Visit the Village Halls Website for more information.

Public Information

Household Glass Collections for East Boldre to Start January 2014.

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled over and over again and play an important part in helping to reduce our use of natural resources, whilst also saving energy and money.

The new service has been very well received in Totton, Ringwood and Fordingbridge. Boxes and information packs will be delivered to households in East Boldre during January, ready for collections to start in February. The boxes will be collected once every four weeks and can be used to recycle all glass bottles and jars.

New Forest Batbox Project

The Hampshire Bat Group (HBG) embarked on a survey of the bats in the New Forest in 2006. A particular focus for the project was to establish the distribution of two rare species; Bechstein's bat Myotis bechsteinii and barbastelle bat Barbastella barbastellus; about which very little was known at the time.

The HBG are particularly keen to look for signs of some of these rare species in old timber framed barns and private woodlands which are not pony grazed. If you think you have bats roosting in your loft we would also like to hear from you.

Read more about the HBG and bats in the New Forest here.

New Forest Council urges greater sun awareness

Be sun aware - that’s the message from New Forest District Council as it launches a campaign to help reduce the number of people diagnosed with skin cancer in the New Forest. Read more.

Keep a Message in a Bottle in your fridge. It might save your life.

The Lions Club provides a FREE Message in a Bottle scheme. It is a simple idea designed to encourage you to keep your personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - the fridge.

Get your FREE bottle here.

New Public Transport Scheme for East Boldre

The new TaxiShare scheme runs between East Boldre and Hythe Ferry, and starts on Tuesday 13 December 2011. You must phone ahead and book your ride. More details here.

'Legal Highs' Advice for Parents from Safer New Forest

Parents and carers are urged to get the facts about legal highs and talk to their teenagers about drug use. Just because a substance is sold as 'legal', doesn't mean that it's safe. Read more.

Beware Cold Calling Workmen

New Forest residents are urged to be wary of workmen calling at their homes offering to resurface their driveways at a cut price. Read More.

Thieves Target Sheds.
Keep Yours Secure

At this time of year, everything in the garden should be rosy - but beware of shed burglars.

After a recent spate of things being stolen from sheds in the Hythe area, the Safer New Forest Partnership is urging residents to take extra steps to protect garden and allotment sheds, outdoor stores and garages from intruders.

Read more.

Secure your outdoor buildings with padlock alarms for just £10

Keep your outbuildings secure with a padlock alarm from Safer New Forest. More details here

Are You Prepared for a Flood?

The New Forest has experienced
flooding in the past.
Are you prepared?

Click here to read the NFDC’s
Guide to Flooding

Note: The NFDC no longer supply sandbags. More details here.

Trading Standards Scam Warnings

For a list of the latest scams to watch out for and to download the Trading Standards Scam Bulletins go to Trading Standards Scams Page.

New scam information added to our ScamBuster Page July 2014.

Help domestic abuse victims stop the suffering

Domestic abuse victims are being urged to take part in a survey to help develop support services in the New Forest.

Women and men from all walks of life suffer domestic violence, both physical and emotional. Victims often feel afraid to seek help and change their lives for the better.

The New Forest Domestic Abuse Forum is asking victims of domestic abuse to take part in a quick, easy and anonymous survey online at

The aim is to develop services available to victims in the New Forest and help more people find the best possible support to stop the abuse.

For more information about the support currently available to domestic abuse victims, call National Domestic Violence Victim Support on 0845 303 0900 or visit the national domestic violence (for women); the Men's Advice Line on 0808 801 0327 or visit the mens advice

Other support agencies include the police, who are open 24 hours and available on 101 or 999 in an emergency; Citizen's Advice on 08444 111444 and the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.

Eat out with confidence in the New Forest this summer

New Forest cafes, restaurants, hotels and pubs are proudly displaying a 'badge of honour' this summer to encourage more people to come dine with them.

Food hygiene ratings are available for 1100 hospitality businesses in the New Forest to reassure customers that they can enjoy their meals with peace of mind.

Environmental health officers from New Forest District Council inspect the cleanliness and safety of all food businesses in the district under the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

The hygiene standards found at these inspections are rated on a scale ranging from zero at the bottom (which means 'urgent improvement necessary') to a top rating of five ('very good'). While 5 is the highest rating, you can eat with confidence in establishments with a 3 rating. With 960 businesses in the New Forest rated as 3 or more, there is plenty of choice.

Visitors and residents can view a business's food hygiene rating when choosing where to eat or shop by checking the food hygiene rating sticker in the window, the certificate on display inside the premises or by going online at A mobile app is also available to download from the Food Standards Agency.

Cycling in the New Forest

All cyclists in the New Forest are urged to follow the New Forest cycling code. You can read it on the New Forest National Park Authority website Cycling Page.

Save Five Pence per Litre of Heating Oil

Join the Oil Club and save £100s

Learn First Aid and Emergency Life Support:

Two courses in April and July are being run by the British Red Cross in Lymington. More details here.

Empty homes loan scheme

Do you own an empty property and has it been empty for more than six months?

Under the council's empty homes loan scheme, owners of suitable empty properties can apply to the council for a loan to repair or convert their property to a standard suitable for providing temporary accommodation for families in housing need.

Lost Your Dog?

Have a look at - The FREE National Database for Lost and Found Dogs.

If you would like to add anything to this site, or comment on any of the information on these pages,
please e-mail:

Links to other web sites are provided for your interest and for additional information.

Contributors to this web site and the Parish Council do not necessarily endorse any of the activities or views expressed in these web sites.

The webspace for this site has been kindly donated by Margaret Hollins.

Website updated on 25 August 2015 

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