Welcome

We are a vibrant and approachable Parish Council situated in the "capital" of the New Forest - one of the most beautiful parts of United Kingdom.

The village of Lyndhurst has excellent shopping facilities that cater for day to day needs as well as the frequent tourists who visit the region. We have three churches, a newly and beautifully refurbished infant school, numerous public houses, hotels and restaurants to suit all tastes.

The village is home to New Forest District Council, the Forestry Commission and the Verderers' Court. It has a vibrant Community Centre and Museum, both conveniently situated in the car park.

Planning information with links to the New Forest National Park Authority can also be accessed from this website.

For the sporting enthusiast, there is an 18-hole golf course and we are surrounded by miles of open forest land for the peaceful enjoyment of walkers, horse riders and cyclists (Countryside Codes permitting).

If you would like to have an event published in the Online Village Diary, please do not hesitate to contact the Web team.

Latest Agendas

27 - 06 - Planning

Latest Minutes

09 - 05 - Parish Council

Read more about the Open Day here

Agendas

Read our latest available Agendas 

Councillors

Meet our councillors and the committees they stand on

Planning

Helpful planning information and advice 

Minutes

Read our latest minutes following our council meetings.

Interest and Information

Exploring Lyndhurst Parish

Take a walk around Lyndhurst Parish, following the map available in this leaflet

Report a problem

Problems and issues on roads, footpaths and verges via Hampshire County Council.

Lyndhurst Heritage

A brief history of Lyndhurst including Arthur Phillip and the New Forest and Australian Connections.

Latest News

(L-R: Christopher Tower Reference Library volunteer Patrick Keane, New Forest Knowledge Digitisation Officer Karen Clarke and New Forest Knowledge Project Officer Dr Katharine Walker working in the Library)

Discover the New Forest’s Past at the Christopher Tower Reference Library Open Day

June 23, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the New Forest looked like 100 years ago?

bicycle thefts

Bicycle Thefts

May 24, 2017

Please be aware that thieves are now targeting bicycles that are attached to the back of vehicles parked in the New Forest, especially in the Forest’s campsites and car parks.

Microsoft scammers - cyber attack

Microsoft Tech-Support Scammers Using Wannacry Attack To Lure Victims

May 24, 2017

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.