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

24 - 07 - Allotments
25 - 07 - Planning

Latest Minutes

16 - 06 - Cemetery
13 - 06 - Parish Council

Serving Hampshire – Balancing the Budget Consultation

Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on high level, strategic options for balancing its budget.

The closing date is 11:59pm on Monday 21 August 2017.

Forest Future Consultation

Join the debate about recreation in the New Forest - Call for views consultation 19 June – 13 August 2017

Some big issues are facing the New Forest in the coming years. The organisations with the main remit for both protecting the National Park and enabling people to enjoy it need your help to:

 provide the best recreational experience for local people and our visitors
 protect the very thing these people come to see – the spectacular, yet fragile landscape which is a haven for many rare wildlife species
 ensure limited resources are spent wisely.

Please read the notes prior to completing the survey

Thank you

Accounts for the Year ended 31 March 2017

Period for the exercise of Public Rights

Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts and other documents relating to those records or documents.

They will be made available on reasonable notice at the Parish Office, by application, between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm Monday to Friday.
For further details please see the attached.


Read our latest available Agendas 


Meet our councillors and the committees they stand on


Helpful planning information and advice 


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


UK Cycling Event – 1st July

June 27, 2017

Please be aware that there will be a large number of cyclists on the roads between the start and finish times.

(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.