Red Arrows Flypast Lyndhurst - August 2017 Image: Mark Rolle

Red Arrows Flypast Lyndhurst - August 2017 Image: Mark Rolle


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.

Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Are you interested in village life and the local community?

A vacancy has arisen for a Parish Councillor and we would be delighted to hear from anyone over the age of 18 who lives within the parish boundary (Lyndhurst, Emery Down, Bank, Gritnam and Allum Green).

Would you like to know more about what becoming a Parish Councillor entails?  Then contact the Clerk to the Council Margaret Weston (Tel: 023 8028 4928 or 023 8081 3218/email: clerk@lyndhurstparishcouncil.org.uk) or speak to one of our Councillors.  You can also have a look at our website: www.lyndhurstparishcouncil.org.uk to give you an idea about what we do for our community.

Formal applications should be made in writing to the Clerk either by email or by post to No 13 High Street, Lyndhurst SO43 7BB by 30 September 2017.

Latest Agendas

to be posted shortly

Latest Minutes

22 - 08 - Planning
25 - 07 - Planning
24 - 07 - Allotments
11 - 07 - Parish Council
16 - 06 - Cemetery

Latest Beat Report

August 2017

Latest Clerk's Corner

October 2017


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

Car parking charges will increase in NFDC’s 51 car parks from January 2018

September 19, 2017

Colin Read, Operations Executive Head, said “It was back in 2012 when we last put up car parking charges. The hourly rate we charge in our car parks remains competitively priced compared with private car parks and other local authority charges and the price to park in our car parks is still one of the…

Sunday 27 August 2017 – The New Forest Rattler

August 25, 2017

The New Forest Rattler Cycling Event is due to take place on Sunday 27th August. 

Make the glove box the phone box or risk a £200 fine

August 24, 2017

Hampshire County Council is supporting the national THINK! campaign highlighting the dangers of using mobile phones behind the wheel.