councillors-vacancyVacancy 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 8081 3218/email: or speak to one of our Councillors.  You can also have a look at our website: 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 Woodlands, Fritham, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7HJ by 5 October 2015.


We are a vibrant and approachable Parish Council situated in the “capital” of the New Forest – one of the most beautiful parts of Great Britain.

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).

War Memorial

War Memorial

War Memorial

The Parish Council is researching the names of the armed forces who died at war and whose names are on our war memorial at Bolton’s Bench, Lyndhurst.

If you you have any information about anyone named or their families, both in the past and now, please contact Councillor Adrian Wiltshire, telephone 023 8028 4134 or email

Also see: How we used to Live – The Great War (PDF)


Alabama Rot

Jack Russell

Jack Russell

New Forest Dog Owners Group (NFDOG) and Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists are very grateful for all the donations (totalling over £10,000 now!) they have been receiving for the aim of furthering research into ‘Alabama Rot’.

Two projects have already been undertaken and although nothing positive has been detected, a few more possibilities have been ruled out.  Urine toxicology tests have been carried out on a number of sick dogs in an attempt to identify a toxin that may have been ingested, but nothing definite was discovered.

A very kind and grieving family agreed to a full post mortem on a dog they had sadly lost, hoping that this would help the cause.  The knowledge base continues to be built.

NFDOG Chairman, Heather Gould, said “We are not expecting any exciting break throughs in the medium term, but believe that every test that rules something out is a small step forward.  The research fund is open to any vet who wants to research something specific about the illness and applications should be made via Anderson Moores.

The Forestry Commission have asked for our help to make more information widely available to the public.
They have a downloadable poster at$FILE/eng_NF_AlabamaRot_Mar14.pdf  and would like members of the public to print out and display this in areas of the Forest that do not already have it up. If posters are to be displayed outside of the New Forest, the FC logo must be removed please.

Please keep an eye on Anderson Moores website – for updates on the illness and a table of confirmed and suspected cases can be viewed here –

Online Village Diary

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



Exploring Lyndhurst Parish