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).
The Parish Council regrets that it has had to take the decision to cancel next year’s Picnic in the Park event.
This event always takes an exceptional amount of time and co-ordination and due to a number of irreconcilable differences made clear at the last three committee meetings we do not believe there is a firm basis for us to continue.
We are sure that you, like us, will all be disappointed to hear this but it is not a decision taken lightly and we thank everyone who has taken part in any way for all their time and efforts up to this point.
We all hope the Parish Council will look to do something in 2016 after a break.
Any grants we have received so far will be offered for return or will be placed in a separate account for the future.
Clerk and RFO
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Also see: How we used to Live – The Great War (PDF)
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 http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/eng_NF_AlabamaRot_Mar14.pdf/$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 – www.andersonmoores.com for updates on the illness and a table of confirmed and suspected cases can be viewed here – http://www.forestry.gov.uk/alabamarot
Online Village Diary
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See How We Used to Live 2013-2014 – at Emery Down and Bank Village Hall