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We hope you will read the short article below, written by Councillor Angela Trend, which gives a local flavour to one of the reasons why we look back to the 1914-18 World War and to the various activities that will go on throughout the country in November this year to commemorate the end of this awful time in our history.


Autumn 1915.

Lyndhurst was packed. Not with tourists like today but soldiers preparing for war.

Every hotel and guest house room, every spare room in homes was taken to billet the men.

Around Lyndhurst all green spaces, forest land and fields were crammed with tents. Stables, sheds and outhouses were stables for the horses.

15,000 men, most between 18 and 21, lined up to march the 12 miles from the Bench to Southampton docks.

There were still men waiting to leave Lyndhurst while the first soldiers were embarking for France, the Somme, the Front.

One week later only 2,300 of these 15,000 men, known as ‘the Immortal Seventh Division’ were still alive.

Nearly 13,000 had died.

Many more were badly injured. These young men had spent their last night here in Lyndhurst.

They were all someone’s son, father, brother, husband, uncle, cousin, workmate, neighbour or school friend.

Our local heroes are remembered at public memorials at the Bench and the Emery Down Lych Gate.

November 11, 2018 commemorates the end of this, The First World War.


Below is a photograph of the seat we would like to purchase.  It is made by David Ogilvie and their website is  This seat is the Armed Forces memorial seat.

Armed Forces Memorial seat

Armed Forces Memorial seat

About Lyndhurst and the Parish Council

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 four 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).

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Planning Application

No. 17/00732 - Lyndhurst Park Hotel, 78 High Street, Lyndhurst, SO43 7NL

Parish Council Response to this application 

Do you own land that has a watercourse or drainage ditch on or adjacent to it?

Answer: Yes –You are therefore a ‘riparian landowner’ and you are responsible for maintaining those watercourses.

View a PDF with more information

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September 2018

Beat Surgeries in October

Please come and meet us, we will be at 

The Trusty Servant in Minstead on Saturday 20 October at 11am.

St Michael and All Angels Church in Lyndhurst on Sunday 21 October at 10.30am.

Colbury Parish Church on Deer Leap Lane on Sunday 21 October at 11.30am.

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October 2018


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Interest and Information

Report a problem

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

Exploring Lyndhurst Parish

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

Discover Lyndhurst

Three short walks exploring our village and its links with the ‘real Alice’, Captain Arthur Phillip

Lyndhurst Heritage

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

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mobile phone with New Forest in Touch app

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If you spot a broken street light or a messy bit of graffiti while out and about, you don’t have to wait until you get home to report it.