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Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

Do you live within the Parish boundaries of Lyndhurst, Emery Down, Bank, Allum Green and Gritnam? Do you have a strong interest in your local community? Would you like to shape the area in which you live for the future? Do you feel you have skills that you could bring to the Council to help to enhance the shape of the community in the future? Do you have sufficient free time and enthusiasm to be able to devote some of this to making our parish a better place to live? Would you like to work with a team of 12 Councillors and two Officers?

If the answer is “Yes,” you might like to consider applying to fill the vacancy for a Parish Councillor by completing an application form

If you require more information, please contact the Clerk at clerk@lyndhurst-pc.gov.uk or telephone 023 8028 4928 or 023 8081 3218. Applications will close on 31 December 2020 Please note this is a voluntary position

COVID–19 – TIERS UPDATE – NOVEMBER 26th 2020

When the National Lockdown ends on December 2nd 2020 all of England will move to COVID-19 restrictions based on Local Tiers. The Health Secretary announced on November 26th 2020 that all of Hampshire (including Southampton and Portsmouth) will enter Tier Two (High Alert).

What this means for residents of the Parish can be found by clicking on this link (www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know). Until December 2nd 2020 you must continue to follow the Lockdown rules.

Lyndhurst Parish Awards 2020

Lyndhurst Parish Council is seeking nominations for up to four community awards which we hope to present at the Annual Parish Meeting in May 2021.

You can nominate anyone you think has made any contribution to the people of the Parish of Lyndhurst.

Visit the Lyndhurst Parish Awards 2020 page for more information and the form for nominations.

Help us produce a Village Design Statement

Lyndhurst Parish Council is looking to produce a Village Design Statement (VDS).

It is a way for our community to propose guidelines for the design of any new development that may take place in our area.

Please follow this link to find out more

Hants SNAP

Hants SNAP is a Police initiative aimed at dealing with traffic offences caught on camera.

Hampshire Police are accepting personal video evidence submissions from members of the public who have witnessed alleged road traffic offences.

To find out more - follow this link

Non-Native Invasive Plants (Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, etc.)

The link below provides details of an initiative run by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (with the support of the New Forest National Park Authority) to help reduce the damage caused to the natural heritage of the New Forest by invasive non-native species.

https://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/conservation/landscape-partnership/projects/new-forest-invasive-non-native-plants/

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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Survey Results

Read the Residents Survey Results

You face an unlimited fine if your rubbish is found fly-tipped

Always use a licensed waste carrier.

hants.gov.uk/fly-tipping

#ResponsibleRubbish

Viewing Agendas and Minutes

(including supporting documents) follow this link to our Documents page

Latest Beat Report

Beat Surgeries

Our Facebook page is New Forest Heart Cops.

Latest Clerk's Corner

Lyndhurst Calendar 2020

Air Quality in Lyndhurst High Street

Latest News

Animal accidents -Ponies @ Night Robert Sach

Caution urged as winter months set in for New Forest animal accidents

Commuters are urged to be vigilant as accidents involving animals in the Forest peak between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays in the winter months.

Waste Trucks

Waste and recycling in New Forest – Chance to comment

On 12 November the chance for the public to comment on a new waste and recycling service for the New Forest district starts.

Agendas

Read our latest available Agendas 

Councillors

Meet our councillors and the committees they stand on

Planning

Helpful planning information and advice 

Minutes

Read our latest minutes following our council meetings.

Interest and Information

Parish Walk

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

Historic Walk

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

Wartime Walk

Lyndhurst during the wars

Lyndhurst Heritage

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

Report a problem

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

Latest News

Animal accidents -Ponies @ Night Robert Sach

Caution urged as winter months set in for New Forest animal accidents

Commuters are urged to be vigilant as accidents involving animals in the Forest peak between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays in the winter months.

Waste Trucks

Waste and recycling in New Forest – Chance to comment

On 12 November the chance for the public to comment on a new waste and recycling service for the New Forest district starts.

Animal accidents -Ponies @ Night Robert Sach

Caution urged as the deadliest month for New Forest animal accidents approaches

As the nights draw in, drivers using New Forest roads are reminded that animal accidents increase in the lead up to Christmas, with November being the deadliest month for livestock.