Highways Log

In order to give greater visibility into the work that Boldre Parish Council does around Highways and Drainage, a regularly updated log has been published on this website here:

Due to the high number of highways issues and the limited resources available to both Boldre Parish Council and Hampshire Highways, the Council focuses its efforts on five top issues at any one time. These issues can be identified in the log by the priority column. The log is regularly updated with status of issues. When a priority one issue is resolved, it will be marked as closed, and the backlog of issues will be reviewed to identify the next item that will be classed as priority one.

Livestock Worrying

Following recent discussions and coverage of a number of cattle related incidents on the New Forest, the New Forest Commoners Defence Association wishes to raise awareness of both the risk and the legal responsibilities of Forest users, and especially those with dogs. 


Lymington Citizens Advice New Forest has Moved

From 2nd October the Lymington Citizens Advice Lymington office will be closed to the public. It is moving to Lymington Town Hall and will be reopening the service at Lymington Town Hall on the 7th October.

CAB Move

Rural Services Network

RSN is the national champion for rural services, ensuring that people in rural areas have a strong voice. They are fighting for a fair deal for rural communities to maintain their social and economic viability for the benefit of the nation as a whole. You cna find more information on the Rural Services Network here:

Throughout all of the RSN work, we campaign for our rural communities and services.  We believe that there are 8 key elements which make up a vibrant rural community. 

We also recognise that rural communities experience a number of rural inequalities which create Rural Vulnerability and this is a cross cutting issue across all of our priorities:

Click on each of the elements below to find out more about our priority areas and what we believe Government and other bodies can do to help!

NALC and LGA launch new guide to tackle loneliness

 NALC has launched a new joint guide with the Local Government Association (LGA) on tackling loneliness.

In October 2018, the government launched its first-ever strategy on loneliness, making it clear that responsibility for tackling loneliness cuts across more than one ministerial department.

The Reaching out guide responds to the national strategy and outlines various ways local (parish and town) councils and principal authorities can work together.

The guide has practical advice, guidance and case studies, and focusses four key themes:

Making Connections – finding ways to reach and understand the needs of those experiencing loneliness
Making a Difference – providing services that directly improve the number and quality of relationships that people have
Linking Up – giving support such as transport and technology to help sustain connections
The Right Environment – creating the right structures and conditions locally to support those affected by, or at risk of, loneliness.

Cllr Sue Baxter, chairman of NALC, said: “To take forward the national strategy we must recognise that local activity is already underway. But we must redouble our efforts to work more effectively, and in partnership across local government if we are to see a real change in tackling loneliness.”

Loneliness is one of society’s most significant challenges; it reduces the quality of life and has an impact on health and wellbeing – it can affect anyone of any age, loneliness is not just about older people.

Read The Guide