Workshop - Reducing Your Homes Energy Consumption


How to retrofit your existing house, whether old or recently built,with measures to reduce the cost of energy bills, keep warm,and replace carbon fuels with renewable energy.

SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2017 2 - 4pm


Highwood Road

SO42 7RY

Harry Paticas is an architect with a passion for and expertise in deep retrofitting both historic and modern buildings. He has lectured widely on this subject, is a tutor at the University of Westminster and a director of the architectural practice Aboreal Architecture

A talk and discussion withHarry Paticas BA BSc AAdipl CEPH RIBA

Broadband Universal Service Obligation: Consultation on Design

Internet speeds throughout the parish are an on-going issue. Over the last year, high speed coverage has improved with areas such as Portmore, Sandy Down and Norly Wood having improved coverage. A large part of Pilley is currently in the design stages under the Governments plans for 95% coverage by the end of 2018. Details of the planned coverage can be found here: (click on "Hampshire Wave 2: 2016-2018" to see covered areas).

However, there will be areas which are not covered. The government are running a consultation on how to cover the last 5% with a universal service obligation. The consultation ends on 9th October 2017. The consultation is described as:

"The Digital Economy Act 2017 which received Royal Assent in April, enabled the creation of a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving every household and business the right to request a broadband connection at a minimum speed of at least 10Mbps, up to a reasonable cost threshold - no matter where they live or work. Following this, the Government is consulting on the specific design of the USO which would be set in secondary legislation."

I would encourage those of you concerned with broadband provision in the Parish to respond to the consultation. Full details can be found here:

Public Meeting – Hampshire County Council –Balancing the Budget Consultation

Boldre Parish Council

Notice of Public Meeting – Hampshire County Council –Balancing the Budget Consultation

7.30 PM MONDAY 14th August 2017


By April 2019, the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £140 million. Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on ways it could balance its budget in response to continuing pressures on local government funding and still deliver core public services.

BOLDRE PARISH COUNCIL has invited Mr Michael White, recently elected as the Hampshire County Councillor for Lymington and Boldre to outline the options the County has for balancing its’ budget.

Meeting Agenda 

  1. Options for Hampshire County Council (Cllr Michael White) 
  2. Resident’s views and questions. 
  3. Closing remarks (Boldre Parish Council Chairman, Oliver Moore) 

The information pack Serving Hampshire - Balancing the Budget Consultation can be obtained from Hampshire County Council, or can be viewed online:

A copy of the pack is available to view at the Pilley Community Shop. The consultation process is open until 21st August 2017  

New Forest Water Wildlife Month

Throughout July the Freshwater Habitats Trust will be holding events every weekend to celebrate the extraordinary freshwater plants and animals of the New Forest. Each event will allow you to discover more about your local ponds, rivers and streams through talks, surveys, water quality tests and more. Take part and experience first-hand some of the Forest’s amazing wetland plants and animals. All the events are completely free, but booking is required.

For more information please visit: