‘I could not turn a hedgehog away’ – how a New Forest woman turned...

IT started as a hobby seven years ago, after Louise Godden responded to a story in the A&T seeking winter foster carers for a pair of juvenile hedgehogs. Today much of her East Boldre home...

Major work at Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter

MAJOR work to relocate the car park and remove a public toilet block at the popular New Forest beauty spot of Hatchet Pond will go ahead this winter, Forestry England has confirmed. The actions, part...

Warning of pony attacks at new shop planned for village

CUSTOMERS of a new shop at a proposed community hub in East Boldre could be attacked by hungry ponies seeking food, according to the verderers who are objecting to the plans. They claimed that the...

Plans revealed for new village community hub

PLANS have been submitted to create a thriving community hub in East Boldre, offering a new function room, shop and upgraded theatre. Under an ambitious renovation proposal lodged with the national park authority, the current...

Forest fruit firm warns using furloughed workers to pick crops could backfire

A COMPANY which grows fruit for major UK supermarkets has said it would be “hesitant” to use furloughed workers – an idea floated by environment secretary George Eustice. The New Forest Fruit Company, based in...

Downpours, disease and disasters: the village that’s ready for anything

A SMALL New Forest village hit by a suspected tornado two years ago has launched an action plan for potential emergencies ranging from cholera outbreak to a disaster at Fawley oil refinery. East Boldre's new...

Eight lives left? BuBu the cat back from the dead after four years

A FAMILY who were convinced their beloved cat was dead were amazed when it turned up alive and well four years later. BuBu had gone missing from her East End home, in East Boldre, after...

Village cancels fireworks display after new parking restrictions cause congestion

A BID to protect New Forest verges by installing dragons’ teeth to deter parking vehicles has caused such congestion that villagers have cancelled their fireworks display. Some residents of East Boldre claim parking has been...

Cannabis farm waste dumped in latest New Forest fly-tipping

OVER 30 large refuse sacks thought to contain the remains of a cannabis farm have been discovered dumped in the New Forest in the latest New Forest fly-tipping incident. The bags were found at Crockford...
Pylewell House

Reflections: Pylewell Park – uncovering the story of a local landmark

IT was during my explorations and researches into the notebooks of the Rev. Henry Comyn (1777-1851), compiled whilst he was curate of Boldre parish between 1811 and 1817, that I became aware of the...
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