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...
A road sign for East Boldre

Councils team up to find replacement for axed Saturday bus service

COUNCILLORS are teaming up to try to find a way of replacing a Saturday bus facing the axe from subsidy cuts. Members of Boldre and East Boldre parish councils were due to have met on...
The contractors wading into the lake to net the carp

Furious fisherman protest against Hatchet Pond carp removal

FISHERMEN are furious over the removal of carp from a New Forest pond in a bid to improve its water quality. The work is being carried out at Hatchet Pond near East Boldre by the...

Temporary angling ban imposed at Hatchet Pond to combat spread of fish disease

A DEADLY fish disease has struck in the New Forest forcing the closure of several angling hot spots. Orchard Lakes, near New Milton, was confirmed last Wednesday as suffering the Koi herpesvirus (KHV) disease which...
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