Panto cancelled by freak winds and snow storm crosses fingers for better weather

AN AMATEUR dramatics group are hoping it will be third time lucky for their panto after it was first blown away by a tornado and then frozen in by a snow storm. The original run...
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...
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...

Cyclist dad Toby sets sights on meningitis charity ride from Land’s End to John...

AN East Boldre dad is preparing to embark on a cross-country cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise thousands of pounds for meningitis charities. Toby Paxton (54) will lead a 13-strong group...

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...

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...

East Boldre villagers make a song and dance of campaign for new community hub

 EAST BOLDRE’S campaign for a new community hub has been boosted by the launch on YouTube of a promotional video starring the village’s residents. As reported in the A&T, the facility is intended to remedy...

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...
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