What we do

East Boldre Parish Council is headed by a chairman and vice-chairman and comprises of five other councillors. Councillors work on a voluntary basis and the clerk holds a part-time paid position for administrative duties. Elections are held every four years.

The council meets at East Boldre Village Hall on the second Tuesday of every month. All meetings are open to the public and press with the public able to speak for a limited time.

There are four working parties reporting to the Council - Amenities, Finance/General purposes, Planning & Highways. The working parties report on a regular basis and make recommendations to the Council for final decision. This covers amenities in the parish; problems that arise in the parish (especially with road defects) and all planning applications for the district are studied and commented upon by Council.

Representitives of the New Forest District Council and Hampshire County Council attend Parish Council meetings to report on District and County issues and to feed back any comments from the Parish Council.

The Parish Council has the power to issue grants to organisations who support the local community. These include Village Halls, Schools, Sports clubs, Citezens Advice Bureau, Victim Support and others.

Councillors regularly attend external meetings in order to feed back any relevant information to the parish. These include; New Forest Association of Local Councils, The South East Quadrant, New Forest Consultative Panel and The Transport Forum.