Welcome to the Emery Down village website -
a website for the village by the village. It brings together all the key areas of village life - the Village Hall, Church, Almshouses and the village Telephone Kiosk.
In addition, you will find a village forum for discussion topics and a calendar of upcoming events in Emery Down, Lyndhurst or in the near vicinity. There are also dedicated pages for the Church, the local history group 'How We Used To Live', the Village Hall, the Telephone Kiosk and the Almshouses, as well as a village small ads page for use by the village to promote events, advertise their village-based businesses, post small ads etc..
News & Events
5 December 2017
The Changing 19th Century Forest
by Peter Roberts
Track the threats to the Forest from Enclosure through to the ‘modern’ Verderers Court. How have the Commoners survived? Encroachments, corruption, banishment and madness all play a part in shaping the century.
And a bit about Peter for those of you who do not know him! A lifelong Forest resident, Peter is passionate about conserving the unique charm and character of this corner of Southern England for future generations to enjoy. Peter researches, writes and gives talks. Peter has been a Verderer, President of the Hampshire Field Club, and is a past Chairman of the New Forest Association (now called Friends of the New Forest).
Venue: Emery Down and Bank Village Hall, Emery Down
Entrance: £3; Christmas-themed refreshments available.
Traffic in Emery Down
Traffic problems in Emery Down were on the agenda of the last Lyndhurst Parish Council meeting. Gridlock at many times and in many places in Emery Down, caused mainly by traffic trying to avoid Lyndhurst, is becoming worse. Excess speed and lack of common courtesy are also issues. Dragons’ teeth on the Boldrewood Road recently installed by the Forestry Commission have made parking for the New Forest Inn more difficult increasing the congestion.
Various reports and suggestions were made by residents. Pat Wyeth suggested one way in Mill Lane and closing access from A337, for example. Our County Councillor Edward Heron was listening carefully. He said he was happy for Hampshire County Council engineers to look at the problem and suggested that any complaints about the traffic, reports of incidents should be sent to him as the more reports he received the more urgency and hopefully action our problems would receive. Images, dates and times would help.
Edward’s contact details are: 01725 518 579 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Commemorating the First World War
A project to research the men whose names are inscribed on the lych gate in Emery Down is underway. Please get in touch with Sara if you wish to be involved in any way - as a researcher or if you are a relative of any of the men whose names are listed. Click the link to see the poster seeking your help. We have a companion project with Lyndhurst Parish Council. Please contact Adrian for details.