Netley Marsh is a small village in the New Forest.  Close to Southampton and the M27, yet the village is very rural in character.

Our next Parish Council meeting is Wednesday 19th January 2022 to be held at Woodlands Road Community Hall starting with planning at 7.15pm and the main meeting to follow immediately after. Residents are welcome to attend this meeting but numbers may be limited, for further details please contact the Clerk. 

  • The annual accounts, notice of public rights to examine these and the list of expenditure over £100.00 are now available on this website under finance
  • To see your local footpaths use this link – path numbers will come up when you click on a path which makes it easy to report a problem

News Snippets

Scarecrow Festival

Our first Netley Marsh Scarecrow Festival takes place between 23rd – 30th October. Scarecrows are on display at the following places:-

Netley Marsh School, Woodlands Road Community Hall (Woodlands Pre-School), 290 Woodlands Road, 287 Woodlands Road, 253 Woodlands Road, 106 Woodlands Road and The Beeches, Loperwood. The judges have been round, thank you to everyone who took the time to make such amazing Scarecrows. The first prize was awarded to 287 Woodlands Road and the second prize awarded to 290 Woodlands Road. Well done to everyone.

Please remember Dogs are NOT ALLOWED on the Recreation Ground.

Do remember there is Defibrillator at the Community Hall

Hampshire County Council is rolling out superfast broadband across the region. It enables people to get internet speeds of 24Megabits per second or more – making streaming TV, working from home, online banking and shopping, and gaming a lot easier – to name just some of the benefits. To find out if you’re included in the rollout you can use this postcode checker on the Hampshire Superfast Broadband website and register to be told when it’s available in your area at:

Speedwatch: PCSO Richard Williams would be pleased to hear from volunteers who would be interested in training to become speedwatch volunteers to monitor traffic speed in the Parish. Please contact Richard by email or phone 07554 775 469

Pot Holes: Once a pot hole is reported to the County Council, any damage resulting from it can be the subject of a compensation claim. To report pot holes go to

Speeding: The council is currently working with NFDC and HCC to improve the ongoing speeding problem along Ringwood Road. Residents are able to contact HCC directly with any concerns via:

Footpath 5, Loperwood to Loperwood Lane.
The Parish Council is applying for this footpath to be upgraded to a bridleway. Your views on this should be sent to the Clerk to the Parish Council,

Have you an empty house? If so please see


Local resident Catherine Chatters, who works for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust as the New Forest Non-Native Plants Officer, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021 for ‘Services to Biosecurity’, which, in practice, means stopping the spread of invasive non-native species.

Agendas & Minutes

Latest Documents and archive of Minutes from 2019 – present.
All are in PDF format and some older documents may not be accessible

Parish Councillors

Details of our Parish Councillors, how to contact them by telephone, mobile and email. Appointments to outside bodies are listed

Meeting Schedule

Meeting dates are listed here including the date for the Annual Parish Meeting. Due to Government guidelines we are using Zoom.


Listed on this page are policies and procedures that the Council abide by. They are regularly reviewed to reflect the current situation


Parish Council is a statutory consultee and receives a copy of all planning applications relating to the parish for comment.

Report It

Problems and issues on roads, footpaths and verges, streetlights, broken or missing signs, salt bins, fly tipping, flooding

Netley Marsh Parish Council Village Flood Plan

This document is to assist Netley Marsh Parish Council and people living in the catchment area of Netley Marsh Parish Council in preparing and responding to a flooding event in their area.

Halls and Parish Owned Land

  • Netley Marsh / Woodlands Community Hall
  • St Matthews Church Hall
  • Bartley Village Hall
  • Recreation Ground
  • War Memorial

Parish Magazine The Outlook

There are currently Outlook rounds where new deliverers are needed – we would be very grateful if someone local would volunteer to deliver in the future. It is just 3 times a year, the copies are delivered to your home.

Please contact Cllr Jackie Shaw
Tel: 023 8081 3117

Parish Plan

Volunteers are needed to put the Parish Plan into action. If you would be prepared to help with this please contact the Clerk – Mobile: 07732 185 636