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Below is a map of the areas around Pennington, based on the Election Map from Ordnance Survey including both Civil Parish and District Ward boundaries.
Information about the areas surrounding Pennington can be found on the websites listed below:
Boldre POPULATION: 2,003 HOUSEHOLDS: 841 HampshireHub Statistics Parish Council website Boldre WI South Baddesley WI Boldre Parish Historical Society
Sway POPULATION: 3,445 HOUSEHOLDS: 1,420 HampshireHub Statistics Parish Council Website Sway Village Website Sway WI
Hordle POPULATION: 5,470 HOUSEHOLDS: 2,453 HampshireHub Statistics Parish Council Website Hordle WI
Milford-on-Sea POPULATION: 4,664 HOUSEHOLDS: 2,332 HampshireHub Statistics Parish Council Website Milford WI
Lymington Town POPULATION: 5,884 HOUSEHOLDS: 3,006 HampshireHub Statistics Buckland POPULATION: 3,501 HOUSEHOLDS: 1,638 HampshireHub Statistics Parish Council Website Lymington WI Lymington directory, Lymington.org Lymington directory, Lymington.com NFDC Guide to Buckland
An important role is played in Pennington’s community by other bodies including the Residents Association, the Church, the Women’s Institute, the Schools, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, and Natural England.
Pennington Residents Association
The Pennington Residents Association (“PRA”) is a civic organisation dedicated to protect, preserve, enhance and celebrate the quality of life for residents, within Pennington which includes the Village, Upper and Lower Pennington.
If you are over 18 and live in Pennington, you can join the PRA for a small subscription.
In addition to the objectives above, the PRA’s Events Committee is responsible for the Donkey Derby and Dog Show in summer, the Christmas Fayre in winter, and other events throughout the year.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
The mudflats and salt marshes outside the seawall are leased by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and form their Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes Reserve.
The Trust has 27,000 members and 900 volunteers who aim to help protect the wildlife “on our doorstep”. 86 pence of every pound spent goes directly to local conservation, education and research programmes.
Natural England is independent of government. However, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has the legal power to issue guidance to Natural England on various matters.
Its powers include defining ancient woodlands, awarding grants, designating Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sites of Special Scientific Interest, managing certain national nature reserves, overseeing access to open country and other recreation rights, and enforcing the associated regulations. It is also responsible for the administration of numerous grant schemes and frameworks that finance the development and conservation of the natural environment, for example environmental stewardship, the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, environmentally sensitive areas, and the Access to Nature Scheme.
Pennington Common and Upper Common are designated SSSIs (see Natural England website references 197, 198, and 199). Its understood that Natural England pay Lymington and Pennington Town Council GBP 8,000 each year specifically for the upkeep of these two sites. Pennington marshes are divided into 11 designated SSSIs (see Natural England website references 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19 and 23).
Please see the Pennington Village Section of the Area Guide for further information on the Church, WI and Schools.