Explore Pennington

Click the area of Upper Pennington, Pennington Village, or Lower Pennington on the map below to explore further:

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Pennington Statistics (ONS)

Pennington
POPULATION: 6,060
HOUSEHOLDS: 2,676
LAND AREA:  8,794,340 square metres
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ONS Statistics

The Office for National Statistics breaks Pennington down into four ‘Super Output Area Lower Layers’ (“SOALL”), which are approximately aligned to the Upper, Village and Lower parts of Pennington, as follows:

Upper Pennington – New Forest 019D

Pennington Village (West) – New Forest 019C

Pennington Village (East) – New Forest 019E

Lower Pennington – New Forest 023E

Note that New Forest 023E actually extends to cover some residential areas on South Street and North Street, which we would more closely associate with the Village area than Lower Pennington. This should be borne in mind when reviewing the ONS data.

The information held by ONS includes Census data, Crime and Safety, Economic data, Education levels, Health and care, Housing, Income and Lifestyle, Population and migration, Physical environment, and Work.


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Explore surrounding areas

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.

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Information about the areas surrounding Pennington can be found on the websites listed below:

Boldre
POPULATION: 2,003
HOUSEHOLDS: 841
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Parish Council website
Boldre WI
South Baddesley WI
Boldre Parish Historical Society
Sway
POPULATION: 3,445
HOUSEHOLDS: 1,420
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Parish Council Website
Sway Village Website
Sway WI
Hordle
POPULATION: 5,470
HOUSEHOLDS: 2,453
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Parish Council Website
Hordle WI
Milford-on-Sea
POPULATION: 4,664
HOUSEHOLDS: 2,332
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Parish Council Website
Milford WI
Lymington Town
POPULATION: 5,884
HOUSEHOLDS: 3,006
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Buckland
POPULATION: 3,501
HOUSEHOLDS: 1,638
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Parish Council Website
Lymington WI
Lymington directory, Lymington.org
Lymington directory, Lymington.com
NFDC Guide to Buckland

 

Local Government

Lymington and Pennington Town Council, New Forest District Council and Hampshire County Council form the three tiers of local government officially responsible for Pennington.


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Lymington and Pennington Town Council

Wards covered by Parish Council (largest to smallest):

Pennington
Lymington Town
Buckland

Responsibilities: Allotments, public clocks, bus shelters, play areas and play equipment, grants to help local organisations, planning  input.

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Parish Council Website


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New Forest District Council

Rubbish collection, Recycling, Council Tax collections, Housing, Planning applications.

District Council Website


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Hampshire County Council

Education, Transport, Planning policy, Fire and public safety, Social care, Libraries, Waste management, Trading standards.

County Council Website


New Forest National Park Authority also has planning authority over much of Pennington including the Upper Pennington area including Pennington Common, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (‘SSSI’), and Pennington & Oxey Marsh areas, which are within a Nature Reserve managed by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Trust.

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New Forest National Park Authority

Producing policy (including a National Park Plan); Planning within the Park boundary (rather than NFDC); Funding and grants (using around £4m a year from central Government);  Delivering projects in the Forest on conservation, recreation and information; Representing the Forest locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

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The New Forest National Park boundary is represented (not exactly) above only as it relates to Pennington and immediate surrounding areas.

Park Authority Website

Non-Governmental Bodies

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

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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.

PRA Website

PRA Facebook Page

PRA Events Facebook Page


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.

HIWWT Website


Natural England

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.

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