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Find out how we operate and are governed, our current work and plans for the future.

About the New Forest National Park Authority

The New Forest was designated a national park in 2005 to give this outstanding landscape the highest level of protection and to preserve it for the nation to enjoy for generations to come. Find out about our worldwide national park family, how the New Forest National Park Authority operates and is governed, our current work and plans for the future. We encourage people to attend our public meetings and we always welcome your feedback. Please contact us at enquiries@newforestnpa.gov.uk.
Contact and location

Contact and location

Our purposes and values

Our purposes and values

Finance

Finance

Members

Members

Meetings and forums

Details of National Park Authority meetings and our partner forums.

Meeting agendas and minutes

Meeting agendas and minutes

Dates, agendas and minutes for National Park Authority...

Forums we facilitate

Forums we facilitate

We help to facilitate a number of forums...

Our people

Leadership team

Alison Barnes, Chief Executive Alison is Chief Executive...

Our people

Members

Members of the New Forest National Park Authority,...

Our people

The National Park Authority is governed by members, who have overall responsibility for making decisions, setting the direction of the organisation and ensuring objectives are achieved through the effective use of resources. The 22 members act in the interests of the National Park as whole, representing both the local and national perspective. We have a team of staff employed in a wide variety of roles from planning officers to ecologists, building conservation experts and rangers.

Our work

We are responsible for conserving and enhancing the New Forest and promoting understanding and enjoyment of the things that make it special. As well as our nature conservation and visitor information responsibilities, our services include education, recreation and archaeology. We are the local planning authority for the National Park.

Our work

State of the Park Report

The State of the Park Report for the...

Our work

Recreation management strategy

The Recreation Management Strategy (RMS) sets out the...

Working for us

Equality and diversity

Equality is about creating a fairer society where...

Working for us

Procurement

Current invitations to quote/tender Please note that all...

Working for us

We have staff working for us in a range of roles. Some of the jobs are similar to those found in other organisations such as administration, communications and IT. Others are more specific and technical and these jobs may mostly be found in public services or in environmental, conservation or recreation organisations - for example, planners and rangers. We are an equal opportunities employer and we offer good holidays, training and development opportunities, local government pension scheme and a wide range of 'family-friendly' policies and working patterns.

Comments and complaints

This section gives you details of how to contact us with your feedback, positive comments or complaints.

Comments and complaints

Members’ conduct

What if I wish to complain about a...

Comments and complaints

Making a complaint

We aim to deliver high quality and efficient...

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