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Eco-house weekend inspires people to go green

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Published on Tuesday 21 October 2014 in Learning about news

An open house weekend showcasing environmentally friendly technology attracted hundreds of visits from people interested in reducing their bills and saving energy around their home.

Call for views on updating actions in the New Forest National Park Management Plan

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Published on Sunday 19 October 2014 in Our work news

Informal consultation: 20 October to 19 December 2014

Beach Bus shortlisted for UK Bus Awards

Beach bus team celebrate

Published on Thursday 16 October 2014 in Travel news

A New Forest bus service has been nominated for a national award after a successful summer.

Six figure funding boost for New Forest communities

Ashurst woods autumn

Published on Tuesday 14 October 2014 in Caring for news

Projects that help people live more sustainably in the New Forest have received a welcome boost from a community grants scheme.

Open spaces and recreation facilities improved thanks to New Forest National Park Authority funding

Leaves at Rhinefield. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Friday 10 October 2014 in Planning news

Play equipment, skateboarding areas and revamped open spaces are just some of the £46,000 of improvements we have supported thanks to funding from local house builders.

Step into autumn landscapes at the New Forest Walking Festival

New forest walking festival Lyndhurst

Published on Wednesday 8 October 2014 in Walking news

Families, foodies and wildlife enthusiasts are heading to the New Forest this autumn half term for the second New Forest Walking Festival.

Investigate the history on your doorstep

heritage on my doorstep

Published on Monday 6 October 2014 in Learning about news

Anyone with an interest in history and a desire to discover more about their local area can unearth the secrets of their community’s past as part of an exciting new project.

Be rewarded for your brilliant business

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Published on Monday 6 October 2014 in Living in news

Businesses in the New Forest have the opportunity to be recognised for their outstanding achievement in the ninth annual Brilliance in Business Awards.

Totton and Eling Town Council to prepare Neighbourhood Plan

Leaves at Rhinefield. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Friday 3 October 2014 in Planning policy news

Totton and Eling Town Council has applied to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ for the whole of the town council area.

Ancient tradition produces world class pork

Luke Parkinson

Published on Thursday 2 October 2014 in Learning about news

The ancient New Forest tradition of pannage is producing pork to rival any in the world, thanks to the pigs’ free roaming lifestyle and diet of acorns.

New Forest at risk from sky lanterns

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Published on Tuesday 30 September 2014 in Visiting news

Organisations across the New Forest have joined National Parks England in calling for the release of Chinese sky lanterns to be banned due to the significant risk they pose to wildlife and habitats.

Enjoy all the fun of the fair this Christmas

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Published on Thursday 25 September 2014 in Visiting news

Kick off the festive season with locally produced seasonal gifts, tasty hot food and wagon rides with Santa at the New Forest Christmas Fair.

Good Woods brought to life for B&Q

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Published on Thursday 25 September 2014 in Caring for news

B&Q employees have got hands on to help revitalise a New Forest woodland as part of their pioneering woodland regeneration project.

Ancient mill goes green to halve £5,000 a year energy bill

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Published on Wednesday 24 September 2014 in Visiting news

The owners of a New Forest watermill first recorded in the Domesday Book have cut their energy bills in half by undertaking a range of energy saving improvements.

Record year for green transport in the New Forest

New Forest Tour

Published on Tuesday 23 September 2014 in Travel news

It’s been a record year for green transport in the New Forest after 50,000 visitors and residents switched from cars to buses.

New Forest artist is the people’s favourite

Ann Squire

Published on Thursday 18 September 2014 in Visiting news

A Ringwood-based artist has scooped a prize for her painting of New Forest donkeys after it proved popular with visitors to this year’s Open Art exhibition.

Town turns to animals to maintain wildlife havens

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Published on Tuesday 16 September 2014 in Learning about news

Ponies and cattle have been reintroduced onto two open spaces in New Milton to revitalise the sites for the local community.

Ride and stride around New Forest churches

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Published on Thursday 11 September 2014 in Visiting news

A record number of New Forest churches are throwing open their doors to visitors this Saturday as part of this year’s Ride and Stride event.

Get money saving tips from eco-property weekend

green open doors

Published on Wednesday 10 September 2014 in Caring for news

If the onset of autumn has got you thinking of ways to save money on your gas or electric bills, an open house weekend could provide you with the inspiration you need.

Heathland rarer than rainforest shows its true colours

New Forest National Park. Credit Martin Brown

Published on Tuesday 9 September 2014 in Beautiful landscapes news

The New Forest National Park is putting on a spectacular display of purple haze thanks to a habitat which is rarer than rainforest.

Help maintain the character of villages in the north west of the New Forest

ponies grazing at Woodgreen

Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014 in Living in news

Representatives of town and parish councils in the north west of the New Forest National Park have published advice and information about how residents can help keep their area special.

Less than month left to nominate volunteer heroes for UK National Parks Volunteer Awards

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Published on Friday 29 August 2014 in Volunteer news

The nomination deadline for the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards is looming.

Have your say on village design in Hordle

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Published on Tuesday 26 August 2014 in Building design news

A Village Design Statement describes the character of the village in terms of landscape, history and physical attributes.

Summer snapped in photo contest

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Published on Thursday 21 August 2014 in Learning about news

Prancing ponies, bathing cattle and fluttering butterflies were among the prize winners in the New Forest National Park Authority’s summer photo competition.

New Forest public bike system decision

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Published on Tuesday 19 August 2014 in Visiting news

New Forest National Park Authority members have voted not to proceed with a project to develop the UK’s first rural public bike system within the New Forest.

Unearth the secrets behind your treasures at finds day

finds day

Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014 in Visiting news

A finds identification day in the New Forest is offering people the chance to have their historical objects analysed by local archaeologists.

Free family activities for Discover your National Park Day

National Park Day

Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014 in Things to do news

Families are being invited to discover the New Forest National Park with a host of free activities in Lyndhurst on Saturday (August 16).

Discover the secrets of the National Park at the New Forest Walking Festival

Walking festival 2014

Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014 in Walking festival news

Walkers of all ages are invited to take a stroll at the New Forest Walking Festival this autumn to discover birds and beasts, unravel historical secrets and tantalise taste buds.

Thousands swap cars for buses as passenger numbers rise in the New Forest

Beach Bus Family at Lepe

Published on Monday 11 August 2014 in Travel news

Passenger numbers for New Forest buses are at an all-time high as visitors and residents swap their cars for green transport.

Winners announced for car-free activities prize draw at New Forest Show

New Forest Show stand 2014

Published on Friday 8 August 2014 in Visiting news

The winners of our New Forest Show prize draw have been revealed after hundreds people took part in our car-free activities.

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