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Schools go eco to benefit the New Forest


Published on Thursday 18 December 2014 in Learning about news

A project to help children across the New Forest make their school and local area more environmentally friendly has received a major funding boost.

Christmas Fair is a success at new location

new forest marque, jane overall, beth beales

Published on Monday 15 December 2014 in Visiting news

Over 7,000 people kicked off the festive season by supporting local businesses at the New Forest Christmas Fair.

Reflective stickers for New Forest donkeys in bid to save them from road accidents

Appeal to drivers to slow down

Published on Monday 8 December 2014 in Commoning news

The owner of a snowy white donkey knocked down and killed in Brockenhurst, New Forest, is putting reflective stickers on her animals in an appeal to drivers to slow down.

Be part of a multi-million pound New Forest project

our past our future

Published on Wednesday 3 December 2014 in Learning about news

New Forest residents and visitors are invited to find out how to play their part in a new scheme seeking to ensure the area flourishes.

Rare bird recorded at common for first time in a decade

Luke Parkinson

Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014 in Learning about news

An iconic New Forest bird species has been recorded at Barton Common in New Milton for the first time in more than 10 years.

Marque member is top dog at business awards

paws deli

Published on Monday 1 December 2014 in Local food and drink news

New Forest Marque member Paws Deli is producing handmade pet treats of such high quality that even humans can eat them, leading to recognition from a prestigious local awards scheme.

Historic New Forest tree preserved for the future in world seed bank

Tree officer Liz Beckett helps collect beech seed for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014 in Habitats & wildlife news

Seeds from an ancient New Forest tree earmarked hundreds of years ago for the King’s shipbuilding programme will be preserved as part of the world’s largest plant conservation programme.

New location for Christmas fair

Christmas fair 2013

Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014 in Visiting news

The New Forest Christmas Fair will now be held at Hoburne Bashley holiday park near New Milton on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December.

New Forest photo contest attracts record number of entries

seasonal snaps

Published on Friday 21 November 2014 in Visiting news

A bellowing stag, highland cattle and brightly-coloured fungi were the prize winners in the autumn edition of the ‘Seasonal Snaps’ photo contest, which received a record number of entries.

New Zealand families visit 'Tin Town' site for launch of World War I project

New forest remembers world war i launch

Published on Friday 14 November 2014 in Fascinating history news

Families of New Zealand soldiers wounded in the First World War have visited the hospital site where they were treated in the New Forest.

Transport minister approves new plans for improved cycle routes and cycle centre in the New Forest

Cycling near bank web

Published on Thursday 13 November 2014 in Travel news

The Department for Transport (DfT) has accepted new plans to improve or create 30km of cycling routes, and develop a cycling centre in the New Forest.

Government plans put new affordable housing at ‘serious risk’ in National Parks

seasonal snaps summer

Published on Monday 10 November 2014 in Unspoilt landscape news

England’s 10 National Parks today expressed their concerns at Government proposals that threaten their ability to achieve more affordable housing in National Parks.

New study marks step forward in project to reduce impact of power lines in protected landscapes

Idol of Bratley

Published on Friday 7 November 2014 in Unspoilt landscape news

Power transmission line with high landscape and visual impact identified in the New Forest National Park

Photo contest to celebrate autumn in the Forest

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Published on Thursday 6 November 2014 in Visiting news

The Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back for its autumn edition, inviting people to submit their autumnal photos of the New Forest on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes.

‘Tin Town’ hospital remembered as communities invited to join World War I project

World war i patients and nurses at tin town hospital in brockenhurst courtesy of tile barn centre cropped

Published on Wednesday 5 November 2014 in History & culture news

The New Forest’s role in treating thousands of First World War troops at ‘Tin Town’ will be remembered on Armistice Day with the launch of a new historical project.

Volunteer organisations invited to New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

Volunteer matt pringle at sir harold hillier gardens cropped

Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014 in Volunteer news

Charities and local groups looking to recruit volunteers are invited to register their interest for the New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015.

New Forest commoners face grant change challenges

land advice

Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014 in Learning about news

Changes to payments that farmers receive to help them rear animals or grow crops are posing unique challenges for New Forest commoners.

Help save the New Forest’s forgotten memorials


Published on Monday 27 October 2014 in Visiting news

Long-forgotten gravestones and monuments in burial grounds are set for a new lease of life, and New Forest residents can help by identifying those most in need of conservation.

Eco-house weekend inspires people to go green

green open doors

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

communities for web

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


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

chinese sky lanterns piece

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

christmas fair

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.

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