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National Park drives local economy

The Burley Stores

Published on Wednesday 31 January 2018 in Open for business news

New analysis of economic data obtained from the Office of National Statistics reveals that National Park economies, including the New Forest, have prospered since the last analysis in 2013.

Grab your essential guide to New Forest produce

Alex potter instruments uses locally sourced wood to produce unique handcrafted guitars lutes and more web

Published on Wednesday 21 February 2018 in Open for business news

From confectioners, bakers and meat producers to craftsmen, wholesalers and bed and breakfasts, the latest New Forest Marque directory is now available.

New Forest Volunteer Fair kick starts new campaign

A prospective volunteer signs up to hampshire and isle of wight wildlife trust

Published on Tuesday 30 January 2018 in Volunteer news

The New Forest’s most popular volunteering event is celebrating another year of success as hundreds flocked to the annual fair.

BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018

pony

Published on Monday 29 January 2018 in Visiting news

Now in their seventh year, the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018 are a celebration of the British countryside and its people.

Join the New Forest’s litter crusade

litter pickers

Published on Thursday 25 January 2018 in Caring for news

Help spruce up your neighbourhood by joining the New Forest’s annual clean-up this spring.

Hundreds expected at New Forest Volunteer Fair

Volunteers help clear sites as part of the working woodlands project banner

Published on Wednesday 24 January 2018 in Volunteer news

The New Forest’s biggest event for volunteering opportunities is ready to welcome hundreds of budding volunteers this weekend (Sunday 28 January).

Set yourself a challenge this year and volunteer

New forest nightstop at volunter fair

Published on Wednesday 17 January 2018 in Volunteer news

Volunteer rangers, emergency responders and gardeners - these are just some of the roles on offer at the 2018 New Forest National Park Volunteer Fair.

Final set of draft National Park planning policies up for discussion

Local plan

Published on Wednesday 17 January 2018 in Planning policy news

People are invited to comment on revised draft planning policies for the New Forest National Park in a final round of consultation.

New member for National Park Authority

Longslade. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Wednesday 17 January 2018 in About us news

The New Forest National Park Authority welcomes a new member to help shape the future of the organisation.

Breakfast seminar for landowners and agents

twitter photo competition release picture

Published on Wednesday 10 January 2018 in Living in news

Join us for breakfast to hear how to turn your land into an asset for you and your community.

Make a fresh start in 2018 and volunteer

Gemma russhard volunteering at avon tyrell scrub bash in may 2017 web

Published on Thursday 21 December 2017 in Volunteer news

The New Forest’s number one event for volunteering opportunities returns in January, bigger and better than ever.

Figures give ‘hope for the future’ in the New Forest

animal accidents

Published on Wednesday 20 December 2017 in Caring for news

A new campaign to cut the number of New Forest animals killed or injured on the roads in the winter months has coincided with casualties reducing by half.

Tree planting event helps ‘spruce’ up local churchyard

Nicolette loubser and her family planting their tree at this year s family tree event at st nicholas church brockenhurst web

Published on Tuesday 12 December 2017 in What's on news

Families and friends came together to celebrate their loved ones by helping to plant a community wildlife space in the New Forest.

New Forest schemes win planning awards

housing

Published on Wednesday 6 December 2017 in Planning news

A pioneering affordable housing scheme and a river restoration project have scooped prestigious planning awards for the New Forest.

Public fall for autumnal Forest photos

Emily shave eyeworth pond

Published on Tuesday 5 December 2017 in Art and photography news

Hundreds of autumnal photos of the New Forest have been whittled down to a handful of their favourites by the public in the National Park Authority’s photo contest.

Tri-cycle win for local business at New Forest Business Partnership Awards 2018

brilliance in business 2018

Published on Thursday 30 November 2017 in Open for business news

Local cycle business Cyclexperience Limited have pedalled their way to triple awards success, including the National Park Authority's category.

Conference provides unique look into Forest’s history and archaeology

Josie Lawrence at NFK conference 2017

Published on Thursday 23 November 2017 in Our Past, Our Future news

More than 130 people came together to discover more about the fascinating history and archaeology of the New Forest at a special two day conference.

Green Halo Partnership launched to ensure business and the environment thrive

Green halo launch

Published on Thursday 23 November 2017 in Green Halo Partnership news

A hundred business and community leaders came together to launch a new partnership and pledge to ensure our most precious landscapes work in harmony with the economy.

Forest festival a hit with walkers

walking festival 2017

Published on Thursday 23 November 2017 in Walking news

This autumn’s New Forest Walking Festival has received a glowing response from walkers across the south of England.

£1 million target for footpath repair campaign

The coastland at Lepe Country Park

Published on Wednesday 22 November 2017 in Walking news

A campaign has launched to repair much-loved footpaths in all 15 of Britain’s National Parks.

National Parks UK Volunteer Awards – Winners Announced

National parks uk volunteerawards 2017 web

Published on Wednesday 22 November 2017 in Volunteer news

From BME community mentors in Peak District National Park to family and scout groups protecting the Cleveland Way trail; the winners of the National Parks UK Volunteer Awards 2017 have been revealed.

Local produce champion wins national award

Jane overall centre receiving her national parks hero award from new forest marque operations manager claire lee left and npa chief executive alison barnes right copy

Published on Wednesday 15 November 2017 in What's on news

New Forest Marque Chairman Jane Overall has won National Parks Hero 2017 for her outstanding contributions to the New Forest.

An evening of trees, woods and people launches national charter

Discover the Forest’s history through trees at the exhibition at the New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst web version

Published on Wednesday 15 November 2017 in What's on news

More than 50 people came together to celebrate the New Forest’s involvement in a national unveiling of a new charter for trees.

Snap up prizes in New Forest autumn photo competition

Water s edge by hannah burrows won first prize in the autumn 2016 edition of the new forest national park authority s photo competition

Published on Tuesday 7 November 2017 in Art and photography news

Autumnal photos of the New Forest could win photographers great prizes as the popular Seasonal Snaps photo competition returns.

Warning of fireworks distressing New Forest livestock

New forest ponies and fireworks news article

Published on Monday 30 October 2017 in Living in news

Fireworks display organisers and residents in the New Forest are being asked to be aware of ponies and other animals to avoid causing them injuries and distress.

Public crown favourite New Forest artist

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Published on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in Art and photography news

An artist from Milford-on-Sea has triumphed in the New Forest Open Art Exhibition for a second time, winning an award for her 3D piece created from gorse wood.

National Parks delivering a better environment today and for future generations

national parks plan

Published on Monday 23 October 2017 in Learning about news

Larger National Parks and more young people learning in these spectacular landscapes. These are just some of the highlights in a new report published by National Parks England today.

Inspiring young people to care for the New Forest

Priestlands forest John muir

Published on Monday 23 October 2017 in Out and about news

Young people today having significantly fewer opportunities for getting outside than the generations before them and spend increasing amounts of time at home online.

New Forest pony owners’ plea to drivers: #add3minutes to your journey for the winter

animal accidents

Published on Monday 23 October 2017 in Commoning news

New Forest commoners and organisations are appealing to local drivers to slow down as the clocks go back, to prevent the usual huge rise in animal deaths and injuries in the longer nights.

Explore the Forest’s past, present and future

Discover the Forest’s history through trees at the exhibition at the New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst web version

Published on Wednesday 18 October 2017 in What's on news

How can trees help us discover the New Forest’s long and fascinating history? And how did a nine year old boy, 800 years ago, help shape the place we know and love today?

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