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New Forest schemes win planning awards

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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.

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.

Public fall for autumnal Forest photos

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

Help plant a wildlife space to celebrate a loved one

One of the families who took part in the 2016 family trees event web

Published on Tuesday 17 October 2017 in What's on news

Families are invited to celebrate a birth, marriage or life of a relative with the planting of a community wildlife space in the New Forest.

National Park Authority clears Ringwood site of illegal caravans

The charles lane site before direct action was taken to clear the land web version

Published on Wednesday 11 October 2017 in Caring for news

Illegal caravans, equipment and a building have finally been cleared from a Ringwood site after the landowner failed to remove them despite being taken to court and fined.

Google Street View launches for New Forest tracks

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Published on Wednesday 11 October 2017 in Visiting news

Miles of the New Forest’s approved off-road paths can now be seen from a new perspective using Google Street View.

Youth Hostel revamp helps visitors understand the Forest

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Published on Tuesday 10 October 2017 in Visiting news

YHA New Forest, the latest youth hostel to have the magic wand treatment by the leading youth charity, has been declared open by YHA Ambassador and British athlete and adventurer Sarah Outen MBE.

New members for National Park Authority

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Published on Friday 29 September 2017 in About us news

The New Forest National Park Authority is welcoming six new members to help shape the future of the organisation.

Alpacas, bomb sites and pigs in the New Forest National Park

Matt Pringle

Published on Friday 29 September 2017 in Things to do news

Walkers across the south are snapping up places on a wealth of unusual and enlightening guided walks taking place in the New Forest this autumn.

Help improve access in the New Forest

Dog walkers in the forest

Published on Wednesday 20 September 2017 in Recreation news

The New Forest Access Forum is looking for a new member to help give advice on improving access for walking, horse riding, cycling and other outside recreation in and around the New Forest.

Over 1,500 respond to Future Forest consultation

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Published on Thursday 14 September 2017 in Recreation news

Over 1,500 individuals and organisations gave their views on priorities for managing recreation in and around the New Forest National Park.

National Parks for National Health

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Published on Tuesday 12 September 2017 in Get involved news

The New Forest and England’s nine other National Parks will sit at the centre of plans to improve physical and mental wellbeing thanks to a new partnership with Public Health England.

New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2017/18

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Published on Friday 8 September 2017 in New Forest awards news

Members of the public are being asked to nominate their favourite businesses in this year’s New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards.

New Forest Walking Festival is back

Walkers enjoy a new forest walking festival stroll in ashurst

Published on Tuesday 29 August 2017 in Walking festival news

D-day remains, wild play activities and fascinating wildlife are just some of the treats awaiting walkers in the fifth New Forest Walking Festival.

Favourite New Forest photos chosen by public

Matt pinner s photo of rockford common won first prize in the summer 2017 edition of the new forest national park authority s seasonal snaps photo competition

Published on Sunday 27 August 2017 in Art and photography news

The winners have been announced in a competition to find the most popular summer photos of the New Forest.

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