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New Forest project triumphs in UK volunteer awards

Pondhead Conservation Trust

Published on Thursday 19 January 2017 in Get involved news

The winners of the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards have been announced and Pondhead Conservation Trust, Lyndhurst, has been named best project.

Food quiz supports charities

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Published on Friday 16 December 2016 in Open for business news

More than £1,000 has been raised by competitive quizzers aiming to taste success in a New Forest food quiz.

Pioneering archaeologists up for national award

Mobile connectivity is vital for National Parks

Published on Tuesday 13 December 2016 in Fascinating history news

A high-tech approach used to identify over 3,000 archaeological sites in the New Forest is one of the archaeological innovations of the last 50 years.

New Forest habitats get business boost

opof

Published on Monday 12 December 2016 in Volunteer news

Organisations across the south are helping to restore precious habitats in the New Forest while gaining valuable team working skills.

Tree planting event declared big success

Family Trees 2016

Published on Thursday 8 December 2016 in Get involved news

Families came together to celebrate their loved ones last weekend by helping to plant a community woodland in the New Forest.

Television star backs volunteer fair

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Published on Monday 5 December 2016 in Volunteer news

Wildlife presenter Simon King is inviting budding volunteers to change their lives for the better at the New Forest’s number one volunteering event.

A runaway success at the New Forest Business Partnership Awards 2017

Cottage Lodge

Published on Thursday 1 December 2016 in Open for business news

21 New Forest businesses celebrated their success at the eleventh annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards at Carey’s Manor Hotel on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

Fresh push to tackle animal accidents

hotline

Published on Wednesday 30 November 2016 in Commoning news

More than 30,000 animal emergency hotline cards are being sent to local people in an attempt to reduce animal deaths on New Forest roads.

Public fall for autumnal Forest photos

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Published on Wednesday 16 November 2016 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.

Hundreds attend drop-in sessions on New Forest National Park planning policies review

Local plan

Published on Monday 14 November 2016 in Planning policy news

Local Plan public consultation ends 28 November 2016

Occupants return to New Forest WWII prisoner of war camp after 70 years

world war two

Published on Thursday 10 November 2016 in Fascinating history news

A former German prisoner of war and ex-prison official have returned to the site of their World War Two POW camp in the New Forest after seven decades.

Top marks for New Forest beaches

The coastland at Lepe Country Park

Published on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Unspoilt landscape news

Visitors to the New Forest’s beautiful beaches are enjoying water of the very highest quality according to a nationwide scientific study.

First Apprentice Rangers join National Park

Apprentice Rangers Joe Ison and Katherine Argyrou, OPOF

Published on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Caring for news

Two Apprentice Rangers have been employed in the New Forest as part of a scheme to protect, preserve and enhance its landscape, wildlife and heritage.

National Park Authority Members reappointed

Ashurst woods autumn

Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in Our people news

Re-appointments to England’s National Park Authorities & the Broads Authority and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards have been made.

Artists invited to register their interest in New Forest Arts Festival

Arts festival 2017 facebook cover photo

Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in Visiting news

Artists are invited to celebrate the New Forest’s landscape, culture and creative community at the New Forest Arts Festival.

Warning of fireworks distressing New Forest ponies

New forest ponies and fireworks news article

Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in Living in news

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

New Forest autumn photo competition opens

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Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in What's on news

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

Drive safely in the New Forest this winter

Ponies graze by the roadside

Published on Tuesday 1 November 2016 in Caring for news

People who regularly drive across the New Forest are being urged to drive extra carefully this winter.

Record numbers of people enjoy a walk in the Park

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Published on Tuesday 1 November 2016 in Things to do news

The New Forest Walking Festival has made great strides in its fourth year, with 1,900 walkers learning about the New Forest during the two week event.

Mixed fortunes for New Forest bloodsuckers

medicinal leech

Published on Monday 31 October 2016 in Wildlife news

Hallowe’en is traditionally a time when creepy creatures thrive as darkness descends but for bloodsuckers in the New Forest life is not so rosy.

Hit and run in the Forest

Brock brocade at show

Published on Friday 28 October 2016 in Caring for news

Please help us find the hit and run driver of the vehicle which collided with a New Forest pony some time last night 27/28 October.

Families will go wild for play at new site in the New Forest

Wild Play Walk

Published on Tuesday 11 October 2016 in Our Past, Our Future news

The New Forest is receiving its first permanent wild play site to help children discover and connect with nature.

New Forest Walking Festival starts this weekend

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Published on Tuesday 11 October 2016 in What's on news

Step into autumn with the New Forest Walking Festival from this weekend (15 October) and choose from more than 70 scenic strolls.

Wetland restoration planning application to be considered in November

Latchmore Brook

Published on Friday 7 October 2016 in Commoning news

A planning application for a wetland restoration scheme at Latchmore Brook in the New Forest will be considered by the New Forest National Park Authority’s Planning Committee in November.

Ground-breaking scheme to provide homes for local people

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Published on Friday 7 October 2016 in Communities news

An innovative scheme has seen two affordable homes being built by the National Park Authority and let to local families in Bransgore.

Have your say on the New Forest National Park Local Plan Review

Longslade. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Monday 3 October 2016 in Planning policy news

Your comments are invited on the draft Local Plan public consultation between 3 October and 28 November 2016.

Public name favourite New Forest artwork

People s prize winner kim weiler from milford on sea with her 3d piece the forester crop

Published on Wednesday 28 September 2016 in Get involved news

A stunning horse’s head sculpture by an artist from Milford-on-Sea has been chosen as the public’s favourite at the New Forest Open Art exhibition.

Explore the New Forest’s unusual side this autumn

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Published on Thursday 15 September 2016 in What's on news

Walk with an alpaca, discover weird and wonderful fungi and delve into quirky local history in this autumn’s New Forest Walking Festival.

New centre welcomes cyclists to the New Forest

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Published on Friday 9 September 2016 in Visiting news

One of the busiest cycle hire centres in rural England has opened new premises to offer visitors to the New Forest the best possible experience when hiring a bike.

New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2016/17

The Burley Stores

Published on Friday 9 September 2016 in Open for business news

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

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