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Tree planting event declared big success


Published on Tuesday 1 December 2015

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

Giving New Forest nature a fighting chance


Published on Tuesday 24 November 2015

A community-led conservation project is marking three successful years helping nature thrive in the New Forest.

Nominations open for New Forest awards 2015

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Published on Friday 16 January 2015

Nominations are now open for an awards scheme to recognise those making an outstanding contribution to conserving the unique landscape and traditions of the New Forest.

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

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Published on Monday 10 November 2014

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

Six figure funding boost for New Forest communities

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Published on Tuesday 14 October 2014

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

Investigate the history on your doorstep

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Published on Monday 6 October 2014

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.

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

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Published on Wednesday 24 September 2014

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.

Winners of New Forest awards scheme announced


Published on Friday 1 August 2014

The victors have been announced in an awards scheme that recognises those who make an exceptional contribution to maintaining the unique landscape and way of life of the New Forest.

New agreement ensures National Parks are connected and beautiful

Mobile connectivity is vital for National Parks

Published on Monday 14 July 2014

England's National Parks stand to benefit from improved mobile coverage in ways that respect their very sensitive environment.

£85,000 boost for New Forest projects

Buckler's Hard cottages

Published on Tuesday 3 December 2013

A shipwrights’ school, innovative wildlife project, almshouse renovation and primary school landscaping project have each been awarded a share of a grants pot of £85,000.

Volunteering celebrated at national parks conference

Published on Monday 14 October 2013

Volunteers in the New Forest contributed a staggering 6,250 hours to national park projects in the last financial year, and now a national conference has met to discuss ways to increase participation

Hampshire leader welcomed to the New Forest National Park

Alison Barnes and Roy Perry

Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

The Leader of Hampshire County Council was welcomed to the New Forest as part of a visit to highlight some of the key projects at work in the National Park.

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