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Breakfast seminar for landowners and agents

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Published on Wednesday 10 January 2018

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

Warning of fireworks distressing New Forest livestock

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Published on Monday 30 October 2017

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.

Help plant a wildlife space to celebrate a loved one

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Published on Tuesday 17 October 2017

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.

Six figure boost for New Forest inclusive cycling scheme

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Published on Wednesday 14 June 2017

Hundreds of young people will be able to enjoy the New Forest using specialist bikes thanks to £300,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

New era for New Forest Marque – the sign of true local produce

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Published on Thursday 13 April 2017

A local produce scheme supporting New Forest food producers and craftspeople is heralding a new era with a funding boost and new manager in post.

Hundreds take action on litter in the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 9 March 2017

Hundreds of volunteers braved the wind and rain to collect more than 250 bags of litter from the New Forest over the weekend (3-5 March).

Be a litter hero this weekend

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Published on Tuesday 28 February 2017

More than 400 local volunteers are expected to be out and about this weekend giving the New Forest a spring clean.

Lover village launches 'Lover Post' for Valentine's Day

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Published on Wednesday 25 January 2017

'The most romantic village' in the world is launching Valentine’s Day with 'Lover Post' to raise much-needed funds for the village.

Ground-breaking scheme to provide homes for local people


Published on Friday 7 October 2016

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

Going underground

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Published on Monday 27 June 2016

The latest news from the National Grid states local people invited to help develop plans which could see section of New Forest overhead power line buried.

New agreement helps National Parks stay safe and beautiful

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Published on Monday 6 June 2016

The New Forest and England's other National Parks stand to benefit from improved emergency service communications.

A New Forest welcome for Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage


Published on Thursday 26 May 2016

Tourism, heritage and local food were on the menu when David Evennett MP visited the New Forest today (Thursday 26 May).

Experts explore making the most of the ‘Natural Health Service’ in the New Forest


Published on Wednesday 6 April 2016

Public Health England’s national Director of Health and Wellbeing joined health and sport professionals to see the New Forest National Park’s innovative schemes to improve our health and wellbeing.

Major cycle route into the heart of the New Forest upgraded

Safer route for cyclists

Published on Friday 18 December 2015

A vital cycle route linking Southampton, Totton and Ashurst with the heart of the New Forest National Park has been upgraded.

Vital cycle link opens up New Forest National Park to Southampton and Waterside communities

Marchwood to Totton cycle path

Published on Friday 6 November 2015

Communities on the east of the New Forest can now access the National Park car-free thanks to a missing section of cycle path which has just opened.

Prestigious countryside awards for New Forest projects

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Published on Thursday 1 October 2015

Volunteer projects returning traditional skills to the New Forest have been recognised by a countryside awards scheme.

Information session on exploring the New Forest for people impacted by illness

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Published on Wednesday 8 July 2015

An information session to help people impacted by illness, bereavement and disabilities to enjoy the countryside will be held in the New Forest.

New Forest and health organisations discuss how nature could help local people

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Published on Friday 8 May 2015

New Forest and local health organisations working within the inspiring landscapes of the National Park are looking at how closer collaboration could help improve people’s health and wellbeing.

Make a difference to countryside access in the New Forest

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Published on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Members are being sought for the New Forest Access Forum, which gives advice on improving access for walking, horse riding, cycling and other outside recreation in and around the New Forest.

Be part of a multi-million pound New Forest project

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Published on Wednesday 3 December 2014

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.

Eco-house weekend inspires people to go green

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Published on Tuesday 21 October 2014

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.

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.

New Forest artist is the people’s favourite

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Published on Thursday 18 September 2014

A Ringwood-based artist has scooped a prize for her painting of New Forest donkeys after it proved popular with visitors to this year’s Open Art exhibition.

Help maintain the character of villages in the north west of the New Forest

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Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Representatives of town and parish councils in the north west of the New Forest National Park have published advice and information about how residents can help keep their area special.

Christmas boost for New Forest Basics Bank

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Published on Thursday 12 December 2013

Staff from New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority have been donating items to New Forest Basics Bank this Christmas.

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