The National Park looks at bogs of a different kind

Published Wednesday 2 January 2008

Four new projects have received funding from the New Forest National Park Authority's Sustainable Development Fund, totalling approximately £20,000.

The projects in this round of funding are aimed at maintaining and improving the Park’s special qualities.

The Forestry Commission will be undertaking an investigation into the possibilities of making their toilets in the New Forest sustainable. The study will explore a range of options to minimise the impacts of the toilets by reducing water use and waste production and preventing anti-social behaviour.  

Hale Parish Council has been awarded funding to improve Hatchett Green, a Sight of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The current ‘urban’ style bollards and signs will be removed and replaced with signage and an interpretation board in keeping with the Forest landscape.

Beaulieu Estate will be replacing its existing run-down village bus shelter to one matching Beaulieu’s historical character. It will look over Mill Pond (an SSSI) and Palace House and provide information and a viewpoint.

New Forest District Council has received funding to organise two ‘meet the producer’ events and manage a wood and craft fair in partnership with the Hants and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Their aim is to promote and support local produce in the National Park.

Claire Gingell, Sustainable Development Fund Officer, said: ‘We’ve had such a range of interesting projects during this round of funding, all of which offer so much to their local communities.

‘These types of projects show how dedicated New Forest residents are to making a difference to where they live.’


Media Contact:

Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

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