New Forest Consultative Panel welcomes new Chairman

Leaves at Rhinefield. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published Wednesday 12 March 2014

A new chairman of the New Forest Consultative Panel has been announced.

Clive Chatters was voted into the role at a panel meeting on 6 March, 2014, after the previous chairman Tim Greenwood stood down.

Mr Chatters has worked in and around the New Forest for the past 30 years and has been a member of the Consultative Panel during several periods since the late 1980s. He is Head of Policy and Evidence at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and he was the Chairman of the New Forest National Park Authority from 2006 to 2010.

Mr Greenwood held the position of Chairman for eight years and was presented with a framed picture of a New Forest drift to thank him for all his hard work over the years.

The New Forest Consultative Panel is an advisory forum comprising representatives from over 80 organisations with an interest in the New Forest National Park and adjacent areas.  It meets every two months to discuss topical issues and provide views to the National Park Authority, Forestry Commission and other statutory bodies.

The Panel’s member organisations include:

  • all parish, town, district and county councils with in the New Forest National Park
  • amenity, environmental and conservation organisations
  • sporting and recreational organisations
  • business and land management interests  
  • statutory bodies with responsibilities in the National Park.

For more information on the New Forest Consultative Panel visit


Media Contacts:
Hilary Makin, Communications Manager, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646608

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