Could your business promote the National Park?

Published Thursday 8 October 2009

The New Forest National Park Authority is looking for shops, post offices and businesses in the New Forest to become ‘Local Information Points’.

Local Information Points provide visitors and residents easy access to information about the National Park and local area and are stocked with maps, leaflets and publications about what to see and where to go.

Following on from the successful launch of the project last year, the Authority is now inviting businesses to apply to become Local Information Points in the following areas; Ashurst, Hythe, Minstead, Landford and Nomansland, and Sway.

If your business has room for a map, leaflets and information point and you enjoy talking to visitors and local people then the Authority would like to hear from you. Those who are successful will receive training and an annual contribution of £300 from the Authority, as well as being advertised in a range of publications and websites as an information point.

Jim Mitchell, Interpretation Officer, said: ‘The Local Information Point scheme has already proved to be extremely successful in other areas of the New Forest. The scheme is about recognising and supporting the great work that local businesses play in championing the New Forest and what makes it special.’

If you are interested in applying for your business to become a Local Information Point please visit the web page for more information. The deadline for applications is Friday 6 November with installation planned in January 2010.

If you have any further questions contact Jim Mitchell at or call 01590 646681.


Media Contact:
Karen Evans
Communications Officer
New Forest National Park Authority

Tel: 01590 646650

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