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New signs spruce up village

New signs spruce up village

PUBLISHED ON: 20 AUGUST 2018

A village in the north of the New Forest National Park has unveiled new signs at four key locations.

The signs in Landford, Wiltshire are designed to complement the rural location and include the New Forest National Park logo. The aim is to remind road users that they are within a national park and should drive carefully to help protect this special place.

The project to design and install the signs was run by Landford Community Partnership and Landford Parish Council in partnership with the New Forest National Park Authority.

Ken Parker Co-Chair of the Landford Community Partnership, said: ‘The signs have already generated tremendous positive feedback by many local residents. They are a great improvement on the old, bent and battered village signs, which did nothing to enhance the visual appearance of the area’.

Sarah Kelly, Landscape Officer at the New Forest National Park Authority, said:  ‘These new village signs are a great example of how working with groups such as the Landford Community Partnership can result in positive changes to the villages in the National Park.

‘The new signs contribute to the look of the village and also remind road users that they are in the New Forest National Park. It is hoped that, if other villages in the National Park like the signs, they will work with us to use the same design.’

Notes to photo editor:

Left to right: Geoff Chase (Landford Community Partnership), David Wilson (Chairman of LCP), Keith Cameron (LCP), Ken Parker (Co-Chair of LCP), Sarah Kelly (New Forest National Park Authority).

Notes to editor:

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect – Enjoy – Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:
– Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park – Protect.
– Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:
– Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk to find out more.

Matt Stroud, Communications Officer
New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: matt.stroud@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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