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Dedicated volunteer wins New Forest Trust’s Diamond Jubilee award

Dedicated volunteer wins New Forest Trust’s Diamond Jubilee award


Love the Forest media release:

The New Forest Trust has announced the winner of its Diamond Jubilee award.

The charity chose Jenni Tubbs due to her significant contribution to conserving the special qualities of the New Forest. Her dedication has shone though in various volunteer roles spanning a number of years.

Photo of Jenni Tubbs
Jenni Tubbs

Jenni is an active supporter of the New Forest Association (NFA) as a member of its council and Habitats and Landscape Committee, and as its representative on Forestry England’s Open Forest Advisory Committee.

She also represents New Forest Friends of the Earth on the New Forest Consultative Panel, and is a member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Conservation & Science Committee.

William Ziegler, Chairman of the New Forest Trust, said: ‘Jenni is a worthy winner, giving her time with energy and determination.  I have personally known Jenni for more than 20 years and am so pleased she was chosen by the panel to receive the award this year. She has been a true unsung hero and defender of the Forest for so many years.’

Jenni was presented the award at the New Forest Heritage Centre by Mary Montagu, Director and Vice Chairman of Beaulieu Enterprises.

The award, first given in 2012 by Her Majesty the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee, is given to individuals who, “without expectation of recognition or reward, have given freely of their own time and made a significant contribution towards maintaining and improving the environment and rural economy of the New Forest”.


Notes for editors

About the New Forest Trust

The New Forest Trust is a charity with one simple aim – to secure the wellbeing of the New Forest for those who live in it and for those who love it, now and in the future.

The Trust’s charitable aims and objectives are:

  • The conservation, protection and improvement of the New Forest, including the practice of commoning and the diversity of flora and fauna which make up this unique habitat.
  • The education and understanding of the public in the fragility and ecological importance of the New Forest, its fauna and flora and the value of commoning and other traditional forest ways of life.

It seeks to achieve its aims in three main ways:

  1. By working with and involving local businesses in its Visitor Gift Scheme which seeks to raise funds from the millions of people who visit the New Forest every year.
  2. By supporting a wide range of conservation and educational projects important to the New Forest.
  3. By building up a stock of land and housing to be rented at affordable rates to young commoners without whom the New Forest has no future as it is the commoners’ stock that make the open forest what it is.


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.

Media contact:

William Ziegler

Chairman, New Forest Trust

01794 390344 / 07702 638438

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