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New Forest Notes: Trading vans on the Forest – exploitation or economics?

06 April 2024
New Forest Notes: Trading vans on the Forest – exploitation or economics?

New Forest Notes: Trading vans on the Forest – exploitation or economics?

06 April 2024

‘The Forest may come to bitterly regret new commercial arrangement in the future.’


New Forest car parks ‘extremely dangerous and an absolute disgrace’

02 March 2024
New Forest car parks ‘extremely dangerous and an absolute disgrace’

New Forest car parks ‘extremely dangerous and an absolute disgrace’

02 March 2024

‘Continuous rain over recent months have not been conducive to good car park maintenance.’


Were verderers left in the dark over sweeping changes to national park laws?

04 February 2024
Were verderers left in the dark over sweeping changes to national park laws?

Were verderers left in the dark over sweeping changes to national park laws?

04 February 2024

Exploring the jumbled law which could spell trouble for the New Forest national park.

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New Forest Notes: A failure on byelaws, broken gates and a pond prediction

06 January 2024
New Forest Notes: A failure on byelaws, broken gates and a pond prediction

New Forest Notes: A failure on byelaws, broken gates and a pond prediction

06 January 2024

Freedom of Information request showed no enforcement action had been taken over byelaw breaches in the New Forest since 2015.

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New Forest Notes: Exploring the long-term effects of farmers filling in waterways

03 December 2023
New Forest Notes: Exploring the long-term effects of farmers filling in waterways

New Forest Notes: Exploring the long-term effects of farmers filling in waterways

03 December 2023

Evidence of farmers remeandering small streams decades ago can still be seen today.


Letter: Leaving polluting hunk in waters off Lymington not a satisfactory conclusion

09 November 2023
Letter: Leaving polluting hunk in waters off Lymington not a satisfactory conclusion

Letter: Leaving polluting hunk in waters off Lymington not a satisfactory conclusion

09 November 2023

‘It was a disgrace to leave burnt out powerboat for almost two days.’


New Forest Notes: Attacks will continue until ‘inferior’ Forest sees tragedy

02 November 2023
New Forest Notes: Attacks will continue until ‘inferior’ Forest sees tragedy

New Forest Notes: Attacks will continue until ‘inferior’ Forest sees tragedy

02 November 2023

Will dog attacks on animals remain a fact of Forest life until people start paying attention to ‘inferior’ region?


New Forest Notes: Stoney Cross – from wartime airfield to tourist hotspot

05 October 2023
New Forest Notes: Stoney Cross – from wartime airfield to tourist hotspot

New Forest Notes: Stoney Cross – from wartime airfield to tourist hotspot

05 October 2023

Exploring how a wartime airfield on the Forest evolved into a mini tourist Mecca.


New Forest Notes: The rights and wrongs of Forest common rights

31 August 2023
New Forest Notes: The rights and wrongs of Forest common rights

New Forest Notes: The rights and wrongs of Forest common rights

31 August 2023

Land dispute has the potential to lead to high costs for all parties involved.


New Forest Notes: Controlling the expansion of the national park’s woodland

03 August 2023
New Forest Notes: Controlling the expansion of the national park’s woodland

New Forest Notes: Controlling the expansion of the national park’s woodland

03 August 2023

Forestry England has big plans for the cash that is now starting to come into national park


New Forest Notes: The plan for deforestation in the New Forest

06 July 2023
New Forest Notes: The plan for deforestation in the New Forest

New Forest Notes: The plan for deforestation in the New Forest

06 July 2023

Lifting the lid on plan to deforest the New Forest


New Forest Notes: Pony-feeding restrictions repeated – after 60 years

02 June 2023
New Forest Notes: Pony-feeding restrictions repeated – after 60 years

New Forest Notes: Pony-feeding restrictions repeated – after 60 years

02 June 2023

Sixty years ago, verderers and the county council had a bright idea for reducing the number of animals killed and injured on New Forest roads.


New Forest Notes: On board with key New Forest figures

04 May 2023
New Forest Notes: On board with key New Forest figures

New Forest Notes: On board with key New Forest figures

04 May 2023

“It is the sort of display one encounters in up-market sports clubs, recording the names of dead cricket captains”


New Forest Notes: Riding permits, destruction in the Forest and colt hunting

06 April 2023
New Forest Notes: Riding permits, destruction in the Forest and colt hunting

New Forest Notes: Riding permits, destruction in the Forest and colt hunting

06 April 2023

Last month a practising commoner drew my attention to a Forestry England (FE) consultation on permits for riding on its land throughout England.


New Forest Notes: Dartmoor wild camping row has implications for New Forest

03 March 2023
New Forest Notes: Dartmoor wild camping row has implications for New Forest

New Forest Notes: Dartmoor wild camping row has implications for New Forest

03 March 2023

The common man is not always the innocent, harmless, nature-lover suggested.


New Forest Notes: Squirrel squoyling – a poor man’s pursuit in the Forest

06 January 2023
New Forest Notes: Squirrel squoyling – a poor man’s pursuit in the Forest

New Forest Notes: Squirrel squoyling – a poor man’s pursuit in the Forest

06 January 2023

Anyone for red squirrel pie?


New Forest Notes: Profitable campsites will come at huge cost to nature

02 December 2022
New Forest Notes: Profitable campsites will come at huge cost to nature

New Forest Notes: Profitable campsites will come at huge cost to nature

02 December 2022

"For any operator the campsites need to be made to pay well and not simply to tick over with a marginal profit."

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New Forest Notes: Shedding new light on roots of Forest’s ancient woodlands

04 November 2022
New Forest Notes: Shedding new light on roots of Forest’s ancient woodlands

New Forest Notes: Shedding new light on roots of Forest’s ancient woodlands

04 November 2022

It is not often these days that a major advance is made in our understanding of the Forest’s history.


New Forest Notes: An ‘epidemic’ of mountain bike lawlessness

07 October 2022
New Forest Notes: An ‘epidemic’ of mountain bike lawlessness

New Forest Notes: An ‘epidemic’ of mountain bike lawlessness

07 October 2022

"They treat the Forest worse than an adventure playground in a big city"

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New Forest Notes: Forest animals know the secret springs when drought hits

02 September 2022
New Forest Notes: Forest animals know the secret springs when drought hits

New Forest Notes: Forest animals know the secret springs when drought hits

02 September 2022

"The fine condition of the ponies immediately dismisses the shortage of food argument; but the question of water supplies is not so straightforward."


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